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Unread 10-03-2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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Default Long term reliability of Cyber Q

I am very close to pulling the trigger on a Humphrey Down East Beast. As long as I am spending the money, I was looking to add the Cyber Q as having the rock solid temp control would save me sleep and not keep me chained to the homestead all day.

I have read many threads, mostly addressing the wifi challenges. I am an IT guy and get that part of it. What I really want to know is how it has held up for those of you who are long term users of the Cyber Q (6 mo or more).

  1. Are the temp probes still accurate? My Maverick is all over the board. I have had probes go bad, meats temps 10 degrees cooler than a meat thermometer registers etc. If I am going to spend nearly $300 for one, it needs to be rock solid.
  2. Any unit malfunctions? How well is it supported by the Mfr?
  3. Would you buy it again?
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Unread 10-03-2013, 10:51 AM   #2
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I've had my CyberQ WiFi for almost a year.

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1. Are the temp probes still accurate? My Maverick is all over the board. I have had probes go bad, meats temps 10 degrees cooler than a meat thermometer registers etc. If I am going to spend nearly $300 for one, it needs to be rock solid.
AFAIK, yes.

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2. Any unit malfunctions? How well is it supported by the Mfr?
No problems. I haven't had any problems, so I haven't had to contact BBQ Guru.

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3. Would you buy it again?
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I've had mine for about a year, too and no issues at all.
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The Cyber Q should not be used as a set it and forget it device. you should still monitor the pit and never leave a pit unattended. Yes it does make it easier but please don't mistake it for not having to watch your pit.
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Nothing wrong with gurus ..I have one but the pitmasteriq is reliable, works awesome, fraction of the price and has a rain box that's easy to make.
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I love my CyberQ but don't expect the probes to last forever. I've had to replace a couple of them but the unit itself works well and has exceeded my expectations.
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I love my CyberQ but don't expect the probes to last forever. I've had to replace a couple of them but the unit itself works well and has exceeded my expectations.
Yeah, I know they go bad, but they should last more that two uses (like the Mavericks did)

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The Cyber Q should not be used as a set it and forget it device. you should still monitor the pit and never leave a pit unattended. Yes it does make it easier but please don't mistake it for not having to watch your pit.
I understand, I wasn't planning on heading out for the day. Mostly, getting a little more sleep on an overnight cook.
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Nothing wrong with gurus ..I have one but the pitmasteriq is reliable, works awesome, fraction of the price and has a rain box that's easy to make.
Thanks. This is the first I heard of that one. I will check it out.
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I've had my cyber q 2 since January. It runs both my backwoods at competitions and home and haven't had an issue yet. Both pit and meat probes have worked great. I actually bought it off a forum listing so I wasn't even the first to own it.

Now I still bought a back up fan and probes in case something goes wrong at a comp, but at this rate I may never need them . Probes of any brand seem to die eventually, but these have lasted by far the longest. I've had to replace my Maverick probes a few times and when I had the IQ110 I had to replace the probe (though I still liked that unit).
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