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On 10/1/2017 at 3:33 PM, John Setzler said:

I hope to be doing some first hand testing of it this coming week

Just a thought. A consideration you probably figured in to your testing. Moisture resistance.

 

We have all been caught in a wet situation during a long or short cook/smoke.

Then there's cookers like me that will cook unless it's a tornado or hurricane.

 

But electronics and water have been bad JuJu for me, in any arena. as an example, I was impressed with my Smoke unit that hung in after it was exposed to some heavy rain. Someone posted it was ISO something-water/dust resistant.

 

M.

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1 hour ago, dianlonyc2 said:

AWESOME!   I hope you are allowed to do an in-depth review of the product.   

 

What's your testing strategy?   I say go for the Brisket!  :)   

 

I have a lot of testing that I'll be doing with it before I ever use it to cook meat.  I will do an in-depth review and how-to video with this product when the time is right.

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On 2017-10-05 at 4:52 AM, John Setzler said:

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I started testing one yesterday.  I haven't gotten very far yet.  I hope to continue testing this evening or tomorrow...

 

I don't have answers to any questions yet...

 

 

 

It looks like they came-up with a new docking design.  I don’t remember seeing the bracket in the preliminary pictures on Facebook.

 

It’ll be interesting to see how the first round of testing goes.  

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1 hour ago, John Setzler said:

@Charcoal Addict

 

There have been a lot of changes since those preliminary photos... 

 

 

That is exciting. One of the worst aspects of using a blower is taking it off and putting out on. That looks like a great idea. If nothing else then I want that modified door but I doubt it will be available as a stand alone product. 

 

As for apps to control this thing, of they open it up to developers then there will be dozens of apps per platform. Let the market forces create competition and improvements. I get that it controls a fire, but there are many examples of other open source apps that do that and other dangerous or difficult things as well.

 

Any word on the basket for the coals that was shown earlier?

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15 hours ago, John Setzler said:

 

I have a lot of testing that I'll be doing with it before I ever use it to cook meat.  I will do an in-depth review and how-to video with this product when the time is right.

Can't wait for that! Well KJ should just place a piece of paper in the box of the iKamand with a link to your video of it.....Your reviews are on point!   

 

I came to the conclusion that my wireless probe (that I have had for years) is highly inaccurate. On a Butt -- probe said 165, but when I temp checked it was 190.  Soooooooo......I am holding out for one of these fantastic devices!  

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I hear you --- my wireless temp gauge is way off....want to buy a new one before I consider a pricey cook (Brisket)....but REALLY want to buy this in conjunction.   Hope we hear more about it soon.   AND  some great videos from John on how to best use it.  

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3 hours ago, dianlonyc2 said:

I hear you --- my wireless temp gauge is way off....want to buy a new one before I consider a pricey cook (Brisket)....but REALLY want to buy this in conjunction.   Hope we hear more about it soon.   AND  some great videos from John on how to best use it.  

 

 

You can cook a brisket with no problems without the help of an electronic temp control system.  

 

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3 hours ago, John Setzler said:

 

 

You can cook a brisket with no problems without the help of an electronic temp control system.  

 

 

Temp control yes --- but my internal temp monitor seems to be off like 20 degrees. This product should help in both areas.  PLUS I need to pick and choose my gadgets wisely or else I'll get "Tho LOOK" :) 

 

Now I'm waiting to see on YouTube a video that starts "Hey Guys....this John Setzler and this is the video you have all been waiting for" :)     

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2 hours ago, dianlonyc2 said:

 

Temp control yes --- but my internal temp monitor seems to be off like 20 degrees. This product should help in both areas.  PLUS I need to pick and choose my gadgets wisely or else I'll get "Tho LOOK"

 

If your dome thermo is accurate, I don't see why you'd have issues

Last brisket I cooked didn't have any fancy digital accessories or temp controllers

My KJ dome thermo, a watch and a toothpick is all you need

 

If you're super paranoid about internal temp, you can get analogue temp probes from the supermarket for under $10

Provided they're accurate, they'll do the job just fine

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I have a pocket probe which is accurate.  And my dome temp is spot on.  

 

But iKamand will help my paranoia with overnight cooks.  What if it goes out?  What if it gets too hot?   All small problems -- but cool to have a solution for them.  I like insurance on long cooks.....its all about mitigating the risk :)  

 

I agree -- its all bells and whistles...but it adds also to peace of mind -- my BBQ is out in my back and I have to unlock my door, unlock the driveway gate, unlock the backyard gate to get to.  As it gets colder....it would be great to monitor and control from inside until I am really needed (like to wrap) :)   

 

 

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