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The Science Behind Better BBQ
Temperature Control

The best BBQ is tender, juicy, and delicious. Cooking to that kind
of perfection is only possible with low and even temperatures.

Low, Slow & Steady!

The best BBQ is tender, juicy, and delicious. Achieving that kind of perfection is only possible when you can precisely control your cooking time and temperature. From beginners to the most seasoned BBQ pitmasters, these two factors remain the biggest challenges in outdoor cooking.

When you master cooking at precise, even temperatures over a set period of time, the tough, chewy protein fibers in meat called collagen transform incredibly to the tender, tantalizing, and amazingly delectable BBQ we all crave.

The problem is that trying to control temperature with most grills and smokers is very difficult. Here’s an example of unmanaged temperature fluctuations in a normal cooker.

It’s nearly impossible to cook great BBQ with those kinds of unstable temperature swings. Because of this, many frustrated people end up with tough, dried out meat that no one enjoys.

That’s why the minds at BBQ Guru invented a revolutionary line of high-tech devices that provide you with the automated precision of oven-like temperature control in outdoor cooking and food temperature tracking that, until now, has never before been possible.

Simply attach your Guru control to your cooker, set your desired temperature, and, almost like magic, it consistently maintains your target temperature so that in no time, you will be making the best BBQ you ever have for your family and friends.

The original Guru inventor was a thermodynamic engineer who combined his extensive knowledge of science with his love for BBQ cooking to develop products that make great BBQ easy for everyone.

All three of Guru’s controls start with the same core function. A high precision digital thermometer placed inside the cooker continually monitors the ambient temperature. It sends these readings back to the main control unit that measures and analyzes all temperature fluctuations. Using proprietary algorithms, it then regulates a specially calibrated, oscillating, fan blade system that feeds just the right amount of oxygen into the cooker. This increases or decreases the intensity of your charcoal’s heat to create your perfect temperature.

Controlled Air Flow for Precise Temperature

Set ideal cooker temperatures
Probes constantly take precise readings
Fan circuitry provides air flow

All three of Guru’s controls start with a high precision digital thermometer placed inside the cooker. It sends these readings back to the main control unit that measures temperature fluctuations. It then regulates a specially calibrated fan blade system that feeds just the right amount of oxygen into the cooker. This increases or decreases the intensity of your charcoal’s heat to create your perfect temperature.

BBQ DigiQ with Weber Smoker

 

Whether you’re just thinking of starting the hobby of BBQ or you’re a pro pitmaster, the cutting edge technology from BBQ Guru’s controls makes great outdoor cooking easier than ever before.

BBQ Guru’s entry level control, the PartyQ, runs on AA batteries and provides temperature control for most small and medium-sized cookers. Because it’s portable, it’s great for your backyard, tailgates, picnics, camping, or the beach, or wherever life takes you and your BBQ.

The DigiQ also adds a digital food thermometer that constantly track your meat’s internal temperature so you can easily pull your food off the heat at the exact moment it reaches its peak of perfection!

The CyberQ comes with three digital food thermometers and is WiFi enabled so you can monitor and control your cook temperatures and watch up to three food temperatures from the convenience of your smartphone, tablet, or PC. It can even notify you by e-mail or text message when your meat is ready.

COMPARE THE DIFFERENT BENEFITS

BBQ Guru Controls

Control Unit PartyQ
# of pit probes 1
# of food probes 0
Open Lid Detection
Ramp Feature
Compatible Fans BUILT-IN FAN
Ability to power two fans
Included Power FOUR AA BATTERIES
Colors GREY
Control Remotely NO
Control Unit DigiQ
# of pit probes 1
# of food probes 1
Open Lid Detection
Ramp Feature
Compatible Fans PIT VIPER (MEDIUM)
OR PIT BULL (LARGE)
Ability to power two fans
Included Power 120/240V AC TO 12V DC
Colors BLACK, GREEN
Control Remotely NO
Control Unit CyberQ
# of pit probes 1
# of food probes 3
Open Lid Detection
Ramp Feature
Compatible Fans PIT VIPER (MEDIUM)
OR PIT BULL (LARGE)
Ability to power two fans
Included Power 120/240V AC TO 12V DC
Colors GREY
Control Remotely YES WITH WE-ENABLED
DEVICE

Pit Probe
This is a temperature probe that is placed on your food grate in your cooker or smoker that measures the cooking temperature.

Food Probe
This is a temperature probe that is placed in your food that measures the temperature of your food.

Open Lid Detection
A feature that detects if you open the lid, which can cause large fluctuations in temperature. This is a benefit because it can more regularly manage a consistent temperature.

Ramp Mode
When turned on, this mode identifies when your food is coming up to your desired temperature. It then shuts off the fan so your food does not overcook.

Fans
Depending on cooker type or controller, you may need our Pit Viper (medium-sized fan) or our Pit Bull (largest fan).

*The PartyQ comes with its own built-in fan.

Ability to Power Two Fans
On a cooker with a firebox larger than 18x18, you may need two of our Pit Bull fans. Both the DigiQ DX2 and the CyberQ Wifi have the capability to control two fans.

Included Power
The PartyQ is the only control that operates on AA batteries. The other two models ship with an AC (household) to 12v DC adaptor.

Colors
Our DigiQ DX II product line is available in two stylish colors.

Control Remotely
Our CyberQ WiFi product allows you to control and adjust the temperature control unit from anywhere that has Internet connectivity. Or you can directly link your CyberQ WiFi with your compatible mobile device.