This plug-and-play PID temperature controller is for controlling the temperature of the Bradley Smoker, Brinkmann Smoker and other electric smokers. The original temperature control mechanism of the Bradley Smoker is unstable and inaccurate.
For the same dial position, the smoking temperature can vary significantly depending on content in the smoker, the ambient temperature, the wind speed, the ambient humidity, and even the direction of sunshine. This controller uses a PID algorithm to automatically adjust power to the heater, in order to compensate for these disturbances. This temperature control can hold the smoking temperature to within one degree precision. Operating the temperature controller is easy: plug the smoker to the socket of the controller on the back, drop the sensor into smoker from the top venting hole, turn on the controller and smoker, and set the cooking temperature and timer.
When finished, the alarm will tell you the food is ready. This model has a 6-step programmable temperatures function. It can set each step of smoking to different temperatures and durations. The duration of each step can be set from 0.1 hour to 99.9 hour.
This function is useful for recipes that need to start at low temperatures and finish at higher temperatures. For example: You can program the temperature to start at 120 °F for 1.5 hour of smoking, increase to 132 °F for 2.5 hours and finish at 175 °F for 1 hour for smoked salmon (see pictures of my results below). It will save you time waiting by the smoker to change the settings manually when each step is finished. This new model, WS-1211GPH, replaces the previous WS-1200 C PH.
The G series controller made several important improvements and enhancements over the C series controller. 1 Improved durability for the sensor probe. The new sensor is more moisture-resistant, with larger temperature range, and more durable cable and plug.
The sensor is immersible in water and can also be used for Sous Vide cooking. 2 A memory function that allows customers to store up to 8 temperature profiles for different recipes. 3 A function key that can turn off the program mode if users only want to cook at single set temperature without using timer. One original free hanging sensor (WS-SENSOR10) is included.It can feed through the venting hole and provide very accurate temperature reading. Holding the temperature at 140F. The temperature profile is programmed to start at 120 °F for 1.5 hour of smoking, rise to 132 °F for 2.5 hours and finish at 175 °F for 1 hour. The recipe is from Kummok. Front view of the controller with free hanging temperature probe.
Back view of the controller. 100 to 240 VAC 50 /60 Hz.
12A for 120VAC(1200 W), 8A for 240VAC(2000 W). PID, PI, PD or P.Built-in optically isolated solid state relay with zero voltage crossing switching. 4 mm diameter x 40 mm long.
6 steps with 0.1 to 99.9 hours for each step. 1 °C or 1 °F. 0-200 °C, or 32-392 °F. 5 C (9 F) above ambient with smomker generator off, 22 °C (40 °F) above ambient with smoker generator on. X3x6.7 inch (150x80x170 mm) WxHxD.
2.2 lb (1.0 kg) without power cord. Note 1 For Bradley Digital Smoker owners, an extra power cord is needed if you are going to run the smoker for longer than 13 hr.
You can use a regular computer power cord of your own. 5-15P to C13 power cord. 2 For international orders, a US power cord is included.
Users can splice the connector of the cord to a power strip outlet that meets the local standard for the output. For the input, the controller has standard IEC 320 C13/14 socket. Users can use a computer power cord that meets the local standard to power it. The item "Programmable PID Controller for Electric Smoker" is in sale since Wednesday, November 11, 2009.This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Surveillance & Smart Home Electronics\Other Smart Home Electronics". The seller is "auberinstruments" and is located in Alpharetta, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.