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Unread 07-23-2013, 11:13 AM   #36
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I purchased a Stoker but not for its Fans or blow motors ... I have an insulated Firebox on an Offset Stick burner by R&O Smokers. I saw no reason what so ever to add a fan to that and even think it would be a set back. The reason I bought the Stoker though was to monitor my pit temps, which it does nicely.

I have 2 temp probes at each end of the pit and use 3 meat probes. The Stoker is wireless and I use a wireless AP with it. They both run off a battery pack. If my pit temps change up or down by more than 10 degrees I get an alert to my phone.

As for the fire - with a stick burner it comes down to fire management and knowing your wood and pit. Mine - about ever 50 minutes takes a new 12" long 3-4" split to maintain around 275.
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