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  • CandySueQ
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    Thermopen. I tried a Stoker on the pellet jambo for a while. Kept the temp steady and it did talk to my computer. Ended up going back to H-M-L controllers. This year for competition, I'm going to use some Thermoworks Chef Alarms. Interesting, what you're doing!

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  • BigJim
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    I definitely prefer wifi support. The Bluetooth devices I tried did not have the needed range. You basically can't go inside. I put an additional wifi unit in my back office just so I would have coverage outside on my deck

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  • David Parrish
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    Thanks Jerod!

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  • Jerod Broussard
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    Burn,

    1. Push BBQ hi or BBQ low or Food hi, and the temp it is set at will pop up

    2. Push the button again and HOLD it until it starts flashing

    3. Immediately push it again to go to your desired temp. You can hold it down to scroll faster.

    4. Once it starts flashing, if you wait more than a few seconds to suppress, it will go back to what it was set at.

    5. When you get to the temp you want, hit the MODE button to lock in at that temp. (It has the light bulb on it)

    6. Now go bush the alarm button (bottom right) looks like this ((.)) so the alarm(s) will go off when they hit their set temp.

    7. The alarm icon, ((.)), needs to be showing on the screen for the alarm to go off.
    Last edited by Jerod Broussard; July 15, 2014, 03:57 AM.

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  • The Burn
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    I like the Mav 732 also, but wish I could get the alarms to work since I often start early in the morning and would like to catch a few zzz's on the couch from time-to-time. Also wish I could get a little more distance on the wireless.

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  • boftx
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    I like my Maverick 732 but agree that it needs to be easier to program. I don't even bother using it for that because of the hoops you gotta jump through. I actually don't need the alarms and such, anyway. I just set the remote on my desk when I'm inside and keep an eye on the readout.
    Last edited by boftx; July 14, 2014, 11:54 AM.

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  • Huskee
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    Great comment John, makes perfect sense about the cake. I never would've thought about that. I've always been a pyro and my boys are usually out in the yard playing catch with me and helping me get wood from the woodpile while I'm starting/running the smoker. It's a great experience and I think they'll have fond memories as they get older of me doing that and them getting to help somewhat. Happy smoking!
    Last edited by Huskee; July 13, 2014, 09:16 PM.

  • Bill McGrath
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    Looking forward to it!

  • _John_
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    I would love to run a stick burner and hang out with it on occasion, but with 2 young kids I would rather spend time with them.
    An interesting story regarding your statement about you feeling like you make it happen. I worked for Sara Lee a few years back and at a meeting I asked why they still make boxed cakes that require milk and eggs, since with today's technology you could do that. An old timer informed me that it was indeed tried in I believe the 50's and they didn't sell. They brought together a bunch of women and asked why they didn't like them, they said that for them the dessert was the course where they could show their love and creativity, and just dumping a box made them feel like they were cheating their family. Sara Lee started testing with removing items and found that if they took out the eggs and milk, that was sufficient to make women think that they were creating it and sales took off.

    Personally the cleaning and trimming, preparing rubs and sauces, and selecting coals and woods fulfills that role for me.

  • _John_
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    While it could be done on the unit with a touch screen, I will likely use the phone for this but the idea I have is to store your style of smoking for example do you wrap, if so at what temp, how low or high do you want the pit? Store this for each meat and the alarm goes off when any of these are reached (push notifications to Android/iOS).
    This can have 5 probes as is, but can be extended to 13. Tell the program the blue probe is in chicken and accept or override your temp settings and away you go.
    One of my primary reasons for this was the data logging; if I tell this thing I am cooking 2 whole chickens, 2 racks of ribs and a pulled pork if you have enough cooking history you tell it what time you want to eat, and it will tell you what time everything goes on.

  • Huskee
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    Originally posted by Pit Boss View Post

    I also like their long battery life and long range. The Mavs could be MUCH easier to program though. Maybe that's the answer. Start with something like Mav, add more probes for Huskee, add buttons to make easier to program, add wifi connectivity for remote monitoring from iphone/android.
    "Maverick XL, AmazingRibs edition". Free for us. lol.

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  • David Parrish
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    Originally posted by Aaron 'Huskee' Lyons View Post
    Rainproof yes. Weather doesn't care if today is the big cook, a rainproof therm is a necessity. Maverick Et 732 and 733 transmitters are rain resistant. I've put mine through their paces in the weather.
    I also like their long battery life and long range. The Mavs could be MUCH easier to program though. Maybe that's the answer. Start with something like Mav, add more probes for Huskee, add buttons to make easier to program, add wifi connectivity for remote monitoring from iphone/android.

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  • Jon Solberg
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    I meant that to be wifi AND bluetooth. I know bluetooth is not the answer going forward but its a great plan B

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  • Huskee
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    Rainproof yes. Weather doesn't care if today is the big cook, a rainproof therm is a necessity. Maverick Et 732 and 733 transmitters are rain resistant. I've put mine through their paces in the weather.

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  • Jon Solberg
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    I think the perfect thermometer would:

    use K probes
    Wifi or bluetooth
    waterproof (rainproof to some degree)

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