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After 14 years, it was finally time to get a new smoker...

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    #16
    Welcome aboard the MAK train. Did you get the blank flamezone pan (no removable covers) I can't tell from your pics? I often consider adding that to my arsenal since MOST of my cooking on the MAK is not grilling.

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    • glitchy
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      I ordered that within the first month of getting mine.

    • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
      ItsAllGoneToTheDogs commented
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      glitchy I want it, I don't need it... and I'm saving up for the super smoker box that is insanely expensive... but ya never know, I can hide the blank flame zone purchase a little easier

    • T-bone
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      Thanks and I did get the blank flamezone pan. I have a Napolean gasser, so Iโ€™ve never even installed the original flamezone pan.

    #17
    Thanks for your service! My supervisor was a Chief Petty Officer and did some time on subs.

    My truck is a 2007, DON'T GIVE IT ANY IDEAS.

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    • Mr. Bones
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      Bubblehead...

    • T-bone
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      Bubbleheads are...uh...special.

    #18
    Hearing posts like this makes me revisit getting a pellet smoker.
    Thanks for the write up ๐Ÿ‘and giving me that itch again ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜

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    • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
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      There's an early gen 1 star in excellent condition for 600 bucks in PA for sale. Won't be a great griller like the newer ones, but should pump out excellent smoke for a pellet grill... or a certain someone has a very upgraded newer 2 star for a lot more half a days drive away

    • T-bone
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      Thanks and take the plunge. I'm a big fan of how easy and quick it is to use a pellet grill.

    #19
    Great write up as well as pictures. It looks like you have set the bar pretty high.

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      #20
      That is an awesome break-in! Congrats on your new smoker and spectacular first cooks, sounds like you have great times ahead.

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        #21
        WOW,,,,great pics and great write up,,,,
        U certainly take breaking in a new cooker seriously,,,๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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          #22
          Great right up and pictures! I hope you enjoy that cooker for many years to come, and thank you for your service.

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            #23
            Nice idea with a rub on smoked cheese. Wish I had thought of that.

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            • T-bone
              T-bone commented
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              I can't take credit for it. I saw it in the MAK Facebook group and was real happy with how simple and good it was. Vary the seasoning and you can totally change the flavor profile to match whatever you want.

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