Mom gave me some cash for Christmas and said, "Here, buy something you don't NEED, but would like to have."
So, I'm thinking about getting a temp controller - which certainly fulfills the first of her stipulations! :laugh: I've read a lot about these, but have a couple of questions about the alarms.
If the cooker temp gets out of whack when using the Guru, the alarm that sounds will come from the device on my patio, right? There is no remote? So I have to be within earshot to know if I have a temp problem as opposed to a remote device on my nightstand? If that's the case, I don't see the point in having a Guru. If cooking during the day without a Guru, I can just go outside and look. If an all nighter with a Guru, I would have to go outside and LISTEN? Do I have it wrong?
With the Stoker, as I understand it, I can set it up so that my iPhone will alarm. Is that correct? Or do I have to manually check the iPhone? I am assuming the phone alarm is automatic. If so, the phone has various sounds I can select for non-Stoker alarms (Marimba, Alarm, Dog Barking, etc.). I assume any of these sounds can be selected for use with the Stoker, right?
I couldn't care less about graphs, charts or logs, or adjusting anything from somewhere else, though I can see the latter as possibly
useful. I just want to set the device for a temp and be alerted in the middle of the night with an alarm loud enough to wake the dead (seriously) if something goes wrong.
If my assumptions are correct, sounds like the Stoker is my only choice. That, or just cook butts at 350° and start around noon. Any and all opinions are welcome! Thanks!!
will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.