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Fireboard w/Fan control - first impressions

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by aucivil, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. aucivil

    aucivil Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Already had the Smoke w/ Gateway but wanted a fan so I got a Fireboard with fan control cable and fan. Controlling the temp via app with the combined graphs adds a lot of fun to the cook process. Once I got some stuff figured out - the temps held very steady. Little trouble at the end with my charcoal grates getting clogged but that's the cook not the cooker. Still have a lot to learn (new to fans) but this appears to be a good path.

    Had some issues getting the Fireboard and my Turbo2 Phone talking via Bluetooth. Fireboard Customer service gets an A+. They worked with me like it mattered and we got it working. FYI - Turn the Location slider on.
     
  2. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Glad to hear it's working so well, I've been tempted to get the fan wire, since I already have a BBQ Guru fan.
    Al
     
  3. aucivil

    aucivil Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Update:
    For the first few test I used Kingsford regular. Worked okay but had to keep the grates cleaned out every few hours. Tried some B&B Oak lump and it was flawless. Filled up my SNS and dumped a few hot coals on one end. Dialed it in at 250 and the Fireboard with fan kept it basically flat-lined for 10 hours. Ended the test because it started to rain but there wasn't much coal left anyway.

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  4. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Why was the Mode on Off? Should have been auto..No?
    Dan
     
  5. oldsmokerdude

    oldsmokerdude Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Dan, looks like it was after his test cook/smoke. Just showing a picture of the graph.

    Looks like great temp control with the controller. I'm a big fan of Fireboard, use it for the thermometers. I cook on a pellet so don't really have a use for the fan controller. However I think it pretty cool that the fan controller and 6 probes are rolled into one unit.

    Thanks very much for sharing.
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What Fireboard controller did you use in this test... Awesome results...
     
  7. danbono

    danbono Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi I believe there is only one Fireboard controller.
    Dan
     
  8. aucivil

    aucivil Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    This was after the session had ended. It was set to auto for the cook.
     
  9. aucivil

    aucivil Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    There is only one fireboard control unit but there are two different fan control cables (with and without speaker).