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Unread 06-24-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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Are there any apps out there for iPad or android that I can document my cooks?
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I know there is one out there for the android but can't remember the name off the top of my head. I don't know of anything for the ipad/iphone.

Edit: Link to topic on the android app call The Pit Pal.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=148582
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XL Spreadsheet?
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Google meat log or something like that. I saw a log like that once.

I thought I was anal about this until I saw this other guy's log. It goes something like this:

Date, time, wind, humidity, temp, meat type, fresh/frozen, purchased from, purchase date, rub wet/dry/type, rub time, injection, injection time, pit type, pit temp, heat source/type (gas/wood/charcoal), mfg, smoke wood, duration of cook, stall time/temp, IT at pull, rest/cool time, mop/sauce/glaze, taste

You could obviously add things like this for a UDS smoke: Valve 1 closed, Valve 2 open, Ball Valve 50% open.

The data is nice to have to give you baselines and guidelines and landmines, but IMHO it takes all the fun out of smoking meat.
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Google meat log
Sorry, that just made me giggle. I don't even want to think about the search results...

Find a good note app. I use Evernote. Not sure what kind of Android device you have, phone or tablet, etc., but on my HTC device it has a great not taking app by default.
It even allows for voice dictation for notes.
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^^^Sorry. Caffeine hasn't kicked in.

Here is the link to the log I saw:

http://amazingribs.com/tips_and_tech...oking_log.html

But when you google meat log (I did this on Bing, here are two results):

The Bacon Fatty's distant cousin.

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The iGrill (iOS devices) does a good job of outputting the temp data for their 2 probes to a file that can be pulled into an excell spreadsheet and then I suppliment with a cook word document to go in my cool log. I usually let probe 1 be the ambient temp of the cook chamber and probe 2 be the meat. The file transferred keeps all the labels, etc. - it is pretty handy.
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John,
Just having fun with you...no worries. I work in IT and monitor/review logs for all kinds of web searches, page hits, etc. Some things would just make you smile...as your post did.

Thanks for the laugh this morning!
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John,
Just having fun with you...no worries. I work in IT and monitor/review logs for all kinds of web searches, page hits, etc. Some things would just make you smile...as your post did.

Thanks for the laugh this morning!
You are welcome. I too work in IT!
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On Google playstore there is an Android app called pit pal. Very good app for cook logs. It just won't let you move the app to SD card.
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Thanks...I have an iPad, and a Samsung Galaxy player. I do have the pit pal on my Galaxy. I tried to use it once, but for some reason(don't remember exactly), it didn't work like I expected. Need to try it again.
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