Manage, Monitor, and Control Your UltraQ Using ShareMyCook

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

You can also manage and monitor your UltraQ directly from our site.

Follow the steps below: 

Step 1: Click on the "My Account" drop-down and select "My Device".

*TIP: You can rename your device from its default name by clicking on the "Change Name" button.

*TIP: If you have multiple ShareMyCook devices, you can choose which device you want to be your default device by clicking on the "Make Default" button.

Step 2: To manage, monitor, and control your device, you should click on the "Advanced Settings" button. You will be brought to a new page with four tabs. Above the tabs you will see details: Connection Status and Last Connection from Device.

Connection Status has three options: 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 it also means that 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 a bad Wi-Fi 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 by your device.  

The "Last Connection from Device" Status shows you a time stamp of the last time it received a signal from your device. This is helpful if your device is offline so you can determine when your device started to have any issues. 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.

Current Status Tab 

You can monitor your current temperatures, set your target temperatures, check on your fan usage, set or check on your timer, and give names to your food probes.

To change any settings, type in the new values and click "Save Changes".

There are certain limits: 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 from the "Set Timer" section and click "Save Changes". If you have a current timer running, it will overwrite it. 

System Setup Tab

On this page you can set several of the devices system settings:

  • Alarm Beeps: when your device has an alarm condition, it will make an audible alert. This setting will determine how many times it beeps. If you wish to disable the audible alarm, set this value to 0. Note: this does not increase volume of alarm, only alarm intensity.

  • Alarm Beep Dur: changes the length of each beep when it is in an alert status.

  • Controller LED: to turn off all the LEDs in the outer Q Ring, uncheck the box and save changes. 

  • Display Scan: if you want your device device to scan through the current readings of each probe, check the box and click save changes.

Control Setup Tab

You can change how your device behaves in certain temperature conditions and you can also adjust the device's algorithm. Since every grill, smoker, and cooker are different, you can customize the settings here to get optimum performance on yours.

  • 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, or alarm. 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. 

  • Alarm Dev: your device can warn you if your pit temperature gets too high. This number, settable between 10-100 represents the number 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.

  • Smart Cook: the Smart Cook feature allows you to tailor the adaptive algorithm to suit your specific cooker even more with 3 preset options and one customizable option.

      • Setting 1: Default setting. This setting is ideal for small, medium and some large ceramic cookers, traditional Weber kettles, and small cabinet smokers. On setting 1, the fan will operate at 100% until the pit is 30°F away from the pit set point. It will then begin to cycle the fan, until it reaches the pit set point. 

      • Setting 2: This setting is ideal for insulated pits that are more efficient than an average cooker like the Monolith or Weber Summit. On setting 2, the fan will operate at 100% until the pit is 40°F away from the pit set-point. It will then begin to cycle the fan less at fewer intervals, until it reaches the pit set-point. 

      • Setting 3: This setting is ideal for uninsulated or offset pits that are less efficient than an average cooker such as a Weber Smokey Mountain or common horizontal offset smokers that are offered at hardware stores. On setting 3, the fan will operate at 100% until the pit is 20°F away from the pit set point. It will then begin to cycle the fan longer at more frequent intervals, until it reaches the pit set point. 

      • Setting 4: This is a customizable setting to fine tune the algorithm for special case situations. When Setting 4 is selected, the app will prompt you to enter a Cycle Time between 5 and 12 seconds and a Proportional Band between 10°F and 50°F. The Smart Cook feature can be changed from the Controller Settings in the menu.

  • 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.

Wi-Fi Setup

You can change several of your Wi-Fi 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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