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Digi q wifi?

I have a MBGE AND I'm looking to invest in a Digi Q type device to do some smoking along some other cooking. I see people mentioning Wifi... Do I need a Wifi signal OUTSIDE to monitor on my iPhone or ipad inside? Do I need to get the temp set BEFORE putting the Digi q in place? Thanks friends

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  • DaveMDaveM Posts: 90
    I've got the Cyber WiFi.  It is VERY flaky, difficult to setup, etc.  I found the WiFi setup to be primitive compared to other household devices that can join WiFi.  On my iPhone/iPad, I had to install Google Chrome, as it doesn't refresh under Safari very well.  It finally died over the weekend at < 2 years old.  Warrantee is 1 year, but my AMEX card adds another year, so I'm OK.  Yes, you would need to have WiFi coverage at your egg for this to add any value.

    Note that when it worked, it worked well :-)

    My dad and some work buddies all have the DigIQ and love them.  Once I settle the warrantee claim, I'll "downgrade" to that model.

    Good luck.
    --Dave from Leesburg, VA BGE XL, Viking 42", Firepit with $16 grill
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    I have a MBGE AND I'm looking to invest in a Digi Q type device to do some smoking along some other cooking. I see people mentioning Wifi... Do I need a Wifi signal OUTSIDE to monitor on my iPhone or ipad inside? Do I need to get the temp set BEFORE putting the Digi q in place? Thanks friends
    Richie, I just typed a nice long informative post (well, I thought so,  :) ) but the forum is doing it's nasty thing again pretending that a post needs approval.  Basically, yes, you need to be able to connect wirelessly to your router from whereever your control device is.  Check out my website and you'll find a review of the CyberQ Wifi and The Stoker Wifi.  They are both good devices and both work well controlling temps.  Just look at the prices and features and make your choice.  Good luck!
    The Naked Whiz
  • vchelfvchelf Posts: 62
    Richie, I agree - devour the info on the Naked Whiz site. While I have not used it on a cook yet, based on the reviews from the Naked Whiz, I purchased the Stoker. The Wi-Fi setup was easy bacause you plug it into your router to start and then just let it find it, enter in the ID and password and it's done. Easy peasy.
    Victor Chelf
    Houston, TX
     
    Just one Large BGE
    Visit my Victor's Vittles blog - dedicated to my Big Green Eggventures

  • RICHIED777RICHIED777 Posts: 67
    Unfortunately my wifi signal outside stinks, do I have other options?
  • vchelfvchelf Posts: 62
    I think you can set it up as an ad hoc network, but wouldn't be able to access the Stoker via the Internet - for example, to check on your brisket from work via your smart phone.
    Victor Chelf
    Houston, TX
     
    Just one Large BGE
    Visit my Victor's Vittles blog - dedicated to my Big Green Eggventures

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,366
    Honestly, I will never understand the need for wifi. My DigiQ holds temp for as long as I need and I rarely even check on it until I think it's getting close. I have no desire for graphs, charts or apps. I don't care what the meat temp was 3:12 into the cook! Just keep the temp where I set it until the meat is ready. No wifi needed or wanted.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
  • dagrillerdagriller Posts: 74
    Richie, one thing you can do, buy a wifi extender, it will boost your signal. It plugs into the wall and is easy to set up if you have a newer router(mine is over three years old). I used Naked Wiz's site to do my setup on CyberQ wifi, which made it easy but I had a linksys router. I love the wifi , I can be inside working or prepping food and keep checking on the pit. The other part to be aware of is the probes are fragile and can't take heat, it will melt the casing. I bought a heat shield for my setup and route it through the top. It also gets stuck during the cook and you have to restart it a few times. I think I would try Stoker if I had to do over again.
    LBGE Johns Creek, GA
  • J_QueJ_Que Posts: 199
    I can't say much about the Digi, but I've got the Stoker Wifi and I love knowing exactly what the pit and meat temps are while I'm kayaking 30 miles away. 
    I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 7,366
    J_Que said:
    I can't say much about the Digi, but I've got the Stoker Wifi and I love knowing exactly what the pit and meat temps are while I'm kayaking 30 miles away. 
    But I DO know exactly what my pit is doing. Because it ALWAYS does exactly what I told it to do. Without wifi. And in any case, I would never leave my egg going while I was 30 miles away in a boat.
    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

    "Avoid at all costs that vile spew you see rotting in oil in screwtop jars. Too lazy to peel fresh? You don't deserve to eat garlic." Bourdain
  • I have a cyber q wifi. Set up was fairly easy by following instructions that came with the unit.  It can run on your local network or through the web on wifi or cell in infrastructure mode. I agree that it is nice to be able to check in your cook remotely, especially those long cooks.  It maintains temps spot on for hours.  I love mine and have found BBQ Guru to have great customer service so far.  Hope this helps.  Good luck.
    South Jersey / XL Egg
  • Mr_EggMr_Egg Posts: 13
    Hi mate - I have a digi q and the instructions are dreadful. Took me a while to work out. I think the answer in terms of firing the egg and controlling the temp us don't over fire it before attaching as the digi q is good for getting the temp up but not getting it down. Best to get temp up to about 100f then plug it in. Be patient but eventually it sets itself. It's not been the answer to all my problems as is often quoted but I think doing this the last time cracked it
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,016
    I understand what Michael is saying.  The DigiQ will maintain the temp without any worries.  If you are newer to the Egg like me and like gadgets, you might enjoy the CyberQ Wifi or Stoker.  I have the CyberQ and appreciate the ability to watch the Egg stabilize, monitor how much the blower is going and review the temps of meat during a cook, from inside the house, or at the store..  I have learned a lot with this gadget and perhaps over time will not feel the need to monitor it this closely..  I also like that it texts any temp alarms to me...helps for a restful night on a long cook...
    Large, Small, and a LOT of Eggcessories!  Southlake, TX
  • TheShaytoonTheShaytoon Posts: 323
    @smbishop  I could not have said it better myself. 

    I have a very hard time engaging in passive relaxation. Twitter.Instagram.
    Dallas, TX

  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,016
    Thanks @TheShaytoon  What are:  A Flying Scot, A Melges 24, And An Olson30??  I get the rest.  :)
    Large, Small, and a LOT of Eggcessories!  Southlake, TX
  • TheShaytoonTheShaytoon Posts: 323
    I race sail boats...well I used to until I broke my foot a couple of months back.  Now I am just gaining weight.  hahaaa

    This is my Olson
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    This is my Melges 24
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    and this is my Flying Scot that I keep at White Rock.
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    I have a very hard time engaging in passive relaxation. Twitter.Instagram.
    Dallas, TX

  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,016

    Awesome!  Back in the day, I entered a few windsurfer races, have a tattoo on my right foot to remind me when I had the right of way...  LOL

    Large, Small, and a LOT of Eggcessories!  Southlake, TX
  • tksmoketksmoke Posts: 678
    edited May 14

    @TheNakedWhiz totally rocks!!!  His instructions on the CyberQ make setup and configuration painless.  In fact, his web site is a treasure trove of Egg craft and lore.  But damn - no T Shirts...

    Santa Paula, CA
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,016
    tksmoke said:

    @TheNakedWhiz totally rocks!!!  His instructions on the CyberQ make setup and configuration painless.  In fact, his web site is a treasure trove of Egg craft and lore.  But damn - no T Shirts...

    Totally agree.  TheNakedWhiz, Thirdeye, and the Forum(s) sites are where I have learned 99% of my success over the past 3.5 years...
    Large, Small, and a LOT of Eggcessories!  Southlake, TX
  • JamesMJamesM Posts: 8
    I use the digit wifi and find it to be excellent for controlling my cooks. I have both the digiq and the wifi version. I use the wifi version when I'm going to be away for a period of time or when I'm doing an overnight. Both are excellent.
  • RICHIED777RICHIED777 Posts: 67
    Thanks peeps, my Egg sits near my garage where my WIFI signal is lacking. Not sure if I can boost my signal at my garage?
  • TheShaytoonTheShaytoon Posts: 323
    I got this and it works pretty good.  You have to run a network wire, but once it is hooked up, I found that the signal being emitted from it is much stronger than the signal from the router.  And it is meant to mount outdoors.



    I have a very hard time engaging in passive relaxation. Twitter.Instagram.
    Dallas, TX

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