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  • fresnoboy
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    Originally posted by LoidLiu View Post
    Hi everyone I have a question for you, I hope you can help me with advice. My grill's temperature controller definitely broke down. So I think it would be easier to buy a new temperature controller instead of trying to fix the old one. Do you have any ideas for a good one? Not too expensive cause I don't want to spend much on it. Maybe you know one of these? My brother says that he uses DigiQ DX3, though I would rather go with the more simple stuff.
    I have the original model fireboard and really like it. A lot of the older units (like my cyberQ) were pretty sorry when it came to software and networking. The fireboard is rock solid.

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  • LoidLiu
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    Hi everyone I have a question for you, I hope you can help me with advice. My grill's temperature controller definitely broke down. So I think it would be easier to buy a new temperature controller instead of trying to fix the old one. Do you have any ideas for a good one? Not too expensive cause I don't want to spend much on it. Maybe you know one of these? My brother says that he uses DigiQ DX3, though I would rather go with the more simple stuff.

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  • TeleFragger
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    i used to do 1 wire.. wife didnt like its LOOK.. so it had to go... i even crimped the sensors into an rj11 plug and stuck them in an rj11 wall plate but still no WAF...

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  • ServiceXp
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    Originally posted by Michael McSharry View Post

    I am not certain what temperatures are experienced inside a smoker, but I had the impression that normally they are not very high. Don't know what peak temperatures may be experienced.
    I generally smoke around ~285F I would think a sensor that could measure 350F with a peak of 500F would be appropriate from smoking.

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  • Michael McSharry
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    can the DS18B20 sustain high temperatures? Seeing 125C as the maximum; what temperature ranges are you measuring?
    I see 250F as a typical peak coming out of the fireplace. It has held up for 15 years. I believe the mounting is a metal strap around the duct with the TO92 plastic encapsulation squeezed between the strap and the duct. If I was going to do it today I would use one of DS18B20's that are mounted in a stainless steel probe. Very easy to get these from China/Ebay and they are cheap.

    Obviously if I was measuring temperatures inside the firebox this would not be a good choice. I am not certain what temperatures are experienced inside a smoker, but I had the impression that normally they are not very high. Don't know what peak temperatures may be experienced.

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  • 123qweasd
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    Michael McSharry : can the DS18B20 sustain high temperatures? Seeing 125C as the maximum; what temperature ranges are you measuring?

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  • Michael McSharry
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    I use DS18B20 for various temperature monitoring including the exhaust of my wood burning fireplace. There are multiple ways to get 1-wire data into HS.

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  • TeleFragger
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    reviving an old thread. hoping this one is the current as i did search.

    I just got a smoker (goin cheap to see if we use it then eventually upgrade)

    anything new lateley as the link to the Maverick ET732 that was posted is not good...

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  • keithj69
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    Originally posted by jlrichar View Post

    This was an early plugin. He’s on a roll now with a bunch of useful and increasingly more advanced plugins. One of the most active devs on the board now.



    I’ll take a look.



    I’m talking Yoder pellet grills. Surprised you are not familiar since the gridiron is an excellent knockoff of them.

    I’ve had rectec, Memphis, gridIron, and Yoder pellet grills on my wishlist over the years and I keep getting socks for Father’s Day.



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    I was looking at the ys640 when I bought the gridiron. Wish I could have done a side by side comparison when i was looking. Probably would have gotten the yoder instead of the gridiron. Yoder also makes other grills so i wasn't sure if you were comparing a charcoal grill against a pellet grill.

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  • jlrichar
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    Originally posted by keithj69 View Post

    I can honestly say that John does not have the experience to make profiles with the plugin. (sorry John) He literally used my account to develop the plugin.
    This was an early plugin. He’s on a roll now with a bunch of useful and increasingly more advanced plugins. One of the most active devs on the board now.
    Originally posted by keithj69 View Post
    With that said, why not set up profile specific events that caters to you? Take a look at what I posted, all you have to do is set your low/high temps and go. Keep events that you do not use disabled. Enable them as you need them. We all have our different temps we like to cook at depending on the meat/time allotted.

    The plugin works great for what it is. It is up to you to set it according to your cook. It has not let me down yet. Even on overnight cooks.

    I’ll take a look.


    Originally posted by keithj69 View Post
    FYI, If you are talking yoder charcoal vs an akorn charcoal than I cannot argue. And I too am a modest smoker. Blazn grill gridiron, gmg dc, gmg db, bge mini, weber kettle, mini kettle, 2 vertical propanes, marlboro ultra lights, had an akorn jr, and I lost count. I got tired of charcoal/wood/propane long cooks along time ago. Except I do want to look at some of the fancy gravity feed cookers, or a rectec bfg.
    I’m talking Yoder pellet grills. Surprised you are not familiar since the gridiron is an excellent knockoff of them.

    I’ve had rectec, Memphis, gridIron, and Yoder pellet grills on my wishlist over the years and I keep getting socks for Father’s Day.



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

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  • jlrichar
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    Originally posted by simplextech View Post

    I did get a Drive.... they never delivered on the API for Drive so I couldn't do anything with it. I checked again a couple weeks ago and still no Drive API.
    That’s too bad. This is actually where it kinda gets useful to have homeseer. Their app is pretty good, but the drive programs are a little limited in how complicated they can be.


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  • keithj69
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    Originally posted by simplextech View Post
    What profiles? FireBoard profiles? Smoking profiles? Nope... not done that
    I'm guessing smoking profiles, and even that is very subjective.

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  • simplextech
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    What profiles? FireBoard profiles? Smoking profiles? Nope... not done that

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  • keithj69
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    Originally posted by jlrichar View Post

    I thought that he added the drive portion? I remember he had ordered the hardware in order to add it. Honestly the fireboard app and cloud are very good and the plugin could be setup to do some interesting things after a session is started. I would have like to see it be more automated so that it’s not required to make or edit events every session. The last thing I want to do when bbqing is go troubleshoot HS events. But even so it was a solid plugin when I tested it.

    Plus have you looked at the new Yoder controllers? Looks amazing.

    FYI, I am on a rather modest smoker compared to the Yoders. Currently it’s the fireboard drive controlling a char griller Akorn Kamodo. Works well and is mostly set and forget until the fireboard app alerts me. It does take some skill initially to setup and get the smoke just right, and the burn just right. At least the fireboard makes it super easy to maintain temperatures.






    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    I can honestly say that John does not have the experience to make profiles with the plugin. (sorry John) He literally used my account to develop the plugin. With that said, why not set up profile specific events that caters to you? Take a look at what I posted, all you have to do is set your low/high temps and go. Keep events that you do not use disabled. Enable them as you need them. We all have our different temps we like to cook at depending on the meat/time allotted.

    The plugin works great for what it is. It is up to you to set it according to your cook. It has not let me down yet. Even on overnight cooks.

    FYI, If you are talking yoder charcoal vs an akorn charcoal than I cannot argue. And I too am a modest smoker. Blazn grill gridiron, gmg dc, gmg db, bge mini, weber kettle, mini kettle, 2 vertical propanes, marlboro ultra lights, had an akorn jr, and I lost count. I got tired of charcoal/wood/propane long cooks along time ago. Except I do want to look at some of the fancy gravity feed cookers, or a rectec bfg.

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  • simplextech
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    Originally posted by jlrichar View Post

    I thought that he added the drive portion? I remember he had ordered the hardware in order to add it. Honestly the fireboard app and cloud are very good and the plugin could be setup to do some interesting things after a session is started. I would have like to see it be more automated so that it’s not required to make or edit events every session. The last thing I want to do when bbqing is go troubleshoot HS events. But even so it was a solid plugin when I tested it.

    Plus have you looked at the new Yoder controllers? Looks amazing.

    FYI, I am on a rather modest smoker compared to the Yoders. Currently it’s the fireboard drive controlling a char griller Akorn Kamodo. Works well and is mostly set and forget until the fireboard app alerts me. It does take some skill initially to setup and get the smoke just right, and the burn just right. At least the fireboard makes it super easy to maintain temperatures.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    I did get a Drive.... they never delivered on the API for Drive so I couldn't do anything with it. I checked again a couple weeks ago and still no Drive API.

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