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  • Richard Chrz
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    • Mar 2019
    • 957
    • La Crosse, Wi

    Used Akorn

    I have a friend who just picked up a Traeger, and is willing to give me his Akorn, I have not seen it, but, knowing this person the way I do. I expect it to be in fairly good condition. If someone offered you one, would you take it? I have never had a want for a Kamado, but, thought, maybe it would be fun to play around with. Thank you in advance.
  • ofelles
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    #2
    I had a Kamado and got rid of it from lack of use. To be fair, I never really tried to get an understanding of it. I'm sure some others will join in and talk about it's greatness.
    Hope you're doing okay.

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    • Red Man
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      • May 2018
      • 1066
      • Western Washington

      #3
      Hard to turn down a free cooker in decent condition.

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      • HawkerXP
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        #4
        It should be good at baking...

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        • Bobby Q's
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          • Dec 2018
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          • Georgia

          #5
          Id maybe help him sell it. I don't get the Kamado/Egg style grills either. Not my thing. I prefer stick burners and charcoal grills.

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          • Spinaker
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            #6
            I would pass on it. They tend to leak, which can make for some frustrating kamado experiences. I have the same problem with my Steel Keg.

            The Akon is a pretty cheap kamado, and probably more trouble than it is worth. IMHO.

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            • Richard Chrz
              Richard Chrz commented
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              I kind of felt that way. I told him I would take it, and give it a run, but, Thinking it could be a good bread oven if nothing else. and if nothing else, I will sell it and give him the money.

            • smokin fool
              smokin fool commented
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              Have to agree with @Spinacker on the Keg being frustrating from time to time
          • Thunder77
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            • Jul 2014
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            • Halethorpe, MD
            • Weber 26.75" Kettle with SnS. Broil King Baron 5 burner. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Primo Oval Junior. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

            #7
            I say go for it if it is in good condition. I have an Akorn myself. Yes, it is a lower end kamado, but it does make an excellent bread/pizza oven. I put a gasket on mine, and have no leakage problems, and temp control is pretty stable. I got mine because I wanted to get into kamados, but didn't want to spend a lot of money finding out whether I liked them or not. i use it to bake bread in the warmer months, so I don't heat up the house.

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            • Argoboy
              Argoboy commented
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              I have one for the same reason it was on sale and I wanted to try a kamado style cooker. It works fine for me.
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            #8
            Your a bbq guy with a chance to learn about a new style cooker for free, get it! I have a Akorn at my summer place, I love it. In the winter I go to the "summer place" to go hunting, I love it because its a great winter/cold weather cooker. It actually run better than my broil king keg but it is not as well built, i figure I can get 5 years out of her

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              #9
              I still regret not buying the one I saw for $50 for my cabin.

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                #10
                Definitely. Not the best, but if you know what you're doing you can work it just fine. Can't beat the price! My BIL has one and loves it.

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