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DigiQII Question

Eggerman1Eggerman1 Posts: 155
edited 10:43AM in EggHead Forum
What type of fan is necessary for a large BGE when ordering the DigiQII? The options are a pit runner, pit viper and pit bull, and some come with hooks and some without hooks, what do I need?


  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Get the 10CFM fan (pit viper) and with the hook.
  • Eggerman1Eggerman1 Posts: 155
    This website doesn't offer the pit viper with the hook.

    Are there better places to order it from?
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Order it separate.. Click the fan link
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Just curious -- why the hook?

    I used the hook back in the day to attach the Pitminder to the fan. What else is the purpose of it?
  • HatchHatch Posts: 149
    No need for the hook when using a DigiQII
    The hook is for the Pro-Com base station. I will try to clear this up on our web site.

    Operations Mgr.
    The BBQ Guru
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    It's a great place to hold the digi Q The bendable bracket fits right nice slipped under the hook.

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    It is still a good place to hold the bracket .. Just sayin'..
  • Eggerman1Eggerman1 Posts: 155
    Okay, I get it now, thanks for everyone's help.

    I am hinting to the wife that this would make a great B-day present in time for a Thanksgiving low and slow cook!
  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    How did your butts turn out last weekend? Did you do okay on time?
  • Eggerman1Eggerman1 Posts: 155
    Thanks for asking, sorry no pics, but it was one 11.66 lb'er and I ended up putting it on at 7:30PM on Friday and it got to 200 right around 12:30 on Saturday. I let it sit in foil in a cooler for 4 hours (actually probably more like 5 hours) and it was the best butt I have done to date. Everyone wanted seconds and even took left overs home.

    But for a group of non-eggers everyone thought it was amazing.

    Now I just need a digiQ II so I can get some sleep during those over nighters.
  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    I have hit 200 about 5 hours ahead like you done and actually let it set in the egg and get up to 205 or so and got me another hour out of it before going to the cooler. No harm to it...... still very moist and good.
  • Eggerman1Eggerman1 Posts: 155
    I thought about doing that, but I had to run and didn't want to risk it, but nice to know it works too.

    I also did it fat side down, and I think that really made it flavorful, where logic would tell you otherwise.
  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    I also cook fat down these days. I started fat up many years ago but settled on fat down. I do believe you get better bark. I like to have plenty bark to spread around in the meat.
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Just keep in mind that Hatch's opinion does trump us all.. Well except maybe Shotgun Fred's and BBQ Bob's :)
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