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Unread 03-08-2012, 12:38 PM   #1
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Default My New Competition Smoker

MAK Four Star grill. A serious piece of equipment. Ordered it today.
1000 sq. inches, 2 fire pots, 170 to 650 degrees, pellet boss, wi-fi, 8 probes, 2-20 lbs pellet hoppers, expandable up to 6000 sq. inches. solid 304 stainless, and bulit like a tank by MAK grills. The Four Star was the winner of the 2012 Vesta, Heart and Home Show.


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Wow, you ordered one! Congrats. Wish I could have one of those bad boys.
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Nice! Congrats.
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One word----WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wow, that looks like a beast!
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that is really sharp. I found a price on it @ 8K and was wondering what your thoughts on that cooker would be that makes it a better cooker than some less expensive alternatives?
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First off, I should say that we are MAK dealers here in SLC. MAKs really are the Mercedes Benz of smokers, and the Four Star looks to be in a whole different class all together (just my opinion). We have a retail meat market, and want to sell BBQ here at the store, as well as do some catering on the side. So for me it really wasn't a hard choice. We have used MAKs in competitions and had success with them, they do produce a great smoke profile when used with high quality pellets. But like its often said "it's the cook, not the cooker." there are many fine pellet grills out on the market. But Bob and his crew at MAK really are passionate about the equipment they sell.
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It cooks better than it looks...great cooker from a great company and better folks.

@ greendriver, you can set one side for say 180 for a good smoke and set the other side to 250. So know you get good smoke at a higher temp. Or, turn that thing up to 315 and have some great chicken and a lot of it.

I've had the pleasure of cooking on the 4 Star (#1 prototype), and it was awesome. Bob has made vast improvements since then and I can bet it's even better now.
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WOW! Love it! Cant wait to see it in Vegas!
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Super jealous. MAK makes a great product. We would love to get one but the price with the cart is way out of our price range. Can't wait to get your review once it arrives.
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That is sweet
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Derrick now I'm jealous, you've cooked on it and I haven't. Cameron the bummer is we won't have it for Vegas, it's 10-12 weeks out. This baby is going to put out some great BBQ. Thanks you guys, Chris loved your book.
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Look for Too Broke To Smoke in Vegas...drop by and say HI!
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Will do, are you doing Santa Anita this weekend.
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