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DigiQ II Necessary?

I am a new BGE owner, and have been reading recently about the DigiQ II temperature controller. I'm a little confused as to why this is necessary -I thought one of the major virtues of the BGE was its ability to hold a temp for long peroids of time without much adjustment.

My question is, as a very ameteur cook, is the DigiQ II something I need to add to my wishlist, or can I get by without one?

Thanks in advance.


  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    It is not necessary at all. In fact, it is a great practice to master temperature control on the egg before ever adding any device like this. It will do you good in the long run.

    Many of us have these devices for peace of mind and better sleep, and for the most part we do a LOT of overnight cooks. Many who compete on the BBQ circuit also use them, but many do not.

    Is it necessary - not at all. Is it nice to have - sure.
  • No you don't need the DigiQ for the egg. I have a Whizzeroo-Q-Guru and use it all the time. If you have a Whizzeroo-Q-Guru you can do it also. Just realize the more you use the Whizzeroo the more calibrated it becomes. Sounds wierd doesn't it. Read all about it.
  • MR HMR H Posts: 9
    I have used the Guru since day one.The DigiQ II is my third Guru and I wouldn't be without one. Once you learn to let the gadget aide you , cooking becomes more fun.

    Howard in Bartow
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    LMAO That was a great link Mike
  • Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks
  • By the way you might want to thank The Naked Whiz. He is the one who came up with it.
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    Use his site often. Never saw that one before. Thanks N.W.
  • HungryManHungryMan Posts: 3,470
    Not necessary, but great to have.
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I have it on good authority yours was highly recommended.

  • ScottScott Posts: 28
    It is not necessary.

    I have one that I use when I cook over night. I love it - and I sleep better. If I'm not cooking over night I often don't use it. If I'm cooking less than 5 hours I never use it because the eggs are so easy to keep at temp.

  • MadhatterMadhatter Posts: 139
    Learn to cook without one first..... Then get one for low and slow overnighters...
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