After doing a lot of research I had decided to get a Kamado Joe Big Joe grill to go with my Akorn grill. The problem was no body had any. Practically the entire Country is sold out. The actual grill is made in China, after all they have been making ceramic grills for over a thousand years and Kamado Joe's shipping containers, with all their products, are being held up by the union actions on the west coast. I finally called Kamado Joe directly and through their fabulous customer service, the lady was able to do some searching and found that an Ace Hardware warehouse, in my area, had been sent a shipment of the last 6 Big Joe's that Kamado Joe had at the end of January. I have been watching the Ace web site waiting for the Big Joe's to show as available and yesterday I was able to snag one.
It is being shipped to a local store for pickup and I should have it by the end of next week. I am really looking forward to playing with it. The Akron is a good grill but it has some drawbacks, compared to a true ceramic grill.