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Thread Starter 

Does anyone have one of these Flame boss controllers and how well do they work for a Chargriller?



Fits Many Drum, Barrel and Offset Style Charcoal Grills and Smokers:

  • Weber Smokey Mountain - All Sizes
  • Char-Griller offset & barrel
  • Char-Broil charcoal grills & smokers
  • Most drum smokers - Ugly and otherwise
  • Many other charcoal grills & smokers







Connects to Internet via WiFi

Online Dashboard View graphs of your cooks. Monitor pit and food temperature and change the temperature of your pit from your phone, tablet or computer. Set the meat alarm to automatically turn down the pit temperature when your desired meat temp is reached to keep food warm, even send yourself a text message when your meat hits the desired temp. Connect with any device that has a browser - no software to install.

Easy to Use Turns on as soon as you plug it in. There is only one mode - automatic

Temperature Probes (2 included) Industrial duty platinum resistance thermometer probes provide accurate readings of the temperature inside the smoker and the internal temperature of the meat - better probes that last longer in the hot environment of your smoker

Automatic Learning PID Controller Intelligently learns your smoker for quicker and smoother temperature control

LCD Display At a glance display of the Set temperature, the pit temperature, the meat temperature and current blower speed - with features menu displayed in text

Versatile Stand Adjusts to optimum viewing angle

Variable Speed Blower Runs at the best speed to reach and maintain the desired temperature in the smoker

Open Lid Detects the sudden temperature drop from opening the lid and turns the fan off temporarily to avoid over-stoking the fire

Power Glitch Safe Continues running at the saved Set temperature when power returns

Meat Temperature Alarm Receive alerts on your smartphone wherever you are when your cook is finished

New - Pit Temperature Alarm Receive alerts by text on your smartphone if your pit gets too hot or cool

Keep Warm Automatically lowers pit temperature to keep your food warm after it is cooked

Timer Alarm Reminds you when to perform the next step in your recipe

Price: $349.00
post #2 of 7
I have a chargrilled 5050 with SFB and pitmaster IQ 120. It works ok. But because of the thin metal and Leakey doors there is always a battle.. Save your money and get a Weber Smokey Mountain
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Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by Lemans View Post

I have a chargrilled 5050 with SFB and pitmaster IQ 120. It works ok. But because of the thin metal and Leakey doors there is always a battle.. Save your money and get a Weber Smokey Mountain

I have a Chargriller that has done me pretty good over the last 10 years. The only problem I have with it is that it needs attention like a new born baby. I never knew about these temp controllers that stoke the fire for you until today. I don't mind baby sitting the smoker but it would be nice to not have to add wood every 20 minutes. Maybe if it would go for a couple of hours that would be nice.

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You will still have to add wood maybe not every twenty minutes but still add at an interval. After much research and discussion with other forum members and on other sites I've gained a huge knowledge of just what these units do.

So for me I choose to bbq at temps around 250* to 275* and. I have a small fan I setup to keep airflow going for my Char-Griller because let's face it without a direct wind it lacks a really good airflow/draft in these units. I watch my temps with a Maverick remote thermometer and turn on fan if it drops and off when I approach temps...its a hassle but it's ok because I am usually sitting there by smoker anyways.

These Smoker PID Controllers just do all that for set maximum and minimum temps for the pit aND it just turns it on when needed and off as it approaches the upper temperature. Would be really nice to have but I'm going to invest my money for now in my Bradley electric smoker where PID controllers are way more effective.

If you have any questions I also have a new thermo blanket that I have made that greatly increases temp recovery and stabilization as long as some other mods have been done!!
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Ever hear of a Barbcue Dragon? It what I use on my Chargriller.. Works great.
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Battery operated Vari speed fan
post #7 of 7
The BBQ Dragon does work well! I'd give it a good review if the thread was about that!
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