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  1. I've been using it on a regular basis now. I like how convenient it is and how fast it reaches target temp. If I have to sear a steak, I'll use the half moon basket. but I'm going to test out a controller from another manufacturer that already has Wifi/Cloud built-in, will save me some time in development. @Mr.Chlorine reaching 600 is like a breeze, yea just push more pellets into the pod, I have maxed out the temp gauge on Akorn a couple of times. now you said it, i must try it with my Akorn pizza ring!
  2. More updates on the pellet conversion development. I'm burning day and night and our controller is getting pretty good. +-10 degrees. Temp rise up very fast w pellets, can reach 350 in 7 or 8 min. I'm hoping by fine tuning the algorithm we can get it down to +-5.
  3. I'm hoping to keep it around $300 with the WiFi PID controller.
  4. First firing! The bottom pan fits like OEM. My luggage was way over weight so I had to keep the hanging hopper at the factory. I made two of these conversions, one for Akorn and one for Weber smokey mountain (they don't know yet haha). The temperature overshot like 50-100 degrees because the controller is too basic. I'm converting my charcoal temperature controller into a pellet controller, already made the new controller board now just write the code. It will be WiFi enabled. Stay tuned!
  5. Very cool, I do all my brisket overnight...with my own temp controller temp swing is within 2-3 degrees
  6. thanks! I was surprised too. I had wood fire so it's pretty hot. I think one big reason for it to cook faster is because the moisture on the surface vaporize faster and drip off so it didn't have the "stall" which prolongs the cook. Now, if I make the motor to reverse every 360 degrees, I can then stick a probe to the ribs and monitor it live...
  7. oh so it's like an offset, yea that'd be an interesting project. well, once I got the bottom adapter the possibilities are endless. I'm a big fan of cold smoke and I did a cold smoker setup with a stove range and my temp controller's relay function. I may dig that up and see if anyone is interested.
  8. it'd be hard to keep it under 300 in a kamado with real wood fire, I haven't tested yet but i think it'll shoot over 500 degrees easily. It also needs a feeder coming from outside. With the adapter for the Akorn I can replace the pellet stove with a rocket stove and feed wood from the side. I can add a secondary intake from the existing lower vent into the upright chamber. It's gonna work well with my pizza ring or rotisserie setup.
  9. Haha Im building a rocket stove adapter for Akorn so it can burn wood directly. I did look at the front opening of the ceramic kamado and thought it was a little too small. I'll take another look. Thanks!
  10. I was doubtful about pellet grill, I prefer to read stories complaining about it. Til one day I used it and enjoyed the convenience of it. I had my pellet and half Moon searing tray in my Akorn and together.they can cook anything with ease. As for the price, there is a balance to it. And I always prefer my stuff on the higher end in quality, besides, it's unique. It can be changed back to the regular Akorn in two minutes.
  11. thanks! yea I use fulfilled by amazon. The only viable shipping option on the island is USPS. You can forget about the "ground" shipping
  12. We're doing it. Probably another month or two we'll have the kit. I'll update once I got the production prototype.
  13. Hi Pit Boss pitmasters, I made a charcoal basket for my Akorn but it turned out it'll fit over PIt Boss Kamado from Costco like a glove - a nice discovery from my neighbor. It makes two zone cooking very convenient. It's laser cut stainless steel and sits inside the fire bowl. The bottom tray is about 3" from the top of the grate. Pics attached. I bought an Akorn a few years back and started to make accessories for it as a hobby. Now it seems can go on as a little biz. Thanks for the support, mahalo!
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