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BBQ DigiQ

ereedereed Posts: 2
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
I had my green egg for about 2 months now and I love it.  I am thinking about purchasing the BBQ Guru DigiQ.  I looking for input before I buy.

Comments

  • divr71divr71 Posts: 37
    Buy it you won't regret it. I've had mine 6 months and think it is greatest thing since the Big Green Egg!
  • KenoKeno Posts: 2
    I just got mine 2day going to do a butt on saturday
  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    I've had my BGE for several years and the DigiQ for about a month.  I have really enjoyed setting it and going to the office for example and KNOWING that the temp was going to stay right at my target.  
  • troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 455
    It's not needed, but sure is enjoyable to have around.  Although the egg holds temp quite well, the extra assurance of not needing to check up on it at 2 a.m. is quite liberating.
    Large BGE - Small BGE - Traeger Lil' Tex Elite - Weber 22.5" One-Touch - Weber Smokey Joe
  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,525
    I love having a temo controller. I have a maverick for wireless temp reads so i bought a party q and i love it
  • brentseebrentsee Posts: 98

    Maverick's, woo's, digi q's, temp controllers etc. etc...  hey i'm in canada and it's not so easy to get all these things as the egg dealer has no idea what 1/2 this stuff is..  I went there the other day and asked if he could get me a woo and he looked in his books and said no, i have nothing listed like that " that's probably made in China" he said...( i kinda chuckled)..  I am thinking the temp controller would be good idea for long slow cooks

     

  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,525
    All my gear came from the internet.. My local bge doesn't know much about the egg
  • James MBJames MB Posts: 347

    Funny to hear mention of the Woo - it's my most used addition. I have a Guru as well as I'm a bit of a gdaget nerd. Put simply the Guru works and does what it's supposed to very well, it's also pretty robust and not too complicated. If it's raining I usually just put a ziploc bag around the manin unit and prop it up on a stone so the rain is less likely to get into the sockets - it also means I can see the display from the window. No it's not necessary but as someone else said the beauty of setting the temp for a long cook and then going out is a nice feature, to be honest all those wires mean it doesn't feel the same but sometimes that's what I want. Other times I just let the egg take care of itself, it's very stable temperature wise if you give it a little time.

    My top purchase to add to the Guru was a DC extension lead so I can plug the AC into the house and run a long DC lead out through the catflap to the egg. At my last house I was planning to bury a DC cable out to the egg or mount a socket on the outside of my garage. The 12VDC connector is the same as the Weber rotisserie.

    I did think of a Stoker as it runs on 1-wire, keeping the whole controller in the house and running a wire out to the egg for the sensors but I'd still need DC for the fan.

  • GlennMGlennM Posts: 172
    I live in Canada and got a lot of my stuff off the internet. I'm holding off on stuff from the CGS because it is real expensive to ship. I purchased an auber controller for my egg and it works perfectly! Holds the temp within one degree for the entire cook!
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