WSM vs. Char Griller Akorn

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by lrlangley89, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. I'm looking to buy my first charcoal smoker and I'm stuck between the Weber Smokey Mountain and Char Griller Akorn. I know the WSM has a huge following, but the Akorn appeals to me more because of high heats for grilling. Need some opinions based on experiences.

  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Go with your gut and do the Akorn, can't go wrong imo either way...either way you'll have a good smoker. 
  3. I don't know enough about them to say.  I know more about the WSM. They both should do well.

    Happy smoken
  4. I appreciate it guys. I've researched both smokers and they both seem to have good feedback. I believe I'm gonna get the Akorn because of its heavy weight and ability to grill. Thanks again for the input!

  5. vic81

    vic81 Fire Starter

    Did you get the Akorn?  If so, how do you like it?  I am thinking of getting one and wanted to see what your experience has been.

  6. I got it. It does a great job cooking at very high or low temps and holds heat really well. It's a solid smoker/grill. I think you'll be happy with it.
  7. Congrats on your purchase. Ive had mine for a little over a year now and love it. I used a small tube of black rtv around the bottom vent. I also got the webber replacement grate for the lower lip. I use a round pizza stone on top of the grate for smoking.

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