Originally Posted by bbqdano
Am experimenting with a digital temperature controller, one of those PID "Fuzzy Logic" gadgets. Does pretty good at maintaining temperature. Did have the fire go out a couple of times because the controller was above setpoint and did not feed any pellets for several minutes. Have since re-wired it so the factory timer is in parallel with the controller allowing a minimal pellet feed every so often regardless of temperature setpoint. Am going to add a time delay relay to prevent the controller from over feeding the pellets. The fire department is busy enough!!
All in all, I like the grill but it definitely requires different tactics than the stick burners.
Try using low alarm to run hot rod. If temp drops below XXX hot rod comes on insuring pellets are lit.