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  1. go for it man, i cook brisket in it all the time. If the meat is too big just chop it up. I wish Akorn makes a "Akorn Square" like weber go anywhere. the only complain i have is you can't lay a slab of ribs in it.
  2. Looking good! I love my Jr. I cook in it 90% of time now. ( I do have 8 more grills including 2 more kamados!) It's like my 5th range.
  3. I will make a video on the pizza ring. it's like everytime I cook pizza i'll be so busy.
  4. yes the plastic winder comes with every probe, i spent more time designing that winder that the probe! it's 2 pcs and welded w/ ultrasonic.
  5. there is a comparison pic, to the left its' the 16 hr smoked brisket flat and to the right it's the SV + smoking. They were both tender but the SV is more dense in texture.
  6. save the juice from wrapping! brisket gets dried quickly after cutting. and use point instead of flat, big difference. i've been doing 225 in the jr. for 15~16 hrs, no wrapping. I'm not against wrapping but i found if I cut brisket into 3 parts (2 halves flat, 1 point) they don't need wrapping to power through stall. this is my process 1 half flat sous vide at 145 for 24~30 hrs, when done smoke for another 4~5 hrs to reach 200 1 half flat smoking in Akorn Jr at 225 for 15 hrs, when done put the sous vide flat on 1 point after all flats are done, 6~8 hrs at 225 to reach 200 that way my cooking time is minimized and I can do them all in the Akorn Jr
  7. bought the book! man your pics sold me.
  8. I'll be on it! I didn't want to make this an advertising post either but to share my maker experience as a BBQ'er. I really love my Akorn and I cooked so much with it. I hope what I came up with can help you guys as well. Everything I made I started from scratch. Luckily I have an in-house engineer and some fabricating equipment from my motorcycle parts business so I can prototype them quickly. Here is something I just made, an all new kind air temp probe that's blazing responsive, and measures the air that's on the surface of the meat.
  9. yea i've made many pizza in it. it heats up over 800 easily. the lid sits tight and I used the Akorn stone as my pizza stone. make sure your pizza peel is well floured so you can slip the dough in smoothly. I found tortilla bread makes a perfect crunchy crust and can be cooked with in a min or two. Stainless all the way! even the nuts and bolts are chromed. I've been making pizza w/ my akorn jr. Burnt end pizza!
  10. Thanks for the kind words. I did make a small batch and sell them on my website called BBQube.us I did design a rotisserie - I used the motor from Weber rotisserie kit and made a supporting brackets. I didn't put it in production due to limited resource. I make more gadgets than I can sell them lol. but if i got some demand for it here I can make a small batch. You just have to order your own weber rottiserie kit and buy my adapter kit. Patent costs too much (10k), I did apply for a patent pending on my temp controller but not the pizza ring. I'd rather make something new with that money haha.
  11. Hi all, I just wanted to show off the pizza ring I made for my Akorn kamado. I was posting it in the grill board but I saw this board I figured you guys gonna dig it. I may do more w/ other grills if demand is high. I had my in-house engineer digitized the whole grill so we can laser cut the sheet metal with high precision and will fit tight. I've made dozens of tortilla pizza in it, I've had it heated up to over 800 degrees. Works like a champ.
  12. Ok the Pizza Ring, I spent too much time making it lol. I wanted it to be precise so we digitized the whole Akorn and went through probably a dozen prototypes. It's hard to make it tight w/ the top lid where it sits on an angle. I put a light source inside to find out the leaks. Here are some screen shots. It is available on my website called BBQube.us, it also has info on other things I made for my BBQ hobby. I'm a maker kine so you'll see me coming up w/ more gadgets haha.
  13. Hi all, I'm a happy owner of Akorn and Akorn Jr. I started BBQ life w/ Akorn a year and half ago. I liked it so much. For the price of a green egg i can have four! I picked up a Jr. 3 mo. ago after I see them on Amazon. Loving both! I use the Jr. almost twice a week, it's so efficient and I can move it around the house. Picture is my set up. I build a temp controller and it runs off a 12V battery. I can run the Akorn Jr with one load of charcoal for 15+ hrs at 225 like a straight line. I did some of the best brisket in it (I separate point then cut flat in half, each will fit in the Jr perfectly) and I build a dripping pan for it. The drip pan also can hold a steam pan. On the Akorn I had my engineer digitized the whole grill and made a pizza ring. I put the stone on top of the grill and did dozens of tortilla pizzas at parties. I also have a 25" ceramic kamado that I used only once. Akorns are way easier to move around and clean. Aloha and I'm looking forward to learning a lot here. Daz