BBQ Guru releases the CyberQ remote temperature control, lets you fry those steaks from a distance

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Fire. Meat. Beer. The recipe for a barbecue has barely changed since the start of recorded time, but that doesn't mean technology can't get in on the party. BBQ Guru has released the CyberQ WiFi, a wirelessly enabled temperature control that lets you fiddle with your griddle using a mobile device. You can relinquish your spot in charge of the fire but still control how rare your steak will come out (when someone else goes and gets it). Even better, if you nod off during the Superbowl, it'll send you an email alert thanks to its built-in web server. It'll install onto most standard grill / smoker types and will set you back $295 with an additional fan and grill adapter and is available from today.

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The BBQ Guru Announces Release of the CyberQ Wi-Fi

Experts Deliver the World's First and Only BBQ Temperature Control that Connects Directly to Wi-Fi Enabled Devices

WARMINSTER, Pa., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBQ Guru, maker of the world's most accurate temperature controls for charcoal BBQs, today announced the release of the newest and most technologically sophisticated product in their line of temperature control devices, The CyberQ Wi-Fi. Like the other temperature control devices that BBQ Guru offers, the CyberQ Wi-Fi regulates the temperature of charcoal grills and smokers with incredible accuracy but can be controlled directly from any Wi-Fi enabled device or through any internet browser via a home router.

"BBQers around the world will be able to set, change, and monitor the temperature of their charcoal cookers from their smartphones or computers," said Director of Marketing, Bob Trudnak. "We pride ourselves on being on the cutting edge of BBQ technology. We are changing the way people barbeque and our controls make it easy for anyone to cook using a charcoal grill or smoker."

The CyberQ Wi-Fi was created with Serious BBQ enthusiasts and professionals in mind. The product was inspired by technology savvy cooks who implement user-friendly gadgets when cooking. As with all BBQ Guru products, the CyberQ Wi-Fi was also created for backyard BBQers who want to spend more time perfecting recipes and enjoying company than hovering over their grill to make sure the cook temperature remains consistent.

"BBQ Guru draft controllers have always been an outstanding way to provide the predictability needed when competing against the best in the world," said Chris Hart, BBQ World Champion and author of Wicked Good BBQ. "The Guru Guys have raised the bar to a whole new level with the CyberQ Wi-Fi model."

In addition to coming with a built in Wi-Fi web server, the new CyberQ offers email alert capabilities. The full-time adaptive control algorithm learns the cooker to control with better stability and accuracy. The CyberQ Wi-Fi controls in the temperature range of 32 degrees F to 475 degrees F and displays cooking temperature on a digital read-out in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius. The open lid detection system senses when the pit's lid is open to minimize the temperature disturbance and recover quickly. The CyberQ Wi-Fi fits most standard charcoal grill/smoker types and is currently on sale on the company's website,, for $295.00 plus fan and grill adaptor.

Other features of The CyberQ Wi-Fi include:

Calibrated, programmed, and ready to use immediately
Monitors up to three food temperatures
Exclusive low and slow ramp down feature ramps the pit down on rising food temperatures, so the food never overcooks
Cook and Hold feature (with countdown timer)
Scrolling display shows all of the temperatures, time, and status
Rugged, armored high-temperature pit and food probes
Real time blower status indication and output % to measure fuel use
16 Character by two line backlit LCD display
Runs on 100-240VAC (for worldwide use) or 12VDC for automotive supply use
Audible alarm sounds with adjustable deviation

The BBQ Guru has become a trusted name in BBQ since its founding in 2003. The company's owner, Shotgun Fred, invented the first temperature control technology of its kind for charcoal and wood burning cookers. Its most popular DigiQ temperature controls and Onyx Charcoal Oven have become mainstays at BBQ competitions around the world. The company has their full line of BBQ equipment for sale on its website, including the DigiQ DX2, PartyQ, Onyx Oven, and single- or three-bay catering systems.