The SMOBOT Team has had excellent success controlling the Akorn Kamado with our SMOBOT robotic damper controller recently.
However, we found that for low-and-slow cooks, the pit temperature tended to wander around some. After taking a very careful look, we discovered that the ash pan seal was poor on our copy of the Akorn smoker, and needed an improvement.
If you’re thinking of adapting the SMOBOT temperature controller to your Akorn kamado, please have a look at this gasket installation video. We show you how to improve the seal on your Akorn ash pan, making your Akorn temperature control much more precise for low-temperature smoking.
The SMOBOT Team