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Crispy Bacon 03-11-2020 12:20 PM

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Originally Posted by YSR (Post 4282183)
Pulled the trigger just now... 2 Star, Wifi, Door, Xtra Rack, 3/4 Rack, Cover. Told my wife reminding her she said "go ahead" last week. Apparently her memory is not so good. Looks like I may have "traded" a new MAK for a bathroom renovation...:shock:
Thanks Crispy, rwalters, pjtexas, Kevin J and all who have contributed to my continuing delinquency. :thumb:


That’s funny but I feel your pain!! Lol.

KevinJ 03-11-2020 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by rwalters (Post 4282187)
UPDATE!!! Just spoke with MAK Grills and we are currently sitting at 19 grills sold through this Brethren group buy deal. Lots of calls/interest coming in and it seems that we are going to move past 20 any minute now. I was just able to broker a new incentive (lol) to the already awesome group buy deal MAK has provided to all who have joined the family this past week.

So here it is...

Knowing that the group buy deal comes to an end tomorrow (3/12) at 5pm (PST)... if we can hit 25 grills sold, everyone who bought through this deal will be given a $75 store credit. If we can hit 30 grills sold, everyone who bought through this deal will be given a $100 store credit.

There currently seems to be plenty of interest to make these goals very realistic. Soooooo, now is the time if you are on the fence. Just a handful more and the deal gets even sweeter :)

That's awesome wish I was a participant, probably going to end up getting a front shelf for the 1 Star, oh well just have to take solace in the fact I've been enjoying the MAK for almost 2yrs now.

Think when the Mini MAK is released we can find enough interested parties to drum up another group bye. :mrgreen:

rwalters 03-11-2020 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by KevinJ (Post 4282199)
That's awesome wish I was a participant, probably going to end up getting a front shelf for the 1 Star, oh well just have to take solace in the fact I've been enjoying the MAK for almost 2yrs now.



Think when the Mini MAK is released we can find enough interested parties to drum up another group bye. :mrgreen:



A Mini MAK group buy would be amazing, eh?!?! We shall see what MAK has to say when the time comes. That said, I wouldn’t mind seeing a MAK 3 Star group buy deal. Large family problems... lol.

pjtexas1 03-11-2020 12:50 PM

YSR,
Do you get to use the Mak before the remodel is done? Doesn't seem fair that you get your new toy before she gets hers. [emoji23]

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pjtexas1 03-11-2020 12:55 PM

If we miss out on the store credit are we gonna blame Sako?

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rwalters 03-11-2020 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by pjtexas1 (Post 4282206)
If we miss out on the store credit are we gonna blame Sako?

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Well, someone’s gotta take the fall...lol. Do you have a better suggestion than Sako?

KevinJ 03-11-2020 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pjtexas1 (Post 4282206)
If we miss out on the store credit are we gonna blame Sako?

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rwalters (Post 4282207)
Well, someone’s gotta take the fall...lol. Do you have a better suggestion than Sako?

Someone should at least send him a PM and let him know. :heh:

4ever3 03-11-2020 01:13 PM

We need a MAK Appreciation and I say Robb is the one to start it, so here’s what I propose.


Robb, the next time you take pics of a cook, start a new thread “MAKnation” or MAK Appreciation” or whatever else someone comes up with then we can all post pics of cooks, plates food, questions, blah blah blah. Not saying someone can’t post a MAK thread outside of it though.

Thoughts?

Suggestions?

YSR 03-11-2020 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by pjtexas1 (Post 4282204)
YSR,
Do you get to use the Mak before the remodel is done? Doesn't seem fair that you get your new toy before she gets hers. [emoji23]

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:laugh: shhhhh! You may cost me another bathroom!

ssv3 03-11-2020 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Sooner21 (Post 4281963)
I’m selfishly disappointed. Your logic is sound, but your cooks are inspiring. For the love of the Brethren I think you should reconsider - you have a couple more days.


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Originally Posted by rwalters (Post 4281967)
You know what, you are absolutely correct! I would actually have to question Sako’s love and loyalty to the Brethren should this decision stick :(

Quote:

Originally Posted by pjtexas1 (Post 4281977)
Now that's some serious peer pressure! I'll still be your friend regardless Sako.

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Quote:

Originally Posted by rwalters (Post 4281979)
No pressure whatsoever... just a gentle nudge... lol. Yes, we can still be friends no matter what he decides. I would hate to lose my chance of ever getting a Sako dinner invite :)

Thanks for the kind words fellas. I feel the pressure again but please don't blame me if you miss out on the new incentive. :redface:

GrantAshton 03-11-2020 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by 4ever3 (Post 4282211)
We need a MAK Appreciation and I say Robb is the one to start it, so here’s what I propose.


Robb, the next time you take pics of a cook, start a new thread “MAKnation” or MAK Appreciation” or whatever else someone comes up with then we can all post pics of cooks, plates food, questions, blah blah blah. Not saying someone can’t post a MAK thread outside of it though.

Thoughts?

Suggestions?

I second this idea.

I've been planning to start a thread on my initial MAK cooks but I think it'd be more fun to be part of a group thread.

rwalters 03-11-2020 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by 4ever3 (Post 4282211)
We need a MAK Appreciation and I say Robb is the one to start it, so here’s what I propose.


Robb, the next time you take pics of a cook, start a new thread “MAKnation” or MAK Appreciation” or whatever else someone comes up with then we can all post pics of cooks, plates food, questions, blah blah blah. Not saying someone can’t post a MAK thread outside of it though.

Thoughts?

Suggestions?



Been thinking pretty much along the same lines as what you just spelled out. Great smoke filled minds... lol. Seriously, MAK Grills has been fantastic and has made it possible for some GREAT guys (plus pjtexas...lol) to join the amazing MAK family through this deal they have blessed the Brethren with! I am totally onboard w/ a new MAK thread that would not only highlight the cooker itself, but be a repository for many of the new and incoming MAK posts as guys begin to receive/assemble/cook on their new MAK pellet grills :)

How does a title of ‘MAK talk/pics/thoughts/reviews and appreciation thread’ sound? All encompassing... lol.

4ever3 03-11-2020 02:10 PM

Whatever title you come up with, whenever your ready, do it!

GrantAshton 03-11-2020 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by 4ever3 (Post 4282223)
Whatever title you come up with, whenever your ready, do it!

Seconded.

Gore 03-11-2020 03:48 PM

Not sure what the last count was, but you can add one to it.

rwalters 03-11-2020 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Gore (Post 4282253)
Not sure what the last count was, but you can add one to it.


CONGRATS and another warm welcome to the MAK family! Sooo, what did you go with and what accessories did you choose? Inquiring minds... :)

Mac*5 03-11-2020 04:21 PM

I'm stopping by this afternoon to buy mine.

rwalters 03-11-2020 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Mac*5 (Post 4282259)
I'm stopping by this afternoon to buy mine.


First, welcome to the BBQ Brethren. Second, how cool... you get to stop by the factory and do it in person. Congrats and welcome to the MAK family!! Whatcha currently cooking on?

Gore 03-11-2020 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by rwalters (Post 4282254)
CONGRATS and another warm welcome to the MAK family! Sooo, what did you go with and what accessories did you choose? Inquiring minds... :)

Just the MAK 2 and an upper rack. I'm still on the fence on another rack and the searing racks. I grill a fair amount. Will decide after I use it a bit.

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rwalters 03-11-2020 05:28 PM

MAK Group Buy
 
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Originally Posted by Gore (Post 4282284)
Just the MAK 2 and an upper rack. I'm still on the fence on another rack and the searing racks. I grill a fair amount. Will decide after I use it a bit.

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The 2 Star in and of itself is a complete package. All the rest is gravy. That said, if you like to grill I have a hunch you would love the sear grates. One step at a time though, totally get it :-)

pjtexas1 03-11-2020 06:35 PM

Sounds like we are at 21???

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pjtexas1 03-11-2020 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by rwalters (Post 4282220)
Been thinking pretty much along the same lines as what you just spelled out. Great smoke filled minds... lol. Seriously, MAK Grills has been fantastic and has made it possible for some GREAT guys (plus pjtexas...lol) to join the amazing MAK family through this deal they have blessed the Brethren with! I am totally onboard w/ a new MAK thread that would not only highlight the cooker itself, but be a repository for many of the new and incoming MAK posts as guys begin to receive/assemble/cook on their new MAK pellet grills :)

How does a title of ‘MAK talk/pics/thoughts/reviews and appreciation thread’ sound? All encompassing... lol.

I like the title!

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4ever3 03-11-2020 06:54 PM

Y’all, this is NUTS how even this thang cooked biscuits!

https://i.postimg.cc/C51SfTXt/1426-E...-E3042-B40.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/KjHFPpyY/B030-E...5043225-F1.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/J761C0BW/A7-A6-...-C10-B2-C7.jpg

I’ve got at least two more tests to do maybe three, once they’re all done hopefully the MAKnation (or whatever the title) will be up and running and I’ll post all tests, settings, and thoughts in there.

rwalters 03-11-2020 06:56 PM

Official word is that we are currently sitting at 22 new MAK owners as a result of this group buy. Tomorrow is the last day and I know that there are guys I have been chatting with that are still on the fence. Lots of remaining interest in this deal. 24 hours left... :)

Remember, only 3 more for an additional $75 in store credit... and 8 more for $100 in store credit. Who else is ready to join the MAK family?

rwalters 03-11-2020 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by 4ever3 (Post 4282316)
Y’all, this is NUTS how even this thang cooked biscuits!



https://i.postimg.cc/C51SfTXt/1426-E...-E3042-B40.jpg



https://i.postimg.cc/KjHFPpyY/B030-E...5043225-F1.jpg



https://i.postimg.cc/J761C0BW/A7-A6-...-C10-B2-C7.jpg



I’ve got at least two more tests to do maybe three, once they’re all done hopefully the MAKnation (or whatever the title) will be up and running and I’ll post all tests, settings, and thoughts in there.



Welcome to MAK Grills :)

Sooner21 03-11-2020 07:02 PM

This has been pretty crazy to not only follow, but be a part of. One week ago I had no intentions of buying any sort of pellet anything. Placed my MAK order on Monday in true Brethren style and couldn't be more excited! Let's get a few more to unlock more prizes!


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KevinJ 03-11-2020 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by rwalters (Post 4282318)
Official word is that we are currently sitting at 22 new MAK owners as a result of this group buy. Tomorrow is the last day and I know that there are guys I have been chatting with that are still on the fence. Lots of remaining interest in this deal. 24 hours left... :)

Remember, only 3 more for an additional $75 in store credit... and 8 more for $100 in store credit. Who else is ready to join the MAK family?

If they release the Mini MAK tomorrow I'M IN! :whoo:

4ever3 03-11-2020 07:04 PM

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Originally Posted by kevinj (Post 4282323)
if they release the mini mak tomorrow i'm in! :whoo:

lets do this thang!!!

Crispy Bacon 03-11-2020 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rwalters (Post 4282318)
Official word is that we are currently sitting at 22 new MAK owners as a result of this group buy. Tomorrow is the last day and I know that there are guys I have been chatting with that are still on the fence. Lots of remaining interest in this deal. 24 hours left... :)

Remember, only 3 more for an additional $75 in store credit... and 8 more for $100 in store credit. Who else is ready to join the MAK family?

22!! That’s awesome!!

Josh@MAK 03-11-2020 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by 4ever3 (Post 4282316)
Y’all, this is NUTS how even this thang cooked biscuits!

https://i.postimg.cc/C51SfTXt/1426-E...-E3042-B40.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/KjHFPpyY/B030-E...5043225-F1.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/J761C0BW/A7-A6-...-C10-B2-C7.jpg

I’ve got at least two more tests to do maybe three, once they’re all done hopefully the MAKnation (or whatever the title) will be up and running and I’ll post all tests, settings, and thoughts in there.


Pretty distinct, huh? I love seeing these apologist biscuit test videos where there are very clear hot spots / sides and the narrator will be like, "So, yeah, pretty even."

4ever3 03-11-2020 08:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Josh@MAK (Post 4282351)
Pretty distinct, huh? I love seeing these apologist biscuit test videos where there are very clear hot spots / sides and the narrator will be like, "So, yeah, pretty even."

It’s crazy how even Josh!

We’ll see how the next ones turn out!

Mac*5 03-11-2020 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by rwalters (Post 4282262)
First, welcome to the BBQ Brethren. Second, how cool... you get to stop by the factory and do it in person. Congrats and welcome to the MAK family!! Whatcha currently cooking on?

Thanks. I've driven past the factory since they opened. Always wanted one, but timing wasn't right until now. Got a 2* with upper shelf, sear grate, door and wifi. Prior to this my main smoker was a WSM 18 for the last 10 years. I'm looking forward to something that takes a little less babysitting.

KevinJ 03-11-2020 08:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Mac*5 (Post 4282355)
Thanks. I've driven past the factory since they opened. Always wanted one, but timing wasn't right until now. Got a 2* with upper shelf, sear grate, door and wifi. Prior to this my main smoker was a WSM 18 for the last 10 years. I'm looking forward to something that takes a little less babysitting.

I pretty much started out on a Weber Performer then graduated to the WSM 18.5" gateway drug of smokers. :grin:

Congrats on the 2⭐️ :clap:

rwalters 03-11-2020 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mac*5 (Post 4282355)
Thanks. I've driven past the factory since they opened. Always wanted one, but timing wasn't right until now. Got a 2* with upper shelf, sear grate, door and wifi. Prior to this my main smoker was a WSM 18 for the last 10 years. I'm looking forward to something that takes a little less babysitting.



Love it! Have owned a few WSM’s in my day. Great smokers. That said, welcome to the WONDERFUL world of pellet cooking :)

sudsandswine 03-11-2020 09:15 PM

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Originally Posted by 4ever3 (Post 4282316)
Y’all, this is NUTS how even this thang cooked biscuits!

https://i.postimg.cc/C51SfTXt/1426-E...-E3042-B40.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/KjHFPpyY/B030-E...5043225-F1.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/J761C0BW/A7-A6-...-C10-B2-C7.jpg

I’ve got at least two more tests to do maybe three, once they’re all done hopefully the MAKnation (or whatever the title) will be up and running and I’ll post all tests, settings, and thoughts in there.

Well that’s impressive

pjtexas1 03-11-2020 10:02 PM

Yea or nay to this side shelf? Be honest! I have very thick skin. If it's crap say it looks like crap. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...6f3a8d43fa.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...52daf58b65.jpg

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tom b 03-11-2020 10:15 PM

I like the second one better...

sudsandswine 03-11-2020 10:16 PM

Looks factory to me, assuming it’s stable enough to hold whatever load you plan to set on it. The rivets or bolts/nuts that protrude through the side look at home with the rest :thumb:

pjtexas1 03-11-2020 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by tom b (Post 4282416)
I like the second one better...

It's 2 pics of the same 9" shelf. I meant to post pics of the 9" and the 13" shelf. Oops!https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...c7d3919f9b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...d0e6cfd2a4.jpg

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tom b 03-11-2020 10:28 PM

I still like the second one better, how much weight can it hold?

pjtexas1 03-11-2020 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by sudsandswine (Post 4282417)
Looks factory to me, assuming it’s stable enough to hold whatever load you plan to set on it. The rivets or bolts/nuts that protrude through the side look at home with the rest :thumb:

The shelf holes aligned perfectly the factory holes. I used the factory hardware to screw the shelf down. I put some small felt between the shelf and the cooker so it wouldn't scratch just in case I decided to take it off. I think the small shelf is rated at 30 or 40 pounds and the big one at 50. Only the top 2 holes lined up but it should hold a brisket.

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rm41400 03-11-2020 10:35 PM

Shelf looks great! + Your grilling experience will be MUCH better with a good shelf than not...

pjtexas1 03-11-2020 10:36 PM

Does anyone know if I used the same location as the factory shelf?

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rwalters 03-11-2020 10:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pjtexas1 (Post 4282428)
Does anyone know if I used the same location as the factory shelf?

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Here’s the factory shelf on my old 1 Star...
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...eec4eef9c1.jpg
You did well buddy! I prefer the second pic. Heck, with a few more grills sold you’ll have enough credit to buy a factory version... lol.

Crispy Bacon 03-12-2020 05:26 AM

Last Day everybody! Come join the MAK-Side! I feel the Q is strong with this one!!

rwalters 03-12-2020 07:23 AM

Yes indeed... the last day of the Brethren group buy deal has arrived. For those still pondering, it’s time to MAKe your final decision :)

GrantAshton 03-12-2020 07:38 AM

It will be interesting to see many MAKs are sold today via this group deal!

Robb, you going to start the Appreciation thread today? :-D

rwalters 03-12-2020 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrantAshton (Post 4282466)
It will be interesting to see many MAKs are sold today via this group deal!

Robb, you going to start the Appreciation thread today? :-D



Yes sir :)

pjtexas1 03-12-2020 10:47 AM

There should be a special deal for the guy that ordered first...[emoji849]

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rwalters 03-12-2020 11:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pjtexas1 (Post 4282505)
There should be a special deal for the guy that ordered first...[emoji849]

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They "allowed" you into the family, what else do you want?!?! ;-)


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