Mak Grills | EP-429-2G | Owner`s manual | Mak Grills EP-429-2G Owner`s manual

Superior Wood
Pellet BBQ
Smoker-Grills
GENERAL
MAK GRILLS
Owner’s Manual
Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill
Model EP-429-2G
MAK GRILLS
Owner’s Manual
Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill
Model EP-429-2G
Welcome to the MAK GRILLS family! We appreciate your purchase of our
quality, American-made products, proudly built in Dallas, Oregon. MAK
GRILLS is proud to be an American company that makes every effort to
purchase products locally.
If you have any questions concerning the assembly or operation of your
MAK GRILL, please call us at (503) 623-1234. You may also reach us via
email: service@makgrills.com. Additional useful information and help can
be found on our website, www.makgrills.com
Please record the following information here for future reference:
Grill Serial number (back left side of the pellet hopper) _______________
Inspected by:_____________________________ Date: _____________
Date Purchased:__________ Purchased From: ____________________
Please keep your sales receipt in a safe place for reference if needed.
NOTICE!
PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE MANUAL BEFORE
ASSEMBLING OR USING YOUR MAK GRILL!
The MAK GRILL was designed for RESIDENTIAL OUTDOOR
USE ONLY! Any other use may cause serious injury and will
void any and all warranties. Do not operate this grill in the
vicinity of any liquid combustibles such as gasoline or use any
such items inside the unit. Maintain a clearance of at least (20)
twenty inches around this grill at all times. Only touch handles
with the understanding that the unit will be HOT during
operation. In case of fire or other emergency, unplug the unit
from the power source. Before removing electronics panel or
the Pellet Boss Control Board for servicing or any other
reason, disconnect unit from power source.
Superior Wood Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grills
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PACKAGE CONTENTS
Page 3
BBQ PARTS LIST & DIAGRAM
Page 3
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
Page 7
READ THIS BEFORE USING!
Page 11
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Page 13
MAINTAINING YOUR GRILL
Page 19
TROUBLE SHOOTING & REPAIR
Page 20
GRILL WARRANTY
Page 23
BASIC MAK GRILL RECIPES
Page 26
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
2
PACKAGE CONTENTS
There will be some assembly required with your grill. All necessary
hardware and tools required for proper assembly of your MAK GRILL are
included with the grill. Please make sure you have each of the items
listed below when removing your grill from the packaging. Please refer to
the BBQ PARTS LIST for help in identifying the individual components
needed to assemble your grill. We have included some extra hardware
such as screws and washers for your convenience.
Please note: The approximate assembly time for this grill is between
60-90 minutes.
BBQ PARTS LIST
ITEM
DESCRIPTION / QUANTITY
1
Main body of pellet grill (1)
2
Front Legs (2) With Locking Casters
3
Rear Legs (2) With Non-locking Casters
4
Bottom shelf (1)
5
Warmer/Smoker box (1)
6
Back splash (1)
7
Side cover handles (2)
8
Grill lid handle (1)
3
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
ITEM
DESCRIPTION / QUANTITY
9
Ash clean-out door (1)
10
Grease bucket (1)
11
Heat diffuser (1)
12
Grease shield
13
Grease tray (1)
14
Flame Zone™ cover (1)
15
Split Cooking Grates (2)
16
Warmer/Smoker box grate (1)
17
Warmer/Smoker box grease tray (1)
18
Tool hanger (1)
19
Tool pack (1)
21
Owner’s manual (1)
22
Meat probe (1)
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
4
DESCRIPTION / QUANTITY
ITEM
Hardware:
25
¼” x 1/2” long screw (40) use 5/32 hex wrench
26
1/4” lock washer (36)
27
1/4” x 5/8” flat washer (5)
28
#6 x 3/8” long screw (4) use 3/32 hex wrench
29
#6 lock washer (4)
Optional Accessories:
«
«
«
«
«
Meat Probe
Upper Grill Grate
Half Upper Grill Grate
Griddle
Searing Grate
«
«
«
«
«
Remote Boss Wireless Control
Grill Cover
Rib Rack
Pellets
Pellet Bucket
Note:
Accessories not manufactured by MAK GRILLS, or made
for MAK GRILLS may end up causing damage to your grill.
When purchasing an accessory make sure that it does not
interfere or restrict the airflow within the grill. If you have
any questions, please contact us.
5
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
BBQ DIAGRAM
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
6
ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE: The assembly of the 2 Star General Grill requires (2) two people.
Before you begin the assembly process, take the outer cardboard
surrounding the grill from the pallet, flatten it and use that to place the
barbecue onto during assembly. Remove all parts and components from
the grill and pallet and place them in an area that allows you to get to them,
but does not interfere with the assembly process. Lay unit on its back on
the cardboard. Install screws part way in each step, but don't tighten them
until all screws have been started.
STEP 1
Install front and rear legs (rear legs have 4 holes) using 4 each (16
total), ¼” x ½” screws and lock washers. Note: Casters are attached to
legs.
Step 1 - 1
Step 1 - 2
STEP 2
Install bottom shelf using 8 each
¼” x ½” screws and lock washers.
7
Step 2
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
STEP 3
(Step 5-1) With the assistance of one other person, install the
Warmer/Smoker box by tilting it into position, resting the box on the
hanging hem bracket. (Step 5-2) Secure the box to the barbecue body
using the ¼” x ½” screws and lock washers.
Step 3
Step 3
STEP 4
Install back splash using 6 each
¼” x ½” screws and lock washers.
Step 4
STEP 5
Install 1 each ¼” x ½” screw into
the ash clean-out door part way
so that the end of the screw is
pointed up towards the bottom of
the grill. Slide door into the slots
located on the underside of the
barbecue cooking chamber then
tighten the screw.
Step 5
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
8
STEP 6
Place the Warmer/Smoker box
grease tray and grate into the
bottom of the Warmer/Smoker box.
Step 6
STEP 7
Install Pellet Hopper and
Warmer/Smoker box lid handles
using 2 each (4 total) #6 x 3/8”
screws and lock washers.
(Note: Handles should be installed
only on the front side of the lid. The
2 screw holes on the back of the
lids are not used). Peel off plastic
film before installing handle.
Step 7
STEP 8
Install the grill lid handle using 2
each 1/4” x 1/2” long screws, 1/4”
lock washer, and 1/4” x 5/8” flat
washer. Make sure flat washer is
against the inside surface of the
lid. Peel off plastic film before
installing handle.
Step 8
9
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
STEP 9
Install tool hook using 3 each
1/4” x 1/2” long screws and 1/4” x
5/8” flat washers.
Step 9
STEP 10
Place the grease shield into
position, making sure the bottom
clip is facing towards the firepot, and
that the lip overlaps the flange on
both sides of the grease drain.
Step 10
STEP 11
Position the heat diffuser over the fire pot. The shield should fit over the
top of the front and rear diffuser brackets.
STEP 12
Set the drip pan into position. The
dimpled Flame Zone™ should be on
the left side. Make sure the right lip
of the pan rests behind the grease
shield.
Step 12
STEP 13
Set the cooking grids into place.
STEP 14
Hang the grease bucket onto the grease drain located on the lower right
hand side of the barbecue body under the warmer/smoker box.
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
10
READ THIS BEFORE USING YOUR GRILL!
Warning this unit will get extremely hot!
Only touch handles while operating.
Start up procedures.
Make sure all items are assembled properly. Remove shipping
supplies and plastic film covering the stainless steel.
1. Fill hopper with pellets.
2. Plug in the grill to a grounded electrical outlet or power source.
3. Turn power switch ON.
4. Set grill SETPOINT to HIGH and let the unit run for 30 minutes to
season the grill before cooking any foods.
5. Once “seasoned”, adjust the SETPOINT temperature to any desired
setting and start cooking on your MAK GRILL!
Shut down procedures.
Turn the power switch OFF. The PELLET BOSS™ will automatically go
into cool-down mode and may run for up to (20) twenty minutes before
the grill completely shuts off.
NOTE: Always wait at least ten minutes after grill has completely
shut-down before placing the cover back on the grill. Never place a
cover on a hot grill.
Changing pellets.
1. Turn the power switch off and let the grill cool down completely.
2. Place bucket completely under pellet dump door.
3. Open door and remove pellets.
4. Close door and secure, then add new variety of pellets.
5. Run grill on high for 5 minutes to allow new pellets to reach the fire
pot.
11
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
Most barbecue recipes suggest cooking meats at temperatures
between 200 to 250 degrees until they reach the correct internal
temperature. It is highly recommended that you use a meat probe to
accurately determine your internal meat temperature.
Burgers, steaks, veggies, etc can be cooked quickly on HIGH over the
FlameZone™. You can also fry foods on your MAK GRILL using the
optional GRIDDLE which sits directly over the FlameZone™ area of
the grill. Remember, the hotter the SETPOINT cooking temperature,
the faster food will cook, and the less smoke flavor you will get in the
food being cooked. You may smoke foods in the main grill using the
SMOKE and lower cooking temperatures.
The Warmer/Smoker box is designed to keep cooked foods at a safe
serving temperature. In order to do this, the SETPOINT temperature
on the Pellet Boss™ needs to be set above 300 degrees. The interior
of the Warmer/Smoker box will attain a temperature of approximately
170-180 degrees. You may also cold smoke cheese, nuts, brined fish
or meats using the SMOKE setting on the Pellet Boss™. The cold
smoke temperature will be approximately 70-80 degrees when the
SETPOINT setting is on SMOKE.
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
12
PELLET BOSS®
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
ON / OFF SWITCH
Main power switch which turns the grill ON and
OFF. When first turned on the grill will go into a
start-up cycle on "SMOKE" and light the pellets
in the fire pot.
FUSE HOLDER
The FUSE protects the circuit board from
component failure. Replace blown fuses with
the same style 2.0 amp fuse.
SELECT BUTTON
The select button is used to activate different
screens. Each time you push the SELECT
button the screen will change to the next function screen. Press and hold
the SELECT button to keep the desired screen constantly displayed. (A
lock icon will appear on the display screen). To allow the screens to begin
scrolling again, press any button.
SET BUTTON
Press the SET button to change or accept changes to any screen.
Example: To change the grill set temperature press SET (the screen will
flash) arrow up or down to desired temperature then press SET again to
accept the change.
ARROW BUTTONS
Use the ARROW buttons to scroll though screens or adjust settings up or
down. Note: Most settings wrap so you can adjust either direction.
TEMPERATURE PROBE JACKS
Use the Temperature Probe to monitor the internal
temperature of the food you’re cooking. Plug the
probe into the jack, run the probe through the
mouse hole on the front left side of the grill opening
and insert the probe end into your food. The display
will show the temperature of the food under each
probe number 1,2 & 3.
13
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
PELLET BOSS®
SCREEN DISPLAY DESCRIPTIONS & SETTINGS
Screen Display - SET POINT
Description: Shows the temperature setting for the main cooking
chamber. Note: When you first turn on the grill, the default SET POINT
temperature will be SMOKE.
Settings: The set point temperatures can be changed in five degree
increments from SMOKE (170 degrees) up to 450 degrees. The HIGH
setting is for cooking above 450 degrees. To change the temperature
setting for the grill, press SET. The temperature will flash. Use the
arrow buttons to adjust to your desired cooking temperature and push
SET again. The temperature will stop flashing and the grill will adjust to
the new cooking temperature.
Screen Display - GRILL TEMP
Description: Shows the actual temperature inside the grill.
Settings: There are no user settings for this screen. To change the
temperature follow the instructions above.
Screen Display - PROBE 1
Description: Displays the internal temperature of the food it is inserted
into.
Settings: To add a SETPOINT alarm for the probe, press SET. The
screen will flash, use the arrow buttons to adjust the setting from OFF
to 225 degrees. Press SET again to accept. Note: The temperature
probes have a range of 32 to 225 degrees. If the probe is below 32
degrees, it will display “LOW”. If the probe is not plugged in correctly, it
will display “CHECK”. Above 225 degrees the probe display screen will
display “HIGH”.
PROBES 2 & 3 - Description & Settings are the same as Probe 1.
To ensure proper operation of the meat probes, never expose the meat probe inputs to
moisture, dust or dirt, otherwise the probes may not function correctly. If water has
entered the probe jack, try drying it out using a can of computer air.
NOTE: For best results, prevent twisting the probe cable, exposing it to high heat or
direct flame, or immersing them in water. To clean, wipe the probe with a damp cloth
with mild detergent. The probes should only be used to monitor internal meat
temperatures, not your grill's cooking temperature. Store probes in a dry place away
from water or moisture.
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
14
Note: If you have purchased one of MAK GRILLS heavy-duty M1
Armored Probes, you will need to reconfigure the meat probe type in the
Pellet Boss software. To do this:
? Push SELECT for 10 seconds until MAKGRILL Ver. 1.7 (or higher) is
displayed.
? Push an arrow key until you reach MEAT TYPE
? Press SET-the default meat probe type will begin to flash
? Use arrow key to select between STANDARD and M1 ARMOR
? Press SET to accept meat probe choice
? Press and hold SELECT to return to normal display screens
NOTE: Once one type of meat probe is selected, you will not be able to
use a different type of meat probe without going back into the
maintenance area and selecting the other type of meat probe.
Screen Display - TIMER
Description: The TIMER can be set to count down and alarm when
it reaches zero. It will reset to zero whenever the grill is turned off.
Settings: Press and hold the SET button for 3 seconds. Minutes will
flash.Press SELECT and hours will flash. Use arrow buttons to
adjust to desired time. Press the SET button again to accept. Once
the timer displays the desired time use the SET button again to
START & STOP the timer. When the timer reaches zero an alarm
will sound and the screen will flash until any button is depressed.
When the grill is turned off all alarms will reset to OFF. Press and
hold the SET button for 3 seconds to reset the timer back to zero.
Screen Display - ELAPSED TIME
Description: The ELAPSED TIME is a count-up timer which shows
the total length of cooking time. It will reset to zero whenever the
grill is turned off.
Settings: Press the SET button to start the ELAPSED TIME, press
again to stop. Press and hold the SET button for 3 seconds to reset
the timer back to zero.
Screen Display - USER PROGRAM
Each USER PROGRAM allows you to program up to 5 separate cooking
steps.
? To set up any USER PROGRAM, press either arrow button to reach
USER PROGRAM 1,2 or 3
15
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
?
Press SET---the screen will flash OFF
Arrow up or down to display SETUP
Press SET
The screen will now display STRT 1.1, SET:SMKE
Use arrow buttons to set your first cooking temperature
Press SET to accept
The screen will now display END 1.1, SET:NONE
Use the arrow buttons to select TIME, MP1, MP2 or MP3 (MP =meat
probe)
If TIME is selected, the TIMER screen will appear. Set timer by
following the directions for TIMER above.
If MP1,2 or 3 is selected, the PROBE screen will appear. Use arrow
buttons to select the temperature you want the meat probe to reach.
Press the SET button to accept.
The screen will now display STRT 1.2 SET: SMKE. Go through all of
the same screen settings as 1.1
To set up steps STRT 1.3, STRT 1.4 and STRT 1.5, follow the same
steps as setting up STRT 1.1
To end the program, set END to NONE
Once a the program is compete, the USER1 screen will display OFF
To start the program, use arrow keys to reach USER 1, 2 or 3. Press
SET, arrow to START, press SET to accept. The program will begin to
run
To stop the program, press SET, choose a different USER PROGRAM
or select OFF
To restart any USER PROGRAM, select START or change the
SETPOINT temperature
FOR USER PROGRAMS 2 & 3—Follow the above sequence steps to
program. Descriptions and settings are the same as USER 1.
SCREEN LOCK
Description: Allows you to stop the screen scrolling function to display
only one screen.
Settings: Press and hold the SELECT button until the LOCK ICON
appears. To enable the scrolling function, press any button.
ACTIVE SCREEN SCROLL
Description: The screen will scroll through all ACTIVE SCREENS
(screens that are in use) when unlocked and left untouched.
Settings: There are no user settings for this feature.
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
16
ALARMS
Description: When ALARMS are set and reached, the unit will beep and
the appropriate screen will flash. The alarm will sound for (10) ten minutes
before automatically shutting off.
Settings: To end the alarm, push any button on the control panel. See
individual screen settings for turning ALARMS on and off.
To silence all audible ALARMS on the Pellet Boss:
? To entirely shut off all audible ALARMS on the Pellet Boss, use the
arrow keys.
? Push SELECT for 10 seconds until MAKGRILL Ver. 1.6 (or higher) is
displayed.
? Press the arrow key until you reach ALARM ENABLED.
? Press SET
? Use arrow key to select ALARM ENABLED or ALARM SILENT
? Press and hold SET to return to normal display screens
?
MANUAL
Description: MANUAL MODE is designed as a back-up in case of a
thermocouple failure. If your thermocouple fails, the unit will not be able to
detect the actual grill temperature. Therefore the grill will not function
properly. In this case you will have to enable the manual mode if you
choose to operate your grill until a new thermocouple is installed.
MANUAL mode is a timed sequence so grill temperatures will vary.
Settings: To enable the MANUAL MODE press and hold the SET button
for 10 seconds. Once enabled, you can set the grill temperature from the
following options; SMOKE (175), LOW (225), MEDIUM (275), MEDHIGH
(350) & High (450+). To change the temperature setting for the grill press
”SET”, the temperature will flash. Use the arrow buttons to adjust. When
finished press ”SET” again. The temperature will stop flashing and the grill
will adjust to the new set temperature. Note: Because there is no working
thermocouple, the screen will not show the grill temperature. To return to
the NORMAL MODE press and hold the SET button for 3 seconds.
IGNITING PELLETS
Description: This screen will activate whenever the igniter rod is on. The
screen will also activate in the case of an “auto relight sequence” which
initiates if the fire in the firepot has gone out. IGNITING will show on the
display screen and the grill will repeat the lighting sequence three (3)
times before shutting the grill off and displaying “FLAME OUT, CHECK
FIREPOT, CHECK HOPPER”.
17
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
Settings: There are no user settings for this feature.
COOL & SHUT DOWN
Description: This screen appears when you turn the ON/OFF switch to
OFF. The controller will run the fan on high speed until the temperature in
the grill drops to 160 degrees. It will then switch to a 4 minute countdowntimer and entirely shut the unit OFF. This feature is designed to help burn
up all remaining pellets in the fire pot and give you a clean start the next
time you cook. Simply turn the grill off and let the PELLET BOSS™ do the
rest!
Settings: There are no user settings for this feature. If you wish to
override the SHUT DOWN mode just press any button and the unit will
turn off.
HOW TO INSTALL REMOTE BOSS WIRELESS CONTROL
Note: Videos of the installation process for the Remote Boss are
available on the MAK GRILLS website, www.makgrills.com. Click on the
videos link on the front page.
Unplug the grill from the electrical outlet.
Remove the fan panel from the grill.
Locate the plug-in for the Bluetooth module. The plug is located at the top
center on the rear of the Pellet Boss control. (Note to facilitate this step,
you may choose to remove and un-plug the Pellet Boss and remove it
from the grill).
When installing the Bluetooth module, make sure that the “pin gap” is
facing left. If you have removed the Pellet Boss from the grill, please
reinstall it, making sure you attach the plugs to their correct connections
on the back of the board.
Push the antenna plug through the hole below the Pellet Boss control.
The hole is located to the left of the power cord.
Attach the antenna module by screwing it into the antenna plug.
Turn on your Remote Boss. You should see it connect up with your Pellet
Boss within 10 seconds.
Now You're Ready To Grill WIRELESSLY!
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
18
MAINTAINING YOUR MAK GRILL
We recommend cleaning the unit after every 20 hours of operation.
BE SURE UNIT IS COLD!
Use a whiskbroom and the ash clean out door to sweep pellet ash out of
the cooking chamber into a bucket. A shop vacuum works great if you
have one. You can easily remove the firepot to dump out ash by
removing the pin and sliding out the pot to the right.
Cleaning the outside can be done with mild soap and water; you can
clean the stainless with stainless cleaners but be careful not to let them
get on the powder-coated finish.
Cleaning the grates and grease tray can be done with a wire brush.
Since the grates are stainless you can use any type of brush you want.
Be careful not to brush any of the powder coated surfaces. You may
wish to place tin foil over the grease tray to keep it clean while cooking
for even easier clean up.
Keep the thermocouple (inside the back left corner of the grilling area)
clean so it can correctly detect the temperature inside the grill. You can
do this with a damp cloth, be careful not to bend it!
IMPORTANT: Keep the louvered exhaust vents clean from exhaust
build-up so the grill can exhaust the smoke and heat properly. Use a
soft bristle brush or damp cloth to clean the four sets of louvered vents.
The vent locations are:
1. One set on each side behind the main lid.
2. One set inside the Warmer/Smoker box on the left and right
sides.
Although your MAK GRILL is designed to minimize outside
moisture from getting inside the unit, it is always best to keep it
covered when not in use. This will help keep your grill working and
looking great for many years. Be sure to keep your pellets dry. Wet
pellets will expand and could cause the pellet feed system to jam.
19
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
TROUBLE SHOOTING & REPAIRS
If you have trouble with your grill operation, please try the
following suggestions before calling for service. If the problem still
exists, please contact the dealer where you purchased your grill
first. Write down the model and serial number of your unit and be
prepared to provide that information when you speak with a
customer service representative. The MAK GRILLS service
number is (503) 623-1234. Help is available Monday-Friday,
9:00AM-4:30PM Pacific Time or email us: service@makgrills.com
PROBLEM
Display will not turn on
ACTION TO TAKE
? Make sure the unit is plugged in to a
working, grounded electrical outlet.
? Check to see if the GFI outlet where
the grill is plugged in has tripped.
Grill does not light,
display reads FLAME OUT,
CHECK FIREPOT & HOPPER
? This is an indication that the hopper
has run out of pellets.
? Make sure there are pellets in the
pellet hopper.
? Turn grill OFF, then back on to
relight.
Grill Still Does Not Light
? Check fan to see if the grill is
running. If it isn't, check fuse in front
of control board. If the fuse has
blown, the fan, igniter and auger
motor will not operate. The display
will still work.
? Be sure firepot is free from excessive
pellet ash, which can cover the
igniter rod and prevent the pellets
from lighting.
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
20
PROBLEM
ACTION TO TAKE
Grill Still Does Not Light
? Check to see if the igniter rod glows red,
Disconnect from power, remove the
fan/access panel to get to the back of the
control board. Make sure that the plug
labeled IGNITER is tightly connected to
the back of the control board.
? Make sure pellets are feeding into the
firepot during start-up.If the auger is not
turning, check the auger plug connection.
Disconnect from power, remove the
fan/access panel to get to the back of the
control board. Make sure that the plug
labeled AUGER is tightly connected to
the back of the control board.
Auger Is not Turning
? The auger works on a timed interval
basis, at which the auger runs depending
on the temperature setting of the
controller. During start-up, the auger will
run for approximately 2 minutes. It then
may shut off for a specified period of time
depending on the temperature reading
inside the grill, then continue to run
again.
? Empty the pellet hopper to see if your
pellets have been exposed to moisture. If
they have absorbed moisture or water,
they will swell and jam your auger.
? Check to make sure that no foreign
objects have fallen into the pellet hopper
(like dirt or rocks). Remove any foreign
objects if necessary.
21
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
PROBLEM
ACTION TO TAKE
Auger Is not Turning
? If the pellets have jammed your auger,
you will need to remove the auger and
clean out the auger and auger tube.
? This can be done by removing pellets out
of the hopper and removing the firepot.
Use a shop-vac to suck out as many of
the pellets from each end of the auger
tube. Remove the back panel, fan, and
fan deflector. Unplug the auger from the
circuit board. It is labeled AUGER.
Remove the two (2) auger mounting
screws from the rear of the motor and pull
the auger out through the back of the unit.
Clean out any remaining wet pellets or
dust from the auger, auger tube and
surrounding areas. Replace auger in
reverse order and test to see if auger
turns before adding new pellets.
? Never put spilled pellets from the
ground back into your pellet hopper.
Fan Does Not Run
? Check the fuse located on the front of the
control board to make sure it has not
blown.
? The fan should run any time the power is
turned on. If the fan is not turning,
Disconnect from power, remove the
fan/access panel to get to the back of the
control board. Make sure that the plug
labeled FAN is tightly connected to the
back of the control board.
For any additional operation issues not covered in this guide,
please contact your local MAK GRILLS DEALER. You may also
phone us at (503) 623-1234 between 9AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Friday,
Pacific Time. You may also contact us via email:
service@makgrills.com
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
22
GRILL WARRANTY
3 YEAR WARRANTY
MAK GRILLS, LLC (“MAK GRILLS”) warrants this barbecue unit against defects in
material and workmanship under normal residential use and maintenance for a period of
three (3) years from the date of purchase for the following components: circuit board,
auger motor, fan motor and heat rod. MAK GRILLS warrants all metal components for a
period of three (3) years from date of purchase against defects in material and
workmanship under normal residential use and maintenance.
MAK GRILLS will provide a replacement part for any part found by MAK GRILLS to be
defective and shall not be responsible for any re-assembly. Original part(s) approved for
return by the MAK GRILLS Service Department must be returned prepaid by customer.
Customer should inspect the unit on purchase for any defects and immediately contact
the retailer of any apparent damage for which the retailer may be responsible
This warranty does not include labor charges connected with the determination of
replacement of defective parts, or freight charges to ship these parts.
MAK GRILLS shall not be liable under this, or any implied warranty for incidental,
special, or consequential damages or any damage or defect to finish on the unit. In no
event shall MAK GRILLS' obligation to customer exceed the purchase price of the unit.
This warranty gives customer specific legal rights and customer may have other rights
which vary from state to state. In consideration of this warranty, customer agrees that
any dispute related to the unit or this warranty shall be tried in Marion County, Oregon
and subject to Oregon law.
This warranty shall be void if the unit is not assembled or operated in accordance with
the operation instructions provided with the unit, the unit is exposed to unreasonable or
extreme weather conditions, the unit is re-sold or traded to another owner, components,
accessories, or fuels not compatible with the unit have been used , the unit has been
used in a commercial or food service application, or the user has abused or otherwise
failed to maintain, cover, or properly store the unit depending on weather conditions.
To process a warranty claim, MAK GRILLS will require proof of customer's date of
purchase from the retailer and must be in timely receipt of the warranty. Customer must
retain its sales slip or invoice along with this certificate with your valuable documents for
this warranty to be valid.
THE AGREEMENT IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, STATUTORY OR
OTHERWISE, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY
MAK GRILLS OR ANY THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTOR OR RETAILER AND ALL OTHER
OBLIGATIONS OR LIABILITIES WITH RESPECT TO THE UNIT COVERED BY THIS
AGREEMENT WHICH, AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE OR AT ANY TIME IN THE
FUTURE, MAY BE MADE AGAINST MAK GRILLS, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS,
EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, MAK
GRILLS GIVES NO OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES RELATING TO
FITNESS FOR USE OF THE UNIT; MERCHANTABILITY OF THE UNIT, FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE UNIT, QUALITY OF THE UNIT; OR CONDITION
OF THEUNIT. MAK GRILLS' OBLIGATIONS SHALL NOT EXCEED ITS OBLIGATION
EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THIS AGREEMENT.
MAK GRILLS provides no representation, warranty, or promise relating to damages or
defects in the unit which are the result of: (i) ordinary wear and tear; (ii) failure of
customer to provide normal maintenance or proper care of the unit; (iii) characteristics
common to materials used; (iv) natural disaster; (v) loss; or (vi) injury caused in any way
by natural elements, changes made to the unit by the customer, or any misuse,
negligence, recklessness, or intentional act or acts of any person.
23
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
ALSO AVAILABLE:
BEAR MOUNTAIN™ FOREST PRODUCTS
100% Natural Barbeque Pellets
available on our website
www.makgrills.com
or in our showroom.
Delicious Natural Flavor! Bear Mountain BBQ
pellets offer a quick and easy way to add delicious
flavor to every meal. Impress your family and
friends by using Bear Mountain pellets in your MAK
GRILL.
? 100% Natural, made from virgin hardwoods.
? Packaged in 20# bags.
Cascade Alder:
Mild flavoring with a hint of sweetness.
Great for seafood and poultry.
Washington Apple:
Dense and fruity flavor for ham, pork
chops or sausage.
Smokehouse Maple:
Texas Mesquite:
Strong, tangy flavor for red meats with a Sweet mild flavor for white meats.
rich campfire taste.
Classic Oak:
An all purpose blend especially good
American Hickory:
Rich, smoky flavor for a bacon-like taste with beef, pork and chicken.
on all meats.
Southern Pecan:
Produces a mild and sweet smoked
Hood River Cherry:
flavoring that is ideal for beef, pork,
Slightly sweet, but also tart for darker
poultry and fish.
meats.
MAK GRILL RUBS & SAUCES
Enhance the flavor of your favorite meats and foods with MAK Rubs & Sauces.
You’ll love how they add to the special flavor you get cooking on your MAK
GRILL.
4 Bird Rub
4 Cajun Rub
4 Chipotle Rub
4 Sweet Rub
4 Fish Rub
4 Mesquite Rub
4 Devil’s Punch Grilling Sauce
4 Hickory Grilling Sauce
4 Honey Bourbon Grilling Sauce
4 Honey Stinger Grilling Sauce
4 Rum Grilling Sauce
4 Whiskey Grilling Sauce
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
24
OPTIONAL ITEMS:
Grill Cover
Remote Boss™
Wireless Control
FlameZone™ Grease Pan
Searing Grate
25
Griddle
Upper Grill Grate
Side Shelf
Meat Probes
Storage Shelf
Tool Hook
Half Upper Grill Grate
Rib Rack
Pellet Bucket
Bottom Shelf
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
BASIC MAK GRILL RECIPES
Here are some basic recipes to get you cooking on your MAK GRILL.
These recipes will help you become acquainted with how the grill
operates, and allow you to become accustomed to the many features and
types of cooking you can do on your MAK GRILL.
To receive your free MAK GRILL COOKBOOK featuring 112 delicious
recipes, please fill-out and mail in the registration form included with the
grill. You may also register online at www.makgrills.com
BEEF
Steaks
(Approx. cooking time: 15-25 min.)
One 8 to 12 oz. steak per person
2 tsp. MAK Mesquite Rub or MAK Sweet Rub
2 Tbsp. MAK Smokin' Whiskey Grilling Sauce
Mesquite pellets
Sprinkle each side of the steak with one teaspoon of MAK Mesquite
Rub, massaging it into the meat. Remove the Flame Zone™ cover, close
lid. Start grill and adjust setpoint temperature to High. Pre-heat grill
approximately 10 minutes. Place steaks over Flame Zone™ area, close
lid and cook to your desired level of doneness. Rare 130°F.
(approximately 5-6 minutes per side), medium 140°F (approximately 7
minutes per side), well-done 155°F.(approximately 8-9 minutes per side)
Serve with MAK Smokin' Whiskey Grilling Sauce on the side.
MAK GRILLS Owner’s Manual • Pellet BBQ Smoker-Grill • Model EP-429-2G
26
Brisket
(Approx. cooking time: 12-18 hrs.)
Note: Brisket cannot be cooked quickly. It is the toughest cut on the cow
and requires ample cooking time for the meat to become tender. The
approximate cooking time is 12-18 hours depending on the size of your
brisket. This recipe calls for a WHOLE BRISKET.
1 whole brisket (about 12 to 18 lbs.)
¼ cup MAK Mesquite Rub
1 Cup Beef Bullion (1 Cube in water)
Hickory and Apple pellets
Trim fat cap so it is even, but do not remove entirely. Trim down any
pockets of fat in meat. Lightly coat entire brisket with rub mixture. Start
grill and adjust setpoint temperature to 225 degrees. Preheat grill,
approximately 10 minutes. Place brisket on grill, fat side up Insert meat
probe sideways into brisket in a horizontal fashion. Plug probe into Pellet
Boss™ control and program alarm for 165 degrees. close lid and cook
approximately 7-9 hours until internal temperature reaches 165. Remove
brisket from grill and wrap in foil adding 1 cup heated beef bullion, seal
tightly; place back on grill and set grill temperature to 250. Insert meat
probe and program alarm for 195 degrees. Cook for 1 to 3 hours until
internal temperature reaches 195. Remove from grill and allow to rest for
fifteen minutes. Slice against the grain in 1/4-inch slices.
NOTE: You may use any of the 3 User Program modes on the Pellet
Boss™ Controller to automatically cook your favorite MAK GRILL recipes.
Please refer to the instructions found in the front of the cookbook or this
manual.
POULTRY
Whole Chicken
1-whole chicken (4-5lbs)
2-3 Tbsp. MAK Bird Rub
Any variety of pellets
(Approx. cooking time: 2 - 2.5 hrs.)
2 Tbsp. olive oil
Optional: vertical roaster
Wipe chicken down, remove gizzards and trim off excess skin from tail
and neck section. Rub a thin layer of olive oil on entire surface of chicken.
Apply MAK Bird Rub to outside of chicken. With Flame Zone™ cover in
place, start grill and adjust setpoint temperature to 325 degrees. Pre-heat
grill, approximately 10 minutes Insert meat probe sideways into chicken
breast in a horizontal fashion. Plug probe into Pellet Boss™ control and
program alarm for 170 degrees. Place chicken in center of grid, close lid
and cook until internal breast meat temperature reaches 170 degrees,
approximately 2 to 2-1/2 hours. (Smoking option: once breast
temperature has reached 100 degrees, reduce setpoint temperature to
smoke for one-half hour.) Then adjust temperature back to 325 degrees
until internal meat temperature reaches 170. If using smoking option, this
will lengthen your cooking time by one-half hour. Once done, remove
chicken from grill, allow to rest 15 minutes, carve and serve with your
favorite MAK grilling sauce.
Classic Beer Can Chicken
(Approx. cooking time: 60-90 min.)
2 whole chickens (about 3 to 4 lbs. each)
2 12 oz. cans of beer (Dark, Stout or Porter is recommended)
1-1/3 cup MAK Rum Grilling Sauce
1-2 Tbsp. MAK Bird Rub per chicken
Alder or Apple pellets
Mix together two-thirds of each can of beer and BBQ sauce in a bowl.
(Discard or save remaining beer for other use.) Divide and pour mixture
back into empty beer cans filling each can two-thirds full; set aside. Rub
MAK Bird Rub over skin and in cavity of each chicken. Stand chicken
upright and place the rear of the body cavity down over top of a filled beer
can; repeat with remaining chicken. Spread the legs to form a tripod with
can to support the bird. With Flame Zone™ cover in place, start grill and
adjust setpoint temperature to 450 degrees. Pre-heat grill, approximately
10 minutes. Insert meat probes length-wise into deep center of chicken
breast(s). Plug in meat probe(s) and program alarm for 170 degrees. Put
chicken cans on baking sheet covered with foil to prevent flare-up; place
in grill. Close lid and cook for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until thermometer
registers 170°F. Carefully remove chickens and cans from grill (liquid in
cans will be HOT!); discard beer cans and contents using hot mitts. Cut
up chicken and serve.
PORK
Sweet N' Spicy Back Ribs
(Approx. cooking time: 3 hrs.)
1-3 slabs baby back ribs (2.5 and down weight)
3 Tbsp. MAK Mesquite Rub
3 Tbsp. MAK Sweet Rub
1/3 cup yellow mustard
Heavy-duty foil
1/2 cup Smokin' Whisky Grilling sauce
Mesquite and Apple pellets
Allow ribs to come to room temperature. Peel membrane off bone side of
slab. Trim ribs as needed. In a glass bowl, combine the rubs and mustard
together, mixing thoroughly. Apply a thin coat on rib meat. Wrap ribs
tightly in foil. With the Flame Zone™ cover in place, start grill and adjust
setpoint temperature to 275. Pre-heat grill, approximately 10 minutes.
Place ribs in grill and cook for approximately 2 hours. Open foil after 2
hours and reduce setpoint temperature to Smoke. Continue to smoke for 1
hour (or longer depending on level of smoke penetration desired). Option:
While smoking ribs, baste with MAK Smokin' Whiskey sauce. Once done,
remove ribs from foil and rest for 10 minutes, cut apart and serve.
Pork Chops
(Approx. cooking time: 40 min.)
4-4 oz. pork loin chops, boneless
1 tsp. MAK Bird Rub (per chop)
Hickory, Apple or Cherry pellets
Sprinkle MAK Bird Rub on each side of the chops. Remove Flame
Zone™ cover. Start grill and adjust setpoint temperature to High. Pre-heat
grill, approximately 10 minutes. Place pork chops over Flame Zone area
and brown both sides, approximately 2 minutes per side. Continue to
cook chops for approximately 10 minutes per side, or until internal meat
temperature reaches 165°F.
MAK Bacon
(Approx. cooking time: 2 hrs.)
1 package of thick sliced bacon
Hickory or Alder pellets
Start grill, adjusting setpoint temperature to 200 degrees. Pre-heat grill,
approximately 10 minutes. Arrange bacon horizontally across cooking
grid, leaving room between bacon slices. Allow bacon to smoke
approximately two hours, turning once. Remove and serve.
(For quick bacon, cook at 350 degrees for 1/2hour.)
North Carolina Pork Shoulder
(Approx. cooking time: 9-12 hrs.)
1 pork shoulder roast (5 to 8 lbs.)
1 bottle of your favorite MAK Grilling Sauce
1 Cup Apple Juice
Onion buns
Hickory pellets
Note: In order to get meat to properly shred, you must achieve an internal
meat temperature of 190-210 degrees. Total cooking time for the average
sized pork shoulder is 9-12 hours. Please plan accordingly.
Trim pork shoulder if needed, leaving 1/4-1/2 inch thick fat cap on meat,
set aside. Sprinkle a light layer of rub on all sides of the shoulder. Start
grill with setpoint temperature at 225 degrees. Pre-heat grill,
approximately 10 minutes. Program meat probe alarm for 165 degrees.
Insert probe from side of shoulder into deep center. Place pork shoulder
on grill, close lid and cook 8-10 hours until internal meat temperature
reaches 165. Remove from grill and wrap in foil adding 1 cup heated
apple juice, seal tightly; place back on grill and set grill temp to 250.
Insert meat probe and program alarm for 195 degrees. Cook for 1 to 3
hours until meat temperature reaches 195 F. Remove from grill and let sit
for 10 minutes. Shred pork with fork or by hand with rubber gloves
separating fat as you go. Serve on onion buns with your favorite MAK
Grilling Sauce.
Half Ham (cooked)
(Approx. cooking time: 3.25 hrs.)
1-8 lb. half ham
1 cup yellow mustard
1 cup orange juice
1/4 cup clover honey
2 Tbsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. allspice
1 bottle whole cloves
Any variety of pellets
Unwrap ham and wipe down with a paper towel. In a glass bowl, combine
and mix all ingredients until thoroughly blended. Apply to entire ham.
From the side, insert meat probe, making sure not to touch ham bone
with probe end. With Flame Zone™ cover in place, start grill and adjust
setpoint temperature to 350 degrees. Pre-heat grill, approximately 10
minutes. Place ham in grill and plug in meat probe. Program probe alarm
temperature for 150 degrees. While ham is warming up, baste every half
hour until heated through, approximately 3.25 hours. Once ham reaches
target internal temperature of 160 degrees, remove from grill, allow to
rest for 15 minutes, carve and serve.
FISH & SEAFOOD
Simple Salmon Steaks
(Approx. cooking time: 20 min.)
1- 6oz. Salmon steak per person
2 tsp. MAK Fish Rub
2 tsp. olive oil
Hickory Pellets
Rinse steaks under cold running water. Towel pat dry. Apply olive oil to
each side individually. Lightly sprinkle MAK Fish Rub over each side of
steak. With Flame Zone™ cover removed, start grill and adjust setpoint
temperature to 450 degrees. Allow grill to pre-heat, approximately 10
minutes. Place steaks over Flame Zone™ area and grill for approximately
10 minutes per side, per inch of thickness. Remove from grill immediately
when fish flesh turns from bright to pale in color. Do not over cook fish.
Cold Smoked Salmon
(Approx. cooking time: 5 hrs.)
1 salmon whole or half - skin on
Brine mixture:
2 cups of brown sugar
1 cup of sea salt
1/4 cup garlic salt
Any variety of pellets
Place fish in a re-sealable bag, or a plastic container that seals. The
brown sugar and salt break down into a liquid creating a soupy brine.
Brine for 12 hours. Take the fish out, rinse off and allow to air dry. Once
dry, sprinkle brown sugar over the top of the fish. With the Flame Zone™
cover in place, start grill and adjust setpoint temperature on Smoke. Preheat, grill, approximately 10 minutes. Open lid of Warmer/Smoker box
and place fish inside. Close lid and smoke for approximately 5 hours
(depending on thickness of fish). Remove and enjoy.
Grilled Shrimp
(Approx. cooking time: 30 min.)
2 lbs. raw shrimp, thawed if necessary
MAK Chipotle Rub
Bamboo skewers
Any variety of MAK Barbecue sauce
Cherry or Hickory pellets
Peel and de-vein shrimp; sprinkle with MAK Chipotle Rub and allow to
marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour. Soak wood skewers, in boiling hot
water for at least 30 minutes. Remove shrimp from refrigerator and thread
onto skewers. With Flame Zone™ cover removed, start grill and adjust
setpoint temperature at 300 degrees. Pre-heat grill, approximately 10
minutes. Place skewers over Flame Zone™, close lid and cook
approximately 8 minutes per side. Remove skewers from grill and brush
with barbecue sauce on both sides. Return to grill and cook and additional
5 minutes.
BAKED GOODS
Take N’ Bake Pizza
(Approx. cooking time: 12-22 min.)
1- Fresh Take N' Bake Pizza
Any variety of pellets
Remove plastic wrap and any printed matter from pizza. With the Flame
Zone™ cover in place, start grill, adjusting setpoint temperature to 445
degrees. Pre-heat grill, approximately 10 minutes. Place pizza on
cardboard tray inside grill, close lid and cook for approximately
12-22 minutes, depending on thickness of pizza crust. Once cooked, use
tongs to carefully grip pizza tray and transfer to pizza platter. Allow pizza
to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
E-Z Chessy Bread
(Approx. cooking time: 10 min.)
1 loaf French bread
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup Mozzarella cheese, grated
Any variety of pellets
Slice French bread in half lengthwise. Spoon or brush on mayonnaise on
each half, until the bread becomes moist. Do not over moisten bread.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup of cheese on each side of bread. With the Flame Zone™
cover in place, start grill, adjusting setpoint temperature to 350 degrees.
Pre-heat grill, approximately 10 minutes. Place bread, flat side up on
cooking grill, close lid and bake for approximately 8-10 minutes, until the
cheese is bubbling. Remove, allow to cool, cut and serve.
Fresh Fruit Pie (uncooked)
(Approx. cooking time: 60 min.)
1 fresh fruit pie of your choice
Apple, Alder or Maple pellets
With the Flame Zone™ cover in place, start grill, adjusting setpoint
temperature to 400 degrees. Pre-heat grill, approximately 10 minutes.
Place pie on a cookie sheet, and then into center of cooking grid. Close
lid and bake for approximately 1 hour for fresh fruit uncooked pie. For a
cooked pie, cook for approximately 20-30 minutes. Carefully remove from
grill, and allow to cool on a wire rack for approximately 30 minutes before
slicing and serving.
Cold Smoked Cheese
(Approx. cooking time: 20-60 min.)
1 block of cheese (hard variety is recommended)
Aluminum foil
Cherry, Hickory, or Mesquite pellets
Note: Smoking cheese is best done when the outside temperature is
below 80 degrees.
With Flame Zone™ cover in place, start grill and adjust setpoint
temperature to Smoke. Allow grill to pre-heat, approximately 10 minutes.
Cut cheese into blocks no more than 1.5" thick. Place a layer of foil on
grid inside the Warmer/Smoker box. Smoke cheese for approximately 2060 minutes depending on level of smoke flavor you desire. Carefully
remove after smoking, and allow to cool. Store in an air tight re-sealable
bag in the refrigerator.
www.makgrills.com
Download PDF