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Newest MAK 2 Star General Pellet Grill & Smoker

Newest MAK 2 Star General Pellet Grill & Smoker

The most precise pellet smoker on the market; the MAK 2 Star will bring you the ease, durability and versatility you've long been searching for in a pellet smoker. 

Make your last pellet grill purchase when you buy the durable MAK 2 Star Grill & Smoker. This built to last smoker and grill has been precision crafted in the USA with only the finest materials to provide you with decades of exceptional barbecue experiences. Featuring innovative pellet smoking technology like the the MAK Pellet Boss, the Flashfire System and more, the MAK 2 Star Pellet Grill offers versatility, durability, consistency and best of all, it’s easy to use. The MAK 2 Star Pellet Grill is the ultimate all-in-one unit; effortlessly grill, smoke, roast, bake and sear with this heavy-duty pellet cooker. 

MAK 2 Star Pellet Grill owners brag about how well their grills lock-into precise cooking temperatures and turn out top backyard results - there’s a reason why MAK Grills are the best-selling grills on our site, read on to find out what’s been helping MAK Grill owners become gourmet backyard BBQ cooks.

What’s changed on the newest MAK 2 Star General?

The newest MAK 2 Star Pellet Smoker & Grill has been redesigned from the inside to perform better overall. The probe ports have changed to fit "K-Style" thermocouples. These meat probes are the best quality probes; they're durable and deliver far more accurate temperatures than the prior "M4-Style" meat probes that were used on older MAK models. The Pellet Boss delivers more accurate pit temperatures with the new Roaming Thermocouple (TC) System. The Roaming TC System allows you to move the interior thermocouple and position it anywhere on the grill. You will be able to track accurate interior temperatures from anywhere on the grill. More precise temperatures = less effort needed + better results. The MAK 2 Star's Grease System has been upgraded with an extended downward grease chute to ensure grease flows directly into the grease drawer. That means less time you have to spend cleaning your MAK 2 Star General. Add more cooking space with the MAK 2 Star Generals redesigned sliding rack system! You have the option to add an extra cooking rack totaling up to 4 racks you can use at a time. Get more precision and space with the new MAK 2 Star General.

MAK 2 Star General Standard Features:

FlameZone Kit - for expert grilling & searing

Quick Change Grease Tray

Pellet Boss Digital Controller - for temp control

Stainless Steel Pellet Hopper 

Swivel Locking Ball Bearing Casters

Exhaust System (Hood exhaust louvers on the rear)

Slide-in Rack System - use with the optional upper full, 1/2, or 3/4 racks

Stainles Steel Tool Hook

Automatic Auger Stop 

Internal Ash Clean-Out 

Warmer/Smoker Box

Flashfire Ignition System 

Roaming Thermocouple System - for accurate pit temps!

1 K-Style Meat Probe


MAK 2 Star Pellet Grill & Smoker Specifications:

Grill Dimensions: 60″L  x 49″H x 25”W (including handle)

Weight: 235 lbs.

Smokeing Temperature range: 170-190F

Cooking Temperature Range: 200-450F

Cooking Surface: 429 sq. inch or 858 sq. inch (w/ optional upper grill grate)

Warmer/Smoker box dimensions: 19″ Deep x 15″ Wide x 5″ Tall, 285 sq. inch

Finish: Classic black 850F high temperature powder coat & scratch-free stainelss steel body

Construction: 16g 304 Stainless Steel body, 16g aluminized steel leg panels, 14g stainless steel internal components

Electricity: 120VAC power, 8 ft. long power cord

Casters: 3-inch heavy-duty polycarbonate locking casters

Grease Collection: 2qt. interior stainless steel grease drawer

Flamezone construction: 14g Stainless Steel

Pellet Hopper Capacity: 20 lbs

Learn more about the amazing features that make the MAK 2 Star Pellet Grill a top-seller:

Ultimate Temperature Control

Effortlessly cook on your MAK 2 Star General with the assistance of the MAK Pellet Boss System; The Pellet Boss is the brain of the MAK Grill; it monitors and responds to temperature flunctuations in real time and all you with the touch of a button. The Pellet Boss is digital and offers 15 seperate features and a LCD display for monitoring your MAK's temperature - it governs temps up to 600F! The variable speed fan controlled by the Pellet Boss maintains temperatures within +/-10°F of your setpoint. The Pellet Boss allows you to set your MAK 2 Star General to any desired temperature and alerts you when your food is done - you can set up to three temperature probes at a time! For more advanced grilling, you can create custom programs that change the temperature at pre-set times. Set timers, temperature alarms; and if you want to test for accurate pit temperatures, you can manually move the roaming thermocouple to any location on the grill/smoker with MAK’s innovative Roaming Thermocouple (TC). The Pellet Boss is the most advanced pellet controller on the market! You’ll be able to walk away from your MAK 2 Star General, worry-free, and let your grill do the work with controlled temperatures like these.

Direct Heat “Flame Zone" System

MAK Grills Flame Zone system is exclusive to MAK grills; setting the MAK 2 Star apart from other pellet grills on the market. The Flame Zone system provides direct heat allowing you to expertly sear steaks, burgers, chops and vegetables. The Flame Zone also creates better heat utilization in the cooking chamber, helps the grill heat up quickly - even in cold weather - reduces pellet consumption and produces smoke up to 325 F. Don’t need direct heat? Simply place the Flame Zone cover into place and you can use the MAK 2 Star to bake or smoke. The MAK 2 Star Pellet Grill & Smoker truly is an all-in-one cooker.

The Flame Zone system includes: 2 Flame Zone covers, a Flame Zone pan, a grease tray, and a heat diffuser lid.

FlashFire Ignition System

Lighting the MAK 2 Star General is as easy as flipping a light switch, all thanks to the amazing FlashFire Igniter System. Simply turn on the unit and it will self ignite giving you a fast flame every time. No matches, no lighter fluid, no gas explosion hazards! Now you're smokin'! Go from 0-smokin’ in minutes. The FlashFire Igniter System is only available for MAK pellet grills, no other pellet grills have this outstanding standard feature. Best of all, MAK Flashfire Igniter's include a standard lifetime warranty for a lifetime of quick start-ups.

Warmer/Smoker Box

The MAK 2 Star General’s Warmer/Smoker box allows you to easily cold smoke anything; infusing your food with delicate hardwood smoke flavor. Cold smoke nuts and cheeses, or go all in and purchase the smoker cabinet upgrade for hanging sausages or jerky. The possibilities are endless with a MAK 2 Star Pellet Grill!

Outstanding Cooking Space

The MAK 2 Star Grill offers a whole 429 sq. inches of cooking space to get help you get your grill on and if that’s not enough you can expand your cooking space by 50%, 75% or 100% when adding additional racks. The slide-in upper grate system allows you to cook with up to 4 racks at a time! More cook space = more BBQ… which is always a good thing.

Quick Pellet Change

The MAK 2 Star features a stainless steel, Pellet Hopper Dump Chute to make changing your pellets or servicing your grill convenient with an easy to access dump door. Simply place a bucket under your hopper and open the trapdoor to release the pellets.

The Pellet Hopper holds 20 lbs of pellets - no need to worry about refilling your pellets during a long cook.

Ash Clean-Out Door

Nobody likes cleaning their grill; lucky for you, the MAK 2 Star Pellet Grill and Smoker makes it easy. The MAK 2 Star General features Interior Ash Clean-out; simply lift the cover and brush the pellet ash into the standard stainless steel quart grease drawer for disposal. It's that easy. 

Made in the USA

The MAK 2 Star is precision crafted in the USA from 16 gauge 304 stainless steel body, 14 gauge stainless steel interior components and 16 gauge aluminized steel leg panels for max durability and amazing heat retention. The MAK 2 Star isn’t just another grill or smoker, it’s a pellet cooker that will deliver top performance for years and years to come.

Black Powder Coat & Scratch Hide Matte Finish

The MAK 2 Star Pellet Grill features a black powder coat finish on the cart that can withstand temperatures up to 850F, rather than just being coated with conventional paint. The powder coat creates a hard finish and allows for better touch up solutions for MAK grill owners who have damaged their carts. The rest of the grill features a “scratch hide” matte finish to keep your MAK 2 Star Pellet Grill looking new for years.  

Bonus! To get you smokin' you’ll receive additional MAK goodies included with your MAK 2 Star Grill & Smoker purchase. You’ll be ready to BBQ from the moment your MAK 2 Star Grill arrives with these extra goodies! We’ll give you a hint: Sauce.

Harsh weather and your MAK Grill:

You may be wondering, "How does the MAK Grill handle rain, snow, and wind?"

The best place for your MAK grill is under a cover and out of extreme weather, but if you absolutely have to grill, there’s no worries because the MAK pellet grill was built to handle any weather condition. Check out these pro MAK tips below for cooking in harsh weather:  

1. The thickness of the steel used in the MAK grill bodies (16 gauge) helps the grill cook at consistent temperatures - no matter what the weather is like.

2. Use Oak, Hickory, or Mesquite pellets in cold weather. They burn hotter!

3. Always be plugged into a GROUNDED 110 outlet with a GFCI plug.

4. If it's windy - keep your casters locked on your MAK grill to keep it in place.

5. Keep your MAK grill & smoker out of puddles or standing water.

6. Keep your wood pellets dry! Soggy/wet pellets will ruin your MAK.


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New York Steak (Reverse Sear) on MAK 2 Star

Watch Big Poppa use his MAK 2 Star Pellet Grill to reverse sear New York steaks with the Flame Zone feature.

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8 Customer reviews total

The following product reviews are personal opinions from our customers and do not reflect the official stance of Big Poppa Smokers.

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Alright, so about a year and a half ago I spent hours and weeks researching pellet grills and decided on the 2 Star General as it had the best controller of all the units I looked at. I had read about other products needing countless firmware updates to correct problems with their operation or ot... read full review


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I had searched for a year after I bought my Camp Chef WoodWind Pellet grill as I knew I made a mistake after I bought the Camp Chef. Using the Camp Chef grill for almost a year, I was finding temperaute swings of 50degrees. My food was cooking to fast and over cooking, not to mention a slew of other... read full review


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My brother bought a traguer and it broke in less then 6 months I really did my home work before i bought . very pleased with Mak 2 Star and Bigpappa 5 star is not enough they are a TEN all the way


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I have now owned my 2 star for 2 years and have loved it since day 1. I live in S.California so mostly warm-hot weather and use my MAK at least every other week much more during summer smoking everything from cheese/nuts/spices to 15lb briskets. Now there have been some issues that arose once with... read full review


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  1. Tim

    Alright, so about a year and a half ago I spent hours and weeks researching pellet grills and decided on the 2 Star General as it had the best controller of all the units I looked at. I had read about other products needing countless firmware updates to correct problems with their operation or others that did not have a feedback loop from inside the grill area to precisely control the heat. I was looking to buy a grill that would REMOVE the skill from smoking meat, not make me a beta tester for an unrefined product. I can happily say that after over a year of ownership I am extremely happy with my purchase. The 2 Star General works exceedingly well for what it was designed. It gives outstanding results and is truly plug and play. One tip - if you intend to grill with direct head (at high heat) with the Flame Zone covers removed you should heat the grill to your desired temperature and saturate the grill with heat BEFORE you put anything on to cook. If you can afford this unit you will not regret the purchase. (Posted on 11/23/2018)

  2. Dave

    I had searched for a year after I bought my Camp Chef WoodWind Pellet grill as I knew I made a mistake after I bought the Camp Chef. Using the Camp Chef grill for almost a year, I was finding temperaute swings of 50degrees. My food was cooking to fast and over cooking, not to mention a slew of other problems. I was very dissapointed with the CC and knew I wanted something else.

    So I began to look for better pellet grills and my searches landed me on to a Yoder Pellet grill and then I found MAK grills and my searches ended. I had found many reviews on how good the MAK grills are and how close to a stick burner they are and they are right. I bought my MAK 2 Star from BPS and everything went smoothly. Anthony Gonzales was great and answered all my questions and he was super fast at getting my questions answered. I am totally happy with the MAK 2 Star, best grill I have ever owned. I made ribs last weekend for the first time on the new MAK and they were fantastic, I had made a few other things, but ribs are my favorite thing to make on the pellet grill. My wife said they were the best ribs I had made yet and that is not a joke!!! I used BPS Money and I was super impressed with the rub. I had heard it was a great rub and I have to agree with the great reviews finally getting to use it, just great stuff. This was the first time I have made ribs and felt they did not need sauce. That is a first for me as I am a sauce fanatic, my ribs are usually drenched in sauce, but again the flavor was so good between the Hickory smoke (BBQ’s Delight Hickory Pellets) and the Money Rub, no sauce was needed.

    The grill worked flawlessly, temps stayed right on the mark and there was tons of smoke flavor. This grill is light years better than the Camp Chef, I don’t know how else to put it. I cannot recommend the MAK 2 Star General enough. The MAKS may be a few more bucks over the cheap Chinese competitors, but if you want a solid grill that is built to last and has one of the best computers on the market. The grill is feature rich so you have many cooking options, not to mention some really cool features. It even has a restart feature if the fire pot should go out, that is pretty awesome!

    Be sure to keep the MAK on your short list, you will not be disappointed if you decide to join the MAK family. Happy Smokin!! (Posted on 7/1/2018)

  3. Ryan

    My brother bought a traguer and it broke in less then 6 months I really did my home work before i bought . very pleased with Mak 2 Star and Bigpappa 5 star is not enough they are a TEN all the way (Posted on 5/15/2018)

  4. Cory

    I have now owned my 2 star for 2 years and have loved it since day 1. I live in S.California so mostly warm-hot weather and use my MAK at least every other week much more during summer smoking everything from cheese/nuts/spices to 15lb briskets. Now there have been some issues that arose once with my pellet boss and twice with temperature probes which is definitely an inconvenience, but I must say both BPS and MAK have some of the BEST customer service I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. Being that the smoking/food/BBQ business is there niche, there's no run around with questions responses/fixes are to the point. Both my pellet boss and probes were replaced under warranty and mailed out quickly. I have seen reviews of people complaining about the searing aspects of the MAK as well as other pellet s, but imho this is a smoker, use it as one and you'll never go wrong, buy a grill to sear. I consistently buy different wood pellets every month 20-40#s ($18-35) keep them stored in 5 gallon homer buckets with lid and I always have fresh pellets on hand with what ever flavor combination I could want. The 2 star is one of my favorite investments and if you get into 12-24hr smoking sessions, but need to maintain a regular job and family not just a full ice chest :) you cannot go wrong with the MAK!! 1 more shout out to MAK and BPS customer service YOUR AWESOME!!! (Posted on 2/10/2017)

  5. Jerry

    This pellet smoker is amazing. It can do long BBQ cooks, grill, sear, and even act as an outdoor oven. The food is consistently good every time, my family loves it. I have really enjoyed the versatility of this pellet grill as well. The temp control system is really cool and makes it fool proof. The price put me off at first, but I know I will have this bbq grill for a long time. I also like that this smoker is made in the USA. (Posted on 7/30/2015)

  6. Steve

    Spending this much money on a pellet smoker was hard at first, but once I started using my MAK I was blown away at the quality and ease of use. I got the upper half rack and the searing grate. I like that this smoker can grill or smoke, the food is amazing. (Posted on 4/7/2015)

  7. Jason

    I've had a 2 Star for almost two and a half years and it has been hands down the easiest to use and most reliable cooker I've ever used.

    Just by virtue of the fact that you can turn this on, set your temperature, and go back to watching TV gives me reason enough to recommend this to all of my friends. Not to mention it gives everything great flavor! (Posted on 3/13/2015)

  8. Jimsbarbecue

    We love our MAK grill so much we bought two.This is our everyday cooker. Turn it on set the temp and MAKe great food. from low and slow to high heat chicken. It is the best!
    Neat add on accessories too (Posted on 2/6/2015)