UltraQ Light Ring - Visual Pit Status

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

The outer ring of the control will illuminate in a variety of ways to indicate the current pit status at a glance.

If the pit temperature is below target range, the outer ring will glow solid blue. The tail of the Q will remain solid red.  

If Scan Mode is invoked while the pit is increasing in temperature, or if the display is toggled to other probe readings by pushing the SELECT button, the outer ring will remain solid blue but the tail of the Q changes to match the corresponding probe. 

When the pit temperature reaches the target setpoint range, the outer ring will change from blue to red. The default deviation of the target range is 25°F. When your pit is within the deviation range the alarm will NOT sound.

If the pit temperature is within its target setpoint range and the fan is blowing, the top and bottom of the outer ring will remain solid red while the left and right sides will pulse red.

TIP: If the pit has been running for several hours and the sides begin to pulse more often or constantly, additional charcoal might be needed.

TIP: If the temperature is oscillating or overtemperature and the sides are not pulsing or are pulsing infrequently, close the fan damper slightly.


If the pit temperature is above the target range, the display will show “HI”. The outer light ring will pulse red continuously and the buzzer will sound to indicate that there is an alert.  

NOTE: The alarm deviation is settable from 10 to 100°F and the factory default is 25°F. 

You can change the alarm deviation in the BBQ Guru App.

Once you connect your UltraQ to your mobile device, touch the menu in the top left corner > then Alarm Settings > then you can enter the degrees you want for the alarm deviation and click apply changes.


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