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Gravity Fed smokers and Grills We are the inventors of these Gravity Fed Smokers and Grills. Innovative and efficient, these BBQ Grills and smokers can burn multi-fuel of charcoal, Wood Pellet, Wood Chunks, Wood Logs and reach temps of 300C or 572 F.


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Old 03-28-2014, 04:40 AM   #1
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Default name of entry level BBQ controller, more simple than Junior

I am asked to develop a controller which shall be more simple than QMaster-Junior. Someone wants just plug and play.

I am thinking to simplify the Junior to one temperature stage, no high/low alarm.

There are one power switch and 4 buttons of "Auto", "+", "-", "Manual",
Default display is in F, and target temp. is 225F.

You need only to press button of "auto" and "auto" light is on green, then it will keep your smoker at 225F
If you press button of "manual", "manual" light will be on green. If you press buttons of "+" or "-", the fan will run faster or slower.
It will use 850 F probe.

What name shall I use for it.
I am thinking Qmaster-Sitter, or BBQ-Sitter

As before I will give ONE set free to most valuable suggestion.
and 5 pieces in 50% discount to other valuable suggestions
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:01 AM   #2
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I like the idea of having only one temperature stage as I think that's all that's needed most of the time. But are you saying that 225 F is the only temperature it will work at, or that this is the default, but it can be set to another target temperature?
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:35 AM   #3
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How about Qmaster-One?
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:49 AM   #4
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225F is default, you can also change it. and you can also change to show in C
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:35 AM   #5
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:42 AM   #6
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225F is default, you can also change it. and you can also change to show in C
This is sounding good. Maybe this is what the Junior should have been? Are you doing this because one person asked you for it, or do you think there will be a big demand? What do you think the price point will be?
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:37 AM   #7
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If they can set it both higher and lower, I suggest that the default should probably be 250, not 225.

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Old 03-28-2014, 09:37 PM   #8
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This is sounding good. Maybe this is what the Junior should have been? Are you doing this because one person asked you for it, or do you think there will be a big demand? What do you think the price point will be?
I am discussing with an American who wants to sell my controllers.
He tells me that most users will not feel comfort to program and most even do not read operation manual. More users would like "plug and play".
So I am thinking to cancel some features of Junior.
to make it as simple as plug and play
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Old 03-28-2014, 09:39 PM   #9
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If they can set it both higher and lower, I suggest that the default should probably be 250, not 225.

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But I read here that low&slow smoking is mostly at 225F, fewer at 250F
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Old 03-28-2014, 11:04 PM   #10
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As far as a name, how about just QMaster. I think having one set temp is good for most people, I have one of the Golden Dog controllers and have all 4 programs set the same, I would also have the preset default set to 250. Will it still be variable speed fan output in Auto?

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Old 03-29-2014, 04:36 AM   #11
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As far as a name, how about just QMaster. I think having one set temp is good for most people, I have one of the Golden Dog controllers and have all 4 programs set the same, I would also have the preset default set to 250. Will it still be variable speed fan output in Auto?
Yes, it is still variable speed fan output in Auto
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:04 AM   #12
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I will be very interested in this. I don't use the meat thermometer on my QMaster Senior. All I want is a controller that keeps my pits at a steady temperature.

A good name would be QMaster Lite.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:16 AM   #13
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I will be very interested in this. I don't use the meat thermometer on my QMaster Senior. All I want is a controller that keeps my pits at a steady temperature.

A good name would be QMaster Lite.
I like this idea. I only use one setting on my Jr. I don't use the Sr much.
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:24 AM   #14
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I haven't been doing much smoking lately, I dislocated my Right Shoulder and all probably need surgery on it.
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I will be very interested in this. I don't use the meat thermometer on my QMaster Senior. All I want is a controller that keeps my pits at a steady temperature.

A good name would be QMaster Lite.
I like QMaster Lite also. I think three models would be enough. The Senior could become QMaster, and maybe the wireless could be QMaster Pro.

I also prefer 225 F as the default temperature.
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