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Old 06-02-2020, 05:04 PM   #31
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They are indeed pretty utilitarian. Cookshacks aren't pretty either. Both are top tier cookers. I think it's funny that Weber took some pretty obvious inspiration from Mak and then gussied it up a bit.
If I didn't have a 1 Star which to me doesn't look like any other grill on the market especially a gasser, I'd own a PG 500. They don't look as cool as the Yoder with comp cart, but utility and performance wise they look fantastic to me.
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Old 06-02-2020, 06:57 PM   #32
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Am I the only one who doesn't like the look of the MAKs? They look very... gas grill to me.
I know this doesn't really matter but I am struggling with them visually.
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:11 PM   #33
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Am I the only one who doesn't like the look of the MAKs? They look very... gas grill to me.
I know this doesn't really matter but I am struggling with them visually.
Matters to me. That's why I bought the 1 Star.

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Old 06-02-2020, 09:52 PM   #34
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I'm ok with the gasser look, it was actually a consideration
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:56 PM   #35
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Another vote for the RecTec Bull, solid build, great warranty, best value for features and money, and it cooks awesome. Long as everyone is posting a pic.....

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Old 06-03-2020, 03:20 PM   #36
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Hello. This is my first post on this forum. I am pleased that the first thread I've read is asking some of the same questions I have.
I have read about several pellet smoker/grills. I see that the GMG controller is 110V/12V and understand that concept. Just not sure if that is something I would need.
The RECTEC 590 looks like it will fit my needs but the GMG DB is less costly.
Any further info will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-03-2020, 06:07 PM   #37
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A buddy of mine just got the Camp Chef Woodwind WiFi 24” with the sear box attachment and is very happy with it. Can’t say I’m not envious! Might be worth a look
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Old 06-03-2020, 07:28 PM   #38
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Another vote for the RecTec Bull, solid build, great warranty, best value for features and money, and it cooks awesome. Long as everyone is posting a pic.....
I don’t know...I just love a big, solid counterweight on mine for that big heavy lid with insulator.
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Old 06-03-2020, 07:46 PM   #39
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I don’t know...I just love a big, solid counterweight on mine for that big heavy lid with insulator.
That is a sexy cooker!

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Old 06-03-2020, 07:54 PM   #40
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Hello. This is my first post on this forum. I am pleased that the first thread I've read is asking some of the same questions I have.
I have read about several pellet smoker/grills. I see that the GMG controller is 110V/12V and understand that concept. Just not sure if that is something I would need.
The RECTEC 590 looks like it will fit my needs but the GMG DB is less costly.
Any further info will be greatly appreciated.
Hi Got my Rec tec 590 a few weeks ago..Best $$ I could have spent on a pellet smoker. Did an 10hr over night help temps all night long.Built really good. Customer service has been top notch! I only did 5 cooks on it, only problem could have been more smoke flavor. Spend the extra $$ and thank me later.
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Old 06-04-2020, 09:39 AM   #42
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Hi Got my Rec tec 590 a few weeks ago..Best $$ I could have spent on a pellet smoker. Did an 10hr over night help temps all night long.Built really good. Customer service has been top notch! I only did 5 cooks on it, only problem could have been more smoke flavor. Spend the extra $$ and thank me later.
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Hi Dan - pellet smokers are designed to be able to hold temps overnight. That's what they do - it isn't 590 specific.


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Old 06-04-2020, 09:45 AM   #43
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i owned a Yoder and loved it, but capacity was not big enough at the time, so traded for a Lonestargrillz IVC, If your looking for a pellet smoker only, I would check out Smoke Daddy's vertical pellet smoker, I have seriously considered buying one myself.

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Old 06-04-2020, 10:04 AM   #44
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Hi Got my Rec tec 590 a few weeks ago..Best $$ I could have spent on a pellet smoker. Did an 10hr over night help temps all night long.Built really good. Customer service has been top notch! I only did 5 cooks on it, only problem could have been more smoke flavor. Spend the extra $$ and thank me later.
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Dan, have you tried the "smoke" setting yet to see if it gives you more smoke flavor? I haven't had the chance to use that feature.
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:54 AM   #45
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MAK's controller program is designed to produce tons of smoke flavor, which it does, very well. I had to use smoke generators with my other pellet smokers, but once I got the MAK, the smoke generators were totally unnecessary.
I can't understand why the myth of "all pellet grills produce light smoke flavor" persists, even though many have posted differently.
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