I have a smokin stone for my AKORN Kamado, but wanted one for my AKORN Jr.. I found that not only are they scarce, but pricey too. From searches on the forums I did not really see a good solution, so I gave it a try myself to come up with one. Here is what I got:
Wally World has Lodge 10.5 inch griddles for $14.88.
Once out to the shop I cut the handle off. Just eye balled the cut off point to fit on the shelf in the cooker.
Went to the grinding wheel to eliminate the rough surfaces and then drilled holes in the handle and handle lip to hold the bolt, nut and lock washer.
Fit nicely in the cooker and was very stable.
You can remove the deflector with BBQ gloves or use the grill handle which fits nicely in the slot of the griddle handle.
Fired up the grill and seem to work just fine with some salmon fillets I did.
Morning! 4:51 and it's almost time to get the bird in some heat. Posting as a follow along with a few questions. Outside temps are going to be below 20°F. Is there any danger to my grill with those temps? Vision you watching this? Lol
21lbs turkey brined for 21hrs.
Here we go
Buddy has an older Cadet or p series or that looks to be that small size. He said that with his lid open his od is 12.25'' and id is 10.75'' with a firebox measuring 9.75'' od and id of 8 3/8''. He is considering getting the vision branded stone and cutting it to size. I was wondering if there may be a better option for him. He also is considering cutting one from a soapstone blank at a thickness of 1 1/4''. Any help is appreciated. I'm sending him the link to the thread in hopes that he'll join.