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How the heck do the BBQ Gurus (DigiQ, etc.) work?


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Joined Feb 23, 2010
I'm very intrigued by these. But I'm still a little confused as to what they are or how they work. Is it basically a temperature regulator? How does it work? Also, does it only work for charcoal, or does it work for propane cookers also? I just got a new Master Forge propane unit from Lowe's. Haven't even assembled it yet. But if this thing keeps the heat consistent like an oven, I think I might like to try it out. I did a quick search on the site but couldn't find much on their basic function and info. Thanks for any help.



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They work by controlling the air flow to the smoker. When the temp goes down they push in air, when the temp goes up they shut down the air flow. I don't know if they have a model for propane. If they do I would imagine it would control the gas flow to the burner & adjust the flame. 

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