ShareMyCook

Connect UltraQ to ShareMyCook

Connect UltraQ to SMC

The UltraQ connects to ShareMyCook through the BBQ Guru App via a Wi-Fi connection 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 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 started cooking! See the UltraQ Connecting to Wi-Fi Instructions for help connecting your controller to 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 is turned on, then power on the control.

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

*Note: If this is the first time you are powering on your UltraQ, it will perform a mandatory firmware update. This will take a few minutes. 

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

3.  A login with ShareMyCook screen will popup. Login with an existing ShareMyCook account or cClick the option to I need to create an account.  

4. Sharemycook.com will open for you to enter your name, email, and password. 

5. Click ‘Create Account’. A verification email will be sent to your email to verify the account before Note: If creating a new account, you will have to verify the account before being able to utilize via the app.  

6. 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. 

7. The  UltraQ will then search for nearby Wi-Fi networks that it can connect to - this is displayed via the app. 

*Note:  The UltraQ MUST be within range of a Wi-Fi network to complete the loop when utilizing SMC features. 

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

8. Select your desired Wi-Fi network and enter your password.  

The LED indicator on the bottom right of your controller will illuminate purple if your Wi-Fi 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 blue text will appear that says "View Chart".  Clicking this will allow you to see your graph in real time without ever leaving 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.

Before you register the CyberQ Cloud to ShareMyCook, your device must be setup to your wireless network. Ensure your device is in Infrastructure (INFRA) mode and the Cloud Enabled option is turned on (it should turn on by default). 

  1.  To connect your CyberQ Cloud 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’.
  5. Once your account is created, you will need to sync your CyberQ Cloud to ShareMyCook.
  6.  Click ‘Generate Pin’. This will create a unique 4-digit number. (Note: This number will expire in 60 minutes.)
  7. Unplug your CyberQ Cloud and plug it back in.
  8. Once your device powers up, the CyberQ Cloud LCD panel will display: REG PIN 0000.
  9. Use the arrow keys on your device to enter the pin from ShareMyCook.
  10. Hit the Enter (center) button on the CyberQ Cloud. (Note: Your device may take up to 2 minutes to register.)
  11. Once the device is successfully registered, ShareMyCook will automatically refresh and display a picture of your device.
  12. Click on ‘Continue’ to enter the dashboard.

Profile Setup

Once your account is created and your UltraQ or CyberQ Cloud 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 basic background information that you'd like to which will 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 will default automatically. 
  5. Select your preferred Time Zone by clicking the drop down menu. Eastern Time will default automatically.
  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 made unavailable to the public.
  7.  You have the option to share Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest social media accounts to your profile. To add your accounts to ShareMyCook, 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 updates.

*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 users to receive email alert notifications based on cooks and/or the UltraQ or CyberQ Cloud.  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 the page says "Email not verified", 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 the account. You will automatically be directed back to ShareMyCook.
  6. Now you can receive alerts and notifications on 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 users to receive text message alert notifications based on cooks and/or the UltraQ or CyberQ Cloud updates.  For example, if you want to get a text message notification when your food is ready or get an update on your timer. 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 the button that says ‘Send Verification’.
  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 checkbox that says "My Carrier is not on this list" and follow the directions below:
    • You will need your mobile service provider address
  7. Enter the pin in the space that says “Verify your phone number’.
  8. Click the ‘Verify’ button to complete verification.
  9. Now you can set your text message alert preferences for each your devices!



Setup Notification and Alert Preferences

ShareMyCook allows users to receive varied email and text message alerts and notifications about pit temperature, food temperatures, fan output, and timer.  The site allows you to set different notification preferences for each device you have registered on the site.

  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.
  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 checkbox 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 speed, and timer. You can turn this on and choose how often you want to receive these specific types of notifications. Next to 'Notification Interval (Minute)', choose from the drop down how often you would like to receive updates sent to your email and mobile phone. If you would like to receive summaries every 30 minutes, select 30 from the drop down. (*Note: Your UltraQ or CyberQ Cloud has to be turned on,  connected to WIFI, and actively connected to ShareMyCook  so you can continue to these updates). To turn OFF these special "summary notifications", set the number back to zero.
  4. Make sure to click ‘Update’ to save your changes.

Types of alerts:

Cook alerts: these alerts will notify you if your cooking is too low or too high or if there is an error with the probe.

Food alerts: these alerts will notify you if your food temperatures are done or too high.

Fan shorted alerts: this is an alarm alert that tells you that your fan is malfunctioning. If you receive it, you should definitely check on the status of your cook and fan.

Timer alerts: this is a notification when the timer countdown had completed.

Notification interval alerts: this is a summary report that will tell you what your pit (cooking) temperature, food temperatures, fan output, and timer. 

If your pit or food temperature display "OPEN" in these alerts, this means that temperature probe is neither plugged in or has malfunctioned.

Add a Grill

ShareMyCook allows users to track the type of grill(s) used during your cook. 

  1. To add grill(s) 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. Click on 'Add Grill/Smoker.'
  2. You can enter a nickname for a grill - an easy way to remember it by. This feature is especially convenient if you have more than one grill and want to monitor which one was used for an archived cook.
  3. Because cooks perform differently based on the grill you are using, by setting your grill, this can help you make any special adjustments to your UltraQ or CyberQ Cloud to increase performance.
  4. Use the drop down menus and select the grill make and model. If you don't see your grill make or model, just select 'Other' from the drop down.
  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 users to track delicious recipes, share them with friends, and save them for future use.

  1. To add a recipe, go to the main dashboard and click 'My Account' drop down menu and select  ‘My Recipes’, then click on the 'Add' button.
  2. Type in a name and describe the recipe. If you do not have your account set to private, then this name and description will appear when sharing your recipe.
  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 you want to make any adjustments to from this page. To see how your recipe appears in the public recipe area to other ShareMyCook users, you can click the 'View' button next to the recipe you want to view.

Create a Cook

A ‘cook’ is a recorded session, including graphing, of your cook. This feature allows users to track cook times, manage temperatures, add notes and descriptions to cooks, share cooks with friends and on social media, and upload pictures.

If you are recording a cook, your UltraQ or CyberQ Cloud must be registered on and connected to ShareMyCook. The UltraQ or CyberQ Cloud will send updates to ShareMyCook every 15 seconds during a cook with a good WiFi connection . 

  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. Then click 'Add New.'
  2. If you want to create a cook quickly, just type in a name of the cook, select grill, select your UltraQ or CyberQ Cloud device, and then click 'Save and Start Recording'. If you're not ready to start recording, you can just hit 'Save', and start recording later.
  3. If you want to track many other details of your recorded cook, you can track many other details:
  4. Select the grill you will be using for your cook by clicking on the circle next to your grill name. (If you haven’t added a grill to your profile yet, click ‘Add Grill’.)
  5. Select which device you will using for your cook by clicking on the circle next to your picture of  your device. (If you haven’t added a device to your profile yet, click ‘Add Device’.)
  6. 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’.
  7. 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’.)
  8. When you save your cook, it will automatically be made publicly available 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.
  9. By default, users will be able to make comments on your cook. If you want to disable this option, uncheck the checkbox next to ‘Allow Comments’.
  10. By default, users will be able to rate your cooks on a scale from 1 to 5 stars. If you want to disable this option, uncheck the checkbox next to ‘Allow Rating’.
  11. If you are not ready to start recording, you can click 'Save' so you can start recording later. 
  12. If you are ready to start recording, click ‘Save and Start Recording’. Your cook will now be recording your temperatures live and you will be automatically directed to a list of your recorded cooks. 
  13. 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 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 of your cooks. You will see a thumbnail of each cook along with its name and the date you created the cook.
  3. If you click 'Edit' next to your cook, you will be able to edit the main details of your cook that you created when you first setup your cook. You can make adjustments and  upload a new gallery image.
  4. If you have a cook currently recording, a button will appear that says 'Stop Recording'.  This will 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'. (You can only have one cook recording at a time per device you own. If you are recording a cook with one device and start a new cook with the same UltraQ or CyberQ Cloud device, it will stop the recording of your previous cook).
  5. If you wish to view the graphing 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 parts of  the ShareMyCook site is the 'View My Recorded Cooks' 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 UltraQ or 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, click on the 'My Account' drop down and select 'My Recorded 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.
  5. View Cook Button Options
    • While you are recording a cook live, you will see the options to see four buttons: Cook Details, Add Note, Start/Stop Recording, and Return to Device. 
      • 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.
      • 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. Next to each note you will see an 'Edit' link. Click on that and you can 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, 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'. We recommend always creating a new cook if cooking a new meal and not re-using an old cook.
      • Return to Device: While you are recording and you want to set a timer, change your food done temperatures, or raise your pit temperature, click on 'Return to Device'.
  6. View Cook Graphing and Temperature Gauges
    • Gauges: While recording your cook, temperature gauges will appear right above your graph. 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.
    • 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 UltraQ or CyberQ Cloud. The graph will only show data for probes that you have plugged into your UltraQ or 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  
    • 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 '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 have in your cook when creating the cook (this can be updated when you click on the 'Edit' button in your 'My Recorded Cooks area'). 
  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 'My Recorded Cooks' area. 
  10. 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 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 CyberQ Cloud, 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 CyberQ Cloud 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 CyberQ Cloud 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 CyberQ Cloud.  The "Last Connection from Device" status shows you a time stamp of the last time it received a signal from your CyberQ Cloud. 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:
      • Menu Scrolling: the LCD screen of your device can scroll through your temperatures. By checking this box, the LCD screen will scroll.
      • 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, so we do not recommend setting this too low.)
      • LCD Contrast: this value can be 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 CyberQ Cloud 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
      • Factory Restore:  this will erase ALL your custom settings and return your device back to factory default settings. Your device will lose connection to the internet including ShareMyCook.com until it is reconfigured.  We recommend only using this option if really necessary since you will have to re-register your CyberQ Cloud again on ShareMyCook. (If you give your CyberQ Cloud away to someone else, we do recommend a factory reset). Note: A factory reset also requires a reboot of your device to take effect.
      • Reset CPU (Reboot): this will restart your device and you will lose connection to it for several minutes. You may not regain a connection if you changed your WiFi settings. If you make changes to your WiFi settings a reboot is required.
    3. Control Setup Tab: you can change how your CyberQ 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 Cook(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 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 CyberQ Cloud can warn you if your pit temperature gets too high or drops too low.  This number (can be 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, Food3. This mode is used for slow cooks so your food never over-cooks. This feature will gradually lower the pit temperature when the food is within approximately 30° of being done. The controller will hold the pit temperature slightly above your food target set point as long as there is fuel. 
      • Open (Lid) Detect: This feature will allow recovery to the cooking temperature without overshoot after you open the cooker’s lid. 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 and we recommend leaving at the default and only changing if BBQ Guru customer service recommend making a change. (It is the period of fan duty in seconds.)
      • Prop Band - This is an advanced setting and we recommend leaving at the default and only changing if BBQ Guru customer service recommend making a change. (It is the temperature range where the control loop becomes active.)
    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 UltraQ, 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 UltraQ 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 UltraQ 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 UltraQ.  The "Last Connection from Device" status shows you a time stamp of the last time it received a signal from your UltraQ. 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 UltraQ 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.
      • Controlled LED: To turn off all the LED in Q Ring, uncheck box and save changes. 
      • Display Scan: If you want your UltraQ device to scan through the current readings of each probe, check box and click save changes.
    3. Control Setup Tab: you can change how your CyberQ 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 Cook(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 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. 
      • Alarm Dev: your CyberQ Cloud can warn you if your pit temperature gets too high or drops too low.  This number (can be 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, Food3. This mode is used for slow cooks so your food never over-cooks. This feature will gradually lower the pit temperature when the food is within approximately 30° of being done. The controller will hold the pit temperature slightly above your food target set point as long as there is fuel. 
      • Open (Lid) Detect: This feature will allow recovery to the cooking temperature without overshoot after you open the cooker’s lid. 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 pit 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 setpoint. It will then begin to cycle the fan, until it reaches the pit setpoint. 
        • Setting 2: This setting is ideal for insulated pits that are very efficient 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 setpoint. It will then begin to cycle the fan at fewer intervals, until it reaches the pit setpoint. 
        • Setting 3: This setting is ideal for uninsulated or offset pits that are less efficient than an average pit 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 setpoint. It will then begin to cycle the fan at more frequent intervals, until it reaches the pit setpoint. 
        • Setting 4: This is a customizable setting to tune the algorithm in 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° and 50°F. The Smart Cook feature can be changed from the Controller Settings in the menu.
      • Cyc Time - This is an advanced setting and we recommend leaving at the default and only changing if BBQ Guru customer service recommend making a change. (It is the period of fan duty in seconds.)
      • Prop Band - This is an advanced setting and we recommend leaving at the default and only changing if BBQ Guru customer service recommend making a change. (It is the temperature range where the control loop becomes active.)
    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.