ShareMyCook

Connect UltraQ to ShareMyCook

Connect UltraQ to SMC

The UltraQ connects to ShareMyCook through the BBQ Guru App via WiFi so you now have total control over your UltraQ right from your smartphone, whether you're running on iOS or Android mobile operating systems. 

You can register your UltraQ to ShareMyCook via the website or directly through the app. 

Register via BBQ Guru App  

1. Download the BBQ Guru App onto your mobile device. 

Apple App Store 

Android App Store 

*Note: Ensure that Bluetooth and Location Services is turned on, then power on the control.

2.  Open the app and follow the prompts on the screen to pair your control with Bluetooth and give your control a unique name. 

*Note: If this is the first time you are powering on your UltraQ, it will check to see if it has the most recent firmware. If it does not, it will begin a mandatory firmware update which may take a few minutes. 

Once it is complete, your main dashboard will appear. Click on the Menu icon, located in top left corner, and then select "Connect to WiFi" 

3.  A login screen for ShareMyCook will open. Login with an existing ShareMyCook account or click the blue "I need to create an account " button and follow the instructions below.

  • ShareMyCook will open with fields to enter your name, email, and password. 
  • Click "Create Account". A verification email will be sent to your email to verify the account. *Note: If creating a new account, you will have to verify your email address before being able to utilize ShareMyCook in the app.  
  • Once you verify the account you can go back into the BBQ Guru App and login with your ShareMyCook account information. 

*Tip: When you click Login, if either "Email Address" or "Password" turns to red text, it means that it is invalid. 

4. The  UltraQ will search for nearby WiFi networks that it can connect to and show all of the results in the app.

*Note:  The UltraQ MUST be within range of a WiFi network to successfully connect your control to the cloud. 

*Tip: if you don't see your network, try rebooting your router and scanning for WiFi networks again. 

5. Select your desired WiFi network and enter your password.  

The LED indicator on the bottom right of your controller will illuminate purple if your WiFi connection was successful. If not, the app will ask you to try again. Once connected successfully, the app will prompt you to go back to your main dashboard.  

From here, click the blue "Start Recording" button to begin to save and graph your cook. The blue button will change to "Stop Recording Cook" and "View Chart" will appear in blue text below.  Clicking this will allow you to see your graph in real time without ever leaving the app! 

*Note: It may take several minutes for your data to be imported into the graph

Register via Website

  1. To connect your UltraQ to ShareMyCook, go to www.sharemycook.com
  2. Click on "Register Device".
  3. Create an account by filling out the form with your name, email, and password.
  4. Click "Create Account".

Now you can log into the BBQ Guru App to get cooking! See the UltraQ Connecting to WiFi Instructions for help with connecting your controller to the app. 

Connect CyberQ Cloud to ShareMyCook

The CyberQ Cloud easily syncs up with ShareMyCook. The fun and easy-to-use website is a community for outdoor cooks to interact and learn from each other.

1. Using a WiFi enabled phone, tablet, or desktop, go to its WiFi Settings and select HS-MY_CYBERQ_#### (or the custom name you have assigned). If prompted, enter the default password: 1234abcdef. Once connected, the CyberQ Cloud will briefly display HOT-SPOT PAIRED! 

2. Using the device you used to connect with WiFi, open a web browser window and type 192.168.101.10 in the address bar to load the internal CyberQ Cloud System web pages.

3. You will then see the built-in CyberQ Cloud pages. Click on the link at the top right that says WIFI SETUP

4. Click on the orange button that says Cloud Connection Wizard.

5. The CyberQ Cloud will then scan for your home WiFi router. This generally takes up to 60 seconds.

6. Scroll down to see the available networks. Find your home network and click Join button below the home network.

7. If your WiFi router requires a password, type in the password and hit Submit

8. Your CyberQ Cloud will then restart in what is called Infrastructure mode and will connect to the internet through your WiFi Router. (If your CyberQ Cloud starts up and briefly says No Network, this usually means that your password was incorrect and you should return your CyberQ Cloud to Hotspot mode and run the connection wizard again.)

  • Easiest way to do this is to reset to factory settings by holding down all four arrow buttons until control says "Resetting EEPROM"

9. After the device fully reboots, it will prompt you for a registration pin. *Note: if your CyberQ Cloud gets stuck on connnecting to cloud, this means you are not connected via 2.4 GHz band or security and interfering with connection (example: security camera). 

10. On WiFi able device, the internal CyberQ Cluod page will have a yellow link to Sharemycook.com. *Note: when you click the link, most devices will automatically switch back to originally WiFi. If this does not happen, go to WiFi setting and select your normal WiFi.

11. On ShareMyCook Main Page, scroll down and click orange "Register Device" button

12. If you have already created an account, use those login credentials. Otherwise, click on 'Register Here' and fill out on screen prompts and click orange 'Create Account' button.

13. You will be promoted to verify your email, you must do this before continuing.

14. Once email is verified, login to ShareMyCook and click orange button to add CyberQ Cloud.

15. You will be given a 4 digit number. Enter that PIN number on the CyberQ Cloud using arrows and push the middle, circle button to submit.

16. The device will check registration and once complete it will say "Registration Successful." *Note: if your PIN expires/you lose it, follow the steps above to generate a new PIN.

17. You will be taken to your main dashboard of ShareMyCook. To change or configure any settings, click on 'Advanced Device Settings.'

Profile Setup

Once your account is created and your device is synced to ShareMyCook, we recommend you setup your personal profile.

  1. While on the ShareMyCook dashboard, click the "My Account" drop-down menu and then select "My Profile".
  2. The "My Profile" page allows you to store your real name as well as a separate screen name that will be used publicly. Add any additional information that you would like to appear on your public profile page. 
  3. To upload a profile picture, click "Choose File" and select a photo from your computer.
  4. Select your Default Temperature Unit by clicking "Fahrenheit" or "Celsius". Fahrenheit is the default temperature unit.
  5. Select your preferred Time Zone by clicking the drop-down menu. Eastern Standard Time is the default time zone.
  6. Your profile is made public by default. To change your privacy setting, click the checkbox next to ‘Make Account Private’. Your profile, recipes and cooks will be hidden and be unavailable to the public.
  7.  You have the option to add your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest social media accounts to your profile. To add your accounts, enter the full URL address starting with: http:// not just your username or handle. These will appear in your public profile page.
  8. Once completed, click "Update Profile" to save your information.

*Note: if you would like to see what your profile looks like to other users click "View Public Profile" at the bottom of the page.

Verify Email to Receive Notifications

ShareMyCook allows you to receive email alert notifications.  Before you can use this feature, you must verify your email. 

  1. Click the "My Account" drop-down menu and select "Account Settings".
  2. When you first created an account, you should have received an email that had a link in it that you could click on to verify your account.  If "Email not verified" is displayed, you still need to verify it.
  3. Click on the button that says "Send Verification"
  4. Within 1-2 minutes, you should receive an email. If you don’t see it, check your junk mail folder.
  5. In the email, click the link to automatically verify your email account. You will be directed back to ShareMyCook.
  6. Now you can receive notifications about your cook right in your email.

*Note: UltraQ users: if you created your SMC account via the BBQ Guru App you should have already verified your email to have utilized the app.

Verify Mobile Phone to Receive Notifications

ShareMyCook allows you to receive text message alert notifications. Before you can use this feature, you must verify your mobile phone number.

  1. Click the "My Account" drop down menu and select "Account Settings".
  2. To receive text message notification alerts, enter your mobile phone number without spaces, dashes, or parentheses. Even though there may appear to be extra spaces, if you are in the US, only enter 10 digits.
  3. Select your mobile phone provider from the drop-down menu. Our system uses email-to-text message services to send you text messages. 
  4. Click on the "Send Verification" button.
  5. Within 1-2 minutes, you will receive a text message with a 4-digit PIN on your phone. If you did not receive it after 2 minutes, check the number again and make sure you have selected the correct mobile phone company named from the drop-down. 
  6. If your company is not on the list, check the box next to "My Carrier is not on this list" and follow the directions below:
    • Enter your phone number in the phone number section.
    • Enter your carrier's email extension (do not include the @ symbol).

  7. Follow Steps 4 and 5 as described above. 
  8. Click the orange "Verify" button to complete verification.
  9. Now you can set your text message alert preferences for each of your devices

Setup Notification and Alert Preferences

ShareMyCook allows you to receive varied email and text message notifications about pit temperature, food temperatures, fan output, and timer.  

  1. To manage which type of alerts you would like to receive by email or text message, click on "My Account" at the top of the page and then select "Notifications" from the drop-down menu.
  2. To select the type of alert you would like to receive, and the preferred delivery method, click the boxes under "Email Enable" and "SMS Enable". If a checked box is shown, you will receive that type of alert listed in that row. If you don’t want a specific alert, uncheck that box.
  3. There is a special type of notification that is a summary of your temperatures, fan output, and timer. To enable this decide how often you want to receive these notifications. From the drop-down menu, next to "Notification Interval (Minute)", choose the number of minutes you would like in between general status notifications. If you would like to receive summaries every 30 minutes, select 30 from the drop down. *Note: Your device must be turned on and actively connected to ShareMyCook to receive these updates. To turn OFF these special "summary notifications", set the number back to zero.
  4. Click "Update" to save your changes.

Types of alerts:

Cook alerts: these alerts will notify you if your cook is too low (only for CyberQ Cloud) or too high or if there is an error with the probe.

Food alerts: these alerts will notify you when your food temperature has reached your desired internal temperature.

Fan shorted alerts: this alert indicates that your fan is malfunctioning. If you see this message, immediately check the status of your cooker and fan.

Timer alerts: this notification indicates that the countdown timer has reached 00:00:00 if it was in use.

Notification interval alerts: this is a summary report that will tell you the current status of your pit and food temperatures as well as the fan output, and any time remaining on the countdown timer.

*Note: If your pit or food temperature status is "OPEN" in these notifications, this means that a probe is either not plugged in or has malfunctioned.

Add a Grill

ShareMyCook allows you to track the type of grill you use for your cooks. 

  1. To add a grill to your account go to the main dashboard and click "My Account" on the top of the page and select "My Grill" from the drop-down menu. Click on "Add Grill/Smoker".
  2. You can enter a nickname for a grill which is convenient if you have more than one grill and want to monitor which one was used for an archived cook.
  3. Because grills perform differently from one another, setting your grill can help you make any special adjustments to your device to increase performance in the future.
  4. Use the drop-down menu and select the make and model of your grill. If you don't see your grill, select "Other" from the drop-down menu.
  5. To upload a photo of your grill, click "Choose a File" and select a photo from your computer.
  6. Click "Save" once completed.

Add a Recipe

Adding a recipe to your ShareMyCook account allows you to track delicious recipes, share them with friends, and save them for future use.

  1. To add a recipe, go to the main dashboard, click "My Account" and select "My Recipes" from the drop-down menu. Click on the orange "Add" button.
  2. Type in the recipe's name and describe it. If you do not have your account set to private, then these details will appear publicly in the recipe section.
  3. Enter the amount of time it takes to prepare and cook your recipe by clicking the drop-down menu next to "Prep Time" and "Cook Time" and select how many hours and/or minutes it takes.
  4.  Enter how many people the recipe serves by typing the amount next to ‘Serves’.
  5. To enter the ingredients for your recipe, type it inside the box labeled ‘Ingredients’. Only list one ingredient per line. For each ingredient, add a new line by hitting the enter button on your keyboard.
  6. To enter the directions for your recipe, type it inside the box labeled ‘Directions’. Only have one direction step per line. For each step, add a new line by hitting the enter button on your keyboard.
  7. To upload a photo of your recipe, click ‘Choose a File’ and select a photo from your computer. *Note: image must be a PNG, JPEG, or GIF.
  8. Click ‘Save’ once completed.
  9. You will be automatically redirected to your recipes library page. To edit recipes, click the ‘Edit’ button next to the recipe that you want to adjust. To see how your recipe appears in the public recipe area, click the "View" button next to the recipe you want to view.

Create a Cook

A "Cook" is a recorded session that includes graphing of your cook. This allows you to track cook times, manage temperatures, add notes and descriptions to your cook, share cooks with friends and on social media, and upload pictures.

To record a cook, your device must be registered and connected to ShareMyCook.

  1. To start recording a cook, go to the main dashboard and select "My Account" from the top of the page and select "My Recorded Cooks" from the drop-down menu. Click "Add New".
  2. If you want to create a cook quickly, just type in a name for your cook, select your grill, select your device, and then click "Save and Start Recording". If you're not ready to start recording, you can just click "Save", and start recording later.
  3. Select the grill you will be using for your cook by clicking on the circle next to your grill name. *Note: If you haven’t added a grill to your profile yet, you must click ‘"Add Grill" before continuing.
  4. Select which device you will be using for your cook by clicking on the circle next to the picture of your device. *Note: If you haven’t added a device to your profile yet, you must click ‘"Add Device"
  5. To describe your cook, enter the type of food you are making and its weight next to "Food 1", "Food 2" or "Food 3". For example, type "Ribs" or "Pulled Pork".
  6. If you have a saved recipe you would like to select, click the drop-down menu next to "Recipe". (If you want to add a new recipe, click "Add New Recipe".)
  7. When you save your cook, it will automatically be made public on ShareMyCook by default unless you change your privacy settings. If you only want specific people to view your cook, you can password protect your cook by clicking the checkbox next to "Password Protect Cook?" You will then be prompted to type in a password of your choice to make the cook private. If your cook is password protected, users will need to enter your password before they can view it.
  8. By default, other users will be able to make comments on your cook. If you want to disable this option, uncheck the box next to "Allow Comments".
  9. By default, other users will be able to rate your cook on a scale from 1 to 5 stars. If you want to disable this option, uncheck the box next to "Allow Rating".
  10. If you are not ready to start recording, you can click "Save" so you can start recording later. 
  11. If you are ready to start recording, click "Save and Start Recording". Your cook will now be recording your temperatures in real time and you will be automatically directed to a list of your recorded cooks. 
  12. From the "My Recorded Cooks" page you can start or stop your recording. 

My Recorded Cooks

You can manage, review, edit, and start and stop the recording of live cooks in your My Recorded Cooks management area.

  1. You can access this page by clicking on the "My Account" drop-down menu and selecting "My Recorded Cooks".
  2. From this page you will be able to add new cooks, view previous cooks, and start and stop recording your cooks. You will see a thumbnail of each cook along with its name and the date you created the cook.
  3. Click "Edit" next to a cook to edit the main details you entered during the initial setup of your cook. Make adjustments as needed or upload a new gallery image.
  4. If you have a cook currently recording, click the "Stop Recording" button to stop the site from recording the temperatures from your device. If you have a previously saved cook, but didn't start recording yet, you can click "Start Recording". *Note: You can only have one cook recording at a time per device. If you are recording a cook and start a new cook with the same device, it will stop the recording of your previous cook.
  5. To view the graph of a specific cook, click on the "View Cook" button next to the cook you wish to review.

View and Graph Your Cook

One of the most popular features of the ShareMyCook site is the "View My Recorded Cooks" page. Here you can watch your cook live or review previously recorded cooks. 

  1.  To view 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, click on the "My Account" drop-down menu and select "My Recorded Cooks".
  3. Click "View Cook" next to the particular cook that you want to view.
  4. View Cook Button Options
    • While recording a live cook, you can select one of four options: Cook Details, Add Note, Start/Stop Recording, and Return to Device. 
    • Cook Details:  Click on "Cook Details" to expand the page and see the 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.
    • Add Note:  Click this button to add notes about your cook. You can select the date and time of your note, type in a short description, and attach the note to a specific probe.  For example, if you changed your target cooking temperature, you could make a note at that precise time and select "Pit" as the note type as well as add the details about what you changed.  If the date and time you selected was within the time frame of your recorded graph, it will make a note on the graph. All of your notes are added to the "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. Next to each note there is an "Edit" button that can be clicked to edit or delete your note. 
    • 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, stop recording before unplugging your probes or device. If you need to temporarily stop recording, click "Stop Recording". The button will change to "Start Recording". If you want to resume recording on that same cook, click "Start Recording". We recommend creating a new cook when cooking a new meal and not reusing an old cook.
    • Return to Device: While recording you can set a timer, change your food done temperatures, or raise your pit temperature by clicking on "Return to Device".
  5. View Cook Graphing and Temperature Gauges
    • Gauges: While recording your cook, temperature gauges will appear above your graph. As the arrow gets closer to pointing straight up, the closer you are to your target temperature. This allows you to see the status of your temperatures at a quick glance.
    • 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. The dotted horizontal lines on the graph are your target temperatures. This provides a quick visual of how close you are to your desired temperature.  The lines on the graph are color-coded to specific probes on your device. The graph will only show data for probes that you have plugged into your device. For example, if you only have the 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 coordinating colored square at the top of the chart. This allows you to be able to quickly and easily view just one temperature at a time. 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. Drag these left or right to zoom into specific areas of your cook. There is also a "Zoom Out" button that is helpful after zooming in or if you're watching a live cook and more data has come in. This will allow you to see the full chart again.
    • Exporting Image of Graph or Cook Data:  If you want to save an image of your graph, click on the down-arrow in the top right of your chart. This will prompt you the "Download as", and present you with several image format types. If you want to delve deeper into your data, you can export your data points as a CSV file and open it up in Excel.
  6. Share your cook on social media by using the social media share widget under your chart. You can share previously recorded or live recordings. The image used for the social share will be the Gallery Image you set for the cook, which can be changed by clicking the "Edit" button in your "My Recorded Cooks" 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 entered when creating the cook. This can be updated by clicking the "Edit" button in your "My Recorded Cooks area". 
  7. Upload Images: upload images of your cook and show off what you make! Although you can only set one Gallery Image to represent your cook, you can upload additional photos that can be seen in the details of your cook. Some people show different stages of their cook or just show off the beauty shots at the end.. 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.
  8. 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 to edit your cook details in your "My Recorded Cooks" area. 
  9. Comments: Others can praise your amazing cook. If you want to remove individual comments or turn off comments entirely, go to your "My Recorded Cooks" area and remove/turn off comments in the edit area of your cook details. 

Manage, Monitor, and Control Your CyberQ Cloud Using ShareMyCook

  1. Click on the "My Account" drop-down menu and select "My Device".
  2. You can rename your device from its default name by clicking on the "Change Name" button.
  3. If you have multiple devices, you can choose which device you want to be your default device by clicking on the 'Make Default' button.
  4. To manage, monitor, and control your device, click on the "Advanced Settings" button.
  5. You will be brought to a new page with four tabs.  Above the tabs you will see your Connection Status and Last Connection from Device. Connection Status has three states: Good, Intermittent, and OFFLINE. If your status is good, that means your device has a healthy connection with ShareMyCook. This means the data you see should be recent and if you make changes on ShareMyCook, your device is ready to take those changes. If the status changes to intermittent, that means your connection is not reliable. This usually occurs if your device has an unstable or poor WiFi connection. If the status says offline, that means too much time has passed since the site heard from the device and your device is considered disconnected. The most common cause for this is a loss of internet connection. The "Last Connection from Device" status shows the time stamp of the last time ShareMyCook received a signal from your device. Depending on the device's internet connection, this page usually updates every 15-30 seconds. *Note: When you make changes on these pages for your device, it usually takes 1-2 minutes for the site and the device to synchronize their information.
    1. Current Status Tab: you can monitor your current temperatures, set your target temperatures, check on your fan output, set or check the timer and give names to your food probes.  To change any of these settings, type in the new values and click the "Save Changes" button. There are certain limitations for these fields: the names of your cook and food can only be 32 characters long and target temperatures can only be 32 to 475 degrees Fahrenheit. To set your timer, select the desired time from the drop-down in the "Set Timer" section and click "Save Changes". If you have a current timer running, it will overwrite it. 
    2. System Setup Tab:  On this page you can set several of the devices system settings:
      • Menu Scrolling: the LCD screen of your device can scroll through your temperatures, fan output percentage and timer. By checking this box, the LCD screen will scroll through these values.
      • LCD Backlight: you can increase the back panel brightness of the LCD on your device. This value can be 1-100. If using the device setting in direct bright sunlight, it can be helpful to change this setting to improve readability. *Note: if you set this too low, it can become very difficult to read your display.
      • LCD Contrast: this value can be set between 1-100 and will adjust the contrast on your LCD screen. This can help to improve readability when using the device in direct sunlight. *Note: if you set this too high or low, it can become very difficult to read your display.
      • Alarm Beeps: when your device has an alarm condition, it will make an audible alert. This setting will determine how many times the device will beep. If you wish to disable the audible alarm, set this value to 0. *Note: this does not increase the volume of the alarm, only the alarm intensity.
      • Factory Restore: this will erase ALL of your custom settings and return your device back to factory default settings. Your device will lose connection to the internet and ShareMyCook until it is reconfigured.  We recommend only using this option if necessary since you will have to re-register your device again. If you give your control to someone else, we do recommend a factory reset.
    3. Control Setup Tab: you can change how your device behaves in certain temperature conditions and adjust the device's algorithm. Since each grill or smoker are different, you can customize the settings here to get optimum performance on your particular cooker.
      • Cook Hold: this is the temperature that your pit target temperature will change to when the timer expires. This will only happen if a timer is active and if the timeout action is set to hold.
      • Timeout Action: this setting determines what happens when the timer counts down to 00:00:00. The options are no action (default), hold, alarm, or shut down. No action means nothing will change. Hold means that the pit target temperature will change to the Cook Hold setting. Alarm means that the device will sound an audible alert. Shut down means it will completely shut off the fan.
      • Alarm Dev: your device can warn you if your pit temperature gets too high or drops too low.  This number, settable between 10-100 represents the amount of degrees from your target temperature that will trigger the alarm. 
      • Cook Ramp: when the ramp is set to on, the low and slow ramp mode is enabled. The ramp selection tells the control which sensor to ramp from, so the selections are off, Food1, Food2, or Food3. This mode is used for slow cooks to prevent your food from overcooking. This feature will gradually lower the pit temperature when the food is within approximately 30°F of reaching its target internal temperature. The controller will hold the pit temperature slightly above your food target set point as long as there is fuel remaining in the cooker.
      • Open Lid Detect: this feature will allow recovery to the cooking temperature while preventing overshoot after you open the cooker’s lid or door. When open lid detect is set to off and you open your pit’s lid, the temperature will drop. The inrush of oxygen can cause the blower to over-fire the coals and cause overshoot when the lid is shut again. When open lid detect mode is on, it attempts to detect when the pit’s lid has been opened and minimizes the blower running during that time. Some overshoot will always be present when your pit’s lid is opened and closed even if the blower is off, because it still introduces oxygen to the fire.
      • Cyc Time: this is an advanced setting to alter the control's algorithm pertaining to the period of fan duty in seconds. We recommend leaving at the default value and only changing it if BBQ Guru customer service recommends making a change.
      • Prop Band: this is an advanced setting to alter the control's algorithm pertaining to the temperature range where the control loop becomes active. We recommend leaving at the default value and only changing it if BBQ Guru customer service recommend making a change.
    4. WiFi Setup: you can change several of your WiFi settings from ShareMyCook. It's important to note that if you change settings on this page, it will require a reboot and your device may lose connection with ShareMyCook after it reboots. We generally do not recommend changing these settings directly unless instructed to by BBQ Guru customer service.

Manage, Monitor, and Control Your UltraQ Using ShareMyCook

  1. Click on the "My Account" drop-down and select "My Device".
  2. You can rename your device from its default name by clicking on the "Change Name" button.
  3. If you have multiple ShareMyCook devices, you can choose which device you want to be your default device by clicking on the "Make Default" button.
  4. To manage, monitor, and control your device, you should click on the "Advanced Settings" button.
  5. You will be brought to a new page with four tabs.  Above the tabs you will see details: Connection Status and Last Connection from Device. Connection Status has three options: Good, Intermittent, and OFFLINE. If your status is good, that means your device has a healthy connection with ShareMyCook. This means the data you see should be recent and it also means that if you make changes on ShareMyCook, your device is ready to take those changes. If the status changes to intermittent, that means your connection is not reliable. This usually occurs if your device has a bad WiFi connection. If the status says offline, that means too much time has passed since the site heard from the device and your device is considered disconnected. The most common cause for this is a loss of internet connection by your device.  The "Last Connection from Device" status shows you a time stamp of the last time it received a signal from your device. This is helpful if your device is offline so you can determine when your device started to have any issues. Depending on the device's internet connection, this page usually updates every 15-30 seconds. *Note: when you make changes on these pages for your device, it usually takes 1-2 minutes for the site and the device to synchronize their information.
    1. Current Status Tab: you can monitor your current temperatures, set your target temperatures, check on your fan usage, set or check on your timer, and give names to your food probes. To change any settings, type in the new values and click "Save Changes". There are certain limits: names of your cook and food can only be 32 characters long and target temperatures can only be 32 to 475 degrees Fahrenheit. To set your timer, select the desired time from the drop down from the "Set Timer" section and click "Save Changes". If you have a current timer running, it will overwrite it. 
    2. System Setup Tab:  on this page you can set several of the devices system settings:
      • Alarm Beeps: when your device has an alarm condition, it will make an audible alert. This setting will determine how many times it beeps. If you wish to disable the audible alarm, set this value to 0. *Note: this does not increase volume of alarm, only alarm intensity.
      • Alarm Beep Dur: changes the length of each beep when it is in an alert status.
      • Controller LED: to turn off all the LEDs in the outer Q Ring, uncheck the box and save changes. 
      • Display Scan: if you want your device device to scan through the current readings of each probe, check the box and click save changes.
    3. Control Setup Tab: you can change how your device behaves in certain temperature conditions and you can also adjust the device's algorithm. Since every grill, smoker, and cooker are different, you can customize the settings here to get optimum performance on yours.
      • Cook Hold: this is the temperature that your pit target temperature will change to when the timer expires, this will only happen if a timer is active and if the timeout action is set to hold.
      • Timeout Action: this setting determines what happens when the timer counts down to 00:00:00. The options are no action (default), hold, or alarm. No action means nothing will change. Hold means that the pit target temperature will change to the Cook Hold setting. Alarm means that the device will sound an audible alert. 
      • Alarm Dev: your device can warn you if your pit temperature gets too high. This number, settable between 10-100 represents the number of degrees from your target temperature that will trigger the alarm. 
      • Cook Ramp: when the ramp is set to on, the low and slow ramp mode is enabled. The ramp selection tells the control which sensor to ramp from, so the selections are off, Food1, Food2, or Food3. This mode is used for slow cooks to prevent your food from overcooking. This feature will gradually lower the pit temperature when the food is within approximately 30°F of reaching its target internal temperature. The controller will hold the pit temperature slightly above your food target set point as long as there is fuel remaining in the cooker.
      • Open Lid Detect: this feature will allow recovery to the cooking temperature while preventing overshoot after you open the cooker’s lid or door. When open lid detect is set to off and you open your pit’s lid, the temperature will drop. The inrush of oxygen can cause the blower to over-fire the coals and cause overshoot when the lid is shut again. When open lid detect mode is on, it attempts to detect when the pit’s lid has been opened and minimizes the blower running during that time. Some overshoot will always be present when your pit’s lid is opened and closed even if the blower is off, because it still introduces oxygen to the fire.
      • Smart Cook: the Smart Cook feature allows you to tailor the adaptive algorithm to suit your specific cooker even more with 3 preset options and one customizable option.
        • Setting 1: default setting. This setting is ideal for small, medium and some large ceramic cookers, traditional Weber kettles, and small cabinet smokers. On setting 1, the fan will operate at 100% until the pit is 30°F away from the pit set point. It will then begin to cycle the fan, until it reaches the pit set point. 
        • Setting 2: this setting is ideal for insulated pits that are more efficient than an average cooker like the Monolith or Weber Summit. On setting 2, the fan will operate at 100% until the pit is 40°F away from the pit set-point. It will then begin to cycle the fan less at fewer intervals, until it reaches the pit set-point. 
        • Setting 3: this setting is ideal for uninsulated or offset pits that are less efficient than an average cooker such as a Weber Smokey Mountain or common horizontal offset smokers that are offered at hardware stores. On setting 3, the fan will operate at 100% until the pit is 20°F away from the pit set point. It will then begin to cycle the fan longer at more frequent intervals, until it reaches the pit set point. 
        • Setting 4: this is a customizable setting to fine tune the algorithm for special case situations. When Setting 4 is selected, the app will prompt you to enter a Cycle Time between 5 and 12 seconds and a Proportional Band between 10°F and 50°F. The Smart Cook feature can be changed from the Controller Settings in the menu.
      • Cyc Time: this is an advanced setting to alter the control's algorithm pertaining to the period of fan duty in seconds. We recommend leaving at the default value and only changing it if BBQ Guru customer service recommends making a change.
      • Prop Band: this is an advanced setting to alter the control's algorithm pertaining to the temperature range where the control loop becomes active. We recommend leaving at the default value and only changing it if BBQ Guru customer service recommend making a change.
    4. WiFi Setup: you can change several of your WiFi settings from ShareMyCook. It's important to note that if you change settings on this page, it will require a reboot and your device may lose connection with ShareMyCook after it reboots.   We generally do not recommend changing these settings directly unless instructed to by BBQ Guru customer service.