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Temperature logger - any recommendations?

nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 24,198
edited July 2012 in Off Topic
I'm going to go full-out geek and do a little research.  Want a logger that works with an external probe and uploads the data to a PC (or in my case a Mac) so I can graph and do some statistical analysis.  And not break the bank.  Anyone have any experience with these?
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  • JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 337
    I guess there's no way to do that with our Guru huh?
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 24,198
    Maybe with the wifi model, but I have the DigiQ DX2....
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  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161
    Take a look at my post some time ago. I have Excel go to my Stokers IP and get all data every 2 minutes.
    http://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1136006/stokers-data-to-excel-to-graph#latest

    Big Lake, Minnesota

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 24,198
    Cool!  Now I really regret not buying the wifi model....

    Anyway, I can use the data logger for monitoring the temp trends in my shop, my kegerator and I've been thinking about brewing pilsner, which is something you need to refrigerate down here in the south.
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  • SamFerriseSamFerrise Posts: 547
    you are getting way too technical dude.  Its is not that critical.

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    you are getting way too technical dude.  Its is not that critical.
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  • LizzieSampsLizzieSamps Posts: 894
    Wow, maybe if I get my hubby to program something he would get into egging too! Maybe want his own egg for the research required!  Oh YES, I may have just figured out how to get another one!  It would be so handy for veggies,sides, and such!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 24,198
    you are getting way too technical dude.  Its is not that critical.
    I'm planning on doing research, not use it to cook.
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  • SamFerriseSamFerrise Posts: 547
    Research grilling temps?  Have more wine or beer and just relax.

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  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161
    I want to see if I can see trends like when it plateaus, how long the plateau lasts and if there is a second plateau. Select or choice grade meat. Over time I will know if the grade of meat matters. Just to do it a certain way just because may work but I want to know doing this or that is making a difference. Maybe none of it will show a trend but if I don't record it, I will never know.

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  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Nola, I have a 2-channel and a 4-channel thermocouple datalogger. They are out in the garage.  They have a serial port on them so you can get a serial to usb adapter to then upload the data.  I think the 2 channel was around $250 and the 4-channel was around $380?  Email me if this sounds interesting to you.
    The Naked Whiz
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 24,198


    I am, I'll shoot ya an email.
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  • The iGrill records temps and can send a PDF of thr graph, or a csv which can be loaded into a spread sheet.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 24,198
    And dual probe support....hmm...I'm going to read up on it.  Have an iPad....

    Thanks!
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  • Always been surprised choice of probe isn't more controversial around here 
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  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 13,413
  • ToxarchToxarch Posts: 1,559
    I use the free Stoker Log software on my PC. Just start the Stoker on the egg and start the program on the PC and it creates a graph for you reading all the probes and even when the fan is running. You can add you own notes to the graph too. It won't give you table values for statistical analysis. 
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 16,390
    you are getting way too technical dude.  Its is not that critical.
    I'm planning on doing research, not use it to cook.
    Are extreme temps hot or cold at play?  If not why not just get a few simple temp data loggers?  We sometimes use these and they are dead balls accurate. And more notably won't break the bank. Just a suggestion as if you hadn't already thought about it. 

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