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Old 03-04-2014, 10:41 PM   #16
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I suggest you get a 22.5" Weber Kettle for grilling things and also for roasting chicken/turkeys. And the WSM for smoking/bbq.

But I've never used an Akorn, so I don't know. With the WSM you'd have two levels of cooking grates.

I dunno.

Char-Griller makes Akorn; I don't know the quality of them. But I know Char-Griller has some issues with quality control with their offset smokers. So just personally, I don't think I'd buy that brand, but never researched it. I believe there are lots here that love their Akorn though.

I do know the OTG and WSM are both quality items that can last you a lifetime.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:43 PM   #17
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Does the Akorn have plastic handle and plastic side tables? eek.
No. The side tables are either metal or wood, depending on the model
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If you want something that smokes, grills and sears extremely well i'll give you a suggestion.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:45 PM   #19
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Does the Akorn have plastic handle and plastic side tables? eek.
Yes they both have side tables, I know the WSM is a better quality, just want to make sure I went with the one that will do burgers and steaks also.. Smoking I know the WSM is a better product, but I was simply confused on the searing?? Sorry for the confusion, just want to to get a smaller kettle to where I can build a fire once in a while, that smokes and sears?
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If you want something that smokes, grills and sears extremely well i'll give you a suggestion.
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Akorn comes with different setups, metal and wood tables mostly. I've done my homework on them. They work, are fuel efficient, are the cheapest way into that style cooker, but the "are the cheapest way into that style cooker" so don't forget that.
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It will never be kept outside, and only used occasionaly!!PHEWWWW I will continue to research...
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Close but no cigar....... I think keith is gonna suggest to build a...... I'll let him say it.
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.. just want to to get a smaller kettle to where I can build a fire once in a while, that smokes and sears?
Then just get the Weber One Touch Gold 22.5" Kettle. It grills and smokes as well. And it's only $149. And it's porcelain coated like the WSM.
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If you want something that smokes, grills and sears extremely well i'll give you a suggestion.

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Then just get the Weber One Touch Gold 22.5" Kettle. It grills and smokes as well. And it's only $149.
Thanks I will check it out!!
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Curtc, how many people will you be cooking for?
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Curtc, how many people will you be cooking for?
Dont' forget I have the Ys 640 Pellet grill also!! So I don't need something to large. Trying to stay around $300..
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Big Poppa Smoker?
Well since someone brought it up....YEP. If someone hasn't used it then they won't understand. It's flat out the most versatile cooker that smokes grills and sears in multiple ways and does it very very well.
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Ok I will check out Big Poppa Smokers, Going to bed more confused than when I posted this thread.. Thanks for all of your inputs!!
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