Hi Everyone...new egg enthusiast here, got my first egg (an XL) a week and a half ago, I have been smoking for about 3 years in an electric before recently converting ..I have been reading and experimenting and I am hooked....I am also in awe of the community here.
I have about a billion questions, but I will start with one that I am struggling with today.
I don't have the hang of controlling the temps yet...even the smallest adjustments seem to give me pretty significant temp swings...and more then once I have had to relight my lump because I apparently suffocated it trying to reduce temps. I purchased the CyberQ Wifi to help me control the temp, and so far it has been very helpful...smoked a boston butt overnight last night and maintained the temps perfect. It took about an hour to get it to cooperate with my home network on infrastructure mode, but now I can see the temp control screen from computers / tablets, smartphones both on my network and anywhere I have a internet connect...cool stuff.
The trouble I am running into is making the email alerts work. I created an email account on GMX as the directions suggested, but I cant seem to get the emails to fire. I even used the settings in MS outlook to validate the SMTP ports I was using were not blocked by my internet provider...long story short, outlook sends the email like a champ, but the Cyberq cant seem to get one to successfully execute.
Hoping someone here might have found a solution to this one...Thanks.
Making the neighbors jealous in Pleasant Hill, Ia one cook at a time...