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    Thanks for clarifying. I know MAK's support is...

    Thanks for clarifying. I know MAK's support is top notch and very responsive. I was reacting to seeing 3 recent posts, 2 here and 1 elsewhere, in a very short time about auger jams. All 3,...
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    I am not sure I understand that "each customer...

    I am not sure I understand that "each customer swapped out for a new bag of pellets, and the issue has been resolved in every case...." when the OP specifically states "Changed to a different brand...
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    A new MAK 2 Star owner on another forum also had...

    A new MAK 2 Star owner on another forum also had auger jams with his new MAK (he bought it in the last couple of months). His jams seemed related to the Bear Mountain pellets that came with the new...
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    Chirp- chirp! Would have done "gobble, gobble",...

    Chirp- chirp! Would have done "gobble, gobble", but then I wouldn't be a cricket. :cool: Have a Safe, Healthy and Sane Thanksgiving folks!
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    Hello from SoCal! You are right - this forum is...

    Hello from SoCal! You are right - this forum is very lightly attended. However, there are still some active MAK owners here, so if you have any questions, please do ask. I know MAK Daddy (the...
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    Being very lazy and wanting to avoid cleaning the...

    Being very lazy and wanting to avoid cleaning the Flamezone top (essentially the "drip pan"), I almost always cook on my MAK 2's upper grate with a foil pan of some sort beneath whatever I am...
  7. Thread: Pellet reviews

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    +1 on those brands. I use Lumberjack for 100%...

    +1 on those brands. I use Lumberjack for 100% Oak. I use CookinPellets.com for their Perfect Mix. And I use Camp Chef's 100% Cherry and 100% Apple.
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    Dale - welcome to PS. Yes, this is a MAK "heavy"...

    Dale - welcome to PS. Yes, this is a MAK "heavy" forum. Many here either have or had other pellet smokers, gassers, charcoal, wood and electric cookers. MAK's are loved for their build quality,...
  9. Thread: Ash removal

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    I owned a Camp Chef DLX before selling it and...

    I owned a Camp Chef DLX before selling it and getting my MAK 2 Star. I really loved the ash dump feature of the CC - no disassembly of anything, just pull the slide to dump the ash into the cup...
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    New Private Message Spam

    Moderators: I am getting new spam from ptom4585 - same stuff as previously blocked spammers.

    TentHunter (Cliff): I could not PM you about this as your mailbox appears to be full.
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    Welcome from SoCal!

    Welcome from SoCal!
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    You should consider upgrading at least the...

    You should consider upgrading at least the firmware on your Pellet Boss controller. There have been some significant upgrades/changes to the controller over the last 8 years.
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    I have both a MAK 2 Star and a very high end...

    I have both a MAK 2 Star and a very high end gasser (Hestan Aspire 36"). I also have a Blackstone griddle. The main reason I have the gasser is that my wife does not like smoked foods or smoke...
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    Welcome from SoCal. There are a number of...

    Welcome from SoCal. There are a number of threads in the "Lounge" section on this forum. Here is one, but if you just poke around, there have been a number of posts in that section asking similar...
  15. CookinPellets sometimes has unique pellets -...

    CookinPellets sometimes has unique pellets - maybe 1-2 years ago they got hold of discarded oak wine barrels, not just the stuff used in the SS tank method of wine making. They sold 40 lb bags of...
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    Big Poppa has gone almost exclusively with BBQ...

    Big Poppa has gone almost exclusively with BBQ Delight including their 100% Oak. You can still get Lumberjack 100% Oak on the big internet retailer if you must have that specific brand.
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    I hear you man. It took me and my buddy 2 hours...

    I hear you man. It took me and my buddy 2 hours to assemble my MAK 2 Star. Most of the angst was lining up the bolts attaching the cooker body to the cart, especially the ones on the far left side....
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    Just to follow-up: Did the removal and cleaning...

    Just to follow-up: Did the removal and cleaning inside and out of both the chamber and the movable hood. Placing the hood back in the closed position really made all the difference. I used a long...
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    Wow Bob! Thanks for the fast response! Tell...

    Wow Bob! Thanks for the fast response! Tell your support folks they can ignore my email about this now. Gonna give this a whirl today.
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    Removing MAK 2 Star Hood

    Folks,

    In some very old threads, the issue of removing the hood to clean the carbon (black flakes) build-up is mentioned. Several stated that removing the hood is "easy", taking just minutes. ...
  21. Thread: I Need Help!!

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    I think the other replies on the features and...

    I think the other replies on the features and benefits of the MAK overall, and the differences between the 1 and 2 Star versions really are spot on. As a former Camp Chef DLX owner (the version just...
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    +1. I always use either the upper rack or a rack...

    +1. I always use either the upper rack or a rack on top of the foil pan.
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    Welcome from SoCal.

    Welcome from SoCal.
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    It is not for sale yet - January, 2020, but you...

    It is not for sale yet - January, 2020, but you can pre-order. AmazingRibs has a review as Meathead and Max visited Weber and got info and a demo.
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    I am a bit confused by the comment about the 3...

    I am a bit confused by the comment about the 3 Star being narrower. The spec for the 3 Star is 30" deep. The spec for the 2 Star is 25" deep. Maybe the specs on the MAK website are old and the...
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