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Wi-Fi Thermometer recommendations?

I’m looking to replace my old Weber thermometer with Wi-Fi based thermometer. I’d like 4 probes with the ability to monitor grate temp too. Anybody have anything like this?
Dyersburg, TN

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  • @leemschu I use the WiFi Flame Boss Thermometer and it allows 4 probes. Good news, it’s $69 and it uses the same account that my flame boss 500’s use so it stores the history files and notes for future use.  Draws the same graphs and I can swap the probes for any of the units.  
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  • 6baluts
    6baluts Posts: 268
    @leemschu that is a good option that @Money_Hillbilly provided especially if you already fall under the Flameboss umbrella.

    - You might also want to look at the Tappecue Touch.  It can be much more than a Wi-Fi thermometer if you desire to expand the system or just tailor it to your cooking style.
    - It can utilize up to 8 probes utilizing jumpers if desired.
    - It is capable of utilizing three different types of probes:
       a. Standard wire probes which will measure just one temperature either the cookers chamber temperature OR the meat temperature.
       b. Dual probe which are a wired probe.  This single probe measures both the cookers chamber temperature and the meat temperature.
       c. It can also utilize the Tappecue AirProbe 2 or AirProbe3 which are wireless dual probes that measure both the cooking chamber and meat temperatures, utilizing wireless probes limits you to only 4 wireless probes at once.  If you are concerned about, drop signals Tappecue has just come out with their Air Boost Antenna.  I have had no issue with dropped signals on my BGE's, Primo, Kettle, Performer or Hastybake. However, I did experience signal loss on my PK Grill.  I am awaiting my Air Boost Antenna in today's mail and will give it a test tomorrow with a Rib Roast that is on deck.
    -  d. Additionally, if you would want to get into the PID Controller game the Tappecue Touch can also perform that function also.  You would have to add the cruise control option and a fan.  I have NOT done that.
    - I utilize my Tappecue Touch as a straight stick Wi-Fi thermometer and have taken advantage of all three different types of probes.
    - Tappecue does graphs and allows you make cook notes. Tappecue allows you to store up to 5 cooks per month free (resets each month) on their cloud, any more than that and you buy a subscription like their restaurant clients.  You have a second unlimited free option of having Tappecue sending you a file that will open in MS Excel of your cook (graph), and you can add notes to that if desired. 
    - If you go the Tappecue route sign up for their newsletter that gives you 15% off the initail purchase.  Additionally, they have some pretty decent sales throughout the year I jumped on a BOGO for the AirProbe 3 a couple months back which was a nice improvement over the AirProbe 2.
  • Botch
    Botch Posts: 15,383
    The "Smoking Dad" channel (I think he goes by @unoriginalusername here) just did a comparison of wireless probes, but note only two are wifi-enabled, nor did he test the Flameboss or Tappecue mentioned above.  It might have some info you can use, I certainly learned a few things.
     
    https://youtu.be/xkUDVbJM2pI
     
    The chart he made below is mfg's claims, not everything tested that well.  
     

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  • Botch said:
    The "Smoking Dad" channel (I think he goes by @unoriginalusername here) just did a comparison of wireless probes, but note only two are wifi-enabled, nor did he test the Flameboss or Tappecue mentioned above.  It might have some info you can use, I certainly learned a few things.
     
    https://youtu.be/xkUDVbJM2pI
     
    The chart he made below is mfg's claims, not everything tested that well.  
     


    Thanks