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Pitmaster iq110 vs stoker/guru

Discussion in 'Slicers, Grinders, Tools, Equipment' started by ray, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. ray

    ray Newbie

    The air hose type fan connection of the Pitmaster IQ 110  looks like it would be better in rain or snow with the control unit (fan) under cover. Has anyone tried to adapt a similar type of hose hookup for a Guru or Stoker fan?
  2. SFLsmkr1

    SFLsmkr1 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I have a friend who has the IQ110 and he really likes it. I been thinking on one for my Meadow Creek
  3. rack em bbq

    rack em bbq Newbie

    I recently purchased the pitmaster iq110. It worked great the first 3 times I used it. I decided to use it at a kcbs bbq competition on my wsm. I turned the unit on to 250 degrees. I walked away to prepare some meat and came back to a smoker temp of 330 degrees(that according to the wsm temp gauge and the 2 maverick probes inside the smoker).I removed the unit for the cook. I contacted the maker  for a replacement probe since I thought that was the reason. I was told it could not be broken and the unit was fine. If I wanted to test it, set my oven to 250 and place the probe inside. I did this and the unit said the temp was low and the fan continued to run. I sent them a video of this process and was told my oven must be running at the wrong temp, but I could send the unit back for them to test it at my own cost. This thing is not worth the money, and the customer service from Matt is horrible. They have yet to acknowledge that maybe their product is faulty in some way.
  4. I've read that this firm will take a "return" and give you back 50% of your original investment!

    Any company that will not take back a return, for ANY reason, is not worth dealing with.

    As consumers we should be able to return an item "just because we don't like it", or because "it doesn't work like it wanted it to", and so on.

    That said, I am "still" looking for a good temp controller for a WSM.
  5. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Smoking Fanatic

    which firm?
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have a guru and am very happy with it...

  7. Because the Guru only uses one of the airflow holes, do you  ever

    notice uneven cooking?

    Is it as fool proof as put on the butt or brisket and go to bed without

    worrying about the fire getting too hot or too cool?

    I use a Maverick which beeps me when this happens, but that';s my gripe -

    I get beeped and have to wake up!
  8. The company that makes the pitmaster iq110...

    I've read that they are REALLY difficult to deal with,

    on returns.
  9. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You could learn alot about the iq110 episodes  by using the handy dandy search tool...

    Things have changed and the owner has posted here..

    Look at some of my cooking threads and you will know why I like the guru so much..

      Have a great day!!

  10. jerseydrew

    jerseydrew Smoking Fanatic

    no one likes the Rock's stoker? that's the one i like and am leaning towards getting.
  11. I realize the original thread is nearly a year old but....thought I'd add:  I used to have a pitmaster but sold it.  I did notice uneven burning so I learned to put the lit on the oposite side of the unlit from the blower adapted vent.  The fire burned towards the blower adapted vent.  I did like the method of covering the entire vent the pitmaster uses to attach to the cooker vs the others that only use one vent hole.

    I was never comfortable enought with it to set it and forget it like the guys do with the Guru and Stoker.  I heard Auber has a good reputation as well.  I would get spikes like described early in this thread so I did not trust it enough to sleep.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012