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smokin30-06 01-27-2014 10:08 AM

Is the ET-733 what I need?
 
On Friday, I placed an order for an ET-733. Over the weekend, I did lots of reading and the multitude of options has me second-guessing...
I'd like to see what you guys have to say.
In using my HB Legacy for general grilling and moving into smoking, I would like to get a better idea of the grate level temps I am running. I am also kicking around the idea of getting another smoker that I can tend less frequently. So an automatic temp control device might make more sense, even if I initially only use it for the probe...
Since I like gadgets anyway, I thought Wifi would be a cool addition so I could have more display devices. However, the ones that I see that support wifi are pretty expensive and still have some detractors in what I have read.

I have just recently seen that there are options based on Arduino. I wouldn't mind doing the work, if the end result is easy to use and convenient.

So, if I am going to spend $70 on an ET-733, should I be looking at any other products for the same price or a few more bucks?
TIA,
John

smokin30-06 01-27-2014 10:48 PM

I know, I know. Boring topic and no pic pron. I take the lack of response as an indication I am on the right path.
Other products I saw were stuff like the iGrill, the wGrill, CyberQ.

Does anyone have any experience with the Arduino stuff?

Fwismoker 01-27-2014 11:00 PM

Don't get any buyers remorse over getting the Maverick...it's a great product. I got auto controllers and they're collecting dust.

Consider building a UDS or something that takes little tending and turn out great Q.

bbqgeekess 01-27-2014 11:02 PM

What about this one on Amazon? It has really good reviews/ratings and is only $59

http://www.amazon.com/Ivation-Range-...averick+et+733

Fwismoker 01-27-2014 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by bbqgeekess (Post 2782512)
What about this one on Amazon? It has really good reviews/ratings and is only $59

http://www.amazon.com/Ivation-Range-...averick+et+733

It's gotta be a Maverick in a different wrapper like the Remington.

smokin30-06 01-27-2014 11:05 PM

Fwismoker, thanks for the reassurance.

bbqgeekess, that is a rebrand of the ET732. Btw, where is our picture of your grill collection from your thread?! :grin: Just because I didn't post in there doesn't mean I didn't see it and forgot. You are just going to have to bite the bullet...

smokin30-06 01-27-2014 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fwismoker (Post 2782508)
Consider building a UDS or something that takes little tending and turn out great Q.

I am not sure I should say this in mixed company :wink: but I don't think I can handle looking at a 55 gallon drum on my back patio every day.

I would consider messing with the Arduino probe/controller setups if I could do a little soldering/assembly and end up with a useful tool. I saw this linked in a Brethren thread the other day...

AaronPo 01-27-2014 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by smokin30-06 (Post 2782523)
I am not sure I should say this in mixed company :wink: but I don't think I can handle looking at a 55 gallon drum on my back patio every day.

I would consider messing with the Arduino probe/controller setups if I could do a little soldering/assembly and end up with a useful tool. I saw this linked in a Brethren thread the other day...

Be man then and put it on your front porch like me :wink:

Also you wont regret the ET733, it's a great product!

bbqgeekess 01-27-2014 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by smokin30-06 (Post 2782517)
Fwismoker, thanks for the reassurance.

bbqgeekess, that is a rebrand of the ET732. Btw, where is our picture of your grill collection from your thread?! :grin: Just because I didn't post in there doesn't mean I didn't see it and forgot. You are just going to have to bite the bullet...

I am trying to understand why the rebranded ET732 has like 4.5 stars rating on Amazon compared the actual ET732 only having 4 stars. The 733 has 4 stars as well.

jamus34 01-28-2014 07:40 AM

I received the ET=733 as a xmas gift, haven't had a chance to use it yet.

I could care less about the meat probe portion of the Maverick as I prefer the Bludawg method of checking for meat doneness on the BBQ cuts (Poultry obviously gets the thermo treatment)

However I know my WSM dome gauge is not an accurate measure of grate temps. I really like the Thermoworks TW-8060 but at this point can't justify the cost.

We'll see though...if my Maverick doesn't do it for me then I'll get the 8060. I'm not really keen on overnight cooks as it is so having the temp alarm isn't a huge thing for me.

Fwismoker 01-28-2014 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smokin30-06 (Post 2782523)
I am not sure I should say this in mixed company :wink: but I don't think I can handle looking at a 55 gallon drum on my back patio every day.

I would consider messing with the Arduino probe/controller setups if I could do a little soldering/assembly and end up with a useful tool. I saw this linked in a Brethren thread the other day...

Ugly doesn't have to be ugly...lol

Made this one for a buddy and believe me he wouldn't have it on his deck if he thought it was ugly.

http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/...psc178463f.jpg

Now if i was forced to do ugly and a great cooker or good lucking and an average cooker then i'd take the great cooker hands down. :icon_smile_tongue:


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