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Hi all, just want to make a quick announcement on my 2nd controller project, the TempMaster Portable has now arrived in our Atlanta warehouse and ready for shipping. On this 2nd round of making a controller, we focused on portability. It carried over all the goodies from 1st gen but in a much more compact form. It'll keep a smoker steady for 20+ hours if powered by a 12v battery pack. We also designed a carry-all case so everything can be easily transported. I started making my own smoker controller 6 years ago as a hobby, it's now making a footprint in the smoking business and winning awards at industry tradeshows. Thanks for all the supports from this forum, i learned a lot. You can find more info on this controller at BBQube.us

Happy Smoking!

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Just curious - 

 

What is the maximum temperature ratings for the different probes? 

 

Is this unit water proof or does the case act as a water proof case when in use? 

 

Is there an instruction manual that can be download for both the controller and Kamado-grill? 

 

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1 hour ago, ckreef said:

Just curious - 

 

What is the maximum temperature ratings for the different probes? 

 

Is this unit water proof or does the case act as a water proof case when in use? 

 

Is there an instruction manual that can be download for both the controller and Kamado-grill? 

 

so all these probes are resistor type of probes and they'll max out around 600 to 700 degrees. We're putting in a thermocouple probe in our new Kamado-Go grill (it'll have a built-in digital thermometer!) thermocouple can go over 1200 degrees. 

the unit is not water proof but will work in the rain. It can also stay in the case and you can have the lid cover over it, that's how I use it. 

The manual for the controller is downloadable from our website and I'm still working on the Kamado-Go grill's manual. That'll be available for download this week.

 

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1 hour ago, O C said:

In the market for a controller, this looks really good!

I have one of the first gen controllers and it works good.  I just did a pork butt cook from Sunday night 10PM - Monday 2:30PM in my Akorn it gave me 0 problems.  The bluetooth range for monitoring isn't the greatest and my older S8 doesn't like to stay connected as well as my S10 does, but I have no complaints with the actual temperature control portion.  I always run a different bluetooth probe setup that has higher range anyway and they both are always within a couple of degrees of each other.  I wonder how long that battery pack would run my first gen controller.

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Me too lol. While researching controllers found out a year ago i was looking into the original. But got sidetracked onto the Traeger 575. Which has been a great grill, but grilling is a journey and there are many paths, so now I have a new one :)

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Received the unit this afternoon. Did a thorough cleaning of the Akorn this morning, wasn't as bad as I thought it would be since its been sitting idle on the deck for the past 6 or 7 months.

First impressions are very good. Easy to setup, been running at level temps (225, then 350 then 400) for the past 4 hours. I had cleaned the grate and was basically reseasoning and doing a burn in. Potatoes on now, our go to chicken thighs on shortly.

Only minor issues, I did not notice that the main page of the website had a $10 off coupon code which wasn't obvious on the product page, so I missed out on that. Also I had to remove the left side screw to get the adapter on, so I'm not sure how easy it will be to switch it out if I don't want to use it. Video shows someone just kinda popping it in but I could not do that.
I'll be giving it all another once over tomorrow, grilled veggies and ribeyes. Looking forward to a pork butt cook later this week.

Hey Daz, let me know if there is a way to make up that missed coupon, I'd love to have the Akorn Jr adapter (should have ordered that along with the unit!).

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After putting a slight curve in the adapter plate it now inserts and removes easily. The grill cooled off fine just turning off the fan, but i'll prefer to have it cool down without leaving the unit in place.

The storage case is nice. I already have an inverter for my EGO powertool batteries, so I have plenty of portable power. 

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