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SmoovD last won the day on July 1 2021

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  1. I'm with dman. Turbo is the way to go. I have good as high as 33OF on butts. Knocks them right out. To the OP, IME if you fill the cooker too full it can adversely impact cooking. As long as there is plenty of airflow, the impact is fairly small. By the time you factor in that each cut can be done at different times, it is more important to keep an eye on IT at the end of the cook. Cooks are done when they are done. In the case of two butts, the time should be fairly close to cooking just one. Good luck.
  2. Oh, man. I can't think of anything worth having to join "social media". Good luck, buddy.
  3. I guess I am not as people-friendly as you fine folks. When I get "volunteered" for events for other folks, I just say "no, thank you" unless it fits into my plans. If they can accommodate my schedule, then I am fine. If not, it won't work. As much as love cooking, there is a line between being accommodating and being taken advantage of (whether knowingly or unknowingly), IMHO.
  4. SmoovD

    old joe

    Yup, Classic I in the better color option IMHO. Yes, I am biased.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Are you referring to the fire box? It should seat solidly. Try turning it inside the grill to find better purchase. Welcome to KG.
  8. Howdy and welcome, neighbor!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
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