Originally Posted by LizStreithorst
Please tell me what you did. It looks like you had foil over the coals(?) I like the look of the slab that doesn't look burnt. Forgive my ignorance. I'm just now trying to learn how to grill.
The Akorn is a Kamado style cooker, much like the Kamado Joe or Big Green Egg. Those are ceramic where the Akorn is insulated steel. They, however, cook the same way. The foil covered item in my pics is a heat defuser, It is a 15" cake pan 2" deep. I put 1" of white sand in the pan and covered the pan down against the sand. This protects the meat, which sits directly over the heat source from scorching. Some use a ceramic stone like a pizza stone to do the same thing. I like the pan and sand idea because of the ease in clean up an the pan catches the drippings. I just toss the foil after the cook and replace. For high heat cooking/grilling,take the pan out and cook directly over the coals.