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KevinJ 03-10-2020 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Eads Ranch (Post 4281938)
1 Star ordered.

Congrats Randy, love my 1 Star been cooking on it going on 2yrs now.

GrantAshton 03-10-2020 07:46 PM

My Two Star arrived this afternoon. It’s assembled but I didn’t have time to cook on it tonight.

I have several cooks planned with favorites that I have down pat on my Weber kettle and WSM. Looking forward to dialing in these recipes on my MAK. I’ll start a new thread to cover those initial cooks.

I’m very impressed with the build quality. No torquing of pieces was needed to get screws into holes. Every single one was lined up. My wife even commented on the overall quality.

SMetroHawkeye 03-10-2020 07:55 PM

Chalk up another one... just hung up with Caleb (great guy btw) and I’ve got a Two Star shipping out tomorrow, with Wi-Fi, cover, cabinet door and the full upper grate. Many thanks to all the Brethren for your comments, counsel and questions. You’re a heck of a brand ambassador, rwalters!

Excited to add another thoroughbred to the corral!

alias_rice 03-10-2020 08:32 PM

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.

WBDubya 03-10-2020 08:48 PM

The only time I’ve moved it is to occasionally clean it with steel wool. Lol.

rwalters 03-10-2020 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by GrantAshton (Post 4282002)
My Two Star arrived this afternoon. Itís assembled but I didnít have time to cook on it tonight.

I have several cooks planned with favorites that I have down pat on my Weber kettle and WSM. Looking forward to dialing in these recipes on my MAK. Iíll start a new thread to cover those initial cooks.

Iím very impressed with the build quality. No torquing of pieces was needed to get screws into holes. Every single one was lined up. My wife even commented on the overall quality.



Oh Happy Day!!!!! Canít wait to see and hear more :)

pjtexas1 03-10-2020 08:58 PM

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Originally Posted by WBDubya (Post 4282030)
The only time Iíve moved it is to occasionally clean it with steel wool. Lol.

Good to know. I've wondered but I assumed Mak had it dialed in where it hangs so I didn't ask.

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rwalters 03-10-2020 09:00 PM

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Originally Posted by SMetroHawkeye (Post 4282009)
Chalk up another one... just hung up with Caleb (great guy btw) and Iíve got a Two Star shipping out tomorrow, with Wi-Fi, cover, cabinet door and the full upper grate. Many thanks to all the Brethren for your comments, counsel and questions. Youíre a heck of a brand ambassador, rwalters!

Excited to add another thoroughbred to the corral!


Fantastic setup and welcome to the MAK family!!!

pjtexas1 03-10-2020 09:06 PM

Did a cook with the pellets Mak sent. It was only 4 hours but the amount of ash was minimal. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...a509dd3b8a.jpg

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rwalters 03-10-2020 09:06 PM

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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.



It makes a difference. The upper grate is typically about 25ishį different than the main grate. Itís psychics... lol. I am not super picky so I tend to adjust the Pellet Boss accordingly and leave the thermocouple on its perch. That said, I have tested it several times by moving to the upper grate and even to the middle of the main grate. It brings temps very much in line with what you have the Pellet Boss set to. The reason MAK designed the roaming probe was to meet the needs of the super picky. Seriously! It works as advertised :)

Me, I love how easy it is to remove and clean.

rwalters 03-10-2020 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by pjtexas1 (Post 4282042)
Did a cook with the pellets Mak sent. It was only 4 hours but the amount of ash was minimal. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...a509dd3b8a.jpg

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Thatís nothing! But you did dump the firepot before snapping that pic, yeah? Itís way to clean.

rwalters 03-10-2020 09:17 PM

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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pjtexas1 03-10-2020 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by rwalters (Post 4282046)
Thatís nothing! But you did dump the firepot before snapping that pic, yeah? Itís way to clean.

Dumped and scraped the fire pot. Didn't even sweep the ash. Maybe next cook.

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rm41400 03-10-2020 09:57 PM

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 it’s cruising right along. I have the smoker about 200’ away from the router running through a 12” concrete filled wall.

My network has an Orbi pro with orbi pro satellite extender about 60’ away through normal 6” 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 didn’t let some of the early experiences with it sway me from getting it.

tom b 03-10-2020 10:08 PM

Congrats to the new owners! We love ours

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


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