Originally Posted by flyweed
your poll is a bit flawed..
Agreed, guess I could have phrased it a bit better, thanks for noticing.
Ultimately I was trying to hear feedback about any experiences with one or both of these products and whether or not users had strong opinions about either.
Obviously the PID controller has functionality (temperature control of the pit) that a dual probe thermometer like the Mav doesn’t, however it is my understanding that PID controllers control temperature by using thermometers/probes to monitor the temperature of both the smoke box and of the food and fans to control the burning of the fuel. This means that both units (PID & Mav) share a similar function, they both read temperatures! With that said, I can see how someone would suggest making the larger initial investment of a PID controller if they thought the price difference was justified.
As this is a discussion board where members share experiences about technique and equipment I figured this would be the place to ask this type of question as I have been considering both of these products.