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.

THREE VERSIONS
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* 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: bbq pit controller apps, bbq tools, the pit pal bbq, bbq cooking log.

Recently changed in this version

- NEW feature to utilize the secure authentication capability of the BBQ Guru.
- Various bug fixes and clean up.


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

    by Gerard Pinataro on 24/05/2014

    This is a great app for anyone who smokes meat. I love how you can add detailed notes and save your smokes.

  • (67 stars)

    by Jeff Kirkhart on 11/05/2014

    Excellent job and love the app, my only downside is that it would be nice to be able to edit some in the cooklog if needed. I always forget to "light" the cook until im inputing the meat into the app. would be nice to be able to go back and edit the times within the log or forget something along the way and would like to edit it into the notes with the correct times etc

  • (67 stars)

    by Chris Fairfield on 30/03/2014

    The app is a great idea and does a good job. But it is a little quirky as how to do different things. Also would like to add food after the cook is started.

  • (67 stars)

    by Randy Sylvester on 23/02/2014

    Pretty good app. Could be a little more intuitive (hence 4 instead 5 stars), but as with anything the more you use it, the easier it becomes. I like how you can go from the app. to the Guru's web console from within the app. I had no problems getting connected to my Guru, or setting up the e-mail alerts. With that said I am a bit of a geek and I could see the not so savvy having difficulty. All i

  • (67 stars)

    by T Pattison on 22/02/2014

  • (67 stars)

    by Doug Kahlan on 15/02/2014

    Works great. Two enhancements I'd like to see. Would it refresh more often or have an option to set the refresh rate. Also would like to be able to run the app on multiple devices without having to setup another cook. Other than that, I really enjoy using the app when grilling/smoking.

  • (67 stars)

    by Bret Hooghkirk on 11/02/2014

    Received my CyberQ WiFi was not thrilled about the Web interface, then i saw Pit Pal, was a great find.