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NVRider

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About NVRider

  • Birthday June 1

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location:
    Smith, Nevada
  • Interests
    Just retired and am looking for interests. After working my entire life, I can't wait to do what I want to do. Grilling is going to be one of them.
  • Grill
    Akorn

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  1. Do you really need a 700 degree temp for a great pizza? Just saying.
  2. If you are just looking for an inexpensive diffuser, then here you go. Works great on my Akorn Jr., and I am sure Lodge makes a larger size to fit the Akorn. If you are willing to spend a few more duckets, then the SS drip pan that BBQube sells works great and is quality.
  3. I have had my Akorn now for 3+, maybe 4+ years. Besides the ash pan fire I encountered (totally my fault), this has been the best grill I have ever owned. Zero rust and I keep it outside with a cover on it. But hey, it's Nevada. The land of single digit humidity, where nothing rusts.
  4. I will have to agree with Daz on this one. My ash pan had accumulated water/grease which I was unaware of, and wow!, Ash pan fire which resulted in a major overhaul. See "Accidentally Went Nuclear". I am now a regular maintenance guy on all my ash pans. A simple 10 to 15 minute inspection on your gear will save you HOURS and DOLLARS in repair and replacement. "There is never enough time time to do things right the first time, but there is always enough time to do it over".
  5. Okay. Now I have to get off my hands and build something similar to this for my Akorn and Akorn Jr. Thanks for the inspiration. I think?
  6. Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt. Had to re-paint my lower ash catcher with high temp engine paint. My Akorn is now 'two tone', but it is kind of like a badge of honor that I wear proudly. Kind of like the kid with the broken arm and everyone wants to see his cast. Ooooooh! ;o)
  7. Welcome to the Guru Robdan! I never tire of this welcome. Sorry it is my standard reply, but it pretty much says it all. "You can't go wrong with this group! Recipes, accessories, techniques, questions and answers, it's all here. As a recently retired guy that never got enough time to spend around the grill, the Gurus have filled my void (more like an addict that gets his fix). I'm a kid in a candy store here. The wealth of knowledge found here can't be bought". Enjoy!
  8. Hello SimonL! I am going to 'recycle my welcome from Cowboy66. You can't go wrong with this group! Recipes, accessories, techniques, questions and answers, it's all here. As a recently retired guy that never got enough time to spend around the grill, the Gurus have filled my void (more like an addict that gets his fix). I'm a kid in a candy store here. The wealth of knowledge found here can't be bought. Enjoy!
  9. Welcome Cowboy66! You can't go wrong with this group! Recipes, accessories, techniques, questions and answers, it's all here. As a recently retired guy that never got enough time to spend around the grill, the Gurus have filled my void (more like an addict that gets his fix). I'm a kid in a candy store here. The wealth of knowledge found here can't be bought. Enjoy!
  10. 8 or 10 grills!!? Good God man. How do you do it? I have 5 and have been threatened with divorce if even look at another grill. Women, okay. Grills, I'm out on the street. You are my hero.
  11. I use a Green Mountain Davy Crockett pellet grill/smoker next to my Akorn. It fires up on battery power, ignites quickly, and adds just the right amount of smoke for steaks (while reverse searing) and planked salmon. It is only 21" long and is on a separate cart. I can transfer to my kamado when I need the high temp sear or just a higher temp after the smoke. This combo has worked out great for me. If I don't need the smoke, then I use the 17" Blackstone griddle (again on a separate cart) for vegetables or such.
  12. We all started sometime my friend. I wish I could remember my first one. Don't remember whether it was fantastic or failure???? Now, I can't wait to do them. So many great variations, so little time. Almost bought two this season. They were giving them away at $5.97/lb. They are Harris Ranch (west coast) so I know the quality is good. You will be okay. Take it slow. Ask questions. These guys are pros. Prep work is most important. Pull it off correctly and your family will carry you on their shoulders down the street. "Keeperovdeflame" has been going 30+ years with PR. His family won'
  13. Go ahead now and get the big Akorn too. Might as well complete the set like the rest of us. Guess it comes from my days of collecting Matchbox cars and Hot Wheels.
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