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Offline Kitchen Commander

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Dual probe or single probe auber PID
« on: September 27, 2011, 07:55:30 am »
Just got my Bradley original yesterday and seasoned it last night.  I also picked up the Maverick ET-732 wireless thermometer.  I'm planning on adding the PID some time in the not to distant future.

I noticed on the Auber web site, they have 2 controllers for the Bradley.  One with a single probe for monitoring/controlling temperature of the smoke compartment only and another with dual probes for monitoring/controlling smoker temperature and temperature of meat.

Since I've already got a device for monitoring the meat temperature, is it overkill to get the dual probe PID, or is the extra control worth the extra $43.50 for the dual probe?  I don't mind spending the extra if a lot of folks think it's worth it.  I'm a gadget nut anyhow.  Friends are a little surprized that I use an infared thermometer when I grill to make sure my grates are the right temp for searing and grilling.

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Re: Dual probe or single probe auber PID
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2011, 08:08:36 am »

What the dual probe Auber gives you is the ability to program the heating temperature/times based on temperatures measured by the 2nd probe.

As in,  "heat at 225° until the meat probe registers 195°, then reduce smoker temperature to 180°".

It can get a lot more complex than that as well, for ramping temperatures for sausage, etc.

(I just have the single probe Auber)

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Re: Dual probe or single probe auber PID
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2011, 08:11:22 am »
Now that sounds like some awesome control!  That's got me leaning towards the dual probe so far.
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Re: Dual probe or single probe auber PID
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2011, 08:12:59 am »

I think it can even control the smoke generator...     Others will have to chime in on that.

It's definitely a powerful little gizmo.

Offline TestRocket

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Re: Dual probe or single probe auber PID
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2011, 08:21:43 am »
What squirt said! You won’t regret it!  ;D

Offline Kitchen Commander

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Re: Dual probe or single probe auber PID
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2011, 08:30:11 am »
Another nod towards the dual probe.
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Re: Dual probe or single probe auber PID
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2011, 08:35:23 am »
Dual probe all the way. And Auber stands behind their product also.

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Re: Dual probe or single probe auber PID
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2011, 09:03:48 am »
I have the dual-probe and as squirt said it does control the Bradley in each step(there are 6) by IT temp or time. It can also shut the unit down or go into a warming temp when your meat reaches the temp.

For example you can program it to run at 225F until the IT of the butt is 195F. Then when the butt is at a IT of 195F it can shut down or drop the cabinet temp down to say 150F to keep it warm in case you cannot pull it out right away.

It can also control the smoke generator. You can set two steps that activate the smoke generator by time or IT of meat.

For example you can set step one to pre-heat the cabinet temp to 225F. Then once that is reached you can have step two as your smoke program. Then after step two is over by temp or time it will shut off the generator. You can even have it come back on later in the smoke. There is a lot of control and IMHO worth the extra money ;D

Just remember to get the hanging temp probe and not the wall mounted one ;)
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Dual probe or single probe auber PID
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2011, 09:17:56 am »
DuAl probe.
I got the wall mount probe.   
What would be the pro's and cons between the 2?


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« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2011, 01:45:26 pm »
I got the dual probe free hanging.


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Re: Dual probe or single probe auber PID
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2011, 07:59:40 pm »
DuAl probe.
I got the wall mount probe.   
What would be the pro's and cons between the 2?
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With the hanging probe you can put the probe at the lowest rack with meat. The probe doesn't get in the way as the wall mount does. I ended up removing the wall probe, closing up of the hole and using it as a hanging probe. I then ended up buying a new hanging probe.
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Re: Dual probe or single probe auber PID
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2011, 02:03:21 pm »
Anyone have a link or something where I can purchase a pid and general prices

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« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2011, 02:42:25 pm »
Anyone have a link or something where I can purchase a pid and general prices
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=151&zenid=7c9be2360f0750dadaac53751a407ce8

This is for the dual PID. You can also see the others they offer by navigating in the link.


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Re: Dual probe or single probe auber PID
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2011, 09:01:39 pm »
Anyone have a link or something where I can purchase a pid and general prices

Here's a link to the Auber 1/16 DIN PID Temperature Controller (SSR control output) for $45.50. I have one installed in my SG box in the pic below.




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Re: Dual probe or single probe auber PID
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2011, 09:37:19 pm »
Anyone have a link or something where I can purchase a pid and general prices

Here's a link to the Auber 1/16 DIN PID Temperature Controller (SSR control output) for $45.50. I have one installed in my SG box in the pic below.



That looks great! My compliments. How does it wire in?
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