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  1. Stuffed hanger steak.

    Nice. Looks tasty.
  2. Use it all the time but not in my Joe or either Akorn.
  3. If anyone is one the fence.....this is a great deal.
  4. Air Fryer or Instant Pot?

    That stinks. I scored a Crock-Pot Express 6QT for a very good price on Amazon. As far as one over the other, I am not sure. We have an air fryer and they are great for certain things (wings, fries, etc) but not everything. The IP is more versatile so it probably would win out. Happy shopping.
  5. Guilty Pleasure / Shave and a Haircut

    Nice bit of kit you have. What is the brush on the left? It looks like an over-sized Semogue Owners Club. Love me some quality boar brushes.
  6. Proud...

    An official welcome to the Akorn Club. Assemble that thing and get to cooking.
  7. Akorn vs 18.5 wsm

    No fuss at all. I have fit 6 full racks of spares in my Akorn (in an overstuffed rib rack). I wouldn't do that again but it can be done.
  8. Akorn vs 18.5 wsm

    IMHO the Akorn is more versatile as a cooker but both are worth the $.
  9. As a point of reference, recently I intentionally burned off my seasoning. Got the up temps up around 550-600F and tossed in the grate. Burnt the seasoning clean off. The temps this Jr hot must have been significantly higher to scorch the paint. Is the plastic handle on the top vent still intact?
  10. Pick up a replacement Weber grate to sit on top of the firebox tabs. Purchase/fashion a half moon diverter to place on one side of the firebox. Gives you two-zone cooking as well as a grate on top of the coals for searing (removal of main grate required to use searing grate). Alternately, you could purchase two Juniors or Adult Akorns.
  11. Juniper wood.

    As long as the scraps haven't been finished I would not hesitate to use them.
  12. Wearing out

    You are not the only one to experience this wear. My Akorn is 4 years old and it is covered when not in use but it is showing signs of age/minor surface rust. I would hope to get another two years out of it before replacing it. I am perfectly happy with the cooker and its anticipated life expectancy.
  13. Juniper wood.

    I would not hesitate to use the oak not use juniper or pinion in a smoker, especially a ceramic. I like the fragrance but not for cooking. Save those for an open fire pit, IMHO.
  14. Guilty Pleasure / Shave and a Haircut

    This is one of my nerd hobbies as my wife calls it. I have been a wet-shaver for the last dozen years and a member of a large, worldwide, shaving forum. A common misconception is that modern barbers always provide good shaves when more often that not they are subpar. If you have found on outlier, good for you but I would rather not have a stranger give me a shave. It is not a matter of trust but one of experience--I know my face/beard better than anyone else could. I can get a wet shave anytime I want.