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post #21 of 33

And your bride is saying, "Why didn't I get this do-hickie 10 years ago!" "Who knew?"

 

LOL....... Awww man, I am so proud of you forcing yourself to act like you are having fun just to keep the bride happy.

 

:first:

 

U-Da'Man!

post #22 of 33
Thread Starter 

Such hard work looking happy while smoking meat.    :bs:       :grilling_smilie:  Tough work but I'll make the sacrifice, every weekend, all year, and occasionally during the week, and even on the road while visiting family. 

 

Foamheart, thanks for the smile!

post #23 of 33

I must say that I really enjoyed reading this thread.

 

Your step-by-step review was fabulous and addressed all of my concerns as I am debating spending the money on something like this. I have noticed many other brands are available, what made you chose BBQ Guru vs. the others out there?

 

Thanks for the very informative review!

post #24 of 33

x2 on that knifebld.  Awesome thread - I have the smaller WSM, 18.5" I believe, and while I've never heard of a gasket kit for it, I have looked into the bbq guru a time or two.  It looks like it would make for some nice, low and slow, overnight smokes!  I do quite a bit of pulled pork for the family and extended family, and being able to sleep comfortably would be great!  Now, if I could only get my wife to make the suggestion for me to buy one!

post #25 of 33
Thread Starter 
What made me choose the Guru over the others? Instinct would be the most accurate reason. I didn't do a huge amount of shopping or comparison but I did look at others. It was apparent to me as soon as I started looking earlier in the year that the DigiQ DX2 fit my exact needs and the complete package gave me everything I needed to install without extra trips to Home Depot.

I didn't want or need the CyberQ capabilities. I do not own any Apple products. If I want to use it on my Weber Kettle I can do it with a $20 adapter kit and a hole saw. Overall the reviews were very favorable. I'll be writing my own review after a solid month of smoking. So far, 5 of 5 stars!

Glad you enjoyed the thread knifebld.
post #26 of 33
Thread Starter 
Heyer5, you are welcome too. I'm on my phone at work but my wife would say "Let me talk to his wife. I'll give her back her weekends with this thing!"
post #27 of 33
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Heyer5, you are welcome too. I'm on my phone at work but my wife would say "Let me talk to his wife. I'll give her back her weekends with this thing!"

Haha!  That's awesome!

post #28 of 33
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Heyer5, you are welcome too. I'm on my phone at work but my wife would say "Let me talk to his wife. I'll give her back her weekends with this thing!"

 

If I give you my number can you ask your wife to call mine too please! LOL

post #29 of 33
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by knifebld View Post
 

 

If I give you my number can you ask your wife to call mine too please! LOL

 

You guys sent her into hysterical laughter this morning with those comments.  Thanks for the kickstart on the day!

post #30 of 33
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You guys sent her into hysterical laughter this morning with those comments.  Thanks for the kickstart on the day!

Ha!  No better way to start the day!  

post #31 of 33
Thread Starter 

I'm a numbers guy.  Here are the stats from my tracking spreadsheet:

 

1. 3 months of use with the BBQ Guru. 

2. 16 smokes . 

3. 75.3 hours total smoking time.  Mostly dry or wet-to-dry smoking.

4. Average smoke is 4.71 hours (shortest was 1 hour for shrimp; longest 17.1 hours for a low n slow butt)

5. 80 lbs of KBB used.      

6. Smoking temps ranged from 225F up to 350F.

5. Works out to 1.06 lbs of KBB per hour of use. 

 

I have smoked salmon, shrimp, whole/parted/boneless chicken, SLC/BB ribs, butt, cross rib beef roast, almonds, chuckies, beans, brats/sausages, tri tips, and a meat loaf.

 

I have not used it below 225F but believe I could.

 

It really doesn't like temps above 325F.  When smoking a meat loaf recently at 350F I eventually just turned the Guru off and opened my bottom vents to stabilize the chamber at 350F on the Maverick.  There may be a trick to smoking/cooking with it above the 325F range but I haven't done it enough to figure it out.

 

It absolutely is like setting the oven in the 225F-315F range.      


Edited by Noboundaries - 9/19/14 at 6:37am
post #32 of 33

Thank you for the update!  It sounds like it could be a vital addition to any smoking guru's stable of products!

post #33 of 33
Thread Starter 

Yesterday I fired up the WSM to low n slow (235F) a 6 lb pork loin with KBB and cherry wood.  The charcoal ring was still pretty full of used charcoal from my last smoke, 6 hours of smoking almonds at 285F.  I only added some new wood and 1/3 chimney of hot KBB.  Half hour to TBS then 3 hours for the loin to an IT of 145F on a dry smoke.  I knew I was going to smoke a couple pounds of almonds after the loin so when I took the loin off I reset the chamber temp on the Guru to 285F.  I went inside, ate some loin, fell asleep, and woke up about an hour and a half after taking the loin off the smoker.  I checked the WSM; 285F.  I prepped the almonds, smoked them for an hour, then shut everything down.  

 

I've committed to making pulled pork for a relatively small block party coming soon.  I'll throw 20 lbs of pork butt on the WSM at 225F before I leave for work on a Friday morning.  Come home 10-12 hours later, wrap them, crank the temp up to 300F until the IT is 203F, rest it, pull it, then put everything to bed for the night before final prep and reheat the next day. Before I had the Guru I never would have considered leaving the house for 10-12 hours with the WSM going.  Now I don't give it a second thought.     

 

Christmas is coming up boys and girls.  If interested in a Guru, now's the time to start dropping hints!    

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