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How to Roast on the AKORN® Auto-Kamado™ Charcoal Grill

How to Roast on the AKORN® Auto-Kamado™ Charcoal Grill

Roasted vegetables, chicken, you name it you can do it all on the AKORN® Auto-Kamado™ Charcoal Grill! With in a few easy steps, you can roast like a professional. 

How to Light the AKORN® Auto-Kamado™

  1. Open the lid, remove the cooking grates and heat deflector.
  2. Stack lump charcoal into a pyramid in the center of the fire grate. 
  3. Place 1-2 fire starters near the bottom.
  4. Prepare up to 1-3 lbs. of lump charcoal in the center of the fire grate.
  5. Open the fan cover.
  6. Without changing the placement from Step 2, ignite the fire starter. Leave the lid open and allow 3-5 minutes for the fire starter to begin igniting the coals.
  7. Add wood chips, chunks, or pellets as desired to add smoke flavor.
  8. If desired, place the heat deflector. Reinsert grates, close the lid and ensure the power cord is securely plugged into a GFCI Outlet.
  9. Press the Power button for one second to turn on the controller.
  10. Press the Grill Temperature button, turn dial to desired temperature, and press dial to select. Bake with Indirect Heat at low temperatures (200°- 450°F).
  11. The controller will display a suggested damper setting for 5 seconds, adjust as needed. Once temperature is set the fan will begin working to automatically controlling your grill temperature.
  12.  You may begin to cook by placing food directly onto the cooking grates.

Set the Temperature on the AKORN® Auto-Kamado™

Open the Char-Griller® App.
1. A code will appear on the controller display screen, enter the code when requested by the Char-Griller® App.
2. On the controller, the flashing phone icon will change to solid, verifying mobile device pairing with the controller.
3. Press the Set Temp button. Slide the dot around the dial until the desired temperature is displayed. Press confirm.


Manually Press Grill Temperature Button

1. Adjust desired temperature target by rotating Control Knob (max 700°F)

2. Press Control Knob to select desired grill temperature target

3. Suggested Damper setting will blink for 5 seconds, set damper notch to the corresponding number 


Set the Meat Probe Temperature on the AKORN® Auto-Kamado™

1. Insert Meat Probe Connector into Probe Jack (Controller can accommodate up to 2 meat probes)

2. Press Meat Probe Temperature Button

3. Adjust desired internal meat temperature by rotating Control Knob (max 225°F)

4. Press Control Knob to select desired temperature

5. Press Meat Probe Button to switch between Probes 1 & 2

6. Alarm will sound when internal temperature is reached (press any button to stop alarm)

Set the Timer on the AKORN® Auto-Kamado™

1. Press Timer Button

2. Adjust desired timer duration by rotating Control Knob

NOTE: Timer will change in 5-minute increments, shorter increments are available by using the Char-Griller® App

3. Press Control Knob to select desired time

4. Alarm will sound when timer completes (press any button to stop alarm


NOTE: Timer will change in 5-minute increments, shorter increments are available by using the Char-Griller® App

NOTE: Meat Probe should not be used to measure Ambient Air temperature in the grill and and will be permanently damaged if it exceeds 250°F.

NOTE: Wood chips or chunks may be used in addition to charcoal to add smoke flavor as desired. 

NOTE: After the grill has reached the desired temperature, sprinkle two handfuls of soaked wood chips ( pre-soaked for 35 minutes)  or chunks over the lit charcoals.

NOTE: Opening the smoking chamber will extend cooking time.