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Temperature controllers

PhiliciousPhilicious Posts: 339
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
First, does using one mean you are cheating? Second, what is the middle of the road one or the most commonly used/most popular one?
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,794
    I would offer that "cheating" is akin to "depends on what your definition of "is" is"...whatever works for you.
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  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161

    I was at a rib competition a month ago and I used my Stoker controller.

    Some might think it's cheating but isn't using the BGE cheating?

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  • allitnilsallitnils Posts: 109
    Cheating whom?
    You use a temperature controller when you use your oven. Is that "cheating"?
    If you have a device that makes your cooking more efficient/results tastier, then who cares how it's done?
  • PhiliciousPhilicious Posts: 339
    The "cheating" part was not meant in a negative way. It really was a joke, perhaps a poor one.
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  • michigan_jasonmichigan_jason Posts: 1,346
    If using a controller is cheating, no matter the definition, then using the egg is cheating as well.

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,674

    Who cares if its "cheating" or not? I have one, use it mainly on overnighters or to smoke sausages at temps around 150. Used it before on ribs. I would suggest knowing how to manually control the egg so you are not relying on it in case the electricity goes out or god forbid it breaks mid cook.

    Don't know which ones are considered middle of the road. I have an Auber and its on the low end, but works great. Check out The Naked Whiz's website. He's reviewed just about all (if not all) of the ones out there. So much info it will make your head spin.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,712
    Cheating?!  The purpose of making delicious food, esp in a competition, isn't to see how well you can  control the dampers on your egg, it's how you season, prepare and use temperature/time to cook your food.  The end result is your product, not the road you used to get that (plus, that's a secret).
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