Originally Posted by bmanMA
not needed in my experience. fuel burning out or wind will get you.
you can work around the wind in many ways. you cannot work around running out of fuel, assuming you have chosen a solid fuel; for example I can get an easy 10 out of a well packed ring of wicked good weekend warrior on my 18" WSM. never had a need, and i do compete with my WSM. I am getting a BWS extended party soon, and will likely re-evaluate for that smoker. but not needed for the wsm. that thing locks and cocks.
I've cooked in heavy winds several times since getting my NanoQ, and it wasn't an issue. Search my threads, to see.
I had a quality temp gauge, both on the lid of my Weber 22.5 (I installed it) and on my BWS Chubby, so I decided that a digital display (meaning the CyberQ) was redundant: I know where I've set the NanoQ, and my temp gauge verifies it.
If you have a good temp gauge/therm, you can save 60-70 dollars by just ordering the NanoQ.