After years of propane grilling, my most recent gas grill finally succumbed to age and wear. Granted, it did last over 10 years so I feel as though I more than got my money's worth. I was able to pull off a lot of good recipes with it but in the long run, its limitations became evident. I wanted to be able to do more with charcoal and smoking and toyed with the idea of a combination gas/charcoal grill. Every one I looked at all had mixed bag of reviews, None of which gave me much confidence. In my searching, I came across the CharGriller Akorn. The reviews all were fantastic, and the price couldn't be beat, so I decided to run over the the local Lowes and grab one.
In the few weeks I've owned it, I've cooked beer can chicken, london broil, bacon wrapped tenderloin, chicken thighs (hooray, no flare ups!), grilled squash and have roasted Anaheim peppers. Wow, I really dig this bargain kamado kooker! I've been able to maintain 300 - 325 easily for the indirect chicken, and have fired it up for grilling the steaks and thighs.
Since then, I've discovered kamadoguru and the wealth of information here. I am positive that with the resources in this board, I'll be able to cook just about anything, and overcome any problems that I may run into. Looking forward to the good bbq in my future!