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