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    Temp Fan control Kamado BigJoe

    Hi all,

    I have Kamado Big Joe 2. Im getting a more adventurous in my cooks and so would like a bit more temp control. The analog gauge on the Joe i dont think is reliable and ive calibrated it recently.

    Was thinking of getting a wifi enabled temp sensor with a fan to help me maintain a constant temp. I have a power socket near by and the Joe is sheltered from the rain.

    I see FireBoard are bringing out a new unit in Aug and dont mind waiting for that if needs be. We do use the Joe for Pizzas and the new K sensor can work at a much higher temp.

    Being in the UK we dont get the latest products but my wife has family in NY so I could always ask them to ship it over.


    Any recommendations for temp sensor and fan?

    Jim

    #2
    Auber is what I use for my KJ. Works great.

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      #3
      I really like the Smobot for my BGE. It works differently that a blower. I am pretty sure it is available for the Kamado Joe.

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      • EdF
        EdF commented
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        I just checked - for some models anyway. I second the recommendation. https://smobot.com

      • Oak Smoke
        Oak Smoke commented
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        I'm also a Smobot user and couldn't be more pleased with the way it performs on my KJ. I cooked a hot, fast brisket Sunday. I set the temp at 300 deg F , I never saw a temp hotter than 306 or cooler than 291 for the entire 9 hours. It just works.

      #4
      Thanks for the reply’s, I had never heard of Smobot. It sounds interesting and id think it would be better at controlling heat than a fan. When a fan control is not blowing it still has an open end that i guess can swing the cook temp.
      Now to find out if they can ship it over here.
      Thanks again.

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      • LA Pork Butt
        LA Pork Butt commented
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        I have a PartyQ which gets the job done, but it eats batteries and there is no WiFi or Bluetooth to check it or change the setting. The WiFi was the reasons I upgraded to the Smobot.

      #5
      Well that was an easy sell. I have ordered one and its on its way. Thanks for the advice.

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      • tiewunon
        tiewunon commented
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        So did you order the Smobot?
        I have 4 controllers and the Smobot keeps the tightest temp control of them all whether I am cooking on a LBGE, MBGE or Primo XL. Curtis and Eric are very responsive if a problem ever occurs. If you get the urge to ever clean it I have found 91% Isopropol Alcohol and a cotton ball to be your best friend. Or just use an alcohol swab.
        All my other controllers are fan based (fireboard, flameboss and bbq guru dx2). All work fine.

      #6
      Hi tiewunon, yes I ordered a Smobot yesterday.

      When you say “I have 4 controllers and the Smobot keeps the tightest temp control of them all ” do you mean it maintains the highest temp or it overshoots the highest temp?

      Regards,

      Jim

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      • tiewunon
        tiewunon commented
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        Jim Des. Not talking high temp nor over shoots.
        What I am feebily trying to say is that it typically maintains your set temp within +/- 3°. I went back and looked at my 93 logged/data saved cooks and I have one instance of my set point being over 15°. I have less than a handful of up to 9°.
        Curtis gave me some added guidance for lower damper settings on a LBGE which I believe has helped in pretty much achieving "flat line" cooks.

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