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Unread 03-21-2013, 03:36 PM   #1
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Default Comparable to BGE - getting great reviews. Thoughts?

Char-Griller Charcoal Grill - $299.00

Insulated walls for Kamado-style cooking
Large 8" wheels and locking caster
Raw cast-iron cooking grates
Fold-down side shelves
Temperature gauge
Warming rack

http://www.lowes.com/pd_131712-49769...7C1&facetInfo=
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Unread 03-21-2013, 03:46 PM   #2
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For the money, it's a great little cooker. I purchased it because the BGE is out of my range. If you're on a budget, it's a great buy. If money is not an option, I'd go with a BGE.
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I believe those are the re-branded Akorn's. Check JMSetzler's reviews, he's had one for quite a while now.
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Default Re: Comparable to BGE - getting great reviews. Thoughts?

You should check this thread out.....

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=127379

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Check out JMSetzlers youtube review series on the Akorn it will give you a real good overview of that cooker.
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Bought one a month or so ago, havent hardly looked at my other smokers since, they feel neglected.

Look closely at the box before you buy one and make sure its a newer model, you can tell as the top vent is black instead of silver.They fixed a lot of the bugs in this model.Keep an eye out when I bought mine Menards had em on sale for 249$ trying to get rid of the older models, but they had one new one stuck in the back of the pile I dug out and got for the sale price

Very versatile little grill for the money, you can go from a long slow cook to searing steaks at 600 degrees in just a few minutes by opening the dampers.Works as a pizza oven and I have even been cooking on it with my dutch oven.If your real anal about air leakage you can seal it up very tight by adding a 10$ roll of BGE felt gasket in spots.
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I would buy another in a heartbeat. Its amazing that the same company that makes the smokin pro w side fire box aka el cheapo offset also makes the akorn.
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Almost forgot, make sure you purchase a digital thermometer, the dome thermometer on these is nowhere close to the actual temp at the grate level, mines routinely off by 70-100 degrees depending on how hot Im cooking
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The dome thermometer is crap. But I've had mine for a year and I love it. I've posted a bunch about it here.
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Yeah, I'm dedicated to my UDS for now, might get an Akorn in a few months. A buddy and I were talking about getting BGEs when our drums finally keel over, and came across this thing. Looks awesome! Thanks for the insights.
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Unread 03-22-2013, 08:47 AM   #11
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If you are not iv a hurry, wait for a sale. Amazon had them for $216 delivered a while back. Just be patient - low & slow :-)
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The akorn has been dsscussed many times on this forum

Search for the posts

It's been out for over a year

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