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  • Greg1
    Former Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 8

    4 probe wireless thermometer

    Looking for recommendation for a 4 probe wireless meat thermometer. I really don't want blue tooth, I have an Igrill 4 probe and really like the unit itself, but my gosh the range for me is only about 30 feet. Would prefer wifi but that could be cost prohibitive but definetly willing to look anyone know of any good 4 probe rf units? Thanks for any and all suggestions.
  • fzxdoc
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 4534
    • My toys:
      Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
      Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
      Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
      Weber Kettle Premium 22"
      Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
      Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


      Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
      Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
      Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
      Grill Grate for SnS
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      2 Grill Grate Griddles

      Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
      Fireboard control unit in addition to that in the Extreme BBQ Package
      Additional Fireboard probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
      2 Fireboard Driver Cables
      Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
      Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
      Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
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      Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
      Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
      Thermoworks Timestick Trio
      Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
      Maverick ET 733
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      Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
      Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

    #2
    I'm waiting for Thermoworks to come out with one, including wireless signals from probe to transmitter unit i.e. no probe wires. So far it's only in my dreams.

    Kathryn

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    • Nate
      Nate commented
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      +1 on this.... Doc is my hero!

    • HouseHomey
      HouseHomey commented
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      Plus me too also.
  • kmhfive
    Club Member
    • Mar 2017
    • 3003
    • Northern Illinois
    • Weber Kettle -- 22.5" (In-Service Date June 2015)
      Slow-n-Sear/Drip-n-Griddle/Grill Grates (In-Service Date March 2016)
      Pit Boss 820 (Retired)
      GMG Jim Bowie WiFi (In-Service Date April 2017)
      Maverick ET-733
      Fireboard
      Home-brewer

    #3
    The Fireboard is the one for me. Once you set the system up with your BT phone, it will connect to your WiFi and work anywhere that you can connect to the net. I've monitored my cook while 30-miles away taking the family to a brunch.

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    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 11456
      • Near Richmond VA
      • Weber Performer Deluxe
        SNS
        Pizza insert
        Rotisserie
        Smokenator 1000
        Cookshack Smokette Elite
        2 Thermapens
        Chefalarm
        Dot
        lots of probes.
        CyberQ

      #4
      If you have a bluetooth device to spare, I think there is a way to put your bt device close to the igrill and you can transmit as wi-fi from that device.

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      • HouseHomey
        HouseHomey commented
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        Crud I never thought of using the IPad v IPhone. That's why you so smart Ron B but I'm still with Kathyrn... you know it's coming. I almost made a religious reference. It's not here but you still prepare. fzxdoc I want the wireless probe thingys. Just tell them who you are and make it happen. 😀😇
    • dillywe
      Charter Member
      • May 2015
      • 44
      • Chattanooga, TN
      • 22in Green Weber Performer Premium
        Slow 'n Sear
        Pit Barrel Cooker

        Thermapen
        Fireboard > iGrill2

      #5
      I ended up upgrading from the iGrill2 to the Fireboard... and I've never looked back. Huge upgrade.

      The iGrill had big connectivity issues for me; I couldn't trust it during an overnight cook to wake me up with the alarm. On nearly every overnight cook, despite me sleeping on the couch 20 feet away (there's no way it would keep a connection in the bedroom), I would wake up having lost the connection for hours.

      With the Fireboard, the BT connectivity is much better, but more importantly, the WiFi connectivity enables me to go to work, sleep in my own bed, go to the store, etc. and still monitor what's going on.

      That said, it is a pretty penny, there's no denying it... but, in my view, it's worth the pretty penny over the iGrill

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      • DWCowles
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 9760
        • 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.

        #6
        The Fireboard is nice but if you are looking for something for a Kamado Joe I would highly recommend the Flame Boss 300 it already has the fan and you can monitor it on your browser.

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        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 11456
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          #7
          fzxdoc - The bluetooth version of the Meater is shipping, and they are working on the wi-fi version. It should ship before the next eclipse - for sure. Well, probably...

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          • fzxdoc
            fzxdoc commented
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            Yeah, RonB , I've been keeping an eye on that Meater. It looks pretty good. But I want one that sports Thermoworks' excellent quick-responding probe design. After all, since I'm wishing, I might as well wish for the best!

            K.

          • RonB
            RonB commented
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            fzxdoc - I don't think you will see that any time soon. With all the electronics inside the probe, it will be very hard to get the probes much smaller. Did you notice that the probes must be inserted far enough to protect the electronics from pit temps?

          • fzxdoc
            fzxdoc commented
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            Yup, saw that, RonB . It's going to be interesting to see, after The Meater is commercially available, how well it stands up to routine use. It's good to see someone giving that approach a try, though.
        • Steve R.
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 1991
          • Elizabethtown, KY
          • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 22.5" Original Premium kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Old Country Over and Under smoker; PBC; Weber Ranch Kettle w/ Guru adapter.

          #8
          I have had good results with my Tappecue. A little cheaper than the Fireboard, and does everything I need it to. I think I paid about $160.

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