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  • glitchy
    Club Member
    • Jul 2019
    • 420
    • Central IA
    • Camp Chef Woodwind WiFi w/Sear Box
      Weber Summit Charcoal
      Oklahoma Joe Highland
      Weber Spirit E-330
      Weber Q100
      Fireboard w/Drive

    Now starting at back patio

    From Hyde Park, UT, Number 9, Drew Breeze

    Woodwind WiFi 24 w/BBQ Sear Box
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    Last edited by glitchy; March 1st, 2020, 02:56 PM. Reason: Adding grill model for searchability
  • glitchy
    Club Member
    • Jul 2019
    • 420
    • Central IA
    • Camp Chef Woodwind WiFi w/Sear Box
      Weber Summit Charcoal
      Oklahoma Joe Highland
      Weber Spirit E-330
      Weber Q100
      Fireboard w/Drive

    #2
    Pretty much as expected so far. Not as solid as Weber, Traeger, etc. However, quality does seem up significantly from the SmokePro STX. Assembly was more work than most, but not terrible. I’m very happy in made it with all parts and no damage since shipped. Burn in running now.

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    • crazytown3
      Club Member
      • Jul 2019
      • 169
      • Stansbury Park, UT USA
      • Weber Performer (AH) - Black
        Weber Smokey Mountain 18
        ThermaPen Classic - Red

      #3
      Woop! Looks good so far. I will wave hi to the factory tomorrow on my way by.

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      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 12132
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #4
        Congrats.

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        • DavidNorcross
          Club Member
          • Nov 2017
          • 1177
          • Virginia
          • Rec Tec RT-680
            Coleman RoadTrip LXX
            Javelin Pro Duo
            More Cast Iron than I care to admit

          #5
          Congratulations

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          • randy56
            Club Member
            • Aug 2017
            • 414
            • Newburgh In

            #6
            Is the gas bottle hook up for a hot plate? or burner?

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            • glitchy
              glitchy commented
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              It’s the CampChef SearBox. Just a side burner with an infrared style difusser plate. I’ll grab some pics of it when I exchange tanks and fire it up.
              Last edited by glitchy; February 28th, 2020, 07:43 PM.
          • Rob Johnston
            Club Member
            • Apr 2018
            • 339
            • Pittsburgh, PA

            #7
            Looking good. Keep us informed. I have enjoyed your write ups.

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            • glitchy
              Club Member
              • Jul 2019
              • 420
              • Central IA
              • Camp Chef Woodwind WiFi w/Sear Box
                Weber Summit Charcoal
                Oklahoma Joe Highland
                Weber Spirit E-330
                Weber Q100
                Fireboard w/Drive

              #8
              Unfortunately, looks like no cooking until Sunday, but it’s ready to go at least. Burn in started about 6:00, so boss ordered pizza.

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              • CaptainMike
                Club Member
                • Nov 2015
                • 2339
                • The Great State of Jefferson
                • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
                  Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
                  2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
                  20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
                  20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
                  Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
                  36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
                  Fireboard
                  Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

                #9
                And are you still married?

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                • glitchy
                  glitchy commented
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                  She's the one that convinced me to buy the Woodwind.

                • SmokingSteve
                  SmokingSteve commented
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                  That's a good woman you got there, my friend!
              • glitchy
                Club Member
                • Jul 2019
                • 420
                • Central IA
                • Camp Chef Woodwind WiFi w/Sear Box
                  Weber Summit Charcoal
                  Oklahoma Joe Highland
                  Weber Spirit E-330
                  Weber Q100
                  Fireboard w/Drive

                #10
                Alright, flat drip pan modified to fit (a little trimming required on one end for slide and grill rails), ribs cooking, and probes checked. The probes lined up with Thermopop perfectly in ice and boiling water. Might do meatloaf tonight.

                Ribs went 1 hour on high smoke, riding out the rest of the cook at 260 with smoke setting 7. I love my fireboard, but it’s nice just to grab one probe and go on shorter cooks. I’ll still use FB on overnights and with the WSCG.

                I also snuck in a couple reverse seared filet mignons and one tilapia filet yesterday, but didn’t snag pics as time was crunched between activities. Turned out good. I wasn’t blown away by the sear box, but waiting to see how it performs with grill grates in a couple days.
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                Last edited by glitchy; March 1st, 2020, 10:37 AM.

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                • glitchy
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2019
                  • 420
                  • Central IA
                  • Camp Chef Woodwind WiFi w/Sear Box
                    Weber Summit Charcoal
                    Oklahoma Joe Highland
                    Weber Spirit E-330
                    Weber Q100
                    Fireboard w/Drive

                  #11
                  Had wibs for lunch, could taste smoke, so off to a much better start than the Traeger last week. Wife kept saying these wibs are soooo much better than the last ones. Smoke wasn’t overly strong (but adequate for us), but I will definitely try level 10 sometime.
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                  • glitchy
                    Club Member
                    • Jul 2019
                    • 420
                    • Central IA
                    • Camp Chef Woodwind WiFi w/Sear Box
                      Weber Summit Charcoal
                      Oklahoma Joe Highland
                      Weber Spirit E-330
                      Weber Q100
                      Fireboard w/Drive

                    #12
                    The app for CampChef’s WiFi is pretty decent. It’s a very simple and intuitive interface that doesn’t require a lot of extra clicks and screen jumps. It alerts you when startup is done, set temp is reached, and really importantly when the temp drops really quickly potentially indicating a flameout early. It alerted me a couple times spritzing and rearranging ribs, which seemed fair since I had the lid open for 2-3 minutes probably. I do think this guy will stick around a while.

                    So far food is a notch below the Weber in smokiness, but still very passable. There seems to be less ash accumulation than the Weber, and no grease mixed in it. The Slide N Grill actually makes clean up easier, since you vacuum around heat shield, then just slide it over and vacuum under where it was. With the fire pot dump, they recommend cleaning gevery 50 hours. On the SmokePro STX, I usually went every 40 lbs of pellets or after a cook that I needed to replace the drip tray foil if that was sooner.

                    I did some temp testing Friday night and left side is about 10 degrees hotter which is pretty acceptable, IMO. I switched smoke levels a few times too, and didn’t see much change in range, but in how often it bounced up and down.
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                    • JCGrill
                      Club Member
                      • Mar 2017
                      • 1684
                      • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
                      • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
                        Gas - Saber
                        Smoker - Green Mountain Daniel Boone
                        Portable - Charbroil Tabletop Propane Grill

                      #13
                      Looks pretty cool. I'm probably a ways off from upgrading my pellet, but I do appreciate the reviews. It will help me when the time comes.

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                      • kenrobin
                        Charter Member
                        • Jun 2015
                        • 329
                        • San Francisco Bay Area
                        • Cookers
                          - 18" Weber Smokey Mountain (2000)
                          - Weber Genesis EP-310 (2013-2015)
                          - 22.5" Weber Master Touch (2015)
                          - Traeger Pro Tailgater (2015)
                          - Mak 1 Star General w/ wi-fi (2016)

                          Thermostats
                          - ThermaQ
                          - Thermapen
                          - ChefAlarm
                          - DOT
                          - iGrill2

                        #14
                        Those ribs look awfully good from here.... congrats on the new addition!

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                        • glitchy
                          Club Member
                          • Jul 2019
                          • 420
                          • Central IA
                          • Camp Chef Woodwind WiFi w/Sear Box
                            Weber Summit Charcoal
                            Oklahoma Joe Highland
                            Weber Spirit E-330
                            Weber Q100
                            Fireboard w/Drive

                          #15
                          After the cooks today, I’m thinking about asking Drew to stick around a while. I’m pretty happy with this one. Every cooker has its quirks but there seems to be a lot to love about the Woodwind Today the WiFi wasn’t working when I cooked dinner because our router needed restarted. I had noticed a bypass option on startup so I gambled and turned the grill off and back on, set temp, hit bypass and barely missed a beat and WiFi reconnected.

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                          • rickgregory
                            rickgregory commented
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                            Ya can't cut Drew!

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