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maiden voyage for my TTT

RRPRRP Posts: 23,424
Planning to use it tonight in conjunction with my SmokeWare neck so it won't fall off. I'd like to cook at say 300 to 325 dome so I am thinking I will set the dial at 3. That work???

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  • ChowmanChowman Posts: 159
    Ron, I don't have one, but did read advice from someone: try to get your temp set at target, and at 3 for you, that sounds about right.   then adjust the knob, tweaking the position until the flapper just closes.  That should do it.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,424
    TTT still a virgin in the box! Idiot Captain (Me) let egg get WAY too hot during phone call. No way I could bring that 600º egg down soon enough to risk the red jolly roger rubber thingee! LOL
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  • ChowmanChowman Posts: 159
    Guess we will have to keep waiting for the next opportunity.  Btw, for those of us with the daisy wheel, will this TTT fit directly on the egg dome top ?
  • BotchBotch Posts: 10,399
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,424
    Botch said:
    "Red Jolly Rubber Thingie" would be a good name for a rock band (WBAGNFARB!)  
    LOL - well at least a garage band name with a "two left handed guitarist" maybe?
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,424

    Chowman said:
    Guess we will have to keep waiting for the next opportunity.  Btw, for those of us with the daisy wheel, will this TTT fit directly on the egg dome top ?
    Actually it just rests on top of the dome with no support. And obviously with Miss Daisy elsewhere during the cook! The red rubber gasket is supposed to be pulled down so 2/3rds stays on the metal and the other 1/3rd provides a flexible connection to the BGE neck below. The TTT itself measures 5".
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 10,637
    Your a tease Ron.  I wanted to see this dohickey in operation.  Now I have to wait longer.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • ChowmanChowman Posts: 159
    Any update yet?
  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    Never seen one of these. Link to manufacturer?
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  • SardonicusSardonicus Posts: 1,700
    Never seen one of these. Link to manufacturer?
    http://tiptoptemp.com/
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    @Sardonicus Thanks!
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    edited May 2015
    What makes this gadget better than setting up (dialing in) the Smokeware or DFMT?  I watched their YouTube promo and don't see anything automatic about it. Am I missing something here?

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  • ZmokinZmokin Posts: 1,938
    Never seen one of these. Link to manufacturer?
    http://tiptoptemp.com/
    also sold by maverick now
    http://www.maverickhousewares.com/bbq-accessories#/ttt-01-tip-top-temp/
    and they have the instruction manual on their website
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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    Interesting. Read the instruction manual. Thanks @Zmokin
    Will wait for your unbiased review Ron @RRP
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  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 10,637
    edited May 2015
    @NPHuskerFL

    The little flapper is on some sort of spring which opens/closes as temp changes.  It heats up flapper closes cools down flapper opens.


    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

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  • NPHuskerFLNPHuskerFL Posts: 17,629
    @Ozzie_Isaac sounds almost like an old style mechanical bimetallic thermostat using temp to constrict or  relax a spring.
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  • BeggerBegger Posts: 546
    That's because it IS.  Preload of the 'knob' sets the threshold temp.
    Easy peasy…..and it should be reasonably repeatable.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 33,963
    @Ozzie_Isaac sounds almost like an old style mechanical bimetallic thermostat using temp to constrict or  relax a spring.
    That's exactly what it is.  bimetallic spring where the control knob is the tension.
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  • Ladeback69Ladeback69 Posts: 4,478
    Sounds like it would be easier to use then the daisy wheel.  I will be interested to see Ron's review and how well it held temp.
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,948
    and for $30 you almost can't go wrong.  
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
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  • SardonicusSardonicus Posts: 1,700
    Sounds like it would be easier to use then the daisy wheel.  I will be interested to see Ron's review and how well it held temp.


    In addition to temperature stability, there's the question of securing the TTT in place when opening the Egg.

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,424
    edited May 2015
    Sounds like it would be easier to use then the daisy wheel.  I will be interested to see Ron's review and how well it held temp.


    In addition to temperature stability, there's the question of securing the TTT in place when opening the Egg.

    True, but for those of us with a SmokeWare cap it fits easily inside the neck and stays put when the dome is raised.

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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,948
    but does it actually regulate your temperature and how accurate is it?
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  • SardonicusSardonicus Posts: 1,700
    edited May 2015
    4Runner said:
    but does it actually regulate your temperature and how accurate is it?


    One Egger, @WOwens, says that it does work and is a good product.

    We're just waiting for @RRP to work his trial into his schedule and confirm. 

    Or deny.


    Maybe in a coupla weeks . . . ?

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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,948
    ahhhh   ok   Amazing.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,424
    Here's the report from bettysnephew a while back:

    bettysnephewbettysnephew  Posts: 878
    I have used mine twice now so have a little experience with it. Yes it does close the flap valve (counterclockwise) as the temperature increases and vice versa as temperature falls. What I did was start the Egg and watch the thermometer until it got close to the temp I wanted. I then rotated the knob ccw to pretty much close the flapper. I let it stabilize for a bit and watched what the temp was showing and made minor adjustments to get it where I wanted it. You will see the flapper opening and closing on its own as gusts of wind come up or subside. It seems to be easy to control at 250-275°. When I tried to go lower the coals seemed to extinguish, but my XL really never seemed to run well at 225 before so not a big surprise. Since 250-275 works well for most of my cooks on the XL I am pleased with its' operation. I have yet to try it on my medium but it may work better at 225 as the M will run there a bit better than the XL.
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,948
    pretty cool.....I'm interested how accurate it stays over time and especially in the rain.  I'm assuming the rain would cool the TTT down giving it a false reading of the temp in the Egg and then overshoot your target.  Maybe a simple dial adjustment to account for various weather conditions is a quick fix.  Don't know.  Still a pretty cool and simple gadget.  Thanks for sharing.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
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  • Ladeback69Ladeback69 Posts: 4,478
    4Runner said:
    pretty cool.....I'm interested how accurate it stays over time and especially in the rain.  I'm assuming the rain would cool the TTT down giving it a false reading of the temp in the Egg and then overshoot your target.  Maybe a simple dial adjustment to account for various weather conditions is a quick fix.  Don't know.  Still a pretty cool and simple gadget.  Thanks for sharing.
    @RRP, would the SmokeWear cap fit over the top of this wide open to keep the rain from being an issue or would it restrict flow?
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    Kansas City, Mo.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 23,424

    @RRP, would the SmokeWear cap fit over the top of this wide open to keep the rain from being an issue or would it restrict flow?
    I would say definitely not.
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  • bettysnephewbettysnephew Posts: 1,180
    edited May 2015
    I got to use mine on the medium the other night for a batch of chicken thighs indirect. Set it for 350° and I saw little to no fluctuation in temperature although as usual it was in a gusty area. The little flap did its' thing and kept the temp very stable. On the Med. to get 350° the set point was with 6 on the dial at 12 o'clock. YMMV The thighs were excellent BTW. I like the way once set little attention is required to maintain the temp.
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