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On 27/03/2021 at 6:21 PM, Tubularbells said:

 

 

My old Yoder YS1500 ACS had this feature (made by Fireboard Labs) but after initially playing around with multi step programs I found I did not need  any of this as im typically cooking at the same temp throughout the cook (although if pushed for time i do sometimes bump up the temp after wrapping the meat) however the drop temp to xx after the meat probe has reaches your desired level of doneness is a great feature to not ruin the cook if its done in the wee hours of the morning.

 

Was doing some testing on the unit im running now as it has a couple of cool features like being able to set the max fan speed when the probe reaches 85% and 95% of the pit temp so that it doesn't overshoot and as mines an insulated cabinet smoker it takes forever to drop temps if you go too high (Kamado or other ceramic egg type cookers will also know what im talking about as these have the same issue) but I have noticed if I drop the fans max speed to anything lower than 20% it hasn't got the power to fire up again from standstill which is a bit disappointing but other than that I think it a awesome little controller.

 

https://www.bbqspitrotisseries.com.au/Tempmaster-Pro-Automatic-Smoker-Temperature-Control

 

 

But what I miss most is the ability to chart and store each and every cook so you can go back and check cook times based on the protein & set temp. Also invaluable whenever I have a health safety inspection or if (god forbid) someone gets sick from one of my cooks as I have it all automatically documented so with that im planning on grabbing a new Fireboard Drive 2 controller sometime soon.

 

https://www.bbqspitrotisseries.com.au/Fireboard-2-Drive-Kit-Smoker-Temperature-Monitor-Controller-FBX2D

 

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Doug there are varying types of "recorders" out there for your purposes, some a physical paperless types, older ones are indeed paper rolls and inkjet printing or worse, some are also electronic and store the data in a file on a PC or the like, There is likely to be apps with bolt on hardware out there now too. PM me if you want more info, as I'm an Industrial Instrumentation bloke.

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On 27/03/2021 at 3:36 PM, evil c said:

Last week's effort, Lamb leg Butterflied marinated overnight Greek style.

On the Weber Q for around 45 mins with smoker boxes and wood chips.

Leftover marinade tipped over in final 15 mins. 

Used with new dual temperature gadget with remote monitor,  love it!!

 

 

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Which brand and model sir?

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12 minutes ago, Gee Emm said:

Which brand and model sir?

Bought this off Amazon. 

However @Tubularbellsmight know of an even better one.

Believe you can get some that send the signal to your phone, rather than with the receiver this has.

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17 minutes ago, evil c said:

Bought this off Amazon. 

However @Tubularbellsmight know of an even better one.

Believe you can get some that send the signal to your phone, rather than with the receiver this has.

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Nice one. I have the exact same thermometer set, along with a silver, lower-range model without the remote monitoring unit. Both work very nicely in my vertical smoker. Great bang for buck!

 

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15 hours ago, Gee Emm said:

Which brand and model sir?

Hey,

 

As I now have a food temp gauge which also controls the pit temp of my Kamado, I have an iChef temp monitor surplus to requirements. It has a temp display you plug into but will also send temps to your phone if in bluetooth range. From memory it has 4 probes (at least 2 and 1 for the pit temp)... I'll have to dig it out.

 

https://www.thebbqstore.com.au/p/maverick-bluetooth-bbq-thermometer-w-extended-rang/BT-600

 

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Made up a pid controller, after spending an afternoon playing with it think it’s going to turn out really well. Have a swing check valve on the way to see if it makes an improvement.

 

Will also fit a PWM speed controller this weekend, I think it will make an improvement to consistent airflow.

 

Looking forward to more of a play, and cooking something with it.

 

 

 

Thanks for the inspiration!

 

 

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12 hours ago, Mr_B said:

Made up a pid controller, after spending an afternoon playing with it think it’s going to turn out really well. Have a swing check valve on the way to see if it makes an improvement.

 

Will also fit a PWM speed controller this weekend, I think it will make an improvement to consistent airflow.

 

Looking forward to more of a play, and cooking something with it.

 

 

 

Thanks for the inspiration!

 

 

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Looks like my bbq's twin brother.

 

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On 14/04/2021 at 11:24 AM, BugPowderDust said:

One of the guys here on SNA invented and distributes the Smartfire bbq controller.


https://smartfirebbq.com

 

internet controllable bbq controller. Very handy to monitor your cool while you’re at the footy or the pub. Highly recommended.

 

 

Didn't know he was member. I have 1 and it works a treat. He even has wireless meat probes now which would be awesome for the rotisserie.

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Smartfire is a truly great product. Mark worked with me while he developed it and he did it all himself. Prototyping, coding, testing, the works.
 

He’s a great success story and with the Smartfire now sold in all Barbecues Galore (and some OEM arrangements he has with BBQ manufacturers) it’s great other people have been able to find it and enjoy it like we have.

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On 07/03/2021 at 7:47 PM, glenm64 said:

Well the Meat Master 1 Million worked a treat.

Bear brisket 2 hrs @ 140 for a crust then 5 hrs @ 125 covered.

Resting now for 1 hr wrapped.

It felt really soft and gooy inside, all the gelatinous goo is rendered down and is my favourite thing with a brisket.

The fluid(bourbon, garlic, bay leaves, and stock) will be gravy too.

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Hey glenm, mind sharing your values for m50, P and t?

 

Still getting some overshoot, tuning is taking a bit of fiddling.

 

Cheers

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I just put it in learning mode and let it program itself. It ramps up well.

It starts to back off about 15 degrees below set point and then pulses up to reach and maintain temp.

I have the top vent just cracked and the bottom vent closed fitted with the swing gate fan adaptor so the only airflow is from the fan.

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