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  • CRO
    CRO
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 245
    • Northern Illinois
    • 22.5" Weber Performer
      Slow 'N Sear with Drip 'N Griddle
      18" Weber Jumbo Joe
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      ThermoWorks Smoke
      Maverick ET-733
      Thermapen
      ThermoPop
      Coleman Roadtrip Grill LXE (for Tailgating at Packer games)
      Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter
      Favorite Beer - New Glarus Moon Man or Spotted Cow

    Digital Thermometer App / I Phone

    Is there a App or Thermometer that works where you can be away from your home to monitor temps?
  • DeusDingo
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1146
    • Madison, WI
    • Weber Q320 grill
      Masterbuilt Propane Smoker
      Maverick and thermo Pen thermometers

    #2
    i don't know of any...but you could get an IP camera and point it at your maverick. that's what i do.

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    • Henrik
      Henrik commented
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      I like the lo-tech with hi-tech solution! The best part is that it just works.
  • Henrik
    Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
    • Jul 2014
    • 4415
    • Stockholm, Sweden

    #3
    This is a thread I'm really keen on following. I have previously used the Maverick, but ditched it for the iGrill 2. The "issue" is that the iGrill 2 communicates via bluetooth, not via wifi. To get it to work I need a bluetooth to Wifi bridge, sometimes called a BlueFi bridge.

    Would love to see if there's a solution to this. I guess both comms (BT, Wifi et.c.) and operating systems et.c. make it somewhat complicated. I sent a support email to iDevices anyway to see if they have any suggestions.

    Don't know how to do this with the Maverick (yet). It seems like the CyberQ does this already (needs to be verified).

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    • BriggsBBQ
      BriggsBBQ commented
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      I've wanted the same thing. It seems someone already owns a patent for Wifi grill data. However there is nothing for Bluetooth to a wifi controller.
  • Thunder77
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 2825
    • Halethorpe, MD
    • Weber 26.75" Kettle with SnS. Broil King Baron 5 burner. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Primo Oval Junior. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

    #4
    Henrik, how do you like the iGrill2? I have seen some negative reviews about the probes being somewhat inaccurate, and not lasting very long. What is your experience? I was thinking about getting one, so any info you would like to share would be great. Thanks!

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    • Koy Schoppe
      Charter Member
      • Feb 2015
      • 148
      • Greensboro, NC
      • Name:
        Koy

        ​Location:
        Greensboro, North Carolina

        Grills:
        22" Weber + Slow N Sear
        Pit Barrel Cooker

        Thermo's:
        iGrill 2
        Thermopop

        Drinks:
        Mainly beer, preferably local: Karbach, Southern Star, Lone Pint, and anything else made in Texas!

        Cooks for:
        Wife, 2 kids (9 & 5), 2 doodle dogs, and whoever smells the smoke and comes on over

      #5
      Have you looked at... Tappecue 4 Probe

      http://www.tappecue.com/#!benefits/c18ah

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      • Henrik
        Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
        • Jul 2014
        • 4415
        • Stockholm, Sweden

        #6
        jgjeske1 Well, I have one iGrill 2, and I've had it for a year, but I'm very happy with it. It is quicker to use, and simpler than the Maverick. I had to replace 8 probes in one year for the Maverick, but with this one I have yet to see a probe failure. I also like the 4 probe capacity and charting. The one thing to think about is BT vs radio range (the 'old' Mav uses radio which has better range). It all depends on where you have your smoker.

        I haven't heard of the Tappecue, thanks for the suggestion, will look into it.

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        • Hardage
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 15

          #7
          I have a Maverick which has great range at home but it's not wireless. However, I also use a unit sold by William Sonoma that is wireless and has an iphone app. The setup is a bit strange initially but after that it syncs to the wireless signal in your home and if you are in range you can use the app to check on things. The unit only has one probe though so it's not dedicated to the BBQ scene. As far as something you can just leave home and check online I have not heard of anything like that yet.

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          • mayapoppa
            Charter Member
            • Dec 2014
            • 201
            • San Francisco Bay Area
            • PBC
              Weber 22" Kettle
              Slow N' Sear
              Weber Spirit Gas Grill
              ThermoPop Thermometer
              Maverick Wireless Thermometer

            #8
            The Wifi version of the Meater does what you are thinking, I think...

            https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...t-meat-thermom

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            • RichBrew
              Club Member
              • Feb 2016
              • 59
              • Buford GA

              #9
              I have the iGrill also, and like it ok. The probes aren't bad, but could be better. the wires are pretty delicate compared to those on a DigiQ, and they could stand to be longer (they are 3ft). The unit snaps into a magnetic mount, but there isn't really another mounting option. The Bluetooth range is pretty good, but gets smaller as the batteries get weak. The batteries are good for multiple overnight cooks. after over a year, I have only worn out 4 AAs. The 'silver' color around the face will come off if exposed to minimal moisture, but that is only cosmetic. The iPhone app for it is really nice and easy to use. Also, Weber just bought it, so I expect the app features to move from the iDevices app to the Weber app. Hopefully they will also make it a little more rugged and weather resistant.

              Also worth considering, if you plan to buy a controller, you may want to consider doing both in one. Had I known 2 years ago that I would eventually buy a controller also, I would have skipped the iGrill. Setting up my DigiQ, then adding another set of probes for the iGrill is a bit of a pain, when I could accomplish the same with a CyberQ, only have to deal with one set of probes, view food temp remotely, and remotely control pit temp as a bonus.

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              • RichBrew
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                BTW, anybody wanna trade a CyberQ controller for a DigiQ?
            • Powersmoke_80
              Founding Member
              • Aug 2014
              • 886
              • Bay City, Michigan
              • Vintage Brinkmann Longhorn Offset Stick burner (newest addition)
                Weber 22 w/SnS
                Brinkmann Pellet Grill W/ Ortech TR-100
                Vermont Castings, gas
                Masterbuilt smoker, gas
                Future build, 80 gallon tank hybrid, pellet/stick burner
                iGrill black, dual probe thermometer
                Thermapen instant read
                Polder,Speed Read instant thermometer
                Favorite Beer, Yeungling Black&Tan

              #10
              If the Meater ships in July when it is supposed to it will be able to be monitored thru WiFi.
              (from there kickstarter page)
              Meater Block will enable Meater Link and Meater Cloud to connect your Meaters to your WiFi network. This allows you to monitor your meat anywhere your smartphone has access to the Internet. Meater Block is the perfect cooking accessory for:
              Homes that need extended wireless range
              Operate Meaters without the use of your smartphone
              Cook everyone's steak the way they like it
              https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/m...-thermometer#/

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              • Dr ROK
                Charter Member
                • Dec 2014
                • 1350
                • Morrill, Nebraska
                • Retired high school teacher and principal
                  Dr ROK - Rider of Kawasaki &/or rock and roll fan
                  Yoder 640 on Husker themed comp cart
                  Cookshack Smokette smoker
                  Antique refrigerator smoker
                  Weber 22 1/2" kettle w/ GrillGrates AND Slow and Sear
                  Rec Tec Mini Portable Tailgater w/ GrillGrates
                  Plenty of GrillGrates
                  Uuni wood pellet oven, first generation
                  Roccbox Pizza Oven
                  Meater Block
                  "Go Big Red" Thermopen instant read thermometer
                  Ultrafast instant read thermometer
                  CDN quick read thermometer
                  Maverick ET-732 thermometer
                  Maverick ET-735 thermometer
                  Tru-Temp wireless thermometer
                  Infrared thermometer (Mainly use for pizza on the Uuni and Roccbox)

                  Beverages - Is there really anything other than Guinness? Oh yeah, I forgot about tequila!

                #11
                Sounds like you want wifi capabilities. If so, like others have mentioned, your options are pretty limited. The Tappacue mentioned by Koy Schoppe is available now and has reviews available. The Meater is in production and nobody really knows how well it's going to work. I'm optimistic about it and have ordered the block and 4 probes. Keeping my fingers crossed that they'll be shipping soon and that they stand up to the harsh environment of a smoker like they manufacturers says they will.

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                • RonB
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 13113
                  • Near Richmond VA
                  • Weber Performer Deluxe
                    SNS
                    Pizza insert
                    Rotisserie
                    Smokenator 1000
                    Cookshack Smokette Elite
                    2 Thermapens
                    Chefalarm
                    Dot
                    lots of probes.
                    CyberQ

                  #12
                  @ Dr Rok - I'm looking forward to your review of the Meater

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                  • Thunder77
                    Founding Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 2825
                    • Halethorpe, MD
                    • Weber 26.75" Kettle with SnS. Broil King Baron 5 burner. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Primo Oval Junior. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

                    #13
                    I f you have a computer that has WiFi and Bluetooth within range of the thermometer, you can put the thermometer on your WiFi network by bridging the the Bluetooth and WiFi networks on the computer.

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                    • MBMorgan
                      Club Member
                      • Sep 2015
                      • 6360
                      • Colorado
                      • > Weber Genesis EP-330
                        > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
                        > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
                        > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
                        > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
                        to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
                        > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
                        > Thermoworks Smoke
                        > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
                        > Thermoworks Thermapen
                        > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
                        > Anova sous vide circulator
                        > Searzall torch
                        > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

                      #14
                      Originally posted by jgjeske1 View Post
                      I f you have a computer that has WiFi and Bluetooth within range of the thermometer, you can put the thermometer on your WiFi network by bridging the the Bluetooth and WiFi networks on the computer.

                      Should work with WiFi+Bluetooth equipped mobile devices, too. Probably best to choose the one you're not carrying with you, e.g., set up the bridge on an iPad ... leaving the iPhone free to carry around with you.

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                      • jholmgren
                        Founding Member
                        • Aug 2014
                        • 287
                        • York, PA
                        • -Jim

                          *Kamado Joe "Classic Joe"*
                          *Weber Spirit (for quick weeknight cooks)*
                          *Cyber Q Wi-Fi temp controller for overnight cooks*
                          *ThermaPen Instant* *Thermapen Chef Alarm* ...and pretty much any wheat beer!

                        #15
                        I can confirm that the CyberQ will do this. It connects via WiFi to your home network. You do (IIRC) have to set up a port-forward inbound to your device, assuming you use a regular home broadband router.

                        I have mine set up using an app called The Pit Pal. I can monitor and adjust my pit temps from anywhere I have data service on my iPhone.

                        Jim

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                        • Thunder77
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                          now THAT is cool!

                        • CeramicChef
                          CeramicChef commented
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                          I can also verify that the CyberQ syncs to your home WiFi network. I seldom use my CyberQ as a controller, but it's a heckuva great temperature monitor.

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