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Is there a Bells and Whistle Free Kettle ThermostaticController?

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  • Histrix
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    Take a look at the Tip Top Temp - doesn't get any simpler - https://tiptoptemp.com
    If you want something wth a fan look at the PitmasterIQ. I haven't used mine on my Kettle but I have used it on my WSM. Works fine.https://www.bbqguys.com/pitmaster-iq...oaAv_eEALw_wcB

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  • Mosca
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    Oh, right. My reading comprehension was impaired. I thought you were talking about the PartyQ.

    I figured out the TTT, but I don’t think it is any better than setting the vents properly.

  • bep35
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    Here is what I really like about this site. Friends helping friends become better smokers.

    Maybe there's a better way to say that....

  • fuzzydaddy
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    It's boxed up and possibly will mail USPS tomorrow. Kettle adapter included & BGE adapter also.

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  • ssandy_561
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    Thank you so much. I’ll PM you

  • fuzzydaddy
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    Oh heck, since I'm only using the kettle for grilling I can pull off the adapter and include that too.

  • fuzzydaddy
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    Originally posted by ssandy_561 View Post
    ...I discovered the Party Q in my research but it looks like that is discontinued...
    Steve
    I'm not using my Party Q. I only do low and slow cooks during the day on my SnS Kamado and vent adjustments are minimal. I'm using my Kettle for grilling only. I have 2 probes. I'll ship it to you and if it works for you, then maybe a $25 snsgrills.com gift certificate. If you're interested PM me.

    Also, you'll need to buy the kettle adapter which is about $20.

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  • LA Pork Butt
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    ssandy_561 here is the link to the controller I was thinking about. https://tiptoptemp.com/products/tip-top-temp

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  • LA Pork Butt
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    Mosca I thought at one time you had one of these, but couldn’t figure out how to use it. https://tiptoptemp.com/products/tip-top-temp

  • jfmorris
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    ssandy_561 I think the closest to the discontinued PartyQ is the BBQGuru DigiQ. It requires you to plug in an AC adapter, and has 2 probes - one for meat, one for the grill, but does what you suggest, with no other frills. No app, no wifi or BT. The next closest solution would be the Thermoworks SmokeX series, with a Billows fan, but that will cost you more than the DigiQ, and you already have a Smoke with a remote to monitor things inside the house.

    I have the wifi connector for my Smoke, but find myself using it less and less - I mostly got it as I have some range issues with the dedicated remote working in the master bedroom, for monitoring overnight cooks, so I rely on my phone for the alarms overnight. The graphs were cool briefly, but don't really serve a useful purpose in the long run.

    Another option would be the Auber controllers, but at $143 for the controller only, you come in cheaper with the DigiQ which includes the fan and adapter for your kettle for $179.

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  • Mosca
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    Not me, I have a DigiQ.

  • LA Pork Butt
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    You are correct. It looks like the PartyQ is no longer available. There is a controller that mounts to the top vent and works off of a thermostatic spring. I can’t remember the name of it, but I believe Mosca had or has one. I have a first generation PartyQ and an BBQ Dragon. The BBQ Dragon isn’t a controller, but could be used as a blower to boost air intake when your temp drops. Of course, you have to monitor the on and off switch, but it is variable speed.

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  • Attjack
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    I use a DigiQ DX2. I don't bother with the meat probe anymore and just use my XR-50 for that.

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  • xaugievike
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    The T-Works Smoke X group is pretty close to that.

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  • jpietrantone
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    I just got a DigiQ DX3 for the same reasons. You may want to look into that one. I just got it yesterday and haven't used it yet. I also bought the pit viper. Oh, and go BILLS!!

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