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Char-Griller Akorn Kamado Charcoal Grill & Smoker (Blue) EXPIRED

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Product Features:
  • Triple-walled insulation retains heat
  • Durable steel construction built to last
  • Adjustable top and bottom dampers
  • Easy dump ash pan
  • Removable warming rack
  • Stainless Steel BBQ heat gauge
  • Cast iron cooking grates
  • Maintains temperatures from 200°- 700° F
  • 447 sq. in. total cooking area

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Nice price for an entry-level Kamado-style grill. Beat it up for a few years before you decide if you want to go for a more expensive ceramic version

$245 + free shipping for Amazon Prime members

Char-Griller E56720 Akorn - link [woot.com]

The Char-Griller AKORN features a powder coated exterior finish, porcelain coated steel interior finish, 314 square inch cast iron cooking surface, 133 square inch removable warming rack, an easy dump ash pan, and built in temperature gauge.
  • Triple-walled steel construction makes this grill fuel-efficient | Large 8" Locking Caster Wheels | Features Locking Lid, 2 folding black metal shelves, Easy dump ash pan, Double wall insulation & Heat gauge
  • Product dimensions | 45" L x 31" W x 47" H | Weight – 97 lbs. | Temperature range – 200ᵒ F to 700ᵒ F | Total cook area – 447 Sq. In. | Recommended clearance – Min 3 Feet from side and rear, keep grill at least 15 feet away from any combustible material
  • Insulated design means more heat uses less charcoal and less airflow means insulated heat for juicy meat
  • Cooking surface is cast iron, Body is constructed of 22 gauge steel, Exterior finish is powder coated steel, Interior finish is porcelain coated steel
  • Cart is constructed of tubular steel w/rubber wheels, locking caster on front, Indexed damper is numbered so you can note the position of the damper
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This brand was my first journey into the kamado style grills. I love it. I ended up upgrading to a Kamado Joe Classic 2 and gave the old grill to a buddy of mine.

You need to be a bit cautious as it will start to eventually rust out, but you'll get many years out of it if you take care of it properly. Cover it up from the elements or put in the garage.

I ended up buying a Flame Boss for my Kamado grill to make life easy. It's basically like a raspberry pi that has probes for grill temp, meat temp, and a fan. It controls the fan based on the temps. This makes long smokes for things like Brisket and Pork butts stupid easy. Basically set and forget. It's a bit expensive, but when you are doing a 18 hour smoke on a brisket, you don't need to adjust the temps and that has value.

I actually have some ribs on the grill right now that'll be done in maybe hour and a half.

For those that can't justify springing for a kamado joe, BGE, or other ceramic brands, i don't think you'll be disappointed.

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pulled the trigger for a gift, ty op
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This brand was my first journey into the kamado style grills. I love it. I ended up upgrading to a Kamado Joe Classic 2 and gave the old grill to a buddy of mine.

You need to be a bit cautious as it will start to eventually rust out, but you'll get many years out of it if you take care of it properly. Cover it up from the elements or put in the garage.

I ended up buying a Flame Boss for my Kamado grill to make life easy. It's basically like a raspberry pi that has probes for grill temp, meat temp, and a fan. It controls the fan based on the temps. This makes long smokes for things like Brisket and Pork butts stupid easy. Basically set and forget. It's a bit expensive, but when you are doing a 18 hour smoke on a brisket, you don't need to adjust the temps and that has value.

I actually have some ribs on the grill right now that'll be done in maybe hour and a half.

For those that can't justify springing for a kamado joe, BGE, or other ceramic brands, i don't think you'll be disappointed.
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Good starter for kamado newbies. It most definitely rust out and be a very dangerous fire hazard. Give it 3 years max.
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Awesome grill, bought one two years ago, haven't lit up my gas grill since. Once you get the hang of it, you can have a roaring fire in about 20 minutes, about 10 longer than a gas grill, you just have to plan ahead a little.
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Quote from BlueKite9112 :
Good starter for kamado newbies. It most definitely rust out and be a very dangerous fire hazard. Give it 3 years max.
I guess mine is going to do some accelerated rusting at year 3, I'm a little over year 2 and it still looks like new, though the shelves do have a few rust stains on them.
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Great grill for a beginner. If you're unsure if you want to get into smoking - this is the grill for you. HOWEVER, if you really do think you will get into smoking and use these things frequently, I would wait for a deal on a Kamado Joe or some ceramic smoker with a lifetime warranty. These will not last forever and do not have a lifetime warranty. Something like a Kamado Joe which you can occasionally find on sale for $600+ (yes, I know, more than double the cost) has a lifetime warranty which will last you... well... a lifetime. These will probably last you 3-5 years... less if you're in a humid area.

My two cents.
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I guess mine is going to do some accelerated rusting at year 3, I'm a little over year 2 and it still looks like new, though the shelves do have a few rust stains on them.
yakkyI guess mine is going to do some accelerated rusting at year 3, I'm a little over year 2 and it still looks like new, though the shelves do have a few rust stains on them.
Had mine bit over 3 years and zero signs of rust, that poster must have left his out in the rain and snow or just neglected his.
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This brand was my first journey into the kamado style grills. I love it. I ended up upgrading to a Kamado Joe Classic 2 and gave the old grill to a buddy of mine.

You need to be a bit cautious as it will start to eventually rust out, but you'll get many years out of it if you take care of it properly. Cover it up from the elements or put in the garage.

I ended up buying a Flame Boss for my Kamado grill to make life easy. It's basically like a raspberry pi that has probes for grill temp, meat temp, and a fan. It controls the fan based on the temps. This makes long smokes for things like Brisket and Pork butts stupid easy. Basically set and forget. It's a bit expensive, but when you are doing a 18 hour smoke on a brisket, you don't need to adjust the temps and that has value.

I actually have some ribs on the grill right now that'll be done in maybe hour and a half.

For those that can't justify springing for a kamado joe, BGE, or other ceramic brands, i don't think you'll be disappointed.
I also used this as my first Kamado style grill and everything that is posted above is true and good advice.

Was kinda hoping that this one was the smaller version. Would be nice to have a durable/portable Kamado grill to take on vacations/tailgates...
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I own one. It's fantastic. If you're a numbers person, you might find this chart helpful.
http://www.nakedwhiz.com/productr...korn-3.htm
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Good price OP. Thanks for posting.
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Good starter for kamado newbies. It most definitely rust out and be a very dangerous fire hazard. Give it 3 years max.
Edit: I live in Pennsylvania and kept the grill covered (it was outdoors). It may hold up longer in a drier climate. And is indeed a great grill when rust-free. I have purchased 2 in 6 years and ultimately upgraded to vision.
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This thing has lasted me over 10 years. I got a discounted one at a Kroger years ago. It has been a beast all those years for smoking and grilling a like. I couldn't find them for a while and my lid broke off. I drilled some new holes and put back on the lid with some stainless steel bolts just because I wanted it to last a little longer. $249 is a decent price.

I'll caveat that I stored it in the garage when not in use and it rarely got rained on.

Pro-Tip get some fire brick from tractor supply so that when you use it to smoke do the C method with lump and wood chunks in a C pattern around the firebrick. Light one side and let it come to temp and get all the bad smoke gone. Wrap the diffuser in foil to keep clean and put it on. That will last you at least 8-10 hours at 225-250. Made some awesome BBQ with this thing.
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I've had mine for about 7 years up in the PNW. You can probably pick up a used one for cheap.
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