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Old 05-11-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
Smokin' Hicks
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Default Stoker or Guru?

For Competitions, what is your choice, I'm just many use the Stoker and how many use the BBQ Guru?
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:49 AM   #2
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Mark one down for the Stoker!
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:50 AM   #3
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Stoker... We use it to control 3 pits. No problem, and very easy to use.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:54 AM   #4
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Guru great service also.
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:56 AM   #5
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Guru!!!! I have 4 of them and take ALL 4 to comps and I only cook on two pits at comps!!
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:04 AM   #6
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Stoker the thing, will contol multipul pits and as many meat probes as you can afford. Runs my stumps like an oven, very consistant temps
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:08 AM   #7
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Stoker here also. It has a ton of expandability, and is awesome when it's working smoothly. The only downside I've seen is their customer service at times has sucked......and to get it setup the first time my "IT" guy did it, but I was lost. (nice to have an IT guy on the team) We now have a dedicated router that has velcro to connect it to the stoker, and a very old Dell laptop that is the dedicated BBQ computer to run the Stoker and for Excel time spreadsheets.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:32 PM   #8
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:00 PM   #9
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I love my 2 guru's..great controllers and even better service. When I first started looking Guru answered my questions and were super helpfull! ?Stoker didnt even bother to call me back after several attempts so I gave up. Service means alot to me and Guru provided it and more.

Go with a guru..
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:11 PM   #10
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Why isn't this a poll?

Another guru user here.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:17 PM   #11
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Default Guru

I never want to have all my smokers dependent on one gizmo, so the fact that you can run more smokers off of the Stoker is not a plus for me. I love the gurus simplicity and the quality of the service. I have several, and always use them at comps. They are great.

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Old 05-11-2011, 02:21 PM   #12
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Stoker x 2!
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:36 PM   #13
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Neither....looked at all the options and I have been using the ique110, for 135 bucks it is a great deal !!!
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:44 PM   #14
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:59 PM   #15
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Stoker - Have 2 but only running pits off of one and keeping the other as a backup. Need to order a backup fan too.
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