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Thoughts on the BBQ Guru PartyQ Digital Controller Kit

Thinking of getting one.

XL and Small

Chattanooga, TN

Comments

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,862
    It rocks. Get it. I've had mickeys for a few months. He's not getting it back.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • JebpotJebpot Posts: 347
    is it strong enough for xl? Battery life good?

    XL and Small

    Chattanooga, TN

  • HotwingkingHotwingking Posts: 183
    Get your egg up to desired temp before installing PartyQ, like to eat batteries. I use mine for overnighters, love it!
  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,862
    I use it on my xl. I've changed the batts every time but it did 50lbs of butt with no problem.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • JebpotJebpot Posts: 347
    Cool thanks for input. For the money I like over the DigiQ. Already have  the Mavrick.

    XL and Small

    Chattanooga, TN

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,372
    Can you rig that thing to run off a wall-wart?
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    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • Tspud1Tspud1 Posts: 341
    Why doesn't this blow ashes on to food?
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 1,434
    It's not powerful enough to blow ashes, just enough to force oxygen in.

    Plenty powerful enough to handle and XL. I love mine so far. I don't even stabilize. I just let it do it's thing. (under shoot your goal temp by about 25 degrees, then let it stabilize with it at that temp and slowly ramp it up.)
    Biloxi, MS
    XL / Small

    "Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt
  • cheech5001cheech5001 Posts: 102
    +1  I love mine too.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,546
    Can you rig that thing to run off a wall-wart?
    @nolaegghead, yes


  • dougbackerdougbacker Posts: 277
    edited June 2013
    I have a Cyber Q WIFI and love it.
    I get the lump going and set the Cyber Q to the temp I want and let it go
    Here is a temp chart of one of my last cooks (Pit Pal)
    Note that the big drops in temp was me adding wood or something
    If your looking at the GURU I think it is well worth the 75 bucks and get the Cyber Q
    3 meat probes and monitor/change settings from anywhere in the world JMO

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    Large BGE, 
    Mini BGE
    36" Blackstone Griddle
    Phoenix Gasser
    Cyber Q WIFI

    And a deck box full of toy's


  • chad408chad408 Posts: 140
    edited June 2013
    I love my party q and also added a port to plug in a 6 volt wall transformer, so I don't have to use batteries when I have a power source. This makes those overnight cooks worry free now. I love it.

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 7,079

    chad408 said:
    I love my party q and also added a port to plug in a 6 volt wall transformer, so I don't have to use batteries when I have a power source. This makes those overnight cooks worry free now. I love it.

    Did you do something similar to what @Eggcelsior posted above?


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 507
    chad408 said:
    I love my party q and also added a port to plug in a 6 volt wall transformer, so I don't have to use batteries when I have a power source. This makes those overnight cooks worry free now. I love it.

    More info and pics would be awesome.  I have okay soldering skills.  Hoping to be able to do something like this.
    -Jody Newell (LBGE & a mini BGE!)
    Location:  Munford, TN  Homepage:  Shadow photo shadow.gif
  • JebpotJebpot Posts: 347

    what are the electrical requirements on the party Q? Mine is the way could go ahead and get stuff for it.

     

    XL and Small

    Chattanooga, TN

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 15,372

    Jebpot said:

    what are the electrical requirements on the party Q? Mine is the way could go ahead and get stuff for it.

     

    6 volt DC 1 amp should do it.
    ______________________________________________
    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,332
    I love mine. It was a present, but would replace it if it died. I like the battery option and its very reliable


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    XLBGE 
  • JebpotJebpot Posts: 347
    Thanks

    XL and Small

    Chattanooga, TN

  • bvdwbvdw Posts: 37
    Best purchase EVER


    besides the EGG!!!!
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,778

    I have one and love it, also.  I do have electricity close by, but not interested in the wifi control, etc of the upper (much more expensive) models.

    I have had excellent experience with battery life, and BBQ Guru told me no problem using rechargeable batteries, so good!

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
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