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Unread 02-28-2013, 07:28 PM   #1
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Default Multi - Sensor Probe Recommendation for Big Pit

So I know we have the DigiQ and a Stoker ... I am looking for those that have larger pits that cook shoulders, briskets, and ribs all on the same pit... I'm looking for Probes that I can all tie into a single system. DigiQ looks good but does not appear to support more then 3? probes? And I can't tell if the Stoker will do more than that. I do not need blower fans as the pit has a very well insulated firebox.

I would like four probes that I can monitor from a computer, my smartphone OR I can look at the device and see / scroll thru temp read outs.

I did do a search on the forums and some of the posts are over 2 years old and since tech changes fast, while I am sorting through them I thought I'd pose the question again.

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I guess I should also ask:

Will the Guru CyberQ work without the fan plugged in? Same question for the Stoker.

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I've always thought this would be a great idea. Give me something like an iGrill or wifi Guru or Stoker but just give me temp probes without any blower programming, fans, etc. A base unit with up to 10 probes and the ability to see the temps on my phone would be killer.
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Anyone know? Just trying to find out if the DigiQ or the Stoker have to have the fans plugged in for the temp probes to work or if I can leave the fan / blowers un-hooked?
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Anyone know? Just trying to find out if the DigiQ or the Stoker have to have the fans plugged in for the temp probes to work or if I can leave the fan / blowers un-hooked?
should not matter.

I have an Auber ATC and it doesnt care if the fan is plugged in or not. It still reads the temps

I dont see why those would be any different

Im sure they would tell you if you asked
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Im sure they would tell you if you asked
Waiting on email responses - figure I'll call them soon if I don't hear back.

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Guru confirmed that the Pit Probe and 3 temp probes work without the Fan/Blowers. Waiting to hear from Stoker now.
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I am really curious on this one as I intend to multi-probe the brick smoker we are building.

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So for those interested I had my questions answered by both Guru and Stoker. Both the Guru DigiQ and the Stoker operate without the fan/blows attached.

The DigiQ - 3 meat temp probes and 1 pit probe.
Stoker - 6 ports for probes and has an expansion that can be purchased to give you more.

For me I decided on the Stoker with 6 probes to start with. I will monitor both ends of my pit and meats. As it is a new pit, I will most likely monitor the middle as well. This is what happens when you get a professional Geek meats BBQ :)
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