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Stokers Data to Excel to Graph

bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161
edited December 2011 in EggHead Forum

I guess I was up a little late last night as that's when I start thinking crazy thoughts...

I wrote an Excel macro to get the data from my Stokers every 10 minutes. I can then graph and keep my cooks recorded. I just started running it on my boston butt cook that is already at 15 hours so I won't get much data recorded but next time.

Big Lake, Minnesota

2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

Comments

  • thechief96thechief96 Posts: 1,908
    That sounds interesting....care to share.
    Dave San Jose, CA The Duke of Loney
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161
    Share the details or Excel file?

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • brimeebrimee Posts: 92
    They make temperature data loggers that come with software that will do this for you. I use one at work when necessary to check water temperatures. I am not sure if they make one that works in the Egg, never looked for one.
    Brian
    Fairview, Texas
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161

    I started an Excel file, get data, web page and entered my IP for the Stoker. From there I made a macro to delete the extra data I didn't want and did a loop every 10 minutes.

    I will modify the page layout some as the newest data is populating in cell A1 and it moves all other data to the right.

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161
    edited January 2012

    It needs some mods but this is what the Excel file shows me and at every 5 minutes. I'm using two meat temps and one pit temp.image

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • This is cool!
  • Doing somewhat same thing right now, manually in to excel every 15 min. Just trying to stabilize before taking my getting drunker azz to bed. I WILL NOT BE DOING THIS ALL NIGHT. HAPPY NEW YEAR MY NEW FOUND EGG-HEAD FRIENDS.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

    P.S - Doing 2 - 7 pound pork butts, will post data collected

  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161
    How are you collecting data? Macro?

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • No, Corona's
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161
    Are you manually typing temps or manually getting data

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • Both
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161
    Do you want any Excel help so you can continue to collect data before to go to bed?

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • kitorwaltkitorwalt Posts: 5
    edited January 2012

    butts went south after 6am, fire almost all the way out, plenty of lump left. noticed condensation around damper on top. Pulled off butts & added a few chunks, relit grill and finished butts. Still don't understand what put out fire to begin with.

  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161
    Excellent. Have a good night.

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,905
    edited January 2012
    That's cool but did you know there is a program called Stoker Log that graphs all the temps and lets you make adjustments, send text alerts, etc? Bottom of page here. https://www.rocksbarbque.com/Software.html
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161
    That's cool but did you know there is a program called Stoker Log that graphs all the temps and lets you make adjustments, send text alerts, etc? Bottom of page here. https://www.rocksbarbque.com/Software.html

    Thanks! That looks like what I was working towards.

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,905
    For the Mac users   http://tvwbb.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/9270072103/m/8761074426

    Just got this but have yet to try it out.  
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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