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Should I get a DigiQ??

waynedogwaynedog Posts: 14
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
I have been using my L egg for 6 months now and make butts often, using the "turbo" method where I cook at about 350 dome for 5 hours or so until internal temp is 195 - 200.  It tastes great to me.  Is it really worth spending $200+ on the DigiQ fan control and cooking at 225 for 15 hours or so?  Is the taste that much better?


  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    I've never done a turbo butt, however the egg should do a long cook without any help. I have a couple of dig q's but haven't used them in years. Too much paraphenalia for me.


    Caledon, ON


  • Jesse749Jesse749 Posts: 4
    I have the digiq and love it. Just the extra peace of mind makes it worth the money.
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,872
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    I agree with hi54...totally unnecessary. Learn to use Egg without a controller and save that money for other accessories or some nice meat...
  • I cook overnight all the time and don't even use a maverick anymore (unless it's something I am going to post here). I think the DIGI is kind of like my GPS in my car. I can't get out of my driveway without it anymore! I rely on it too much. 

    I say give it a year and force yourself to learn the ways of the egg. Then if you feel you still want it, go for it. 
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,244
    edited June 2012
    Save the $$ and as Cen-Tex says-learn the manual operation of the BGE-you will likely get comfortable enough to spend those $$ on other BGE accessories.  Easy for me to write as I don't have one-but don't feel like I need one either and a great majority of my cooks are low&slow of the 8-18 hour range-but to each his/her own.  The BGE will do it's magic regardless of who is minding the store :)>-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
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