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rwalters 03-10-2020 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by rm41400 (Post 4282068)
Wanted to let you guys know my experience on the WIFI setup and install.

I have about average technical ability with computers and networks.

1. Installation- took about 15 minutes
2. Grill software Setup- 15-20 minutes (only because I entered a few wrong characters on SSID).
3. Registration @ Mak mobile- 2 minutes

I am up and running on wifi in about 30-40 minutes and itís cruising right along. I have the smoker about 200í away from the router running through a 12Ē concrete filled wall.

My network has an Orbi pro with orbi pro satellite extender about 60í away through normal 6Ē stud walls.

The location has got to be on the tricky side of things.

The Mak setup and installation instructions seem more complicated than it actually is.

So far I can absolutely recommend the WIFI/Mobile. Seems solid to me. Very excited to have it and glad I didnít let some of the early experiences with it sway me from getting it.



Glad it went smoothly! MAK really does have their WiFi module dialed in nicely.

rwalters 03-10-2020 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by tom b (Post 4282070)
Congrats to the new owners! We love ours

is there a tally to how many have been purchased since this thread started?



Not sure where it stands as of right now... but Iíll be sure to ask Caleb soon. Look forward to hearing the current #. This group buy has been a lot of fun to watch and participate in :)

DBBQ 03-10-2020 11:30 PM

I like mine too! It gets a lot of use. Thanks Robb!

pjtexas1 03-10-2020 11:45 PM

I'm gonna guess at least 20 units were sold to Brethren.

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Eads Ranch 03-11-2020 01:19 AM

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Originally Posted by rwalters (Post 4281950)
And another Brethren joins the MAK family! Welcome brutha :-)

What accessories did you go with?

Just the basic unit with the full size upper rack. Will use mostly for smoking abd use the searing burner on my gasser for the final sear.

rwalters 03-11-2020 01:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Eads Ranch (Post 4282091)
Just the basic unit with the full size upper rack. Will use mostly for smoking abd use the searing burner on my gasser for the final sear.



Nice! Sounds like a fine tag-team :)

Johnny in L.A. 03-11-2020 01:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Eads Ranch (Post 4282091)
Just the basic unit with the full size upper rack. Will use mostly for smoking abd use the searing burner on my gasser for the final sear.

My approach as well! Just waiting for the BBQ island to be finished. In the meantime, everything's still in their packing crates. :sad:

4ever3 03-11-2020 05:35 AM

The crew demanded I buy some real bologna yesterday...

https://i.postimg.cc/3wSbHrGd/38843-...57-F48-D59.jpg

4ever3 03-11-2020 06:41 AM

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Originally Posted by alias_rice (Post 4282021)
For those of you with a 2019 version, do you typically move the thermocouple. So far I have gone the easy route and kept it in the corner, but I also haven't cooked on the upper shelf yet. Wondering how much effect it actually has.

Iíve got a couple of biscuit tests that Iím goin to do to see if moving it around really makes a difference. Stay tuned...

rwalters 03-11-2020 08:17 AM

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Originally Posted by 4ever3 (Post 4282099)
The crew demanded I buy some real bologna yesterday...



https://i.postimg.cc/3wSbHrGd/38843-...57-F48-D59.jpg


Demanding people are typically frowned upon! Not the case here as these types of demands are music to the Brethrenís ears. Tuned in :)

rwalters 03-11-2020 09:08 AM

MAK Group Buy
 
Two days left til the Brethren group buy deal comes to a close. Anyone else ready to join the MAK family?

SMetroHawkeye 03-11-2020 09:55 AM

Now that looks delicious!
 
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Originally Posted by rwalters (Post 4282052)
One of the things that I have come to LOVE about the MAK is how it functions as a grill. You will not see flames hitting your food, but if you have the Funnel Flame Zone you will have incredibly intense semi-direct radiant heat. I have had lots of cookers, some being pretty nice. I am not saying that other cookers cannot turn out a phenomenal product... but I do find the moisture retention in meats to be better coming from the MAK than any other grill I have ever had. Grilled up some Carne Asada tonight for burrito bowls. The meat was dripping wet as it came off the MAK. The MAK is my weeknight stress reducer and it never gets old :)
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:clap2: Wow... that looks amazing and maybe inaugural cook worthy! Care to share the recipe and process?

Baychilla 03-11-2020 10:05 AM

Aside from sear marks is there a reason to remove the flame zone covers? Do they need to be removed to reach a certain temp?

rwalters 03-11-2020 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by SMetroHawkeye (Post 4282152)
:clap2: Wow... that looks amazing and maybe inaugural cook worthy! Care to share the recipe and process?


Thank you kind sir! As far as the recipe, I am spoiled to have a meat wholesaler right next to my work that sells to the public as well. This is grass fed flap steak that is pre-marinaded. Itís sooooo good. As far as cooking method, itís hot n fast. Only takes about 2-3 mins per side.

rwalters 03-11-2020 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Baychilla (Post 4282154)
Aside from sear marks is there a reason to remove the flame zone covers? Do they need to be removed to reach a certain temp?


They do not need to be removed to hit certain temps. The reason for their removal is to allow the intense heat to blast through the 88 conic vent holes. By removing the covers, youíll experience a much more intense and even heat when grilling. Leaving the covers on during grilling works just fine, but the heat will be more intense around the perimeter of the Flame Zone pan. Really depends on what you are wanting to accomplish. I leave the covers on for all smoking/roasting/baking... and covers off for all grilling.

Hereís a fun and informative Flame Zone blog article:

https://makgrills.com/products/true-...the-flamezone/


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