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The new FlameBoss 400

Gravytrain84Gravytrain84 Posts: 294
edited July 25 in EggHead Forum
Looks like it was announced today. Will be a nice affordable option for an air controller. I’m looking forward to the reviews. 

https://www.flameboss.com/flame-boss-400-wifi-smoker-controller-now-taking-pre-orders.aspx

https://www.facebook.com/flameboss/videos/1735101386581136/
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  • baychillabaychilla Posts: 387
    Interesting.  It clocks in about $100 less than the current CyberQ kit.  It doesn't mention how many temp probes it supports and I'd be wary of the integrated blower grill adapters.
    Near San Francisco in California
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,312
    edited July 25
    baychilla said:
    Interesting.  It clocks in about $100 less than the current CyberQ kit.  It doesn't mention how many temp probes it supports and I'd be wary of the integrated blower grill adapters.
    Looks like 1 Pit 1 Food
    Visalia, Ca
  • DondgcDondgc Posts: 413
    lkapigian said:
    baychilla said:
    Interesting.  It clocks in about $100 less than the current CyberQ kit.  It doesn't mention how many temp probes it supports and I'd be wary of the integrated blower grill adapters.
    Looks like 1 Pit 1 Food
    I believe that is how many are included not necessarily how many are supported.

    Wish this option had been out there a month ago when I bought a Smobot.   Oh well.
    New Orleans LA
  • HeavyGHeavyG Posts: 5,582
    That's a few bucks cheaper than the Kamado Joe iKamand which is also an "all-in-one" type of controller.

    I think the iKamand has one pit probe and three food probes.
    Camped out in the (757/804)
  • DondgcDondgc Posts: 413
    I wonder why they chose to call it a "400" when it certainly appears to be a lower-end model than the 300?
    New Orleans LA
  • baychillabaychilla Posts: 387
    Maybe the numbers are hardware iterations rather than the products standing in their ecosystem.
    Near San Francisco in California
  • CigarCityEggerCigarCityEgger Posts: 958
    I’m interested 
  • vb4677vb4677 Posts: 537
    Some FB'ers noticed that BGE was NOT listed as a supported kamado.  Find that a little hard to believe and most likely a typo or omission, but I'm gonna wait a minute.  But color me interested!  
    Kansas City: Too Much City for One State - Missouri side
    Large BGE, Instant Pot, Anova Sous Vide, and a couple of gas smokers...
    Barbeque, Homebrew and Blues...
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,850
    I wonder how water-tight the new device is. 

    With the FB200, it’s easy to keep the unit in a plastic box with the wires running out of it, to keep it from getting wet. 

    I guess you could make a foil hood of some sort to keep it from getting wet. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • JeremiahJeremiah Posts: 6,186
    Dondgc said:
    lkapigian said:
    baychilla said:
    Interesting.  It clocks in about $100 less than the current CyberQ kit.  It doesn't mention how many temp probes it supports and I'd be wary of the integrated blower grill adapters.
    Looks like 1 Pit 1 Food
    I believe that is how many are included not necessarily how many are supported.

    Wish this option had been out there a month ago when I bought a Smobot.   Oh well.
    Want to sell your smobot? I’ll be your huckleberry. 
    Slumming it in Aiken, SC. 
  • Ozzie_IsaacOzzie_Isaac Posts: 9,141
    edited July 26
    Dondgc said:
    lkapigian said:
    baychilla said:
    Interesting.  It clocks in about $100 less than the current CyberQ kit.  It doesn't mention how many temp probes it supports and I'd be wary of the integrated blower grill adapters.
    Looks like 1 Pit 1 Food
    I believe that is how many are included not necessarily how many are supported.

    Wish this option had been out there a month ago when I bought a Smobot.   Oh well.
     Don't worry.  I have FB100, FB200, and a Smobot.  They are all great pieces of kit.  Customer service and temp control is great on all three.  Interface for FB200 and Smobot are comparable.  Can't go wrong with either company.

    If the FB400 is waterproof and robust, it looks like a winning setup.  Very simple.
    If it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing.

    XL, Medium, Minimax, Mini, Blackstone, WSM
  • TracebuztaTracebuzta Posts: 6
    Only 1 probe is supported... 
  • ToxarchToxarch Posts: 1,744
    edited July 26
    Wifi only so no display. The fan should be generic and easy to replace (if you can solder a wire). Only having 1 probe would be a letdown. 
    Aledo, Texas
    Large BGE
    KJ Jr.

    Exodus 12:9 KJV
    Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 2,404
    Dondgc said:

    Wish this option had been out there a month ago when I bought a Smobot.   Oh well.
    Why?
    Woodford & Barren Co. KY

    LBGE, XLBGE, Smobot, 2 Weber Genesis, Weber 22" kettle

    I’d kill for a Nobel Peace Prize
    Temperance, like chastity, is it’s own punishment. 
  • Hi all, we appreciate all of the attention. I want to address two questions that have already been asked and am available to answer others.
    1. Model 400 will accommodate one pit and one meat probe. For those wanting to use more meat probes, stay tuned for future product releases.
    2. We do not include BGE on the fitment list because we are making a dedicated version for BGE. I will let BGE answer questions about this version. It is similar but not exactly the same as the Flame Boss branded version.
  • I will add a note about something not asked. It will function in AP mode for cases where an Internet wireless network is not available. You will be able to make a direct WiFi connection to your model 400. The app will be updated to support this capability.
  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 4,312
    Visalia, Ca
  • vb4677vb4677 Posts: 537
    So @MichaelCollins will the BGE version be a BGE accessory and sold thru BGE Dealers?
    Kansas City: Too Much City for One State - Missouri side
    Large BGE, Instant Pot, Anova Sous Vide, and a couple of gas smokers...
    Barbeque, Homebrew and Blues...
  • vb4677 said:
    So @MichaelCollins will the BGE version be a BGE accessory and sold thru BGE Dealers?
    Yes. It will.
  • Kent8621Kent8621 Posts: 591
    thanks @michaelcollins ; you said there would be a future product with multiple probes, how much in the future are you thinking?

    2 Large Eggs - Madison, AL

    Boiler Up!!

  • Kent8621 said:
    thanks @michaelcollins ; you said there would be a future product with multiple probes, how much in the future are you thinking?
    It's too early for me to project a launch date for any Flame Boss branded controller with more than one meat probe. Again, BGE will have to answer any questions about the BGE version.
  • NYcanuckNYcanuck Posts: 21
    Here's hoping that someone from BGE will chime in.  Just got my egg and was excited to hear about the FB400 but am now waiting to hear on the BGE branded version.
    DFW: XLBGE - Long journey from Canada to NY to TX - I wasn't born here but I got here as soon as I could

  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,412
    edited August 31
    NYcanuck said:
    Here's hoping that someone from BGE will chime in.  Just got my egg and was excited to hear about the FB400 but am now waiting to hear on the BGE branded version.
    Should be out any day.....I have 40 I'm waiting on for our store.
  • SaintJohnsEggerSaintJohnsEgger Posts: 1,641
    Well, I'm pretty sure the BGE version will cost more.

    Since the connection is at the bottom of the kamado/egg it seems the probe wires must be pretty long to get to the meat.
    Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.
    Large Egg 10/16 MiniMax 04/17
    Unofficial BGE MiniMax Evangelist
    Facebook Big Green Egg MiniMax Owners Group


  • NYcanuckNYcanuck Posts: 21
    I think I just saw the expected ship date on these move to the 14th - is that correct?  @MichaelCollins is the 14th pretty firm at this point?

    Thanks!
    DFW: XLBGE - Long journey from Canada to NY to TX - I wasn't born here but I got here as soon as I could

  • Well crap, I bought one several weeks ago and just now read on here that it's not BGE "compatible"! Any possibility I can rig it somehow anyway when it comes in or am I SOL?
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,412
    Well crap, I bought one several weeks ago and just now read on here that it's not BGE "compatible"! Any possibility I can rig it somehow anyway when it comes in or am I SOL?
    You bought one what a couple weeks ago?  Any kamado version is compatible with the BGE.  The BGE version will just be green and thus takes more green to purchase.
  • If you ever plan to move it between cookers like I do, the 300 is much more versable.  I put it in a waterproof junction box with plexiglas window on a hinge. Easy to move between grills(swap fans), and “plug n play” even in the rain!

    Land of OZ-Hays Kansas

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++Custom Gravity Feed cabinet smoker++2 Weber Kettles

  • littlerascal56littlerascal56 Posts: 448
    edited September 6
    Easy to move in this rack, and stores both fans and all probes! And it’s plugged into a gfci on a 3 wire cord!!!

    Land of OZ-Hays Kansas

    BGE XL++Flameboss 300 WiFi++Blackstone 36"++Custom Gravity Feed cabinet smoker++2 Weber Kettles

  • RedSkipRedSkip Posts: 1,369
    @littlerascal56 Didn’t know Westinghouse made a smoker.
    Large BGE - McDonald, PA
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