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Old 05-28-2018, 03:20 PM   #121
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After nothing but Traeger timberline frustration I recently went with Mak 1 Star... love love love it. Doing some slow roasted tomatoes on there now, searing steaks for dinner (1s time). It was between Yoder and Mak for me and ultimately no one ever seems unhappy with Mak; Yoder folks are also in love by you hear some whatnots of frustration here and there...

https://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/s...d.php?t=260637 = my initial thoughts on it and lots of great discussion/input.
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:00 PM   #122
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Reality off having kids, one of them figure skating year round has killed my stick burner dreams. So I asm looking for a pellet grill that can handle northern weather, and allows me to step out to a rink. Thinking either Rec Tec Rt700, Yoder 640, or maybe Pitts and Spitts. Thoughts suggestions, is a comp cart worthwhile?
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:02 PM   #123
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Also what general options do you find necessary, front shelves, extra rack?
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:08 PM   #124
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Reality off having kids, one of them figure skating year round has killed my stick burner dreams. So I asm looking for a pellet grill that can handle northern weather, and allows me to step out to a rink. Thinking either Rec Tec Rt700, Yoder 640, or maybe Pitts and Spitts. Thoughts suggestions, is a comp cart worthwhile?
Out of those 3 it would be the Yoder and I wouldn't own a Yoder without the Comp Cart.
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Old 05-29-2018, 05:24 PM   #125
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Reality off having kids, one of them figure skating year round has killed my stick burner dreams. So I asm looking for a pellet grill that can handle northern weather, and allows me to step out to a rink. Thinking either Rec Tec Rt700, Yoder 640, or maybe Pitts and Spitts. Thoughts suggestions, is a comp cart worthwhile?
You might want to consider one of the new Traeger Timberline models. They are double wall insulated. I have had my Timberline 1300 about a month and love it. It has lots of cooking capacity and very small temp fluctuations.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:38 PM   #126
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After nothing but Traeger timberline frustration I recently went with Mak 1 Star... love love love it. Doing some slow roasted tomatoes on there now, searing steaks for dinner (1s time). It was between Yoder and Mak for me and ultimately no one ever seems unhappy with Mak; Yoder folks are also in love by you hear some whatnots of frustration here and there...

https://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/s...d.php?t=260637 = my initial thoughts on it and lots of great discussion/input.
I am having the same issue right now. I am getting ready to order a new pellet grill and was set on the Yoder YS640, then the MAK 2Star General came into play. I just do not know which one I want now. I do know the 2 Star General is pricy. I am just wondering if the Yoder will cook as good as the MAK 2 Star General? $3K is allot of money for a pellet smoker.
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Old 05-29-2018, 06:46 PM   #127
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I went thru the same debate/decision last year with help from this forum. Got down to Memphis, Yoder, and Mak.

Nixed the Memphis because too much $ and set up more for grillin. I wanted a pellet smoker for overnight automatic smoking, and plan to keep grillin on my Weber. But if you want to grill with pellets, Memphis might be the best choice.

I liked the Yoder because it's set up like my stickburners. But chose the Mak because 1- the Yoder 640 was more $ than Mak 1-star, 2- read about too many paint problems with the Yoder, 3- figured the smaller volume and profile of the Mak might make it smokier, 4- liked the Mak's center burn pot and exhaust louvres instead of a stack for pellets, and 5- IMHO Mak has the best controller. You can program cooks with different phases at different temp's for different times, including programming an IT meat temp using the included probe. And it shifts from one to the other automatically all night while you sleep.

I love it so far; no issue with lack of smoke flavour; no need for smoke tubes; built solid, great delivery, packaging, and assembly; and Mak are great to work with. My only complaint is the cover is sort of a one-size-fits-all, and since I didn't get the side shelf it hangs like a big baggie on mine.
Sorry I missed this. Nice write up. I have looked at the 1 star and wondered if it would cook as good as the 2 star. I know the 2 star is allot more money, but I know if I get the 1 star, I will wish later that I bought the 2 Star and it will eat at me. Not something you buy all the time and would like this grill to be my last for along time. Just a question, do you believe the 1 star cooks as good as the 2 star and can you put in a top rack? I have never done an over night cook. I have gotten up early though to get things started. What do you cook overnight, Brisket? Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:14 PM   #128
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Sorry I missed this. Nice write up. I have looked at the 1 star and wondered if it would cook as good as the 2 star. I know the 2 star is allot more money, but I know if I get the 1 star, I will wish later that I bought the 2 Star and it will eat at me. Not something you buy all the time and would like this grill to be my last for along time. Just a question, do you believe the 1 star cooks as good as the 2 star and can you put in a top rack? I have never done an over night cook. I have gotten up early though to get things started. What do you cook overnight, Brisket? Thanks for the feedback.


I have owned and cooked on both. They both are phenomenal cookers. Really depends on your budget and priorities as far as what you need in a cooker. If just going for a killer smoker, the 1 Star is very hard to beat! If you want more than a smoker, the 2 Star is where it’s at, IMO.
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Old 05-29-2018, 07:20 PM   #129
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Sorry I missed this. Nice write up. I have looked at the 1 star and wondered if it would cook as good as the 2 star. I know the 2 star is allot more money, but I know if I get the 1 star, I will wish later that I bought the 2 Star and it will eat at me. Not something you buy all the time and would like this grill to be my last for along time. Just a question, do you believe the 1 star cooks as good as the 2 star and can you put in a top rack? I have never done an over night cook. I have gotten up early though to get things started. What do you cook overnight, Brisket? Thanks for the feedback.
If you have the Flame Zone they cook exactly the same, you like the additional features the 2 Star offers then get the 2 Star. I purchased the 1 Star because it has the same grate space as the 2 Star with a smaller footprint which is what I need.
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Old 05-30-2018, 01:54 AM   #130
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New to the pellet scene, I just bought a Yoder YS640. I have only done 3 cooks with three different brands of pellets so far. So far so good as they say.


Good looking rig, man I bet you burn allot of pellets keeping that thing in the heat..


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Old 05-30-2018, 01:57 AM   #131
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Any love out there for the Blazin Grill lineup? Seem to have several nice features like pellet dump, stainless racks and drip tray, and double-wall construction.


I just got the gridiron. Being delivered tomorrow..


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Old 05-30-2018, 06:42 AM   #132
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Regarding the re-flash on the Timberline, the 2.0.1 update seems to have fixed the ambient temperature thermometer which always read 25 degrees higher than it should and IMO cause the cook temp to fluctuate +/- 40 degrees when the outdoor temps were over 75 degrees.

That said, I can't wait to get rid of it and get a Mak. Does Mak and/or Big Poppa Smokers typically have Cyber Monday sales?
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Old 05-30-2018, 04:17 PM   #133
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If you have the Flame Zone they cook exactly the same, you like the additional features the 2 Star offers then get the 2 Star. I purchased the 1 Star because it has the same grate space as the 2 Star with a smaller footprint which is what I need.
You are making sense. I certainly don’t need that warming box. I mean if they cook the same, then the 1 star may be good enough. Is the 1 star still insulated?
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You are making sense. I certainly don’t need that warming box. I mean if they cook the same, then the 1 star may be good enough. Is the 1 star still insulated?


None of the MAK’s are insulated. The 1 Star is a smoking machine though! :)
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Here's a few things that have come off my 1 star with the flame zone. Love this thing.

BTW, it puts out crazy smoke with good pellets. I like this more because I raise the temps to make for a cleaner burn. Makes the 275 that I like cooking my ribs at give a nice smoke flavor while having the meat the texture I enjoy. I'm not the biggest fan of the taste from piles of smoke even if it's coming from pellets and the ability to give smoke flavor even at higher temps is a heck of a plus IMO.



Oakridge chile lime rub wings



Jerk wings


a few quickie strips



Some pork shoulder





Pork belly and pork belly Oklahoma onion burgers with blackstone assist








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