IDevice IGrill2 Thermometer

Discussion in 'Meat Thermometers' started by dudebrodude73, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. dudebrodude73

    dudebrodude73 Newbie

    Just curious if anyone had gotten their hands on the new Igrill2 meat thermometer. Looks pretty awesome...yet pricey. I currently use a maverick, but would like to have something integrated with my iphone so I don't have to carry 2 devices around.
  2. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

    I use it and I love it. I still use the maverick to gauge smoker temp and the I grill for the food temp. Love having it go right to my phone.
  3. stevenb

    stevenb Newbie

    How's the igrill2 holding up & working for you?
    I just saw big moe using it on tv & I wanted to look into it. I love the fact you can hook up 4 probes & check temps with my phone.
    I already have a maverick 733 but I have 2 smokers. I'm going to need add another thermostat.
  4. magicland

    magicland Newbie

    How are people using this when it just started shipping today? And why use this AND a Maverick? This can monitor the smoker temp as well with the optional ambient probe.
  5. I bought one a few days ago..said it shipped,and should arrive this Friday "June 6th"....I ordered the temp probe and three meat probes to use with my Yoder Wichita..will let you know if it shows up, and if it works!
  6. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Looking forward to your review! 
  7. Used my new igrill this weekend. Worked nice. Nothing fancy, a chart pops up on the iPad and displays temps on a graph. I paid $144.00 for the igrill with temp probe and three meat probes. I don't think it's a bad price for the features compared to others I have used like Mavericks. The only down side I noticed was there is not much of a display on the actual transmitter unit, so if your actually at your smoker with the ipad/iPod in the house, it's a bit difficult to read temps.

    For you science types, my tests were performed this past weekend for a neighborhood get together. Test subjects were two pork butts, then six racks of baby backs on my Yoder Wichita. Everything came out perfect, brought a slice of North Carolina to Ohio.
  8. how long are the probe wires.
  9. Wires are 4 feet long.
  10. bobrap

    bobrap Smoke Blower

    Does anybody have/use the Pro-Level Ambient Probe?  Just wondering if it's worth the money.  Can't you just use one of the meat probes?
  11. I've used the igrill twice since I got it two weeks ago. I would think you could use a meat probe as a temp probe, just be sure it's not laying on the grates.

    I hooked up a meat probe and the ambient probe and let them just measure the temp in my kitchen, and they were the same.
  12. bobrap

    bobrap Smoke Blower

    Thanks, Paul.  I'll try that before I buy it.
  13. boshawg

    boshawg Newbie

    I must say I like mine very much I have yet to cook with it but I have done a couple of test burns to learn how my smoker runs. The pro-level ambient probe works nice. I still have to learn the app there are lots of details and few instructions.
  14. I ordered the igrill2, will be here on the first. I cannot find where to buy the ambient temp probe. Everywhere is sold out. And their site does not have it up.
  15. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Igrill just released the Android app!!!
  16. richs050

    richs050 Newbie

    I ordered my igrill2 and ambient probe last night, should have it by this weekend [​IMG]

    Richard in NorCal
  17. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll be looking for a good review! After the last app update I haven't been able to get my iGrill to reconnect. Bums me out because it has been a champ. Guess I need to contact them about it and see what they say...
  18. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    In two minds about my iGrill2, the principal is great, but I have had probe recalls, which took an age to replace.

    The other issue I have with it is, I use with the iPhone, when you want to share or send the info, you only get what you see on the screen, only two readings not all four, so to send all readings it takes two attempts?

    Smokin Monkey
  19. Hi Guys

    Came across this thread after looking at the iDevices website. Was wondering,what is the difference between the igrill ambient temp probe and the pro meat probes?

    Is it just that the ambient probe is not pointed and comes with a grill clip? vs the pointed pro meat probe without a clip? is the probe diameter the same as the maverick's  ie can you use the maverick's grill clip to clip the idevices meat probe to your smoker?

    I am thinking of getting myself an igrill2 and am deciding between getting an extra ambient probe or an extra meat probe


  20. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The ambient probes are specifically designed to be used in higher temp environments. And give a more stable reading than if you were to use the meat probe as one. This is true for the Maveric also. I'd have to dig back in my old maverick stuff but somewhere in their manual they recommend using the ambient probe for that reason too. I too struggled with the what should I get when I ordered mine. Since I wanted to monitor two Mini-WSM smokers I decided to get two ambient probes to go with mine. It has worked out great. I very rarely need more than two meat probes. For when I do I bought a quick probe. My thinking here is that most like sized meat will be fairly close in temp to what is probed. I can take a quick reading to verify. I purchased a Thermowand by Lava Tools. Similar to a Thermapen but a lot less expensive. There are several threads here on these too.

    So in short yes there is a difference in the ambient probes and the meat probes so I would get an ambient probe. To save on shipping I'd also get the fourth probe. If you don't need to monitor multiple pit temps then get another meat probe.

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