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My Twitter enabled Egg (and a question)

BigGreenTreeBigGreenTree Posts: 41
edited 6:09PM in EggHead Forum
Got my Stoker last week and I thought it might be fun to give my Egg it's own automated Twitter stream:

http://twitter.com/bensbigegg/

I've got two 10lb butts hanging out on it right now.

A PHP script on my server connects to the web interface every 15m, scrapes the probe info, then posts to Twitter via their API.

My question:

I've got the stoker pit probe attached to the dome thermometer (target of 250), and I've also got my Maverick pit probe at grid level (currently ~175). The built in dome thermometer registers about 225.

Is a 75 degree difference normal when you've got that much meat sitting on the grid? I'm accustomed to about 25 degree difference between the dome thermometer and the grid. This is my first time cooking this much meat.

Comments

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Generally most will say dome to grate is anywhere from 25° to 40°. As the cook goes on the delta narrows.

    However, when looking at previous posted or open Stoker cooks checking different times it seems to me the delta was 60° almost throughout the entire cook. I have been waiting for another open cook to check the difference again to see if my recollection was correct.

    I would be interested to know/see the API and twitter interfacing and what was required. Very nice.

    Kent
  • Cool, thanks. In just the past hour the grid temp has risen 20 degrees -- as I expected, so nothing to worry about.
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Lotsa meat man :ohmy:
  • I'm a techie and I was discussing last week with a tech analyst friend of mine and we both agreed that Twitter was the most useless and overhyped web application to date. That being said, I think you've developed the first worthwhile application of Twitter that I've seen.
  • Well, I won't get into arguing about the merits of Twitter, but I'm glad you like it! :-)
  • James MBJames MB Posts: 349
    Ottawa_egger wrote:
    (snip) agreed that Twitter was the most useless and overhyped web application to date. That being said, I think you've developed the first worthwhile application of Twitter that I've seen.
    Now I understand what Twitter's for!
    Seriously though that is a neat idea, so much easier than trying to punch a hole through a firewall and setting a network path.
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