View and Graph Your Cook

One of the most popular parts of  the ShareMyCook site is the 'View Cook' page. Here you can watch your cook live or go back and review previously recorded cooks. If you are recording a live cook, you can see temperatures live from your CyberQ Cloud as well.

  1.  To view a cook or graph a cook, you must first create a new cook. If you haven't already done so,  please refer to that section for creating one.
  2. After you've created a cook, go to the 'My Cook' management area by clicking on the 'Manage' drop down and selecting 'My Cooks'.
  3. You will see a list of your cooks. Click 'View Cook' next to the one you want to view.
  4. There are two ways to view a cook  - while recording or without recording.  Different options will be available to you depending on whether or not you are recording.
  5. View Cook Button Options
    1. While you are recording a cook live, you will see the options to see four buttons: Cook Details, Add Note, Stop Recording, and Manage Device. When you stop recording, the 'Manage Device' will no longer appear and the 'Stop Recording' button will change to 'Start Recording'
      1. Cook Details:  If you click on the 'Cook Details' button, the page will expand and show you details about your cook, including notes you saved, the time left on your cook, and any recipes or other information you saved when initially creating your cook. To hide these details, click on the 'Cook Details button again.
      2. Add Note:  If you click on this button, it allows you to add notes about your cook. You can select the date and time of your note, type in a short description, and if you want, attach the note to a specific probe.  For example, if you changed your target cooking temperature, you can make a note at that precise time and select 'Pit' as the note type and say what you changed it to.  If the date and time you selected was within the time frame of your recorded graph, it will make a note on the graph. In addition, all of your notes are added to your 'Cook Details' area and can be accessed by clicking the 'Cook Details' button. If you want to edit or delete a note, click on the 'Cook Details' button. You will see an expanded view including your notes. Next to each note you will see an 'Edit' link. Click on that and you can edit or delete your note. (Customer Note: if you specify a "note type" to a food or pit probe, the site will automatically adjust the time you specified to the closest recorded data timestamp for that probe. This may cause a slight shift from the original date and time you specified)
      3. Stop/Start Recording: If you are done recording, you can click the 'Stop Recording' button and it will no longer record temperatures. When you have finished your cook, we always advise that you stop recording so you have a nice clean graph of your cook. If you need to temporarily stop recording, you can hit 'Stop Recording'. The button will change to 'Start Recording'. If you want to resume recording on that same cook then click on 'Start Recording'. When graphing, the site will simply graph the last recorded value to the newest interpreting of any temperature changes. We recommend always creating a new cook if cooking a new meal and not re-using an old cook.
      4. Manage Device: While you are recording and you want to set a timer, change your food done temperatures, or raise your pit temperature, click on 'Manage Device'. This button will ONLY appear when you are recording a cook. (If you wish to manage the device but not record, you can access the 'Manage Device' area by selecting 'My Device' from the 'Manage' drop down and then clicking on the 'Manage' button by the device you wish to manage. See that section of the knowledgebase/manual for more information.)
  6. View Cook Graphing and Temperature Gauges
    1. Gauges: While recording your cook, temperature gauges will appear right about your graph (Gauges will ONLY appear when you are recording a cook).  For a CyberQ Cloud, up to four gauges may appear: Pit, Food 1, Food 2, Food 3.  If you do not have a probe plugged into the CyberQ Cloud, the corresponding gauge will disappear.  Each gauge is calibrated so that the highest part of the range is twice your target temperature. So, if your target cooking temperature is 250, the top of the gauge of your cooking temperature will be 500. In doing this, if the arrow points straight up, you will know that temperature is on target. At the same time, you may have a food target temperature of Food 1 set to 190. That gauge will have a different range with the top of the gauge showing twice your target, in this case 380. That means as the arrow gets closer to pointing straight up, you are getting closer to your target temperature. This allows you to see the values of your temperature at a quick glance.
    2. Charting: While recording, your chart will update about every 15-30 seconds. (Note: When you first start recording, it may take a couple of minutes for data to be recorded before the graph appears normal.) On the chart you will see dotted horizontal lines. These are your target temperatures. This gives you a quick visual of how close you are to your desired temperature.  The lines on the graph are color-coded to the specific probes on your CyberQ Cloud. The graph will only show data for probes that you have plugged into your CyberQ Cloud. So if you only have 1 pit probe and 1 food probe plugged in, only those temperatures will display on the graph.  You can hide and show different probe temperatures by clicking on the color square at the top of the chart. This way you can quickly and easily view just one temperature (this is especially helpful when recording a pit temperature and 3 food temperatures all at once). At the bottom of your chart you will see two white circles with two black horizontal lines. You can drag these left and right to zoom into specific areas of your cook. There is also a 'Zoom Out' button. This is helpful after you've zoomed in or if you're watching a cook and more data has come in. This will allow you to see the full chart  
    3. Exporting Image of Graph or Cook Data:  If you want to save an image of your graph, you can click on the down-arrow in the top right of your chart. This will give you the 'Download as' and present you with several image format types. And if you're a real data person, you can even export your data points as a CSV and open it up in Excel.
  7. Share your cook on social media by using the social media share widget under your chart. You can share previously recorded or live recordings of your cook on social media.  The image used for the social share will be the Gallery Image you set in cook (which can be changed by clicking on the 'Edit'button in your 'Cook Management" area. The headline of your social share will be the name of your cook. The details of your social share come from the description you have in your cook when creating the cook (this can be updated when you click on the 'Edit' button in your 'Cook Management area'). So if you upload a cool gallery image, create a fun title, and put in a nice short description, then your social shares will look great.
  8. Upload Images - upload images of your cook and show off what you make! Although you can only set one gallery image, you can upload additional photos. Some people show different stages of their cook or just show off the beauty shots at the end of their cook. Click on the "Choose image..." button under the chart. You can add one image at a time. If you wish to delete an image later, click on the X in the top right of the image. Your Gallery Image will show up here as well, but you can only set that image in the Add/Edit area of the cook.
  9. Cook Ratings - You can view how others rate your cook with our 1-5 star rating system. If you want to remove/add this option, go back and Edit your cook details in your 'Cook Management' area. (Note: you have the ability to rate your own cook and use it as your own)
  10. Comments -Others can praise your amazing cook. If you want to remove individual comments or turn off comments entirely, go to your "Cook Management" areas and remove/turn off comments in the edit area of your cook details.