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  • Polarbear777
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    If you end up with the fireboard it can control a fan with the addition of their drive cable and a fan.

    PartyQ is still nice of you want an independent controller to go with a thermometer like the smoke.

  • jfmorris
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    Well, I want to chime in on my Smoke Gateway experience now, after several cooks since receiving it.

    Setup and first cook - everything went smooth. Smoked a butt overnight, no issues, nice pretty graphs.

    Second cook - I had a lot of trouble getting the app on my iPhone to connect to the gateway. The gateway was flashing blue every 5 seconds, indicating it was working properly, but the app would always show "No connection" on both channels, and I had to kill the app and restart it and eventually it would come back.

    Third cook - more of the same. Once the Smoke Gateway lost the Wifi, and started flashing red instead of blue, and it was sitting 10 feet from the Smoke and about 10 feet from my wifi router - which was working just fine. I had to power the gateway off and on to get it to reconnect. AND I had a dozen times during the cook that I would look at the app, and it would say "No connection". Restarting the app and the gateway would not fix that.

    All in all, I am starting to think that the cloud server that the Smoke Gateway runs its data through the cloud or something, and that it was having trouble the last 2 cooks in reaching the cloud server or something. Or at least the app on my phone was. It was very frustrating, and defeats the entire purpose I bought the gateway for - monitoring my cooks when beyond the range of the Smoke wireless remote, or when leaving the house for a bit. I ended up using my Smoke wireless remote, and just keeping an eye on things that way, since the app was not reliable.

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  • bengray
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    I love mine! Have no issues with the wifi connectivity, so no range limitations. Best feature for me is the graph that is automatically created on your phone and that can be converted to a spreadsheet for data analysis. I would recommend it.

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  • jfmorris
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    I want to chime in that I got a Smoke Gateway when it was on sale for $69 a couple of weeks ago, and cannot be more pleased. No setup issues, just following their quick start guide, and I've used it twice with success. The graphs and data are sorta cool to see, but it was more important to me to know what is going on when I am miles away from my smoker and out of range of the 300' wireless remote!

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  • EdF
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    Indeed they are!

  • Huskee
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    Sorry to hear that, TWorks is great about customer service though. Hopefully your new one will work like a champ.

  • wssrstrm
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    I ordered one, couldn't get it to work, put in a drawer for a while, pulled it out, still couldn't get it to work, now am sending back to Thermoworks for a warranty exchange. Hopefully will have more success with a new unit.

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  • Huskee
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    ...and a _______, and a ________, and a __________... Lol. This is how it all starts! Welcome to MCS.

  • JoeInTX
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    Thanks for the feedback guys, I think I will get the Gateway, then sometime later or sooner, get the Fireboard too! I also would like to get a PartyQ for overnight cooks.

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  • Mark E.
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    I have a Smoke. No Gateway. The Smoke is awesome. As far as it being surpassed by something like the Fireboard-fine.
    Part of why the smoke is so great is that it is simple.

    I also have a Flame Boss....100. Another simple but super accessory.

    I am tempted to buy one of each and keep them until they are no longer made.

    I am a huge fan of Keeping Things Simple-Especially grilling or smoking.

    M.

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  • Troutman
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    You know, I'm gonna agree with Greg on the Fireboard, this is like computers. Do I upgrade my old 8088 machine to see if I can keep up with the Pentium X or do I just bite the bullet and get the newer and better machine? I own a Smoke and outside of having some probe issues, I think it's an accurate and well built piece of electronics. But with only 2 temperature probes max, it's quickly becoming the 8088 old technology of thermos. I talked with Thermoworks about that and they acted like nothing was really in the works to upgrade to multiple probes.

    Sooo, I recommend you think long and hard about getting a Fireboard. I did and am thrilled with what it can do. Of course having said that, what's next? Will they solve the wireless probe once and for all? When will the Fireboard be obsolete? Only time and technology will tell....

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  • Danjohnston949
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    greg, I'm in DW's Camp on the FireBoard‼️ To be Fair, I Have No Experience with the Gateway or the Smoke❗️ Dan

  • allsid
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    After the initial setup, mine has worked surprisingly well. I have struggled with connected devices and the gateway has been good here-

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  • DWCowles
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    It’s hard to beat the Fireboard for sure!

  • W.A.
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    I have it and it works awesome for me.

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

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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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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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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

GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

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Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker

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