Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 3 pages for free.

[ Lost Username or Password | Pitmaster Club Information, | Join 30 Days Free | Contact Us ]

There are 2 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse

Meat-Up in Memphis 2020

Join us in Memphis for our Meat-Up! Space is limited to 400, secure your spot by booking early! Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis2020)
See more
See less

Fireboard

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts
  • bollingknowles
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 32
    • Richmond, Va

    Fireboard

    Hey everyone. Been a while since I've been on here, but I'm glad to be back in the saddle. After drooling over LSGs all weekend, I decided to order a fireboard to take my mind off the LSG . Should be here in time for this weekend's cook. Anyone have any tips or tricks that I should know about it? Thanks
  • klflowers
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 2271
    • Tennessee

    #2
    No tips or tricks on the Fireboard, but I admire your methodology. Buy something to get your mind off buying something else - genius. I got to find something to take my mind off the Grilla Chimp. And the WSCG. And the Napoleon gasser. And the...

    Comment

    • Spinaker
      Moderator
      • Nov 2014
      • 9960
      • Land of Tonka
      • John "J R"
        Instagram: JRBowlsby
        Smokin' Hound Que
        Minnesota/ United States of America

        ********************************************
        Assistants
        Dexter (Beagle mix)
        Kinnick (American Foxhound)
        ************************

        Grills/Smokers/Fryers
        Big Green Egg (Large) X2
        Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

        Broil King Keg
        Karubeque C-60
        Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
        Lodge L410 Hibachi
        Pit Barrel Cooker
        Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
        R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

        Weber Spirit Gasser
        ******************.
        Thermometers
        FireBoard (Base Package)
        Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
        Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
        **************

        Accessories
        BBQ Dragon
        Big Green Egg Plate Setter
        Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
        Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

        Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
        Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

        Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
        Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
        Eggspander Kit X2
        Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

        Finex Cat Iron Line
        FireBoard Drive
        Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
        Grill Grates
        Joule Water Circulator
        KBQ Fire Grate

        Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
        Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
        Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
        Large Vortex
        Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
        Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
        Smithey No. 12
        Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
        Stargazer No.10, 12
        Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
        Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
        ********************************
        Fuel
        FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
        Kingsford Blue and White
        Rockwood Lump Charcoal
        Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
        **************************

        Cutlery
        Buck 119 Special
        Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
        Global
        Shun
        Wusthof
        *******
        Next Major Purchase
        Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

      #3
      You are going to like it. I am a big fan of mine. I love how you can log your cooks, add important information, and track the cook from anywhere. I have a template that I use every time that includes,

      Meat:
      Rub:
      Fuel:
      Wood:
      Spritz:
      Water Pan:
      Weather at Start up:
      Forecast:

      This makes it very nice to look back at when you are going to do another cook that will be similar. All of the information that I want or need is right there. Of course being able to look at the graph is also a very nice perk as well. Below is an example of a cook I did this winter on my BGE. You can also see all of my cooks that are indexed to the left. Everything stay organized and it makes it easy to look up.
      Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen Shot 2019-07-15 at 2.54.39 PM.png
Views:	16
Size:	198.8 KB
ID:	714500

      If you consider getting the Fireboard Drive Cable, you will probably want to get the larger CFM Pit Viper fan just to make sure you are pushing enough air with the system. Being that this system is WiFi connected, you can change the cook temp from anywhere.

      Comment


      • pjlstrat
        pjlstrat commented
        Editing a comment
        Nahh Troutman, Spinaker has himself a trout!!! Also I am digging the Nautical Wheelers reference.

      • Spinaker
        Spinaker commented
        Editing a comment
        Bull Trout my friends. Troutman pjlstrat

      • Troutman
        Troutman commented
        Editing a comment
        Bull Trout? Why are you swearing at me? I may have to flag you
    • Jerod Broussard
      Moderator
      • Jun 2014
      • 9122
      • 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
        Vortex
        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

      #4
      Always best to look at things that are much more expensive than what you can get at the moment so that what you get what you get, it seems like it was a really good deal and an utter necessity.

      Comment


      • bollingknowles
        bollingknowles commented
        Editing a comment
        Exactly. One of my probes on my maverick died over the weekend, so the fireboard was a “necessity” as i told my wife

      • gdsim1
        gdsim1 commented
        Editing a comment
        HA bollingknowles - I just pulled this exact same stunt! 😃 Had a miserable fail with trying to get an IQ110 controller to work with my Pit Barrel... needed a couple new probes for my Smoke unit also... so a Fireboard setup with a Pit Viper fan was the answer because OF COURSE IT WAS! 😂😂😂

        $400 later (girlfriend doesn’t know) and I’m happy (girlfriend knows and is happy at my happiness). Placed my orders today and everything should be here in time for a brisket cook on Sunday. 👍
    • shush
      Club Member
      • Sep 2016
      • 142
      • Northern Virginia
      • RecTec RT-680
        Brinkmann Bullet (Electric)
        Thermapen
        Maverick ET-732

      #5
      I bought mine a while ago. I love it and use it for just about every cook. If it doesn't come with it, purchase the weatherproof case for it... so nice. It has built in magnets, it is weather resistant, a neat little kickstand to prop it up so you can double check when you are standing over the smoker, etc. Make sure you do the updates too!

      Comment

      • Steve B
        Club Member
        • Jun 2016
        • 2615
        • Rockland county New York
        • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
          Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

          22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

          Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

          1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
          1 maverick et-733 - gray
          1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
          1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
          1 thermoworks thermopop - red

          Pre Miala flavor injector
          taylor digital scale
          TSM meat grinder
          chefs choice food slicer
          cuisinhart food processor
          food saver vacuum sealer
          TSM harvest food dehydrator

        #6
        The FireBoard is great. But I think you should stare at my avatar for a little while. Should make you feel better.

        Comment

        • obiQsmoker
          Club Member
          • Jul 2018
          • 147
          • Seattle Area
          • Started this tasty craziness in 2018.
            Using a Traeger Silverton pellet smoker.
            Home is the Seattle area...
            So much to learn, but it’s a helluva fun education!

          #7
          Absolutely love my FireBoard. Being able to monitor smoker ambient with multiple meats helps me reduce opening the smoker. For me though, the LOW and high alarms are what drove my purchase - helps me monitor when I loose the fire.
          Have fun with it!

          Comment

          • fttank
            Club Member
            • Dec 2016
            • 221
            • Huntington Beach, CA

            #8
            FireBoard is awesome! I wish they made a stand for it.

            Comment

            • Rod
              Rod
              Club Member
              • Dec 2015
              • 499
              • Phoenix, AZ
              • Weber Genesis S330 with GrillGrates
                Weber Performer with SnS, DnG and Pit Viper mod
                Weber 26" kettle with SnS and Pit Viper mod
                PBC
                Blackstone 36" SS griddle

                Fireboard
                Thermoworks Smoke
                Thermoworks MK4
                Maverick ET-732


                Accessories ranging from a Vortex to bear claws.

              #9
              I recently bought my second unit so I can run both my kettles simultaneously. Make sure you go into settings from the app to connect it to your wi-fi. It did not prompt me to do so when I initially fired it up. So I assumed it automatically connected. I was wrong and the recording of my first cook stopped and started a few times because of this.

              Comment

              • lonnie mac
                Club Member
                • Jul 2016
                • 1256
                • Bacliff, TX
                • Motovlogging for the freedom of old Hippies...

                  https://www.youtube.com/c/LonnieMac

                  Home of Brutus Ten!

                  http://www.alenuts.com/Alenuts/Alenuts.html

                  Gear:

                  Weber Performer Deluxe W/ SNS, Craycort CI grates, SNS
                  WSCGC (Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Center W/ SNS, DNG
                  Texas Original Pits, Offset Smoker
                  WSM 18" W/ Upside-down door mod
                  Camp Chief Flattop, The big one...
                  Weber Genesis II S-335
                  Texas Fire Pit

                  Latest addition: Stampede 590

                  Thermos:

                  Maveric's Most all of em...
                  FireBoard W/ Fan Control, GURU Fan
                  ThermoWorks, most all of em...
                  Meater

                #10
                Originally posted by fttank View Post
                FireBoard is awesome! I wish they made a stand for it.
                Love my FireBoard!

                Stands are easy to come by brother! Sorry, gotta post this every year or so.

                Click image for larger version

Name:	pizza6.JPG
Views:	8
Size:	3.57 MB
ID:	715305

                Comment


                • fttank
                  fttank commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Nice!

                • fzxdoc
                  fzxdoc commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Every time I see this photo I crack up.

                  Kathryn
              • Dewesq55
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 1283
                • The Poconos, NEPA
                • Smoker:
                  Landmann Smoke Master Series Heavy Duty Barrel Smoker (COS)
                  Masterbuilt 40.2" 1200W Electric Smoker
                  Masterbuilt ThermoTemp XL Vertical Propane Smoker

                  Gas Grill:
                  BBQPro (cheap big box store model) Stainless steel 4 burners with aftermarket rotisserie.

                  Thermometer:​​​​​​
                  Fireboard with Drive cable and 20 CFM fan
                  ThermoWorks Mini Instant Read
                  Lavaworks Thermowand Instant Read
                  2 Maverick 733
                  ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
                  ThermoWorks ThermaPen Mk4 x 2

                  Miscellaneous:
                  Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - 1st generation
                  Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - wifi/bluetooth connected

                  Favorite Beer:
                  Anything to the dark side and malty rather than hoppy. Currently liking Yuengling Porter and Newcastle Brown Ale. In a bar or pub I will often default to Guiness

                  Favorite Spirit:
                  Bourbon - Eagle Rare for "every day"; Angel's Envy for special occasions

                  Favorite Wine:
                  Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Super Tuscan Sangiovese (Including Chianti Classico Riserva) Brunello di Montalcino

                  Favorite Meat(s):
                  Pork - especially the darker meat. I love spare ribs and anything made from shoulder/butt meat
                  Chicken - Mainly the dark meat and wings
                  Beef Ribeye​Ribeye steak

                  Favorite Cuisine to Cook:
                  Can't list just one: Indian, Chinese, Thai, West Indian/Carribean, Hispanic/Latin American, Ethiopian, Italian, BBQ

                  Favorite Cuisine to Eat:
                  Indian, followed closely by BBQ.

                  Disqus ID:
                  David E. Waterbury

                #11
                I love mine too. I forgot to bring it with me to the vacay house this past weekend and had to use 3 various other probe therms to get through my butts cook. Very frustrating. Probably means I have to but a second one to leave there. At least I don't need the drive down there as my cooker is propane fired.

                Comment

                Announcement

                Collapse

                Meat-Up in Memphis 2020

                Join us in Memphis for our Meat-Up! Space is limited to 400, secure your spot by booking early! Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis2020)
                See more
                See less
                Working...
                X
                Meat-Up in Memphis

                T-Shirts & More T-Shirts & More
                Order men's and women's T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Aprons, Mugs, Caps, Tote Bags, Flasks, and more, all imprinted with the Pitmaster Club logo. There's even a spiral bound journal where you can make notes on your cooks.

                Cool Embroidered Shirt Cool Embroidered Shirt
                This beautifully embroidered shirt is the same one Meathead wears in public and on TV. It's wash and wear and doesn't need ironing (really!), but it is a soft cottonlike feel. Choice of four colors and both men's and women's.

                Click here for more info.

                Support ARC

                Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, and it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! And remember, we only recommend products we love. If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon.

                https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

                BBQ Stars

                Spotlight

                These are not ads or paid placements. These Are Some Of Our Favorite Tools And Toys.

                These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

                Use our links when you buy things

                Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon

                https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

                 


                Placeholder

                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.

                Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


                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.

                Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


                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.

                Click here to read our complete review


                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.

                Click here to read our complete review


                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.

                Click here to read our detailed review and to order


                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!

                Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


                The Undisputed Champion!

                thermapen

                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

                Placeholder

                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.

                Click here to read our detailed review and to order


                The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

                NK-22-Ck Grill

                Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

                Click here for more about what makes this grill special


                Placeholder

                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.

                Click here to read our detailed review

                Click here to order from Amazon


                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.

                Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


                kareubequ bbq smoker

                Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

                The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

                Click here for our review of this superb smoker


                Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

                masterbuilt gas smoker

                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'.

                Click here to read our detailed review


                Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

                masterbuilt gas smoker

                Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.

                Click here to read our detailed review and to order


                PK 360 grill

                Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

                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.

                Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

                Click here to order it direct from PK and get a special deal for AmazingRibs.com readers only


                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.

                Click here to read our detailed review


                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.

                Click here to read our detailed review and to order