View Full Version : First Stoker Cook

02-10-2008, 08:45 PM
First of all, let me thank Amir for his wonderful program. Stokerlog makes using the Stoker much more enjoyable, but I'm a nerd.

I bought the Stoker with 3 food probes, 1 pit probe, the 5cfm blower and WSM adapter, and 25cfm blower for my stick burner. I was planning an ambitious dual cook, but quickly realized I forgot to buy a 2nd pit probe. :(

I had to do this first cook on the big stick burner since I was cooking alot of food. The family hears I'm firing up the pit and all sorts of food appears. The stoker amazed me, by far the most fuel efficent cook I've ever had. I had the pit going more than 7 hours on 6 mesquite splits and 2 chimneys of charcoal at the end. Amazing! I will attach my log at the end of this post. The ups and downs are due to me constantly opening the doors to add and take off food. I was cooking ABT's, chicken, ribs, pig candy, and some other stuff. I kept opening the firebox door in amazement as well. The cook went great, except for one incident at the end of the cook. Stokerlog went haywire, the temps reported were displaying all crazy up and down. Ends up my crappy old Linksys game adapter had lost connection with the router, I have a new adapter ordered!

Quick question, with my setup I need much longer cables for the food and pit probes. I would like to keep everything in a tote box I bought, and have one cable going out for the blower, and one cable going out that I can attach all of the probes too. Is this possible? Ive seen the adapters at Rocks site, but It seems it would take alot of splitters and I need the wire long. I want a 4 plug adapter on one wire. Am I dreaming?

Thats all for now, pics added. I forgot to take pics of todays food, I was too busy playing with the stoker. Since food pron is required here, I cheated and added pics from another cook, stuffed pork loin, armadillo eggs, and jalapeņo cheese beer bread.


Wizards of 'Que
02-10-2008, 09:20 PM
Where do you get the stokerlog software?

02-10-2008, 09:24 PM
I dont know the rules about cross forum posting, but Amir hangs out at the Virtual Weber Bullet site. Send me a pm if you need a link. Software is great. He is a senior programmer at Microsoft.

02-10-2008, 09:27 PM
Download here:

02-10-2008, 09:31 PM
Download here:

Thanks for that link, I didn't know about his site. I always downloaded from the forum. I've been following his progression on the program for a couple of months, but due to the horrible customer support at Rock's BBQ I didn't get my stoker until this week. Great product, but beware email's and phone calls are never returned.

Wizards of 'Que
02-10-2008, 09:58 PM
Thanks guys. got it.