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  1. Oh my!!! Were they as good as they look?
  2. Congrats Jack, sweet lil cooker. Yeah, the Lodge hibachi cookers can get mighty hot...check this out...and I could have gotten it even hotter had I added a bit more fuel to the fire A searing machine!!! The IR temp you see in the 3rd pic was taken on the cooking grate.
  3. Subscribed! Not that I need one...but super curious to see this unfold
  4. Hey John- I really like the MAK! The things I love: -The quality of the cooker. Prior to purchasing this MAK, I was actually able to see many of the major players in the pellet cooker world, pretty much side by side. I was even able to see a few of the internal parts of the cookers. As an example, I was able to touch and feel the fan unit in several different cookers. In doing so, I was very impressed with the quality of the MAK. Even simple things like fan bearings (smooth as butter)... the differences in quality was quite an eye opener for me. The unit just screams quality when you see it in person! Don't get me wrong, there are other very nice pellet cookers on the market, but none surpassing (maybe equal to) the MAK. -I love the fact that I will never have to deal with rust/paint issues on the MAK 2 Star. -Grilling and searing... I didn't realize how much I would like it, mainly because I had my doubts... but I really am enjoying the MAK as a grill. The FlameZone actually does a pretty nice job with searing/grilling. -The smoke flavor is perfect for my tastes. I have gotten more compliments from the food that has come from my MAK then any other cooker I have ever cooked on... and as you know, I have had my fair-share of cookers. -The MAK Pellet Boss controller is amazing! Things I don't love: -Cleaning the stainless steel. I have finally gotten my cleaning routine pretty dialed in, so it's not nearly the chore it was when the MAK was new to me. I now plan on about 7-10 minutes of cleaning after each "normal" cook, and with that time invested, I have been able to keep my cooker looking sharp! Every so often I give it a deep cleaning, that takes me maybe 30 minutes. -Although it does a nice job of grilling/searing, it still doesn't offer a screaming hot flame for ultra quick searing. But I have learned to use my Blackstone griddle right alongside my MAK when I want to do a nice reverse sear. They get along quite well [emoji4] -The size. Although I have had NO problem feeding my BIG family, and entertaining friends/family...there are just times that I think I would enjoy a larger cooking surface. Maybe it's just me thinking it's greener on the other side? I will say, that the MAK 2 Star makes it very easy to double your cooking space for low n slow/baking/roasting by using their full upper rack. The thing I like about the 2 Star's lid is the height. There is plenty of room to comfortably cook 8 HUGE butts, or 4 large briskets when using the full upper grate. Hope this answers your question [emoji4] -Robb
  5. Thanks Ryan! Yes, I caught the concrete guys inhaling the smoke on more then one occasion... lol!
  6. Was able to take the day off today...and a weekday off means there's gonna be smoke rollin'. Today's lunch protein consisted of maple bourbon glazed beef back ribs. Man, they were more like meat candy....soooooo good!
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  8. I don't think I've ever seen you respond to another's new grill like this... hmmm, I'm thinkin' you just need to go out and getcha one [emoji1306]
  9. Agree with the KISS approach! That is the biggest reason I bought my 36" Blackstone griddle a couple of years ago. We love to entertain, and when entertaining large groups, the Blackstone allows me to EASILY bang out a bunch of food with very little effort. Personally, I've done the "grill for 30 on an XL kamado" many times. Not my cup of tea. Now low n slow for 30 on a kamado...easy peasy.
  10. Beautiful!!! Please tell me you did NOT eat that in one sitting
  11. That right there is the definition of PERFECTION! Nicely done, John
  12. That darn Bosco! He's quite the cooker-pusher, eh?!?!
  13. Uh oh! 850 or 1300?
  14. Cool stuff John! Should I decide to buy a Weber Kettle again, the SnS is a given
  15. My my my...yes, I'd say you are still COOKIN! [emoji41]