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Unread 02-02-2010, 09:12 AM   #46
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Ia this thread about BBQ voyeurism?
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Unread 02-02-2010, 09:16 AM   #47
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Ia this thread about BBQ voyeurism?
Gosh I hope so

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With all due respect, I think you are missing the point.
I don't think I missed the point. I never suggested that he not do the work at all. My point the whole time was that every one wanting to duplicate his work and then add functionality should consider a Stoker because it is pre-built, does most of what people are asking for, and may be more cost effective. I think we've already made peace with our points of view.

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I wish one of you tech guys would invent a REAL wireless thermometer. Something like a pop up thermometer that is wifi capable.
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Ok...at first I thought you guys were talking Greek...I was wrong...it's Klingon... James...my hat's off to you and your technical abilities my friend. Just do me one favor when you get ready to market this technological marvel...make sure an idiot like me can use it!
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One reason I stuck with thermocouples is that I can get probes in different styles. And, I don't mind paying a little extra for that convenience.

Thermistors would certainly be easier. Although, I found a table that translates K-type thermocouple voltages to degrees C. It's just a simple look-up in the code now. Thermocouples seem easy enough to deal with.
I think I'd prefer thermistors myself (because they're easier for me to get), but the nice part about this is that if we have a standard way for the Arduino to report the data, front-end software could support either hardware type without caring what it is.
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[QUOTE=BigJimsBBQ;1163358]
I am a firm believer that constant temp and humidity does not produce the best BBQ, but rather apply the correct level of both at the correct time (Internal Temp by Meat Size & Type) is the Formula to perfection. Now only to have a device I can measure the key indicators (Internal Temp, Chamber Temp, Chamber Humidity and Heat Source Temp) in a time intraval trend would allow me to reproduce the best product. It would also allow a nice tool to benchmark these characteristics across all the smokers to compare apples to apples the key indicators used to obtain this best product.

Hi Big Jim,
Interesting post. A controller system could be programed to step up or step down temperature as needed. In your opinion would you have it start cooler or hotter? How would you change the smoke chamber temperature over time?

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Thanks James for posting your hard work!!

I'm just starting to look at control systems. Of course my interest was peaked by the commercial offers available, and I started looking for those who have come first with their systems and I found your posts here a couple of days after I came across Bob's. I'm still studying what I want to do, but will be happy to contribute in any way I can. I have many years of control experience and will be happy to help. Of course I will try with my own effort. I also think this type of system would work great for all grain mashing in making Ales and Beers.

Thanks for leading the way and sharing!!!

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I think I'd prefer thermistors myself (because they're easier for me to get), but the nice part about this is that if we have a standard way for the Arduino to report the data, front-end software could support either hardware type without caring what it is.
I agree. This could be set up in a table that is filled out before starting the cook session. You could also calibrate which ever type of sensor you are using them apply offsets so that you read the actual temperature as measured against a known standard.
I think I would use thermistors as well. But with the right setup you could use whatever you wished.
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You chose select Super Omegaclad XL for sheathing... is this food grade?? I see they have SS.

I am in the process of converting my FEC into an web setup like my brewery.

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Looking to satisfy my inner geek by making a pit minder. Just a simple servo based damper control, or a blower. Probably arduino based, but I just came across Phidgets and wonder if you have any experience with these?

I can configure a controller, thermocouple, and d/c motor or servo controller with off-the-shelf parts. All run off my laptop. Any input is really appreciated!
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UPDATE: I'm smoking some ham right now using my wireless probe. This is the first time I've used it in a cooking environment. The delay was due to waiting to get a decent WiFi router.

It's happily serving up the current temperature of one of my ham roasts.
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I don't know how I missed this thread before, but...DAYUM! Nice! Can't wait to hear the results through the whole cook!
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I don't know how I missed this thread before, but...DAYUM! Nice! Can't wait to hear the results through the whole cook!
Thanks! It's really great being able to check the temperature from bed ... just by reading the web page on my cell phone.
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As for the tinkering...BRAVO!

Ya know, one problem we have today is that nobody is willing to use their brain outside of their day to day job anymore. They just look to buy something that does approximately what they are looking for. Purchasing off-the-shelf can seem good from a budget perspective, but it's bad from an engineering/educational perspective. Without people testing themselves by using their brains for a fun hobbyist project instead of just buying the existing close approximation, we would never really learn anything. There would be fewer opportunities for competition which ultimately drives true innovation. Think about it, many common products you can buy were made by someone just tinkering around and having fun.

OK, off my soapbox. Bravo for doing the work and sharing so that other hobbyists can pick up on it also.
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