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Post by mp4 » February 9th, 2018, 6:55 pm

I ordered mine and it showed up this afternoon. It took me a couple hours to get it connected to the wifi and I'll install it tomorrow on my mini and try it out. Does anyone have any tips or advice before I fire it up?



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Re: CyberQ

Post by YTQBBQINC » February 9th, 2018, 10:59 pm

I use one on the shelf(left) side of my smoker. Works pretty good. Only thing I don’t like about them is if you’re not actually connected to WiFi and basically using a closed network between your CyberQ and your device it disables your data access on whatever device you’re using.


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Re: CyberQ

Post by mp4 » February 10th, 2018, 10:19 am

1st argh of the day...the CyberQ only runs on 2.4 Ghz and the network that I installed to get to my shop is 5 Ghz.

Argh...

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Re: CyberQ

Post by mp4 » February 10th, 2018, 9:37 pm

1st cook with the CyberQ and I'm thoroughly impressed. I messed with temp adjustments between 225 and 250 and it made them almost flawlessly.

I still have to figure out all the bells and whistles that it has, but I'll save that for another day.

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Re: CyberQ

Post by Elmacho » February 11th, 2018, 3:21 am

Awesome. I’ve been anxious to pull the trigger on one. It is about that time :)


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Re: CyberQ

Post by Rodcrafter » February 11th, 2018, 7:14 pm

I like my cyber q the only way to make jerky for me. Blue tooth or web or manual it’s the best.


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Re: CyberQ

Post by cyberstrategist » August 6th, 2018, 8:23 am

I have the PartyQ and I like that I can control the temps with it as well as it does. I'm debating on what my next controller will be purchasing by end of year). There have been some new ones to the market since I bought mine.


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Re: CyberQ

Post by JKalchik » August 6th, 2018, 12:45 pm

May I very politely suggest to anybody considering one of these beasties to also consider the opensource HeaterMeter (support forum over at the Virtual Weber Bullet online forums: https://tvwbb.com/forumdisplay.php?85-H ... Controller .)


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Re: CyberQ

Post by Big T » August 7th, 2018, 7:44 pm

JKalchik wrote:
August 6th, 2018, 12:45 pm
May I very politely suggest to anybody considering one of these beasties to also consider the opensource HeaterMeter (support forum over at the Virtual Weber Bullet online forums: https://tvwbb.com/forumdisplay.php?85-H ... Controller .)
I've looked at the HM in the past and checked out some of the forums but I'm not very tech savvy and it seems like you have to build everything yourself. I think they have a lot to offer from what I've seen but I think for me, it's probably better to buy a unit that is ready to go right out of the box. I did see where you can buy them already soldered up but it appeared to me that I would still have to get all of the other components to have a complete system. It also seemed like I would need to do some configuring of the hardware with my PC once everything was built. I'm not criticizing them because I know a lot of guys love them, I'm just afraid I may never get the thing to work correctly.


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Re: CyberQ

Post by Dirtytires » August 7th, 2018, 11:05 pm

:yth:



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Re: CyberQ

Post by ajfoxy » August 7th, 2018, 11:19 pm

:yth: 2nd that... I'm a great fan of plug and play electronics.


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Re: CyberQ

Post by mp4 » August 8th, 2018, 6:56 am

I'm intrigued by the Heatermeter stuff and will probably delve into it some day because I do like to build my own stuff when time permits.



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Re: CyberQ

Post by JKalchik » August 8th, 2018, 7:21 am

I can't argue that if you're not a tinkerer, you don't want to mess with a HeaterMeter.


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Re: CyberQ

Post by Chromeski » August 8th, 2018, 7:00 pm

JKalchik wrote:
August 8th, 2018, 7:21 am
I can't argue that if you're not a tinkerer, you don't want to mess with a HeaterMeter.
Once built how much tinkering is involved?



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Re: CyberQ

Post by JKalchik » August 9th, 2018, 9:53 am

I was going to say some to quite a bit.... but the majority of it is actually in the web GUI. You can spend as much or as little time there as you want (or need.) If you're not interested in the flexibility aspect of that, then there's really no need to get an HM.

I was inside my HM's case for the first time in a year to install a new operating system a couple of weeks ago. That's more or less optional. The maintainer updates the software on a pretty regular basis, although a wholesale update like I performed isn't often required.

Another attraction (or detraction....) is the wide range of fan & damper assemblies to choose from, pretty much all with a standard cable. Choice here starts with what size of a pit you have, then goes on to personal choice.

In short, once it's set up, as much or as little tinkering as you want.


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Re: CyberQ

Post by rfuilrez » August 13th, 2018, 9:55 pm

I will put in another good word for the HeaterMeter. I’ve been rocking one for 2-3years now on my PBC and before that Weber kettle with slow n sear. I’m a tinkerer by nature though so it’s right up my alley. I’m one of the few people who run it with no fan. I use a custom designed flat opening damper that I designed and had printed for myself. I can’t stoke the fire as fast as some of the guys with fans can, but it controls the pit exactly like you would by hand. The PBC isn’t very good in the wind, but if I put a wind break around it, the HM will hold it +/- 2*. And I never really dialed in the PID settings.

Has served me well for the past couple years. I don’t tinker with it much anymore. I’ve built a couple now because I’m careless sometimes and forgot it in the rain once. The old Raapberry Pi died also so I upgraded to a new HM design and newer Pi.

I’m pretty sure you can buy all the things pre made from people on the forums. Dampers and fans and the HM itself. But a lot of it would be lost if you don’t intend on tinkering. Or care for the bells and whistles. There’s a lot more available in it than any of the commercial smoker controllers. And if you’re computer savvy you can get even more out of it.



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