Fireboard Review

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Okay so how are these working for those that have been using them for a while now???

I'm completely fed up with Webers sorry ass excuse of an app the y came out with for the iGrill products. Going to need to pull the trigger soon on a new therm.
 
Mine works good. Any issues I had with it and the guys were right there to respond. They keep upgrading the features it has. Happy I have one.
I bought the better of the two units. Came with all the probes. Kind of hesitant on buying the box that they just made for it and the cable for the fan. Really don't need it for my situation. They weren't sure how would work with my Samsung phone. But it works great. I find if I use Chrome for my internet with the unit. It works flawlessly. I can say this. I don't regret buying it.
 
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The 2 things I wish they would be able to add would be a room temperature style probe and a humidity level sensor if was at all possible. That would make the unit awesome.
 
Al or Brian,

Do you know if the fan controller feature will be a full blow PID for automatic temperature control (ATC)? Any chance it will have support for a variable speed fan, like the Flame Boss 300, or will it be limited to the basic on/off all-or-nothing fans like the Guru DigiQ or CyberQ? I am really hoping the FireBoard will take ATC to the next level for accurate ATC, data logging, and remote monitoring.

Thank you,

Geordon
 
Al or Brian,

Do you know if the fan controller feature will be a full blow PID for automatic temperature control (ATC)? Any chance it will have support for a variable speed fan, like the Flame Boss 300, or will it be limited to the basic on/off all-or-nothing fans like the Guru DigiQ or CyberQ? I am really hoping the FireBoard will take ATC to the next level for accurate ATC, data logging, and remote monitoring.

Thank you,

Geordon

Geordon,

I believe it will be a full support unit but ttc7152 ttc7152 could prob answer it definitely. Ted what do you say?

Also I used mine again yesterday and its still functioning flawlessly.
 
Hi Brian and Geordon --

Indeed it will be a full PID based controller -- we'll be leveraging our existing cloud based infrastructure so of course you'll have full control of the fan system via the mobile app and the web dashboard.

Our control cable will drive fans at variable speed.  Also note we'll be able to drive almost any 12V fan (we've found almost all smoker / bbq fans share the same barrel plug so those can all be used).  Those fans can all be driven at variable speed.  Also the PID algorithm and our logic should automatically adapt for different CFMs.

The main idea here is there are plenty of good fans and adapters on the market which we can drive.  We may eventually design our own fan, but we wanted to focus on the control piece first and make it available as soon as possible!

Please let us know if we can help clarify anything else ...

Ted
 
I can't answer the long term question but can say that it has worked great for me in the week I've had it. The fan cable and fan is being delivered tomorrow and I'm hoping work as well as the base FireBoard. I like that I can use Thermoworks probes as I have a few extra of them.
 
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I bought one a few weeks ago and absolutely love it. I do suggest buying the plastic enclosure to keep it in. I have mine on my smokehouse and wished I would have bought one as I had some weather the first day I used it. Or you can be cheap like me and buy yourself a duplex in use electrical cover and mount that to your smoker or smokehouse and keep it out of the weather. I used heavy duty velcro to hold it in there. As for reliability with wifi and probes, its better than anything I have had previously.

Jim
 
Great review and it's always great to get things for free to try out.
One question where is it made?
Hey Danny. I just learned about this unit a week ago at a local bbq store. The guy there said they are a Kansas City based company. Not sure where everything is manufactured, but like with Todd and Amazen, it pretty much sealed the deal for me buying one since they’re 1) a small business and 2) local to me.

So far so good, and I would agree with what everyone has said so far. Incredible device.
 
Hey Danny. I just learned about this unit a week ago at a local bbq store. The guy there said they are a Kansas City based company. Not sure where everything is manufactured, but like with Todd and Amazen, it pretty much sealed the deal for me buying one since they’re 1) a small business and 2) local to me.

So far so good, and I would agree with what everyone has said so far. Incredible device.

Yes I agree the guy writes a great review. I find that it relies on your phone to much. I'm a ThermoWorks Smoke guy. It handles the weather better out of the box and I only use my phone if I go out on errands. This is only my opinion and I'm sure its going to work good for you and your going to make great tasting food with it.
 
It would be really awesome if you could somehow integrate the Fireboard fan controller onto the Yoder YS pellet grills temperature controller somehow. So you could adjust your set point on the pellet grill through the Fireboard app.
 
The controller output is available and im sure you can figure something out. I have a gas fired smokehouse with internal burner but Im wondering if I can put multiple fans in my smokehouse (I use wall registers for air in/out) to suck heat out or blow cooler air in. Something I am still thinking about.

Jim
 
Got one of these last week. Used it this weekend for a decent size Cook. Really easy to set up and use.
 
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