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SMOBOT WiFi Kamado Grill and Smoker Temperature Controller for Big Green Egg
SMOBOT WiFi Kamado Grill and Smoker Temperature Controller for Big Green Egg
SMOBOT WiFi Kamado Grill and Smoker Temperature Controller for Big Green Egg
SMOBOT WiFi Kamado Grill and Smoker Temperature Controller for Big Green Egg
SMOBOT WiFi Kamado Grill and Smoker Temperature Controller for Big Green Egg
SMOBOT WiFi Kamado Grill and Smoker Temperature Controller for Big Green Egg
SMOBOT WiFi Kamado Grill and Smoker Temperature Controller for Big Green Egg

SMOBOT WiFi Kamado Grill and Smoker Temperature Controller for Big Green Egg

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$344.00 USD
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This SMOBOT kit is designed for the Medium, Large, XL & 2XL Big Green Egg.  If you have the single disk style cap (see picture in gallery) you will need the version that includes our custom 5.5" aluminum cap.  If you have a classic daisy wheel, then SMOBOT can attach directly to your existing cap OR you can use our custom 5.5" cap and available rain hat.

SMOBOT is a patented robotic damper system that attaches to the top vent of most Kamado style smokers like those from Big Green Egg, Kamado Joe, and Primo Ceramic Grills.  SMOBOT monitors the temperature inside the smoker using a high temperature thermocouple. When the temperature varies from the target you set, the controller tells the damper how much to open and close to maintain the temperature you choose. Think of SMOBOT as your smoker robot.

Airflow is controlled by the natural draw through the top damper, which makes installation easy and power consumption low.  The damper replaces the manual factory daisy wheel, attaching to the top vent cap with the single existing screw in a matter of seconds.  Your smoker works just the way it was designed.  Because SMOBOT only moves the damper when necessary, power consumption is low.  SMOBOT is powered through its micro-USB connector.  If desired, powering it from a low-cost USB battery pack is a great option when an outlet isn't available.

The purchase of a SMOBOT Grill Controller comes with everything you need to control your grill and monitor your cook including:

1 X Controller
1 X Robotic Damper
1 X Grill Thermometer
2 X Food Probe
1 X USB Power Supply and Cable

 NOTE:  SMOBOT like many internet connected devices requires 2.4ghz WiFi to work properly.l

Customer Reviews

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Craig Westwood
Makes a long cook soooo easy!

After a couple of painful low and slow cooks, waking up during the night to tend to the BBQ, I caved in. Did a fair bit of research and decided on the Smobot.
First cook was two pork shoulders. The first thing that made me happy was the warm up procedure. So much easier when you can just set the temp and walk away and it gets to a stable temp far quicker.
Meat went on at 4pm and came off about 12pm the following day perfect.

With only one moving part, there is little to go wrong.
The only improvement I would suggest is to have a built-in battery. They have plenty of documentation about choice of power banks. I thought mine was fine as it was good for about 8 hour but clearly then shut itself off. Surely this would be a fairly cheap thing to integrate. Otherwise, would recommend to anyone.

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Ronald Scott
Smobot changed my smoking world

In June 2023, I cooked an overnight brisket when the wind jumped up around 1:00 AM. (I live in North Texas). I was up the rest of the night tweeking the daisy wheel and carefully watching temp. That’s was the last straw that motivated me to investigate fire controllers. I’ve been smoking since the late 1980’s, beginning with a cheap Home Depot tube smoker to my current Komodo’s.

I started reviewing all the different controllers and discovered Smobot. It was different from all the others and the more I read about it, the more interested I became. I have a friend in Kentucky, who I knew owned a BGE and I contacted him to see if he knew of anyone who used Smobot and he laughed and said he had used one for a couple of years and more than satisfied with how well it controlled the heat without a fan. His words were “stop looking and get the Smobot”. He said he had looked at them all and choose Smobot, because according to him, and since confirmed, it was developed specifically for Komodo grills to control the top chimney without a fan.

I have a BGE XL and a Primo large and I use it on both. For overnight cooks it holds the temps with about a 7 degree range and usually even less (more like 5 degrees range). I just start my fire and when temp comes up to about 100, I let the. smobot take over. When I’m comfortable that everything is under control, I go to bed for a good nights sleep, knowing that if the food cooks a little fast, I will get an alert that will wake me (trust me you will not sleep through an alert event because it is LOUD)! I have not had any problems with the unit and I cook at least one over night every two weeks.

For shorter cooks, I also use it as a connivence for another eye to watch the cooking activity.

Now the best part. I am truly amazed with their customer service. I opened the box and assembled on a Saturday morning around 7:00 AM and had a problem connecting to my WIFI. On the instructions was a customer care phone number and I thought, I’ll call now to get in line for a response on Monday, maybe Tuesday at the latest. No! I got a call from Curtis within 30 mins and he helped me work through the issue and was more than nice to give me some tips on using my Smobot. THANK YOU CURTIS!

Since that first issue, I’ve had absolutely no problems, never drops WI-FI, or fails to perfectly complete the the cook. So this Christmas I bought one for my SIL and he had a minor problem with the setup (using 5g WI-FI vs 2.4g) and of course it was Saturday morning. He called Curtis and was immediately helped to solve the problem.

I have never dealt with a company with the superior customer service response that Smobot has. If you are looking for a controller that fits many types of smokers, I HIGHLY recommend Smobot.

I have no affiliation with the company or a relationship with anyone who works for Smobot.

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Russ Welch Eagleeggerwelch
Smobot best controller for your Big Green Egg

I was given a Smobot as a Father’s day present. After researching all the controller brands, Smobot was the one I was after. It works with Wifi or stand alone, you can use ac power or a power pack. The set up is simple. The grill works the way it was intended, no need for a forced air controller here.

I can say I have also done over night cooks with a forced air controller and prefer the Smobot. The reliability of Smobot is second to none and it makes long cooks enjoyable. Plus you sleep great at night when the Bot is at the helm. Money well spent. Should you need assistance their customer service is 1st class as well. Get yourself a Smobot you will thank me later.

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Jason Lofton
Amazing Controller

I own two Smobots for two different eggs, and I have purchased two more for friends as gifts. We all love how well this product works. I have never lost a piece of meat using the Smobot due to a fire going out or a fire getting too hot.

You can use an extension cord or a small battery bank as the energy source which makes it handy to have options. As stated in others comments, my small battery bank can go for more hours than is needed for a cook.

I love my sleep. I never have to worry about waking up and checking on a fire because of this product.

Lastly, because it connects to Wi-Fi, I can monitor my temperature from the office and know when I need to go and take food off or wrap meat.

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Mandy
Love my SMOBOT!

SMOBOT helped me fall in love with my Big Green Egg all over again! I was finding myself constantly having to go out and make small adjustments to the top damper throughout a cook; now SMOBOT does that for me!

I can multitask while getting the grill up to temp without fear of an overshoot, during a cook, and sleep soundly at night knowing SMOBOT has the wheel.

SMOBOT draws so little power my 5000 mAh power bank can power it for 50 hrs! I’ve also found that my charcoal consumption is less, because it leverages the natural draft of the grill as opposed to forced air. This also allows it to easily control temps during gusty conditions.

SMOBOT doesn’t require a server to function, which means that in the rare event the server is down (once in two years), it still does its job!

Finally, the customer service is phenomenal! Curtis and Eric have been known to respond on holidays, and always keep us apprised when an issue crops up. They are very receptive to suggestions, as well.

All-in-all a phenomenal product that I highly recommend to any grill owner!

Frequently Asked Questions

What grills can SMOBOT be used with?

SMOBOT can be used with most grills that have a top and bottom damper for airflow—as long as an attachment means is available. We have tested it on the following grills:

  • Big Green Egg: S / M / L / XL and MiniMax
  • Kamado Joe: Classic, Big Joe, Junior
  • Primo Grills: All Models
  • Grill Dome: Infinity XL (probably others, but not yet verified)
  • Saffire L, XL
  • Monolith
  • The Bastard
  • Royal Kamado
  • Chargriller Akorn Kamado
  • Newly Supported! Vision Grills Ceramic Kamado
  • Newly Supported! Pit Boss Kamado & Ceramic Grills
  • COMING LATER THIS YEAR: Weber Summit Charcoal, Kettle, Smokey Mountain

If you have a grill that is not listed above, please contact us to see if the SMOBOT might work with your grill too!

Can SMOBOT run on batteries?

SMOBOT runs on 5V DC power with a standard micro-USB socket. We provide a micro-USB wall plug, but you can also use any standard rechargeable 5V USB power pack,readily available on Amazon.

SMOBOT will run for at least 10 hours for every 1,000 mah (milliamp-hours) of capacity your battery has. For example, a common 2,200 mah battery bank will run SMOBOT for more than 20 hours on a single charge!

One huge benefit of SMOBOT is that it is a low-power grill controller, unlike blower-based controllers, making it ideal for running on batteries and getting rid of unnecessary extension cords and wires around your grill.

Perhaps even more important: If SMOBOT has had your pit on target and there is a power loss, your cook should just keep on going reasonably well. If you were controlling with a blower-based grill controller, power loss would spell disaster.

Is the SMOBOT waterproof?

The SMOBOT damper can be exposed to water and can be used in the rain, but we suggest using a plastic bag or container to protect the SMOBOT control unit from the elements if you are using it in inclement weather.

Does the damper hardware need to be cleaned frequently?

The damper will get some residue buildup over time, this is normal. Your damper might even appear to seize up after it has cooled. It is not necessary to clean the damper after every use, just gently lift up on the damper arm to free it and verify movement. The SMOBOT designers have used their dampers for hundreds of hours and have never cleaned them, we simply use this process to free the arm and allow movement. The following video demonstrates the process.

Do I need to use the cloud service to use my SMOBOT?

The cloud service “mySMOBOT” allows you to monitor your SMOBOT from outside of your home network, but you do not need to attach your SMOBOT to your home network or use the cloud service in order to control your grill or monitor your SMOBOT. If you do not want to use the cloud or connect to your home network, you can put the SMOBOT in Access Point mode (default) and connect to it via a browser for remote monitoring. Please note, while in Access Point mode, power consumption is significantly higher.

Big Green Egg Accessories

Our Big Green Egg accessories are just as versatile as this cooking device.

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  • SMOBOT Cap for Big Green Egg
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    $45.00 USD
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  • SMOBOT Robotic Damper - W/O Controller
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  • SMOBOT Rain Hat for Custom Cap
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    $35.00 USD
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