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    8 Years and Going Strong

    I jumped in early and picked up #372, 2 Star back in 2011. I was the first purchase at our local retailer, Ranch and Home. I have smoked many butts and chinook in the 8 yrs since, and it's running...
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    Yes, Wolverine, I was very happy to see it...

    Yes, Wolverine, I was very happy to see it respond and light, and get through the smoke. Today, after resting all day, I tested it out. It worked perfectly, starting and lighting without a glitch....
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    Yes, for sure. The MAK lasted through the cook...

    Yes, for sure. The MAK lasted through the cook yesterday. Haven't tried to start it since. I'll do that today, and already have a call in with MAK.
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    MAK finally lit

    Thank you both for the timely response.

    Weirdest thing. Took off the side panel exposing the fan, and electronics. Didn't really do anything, just poked around. Nothing was loose, and all the...
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    MAK 2 Star Won't Start

    Guys/Gals,

    Summary: The unit only started in "cooldown" mode. Now it is starting and attempting to light, but there is no ignition.

    Discussion:

    My MAK 2 Star, #372, decided to let me...
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    Love my MAK 2 Star. When you buy a MAK, you buy...

    Love my MAK 2 Star. When you buy a MAK, you buy quality... which is priceless.
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    Sticky: Thanks for the quick reply. That makes sense. ...

    Thanks for the quick reply. That makes sense. My concern is that the first cook could be a bit difficult to time without any uncertainty for a gathering.
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    Sticky: Is it OK to brine it, freeze it, and then smoke...

    Is it OK to brine it, freeze it, and then smoke it later?
  9. Went with the MAK 2 Star, a few reasons. MADE IN...

    Went with the MAK 2 Star, a few reasons. MADE IN USA, and QUALITY CONTROL and with MAK, the customer service begins after you buy it. I haven't done much research on Memphis Pro, read the threads...
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    Welcome! i grew up in CT, does that count? ...

    Welcome!

    i grew up in CT, does that count? Been "out West" since '83. Currently live near where MAK's are manufactured, and that pleases me greatly. You're going to really be happy with your...
  11. Thanks for the warm, Smokey welcome. I just...

    Thanks for the warm, Smokey welcome. I just bougth the grill grate last night. I thought it came with the teflon grate because they had it in the display model, and that was extra.

    I can't...
  12. Lit off the M2SG 572 at 4:43 PM PST Here's a Pic

    Burning off the metal smell.

    My dogs like it as much as I do apparently! I think they've associated big shiny things on the back deck with meat scraps.
  13. New MAK 2 Star in WA State Manufacture No. 372

    :cool:

    Pulled the trigger. What an awesome grill. I'm itching to light her off!

    Anyone know who sells aftermarket sear grates for it? I'm thinking stainless steel, or preferrably cast...
  14. My name is RJ and I'm a pellet smoker WANNABE

    I'm looking at either the MAK or the FEPG1000.
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