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    Big change

    Dicks Sporting goods has a good sale on Lumberjack pellets, can get their competition blend or their alder for $8.99 for 20lbs. Might even be able to get it shipped for free. I just picked up 3 bags from my local store (was all they had!).
  2. You say JK, and yet I feel it! I have been very neglectful of my Akorns of late. The Traeger is my go to. My daughter has come home from a year in Canada, and the two things she wanted were steak and burgers. My Akorns were both in...unpleasant shape for grilling, so the Traeger it was. Result was good, but I know what she really wanted was what came off the Akorns! The Traeger did well though, and I had just received the insulation blanket for it last week, so Saturday with the ambient temps at 35, it hit 450 with no problem!
  3. I have an Akorn and Akorn Jr, but I was a little under the weather and feeling lazy I don't usually have trouble getting the Traeger Pro 575 up to 450. I suspect it might be the pellets, as it seemed to struggle to getting to any temp the two nights prior.
  4. Thanks, I did that, turned out good! Unfortunately the gill seemed to struggle to get to 450, so it was mostly around 400. But, delicious nonetheless.
  5. I have a nice porterhouse steak I'm doing on my Traeger tonight. My plan was to start with 15-20 minutes at low temp just to get some smoke on it, then crank it up to 450 to finish. One question I have should I pull it off while the grill heats up to 450 or just leave it on the grill? If you were just doing a steak on a pellet grill ( no cast iron, no other grill for searing, etc. ) what would be your go to method? Thanks!
  6. Interesting new 'kamado' style grill. Need some deep pockets! https://gearpatrol.com/2019/09/25/kalamazoo-gourmet-kamado-grill/ https://kalamazoogourmet.com/products/shokunin-kamado-grill/
  7. That is one of the coolest kamado table/cart I've seen. And what a great place to grill too! Nice!
  8. Have never tried beef back ribs. Picked up two racks the other day, will be grilling them tomorrow. Looked through the forum for some tips and advice, you showed up with a lot of beef rib cooks! Hope mine turn out as good as yours did!
  9. For those interested in some unique high end cast iron, Finex is currently running a 20% off sale.
  10. KJ Big Block is my favorite. Usually get it from Lowe's. I didn't know until recently you could just buy coupons for $10 off 50, $20 off 100, or 10% of everything, will make the bags a little cheaper next time :-) I have some FOGO Black I bought on sale some time ago, its good too but sparky. Moving the lump around after starting is like a fireworks show!
  11. Looks great! We are having a big family vacation in the NC mountains in Mid July, hope to do the same on my Jr.
  12. The oval shape sure gives you a lot of room! We have a large group going up to the NC mountains in mid-July, planning to take Akorn Jr. Although considering the Davy Crockett pellet grill instead. I have it cleaned up as I was planning to sell it, but it might be useful to smoke a pork butt all day while we are out and about...
  13. Is the included controller also usable on the Akorn and/or other grills? What are the folded dimensions? I'm interested in something portable, and have also been looking at a temp controller for my Akorn and Akorn Jr. Currently use the Jr on vacations, but this might be a good option too. One feature I'm looking for is 'clean' travel. The Jr buttons up pretty tight with no grease or ash messing up the van.
  14. Yes, SS countersunk flat head screws, with large washers and nuts on the bottom. Screws pass through the gaps on the builtin shelves, so they just bolt onto the existing shelves, total of 6 screws per side. They've held up very well! Didn't add a lot of weight. Need to add some new coats of poly, getting a little weather worn.
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