The Pit Pal BBQ App

The Pit Pal BBQ App


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The Pit Pal is an all-inclusive BBQ app for your Android mobile device. It was built with the end goal of being able to help produce more consistent BBQ for backyard cooks, competitors, as well as caterers and restaurateurs.

The Pit Pal enables more consistent BBQ through the use of historical tracking of cooks and results taking into account common BBQ variables such as the temperature and duration of the cook, or the sauce/rub combination, or even the type of wood used or the weather at the time of the cook. Tracking these variables allows the pit master to look back at previous cooks and continue to cook and tweak variables until the perfect combination is hit. And then have the data to replicate that combination at any time.

This is a technique that teams on the BBQ competition circuit have been using for years only with a pen & paper or excel spreadsheets. The intent of The Pit Pal is to take this technique, leverage technology to improve on it, and help people with a passion for BBQ produce great food.

Features include:
* Easy to use interface for entering your cook and food details.
* Quick notes for one-click entry of common events such as mopping, adding coal, adding wood, saucing, foiling, etc.
* Ability to track history for multiple foods during a cook.
* Add temperatures for your cook and track via easy to read charts and graphs.
* Easily export your cooks to Word, Excel, XML, or Text files for sharing, backup, or offline viewing.
* Cook & food notifications for time & temperature.
* Ability to add detailed notes to your cook stored in a cook archive.
* Rate your cooks so you can track the outcome for future reference.
* Take pictures of your end product direct from The Pit Pal which automatically store in cook archive.

*** Direct integration with the BBQ Guru CyberQ WIFI and STOKER WIFI ***

* View your smoker and food temperatures real time direct from you Android device.
* Track and graph your temperatures to see exactly what is happening on your cook.
* Direct access to the guru and stoker web console.
* Temperature notifications utilizing the internal device notification manager.

* FREE Backyard Edition – This is the baseline version. Does not include photos, charting, data export and other pro features. Max cook history of 5. Has a couple non-intrusive ads.

* FREE Competitor Edition – This is the promo version released to Brethren and BBQ Guru and Stoker BBQ customers prior to the official release. It includes all functionality (including photos, charting, etc) up to this release. Max cook history of 5. Has small non-intrusive ads. Will have access to some future enhancements with the ability to upgrade as needed.

* PAID Competitor Edition – This is the full blown version with all functionality, unlimited cook history, no advertising, and access to all future enhancements. It also helps support further development of The Pit Pal and funds future enhancements. We think the price is extremely reasonable considering it probably costs more to buy a pen & paper these days :)

Tags: the pit pal bbq, bbq tools, bbq cooking log, bbq pit controller apps.

Recently changed in this version

- Optimizations for Android Lollipop
- Updated app icon
- Updated some cosmetic elements
- Various bug fixes and clean up.

Comments and ratings for The Pit Pal BBQ App
  • (50 stars)

    by Lane Mandel on 10/02/2015

    When starting a cook, various temperature fields are not intuitive: is it the ambient temp, the current cooker temp, the goal temp? Needs better instructions. Also, inputting current cooker and food temps after starting the cook, I see no evidence of them being stored anywhere, and it seems I am wasting my time by adding them.

  • (50 stars)

    by Kristen Sauber on 01/02/2015

    Keeps all of your cooks in one place. Great notes graphs! Works great with bbq guru. Would be nice to have the ability to set refresh intervals.

  • (50 stars)

    by Ivan Moore on 03/01/2015

    Does what it claims well

  • (50 stars)

    by David Hooper on 11/12/2014

    Great up. Love the fact it can connect to WiFi BBQ temperature gauges. Support for Bluetooth models like the iGrill and I grill mini would make this app even better!

  • (50 stars)

    by Steven Spuler on 27/10/2014

    It works but kind of clunky and not visually appealing. Still a nice app. The one from bbq guru won't open on my Note 3 at all.

  • (50 stars)

    by Kaustubh Pabal on 17/10/2014

    Fix the download

  • (50 stars)

    by Peter Grumbles on 04/10/2014

    Ability to sync with wireless thermometer is pretty awesome. If you competition cook. This app is a must.

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