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Flame Boss Temperature Controllers

BBQ Like a Boss with the Flame Boss BBQ Temperature Controller

Put the Boss to work for you! Flame Boss makes cooking authentic low-and-slow BBQ unbelievably easy. From the simplicity of choosing the right controller to the everything at-a-glance display and quick WiFi setup, the Flame Boss makes cooking delicious BBQ hassle-free. A digital thermostat for your smoker, the Flame Boss automatically controls the cooking temperature. It’s like there’s two of you—one to tend to the grill while the other kicks back and relaxes with friends and family. You already work hard enough, leave the BBQ to the Boss.

Consisting of a digital controller, temperature probes, an adaptor, and a fan, the Flame Boss monitors your smoker and regulates the airflow, stoking or starving the fire to achieve the desired temperature. All you have to do is set the cooking temperature into the controller then let the Boss handle the hard work. The Flame Boss will continuously take readings and make airflow adjustments to precisely maintain the right temperature. You can even monitor your food’s internal temperature and program the controller to lower the heat when it’s done cooking. The end result is perfectly cooked BBQ and some well-deserved free time.

A Variable Speed Fan that Hits and Holds Temperatures

Flame Boss variable speed blower fan

The secret to Flame Boss’ success is its ground-breaking variable speed fan. Most smoker temperature controllers, including BBQ Guru, use single-speed fans with just 2 settings, on and off. That all-or-nothing capability allows the temperature to increase and decrease several degrees at a time, but prevents the controller from truly hitting and holding the desired temperature throughout the cook. The Flame Boss features a multi-speed fan that can blow at any strength from 0% to 100%. Such limitless flexibility allows the Flame Boss to fine-tune its fan activity, blowing at full strength for large jumps in temperature then decreasing its power and puffing softly to zero-in on the desired temperature and maintain it until your food is done.

A Temperature Controller That’s Easy to Choose & Easier to Use

Choosing a Flame Boss is as simple as deciding if you want WiFi capability or not. The Flame Boss 100 and 200-WiFi are identical except for their ability to connect wirelessly. The only other decision is the type of adaptor you need. Both Flame Boss models are available as a Kamado Controller for ceramic grills like the Big Green Egg® and a Universal Controller that fits the Weber® Smokey Mountain™ and many offset and barrel smokers. As easy as it is to buy a Flame Boss, cooking with one is even easier. All your cook data is provided at-a-glance on the main display, no scrolling or toggling necessary. Even connecting to WiFi is quick and simple. Unlike BBQ Guru, which has a complicated process that requires changing your home router settings, connecting the Flame Boss 200-WiFi is as easy as connecting your phone to your home WiFi.

Drum or cabinet style smokers with pipe fitting intake vents can be accommodated, but may require buying a 3/4" NPT bushing. Almost anything else that is not insulated (including Weber® Kettle™) can be accommodated by drilling a 1" hole in the firebox.

How Flame Boss Smoker Controller Regulates Smoker Temperature

Flame Boss Smoker Controller on Big Green Egg & Weber Smokey Mountain

Flame Boss vs. BBQ Guru

As the original automatic temperature controller for smokers, BBQ Guru set the standard. However, Flame Boss’ game-changing variable-speed fan and easy-to-use interface make it a contender for the best controller on the market. Read this side-by-side comparison to learn how Flame Boss compares to BBQ Guru.

Read BBQ Guru vs. Flame Boss

Flame Boss FAQ

A variable speed fan, sometimes called a multi-speed fan, is a fan that can blow at different strengths. Most automatic temperature controllers are single speed, they can blow at 100% or 0% (off). This type of all-or-nothing fan is good for achieving large changes in temperature, but has more difficulty with the small changes that are essential to maintaining a desired temperature throughout a cook. Flame Boss’ variable speed fan allows it to be more precise. For example, it might blow at full strength to raise the heat by 20°, decrease its power and blow at 45% as it approaches the target temperature, then run at 10% to hit the temperature and hold it.

You can buy the Flame Boss 100 and 200-WiFi as a kit that includes the controller, fan, pit probe, food probe, and adaptor or purchase the components individually.

Flame Boss controllers can be used with fans from other manufacturers, including BBQ Guru. This comes in handy for those who want to run a Flame Boss variable-speed controller but own an extra large smoker that requires a high-powered fan.

It will. Flame Boss’ variable speed capability is managed by an advanced algorithm in the controller, not the fan. Therefore, any fan you pair with a Flame Boss controller will become a variable-speed fan.

The only difference between the Flame Boss 100 and Flame Boss 200-WiFi is the ability to connect wirelessly. Otherwise, they are identical and look and perform exactly the same.

With Kamado grills, a little goes a long way. They are so efficient at producing and retaining heat that they simply don’t need a strong fan to stoke the fire and maintain a consistent temperature.

It’s as easy as connecting your phone or tablet to your home WiFi. When you first turn on your Flame Boss 200-WiFi it will ask if you want to configure it. After you choose “yes,” a list of available WiFi networks will appear. Choose your home network and enter the password. The controller will then connect to the Flame Boss site and provide you with a personal ID. Visit the Flame Boss site and enter the ID. You now have the ability to monitor and control your Flame Boss online. It’s that simple—no accessing routers, changing settings, or forwarding ports. No IT degree required.

Drum or cabinet style smokers with pipe fitting intake vents can be accommodated, but may require buying a 3/4" NPT bushing. Almost anything else that is not insulated (including Weber® Kettle™) can be accommodated by drilling a 1" hole in the firebox.