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    All squared away, easy as pie. I noticed on the retail site you have nonstick grill mats for indirect cooking. Any thought on carrying some fitted stainless mesh for direct grilling? Would be nice for doing vegetables directly over the flame zone.

    Got my 2* set up, looks great, burn in cycle complete, held temp perfectly. I was surprised how much smoke it was putting out even at 450* (used CookinPellets Perfect). I won't get to take her for a spin until next weekend. Probably do a tritip smoke/grill to start since I won't have time for a proper smoke yet.

    Is there a high heat / high efficiency, lower flavor wood I can use for grilling? There are times when grilling I might want to minimize smoke flavor, which I guess means just use oak or alder and I assume those woods would be cheaper--and at really high temp why waste money on the actual flavor woods?

    EDIT: Found this wood BTU chart for anyone curious. Firewood BTU Charts - BTU of Firewood Cor
    So presumably the controller is going to give you the same temp regardless--although there might be a minor difference in max temp achieved--and higher BTU pellets may lower consumption. Looks like Hickory > Apple > Red Oak = Maple. Probably use Maple as my neutral high temp wood, prices being equal.
    Last edited by GoodRevrnd; 02-26-2018 at 01:19 AM.

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    Also, is it okay to leave pellets in the hopper (I guess as long as the grill is covered)?

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    I never take the pellets out of our hopper. Our MAK is in a shed out of the weather, and we use it often enough, and change pellet flavors often, so it's never been an issue.
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    glad it worked out! now post some pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodRevrnd View Post
    Also, is it okay to leave pellets in the hopper (I guess as long as the grill is covered)?
    I live in the PNW, and in the winter when it isn't raining, it's thinking about raining. My 2* has the MAK cover on it and is tucked underneath the roof overhang on the deck. The pellets stay in the hopper between cooks. Moist pellets have not been an issue.

    BTW, I've noticed on BPS website that BBQ Delight doesn't have Maple pellets anymore. Curious.......

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    glad it worked out! now post some pics!
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