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PITMASTER IQ120 Product Review

Product Review: IQ 120

Manufacturer: PitmasterIQ.com

Description:
Automatic Temperature and food temperature monitor for Charcoal Smokers (Weber Kettle, Weber Smokey Mountain models, Big Green Egg Smokers, Drum Smokers, etc.).

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Overview

This review will focus on the product features of the IQ120. The IQ120 is successor of the IQ110, which we reviewed here: http://www.bbqrevolution.com/pitmaster-iq-110-review/ . If you are not familiar with the IQ110, please read the review prior to continuing with this one.

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Green Mountain Grill’s Jim Bowie Review

I’ve been in the market for a pellet cooker from the moment I experienced the ease of use and quality of product turned out through Ryan’s own custom built ‘Timber Turd Burner’. While his is certainly unique and has some killer attributes you won’t find in any cooker on the face of this planet, I knew right then that I had to have one of my own. So, I embarked on a research project for which unit to choose.

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Kettle Pizza Review: BUY IT!

I was able to get my hands on something that I’ve been wanting to try for a very long time.  The Kettle Pizza attachment unit for the 22″ Weber Kettle Grill!  As you may know, pizza on the grill is one of my favorite things to cook and I’ve written a few articles about it here on BBQ Revolution.  Our family loves to eat pizza and I really don’t think there is any better way to eat it.

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Smokenator 1000 Product Review

As everybody knows, we swear by the Weber Kettle.  So, when we see something out there that may make it better we want to try it.  Ever skeptical in things that can make a perfect rig better we felt obligated to put it to the test.  If you started out like most of us you’ve done your time standing by the kettle feeding it a few briquettes every hour to run for long periods of time.  According to the claims on the website the Smokenator 1000 can run for 6 hours if ran per the instructions.

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Pitmaster IQ 110 – Review

Product Review: IQ 110

Manufacturer: PitmasterIQ.com

Description:
Automatic Temperature for Charcoal Smokers (Weber Kettle, Weber Smokey Mountain models, Big Green Egg Smokers, Drum Smokers, etc.). 

Our team discovered the impact automatic temperature control can do for your turn ins when we added Rock’s Stoker BBQ controller to our main rig last year.  Additionally, it gave us a chance to actually get some rest instead of monitoring our rig temp, fuel level, etc. This led us to consider adding a second stoker fan and adaptor kit for our Weber bullets.  In our search we stumbled upon the IQ110.  We were intrigued by the design, and reached out to John Kennington, owner of PitmasterIQ.com, for more product information. A few weeks later, we were sent a demo model to conduct a review, so here we go. 

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55 gallon drum smoker project

 
Last summer, I decided to undertake a project to convert a 55 gallon drum into a smoker. After researching many plans, I landed on a set of plans that called for the use of firebricks, mortar, diffusion plates, 22″ grates, door, knobs, magnets, casters, lots of cutting, drilling, welding, etc. Yep, I choose the most complicated plans I could find. While there were some advantages to this plan, the time, money, effort, and a few other cons outweigh the advantages. Below are some pics, followed by a pro vs con list, and a few ideas I have on a new design.  I lost about 1/2 the pics when I lost hard drive last year, but did find a few to give you an idea of finished product.

Construction overview:

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