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Hoosier Daddy

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The New Wifi Controler
« on: February 11, 2018, 08:47:03 PM »

How many of you current RT680 owners are going to purchase the new fancy wifi controler when it comes out?  I watched the Facebook videos of how it works and although I do like the new display with the dial temp settings the wifi doesn't really interest me.  I have a Thermoworks Smoke when I need to monitor temps but here lately I haven't even bothered using it. I just set the pit to the temp I want and put the meat on. I feel I've gotten "dialed in" to the pit enough to where about an hour before I think the meat should be done I just go check it with my Theremopen.

BUT......at $99 for the limited time upgrade I'm still tempted just to have the latest & greatest. 

How about you?

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Re: The New Wifi Controler
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2018, 09:46:18 PM »

I'm in for $99.  I like that it's a dial rather than pushbutton and meat probes will be nice.

Also, the Lo setting is now the minimum feed rate so rather than trying to maintain 180 it could go lower than 180. 

I always use a probe with butts or briskets so I have a general idea of when it's getting close to wrapping and then being done.  Having it all in one app will be convenient. 

One other use for me is smoking at low heat and then increasing to 400+.  I do this with wings.  I'll smoke for 90 minutes and then turn it up to high heat to crisp the skin.  Being able to do that remotely will be nice as my pit is downstairs on the patio. 

None of this is absolutely necessary but I'll do it for $99.
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Re: The New Wifi Controler
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 10:40:08 AM »

I will def get it for the wifi capabilities.  I have a GMG i use 90 % of the time because of the wifi.  The rectec cooks more evenly so I cant wait for the wifi controller
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Re: The New Wifi Controler
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 12:03:31 PM »

I'm Also going to be upgrading to the wifi controller. It will be nice to have the ability to monitor and adjust temperatures remotely.
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Re: The New Wifi Controler
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 01:09:03 PM »

I plan to whenever they hurry up and get them in.
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Re: The New Wifi Controler
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2018, 01:30:59 PM »

I plan to whenever they hurry up and get them in.

I was told end of Spring.  Needs to be here asap
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Re: The New Wifi Controler
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 12:19:06 AM »

Iíll definitely do it for $99
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Re: The New Wifi Controler
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 11:56:42 AM »

In case anyone is wondering... the question came up about if you can use the new Rec Tec controller  via local WiFi only ( no internet ), so I asked Rec Tec and was told , that you need to have internet connection to remotely use the new controllers.
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Re: The New Wifi Controler
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 04:34:34 PM »

I have the 680 and I am also looking forward to the new controller rolling out.  For $99, I am in no question.
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Re: The New Wifi Controler
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2018, 04:33:10 AM »

I'm in also!!

Even if I have to camp out in front of their Augusta warehouse to be first in line. ;D
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