I have had my Akorn for about a month and have had same great cooks. I love it. I do need to need to try and make it a little more air tight.
I have done two smokes (one brisket and ribs) The brisket was turned out good but not great. Everyone loved it, but I thought it was a little dry but I did have a little trouble keeping the temp low. The ribs yesterday turned out fantastic.
The thing I have a question about is the pizza stone. The first one I used, I didnt have the weber grill in the smoker. I just placed the pizza stone on the brackets. It seemed to work fine, until after the smoke, I noticed it was broke in three pieces. I didnt even think about keeping it, I just threw it away. This time I had the weber grill on the brackets and placed the brand new stone on the grill. Half into the smoke, I noticed that the stone had cracked in half, so I just used a long fork to push it back together The temp never went over 300. Its not a huge deal, because I will just continue to push it back together while smoking. Anyone else have this issue?