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    Wink Smoking ....

    For all of you BBQ Smokers out there.

    Have you seen this?


    PitMaster Iq110



    I saw it on an Alton Brown BBQ special last night. Basically, it will convert your charcoal grill into a precisely temperature controlled smoker. One small pile of charcoal will keep the BBQ at 235 degrees for about 8 hours.

    For something like a weber grill, you attach it to one of the vents at the bottom of the grill, block off the other 2 vents, dial up your desired temp, and lite a small pile of charcoal. This unit uses a fan to provide the optimal amount of airflow through the grill to keep the fire going a low temp for a long time.

    They have adapters for Big Green eggs and other cookers as well.

    It's a bit pricey and apparently they are swamped with orders now that Alton Browns show has come out, but I'll be the guinea pig for this one. I think it overloaded their website as it's no longer taking orders, but I called them up directly and placed an order this morning...
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    Interesting...Does it blow air in the vent then?
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    Yep. When the temp drops, it speeds up the fan, when the temp gets too hot, it slows it down.

    You don't light all the coals at once either. You put a pile in there and use a little paraffin tab to get 3 to 5 coals going, and it takes it from there...

    You could probably rig something up to do the same thing with an arduino and a little fan. But this is already ready already...

    I mean don't get me wrong, I love playing with fire and my side box smoker, but I always feel a little odd firing up that big thing for just one rack of ribs, so usually make my ribs on the weber. They turn out ok at 300 degrees for 3 hours, but i'd really like to do them a little lower and slower...
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    Chuck Rodekohr use's something like that on his Weber and swears by it. I can't remember whats brand he has but I know he can watch the temps from his laptop and from the sounds of everyone in the back round when I Skype him it works GREAT. (makes me hungry anyway)
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    One word, CHEATING
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    One word, CHEATING
    Alls fair in BBQ and War!

    I love playing with fire and doing the big smoker, but it seems like overkill for a single slab of ribs.

    And I have to check the fire every 20-30 minutes

    Can't wait for my buddy brown to drop it off...
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    I think this is for guys who can't cook lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hawksford View Post
    I think this is for guys who can't cook lol
    Aint true, it's for us computer guys that cook and want to do more than tend a fire all day...
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    Get a pellet smoker...still real wood and don't have to tend the fire all day. Very easy cleanup too, just use the shop vac.

    Looking forward to your review.
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