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Old 02-10-2011, 09:04 PM   #16
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Join Date: 02-28-10
Location: North Potomac, MD

Originally Posted by bmanMA View Post
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.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:38 PM   #17
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I have a 22" which I use with a DigiQ2 and it is fantastic. We use it in comps as well as in the backyard. It is extremely helpful in long, cold weather cooks and when it is really loaded with meat. As so many have said it is not a need to have but is most definately a nice to have. It took me a few times of trial and error to figure out why I was getting temp spikes using the guru and what I learned was it was the air leaks around the base, the door and the lid. I applied some BGE felt gasket around the door and the inside of the lid and use some folded foil around the base to give it a nice seal and it has been tight as a drum eversince.
I will tell you I also have an 18" that I do not use the guru on for when I want to cook without it.
I would strongly recommend it as an addition at some point down the road. I also have the 10 CFM fan and it is a champ.
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:05 PM   #18
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For overnight cooking and getting a little sleep at comps this is great. Just make sure that the two other lower vents are closed (I ran into a problem at a comp with temps not knowing that a vent was open). Well worth the money.
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