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LloydQ 03-08-2020 11:01 AM

Goldenbear, that is a gorgeous deck!

Goldenbear 03-08-2020 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by LloydQ (Post 4281022)
Goldenbear, that is a gorgeous deck!

Thanks! The last big project I did with my dad. Heís doing great, just no interest in big projects any longer. :thumb:

rwalters 03-08-2020 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Goldenbear (Post 4281015)
Man, I pulled the trigger on a 1 Star 8 days prior to this thread starting. Zero regrets. They still threw me some deals, including a new tool holder for the 1 Star thatís not on their site yet. Happy happy.



Hey Chris-
Glad you found your way over when! Welcome to the Brethren :)

~Robb

4ever3 03-08-2020 11:59 AM

This pic deserves to be upright!

https://i.postimg.cc/0NH7xKHL/637-EF...F2950-DDDF.jpg

Goldenbear 03-08-2020 04:06 PM

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I am a SmokeFire victim, which led to the MAK. I decided Iím through messing around with other brands that have nickel and dimed me to death. The SmokeFire was in a league of its own. One of the most intriguing features of the SF, according to Weberís marketing, was the ash and grease management. It failed in that regard. While there are plenty of comments boasting of the MAKís build quality, I believe the ash and grease management is pure genius. From the trap door, to the removable fire pot, to the grease chute, to the clean out pan. Genius.

rwalters 03-08-2020 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Goldenbear (Post 4281119)
I am a SmokeFire victim, which led to the MAK. I decided Iím through messing around with other brands that have nickel and dimed me to death. The SmokeFire was in a league of its own. One of the most intriguing features of the SF, according to Weberís marketing, was the ash and grease management. It failed in that regard. While there are plenty of comments boasting of the MAKís build quality, I believe the ash and grease management is pure genius. From the trap door, to the removable fire pot, to the grease chute, to the clean out pan. Genius.



Couldnít agree more! Engineering genius is what drove me to MAK Grills and it has only gotten better over the years as they continue to innovate and improve :)

pjtexas1 03-08-2020 04:24 PM

I need an ash brush. The brush I tried to use didn't work well at all. Definitely easier to clean out than my other pellet grills. Lots of ash though. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...0c4ae0b2a2.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...7c2eb7e219.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...86ba82f7ce.jpg

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smoke ninja 03-08-2020 04:31 PM

That's awesome. I hate dragging out my shop vac to clean my pellet grill. A brush and door seems convenient.

I'm not going to even bother pricing one of these out. Probably more than all my cookers cost me combined. For whatever reason I'm cheap when it comes to cookers.

Goldenbear 03-08-2020 04:31 PM

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I need an ash brush. The brush I tried to use didn't work well at all. Definitely easier to clean out than my other pellet grills. Lots of ash though. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...0c4ae0b2a2.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...7c2eb7e219.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...86ba82f7ce.jpg

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I picked up the following. Cheap and works well.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C2NNZSG..._CpwzEbPRHRJ13

Goldenbear 03-08-2020 04:40 PM

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I need an ash brush. The brush I tried to use didn't work well at all. Definitely easier to clean out than my other pellet grills. Lots of ash though.

By the way, that is a LOT of ash. I assume thatís an accumulation from many, many hours. I was shocked at how little ash had accumulated following my 14 hour brisket cook Thursday (LJ Oak).

rwalters 03-08-2020 04:42 PM

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I need an ash brush. The brush I tried to use didn't work well at all. Definitely easier to clean out than my other pellet grills. Lots of ash though. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...0c4ae0b2a2.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...7c2eb7e219.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...86ba82f7ce.jpg

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Originally Posted by Goldenbear (Post 4281137)
I picked up the following. Cheap and works well.



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C2NNZSG..._CpwzEbPRHRJ13



I have come to the point that I clean my fire pot after every cook no matter if the cook was long or short. The MAKís are just happier with a clean fire pot. As far as the belly of the cooker, I sweep the ash maybe 4 times/year. It definitely accumulates down there, but it doesnít hurt a thing.

pjtexas1 03-08-2020 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Goldenbear (Post 4281140)
By the way, that is a LOT of ash. I assume thatís an accumulation from many, many hours. I was shocked at how little ash had accumulated following my 14 hour brisket cook Thursday (LJ Oak).

8 hours with LJ apple. That includes the 400 degree burn in for 30 minutes. The rest of the time was 275-325.

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pjtexas1 03-08-2020 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Goldenbear (Post 4281137)
I picked up the following. Cheap and works well.



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01C2NNZSG..._CpwzEbPRHRJ13

I'll get one. Mine I can sweep the same spot 3 times and it never gets all the ash. Frustrating for sure. Thanks!

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rwalters 03-08-2020 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by pjtexas1 (Post 4281149)
8 hours with LJ apple. That includes the 400 degree burn in for 30 minutes. The rest of the time was 275-325.

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That is definitely a lot of ash for the amount of cook time. That LJ Apple must be ashy stuff.

4ever3 03-08-2020 05:36 PM

Very cool Chris!!!

I did a 45 minute burn in at 450į then 8 hrs at 250į, a couple hrs at 325į then 1 hr at 400į. I’ll be interested to see what the ash buildup looks like underneath!

DANGIT!!! Forgot to put an aluminum pan in the grease drawer, oh well, I’ll wash it out and put it in tomorrow


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