The pro reviews knock the connection of the fan for air leaks, but also notes that it is compatible with the BBQ Guru Pit Viper fan as a fix.
Anyone have one and any feedback on it?
Well, no response but I decided to give it a go anyway and ordered one today. After I have a chance to get some cooking down with it, I'll provide an update on the ease / difficulty of setting up the wifi and how well the fan /controller works.
I don't have the 200, no need for it. I do have the 100. Not real thrilled by it. First cook it was running 50* over the set point. Contacted them, was told it would take an couple of hours to "learn" my pit. Asked how to access the menus, they would not tel me. Asked about it on the Egg forum, someone there told me how to access the menus, was thinking about just turning off the "learning" function. Stuck with it. Here we are, probably 30 hours of use and it still overshoots the set temperature by at least 30*.
I know this is going to be considered nit-picking. The pit probe is accurate at all temperatures I have used it at, verified this with my Thermoworks dual probe unit. The meat temperature....well....at cooler temps, say 130* or so, is off by at least 15*. Meat will actually be 145* when it says 130*. However, at higher temps, say like what you would cook a butt to for pulling...it is dead nuts on. Been meaning to contact them about it, just have not been much in the mood to hear excuses from yet another company.
Also have a DigiGur. It works fantastic, but BBQ Gurus customer service, at least as far as I am concerned, is absolutely horrendous. Wish there was a way to combine the features from both of them.
Next up, when I have some spare $$ is one of those Stokers. I know I can live with the the Flame Boss troubles. And as long as I don't need anything from BBQ Guru there terrible customer service is not a problem but....