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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Savannah, Ga

    Default PID Controlled Traeger/Masterbuilt Combo.

    My current Modified Smoker Combo

    Here is how the modifications progress over the years.

    Six year old standard Traeger Lil Tex Pellet Smoker with heat and smoke provided by pellets which is consider by KCBS to be competition legal. Replaced the 3 position control with a digital control, added a second shelf, modified the auger, replace standard auger motor with high speed auger motor and added a chimney.

    Added Smoke Daddy and A-Maz-Smokers

    Smoke from Smoke Daddy. I have since moved the input below the drip pan.

    Design an Auber PID Control System, based on Billy Merrill concept, and built it using off the shelf products. Added an adjustment for fan airflow and auger speed.

    Added Rock's Stoker with wifi setup to provide monitoring of up to four meats and pit temperature. Added an interface between the Auber Controller and the Rock's Stoker which provides me the capability to adjust pit temperature remotely through my home network or the internet. This also provides me the capability to program pit temperature changes based on time or food temperature. This is KCBS legal.

    Attached a Master Built Smoke house to increase cooking area from 422 to 1139 square inches and to hang sausages. Heat and smoke travels from the Traeger through the MB and out of the MB upper exit vent. I left the propane installed to provide the additional capability to operate the propane side with or without the Traeger operational.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    San Diego CA


    Nice!! How are the new mods working out for you?
    Weber 26.75 OTG,Weber 22.5 Blue Performer, Weber 22.5 OTG with Weber Rotisserie, UDS, 18.5 " WSM,Weber Jumbo Joe


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Savannah, Ga


    If anyone is curious here is a video I made showing start up and operational feature up to temp 180.

    Temperature control of an standard Traeger is un-stable at best. Here is a video showing the stability of this system at 192 degrees.

  4. #4
    SmokyOkie Guest


    That is the damnedest set up I have ever seen in my life.

    Helluva deal there.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Savannah, Ga


    Quote Originally Posted by Vermin99 View Post
    Nice!! How are the new mods working out for you?
    Everything works great but I am still learning how the MB works by itself.

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