I ran a trial a few months ago using the Nano-Q to see how it would work and it performed as expected. The thing I did not do was check to see if the temp control was accurate. This time I've got my Maverick hooked up to the grate and a pastrami. I know the Maverick is accurate so it will give me a very good idea of how close the Nano-Q is going to run to 225 (which is what I have it set at).
The smoker is just getting going so it's a little smokey but it will settle down in no time. My WSM is magical when it comes to BBQ and I don't expect these results to be any different. I've got a roughly 8 pound butt on there along with the 4.1 pound corned beef (soon to be pastrami). I work rotating shifts and I start midnights on Sunday night so I'll be staying up late tonight. I'll stay up until the pastrami is done and just let the butt ride because it will take 12+ hours to finish up.
I'm going to reroute the wires when I get the chance but for now they are just running under the lid. It ain't pretty but it works.
I'll give you guys an update tomorrow when the testing is complete.