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Unread 01-22-2012, 05:13 PM   #16
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Are you sure the ash catcher is being installed/reinstalled properly? It shouldn't be falling off on it's own.
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Unread 01-22-2012, 05:23 PM   #17
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I had to flair the lips out more. Once I did that it was fine.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 12:03 PM   #18
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This approach does look rather elegent. I might have to give it a shot. I was only a little worried about high heat grilling and the plastic barb on the manifold, but I assume that won't be too much of a problem.

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I installed a digiq dx 2 and I think option #2 is probably gonna be your best bet because you will still be able to use your grill conventionally like you always have. With option #1 you will only be able to use your grill with your ique only. As for performance I have been using mine today since 11:00 am and my temps have been at exactly at my set point the whole time. Drilling a hole in your kettle is the hardest thing to do in option #2, but I can use my grill with or without my guru. Here are some pics, in this first pic I put the weber adapter just above where the one touch system goes by the adapter which is what allows me to still use the grill conventionally
And this next pic is the adapter mounted on the outside of the kettle underneath the grill near the gas assist tube

And here is how I mounted the digiq dx 2
Hope this helps, you will love your new toy!
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Unread 01-23-2012, 01:04 PM   #19
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I've been using a temperature controller with my Performer for years. I got pretty much the same toys you do...though some are made by different companies. You are going to love these new toys! The Performer works awesome as a smoker and my temperature controllers are rock solid on temps. I can fit a full size packer brisket, 2 large pork butts, or 4-5 racks of ribs in a rack. I have no problems setting and holding temps as low as 200 or as high as 375. (I'm sure I could go lower or higher, I've just never needed to.) The performer actually holds low temps better than my keg.

Like the other reviewers suggested, I think you will want to tap the bowl and install an adapter. I put mine in the front and really like that position because it allows me to build a fire in the back instead of on the left (which causes the smoke to to reflect off the lid and come right back in my face when the lid is in the holder.) It's also not competing for space with the gas assist. Though I can totally see the benefits of having the fan under the table too (weather).

There is a spot at about the 5 oclock position on the Performer that is great for running probe wires (if you want to drill an eyelet) because it keeps the wires out of the way.

Congratulations on your new toys.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 01:07 PM   #20
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RutledgeQ,
What did you use to mount the Digi to the front of the performer like that? It looks awesome! I may do that.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 02:34 PM   #21
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Have two IQs, love them!! My DigiQ hasn't seen much use since I got the IQs!
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Unread 01-23-2012, 03:49 PM   #22
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RutledgeQ,
What did you use to mount the Digi to the front of the performer like that? It looks awesome! I may do that.
It's not min, but it is nice!
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Unread 01-23-2012, 06:45 PM   #23
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I made my "water proof" box. I use quotes because I cracked my box making it. I gues I'll try to use silicone to try to seal the cracks so it functions.
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Unread 01-23-2012, 11:06 PM   #24
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Have two IQs, love them!! My DigiQ hasn't seen much use since I got the IQs!
Well then send it up the road to me and I'll give her a good home!
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Unread 01-23-2012, 11:17 PM   #25
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@hogsfan ill I did was drill two holes just slightly larger than the mounting tabs on the digiq and put it in those holes and it locks on like its glued. I will try to post a pic for you sometime tomorrow
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@hogsfan here is a picture of how I mounted the digi
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Wow MStoney, That looks like it works great. It looks like my Performer is going to have some "surgery" this weekend. ;)

Thanks.
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Wow MStoney, That looks like it works great. It looks like my Performer is going to have some "surgery" this weekend. ;)

Thanks.
I am a very very happy man with my digiq, a step drill makes it real easy to perform your surgery, just make sure you get the spread right on the two holes and you will be golden
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So I bit the bullet and now I regret it. I drilled a hole in the front and I don't think it was the right spot. I accidentally tightened the bold to the point of slightly bending the manifold, but there is still a 1/4" gap at some places between the grill and the manifold. I am not sure how good the controller will be with that kind of gap. I don't want to turn my weber into swiss cheese so what can i do?
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So I bit the bullet and now I regret it. I drilled a hole in the front and I don't think it was the right spot. I accidentally tightened the bold to the point of slightly bending the manifold, but there is still a 1/4" gap at some places between the grill and the manifold. I am not sure how good the controller will be with that kind of gap. I don't want to turn my weber into swiss cheese so what can i do?

I'm wondering if you couldn't get their air hose adapter that they are offering on there website. I'm not sure how big of a hole you have already drilled, but you could possibly use a step drill and drill it until you have the right size. Right now you have the big bowl thing on the outside, correct? Also with those adapters you could put an adaptor on another cooker and use you iq on that too, just sayin:)
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