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Walked into Target last night and saw the last one they had in stock on the floor for $239.99....so I bought it!

 

I'm going to go get a couple/few pizza stones today.  Luckily, I have a tile saw at the house, so I could get a ceramic diffiuser and cut it myself.  I'm thinking about that anyway and make it so it's bigger than a 1/2 circle.  I think that'd give more real estate w/out choking airflow down too much.

 

Unboxing and first cook coming soon (hopefully by tonight)!!

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Welcome and congrats on the Akorn!

 

Make sure to break it in and season the CI.   :)

 

Most definitely.  How long do you recommend for the burn-in prior to usage? 

 

EDIT:  Season the walls or no?  On my MES and barrell grill, I did.  I usually use Pam spray for high heat (or manual rub of canola).

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Welcome and congrats on the Akorn!

 

Make sure to break it in and season the CI.   :)

 

Most definitely.  How long do you recommend for the burn-in prior to usage? 

 

EDIT:  Season the walls or no?  On my MES and barrell grill, I did.  I usually use Pam spray for high heat (or manual rub of canola).

 

 

 

Yes CI Grill only with PAM will do or manual canola or vegetable oil.

 

I left mine at 400-450 for a bit over 1 hour for the season and break in.  :)

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They did.  I took the last one this store had.  Most say "limited availability."  I believe it's the 16620.  If you can do it for store pickup, you can get an additional +5% off.

 

Assembly in a few minutes.  We decided to assemble then address leaks as needed.  Mainly b/c I wanna season this thing and use it before band practice tonight LOL

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Thx!

 

Didn't have time to get a diffuser from the store....so i made one.  Took a rectangular broiling pan, lined it w/ foil, put it over the coals on the tabs.  Currently stable @ 250°.  I'm paranoid, so I'm peeking on it every 15min or so.

 

Will post pics of my 1st sear once complete.

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Let the reverse go too long so it's more done than we like (closer to med than med-rare)...but that wasn't a control thing...it was a not paying attention thing. Next time thicker steak and lower IT when pulling before seat. Anyhow...

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