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1.) DParker - 03/09/2017
If you've been thinking of getting a good multi-probe digital thermometer for your grill and/or smoker, but didn't want to pay the triple-digit prices the better ones have been commanding...Amazon has a really good short-term deal on the iGrill2 for $69.99 (I suspect they're clearing them out to make way for the iGrill3 that's on its way).

[URL="https://www.amazon.com/iDevices-IGR0009CAP5-iGrill-Bluetooth-Thermometer/dp/B0167Q3DTA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489092296&sr=8-1&keywords=iDevices+IGR0009CAP5"]https://www.amazon.com/iDevices-IGR0009CAP5-iGrill-Bluetooth-Thermometer/dp/B0167Q3DTA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489092296&sr=8-1&keywords=iDevices+IGR0009CAP5[/URL]

I have one of these and love it.
2.) Swamp Fox - 03/09/2017
Good info. What's the diff between 2 and 3 (other than 1)?

Keep in mind I thought I was splurging when I upgraded to a digital instant-read for $14.95 I found at Walmart...LOL...

These are remote-read, correct? I might pay more if I could get multi-probe readings on my flip phone so I don't have to get up off the couch...
3.) DParker - 03/10/2017
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;47551]Good info. What's the diff between 2 and 3 (other than 1)?[/quote]

The iGrill3 is designed as an add-on for Weber's new Genesis II line of grills, which come with mounting locations specifically for the unit as well as a separate battery pack that powers it. In addition to the same 4-probe temperature monitoring capabilities as the iGrill2, the 3 also allows you to control the Genesis II XL model's knob lights remotely. Now...exactly why you'd want to do that, I don't know. Maybe in case you forgot to turn them off and don't want to go back outside at the moment, or something. So, now that I think about it, clearing out the iGrill2 models....which are general-purpose (they come with a magnetic base, so you can stick them to any steel grill/smoker)...for a new model that's meant specifically to be used with Weber's newest pricey grills doesn't make much sense. So maybe Amazon is just feeling generous today.

[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;47551]These are remote-read, correct? I might pay more if I could get multi-probe readings on my flip phone so I don't have to get up off the couch...[/QUOTE]

Bingo. They're Bluetooth-enabled, and you communicate with them via an app on your mobile device (phone, tablet, whatever). The app has several features, including charts that show each probe's temperature readings over time, alerts when your grill/smoker temp falls outside of a range you can set, alerts when your food reaches your target temp, cooking reference info, etc. For instance...

4.) Swamp Fox - 03/10/2017
Kewl! :-)
5.) bluecat - 03/10/2017
Some people want to eat their food and not graph it.

Cool Gizmo there DP.
6.) DParker - 03/10/2017
[QUOTE=bluecat;47561]Some people want to eat their food and not graph it.[/QUOTE]

LOL! Yeah, but it's actually a handy feature, especially for the smoker, because it allows me to keep tabs on how stable the ambient temperature is staying, which is useful feedback when evaluating various techniques and what-not.
7.) bluecat - 03/10/2017
I know, I know, I wish I had one. There I said it.
8.) Bob Peck - 03/10/2017
There is an iGrill 2 from iDevices and then Weber acquired iGrill 2. Which product is being offered?

There is a BIG diff between the temp probes. The original iGrill 2 temp probes failed without warning (ruined at least two full briskets) and were prone to inaccurate readings (in other words, they sucked). I replaced at least two sets. Then Weber entered the picture by acquiring iGrill 2 and re-engineered/improved the probes. So far, I've got 1.5 years on the current set which I use on average at least 4-6 times per month.
9.) Bob Peck - 03/10/2017
[url]https://www.amazon.com/Weber-7203-iGrill-2-Thermometer/dp/B01MG2CNDL/ref=dp_ob_title_garden[/url]
I'm thinking this is old stock from the pre-Weber era. Notice the difference in the face plate on the product and the difference in price.

P.S
I simply could not produce the delicious end result without a product like this iGrill2. Slow-n-low happens through consistency of temp and duration both of which this product helps to deliver.

I have a few guys who work for me who are Big Green Egg enthusiasts. [url]http://biggreenegg.com/egg-works/[/url] They pledge allegiance that the ultimate smoking experience starts and ends with a controlled charcoal based heat source vs. propane but I'm not spending that kind of money. One guy has an aftermarket product that monitors the meat and ambient temp like the iGrill2 but also has a fan that opens and closes vents when the temp needs to be regulated up and down and turns on a small fan when the coals needs to be stoked.

My Camp Chef Smoke Vault smoker is fairly consistent. It takes about 15-20+ minutes of messing around with the propane dial before it settles down for the long haul.
10.) DParker - 03/10/2017
[QUOTE=Bob Peck;47569]There is an iGrill 2 from iDevices and then Weber acquired iGrill 2. Which product is being offered?

There is a BIG diff between the temp probes. The original iGrill 2 temp probes failed without warning (ruined at least two full briskets) and were prone to inaccurate readings (in other words, they sucked). I replaced at least two sets. Then Weber entered the picture by acquiring iGrill 2 and re-engineered/improved the probes. So far, I've got 1.5 years on the current set which I use on average at least 4-6 times per month.[/QUOTE]

Good catch, Bob. Weber has owned the product long enough now that I just assumed that anything being sold new was their version (the one I got for Christmas is from Weber), and I didn't even think of that. But even the HTTP link I posted (which I didn't pay any attention to) includes "iDevices" as part of the URL, suggesting that you're correct. In light of that.....never mind.

[QUOTE=Bob Peck;47570]My Camp Chef Smoke Vault smoker is fairly consistent. It takes about 15-20+ minutes of messing around with the propane dial before it settles down for the long haul.[/QUOTE]

That's been my experience with it so far too...though it's a little more temperamental on windy days. But filling the water tray has really helped stabilize things.
11.) Swamp Fox - 03/11/2017
Someday someone's gonna come up with an indoor gas or electric smoker that works like a good oven and that women will let in the house, and it will be very scientific and precise so a lot of people will have one, and none of them will be having any fun...
12.) Swamp Fox - 03/11/2017
Full moon on Sunday...Good weekend for fires...LOL
13.) Swamp Fox - 03/11/2017
Speaking of fires, I managed to melt my super-duper Walmart probe last night. Left it in the cooker at about 225 for a while...I just forgot about it while catching up on the Trump Administration between fire-checks, LOL...

While I was getting tired of winning, no bells went off, no flashing lights, no screaming from under the lid...I guess I could have used some remote sensors...:-)
14.) DParker - 03/11/2017
Well, you have a smart phone. Why not complete the transformation and go full gadget geek? Join us and you'll feel so much better. Don't make me have to point you out to the other pod...er, cool people.

15.) billy b - 03/11/2017
His flip phone isn't what you call smart:re:
16.) DParker - 03/11/2017
Where the hell you been, Billy? And where are your boiled steak pics? :tap:
17.) Swamp Fox - 03/12/2017
Billy! My man!


:grin:


18.) billy b - 03/12/2017
Been busy, sick, and a multitude of other problems, I'll try to do better.
19.) DParker - 03/12/2017
[QUOTE=billy b;47586]Been busy, sick, and a multitude of other problems, I'll try to do better.[/QUOTE]

Well hell, man...get better and take care of yourself. Don't worry about this place.
20.) Swamp Fox - 03/12/2017
4 out of 5 therapists who chat online recommend this place for what ails you.

It's even proven effective against the creeping crud in 4-7 days, so you know it works.

We're pulling for you, Billy!
21.) DParker - 03/13/2017
I'm just gonna' leave this here. Cowboy ribeyes, each just over 2" thick and just a hair under 11" long. 3 of us combined couldn't even finish one of them.

22.) Swamp Fox - 03/13/2017
Didn't your moms ever tell you not to fill up on bread?

Cold steak for breakfast this morning?--Start out with some protein...:-)
23.) DParker - 03/13/2017
{Tim Allen Grunting Mode}
Oh, yeah...BTUs...good....
{/Tim Allen Grunting Mode}

24.) bluecat - 03/13/2017
That thing needs about a 1/2 inch of crust caked on it. It's way too shiny.


...and more languages.
25.) bluecat - 03/13/2017
[QUOTE=DParker;47606]I'm just gonna' leave this here. Cowboy ribeyes, each just over 2" thick and just a hair under 11" long. 3 of us combined couldn't even finish one of them.

[/QUOTE]

What part of the cowboy do get those steaks?
26.) DParker - 03/13/2017
[QUOTE=bluecat;47621]That thing needs about a 1/2 inch of crust caked on it. It's way too shiny.[/quote]

Geez, man...it's just out of the box. I haven't even ignited the burners yet. :p


[QUOTE=bluecat;47621]...and more languages.[/QUOTE]

Hey, what can I say? Even though it's manufactured in the U.S.A., it's a Canadian company, so...gotta' have la Franšaise along with the English.

[QUOTE=bluecat;47622]What part of the cowboy do get those steaks?[/QUOTE]

Any part that's at least 2" thick and 11" long, of course. I'll let you do the math.
27.) Swamp Fox - 03/13/2017
[I]“Alouette, gentille alouette,
Alouette je te plumerai.”
[/I]





Now whenever you open the lid, you're gonna have Monsieur Louie and Monsieur Francois singing in your head, and Bugs Bunny narrating...


You're welcome!


Looking forward to your first attempt at a good old Louisiana Back Bay Bayou Bunny Bourdelaise, [I]a la[/I] Antoine (hold la onions?).

:grin:
28.) DParker - 03/13/2017
Actually, I've got a bunny sitting in the freezer...but I'm thinking that's how I'm going to break in the rotisserie (which is also French).

29.) Swamp Fox - 03/14/2017
^^^^LOL +4


I was gonna say something about the rotisserie, but the points are for the Gomez and Morticia pic...LMAO
30.) bluecat - 03/14/2017
She does have a nice rack too.
31.) DParker - 03/14/2017
I loved that show when I was a kid. John Astin was brilliant, and Carolyn Jones was smokin' hot.
32.) Swamp Fox - 03/15/2017
[QUOTE=DParker;47640]Actually, I've got a bunny sitting in the freezer...[/QUOTE]



Sufferin' succotash, or pretty comfortable, would you say?
33.) DParker - 03/15/2017
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;47662]Sufferin' succotash, or pretty comfortable, would you say?[/QUOTE]

I'd describe his/her current state as just chillin'.
34.) Swamp Fox - 03/15/2017
I'm sorry! I'm not prepared to pursue my line of inquiry any further, as I think this is getting too silly!
35.) Swamp Fox - 03/15/2017
Have we posted the Dead Parrot sketch in a while, or do you think everyone is up to speed?

:-)
36.) DParker - 03/15/2017
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;47672]Have we posted the Dead Parrot sketch in a while, or do you think everyone is up to speed?

:-)[/QUOTE]

I'm a member of a local craft brew group on FB...mainly because it provides me with all sorts of info on coming events at the local tap rooms. One was an announced release of a "Cocoa Coconut Brown Ale" by Grapevine Craft Brewery, to which I responded, "Coconut, in Grapevine? The coconut's tropical. Grapevine is a temperate zone!"

Later on I had to explain it. :bang:
37.) Swamp Fox - 03/15/2017
LOL...

I wouldn't object to a basic Monty Python proficiency test before you can join certain groups...LOL
38.) DParker - 03/15/2017
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;47674]LOL...

I wouldn't object to a basic Monty Python proficiency test before you can join certain groups...LOL[/QUOTE]

I'd make it mandatory for driver's licenses, concealed carry and voter registration...as well as the ability to hold public office.
39.) Swamp Fox - 03/15/2017
LOL...

If you can't do a good Dennis The Political Peasant, you're right out!


I've begun a list of politicians who will soon be losing their jobs...
40.) bluecat - 03/16/2017
Quite right, much too silly.
41.) bluecat - 03/16/2017
I was just having tea with these architects.
42.) Swamp Fox - 03/16/2017
Shut up!
43.) Swamp Fox - 03/16/2017
.....
44.) bluecat - 03/16/2017
I object to that last sketch. It implies [B]all [/B]cooker delivery men are twits when in fact [B]only most of them[/B] are twits.
45.) DParker - 03/16/2017
[QUOTE=bluecat;47686]I object to that last sketch. It implies [B]all [/B]cooker delivery men are twits when in fact [B]only most of them[/B] are twits.[/QUOTE]

And they're not even upper-middle class twits.

[video=youtube;OqlCOa3cf34]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqlCOa3cf34[/video]
46.) DParker - 06/06/2017
[QUOTE=Bob Peck;47569]There is a BIG diff between the temp probes. The original iGrill 2 temp probes failed without warning (ruined at least two full briskets) and were prone to inaccurate readings (in other words, they sucked). I replaced at least two sets. Then Weber entered the picture by acquiring iGrill 2 and re-engineered/improved the probes. So far, I've got 1.5 years on the current set which I use on average at least 4-6 times per month.[/QUOTE]

BTW, it appears that probe quality problems transcend corporate boundaries. After 5 months...covering maybe a dozen uses...the ambient temperature probe that came with my Weber-made iGrill2 failed. In spite of never having been immersed in water, exposed to flames or temperatures exceeding 350║F, never having the cable kinked or otherwise abused, when I plugged it in last week to use when smoking the [URL="http://forums.huntingcountry.com/forums/showthread.php?2463-Welcome-to-Costco-I-love-you&p=49179&viewfull=1#post49179"]sous vide short ribs[/URL] the iGrill2 was unable to get any signal from it at all in any of the 4 ports...save for one brief moment in which I got the 4th port to recognize the probe when I plugged it in, and it promptly read a temperature of 323║F while sitting on my kitchen counter. I tested all of the ports with the 3 meat probes I have and all worked correctly, so it's definitely the probe.

The good news is that after contacting Weber support and supplying them with a laundry list of evidence and other info that they requested (photos of the iGrill2 unit showing no reading from the probe, a screen shot from the phone app showing the same thing, my blood type, credit report, etc) they're sending me a replacement under warranty. It seems like, as common as probe failures are...with pretty much all manufacturers, as far as I can tell, it might be cheaper in the long run to just include a spare with every thermometer from the get-go.
47.) bluecat - 06/06/2017
I hate it when my probe doesn't work.
48.) DParker - 06/06/2017
[QUOTE=bluecat;49318]I hate it when my probe doesn't work.[/QUOTE]

{insert-meme-involving-Roswell-type-aliens-here}
49.) bluecat - 06/06/2017
50.) Swamp Fox - 06/06/2017
It could have been worse...:wink

They could have asked for twenty-seven eight-by-ten color glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was, to be used as evidence against you..And that's not to mention the aerial photography.
51.) Swamp Fox - 06/06/2017
Weber used to have a digital thermometer with a head that swiveled or rather ratcheted, so it was easy to read at an angle. No more...Or at least no more at Lowe's or Home Depot or wherever I found the original.


I want to know who's responsible for discontinuing everything I like.
52.) DParker - 06/06/2017
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;49321]They could have asked for twenty-seven eight-by-ten color glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one was, to be used as evidence against you..And that's not to mention the aerial photography.[/QUOTE]

Don't think I didn't consider including that reference in my response to Customer Service. But I was composing it using my phone, and that's a lot of extra thumb typing.

[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;49322]I want to know who's responsible for discontinuing everything I like.[/QUOTE]

No doubt the same star chamber of killjoys who cause every decent restaurant (as in, non-chain joint with interesting, non-homogeneous food) in my area to go out of business shortly after I decide that they're awesome.
53.) Swamp Fox - 06/06/2017
The restaurant business is tough.

It's even tougher when you're selling $16 chitlins platters.
54.) Swamp Fox - 06/08/2017
Did you hear about the new restaurant on the moon?



Great food but no atmosphere.
55.) bluecat - 06/08/2017
56.) bluecat - 06/08/2017
[QUOTE=Swamp Fox;49343]Did you hear about the new restaurant on the moon?



Great food but no atmosphere.[/QUOTE]

Not to mention, a little light on the wallet.