One of the many reasons I love podcasting is that I learn so much from those I interview.  It’s been a consistent flow of new information now for the last 5 years!  I recently interviewed Ryan Parker (@TheRyankParker) of http://foodcraftsmen.com/ on Home Gadget Geeks 193 (http://theAverageGuy.tv/hgg193) and he recommend the IDevices IGrill Mini (click the link to find on Amazon) and ordered it right before Thanksgiving here in the US for $38.98. 

On show 193, I talked Ryan thru my special BBQ Bacon Wrapped Turkey method (https://theaverageguy.tv/2011/11/27/bbq-turkey-and-bacon-two-great-tastes-that-taste-great-together/) and asked him how I could take it up a notch.  The iGrill was his answer.

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The set up out of the box is really simple.  Pull the battery strip from the sending unit and everything is ready to go.  I unwound the probe and cable from it’s holder and plugged it into the sending unit.  Pushed firmly for a few seconds to turn the unit on.  There is an app from iDevices that needs to be installed on either your iPhone or Android phone.  After that was done, I connected the two via Bluetooth and the app.  Headed outside and put the probe in the Turkey on the left. (Important a bit later) and closed the lid.  Cooking temp on the BBQ was medium.

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There are some presets that can be done based on the type of meat you are cooking.  I used 170 degrees for Turkey.

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I shut the grill and went back inside and measured the cooking temps from inside.

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Side note:  I ran out of gas with about 30 minutes to go.  I am thankful for a place I could swap out my tank very quickly and get things back up and running.  No issues there.  I need a second tank bad!

The dip in temperature on the 4th picture is when I switch the probe from the turkey on the left and put it in the one on the right.  I guess one side of my grill is hotter than the other. I moved it over to the left and it quickly reached the correct temp.  Below are the finished results!  Serious YUM!

Full disclosure: I did not use the probe to cook the Bacon!

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There you have it.  The finished product.  I used it again at Christmas time to cook the Ham inside.  Worked great for that as well.

If you get one, love to hear how it worked for you.  jim@theAverageGuy.tv