Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by smoke eater5, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Last week I had a pork shoulder on the smoker that was getting close to the IT wantedl, but also had to leave the house for a meeting. I though to myself  " It sure would be nice if I had an thermometer with an app on my iphone, so I could keep tabs on my temps while away from the house!"  Has anyone ever heard of such a thing? If not, how to go about developing such a product?
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I did hear something like that a long time ago but like Ryan said it's not cheap. I want to say about 200.00 or so.
  3. The Rock's system I am looking at is $500+, but, I want 4 food sensors @ $39 on top of a $369 base price for my system.... 

    That's why I like the arduino alternative.  It takes some work and probably some cussing but it should come in under $100.
  4. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. i heard of a system like that in a way it is called the stoker system
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    This thing looks really cool and for $100 seems hard to beat...JJ
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It does look cool! Don't tell me I'm going to have to get an iphone now.
  8. You wont regret it. Way cool. [​IMG]
  9. yardbird

    yardbird Meat Mopper

    Just a thought..... what good is an app that tells you your meat has reached the correct internal temperature if you're away from the smoker and therefore can't take it out?

    Maybe I'm missin' something. :)
  10. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Al.... you dont need an iphone..

    They seem to be for people on the go with jobs and such.

    Not like us buddy...

  11. Yeah but then you can't say  " But honey, I can't go shopping with you I have to watch the Temps"LOL[​IMG]
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    OMG  What next?

    Now BBQers will be walking around with the teenage slump!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  13. The iGrill is sorta what I was thinkin, but it only reaches 200 ft. I was thinkin more if I went to the store or the local pub for a couple. The Stoker is way to much, I don't need draft control or stuff like that. Oh well! I'm sure it will come around some day. Thanks for all the input!
  14. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Someone on this forum, a few months back, had a controller that talked to his USB port on his home computer and he communicated with it from his "phone" or something and could turn on and off his hotplate... I think.... I'm getting too old to remember this stuff in detail....  He was celebrating his accomplishment..... Someone might remember what I'm relating or maybe it was all a dream...

    TOTRS.... (to old to remember s***)......... Dave
  15. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Does seam like there was a post like that some time back. I don't remember the specifics ether. Must be the CRS kicking in again

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