Manage, Monitor, and Control Your CyberQ Cloud Using ShareMyCook

Modified on Tue, 07 Mar 2023 at 11:40 AM

  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.

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