Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

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Re: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

Post by buggar work » Sun May 31, 2015 2:56 pm

With the dragon could you use a 42cm pizza stone for pizza.


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Re: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

Post by Michael_Dunn » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:38 pm

seasoning the Dragon's cast iron cooking grate?

just wondering if it's necessary, if so, in searching around would this seem reasonable?

wash in warm soapy water
rinse and dry thoroughly
liberally spray with oil (olive or canola OK?)
put into preheated (500f) weber kettle
after an hour, shut down vents, but leave in kettle to cool
repeat?

thanks

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Re: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

Post by WarmBeer » Tue Jun 02, 2015 5:50 pm

Michael_Dunn wrote:seasoning the Dragon's cast iron cooking grate?

just wondering if it's necessary, if so, in searching around would this seem reasonable?

wash in warm soapy water
rinse and dry thoroughly
liberally spray with oil (olive or canola OK?)
put into preheated (500f) weber kettle
after an hour, shut down vents, but leave in kettle to cool
repeat?

thanks
I just cooked a couple of greasy snags and a chook on mine. Already seems to be developing a nice patina.
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Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

Post by food&fish » Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:48 pm

Just cooked perri perri chicken on the akorn delish :P

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Re: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

Post by Michael_Dunn » Wed Jun 03, 2015 1:52 pm

thanks WarmBeer, seems a simpler way of doing it,
plus I get a feed at the end of it!

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Re: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

Post by Maverick » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:58 am

Loving the Dragon so far. Have cooked a roast (not slow but indirect) and some Pork fillets directly over the coals. Just been playing around with temperature control.

Also cooked some baby Chorizos direct but definitely had it too hot - they were black in no time. Are there any hints for cooking good sausages/kranski/chorizo without burning the s%#t out of them?

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Re: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

Post by WarmBeer » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:13 am

Maverick wrote: Also cooked some baby Chorizos direct but definitely had it too hot - they were black in no time. Are there any hints for cooking good sausages/kranski/chorizo without burning the s%#t out of them?
Did you cook with lid up or lid closed? Cooking with the lid open is going to result in far too high a temperature in no time at all.
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Post by magste » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:59 am

Just to add to the discussions about leaks. My BSK has always had some small leaks around the lid seal, especially when you have temp probes going through there. Ive never found this to be an issue. As long as the leaks are small its ok. A test is when you shut both vents. If the fire dies then you are ok.
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Re: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

Post by tfx » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:05 pm

In my kamado I love cheese kranskies smoked at really low temps. With a cold beer there is nothing better.

-After cooking something else I will close down to the most minimal vent openings possible and let the temp fall right down
-Using a two rack system I drop some hickory chips through the grill onto coals that barely seem alight then put an old pizza tray on the bottom shelf
-Set out your Kranskies indirect on top rack above tray below and leave them be be in closed system for around 30 mins. Maybe only turn once if you have to.
-Cheese Kranskies are ready when they feel like they want to burst and may already be starting to leak at the twisted ends. Fine line before bursting. I often take them all out at the first bursted one.

Many smokehouses do chipolata sized ones. I am a big fan of the ones from Costco as they taste pretty good and are easy to me to get. Super savoury flavour. Done right they almost snap when you bite into them. Left overs can be warmed in foil in the oven.

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Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

Post by Muppet » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:46 pm

Im enjoying low smoking sausages too, from basic beef to breakfast or chorizo etc. Many different combinations to play with.
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Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

Post by alimac23 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:42 pm

urbangriller wrote:
Lovey wrote:Hi Chris, the top vent is 130mm wide and 55mm tall.
Great thanks.

The TTT will fit a chimney 127mm wide (Damn!) but a little ingenuity should get it there.

Alimac....want to pay me visit and pick up a TTT and see if we can make it fit?

Chris
Hey Chris sorry for the late reply, haven't been on the forum much in the past week.

I'd love to try and get the TTT working on the Akorn, I reckon we can get something rigged up!

Are you at BBQ HQ this weekend at all?

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Re: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

Post by urbangriller » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:28 am

alimac23 wrote:
urbangriller wrote:
Lovey wrote:Hi Chris, the top vent is 130mm wide and 55mm tall.
Great thanks.

The TTT will fit a chimney 127mm wide (Damn!) but a little ingenuity should get it there.

Alimac....want to pay me visit and pick up a TTT and see if we can make it fit?

Chris
Hey Chris sorry for the late reply, haven't been on the forum much in the past week.

I'd love to try and get the TTT working on the Akorn, I reckon we can get something rigged up!

Are you at BBQ HQ this weekend at all?
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Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

Post by alimac23 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:33 am

Cheers Chris, going out for drinks tonight so not sure how the head will be tomorrow :)

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Re: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

Post by Squinty » Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:36 pm

Smashed a couple more pizzas in the Dragon tonight!

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Re: Akorn and Dragon General Discussion

Post by food&fish » Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:41 pm

Great aren't they :P


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