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  • DWCowles
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 9703
    • Smiths Grove, Ky
    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

    The wife said "NO MORE"

    Dang, she said I can"t buy no more thermometers...I guess I better hide the other two iGrills2 that's on their way Click image for larger version

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  • Huskee
    Administrator
    • May 2014
    • 15304
    • central MI, USA
    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

      Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

      Smokers / Grills
      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
      • PBC
      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
      • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

      Thermometers
      • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
      • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
      • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
      • Thermapen MkII, orange
      • ThermoPop, yellow
      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

      Accessories
      • Instant Pot 6qt
      • Anova Bluetooth SV
      • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
      • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
      • BBQ Dragon
      • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
      • Weber grill topper
      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

      Beverages
      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

      About me
      Real name: Aaron
      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

      Occupation:
      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

    #2
    This. Is. Awesome. You are my hero.

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    • CRO
      CRO
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 245
      • Northern Illinois
      • 22.5" Weber Performer
        Slow 'N Sear with Drip 'N Griddle
        18" Weber Jumbo Joe
        Pit Barrel Cooker
        ThermoWorks Smoke
        Maverick ET-733
        Thermapen
        ThermoPop
        Coleman Roadtrip Grill LXE (for Tailgating at Packer games)
        Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter
        Favorite Beer - New Glarus Moon Man or Spotted Cow

      #3
      Can I buy one?

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      • Butterman
        Club Member
        • Aug 2015
        • 110
        • REC TEC Mini WeberGenesis Silver B Maverick ET-732 ThermoPop (Red) Thermapen Mk4 (Green) Grill Grates (for my Weber) .

        #4
        WOW! Just WOW!

        Is there a favorite somewhere in there?

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        • Nate
          Banned Former Member
          • Apr 2015
          • 3808
          • Quarantined

          #5
          DWCowles , I just had a Thermoworks order show up yesterday. I took advantage of the AR discount on the new thermapen and then picked up a few other thermometers, shirt, mini spatula and spoon, humidity monitor, silicon pad thing, etc... Wife hasn't seen that box YET.... almost afraid to because in the last month:

          I quickly jumped on the SkyMall innovation sale on maverick knockoffs a few weeks ago and purchased a couple
          Had a Slow'n'Sear and shirt delivered
          Informed her I need a 22" Weber Performer Deluxe to go with the new Slow'n'Sear I just got. (Good thing she met Pit Boss and knows the SnS and Weber Kettle are legit needs).

          May have forgot to mention there will be another box coming in a few weeks that will include Meathead 's new book as well as the Food Lab book, some Rapala soft grip knives, and some tunes (the SteelDrivers - highly recommend checking them out if you like Chris Stapleton as it was his old band)...

          Then the other night while we were out on the porch enjoying a beautiful evening when the guy from ToolWizard.com returned my call. I had left a message asking if they were going to get anymore 16" and 20" BBQ Tongs (you know the cool red scissor ones meathead uses) since they were out online and on amazon... (praise the lard, they are getting more with a little redesign)... anyway my wife gave me one of those looks when I had to explain who called and then why.

          All in all though I have a great wife who is pretty cool about things, understands this is my hobby, passion, and outlet for fun, and doesn't give me too much grief as long as I keep turning out food and I don't get too carried away with purchases (she did frown on the idea ordering the Meadow Creek TS250 smoker so I decided not to push my luck).

          THE BBQ GADGETS, TOYS, & ACCESSORIES ADDICTION STRUGGLE IS REAL!!!!
          Last edited by Nate; April 27, 2016, 10:43 AM.

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          • DWCowles
            DWCowles commented
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            I have also pre-order MH's book when he first made the annoucement about it and I love the my 20'' tong that I got from ToolWizard last year.

          • Flavorsavor
            Flavorsavor commented
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            x2 on the Steeldrivers. Especially if you enjoy dark whiskey and white lies...
        • BigBear
          Former Member
          • Sep 2015
          • 657
          • Dallas-Ft. Worth

          #6
          Wives can be so unreasonable.

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          • Craigar
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 1113
            • Papillion, NE
            • * - Weber 26.75" OTG
              * - Weber 22.5" Premium cloaked in Crimson
              * - Slow 'N Sear
              * - Smoke E-Z - 26.75" (The Grain Silo)
              * - Lodge Sportsman Grill
              * - Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter
              * - Thermoworks ThermoPop
              * - Thermoworks Dot
              * - iGrill2 - 4 probes
              * - Favorite Beer - the cold one in my hand (craft beers of all flavors; haven't had a blue yummy in over 6 years) my tastes change with the season so it is difficult to name just a couple. However, I will occasionally have a vanilla porter float in the summer (Empyrean Vanilla Porter w/a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream) as I usually drink stouts & porters in the colder months, pale ales & IPAs in the warmer months. I have to add Not Your Father's Root Beer to beers I use for floats.
              * - Booze - I don't really have a favorite, but lean towards single malt Scotch & Irish whiskey
              * - Wines - Reds: mainly the heavy stuff mixed in with the occasional pinot noir ( I have yet to meet a malbec I didn't like); Whites: German & Nebraska (hey, I have to support the home team)
              * - Favorite Spice outlets - Frisco Spices in LaVista, NE (the local butcher supply shop); Volcanic Peppers in Bellevue, NE
              * - Current butchers: Just Good Meats & Fareway Foods

            #7
            Impressive.

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            • Danjohnston949
              Former Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 4418
              • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

              #8
              DWCowles, DW after owning Eunice for 44 Yrs, I truly realize how independent and opinionated Wives can get! But in this One Case I think I have to back Your Wife? This represents a true quandary for me!
              I either throw a BBQ Buddy under the Bus or ? ? ? ?. 😙🤔👎🤔😙. 😇
              Eat Well and Prosper! From Fargo ND, Dan

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              • Craigar
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 1113
                • Papillion, NE
                • * - Weber 26.75" OTG
                  * - Weber 22.5" Premium cloaked in Crimson
                  * - Slow 'N Sear
                  * - Smoke E-Z - 26.75" (The Grain Silo)
                  * - Lodge Sportsman Grill
                  * - Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter
                  * - Thermoworks ThermoPop
                  * - Thermoworks Dot
                  * - iGrill2 - 4 probes
                  * - Favorite Beer - the cold one in my hand (craft beers of all flavors; haven't had a blue yummy in over 6 years) my tastes change with the season so it is difficult to name just a couple. However, I will occasionally have a vanilla porter float in the summer (Empyrean Vanilla Porter w/a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream) as I usually drink stouts & porters in the colder months, pale ales & IPAs in the warmer months. I have to add Not Your Father's Root Beer to beers I use for floats.
                  * - Booze - I don't really have a favorite, but lean towards single malt Scotch & Irish whiskey
                  * - Wines - Reds: mainly the heavy stuff mixed in with the occasional pinot noir ( I have yet to meet a malbec I didn't like); Whites: German & Nebraska (hey, I have to support the home team)
                  * - Favorite Spice outlets - Frisco Spices in LaVista, NE (the local butcher supply shop); Volcanic Peppers in Bellevue, NE
                  * - Current butchers: Just Good Meats & Fareway Foods

                #9
                DWCowles you do realize once Thermoworks comes out with their new wireless model you will have to purchase at least 2 of them, right?

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                • DWCowles
                  DWCowles commented
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                  shhhhh...don't want her to hear you
                  Last edited by DWCowles; April 27, 2016, 06:34 PM.

                • Craigar
                  Craigar commented
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                • richinlbrg
                  richinlbrg commented
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                  New wireless?? What is thermoworks coming out with?

                  Still waiting on the new Meater wireless
              • Breadhead
                Banned Former Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 0

                #10
                DWCowles ...

                That's an impressive display. You could start a retail website with that inventory.😳

                Just order the wife some pretty shoes now and then.😎

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                • BriggsBBQ
                  Former Member
                  • Feb 2016
                  • 299
                  • Dallas

                  #11
                  LOL, I just bought my wife some expensive sunglasses merely because I knew it would open up the budget for a Rotisserie and larger welding gas tank for my birthday.

                  And besides I bet if you compared it to her shoe selection inventory. You are under on your inventory.

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                  • Craigar
                    Craigar commented
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                    Boom!

                  • fzxdoc
                    fzxdoc commented
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                    Uh, lots of new shoes are essential to a wife's happiness. They should be deductible as a medical expense for stress relief.

                    Cool move with the sunglasses. I wonder what I can get my husband to justify the purchase of the new Summit Charcoal Grill. Hmmmm.

                  • Thunder77
                    Thunder77 commented
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                    fzxdoc, I would fall down and kiss your feet if you brought home a Weber Summit! I'm sure your hubby would love you for the great cooks on one!
                • Thunder77
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 2825
                  • Halethorpe, MD
                  • Weber 26.75" Kettle with SnS. Broil King Baron 5 burner. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Primo Oval Junior. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

                  #12
                  DANG! I thought I was bad! You have me beat by a mile, dude! I have two Chef Alarms, two Mavericks, A thermopop, two RT600Cs , a Dot, and two Thermapens. My addiction is quite mild compared to yours! I also recently took advantage of the special discount, and bought a new Thermapen MK4. (I have to Hide that from the wife)
                  Nice pink Thermapen, btw!

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                  • fuzzydaddy
                    Charter Member
                    • Nov 2014
                    • 4970
                    • Winchester TN
                    • Hardware
                      Blackstone 36” Griddle.
                      Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado & Kettle Grill.
                      Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0).
                      DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
                      Weber Chimney Starters (regular and compact).
                      Joule, Instant Accu Slim.
                      GrillGrates.
                      Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
                      ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

                      Consumables / Favorites
                      KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks), B&B Hardwood Briquettes when I'm out of Weber.
                      Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins, Shrimp, Fajitas.
                      SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
                      MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPG.

                    #13
                    DWCowles, I did notice you don't have any tools that are yellow or green. I'll let you slide on indigo and violet.

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                    • DWCowles
                      DWCowles commented
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                      fuzzydaddy I'm not a big fan of yellow or green...green is a good color if it's on the right paper if you know what I mean

                    • fuzzydaddy
                      fuzzydaddy commented
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                      I know what you mean! I don't have any yellow, but I do have a ChefAlarm that's green only because it's my wife's favorite color and it helped ease the pain of buying it.
                  • MBMorgan
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2015
                    • 6360
                    • Colorado
                    • > Weber Genesis EP-330
                      > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
                      > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
                      > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
                      > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
                      to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
                      > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
                      > Thermoworks Smoke
                      > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
                      > Thermoworks Thermapen
                      > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
                      > Anova sous vide circulator
                      > Searzall torch
                      > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

                    #14
                    I've had only limited success slipping toys past the intense financial scrutiny of my accountant wife. The two biggies are "yes dear, there are 28 golf clubs in a set" and "trust me, you can only buy Sage fly rods in pairs ... it's a question of balance and the physics of graphite". Can't remember any others that worked ...

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                    • scottranda
                      scottranda commented
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                      Hahaha! 28 golf clubs in a set! Luckily, I've passed off my BBQ purchases by cooking my wife delicious food and show her how important the tool was to cook it!

                    • fzxdoc
                      fzxdoc commented
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                      May Day? Craigar. How did that work for you?

                    • Craigar
                      Craigar commented
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                      fzxdoc It worked great!!! So every year since then we have an ongoing joke as to what purchase will qualify as a May Day present. I neglected to mention she was with me when I bought the 3 wood.
                  • gcdmd
                    Charter Member
                    • Sep 2014
                    • 1070
                    • The Republic of Texas

                    #15
                    There are advantages to being single.

                    Life is an equipment sport. Why don't women understand that? Of course, I don't understand my wife's maxim that life is a clothing sport. Fortunately, she realized the futility of trying to dress me up since I retired.
                    Last edited by gcdmd; April 27, 2016, 03:11 PM.

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