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    Is your pellet grill PID controlled?

    I have a Bradley 4-rack smoker that has an Auber Instruments PID Controller attached. Absolutely love it for temp control and programming different temps/times for excellent smoked meats. I recently added a Camp Chef Woodwind SG w/ Sear Box to my outdoor cooking equipment and wondered if there is a PID Controller available for my Woodwind.

    I called Auber Instruments and asked them if they had a PID controller for the Woodwind. Yes and no. They make a unit (SYL-2372/SYL-2372P) that would work, but it requires an electronics background to install. It is NOT a plug & play unit like my Bradley unit is.

    They also furnish on of their units to Savannah Stoker, a company that makes a controller replacement for pellet grills ($189.00). Auber Instruments does not sell that on their website. The Stoker is supposed to be a plug & play unit and is listed for Camp Chef but an adapter plate ($15.00) is required.

    So, are there any pelletsmoking.com members who have used a Savannah Stoker replacement controller on their pellet grill? Grill brand name not important, but if you did it on a CC, that would be even better.

    Bob Hicks, from Morman Mecca
    I'm 76 years young and going as hard as I can for as long as I can.
    “Free men don't ask permission to bear arms.” - Glen Aldrich

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    I had a Camp Chef DLX, the generation prior to your Woodwind. They are basically the same construction. I bought a PID from SmokeDaddy and used it quite successfully on the CC. Theirs is called a Pellet Pro PID. It also requires an adapter plate to fit the CC. It costs $179 with the plate.
    --Sam

    MAK 2 Star #3634
    Weber Summit E450 gasser
    Blackstone 17" griddle

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    Quote Originally Posted by sschorr View Post
    I had a Camp Chef DLX, the generation prior to your Woodwind. They are basically the same construction. I bought a PID from SmokeDaddy and used it quite successfully on the CC. Theirs is called a Pellet Pro PID. It also requires an adapter plate to fit the CC. It costs $179 with the plate.
    Did it replace the original built in controller or add to it?

    Bob Hicks, from Morman Mecca
    I'm 76 years young and going as hard as I can for as long as I can.
    “Free men don't ask permission to bear arms.” - Glen Aldrich

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    Replaced. SmokeDaddy also sells a complete retooling kit that includes PID, stainless steel fire pot, new igniter, new fan motor and new auger motor. I would think, however, that the PID controller (and it includes a new RTD probe) is sufficient for what you are seeking.
    --Sam

    MAK 2 Star #3634
    Weber Summit E450 gasser
    Blackstone 17" griddle

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    I will check them out next week along with the Savannah Stoker unit. thanks for the heads up on that.

    Bob Hicks, from Morman Mecca
    I'm 76 years young and going as hard as I can for as long as I can.
    “Free men don't ask permission to bear arms.” - Glen Aldrich

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    I don't have one, but everyone I know who has a Savannah Stoker loves them!
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    former owner - MAK 1 Star General #171
    22.5" Weber Performer with Stoven Pellet Grill attachment
    27 + year old 22.5" Weber Kettle (still works fine)
    Modified Horizontal Offset Smoker - used mainly for cold smoking.

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