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  1. New guy from New Hampshire

    Thanks guys, glad to be here!
  2. Christmas Table giveaway winner

    Dang it, just saw this. Oh well, congrats to the winner.
  3. Pork shoulder on Kingsford?

    I’ve cooked more butts than I can remember on Kingsford blue & white in my WSM as well as my kettle, it works excellent in those but I know lump is recommended in the kamado. I always preferred how consistent the blue & white bags are vs lump when using the Minion method for overnight cooks in the Weber’s.
  4. Free Table Contest Update

    My fingers are crossed, if I win I’ll have to finally buy the Kamado Joe I’ve been eying since there’s no way I’d want to shame that fancy table with my Akorn. My wife will just love me even more once I explain it, ha!
  5. I checked it this morning when it was first posted & saw the $655 deal, didn’t pull the trigger of course but it was showing available.
  6. Free Table Contest Update

    Wow, love the table with Blackstone griddle integrated, I might need one of those. Fingers crossed for winning & spending a little money!
  7. If they confirm for sure that the new hinge & gasket works I'm placing an order but I still understand that it's still in development. I also wouldn't worry about the new firebox & would add the kontrol tower if I purchased so once we hear on the band I'm good to go. The worry is that all the old units are gone by then....
  8. I have been staring at this for two days already & cant make up my mind whether I’ll be content with the “old” version or the new 2017 version since the upgrades are pretty substantial.
  9. 3rd Annual Free Table Giveaway

    Pretty sure I added my screen name, or at least I hope so!
  10. Thermometer Probe Accuracy Question

    I shoot for a range now. In the past I was obsessive about maintaining that perfect 225 but now as long as I’m in the range of my target temp I’m good. Made myself stop chasing temps & my bbq not only improved (because I just focus on the food now) but my smokes are more enjoyable, win-win.
  11. That’s a good looking grate for reasonable money, thanks for the heads up.
  12. Aura Prozone does not fit?

    From what I can see it looks like the diameter would be fine for the Akorn but I’m not sure about the height. The fire bowl sits higher in the Akorn than the typical ceramic cooker so I’m thinking once the Aura sits on the lip of the Akorn fire bowl it may interfere with the lid when closed, for now without being sure I guess I’ll have to pass.
  13. Akorn vs 18.5 wsm

    I own the WSM & just picked up the Akorn. I grilled steak last night at 550 degree's, it was 25 degree's last night & windy. The WSM is an incredible smoker but it's pretty much a one trick pony in that regard, also it struggles in the cold where the Akorn happily chugged along. You'll get more versatility out of the Akorn but if you want to do straight BBQ & nothing but BBQ or maybe even compete someday the WSM is the better choice.
  14. Aura Prozone does not fit?

    Awesome thanks! I’ll measure the Akorn when it cools down later to see if the Aura will fit.
  15. I used the Lava Rock 7/8” X 1/8”, unfortunately I ordered a 15’ roll & only used an inch of it to tighten the slider on the lower vent. I also inspected the ash bowl better & found where the RTV needed to be placed. The edge over the handle was split open allowing air to leak right into the ash pan. Sealed it with high temp RTV & now running it again to see how it does. Correct, no need to mod until you know exactly what you have for issues if any, I’m pretty sure it will be fine now without any further mods necessary.