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Old 10-03-2012, 03:39 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Deeg View Post
Where's the fun in that?!?! I also hope that my final controller is much cheaper.

More seriously, I see this in the description of the CyberQ: Open lid detect senses when the pit’s lid is open to minimize the temperature disturbance and recover quickly to the setpoint, can be turned on /off (default is ON)

How useful is this? Is this something that users find important?

It also mentions that it runs on 12VDC so it can be used with car adapter. That makes a lot of sense so I'll plan on using 12VDC.
Extremely useful, and worth every penny to not have to tinker with stuff. In 3 years i have only had 1 probe fail, but I always have an extra. I love to tinker, have built many pid controllers myself, and trust me these devices are worth their weight in gold. In the long run I don't think you will come out much ahead building your own.
Here is open lid detect in action.
Depending on how cheap your wanting to do it, the auber syl-2342 is awesome which I have retrofitted my HSAM traeger with. You can do the whole project for under $100 but you won't be able to log and control remotely. Can I ask why anyone wants to log cooks? The meats done when it's done right?

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