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Here’s a list of what’s new on the 2019 MAK 2 Star:
-Increased cooking capacity with 2 extra slide-in grates (great for things like jerky).
**this is the only thing that will not be retrofittable because of all the additional hardware that would be required.
-K-style meat probes.
-Updated firmware version for the Pellet Boss controller.
-Heat governor set from 500* to 600*.
-Updated controller and firmware.
-Grease overflow port.
-Changed a few design issues to make it easier to clean.
One feature I believe made it into the PB's software is how the PB behaves if it loses Wifi. Currently, the PB will default back to SMOKE setpoint if Wifi is enabled and being used. The change would leave the PB's setpoint at whatever temp it was set to. This is a big deal for me as I pretty much stopped using my (expensive!) Wifi option as my MAK reverted to SMOKE (180-ish) during a couple of long cooks.
Current version is either 3.44 or 3.45 I believe. The most recent firmware seems to be very dialed in and resolves the MGM issues that have been so frustrating