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kj4yf
11-16-2010, 11:51 AM
I am not happy with the temp flucuations in the 1400. Does anyone know if the Auber Dual Probe WSD1202CPHa will work with this Smoker?

BillyBob
11-17-2010, 09:47 AM
Kj4yf...I don't know about that probe...I use a Maverick ET-73 probe. It is a dual probe that measures internal temp and meat temp. I run the wires down through the hole in the top...it's remote and works great.

BillyBob

Northern Q
04-10-2011, 08:09 PM
I am looking at the auber WSD 1203 chp as it is not set up for the Bradley

you can plug the 1400 into the unit and plug the auber into the power and you can the control the heat fluctuations to within a couple of degrees so i am ordering one and going to try it out they are 185.00 dollars but i think it will be worth it


northernQ

josheupmi
07-17-2011, 08:33 PM
Hey northern, just wondering how the auber pid worked out for you. And also do you have to dissconnect the factory temp control before you plug into the auber unit. Thanks, Josh

mneeley490
07-18-2011, 02:48 PM
I have been looking at that Auber WSD 1203 for another smoker I have. Would appreciate any update. Thanks!

AceofSpd
10-10-2011, 12:02 AM
Just installed syl 2342 from Auber. It holds the temp within 2 degrees. The problem is that the element is not on long enough to create smoke. The controller anticipates the change in temp even on initial heat up, and starts regulating almost immediately. You will not over shoot your set point but the heating element is never on long enough to start the wood on fire. If you use the on/off mode, you still must set it for 10 degrees of tolerance which will over shoot by 30 degrees on first cycle. I am going to try wood chips instead of chunks. Or after 3 or 4 hours of smoke, I will change to auto mode to finish cooking. Also I am going to change the prob from sticking straight out from the back to a hook mount that I will hang from a rack in the high middle of the smoker. I have learned that the original placement of the prob could be a very dead spot as there is so much mass to heat or cool down,with little air flow. I have learned that moving the original temp thermo couple, might have saved me the trouble.
Then again, maybe that is what is necessary to keep the heat on long enough to burn the wood.
As a sausage maker, I can not have the temp higher than the melting point of fat.

cghefner
03-27-2012, 10:10 AM
I am also considering the auber dual probe plug n play model.

AceofSpd: How did it work when you switched to wood chips. What temp were you targeting when you said the wood would not burn?

Anyone else have any luck with this controller?

cghefner
03-27-2012, 10:10 AM
I am looking at the auber WSD 1203 chp as it is not set up for the Bradley

you can plug the 1400 into the unit and plug the auber into the power and you can the control the heat fluctuations to within a couple of degrees so i am ordering one and going to try it out they are 185.00 dollars but i think it will be worth it


northernQ

How did it work for you?

Northern Q
07-22-2012, 09:11 PM
we have had one on our 1400 since early this spring and it keeps the heat just perfect, there is no temperature swing, it operates plus or minus about 3 degrees

we will take a picture and show you all the setup later this week

never would go without it now Northern Q

Northern Q
07-29-2012, 02:37 PM
Please note the attached picture we use the auber pid set up for the bradley smoker as you can set up to six steps with it and we have found that as the temperature does not fluxuate at all it cuts the time by quite a bit, yesterday we 6 pounds of st louis style and they were done in a tad over 4 hours the outside temperature was 60 degrees and the ribs had sat with rub on them for 24 hours prior to putting in the smoker works great

Northern Q


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TBSguy
09-10-2012, 09:30 PM
Hello NQ,

I am just installing an Auber dual PID in a smoker similar to the 1400. Have you needed to change the PID setting from the factory Bradley setting?

I.E.

P = 70
I = 600
D= 150

I haven't played with it much, but if I don't have to re-invent the wheel...

Thanks,
TBSguy

DReeves
01-16-2013, 09:00 AM
Northern Q,

I have some questions about how the Auber controls temp. How is it connected to your SmokinTex so that it controls temp?

AceofSpd
01-16-2013, 10:21 AM
Northern Q,

I have some questions about how the Auber controls temp. How is it connected to your SmokinTex so that it controls temp?

I purchased the controller with the built in sst controller. The rating was just high enough for the single burner. I took an amp reading before I purchased it. But it turns out that the simple on/off mode works better than the actual PID control. The control is so worried about over shooting the temp that it starts turning off the heat long before the set temp is reached. More importantly, the burner doesn't run long enough to produce smoke. I just set mine to operate plus or minus 5 degrees and it works great, usually plus 1 or 2 degrees. Way better than stock of +/- 20 degrees.
I am going to purchase the AUBER that has the single display line and a meat probe to turn the whole system off when internal temp is reached. I have had it with these cheap remote thermometers.

djousma
01-16-2013, 08:43 PM
Northern Q,

I have some questions about how the Auber controls temp. How is it connected to your SmokinTex so that it controls temp?

DReeves,

I did this conversion too. Extremely happy with the results. Here is a link (http://smokintex.com/forums/showthread.php?382-Upgraded-my-1400-to-a-Digital-temperature-controller&p=2268#post2268) to my conversion with some photos. There is a parts list with links too for most of it from Auber. problem with the plug-n-play from auber, is that your smokin tex thermostat is still in-line, so if it is low now, the auber will be low too.

My problem started because the stock thermostat was 20-30 degrees low. No way to recalibrate.

DReeves
01-17-2013, 03:24 PM
Thanks, Djousma,

I really like things simple. And I like that my SmokinTex 1500 works well, just the way it is, no mods :)

I'm happy yours is working for you

djousma
01-18-2013, 07:57 AM
Sorry, mis-interpreted your questions about the auber as interest in doing something different.

DReeves
01-18-2013, 08:56 AM
To be fair to you, I was asking to see if this option might be simple to implement.... so you were not off base.

I simply changed my mind after reading your description. No harm no foul!

Racing66
12-24-2015, 03:21 PM
Northern Q How has your smoker continued to work with the plug n play unit? Is there a way to change out the stock sensor to update it to be more accurate one?

I am debating on getting a plug n play unit for my 1400 or building a PID SSR system for mine. I like the plug in play where I can have multiple stages of temps for when doing sausage n so forth.

EFGM
05-06-2016, 07:02 AM
Concerning the Dual probe...
Curious if anyone has wall mounted the probe permanently and if so did you mount it horizontally with the back wall as the stock probe is or did you just have it stick straight in.
Thanks