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Savannahsmoker
05-03-2012, 06:24 PM
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh471/Savannahsmoker/IMG_5860.jpg
My controller uses an Auber PID to overall run the pit. The right side adjustments are for auger speed and draft airflow. I can connect the Rock's Stoker and use it to remotely manage cooks on our home network or on the internet. This allows me to go shopping or chill out at local hang, and monitor and adjust the pit. I also can hook up 4 meat probes to monitor meat temps. More if an adapter is used.

What I see on the computer. All the temp changes show here were reprogrammed and automatically controlled by Rock's Stoker.
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh471/Savannahsmoker/PID%20Controller/Savannah%20Stoker%20and%20SS%20II/IMG_5254.jpg

Here are a couple of chart.
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh471/Savannahsmoker/PID%20Controller/Savannah%20Stoker%20and%20SS%20II/ReduceAirflowThrough425.jpg

http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh471/Savannahsmoker/Smoking%20BBQ/Butts/20LbsofButt25May2011-1.jpg

Meat Probes.
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh471/Savannahsmoker/Smoking%20BBQ/Butts/IMG_4026.jpg

PigCicles
05-03-2012, 07:15 PM
That's pretty cool stuff, but it seems a bit complicated for most folks. I like that you can monitor multiple meats and do it from a remote location. For those with the know how - I bet it's great :thumbs up:

SmokyOkie
05-03-2012, 09:05 PM
I do better with knobs to turn and such. BBQ Guru just came out with their new Cyber Q Wifi. I sell them but will most likely never learn to use one.

Thanx for the review. I'm sure it will come in handy for the more techie of us in deciding what to buy.

tomshoots
05-04-2012, 09:29 AM
I like tech stuff. That's cool. I've often wished I could monitor and control remotely just cuz I sometimes have time constraints due to multitasking.

But I'll stick with old school, at least for now. Remote thermo is about as techie as I'm gonna get.

Savannahsmoker
05-04-2012, 09:01 PM
Well I gotta build something during my retirement days.:msn-wink:

PigCicles
05-04-2012, 09:23 PM
Glad you started off on the novice level so you have room to expand :roflmaoha0:

Jarhead
05-05-2012, 04:03 AM
If I would try that on my FEC, I'd probably blow it up.
I'm with Tom, my remote is about as hi-tech as I am too.