Akorn Questions

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by golfpro2301, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. golfpro2301

    golfpro2301 Smoking Fanatic

    I have been playing around with the new akorn getting to know its personality a little better. One thing I don't like is when I use a heat deflector ( I Use the BGE one ) the temp on the outside of the grate differs greatly from the direct center. This is fine if I have a butt in the center but with ribs the edges will cook much quicker than the center. I have seen a few people use large metal pizza pans that have only an inch gap on the edge but how much heat will this actually deflect compared to the ceramic stones? I didn't get an actual temp difference but I estimate with a water pan on top of the deflector and the middle of the grate at 225* I bet the outside edges are around the 260* mark.
     
  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was just reading about the Akorn, it can go up to 700°, wow!
     

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