MMMM.. BRISKET..
The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.  



Our Homepage Donation to Forum Overhead Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Amazon Affiliate
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, equipment and outdoor cookin' . ** Other cooking techniques are welcomed for when your cookin' in the kitchen. Post your hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures, but stay on topic and watch for that hijacking.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-21-2021, 09:12 AM   #1
Bob C Cue
Babbling Farker

 
Bob C Cue's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-16-14
Location: St. Louis, MO
Default New MAK Owners Post Your First Cooks Here!

By now I suspect that almost all of the 25 folks that took advantage of the BBQ Brethren MAK group buy will have received their new grills.

So let's use this thread to post your first few cooks and thoughts on using your brand new MAKs. I have already posted mine in another thread but how about everyone doing the same so we can show our appreciation for MAK and Robb and anyone else who helped put this together?

Gentlemen, start your enzymes!
__________________
MAK 1Star
Weber OTG
Pit Barrel Cooker
Thermapen Classic
Thermoworks Smoke

Poll nitpickers are never happy unless they have a nit to pick with a poll.
Bob C Cue is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->


Old 04-21-2021, 09:15 AM   #2
PatAttack
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
PatAttack's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-19-11
Location: In the Marsh
Default

As soon as Robb sells me his **, I'll be in this thread.
__________________
"You have never lived until you have almost died". "For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know".-Unknown Vietnam Soldier

22" WSM
22" Weber Gold
Weber Smoky Joe
Weber Gasser
Rec-Tec 590
PatAttack is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Old 04-21-2021, 10:32 AM   #3
TravelingJ
is One Chatty Farker

 
Join Date: 09-07-12
Location: Independence, MO
Name/Nickname : Justin
Default

Mine has been stuck in Utah since Friday ) = Haven't even bothered to thaw anything out yet.
TravelingJ is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 04-21-2021, 10:39 AM   #4
rwalters
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
rwalters's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-08-12
Location: Columbia, TN
Name/Nickname : Robb
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PatAttack View Post
As soon as Robb sells me his **, I'll be in this thread.

Taking offers... goes to highest bidder. So far PJTexas is leading at $9k. Includes lots of good juju :)
__________________
MAK 2 Star -- MAK 3 Star -- Camp Chef FTG 900
Follower of Jesus, Husband of 1, Father of 9, Lover of people
"Ya don't win friends with salad!"
Come follow my adventures on Instagram: @bbqmakdaddy
rwalters is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Old 04-21-2021, 11:05 AM   #5
PatAttack
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
PatAttack's Avatar
 
Join Date: 07-19-11
Location: In the Marsh
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rwalters View Post
Taking offers... goes to highest bidder. So far PJTexas is leading at $9k. Includes lots of good juju :)


Pete's lies are as big as the state he lives in!
__________________
"You have never lived until you have almost died". "For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know".-Unknown Vietnam Soldier

22" WSM
22" Weber Gold
Weber Smoky Joe
Weber Gasser
Rec-Tec 590
PatAttack is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 04-21-2021, 07:49 PM   #6
pjtexas1
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
pjtexas1's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-28-11
Location: Belton, Tx
Name/Nickname : Texas Pete
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rwalters View Post
Taking offers... goes to highest bidder. So far PJTexas is leading at $9k. Includes lots of good juju :)
I got outbid? I'll go $9100...
Can't wait to have a 3*.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
__________________
Paul (aka Texas Pete)
SF 24x36 Midnight Edition / Mak 1-Star /Abe's 48" Insulated Cabinet / 22.5 OTG / 28" BS / Jimmy with CB Roti and pizza kit / Red Box on custom cart / Char-Griller Kettle / Barrel House Cooker / Pit Boss Copperhead / Char-Griller Akorn Jr

The 2021 Texas BBQ Brethren Fall Bash Planning Post! (Link)
pjtexas1 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 04-21-2021, 07:50 PM   #7
pjtexas1
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
pjtexas1's Avatar
 
Join Date: 12-28-11
Location: Belton, Tx
Name/Nickname : Texas Pete
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PatAttack View Post
[emoji23]



Pete's lies are as big as the state he lives in! [emoji23]
Are too!

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
__________________
Paul (aka Texas Pete)
SF 24x36 Midnight Edition / Mak 1-Star /Abe's 48" Insulated Cabinet / 22.5 OTG / 28" BS / Jimmy with CB Roti and pizza kit / Red Box on custom cart / Char-Griller Kettle / Barrel House Cooker / Pit Boss Copperhead / Char-Griller Akorn Jr

The 2021 Texas BBQ Brethren Fall Bash Planning Post! (Link)
pjtexas1 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 04-22-2021, 12:31 PM   #8
Bush438
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 04-10-15
Location: New Jersey
Default

I received mine on Monday but haven't had the chance to set it up yet. I will certainly take some pics and post my first cook. I was impressed with the packaging.

Also for those of you posting please let us know if you are starting off with the provided Bear Mountain Hickory pellets or something else.
Reading a few other posts, some are now saying the MAK has potential to give a heavier smoke flavor compared to a Yoder. I myself am looking for a nice clean mild smoke flavor. But it looks like most owners have no complaints about the smoke profile provided by the MAK.

I am going to try the provided hickory pellets first but will definitely try the gourmet blend.
__________________
MAK 1 Star ~ WSM 18.5 ~ Weber Kettle 18 ~ PBC ~ Weber Genesis EP-330 ~ Thermapen Mk4
Bush438 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 04-22-2021, 12:52 PM   #9
TravelingJ
is One Chatty Farker

 
Join Date: 09-07-12
Location: Independence, MO
Name/Nickname : Justin
Default

I plan to use Lumberjack Comp blend at first. I have several bags of it left, and I want to do a few dual cooks. I think we have all wondered about this smoker vs others, so I plan to do a few head to heads for our own knowledge of how this compares to my current pellet smoker.

I am curious about the Bear Mountain pellets, but also liked the point in the other thread about using milder pellets. It's something to keep in mind if there are things you'd rather have on the lighter side.
TravelingJ is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 04-22-2021, 02:16 PM   #10
Bob C Cue
Babbling Farker

 
Bob C Cue's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-16-14
Location: St. Louis, MO
Default

I am currently cooking 2 St. Louis style ribs on the MAK. This will be my first rib cook on my new grill. I have it set at 225 and noticed a few minutes ago it is running at 230 degrees.

What should I do? Should I ask for a replacement model, should I ask for my money back and buy a Traeger, or should I set it at the curb and hope someone takes it off of my hands?
__________________
MAK 1Star
Weber OTG
Pit Barrel Cooker
Thermapen Classic
Thermoworks Smoke

Poll nitpickers are never happy unless they have a nit to pick with a poll.
Bob C Cue is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from: --->
Old 04-22-2021, 02:26 PM   #11
4ever3
somebody shut me the fark up.

 
4ever3's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-29-12
Location: Tulsa
Default

Sorry to hear of the temp problems Bob, you should get rid of that hunk of junk!!!

(I’ll be there Saturday to remove it from yer property(no charge))
__________________
Jeremy

Old Oklahoma Joe (Opal)
Weber Summit Charcoal (Waylon)
MAK 2 Star (Maybel)
28” Blackstone Pro (Bonnie)
@mabeltothetable on Instagram

“The cannons don’t thunder, there’s nothing to plunder, I’m an over 40 victim of fate...”
4ever3 is online now   Reply With Quote


Old 04-22-2021, 02:29 PM   #12
Bob C Cue
Babbling Farker

 
Bob C Cue's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-16-14
Location: St. Louis, MO
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 4ever3 View Post
Sorry to hear of the temp problems Bob, you should get rid of that hunk of junk!!!

(I’ll be there Saturday to remove it from yer property(no charge))
I just checked it again and now its running at 225. I could perhaps live with it if I knew it would always be 5 degrees over but these wild temperature swings are really unacceptable.
__________________
MAK 1Star
Weber OTG
Pit Barrel Cooker
Thermapen Classic
Thermoworks Smoke

Poll nitpickers are never happy unless they have a nit to pick with a poll.
Bob C Cue is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 04-22-2021, 11:19 PM   #13
jj13
Got Wood.
 
jj13's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-26-21
Location: IL
Name/Nickname : Jim
Default

I picked up a bag of B&B comp blend and Pitboss comp blend, I’ll let you know how those are.
jj13 is offline   Reply With Quote


Old 04-23-2021, 04:38 AM   #14
rwalters
Quintessential Chatty Farker

 
rwalters's Avatar
 
Join Date: 06-08-12
Location: Columbia, TN
Name/Nickname : Robb
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob C Cue View Post
I just checked it again and now its running at 225. I could perhaps live with it if I knew it would always be 5 degrees over but these wild temperature swings are really unacceptable.

Should’ve built a UDS!
__________________
MAK 2 Star -- MAK 3 Star -- Camp Chef FTG 900
Follower of Jesus, Husband of 1, Father of 9, Lover of people
"Ya don't win friends with salad!"
Come follow my adventures on Instagram: @bbqmakdaddy
rwalters is online now   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Old 04-23-2021, 08:46 AM   #15
Bush438
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 04-10-15
Location: New Jersey
Default

Does anyone have GrillGrates that they use with their MAK? If so what size did you get, I know MAK advises not to get one that covers the whole surface, only partial.

Also, if you have had experience with the one MAK sells as well as the GrillGrates version please let me know your thoughts. I’ve used the GrillGrates one on a kettle and Weber gasser and like them very much. I’m more inclined to this product as it has the “valleys” for sizzle and you can turn them upside down into a flat top.
__________________
MAK 1 Star ~ WSM 18.5 ~ Weber Kettle 18 ~ PBC ~ Weber Genesis EP-330 ~ Thermapen Mk4
Bush438 is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
Webers Rule.. Great Weber

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.
Custom search MAY not work(no display box) in some configurations of Internet Explorer. Please use compliant version of Firefox or Chrome.







All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts