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Old 02-25-2020, 06:36 PM   #16
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How do you handle all the grease when cooking that amount? I have a one star and the grease catcher would be way to small for that amount and would overflow.


Interesting. Starting with an empty grease catch, I have never even come close to overflowing it on a large cook. Not sure what to say.
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Old 02-25-2020, 07:22 PM   #17
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Good call, when the time comes this spring it will be a MAK 2 Star sitting on the patio...
BPS will probably have a Memorial Day sale, that's when I bought mine plus got 4x BPS points that weekend for grill/smoker orders, ordered the bottom storage shelf for the MAK 1 after I received the points which payed for a good portion of the bottom storage shelf.
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Old 02-25-2020, 07:47 PM   #18
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So you can get a better deal through BPS than MAK direct sort of?


Guess I’ll be signing up for BPS emails!
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Old 02-25-2020, 07:50 PM   #19
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Besides the door and shelf did you order anything else?
I also got the WiFi controller and ordered the bps package that comes with a cover.
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So you can get a better deal through BPS than MAK direct sort of?


Guess I’ll be signing up for BPS emails!


Those BPS points are $$ in your pocket to spend on MAK accessories (or whatever).
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I also got the WiFi controller and ordered the bps package that comes with a cover.


Nice! But no upper grate?
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So you can get a better deal through BPS than MAK direct sort of?


Guess I’ll be signing up for BPS emails!

Even without a special sale, BPS offers a package deal with the grill where for an extra $100 you get a cover, 40lbs of pellets, some rubs and some other stuff. The cover is $100 by itself from Mak.
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Just signed up for the BPS newsletter!

Thanks for the heads up y’all!
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Old 02-25-2020, 08:03 PM   #24
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Do MAK 2 stars ever go on sale? If so, how low is a typical sale price?

Have they ever done a group buy where a bunch of guys on a forum do a bulk purchase at a discount.

Note. I'm interested but am still kicking the tires.
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Do MAK 2 stars ever go on sale? If so, how low is a typical sale price?

Have they ever done a group buy where a bunch of guys on a forum do a bulk purchase at a discount.

Note. I'm interested but am still kicking the tires.


They do go on sale a couple times/year. Normally Black Friday and Memorial Day. Usually $100 off the 1 Star and $200 off the 2 Star.
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So you can get a better deal through BPS than MAK direct sort of?


Guess I’ll be signing up for BPS emails!
Yes the Memorial Day sale they offered $100 off the 1 Star and $200 off the 2 Star plus the BPS points, I don't recall MAK ever discounting the grills even when BPS has them discounted and when you order from BPS all the MAK Grills and accessories are shipped directly from MAK. I buy a lot of Rubs and Sauces from BPS when they offer free shipping for orders under $75 and those BPS points add up.
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Nice! But no upper grate?
Sorry. I did get a full upper grate.
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Sorry. I did get a full upper grate.


Oh good! That’s huge!! Something cool... the full upper is the same size as the main split grates put together. What this means is you can use the full upper as the main grate when wanted and use the main split grate as 1 or 2 half-upper grates.
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Do MAK 2 stars ever go on sale? If so, how low is a typical sale price?

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A group buy would be nice! I might be interested in that!
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Congrats on the new grill! My new 2 star is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. After owning 2 other pg's over the years and having various issues I decided to go all in on the Mak. I am pretty sure I have read every online pellet grill review over the past few months, and what won me over was the controller and customer service, both of which I have had problems with in the past. I ended up going with the 3/4 upper shelf and grill grates. Still holding out on the wifi, as that seems to be the only issue you see people having. I may break down and use my BPS points for one in a few months though.
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