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    It's an igrill2 originally by idevices but now owned by Weber. You can see it on the shelf in the first picture. Can handle up to 4 probes, I have an ambient temp or grill temp probe with a grate clip and 2 meat probes. Yes you leave it in while cooking but only for lower temp, it fizzles out at about 500 degrees and could burn up the probes. It connects via Bluetooth to the free app on a smartphone or tablet and can be monitored anywhere in Bluetooth range and it also has a Apple Watch app. I usually set up the grill temp probe with a temp range that warns you if the temp gets too high or low, and then set the meat probes for the target temp, it warns you when you are within 10 degrees and again when done. Some people have had issues with the igrill2 because of Bluetooth connectivity and range, but I have an iPhone 7 plus and my grill is in my side yard and I can go anywhere in my smallish house and get a decent signal. Right now the most popular one in reviews is the Thermoworks Smoke, it has just 2 probes but has a base unit and receiving unit, uses radio frequency so larger range and don't need a smart phone. It is very similar to the Maverick units that BBQ people love but Maverick probes are problematic and easy to damage, thermoworks seems to have much better probes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete W View Post
    It's an igrill2 originally by idevices but now owned by Weber. You can see it on the shelf in the first picture. Can handle up to 4 probes, I have an ambient temp or grill temp probe with a grate clip and 2 meat probes. Yes you leave it in while cooking but only for lower temp, it fizzles out at about 500 degrees and could burn up the probes. It connects via Bluetooth to the free app on a smartphone or tablet and can be monitored anywhere in Bluetooth range and it also has a Apple Watch app. I usually set up the grill temp probe with a temp range that warns you if the temp gets too high or low, and then set the meat probes for the target temp, it warns you when you are within 10 degrees and again when done. Some people have had issues with the igrill2 because of Bluetooth connectivity and range, but I have an iPhone 7 plus and my grill is in my side yard and I can go anywhere in my smallish house and get a decent signal. Right now the most popular one in reviews is the Thermoworks Smoke, it has just 2 probes but has a base unit and receiving unit, uses radio frequency so larger range and don't need a smart phone. It is very similar to the Maverick units that BBQ people love but Maverick probes are problematic and easy to damage, thermoworks seems to have much better probes.
    Almost bought me one of those a few weeks ago but didn't, may need to go back and get one. Does it come with 4 probes or do you have to by some separately?

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    Introduced soy sauce to my grill this week with both pork and chicken and so far so good on the feedback.

    Goes great with garlic and onion powder! ENJOY

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete W View Post
    It's an igrill2 originally by idevices but now owned by Weber. You can see it on the shelf in the first picture. Can handle up to 4 probes, I have an ambient temp or grill temp probe with a grate clip and 2 meat probes. Yes you leave it in while cooking but only for lower temp, it fizzles out at about 500 degrees and could burn up the probes. It connects via Bluetooth to the free app on a smartphone or tablet and can be monitored anywhere in Bluetooth range and it also has a Apple Watch app. I usually set up the grill temp probe with a temp range that warns you if the temp gets too high or low, and then set the meat probes for the target temp, it warns you when you are within 10 degrees and again when done. Some people have had issues with the igrill2 because of Bluetooth connectivity and range, but I have an iPhone 7 plus and my grill is in my side yard and I can go anywhere in my smallish house and get a decent signal. Right now the most popular one in reviews is the Thermoworks Smoke, it has just 2 probes but has a base unit and receiving unit, uses radio frequency so larger range and don't need a smart phone. It is very similar to the Maverick units that BBQ people love but Maverick probes are problematic and easy to damage, thermoworks seems to have much better probes.
    The smoke is what I will be replacing my broken maverick with. I've had two mavericks and they are great for the price, but the probes are somewhat problematic unless you take extremely good care of them and it's such a pain in the rear to set the alarms that I don't even use that function. Thermoworks makes a great product so I figure I'll give them a try. I have heard great things about the Igrill as well.

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    I got my igrill2 with the two meat probes for $49, that's how it usually comes, idevices used to have special packs with 4 but they sold it to Weber. I got the grill temp probe direct from idevices. Most places have the igrill2 now with 2 meat probes for $99, and can get a grill temp probe for $14.99 from Home Depot. It works great for me but I have heard and read complaints on Bluetooth range, doesn't affect me

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    I have a thermoworks thermopop instant read thermometer I got for $19.99 from Amazon, works great even bent it in my pocket by mistake and was able to straighten it out mostly ����‍♂️. All the BBQ guys rave over the smoke, the guy on Baby Back Maniac YouTube channel loved it and gave it a great review over a Maverick, same with John Setzler that runs Kamado Guru and Man cave Meals / Kamado Joe cooking videos

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    Tossed a pork shoulder on last night around 10:30 to make some pulled pork for family of a good friend of mine that passed away last week. When I went to sleep the Akorn was sitting at 225, woke up this morning and it was still chugging along at 225. I'm through the stall now and expect to hit the 205 internal temp range by 3pm, likely earlier. Let the lil piggy nap for a couple hours then tear it apart and send it on it's way.

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    Oh and to those looking for a thermometer, Thermoworks has a 15% site wide sale at the moment. I ordered the smoke to replace my maverick this morning.

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