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Unread 12-13-2009, 10:23 PM   #31
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Heard that Stocker was a good machine. I just ran a maiden voyage on my new Guru CyberQ II. Nice run for sure. Love the Ramp Mode. Everyone do your homework!

I noticed Lee Ann has one......
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Unread 12-13-2009, 10:29 PM   #32
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Hi Tom - I'm glad to hear that your CyberQII is in full-swing! I also caught that quick view of the Guru, although I thought she had it sitting next to a pellet-cooker. It's hard to keep track of all those different pits.

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Unread 12-13-2009, 10:43 PM   #33
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We purchased a Stoker half-way through this season and I absolutely love it! We use it to run all four of our WSMs at the same time, and it performs almost flawlessly for over 18 hours at a contest. I find that especially with the low and slow cooks (<50 degrees) it will keep temps within +/- 10 degrees for 95 percent of the cook.

It is also user-friendly. I pulled this thing straight out of the packaging at a contest in Waterloo, IA this summer. Within one hour I had it all set-up and it was cooking our overnight meats. We won RGC at that contest the next day, and won GC the day after that using it in LaPorte City.

I now have it set-up so I can control it from my iPhone and/or my laptop. The iPhone is great so that way when I wake up in the middle of the night worried about how my cookers are doing, all I have to do is grab my phone that is right next to me and I can monitor and control the temps from it.
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Unread 12-14-2009, 06:25 AM   #34
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So anything with a browser will work for remote monitoring once connected, like my blackberry storm 2?
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Unread 12-14-2009, 06:31 AM   #35
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I am ordering a stoker today or tomorrow...I am not real fond of the CS issues, but I want to be able to control the unit over a computer, and currently, the only (easy) choice is the stoker..the cyberq does not seem to work too well over a wireless network from what I gather
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Unread 12-14-2009, 11:06 AM   #36
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So anything with a browser will work for remote monitoring once connected, like my blackberry storm 2?
Exactly. Any web enabled device. You set the I.P. address on the Stoker and you simply enter the I.P. address in the address bar of your browser. Of course the Stoker must first be connected to a network.

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Unread 02-03-2010, 12:54 PM   #37
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I ordered my Stoker on 1/24 and they're on back order. I talked with the store today and they are hoping to ship by middle of next week. I'm bummed and can't wait to fire it up!
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Exactly. Any web enabled device. You set the I.P. address on the Stoker and you simply enter the I.P. address in the address bar of your browser. Of course the Stoker must first be connected to a network.

FANTASTIC device!
This would only be the case if the stoker and the phone are on the same network. If you leave the house and want to monitor your temps wouldn't you have to open up a port on your router?

If your external IP address (not the Stoker IP address) is 123.456.78.9 and you open port 8080, then will entering 123.456.78.9:8080 into your phone's browser work?
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Unread 02-03-2010, 02:30 PM   #39
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Does any one here use a stoker on a UDS? I was thinking of ordering one and wanted to be able to controll all 4 of my UDS's and was wondering how well it worked on those units .... anyone?
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Does any one here use a stoker on a UDS? I was thinking of ordering one and wanted to be able to controll all 4 of my UDS's and was wondering how well it worked on those units .... anyone?
musicmanryann commented that he is using it to control 4 wsm's so i can't imagine it would be much different for UDS's.
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I have a couple Stoker units. The funny thing is I have called John many times and he has always answered my calls. I called a few weeks ago to place an order and a gal answered on the first ring. I swear by the Stoker with my Stumps Smoker, I can set it at 225 degrees and it won't vary more than 1/2 degree over 12 hour period. Heck anyone who has seen me and my cooker at a comp can attest to that. It's like those Amazon ratings, some people say 5 stars some people say 1 star.... who is right???
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Does any one here use a stoker on a UDS? I was thinking of ordering one and wanted to be able to controll all 4 of my UDS's and was wondering how well it worked on those units .... anyone?
I use my stoker to control my 2 uds's. Works great. John didn't have an adapter other than one he concocted for his own use. I use that and two holes for the temp and meat probe.

PM me if you have any q's. Used them at home and competition.
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This would only be the case if the stoker and the phone are on the same network. If you leave the house and want to monitor your temps wouldn't you have to open up a port on your router?

If your external IP address (not the Stoker IP address) is 123.456.78.9 and you open port 8080, then will entering 123.456.78.9:8080 into your phone's browser work?

I know Verizon offers a MIMO device that allows 5 devices to connect to their broadband network from your connection. You could use any device that supports wifi to connect to this as well as the Stoker. Nice option over a single air card.\ and its still only $59.95/mo.

http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/s...ompletedOrder=
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Unread 02-09-2010, 09:12 PM   #44
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Just called Rock's and was told that my Stoker should be shipped by Friday! I guess it was the probes themselves that were back ordered. Anyway, I'm happy and eagerly awaiting.
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i run my drum on a stoker and love it
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