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SmoovD last won the day on February 29 2020

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  1. SmoovD

    old joe

    Yup, Classic I in the better color option IMHO. Yes, I am biased.
  2. Congrats on the new-to-you toy. If I were you I would look at a separate pit thermometer like a Thermoworks DOT or one of the myriad of others. You get a bit more functionality by not having it installed in the Akorn. Happy cooking.
  3. Yesterday I cut a chuck into country style beefs ribs. Gave them an onernight in a marinade that contains sodium phosphate to enhance the moisture content. Two hours indirect at 275F and 2 hours wrapped (no added liquids) before they were done. I didn't temp them but they were probe tender. Tasty stuff, right there. Maybe next time, use the crutch and some liquid or go full on braise to get it where you want it.
  4. Are you referring to the fire box? It should seat solidly. Try turning it inside the grill to find better purchase. Welcome to KG.
  5. Howdy and welcome, neighbor!
  6. If it were my cooker, I would put in the claim and cook with it. When the replacement comes in, switch it out. I wouldn't think you will notice much, if any difference, cooking with the torn gasket as the tear is on the inside and should not impact the gasket seal when the lid is closed. Good luck and welcome to KG.
  7. TexasBBQRub.com has some nice rubs. I have used their Texas BBQ Rub, Old No. 2 Brisket Rub, and Grand Champion Rub. All three are very good IMHO but if I had to choose one it would be the Texas BBQ Rub. It has a nice blend of heat and sweet that goes great on any cuts of pork and poultry. If you want more heat go with the Brisket Rub, less heat go with the Grand Champion. BTW - I have never used the brisket rub on briskets as I favor S&P only with the occasional add of garlic and cayenne.
  8. I have had my Akorn for 7 years and have never had a need to replace the firebox. The grate gets flipped when it begins to warp from the heat. I do any annual cleaning on all my cookers but other than that it is just the standard process of stirring the leftover charcoal from the previous cook before adding more. That is about it. I do keep my grill covered and under the patio roof. What caused the need for replacement? Warping? Rust? BTW - Welcome to KG!
  9. London Broil is not a cut of meat but a style of preparation. Essentially, marinate before a quick high heat cut before thinly slicing against the grain. Different cuts can be cooked as a London Broil. The various cuts tend to be less tender therefore benefit from the style of preparation. I concur with above that smoking it will likely lead to a dry piece of meat.
  10. Having used the Grill Gun about half a dozen time thus far, I have to admit I love this thing. It cuts down on grill heating time for high heat cooks and it sears like a mother. Probably won't be too great at lighting for low and slow but I am cool with that. Happy with the purchase. Even happier that the Kickstarter price was almost half the MSRP.
  11. KJ Classic is main cooker but I also my Akorn a great deal. The Akorn Jr is great for small cooks or when some additional space is needed. I keep a Pit Barrel for larger cooks of ribs and yardbird. Each one works well separately and in combination. Happy shopping!
  12. Turbo those things to blow right through the stall. I've cooked butts at 330F with little impact to the final product.
  13. Mike, Congrats to you. I must admit that I am concerned about making that same transition to maintenance. It has taken some time to rearrange my eating and activities that have all been geared to reduce caloric intake and expend them more efficiently. To now revise them to maintain a healthy weight seems like yet another challenge/opportunity to fail. I guess I still need to work on my mental game to view it as another opportunity to succeed, not fail. Three decades plus of bad choices doesn't just dissipate over 14 months. Thanks for the support. May
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