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  1. 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...
  8. Thread: New guy

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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.
  17. 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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    After several years, a rookie mistake?

    When the weather & health went the wrong way the MAK sat covered on the deck for the last two months. What I didn't remember was not dumping the remaining pellets from the hopper. Went to fire up...
  21. Thread: steak sear

    by mcschlotz
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    Only if you want them to be. If you want two...

    Only if you want them to be. If you want two temp areas, leave one on. In that case I would leave the front one on.
  22. Thread: steak sear

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    Nope. The disbursement is funneled correctly so...

    Nope. The disbursement is funneled correctly so that the heat is basically even throughout. Of course if you remove just one FZ cover then the heat will obviously find is way to that area. Path of...
  23. Thread: Anything New

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    The good news, you've got a great piece of...

    The good news, you've got a great piece of equipment on the way, AND just about all of the newer stuff can be retro fitted, minus the extra grates. Don't sweat the decision too much, you'll love...
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    Sounds like he has been brought up well! Doesn't...

    Sounds like he has been brought up well! Doesn't drink, another BIG PLUS!!! Personally, I think it would be cool to have smoked yummies around on demand. Also agree, there's nothing better than...
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    Hmm... I can hear the 'dear dad' story coming on....

    Hmm... I can hear the 'dear dad' story coming on. I'm in college, we eat pizza, tacos, burgers, coffee and other beverages we won't discuss... having a great time exploring my freedom. See you...
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