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  • Suburb-e-q
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 14


    Has anyone used an iGrill2? I've seen some decent reviews so i ordered one for a cook next week. Just curious if anyone had any experience using one.
  • Huskee
    Pit Boss
    • May 2014
    • 14537
    • central MI, USA
    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

      Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

      Smokers / Grills
      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
      • PBC
      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
      • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

      • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
      • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
      • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
      • Thermapen MkII, orange
      • ThermoPop, yellow
      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

      • Instant Pot 6qt
      • Anova Bluetooth SV
      • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
      • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
      • BBQ Dragon
      • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
      • Weber grill topper
      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

      About me
      Real name: Aaron
      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

    I noticed a user named "mrmikemgm" has it listed in his signature. Maybe he'll see this and respond.


    • mrmikemgm
      mrmikemgm commented
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      Indeed and I certainly will.
  • Jerod Broussard
    • Jun 2014
    • 9416
    • East Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
      Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
      Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
      Weber Smokey Joe Gold
      Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
      Maverick ET-732 White
      Maverick ET-732 Copper
      2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
      Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
      Thermoworks Timestick
      Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
      B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
      B & B Pellets

    Please let me know how it goes. I want that dude just to have graphs and get a better idea of overall cooking times. I am the only one in a house of 9 people ages 7-38 that does not have an "i" of some sort. So this will be a good excuse to "need" one.


    • jrobertson50
      Charter Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 123

      looks cool. just haven't tried it. I do wonder how well it works through a wall though. my living room / kitchen area isn't far from the smoker but is behind a wall.


      • Suburb-e-q
        Former Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 14

        Thanks guys, I'll give a report later next week as I bbq a couple racks of spares!


        • mrmikemgm
          Former Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 24
          • Flower Mound, TX

          Have both the iGrill Mini and the iGrill2. Both are excellent. The only dings I can give them are:
          1. Range is really far less than I would have liked, but it's Bluetooth and they make it clear it's bluetooth. The range is what the range is.
          2. Additional probes are expensive.
          They are quite reliable, easy to use, work seamlessly with my iPhone and iPad and I wouldn't trade them for the world.


          • Suburb-e-q
            Former Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 14

            Sweet!!! My grill is about 30' from my living room, there's a wall in between, but we'll see how it works out. Given the price of many of the other remote grill thermometers, The cost of the iGrill2 and extra probes seemed to be of a reasonable price.


            • Chrisonthego
              Former Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 13
              • Ottawa, ontario canada

              I have the Igrill and Maverick 732 and love them both. My igrill (first gen) gives you all cooking temp data and charts. The food prob on my igrill only goes to 400 degrees (i usually cook at 225 anyways). My bluetooth range is better than the range on maverick.


              • 3DJ
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 114
                • Columbus Ohio
                • 22.5" WSM, iGrill Thermometer, Thermoworks -Thermopen, Original Cooking Thermometer/Timer, Weber Spirit Grill w/ GrillGrates+Griddle & BBQR'S Delight Smoke Box.

                I have the iGrill first generation. I really like it, I used to question it's accuracy, but once I added a thermoworks chefs alarm I have felt better about it since I use them both as ambient probes. Also, I will say the people at I devices are really nice and seem to care about their customers. Not to leave Thermoworks out here, they actually are a top 5 customer service company that I have ever dealt with. A week before thanksgiving I was planning on doing my first smoked turkey and my Thermopen was dead. They got me back in action within a week for a simple $20 repair and calibration. I also ordered an infared pocket thermometer and it quit working after three months. I asked them about it, they called me, said that shouldn't happen and another one is on the way. She also suggested that if I replace the batteries in the old one it should work, but they told me to keep it if it does work. Anyway, I really like both of these companies. Good people, great products. Jim


                • Suburb-e-q
                  Former Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 14

                  Been a while but I thought I'd check in so if anyone is looking they get some info. I've finally upgraded to an iPhone that can sync up with the iGrill (had to use an iPad in the past because the phone needs Bluetooth 2). Works pretty good used it with two walls between line of sight a few times and I had to reconnect when the app reopened, but it didn't take long. It DID let me know how far off my old thermometers were, and how much more efficient my cook could be.

                  I'm going to bbq some chicken and a small pork roast today, confident in my cook temp!


                  • carolts
                    Charter Member
                    • Dec 2014
                    • 245
                    • Cookers:
                      KBQ C-60C
                      Primo Jr. + accessories
                      Pit Barrel Cooker
                      Weber Genesis propane
                      Vintage PK Grill
                      Frontgate portable infrared grill
                      Propane Lobster/Corn cooker
                      Magma Marine Kettle 2 Grill and Stove Party Size

                      Weber charcoal chimney
                      Chimney of Insanity
                      BBQ Dragon
                      BBQ Guru Party Q
                      GrillGrates for all grills (including custom set for Primo)
                      iGrill2 and iGrill mini
                      Backlit Thermapen
                      Stainless smokebox for gas grill
                      sawdust "maze" for cold smoking

                      Coffee stuff:
                      Gene Cafe CBR101 Coffee Roaster
                      Toddy cold brew coffee maker
                      Cuisinart burr grinder
                      KitchenAid blade grinder (with spice grinder attachments)

                      And, while cooking:
                      Harpoon IPA
                      Tuckerman's Pale Ale
                      Wachusett Light IPA
                      Dogfish Head American Beauty
                      Bent Water Thunderfunk

                    I have both the iGrill2 (birthday present) and the iGrill mini. Love them both. They saved me from overcooking a roast beef and have been especially useful when cooking different meats together on the PBC (specifically a corned beef brisket, corned beef round, and pork shoulder) Gave me enough probes that I could monitor all three plus the PBC temp. The little colored collars soon all turn about the same shade of bbq so I usually just make a note of which port is which meat when I set them up. I always use port 1 for pit temp, then work from there. If I just want to monitor pit temp I use the mini.

                    Oh, and it works with the apple watch. (yes, I'm an apple geek)


                    • mtford72
                      Former Member
                      • Aug 2014
                      • 127
                      • San Antonio, Texas

                      I have the igrill2. Works pretty much flawlessly. Love it.

                      However... my complaints are simply that if you want to export the data there are quirks. 1) you can only do it when the probe is plugged in 2) You get a HUGE number of readings - one every 2 or 3 seconds for each probe (over a brisket cook, this makes for 10's of 1,000's of data points) 3) the data is in a annoying format - so lots of clean up required. 4) The probes all record sequentially at best. This means that probe 1 temp is not taken at the same time as probe 2. No biggie, unless you want to graph and then the data needs to have the same time stamp. i.e. Probe 1 temp at time stamp: Jun 15 2015 11.45.53 is hard to link to probe 2 time stamp of: Jun 15 2015 11.45.54.

                      This is all software related stuff, so hopefully they will just send an update that'll fix it. Till then, enjoy excel. Top Tip! If you want to graph time signatures, use an XY graph, not line.





                      Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

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                      Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

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                      Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

                      maverick PT55 thermometer

                      A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

                      Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there

                      If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

                      slow n sear

                      The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

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                      Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

                      the good one grill

                      The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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                      The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

                      the good one grill

                      The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

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                      Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

                      Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

                      The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

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                      Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

                      The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

                      The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only $299 delivered to your door!

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                      The Undisputed Champion!


                      The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. Don't accept cheap substitutes.  Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal .

                      Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


                      Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

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                      The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

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                      G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

                      Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

                      If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

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                      GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

                      grill grates

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                      PK 360 grill

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                      The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

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                      kareubequ bbq smoker

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                      Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

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                      The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

                      Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

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                      Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

                      masterbuilt gas smoker

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                      Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

                      fireboard bbq thermometer

                      With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

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                      Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

                      Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

                      Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

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