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New Akorn Jr Owner from LA (originally from the Bay Area)

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Hi Everyone,

 

I'm a brand new Akorn Jr. owner.  I've been looking at different types of smokers for the last 2 months, everything from the Traeger, WSM and Kamado Joe.  I finally pulled the trigger on the Jr. on a deal from Walmart (couldn't walk away from a $35 clearance price).  I just picked it up and haven't even had time to assemble it, so I am brand new to the smoking world, looking to learn from everyone on this forum.  I have been reading posts for the past week and my next two purchases or DIY will be the smoking stone and top rack.

 

Thanks in advance everyone!

 

Jason

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that's a steal of a deal for a jr. sir!

just got a jr myself.  highly recommend getting the smokin stone (jr size).  a bit hard to find but I got mine from chargriller directly

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16 minutes ago, Jamieson said:

that's a steal of a deal for a jr. sir!

just got a jr myself.  highly recommend getting the smokin stone (jr size).  a bit hard to find but I got mine from chargriller directly

I've been contemplating this.  $25 on their website but the $10 for shipping kind of kills it for me.  I'm leaning toward it but still considering the $10 clay lid thing I saw on the forum last week.

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I just talked to customer service at Char-griller they are sold out of the Akorn Jr. Smoking stone and probably will not be available for another 6-8 weeks....I just want to get my smoke on...

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Bought a Jr for my 20 year old, he will grill more than he will use the stone so I bought a pair .97 cent tongs drilled out the rivet bent the tongs to fit, added a 10" clay pot saucer wrapped it in foil. Total cost $5. He is thrilled.

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12 minutes ago, dsarcher said:

Bought a Jr for my 20 year old, he will grill more than he will use the stone so I bought a pair .97 cent tongs drilled out the rivet bent the tongs to fit, added a 10" clay pot saucer wrapped it in foil. Total cost $5. He is thrilled.

 

Thank you for the tip.  Do you know if there will be a difference between a clay/stone and a metal deflector for a smoke? 

 

 

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Welcome! I added a few Jrs this year during clearance, was planning to give all but one away as gifts, but my toddler saw an assembled one on the ground and announced it was "my grill, just like daddy's". After that I was obviously keeping two. 

 

I balked a the shipping costs too but I ordered a stone and cover every Jr (will give them away as part of gift). Enjoy the grill! It is an awesome first kamado!

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Welcome aboard!  You're about to be the most popular person in your neighborhood.  Good BBQ is hard to find out west and it looks like you're off to a great start!

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