The dual dampers on the AKORN Auto-Kamado are a great tool to help you dial in your temperature even more. If you want indirect or direct heat, properly setting the dampers will help you achieve either cooking style.
Once you ignite your choice of fuel in the AKORN Auto-Kamado, power on the controller, dial in your desired temperature on the dial, and press the dial to confirm your temperature, the controller will display a suggested damper setting for 5 seconds, adjust as needed.
It will take approximately 20-30 minutes for the grill to reach your desired temperature. Once temperature is reached, you are ready to cook.
The top damper suggested setting on the controller is based on the temperature and may be adjusted as needed for enhanced smoking and heating performance.
When damper opening is reduced, smoke and heat will be retained in the cooking chamber for longer periods of time. This can extend fuel performance.
Note: This may alter grill’s ability to maintain the controller set temperature.