My wife and I fired up the Akorn finally after nearly 3 weeks from the last time. Back surgery had me totally shut down. But yesterday with my sweetie's help, I did a chuck roast and made burnt ends out of it. I thawed out the chuckie Friday and soaked it in my marinade over night. My wife helped load the charcoal and prepare the heat deffuser. Bout all I did was supervise and set the vents. I also kept watch on the temp. I cut up the roast Saturday and then sauced and put the chunks back into the cooker Sunday after Church. Everything turned out great.