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  • SoCalSurfin
    Club Member
    • Nov 2016
    • 3

    WiFi Thermometer / Saving Graphs for Temperature vs Time

    I'm in the market for a new thermometer and I'm looking for one that will let me record a graph of the I/T (and grill temp?) over time - without spending $300+... I'm also interested in a thermometer that has WiFi functionality because (a) I think the Wifi function will allow me to monitor the thermometer beyond the range of RF (inside the house or even from Costco...) and (b) I'm assuming that a thermometer with WiFi connectivity will also have a decent app that will allow me to save time/temp graphs. Suggestions, please?

    Has anyone used the ET-736 from Maverick? http://www.ichefthermometers.com/et-...g-thermometer/? I didn't see any mention of it in The Pit... I also couldn't tell if the ichef app for Maverick thermometers includes the functionality of saving time/temperature graphs - it doesn't look like it from the videos I've seen, but I may have missed some info that is out there... I also found it odd that the ET-736 appears to only have an Android app whereas the other iChef thermometers have an iOS app.

    I see that the Thermoworks Smoke will have a wifi gateway in Spring 2017 and I'm considering waiting for that. Does anyone know if the Thermoworks App will include the functionality of saving temperature graphs? I've seen several software offerings from Thermoworks, so I'm guessing that the app they put out with the Smoke's WiFi gateway will have decent functionality.

    I saw the iGrill 2 has a function to show temp/time graphs - but I read a review (that I can't find now...) that stated that the iGrill2's graph function required Bluetooth connectivity throughout the entire cook; if Bluetooth connectivity is lost, the graph re-starts from the time the connection is restored. Can anyone confirm that? I've read other reviews that seemed lukewarm at best regarding the iGrill2, so it's not on the top of my list. Anyone really *love* their iGrill2?

    Thanks in advance for any thoughts/suggestions!!
  • DWCowles
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 9762
    • Smiths Grove, Ky
    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

    #2
    Welcomes SoCalSurfin try this
    www.fireboard.com

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    • Huskee
      Pit Boss
      • May 2014
      • 14665
      • 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
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        • 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)

        Thermometers
        • (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

        Accessories
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        • 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

        Beverages
        • 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
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        • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
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      #3
      Welcome to The Pit SoCalSurfin! The Maverick ET-736 looks promising. Seems to be designed mostly for "roasting" and the pics lean toward indoor use..but it does say it's weather-resistant. I guess its use depends on how far outside your home's WiFi reaches, and maybe that's why they're pushing indoor use in their imaging so they don't disappoint the masses but instead pleasantly surprise a few. I assume any maker designing apps would design both Android and iOS, since they both are huge players in the market, but you're right, they only show Android currently. And, even thought they do not advertise graphing, all that would take is a future app update.

      By the way, we'd love to get an intro from you over in the Introduce Yourself channel when you get a minute. https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...troductions-aa

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      • billg71
        Charter Member
        • May 2015
        • 401
        • Acworth, GA
        • Komodo Kamado 22" Supreme
          PK Grill
          Weber Genesis S-330
          Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center
          Weber Go Anywhere charcoal portable(my oldest Weber)
          Maverick 732
          Tappecue
          ThermaChef
          ThermaWorks Smoke
          Thermapens

        #4
        I use a Tappecue.

        4 probes, wifi and graphing via importing a text file they send you into Excel. Only PITA is that it has to be plugged in for power although they may be selling a battery pack now.

        It's expensive but less than your $300+ figure..

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        • Danjohnston949
          Former Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 4436
          • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

          #5
          SoCalSurfin, As DWCowles said check out www.fireboard.com! This was a Kickstarter Project that I backed and received my FireBoard shortly before Thanksgiving! I used it to Monitor the TG'g Turkey with 6 Probes from the FireBoard! Temps and times were available from an Amazon Alexa Gen 2 Dot,
          an iPhone 5-s! Each Probe could have Min - Max Temps and Alarms Set from the iPhone! Further I was Impressed that Steven Customer Service @FireBoard contacted Me on Thanksgiving to see if I and the FireBoard were doing alright! You can see my Posts @PurdyBird by @Pit Boss's Sticky! I also Posted at Accessories!
          Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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          • Dr ROK
            Charter Member
            • Dec 2014
            • 1349
            • 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!

            #6
            So, Danjohnston949 how do you like it so far?

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            • Danjohnston949
              Danjohnston949 commented
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              Dr ROK, At this point I am with Minor Reservations, (because I've only completed One Turkey with it) Declaring the FireBoard a Winner! I am sure something will creep up but I have every Confidence in FireBoard to Solve It!
              From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

            • Danjohnston949
              Danjohnston949 commented
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              Dr ROK, It takes Two Coments to Properly Answer You! As the FireBoard came the iPad App didn't work, I just received an Update? ๐Ÿ‘Steve@FireBoardLLC contacted Me on T'sG'g to see if things were OK!๐Ÿ‘
              ๐Ÿ‘Ted, Co Owner contacted me the Next Day!๐Ÿ‘
              From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan
          • samax
            Charter Member
            • Jan 2015
            • 13
            • Comark PDT300 Thermometer
              Maverick ET-73 Remote Smoker Thermometer
              Cajun Grill
              MasterBuilt 40" Electric Smoker
              Cabela's 7-in-1 Cooker/Smoker
              Pit Barrel Cooker (very soon)
              Weber chimney
              Grill Wizard grill brush (which I swear by)
              Favorite beer: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (Sixpoint Sweet Action a very close second)
              Favorite coffee: Sumatra Silimakuta AAA
              Favorite port: Ramos Pintos Tawny 20 year
              Favorite rock climb: Epinephrine - Red Rocks, Nevada

            #7
            @SoCalSurfin see this thread about the igrill2:

            https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...he-igrill2-app

            This app used to produce nice graphs, although I don't believe there was a way to save them. It no longer produces graphs that are useful, so saving is moot...

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            • Histrix
              Club Member
              • May 2016
              • 447
              • 757

              #8
              I'll also chime in to mention the Fireboard. I just got mine yesterday and I think I'm in love.

              Haven't used it yet in a cook. Just charged it and set it up for WiFi and let it run for a few hours. I only had 4 probes plugged in of the 6 I got with it and all four of those were showing a temp within a couple tenths of a ยฐF of each other.

              The display graph is adequate and I really like that I can download the data for a cook to my pc. If I had to just keep my data on their server I wouldn't have bought the Fireboard.

              The probes feel sturdy but time will tell if they hold up better or worse than other brands.

              I also really like that the probe cables are 6 feet-ish long AND that you can buy 6 foot extension cables for the probes. That will be really useful when I'm running multiple cookers simultaneously. I wish the cable for my Smoke were that long.

              I did have a problem setting it up but those problems were due to my phone and tablet. My phone still runs an older version of Android so the app wouldn't work there. My tablet is a Google Nexus 7 and the app loaded and ran but I could not see the Fireboard with that tablet. That is the fault of the Goole Nexus 7 hardware - it has issues with a lot of Bluetooth stuff. Fortunately, using my wife's iPad Air I was able to run the app on that and easily set it up for my router.

              Fortunately you don't have to use an app on a phone or tablet to see your data. You can log into their website. My only concern with devices like the Fireboard is that if the company goes kaput the ability to use WiFi will die also since it relies on their cloud servers. So lets get people to buy these so they stay around for awhile.

              I also like that the Fireboard has an auxiliary port that opens up other potential uses in the future. It will be able to control a blower fan so some folks might find that to be of use down the road. Also noteworthy is that I believe that the units are designed/assembled in the USA. Not sure where they source their probes tho (China?) but as I mentioned they do at least feel better made than many others I have used.

              Of course being a new entry into the market there is no longevity data on the Fireboard but it seems that the crew behind the device know what they are doing and certainly intended to make a quality device so I feel comfortable in that regard. I would also like to add that this is the only Kickstarter project of the few dozen I've participated in that not only delivered on time but EARLY! So kudos to the Fireboard team for that!

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              • RonB
                Club Member
                • Apr 2016
                • 12097
                • Near Richmond VA
                • Weber Performer Deluxe
                  SNS
                  Pizza insert
                  Rotisserie
                  Smokenator 1000
                  Cookshack Smokette Elite
                  2 Thermapens
                  Chefalarm
                  Dot
                  lots of probes.
                  CyberQ

                #9
                Danjohnston949 and Histrix - do either of you know if the Fireboard probes are interchangeable with Thermoworks probes?

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                • Histrix
                  Histrix commented
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                  They are not.

                • Danjohnston949
                  Danjohnston949 commented
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                  Ron B, I defer to Histrix, I am not Sure but I am Willing to Wager He Is!
                  From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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