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    Yum! Excellent work Cliff, and all for a good...

    Yum! Excellent work Cliff, and all for a good cause. I'm sure many appreciate the hard work you put in. LIKE!

    Matt
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    Cliff has you covered! Regarding using the upper...

    Cliff has you covered! Regarding using the upper rack: with it set to 275, you might want to verify what your actual grate temp is on the upper rack. Mine, for instance mine runs approx 10-12...
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    A couple of things. Have you verified your grate...

    A couple of things. Have you verified your grate temps with a calibrated therm? Once you know how your pellet smoker performs you will be confident in setting the temp and leaving it. Next, if the...
  4. Yeah, I'm usually a 132-135 guy but man that...

    Yeah, I'm usually a 132-135 guy but man that still looks great.
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    Check first to verify it's upgradable to the new...

    Check first to verify it's upgradable to the new flashfire igniter and possibly the improved flame zone. Those two changes should put it about on par with current model capability. Last thing, would...
  6. Would suggest looking into the PowerSmith Ash...

    Would suggest looking into the PowerSmith Ash Vac. Specifically designed for ash. You can also find it on Amazon.
  7. Thread: Wagyu??

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    Agree with TentHunter, follow your brisket...

    Agree with TentHunter, follow your brisket process. It's done when probe tender. BTW, when I smoke all the way up to probe tender, I usually rest it open on the counter for 5-10 min to help lower...
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    Compared to my older MAK 2 Star (2014 model), I...

    Compared to my older MAK 2 Star (2014 model), I can definitely say my newer 2018 version with the FlameZone consumes considerably less pellets. Quite noticeable but haven't spent the time to...
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    Similar experience here. Worked with Dennis and...

    Similar experience here. Worked with Dennis and Bob to test out upgrading the MAK, both for the roaming therm and newer PB Controller. Great company to work with. End result, my MAK is calibrated to...
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    Great Choice and Welcome! You're going to love...

    Great Choice and Welcome! You're going to love your MAK. Remember to season it for a few hours, after that the real fun begins :cool::p
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    Welcome to the forum Josh. Glad to have you in...

    Welcome to the forum Josh. Glad to have you in the MAK family!
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    Glad to hear you're up and running. With each...

    Glad to hear you're up and running. With each use your love of the MAK will increase!

    Matt
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    Congrats on the 2 Star, you're going to love it! ...

    Congrats on the 2 Star, you're going to love it! My suggestion would be a pork butt. Butts are the most forgiving. Remember to season the MAK first. Here is a recipe I normally suggest for the...
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    Welcome from Indiana and to the best job you'll...

    Welcome from Indiana and to the best job you'll ever have, ie Retired!
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    A small Butane torch...

    A small Butane torch.
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    Prime packers do well but got to say that Wagyu...

    Prime packers do well but got to say that Wagyu Briskets are some of the best.
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    Buying from Big Poppa does help support this site...

    Buying from Big Poppa does help support this site - food for thought :D
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    If rain got in? Do you cover your MAK when not...

    If rain got in? Do you cover your MAK when not using it? How long had the pellets been in the hopper prior to having the heat problem?
    After a number of years using the MAK I've established two...
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    Welcome to the MAK family. You are going to love...

    Welcome to the MAK family. You are going to love what you can do on your MAK!

    Matt
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    Get the A-Maze-N tube

    Get the A-Maze-N tube
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    Grilling: the new flame zone design has...

    Grilling: the new flame zone design has significantly improved the already great high sear temps. No worries about searing, you've got with the MAK. Yes you can create a 2 zone grill. Remove the...
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    Your job this morning is to call MAK and discuss...

    Your job this morning is to call MAK and discuss what happened followed by ordering a new ignitor.
  23. Welcome aboard fellow Hoosier! Ahh...you're going...

    Welcome aboard fellow Hoosier! Ahh...you're going to absolutely love your MAK. Foiling as said above is more of a personal preference. I currently don't. Go PURDUE!
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    Welcome from the Hoosier State Greg! IMO you've...

    Welcome from the Hoosier State Greg! IMO you've got the best on the market, and have set yourself up for some wonderful times. Congrats on the new MAK 2 Star. Many of us here are more than willing...
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    You might want to check out the later covers. My...

    You might want to check out the later covers. My MAK-2's cover has clips on both sides. When engaged with their female counter part they gather any excess material and eliminate the wind from blowing...
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