BBQ smoker guys.....

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    Jared4.7 Senior Member

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    Any of you guys employ a temperature controller on your stick/charcoal burners? My friend has a BBQ Guru DigiQ X2 and swears by that thing. Considering adding one with WIFI to my BBQ toolbox for my low and slow overnight cooks.
     
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    I run an IQ 110 on my upright drum smoker. Can put a pork butt on at 10pm , go to bed and it's done 10 - 12 hours later. Mine's just for heat control. No other options..

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    Nice! I'm looking at a BBQ Guru CyberQ and Flame Boss 200. The CyberQ has 3 probes and is a bit cheaper (on sale). The Flame Boss only has 1 probe yet is the higher priced unit. The more I look the CyberQ is what I keep going back to.
     
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    Pure stick burner here. Wouldn't do me any good as I have to add a log every 40-60 minutes anyway. I do use a Maverick 733 to monitor temps on some cooks.

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    Every Time you open the lid, it adds about 15 more minutes to the cook to regain all the lost temperature so having a temperature probe in the meat will make it take a little less longer.
     
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    I'm a purist for some and a cheat for others (maybe just cheap?).

    Purist: I have a Weber Kettle and use hard lump charcoal controlled by hand for anything requiring about 6 hours or less--ribs, chicken, turkey, leg of lamb, Ham, salmon and of course steak, chops and roasts like Tri-tip . I do have a wireless probe thermometer that warns me about temp inside the meat, but nothing automatic on the fuel control.

    Cheat/Cheap: I have an electric smoker for things like Brisket, Boston Butt, or big clods of meat that need to go long and low, with wood chips providing that Smokey goodness. :favorites13:
     
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    Did 2 butts and 3 slabs of ribs a few weeks ago with my Flame Boss 300. Meat turned out awesome!!
     

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    Shoulder fell out of the butts and the bark was great. That's all I ate as I was shredding up the pork. Ribs were good for my first time using the 3-2-1 method. I'm hooked!
     

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    I did 15 1/2 lbs of Butt two weekends ago, but on the electric smoker (12 hours).
     

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