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  • troymeister
    Charter Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 1216
    • Forest Park Il
    • Weber 26

      Weber Performer 22.5, Weber 18.5, WSM 18.5, Smokey Joe

      2 Slow N Sears, Charcoal Rotisserie, Kettle Pizza for Weber 22.5

      Smoke Thermometer, Igrill, Thermapen, Thermapop,Maverick 2 probe

      Good Cabernet, Merlot, Zin

      Anti Hero, Blue moon

      I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I put it in my food.

    I grill thermometer and cold weather.

    My fairly new I Grill will only work in warm conditions. It stops working even in 40° F weather. Bring it inside, works fine. Got it for a gift so no reciept. IGrill says I am SOL Anyone else with the same trouble?
  • Papa Bob
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 275
    • stokton ca

    #2
    did you contact them a tell them you received it as gift?

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    • David C
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 104
      • Bay Area, California
      • Cookers:
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        Bradley 6-rack digital
        Thermal bath for sous vide, pressure cooker, etc.

        Time & Temp:
        iGrill2 & iGrill wireless thermometers used with iPhone 5
        Drawer full of various Maverick models

        BBQ Interests:
        Love smoking ribs, pulled pork, salmon, sablefish, rib roasts, sausages, lox, beef ribs, and brisket when I can -- strictly for friends, fun, etc.

        Websites:
        http://www.cardinalphoto.com
        http://www.sousvide.org

      #3
      That's pretty lame. Is it the original iGrill, or the iGrill2 (or the Mini)? It doesn't get below 40F here very often, so I haven't noticed an issue with my (fairly old) iGrill -- or at least that issue. My big issue with it is that it doesn't work well with Android, so I need to dedicate an iPhone to the cause if I want uninterrupted connectivity.

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      • _John_
        Former Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 2454

        #4
        So it is the unit being in the cold that is the problem? That is kind of weird. I have the iGrill2 and have had it out in a 10F cook with no issue.

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        • Jon Solberg
          Former Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 4872

          #5
          Get it closer to the cooker. Warm that puppy up a bit maybe.

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          • Ray
            Ray
            Charter Member
            • Sep 2014
            • 222
            • Central IN
            • ​Green Mountain Davy Crockett pellet grill/smoker
              Weber Summit Gas grill
              Masterbuilt 30" electric smoker
              Maverick ET-733
              Thermapen
              ThemoPop thermometer
              Favorite beer: Fuller's ESB
              Favorite cheap beer: Old Chub or Robert the Bruce if they are ever on sale.
              Favorite wine: Cabernet Savignon, some Super Tuscans

            #6
            I'd use the Mavs and wait for warmer weather for the iGrill device. I recently bought the Mav ET-733 and have had no problems with them; the electronics work well in cold weather!

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            • troymeister
              Charter Member
              • Aug 2014
              • 1216
              • Forest Park Il
              • Weber 26

                Weber Performer 22.5, Weber 18.5, WSM 18.5, Smokey Joe

                2 Slow N Sears, Charcoal Rotisserie, Kettle Pizza for Weber 22.5

                Smoke Thermometer, Igrill, Thermapen, Thermapop,Maverick 2 probe

                Good Cabernet, Merlot, Zin

                Anti Hero, Blue moon

                I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I put it in my food.

              #7
              I called Igrill again. All I have to do is pay the difference between the Igrill2 and the original,($20.00) and they will send me a new one. So I am happy about that. But out of stock until march. I can wait though.

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              • Spinaker
                Moderator
                • Nov 2014
                • 10366
                • Land of Tonka
                • John "J R"
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                #8
                I put my Mavs in a wool sock and set in on the smoker lid. It keeps it nice and toasty. I often smoke in temps that are below 0 F. This solves the problem for me.

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                • David Parrish
                  Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
                  • May 2014
                  • 5040
                  • Charlotte, NC
                    • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
                    • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
                    • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
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                    • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
                    • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
                    • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
                    • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
                    • President/Owner - SnS Grills

                  #9
                  I don't put mine in a wool sock, but like Spinaker I will keep mine close to heat. Usually hanging beside the grill. I have Mavericks though so it's not directly relatable.

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                  • carolts
                    Charter Member
                    • Dec 2014
                    • 245
                    • Cookers:
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                    #10
                    I've used my iGrill2 in 20 degree weather and it's been fine, although the non-connected ports start registering odd temps sometimes. I've been really happy with it so far, and it absolutely saved me from cooking the life out of a nice roast beef. I usually keep it close to the grill, but not so close that it makes a huge difference. Wool sock sounds like a great idea.

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                    • RobMakowski
                      Charter Member
                      • Aug 2014
                      • 9
                      • Connecticut

                      #11
                      I have an original iGrill that I hang from my Weber Kettle and I've never had a problem....although I think its starting to go because the signal cuts out every so often.

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                      • cdd315
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                        • Jul 2014
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                        • Curtis D

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                        #12
                        My Mavericks brave the cold nekkid. I have a brisket on right now at -24 C and the transmitter is out in the open. Sure the display doesn't show but the receiver picks it up just fine!

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                        • Dewesq55
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                          So that's like -10°F, right? That's cold!

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