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  1. Suggest two things. Put the meat in the smoker...

    Suggest two things. Put the meat in the smoker cold then turn on. The longer the outside of the meat is below 140 the more smoke it will absorb. You can always pick up a smoker tube from A-MAZE-N...
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    What Cliff said!

    What Cliff said!
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    On my older unit I purchased the separate solid...

    On my older unit I purchased the separate solid drip pan which I used when only smoking. Rarely used the perforated pan. Cleaning the perforated pan didn't take much effort but that might be because...
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    Excellent! Guess memory is off cause I'm getting...

    Excellent! Guess memory is off cause I'm getting old but hey, still smokin' on the MAK!!!!
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    Cliff, didn't I read somewhere that the newer...

    Cliff, didn't I read somewhere that the newer internal FlameZone upgrade only fits 2016 and newer MAK 2 Stars? Or was that in reference to the MAK 1 Star?

    Matt
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    My MAK 2 Star has always been outdoors on the...

    My MAK 2 Star has always been outdoors on the deck, since 2014. I use the cover when not running and also empty the pellets. It takes only a few seconds so why not, and have less to worry about?...
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    Yes, I've monitored my MAK's grate temps using a...

    Yes, I've monitored my MAK's grate temps using a calibrated therm in the past so I know what the difference is. Upper grate temps tend to be approx +20 but the diff increases when set to 275 &...
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    MAK DADDY is your guy. Call them!

    MAK DADDY is your guy. Call them!
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    When turned on, the MAK defaults to web/wifi...

    When turned on, the MAK defaults to web/wifi control being ON. When not planning to control via the makgrillsmobile app the first thing I always do is turn that off and manually set the Pellet Boss...
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    Do you have web Cntl (wifi) still ON in the...

    Do you have web Cntl (wifi) still ON in the pellet boss?
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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...
  14. 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...
  16. 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.
  17. 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...
  24. 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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