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Unread 03-12-2013, 05:16 PM   #16
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Unread 03-12-2013, 05:18 PM   #17
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A lot of people set and forget with the Egg- vent and daisy wheel. I use a Guru DigiQ 2 for my overnight cooks I do pork butts and put them on around 12-12:30 and get some sleep- It works really well and you can not beat their customer service
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What kind of temp control do I use on my pit?

Skill.
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I use an ique on my xl, works great!
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ME!!!! Well the teen's too a point lately at my direction
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Aubers. Work great for overnights or if you have other things going on while you are cooking. Set and forget with no worries.
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I recently invested in two Auber controllers. I tried one of them on my 18 1/2" WSM this past Saturday night without much luck. I think the problem was with the user, instead of the tool. I am going to spend some time it this weekend when I cook on the 18 1/2" WSM, while I use the other on the burn in on the new 22 1/2" WSM. Hopefully with some practice, I will get to where I trust the controller to do my job, while I sleep




PS: Trust me, there is nothing wrong with the tool
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Vents on the WSM's...and just push the button on the MAKs...
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DigiQ DX for overnighters and beef jerky. It's all about getting sleep and not having to worry what's going on with the fire at 3:00 in the morning.
Great for controlling really low temp (165 degrees) for beef jerky.
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Haven't bought one... not a requirement.

Am not trying to bust your bubble... the first task on the learning curve is to master a fire management technique without a secondary electronic device. A consistent fire technique should be the foundation of every cook you will encounter.

Here's why... that device (and you) will be dependent on a power source. What will happen if the device malfunctions, lose power and fail for any reason?
What will be your plan B?

Believe it or not... there are competitions (see the Go Naked event in Chambersburg, PA) which prohibits such devices.
Strictly only charcoal/wood fire and air vents only... no propane, pellets, or controllers - completely relying on a Pitmaster's skill.
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If you know your pit , you don't need any electronics. A real pit master dose not need any electronic or powered fans. It all about knowledge of your pit and meat you are cooking. All come in time. The more you cook the easier it gets.
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Quote:
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What kind of temp control do I use on my pit?

Skill.
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Quote:
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Haven't bought one... not a requirement.

Am not trying to bust your bubble... the first task on the learning curve is to master a fire management technique without a secondary electronic device. A consistent fire technique should be the foundation of every cook you will encounter.

Here's why... that device (and you) will be dependent on a power source. What will happen if the device malfunctions, lose power and fail for any reason?
What will be your plan B?

Believe it or not... there are competitions (see the Go Naked event in Chambersburg, PA) which prohibits such devices.
Strictly only charcoal/wood fire and air vents only... no propane, pellets, or controllers - completely relying on a Pitmaster's skill.
http://www.gonakedbbq.com/html/f_a_q_.html
I agree fully. You can't use one well until after you've learned how to control the fire manually. If you haven't learned your smoker, you'll make the same mistakes with the controller.

But, I have to admit that controllers are fun shiny toys. We all like shiny toys. But, these are nice for the overnight cooks if there are big outdoor temp changes or it starts raining or such. They also help you sleep if you're paranoid something will happen and can't sleep.

So, shouldn't be needed, but are fun.
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The temps of most of my cooks are usually controlled by the amount of alcohol I consume.
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