Mak 2 star question

Discussion in 'Pellet Smokers' started by bayamon23, Mar 12, 2016.

  1. bayamon23

    bayamon23 Newbie

    My mak2 star is scheduled to be delivered on Wednesday I have one question should I purchase a digital temperature device such as a maverick or does the digital meat probe that comes with the mak work fine?
  2. schlotz

    schlotz Meat Mopper

    What comes with the MAK work. Now having said that, it's still a GOOD IDEA to have a second (calibrated) therm to verify grate temps in different positions vs the built in one on the MAK, which is located in the back left corner. My 2-Star grate temps run hotter than what the MAK sees.  Not really an issue, you very easily make the adjustment by setting the controller lower to compensate for the difference.

    FWIW, I use a ChefAlarm from Thermoworks with an Airprobe & grate clip. While the cheap $5 oven stand up therms are better than nothing, I've found them to vary widely and they change over time as well.  Always good to know your true temps [​IMG]

    Last edited: Mar 13, 2016
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I don't own a MAK, but I'll bump this and maybe a MAK user will chime in.  

    IMO, ya can't ever have too many Mavericks...I have 3.  Even if the MAK's probe works great, it's often useful to have extra probes for multi meat cooks.

    Congrats on that new 2 Star...they're very nice rigs!  Be sure to show it off with some action shots when it's delivered...

    Happy Smoking! 

  4. bayamon23

    bayamon23 Newbie

    Case closed I will buying a thermometer
  5. bayamon23

    bayamon23 Newbie

    I am shopping on Amazon for a thermometer now and I will post pics of the mak once it's delivered and assembled.

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