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  • Huskee
    Pit Boss/Manager
    • May 2014
    • 13993
    • 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.

    Member Deals - Spring 2019 - Ideas?

    Paul Sidoriak (allsid) our "Head Fire Starter" works with manufacturers to try when possible to score some specials for our members. As most of you know it's been slow going, as some manufacturers are hesitant to offer deals and many more are hesitant to offer them to only a select group. However that doesn't mean he's going to quit trying. Paul could talk me into becoming a vegetarian, so he'll continue working his magic and digging up what he can for us.

    What are some items that you are interested in that he could possibly pursue?

    Please note: Charcoal or grills & smokers would be hard or impossible to negotiate specials with. Thermometers, gadgets, online meat retailers, etc, are more likely options.
  • ssandy_561
    Charter Member
    • Apr 2015
    • 980
    • Central OHIO

    #2
    I’m low on wood chunks. Would like to see a discount on them from a supplier that offers all varieties of wood.

    Comment


    • Razor
      Razor commented
      Editing a comment
      I've been buying Weber wood. It would be nice to get access to something like old wine, bourbon, whiskey barrels.
  • jgreen
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 2488
    • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
    • Cookers:
      Broil King XL
      Broil King Smoke
      Weber Kettle 26
      Grilla Pellet smoker
      Capital 40 natural gas
      Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

      Thermometer:
      Maverick 733
      Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
      Thermo works DOT (or two)
      Fireboard (probably my favourite)
      Thermworks Smoke (or two)

      Accessories:
      SnS (original, plus and XL)
      DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
      Vortex
      Grillgrates
      and, maybe some other toys as well

    #3
    How about cast iron? I have seen the various manufacturers offer sales, so maybe they would look at a discount.

    Comment

    • SmokeyGator
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 778
      • Miami, FL
      • Primo XL
        Cyberq controller
        Sierra Nevada IPA

      #4
      Day passes to restaurant depot would be pretty sweet. Seeing as how many people here are into the competition thing, I think that’s how KCBS offers this perk to members.

      Comment


      • Dan Deter
        Dan Deter commented
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        Definitely!

      • smokinp
        smokinp commented
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        +1
    • Hulagn1971
      Charter Member
      • Dec 2014
      • 748
      • NC, The Triad
      • WSM 22.5", Pitmaster IQ110, Weber 22.5" Kettle with SNS, Weber 14" Smokey Joe.

      #5
      Originally posted by SmokeyGator View Post
      Day passes to restaurant depot would be pretty sweet. Seeing as how many people here are into the competition thing, I think that’s how KCBS offers this perk to members.
      I second this!!!

      Comment

    • Skip
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 2536
      • Blue Earth, Minnesota
      • Memphis Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates

      #6
      Thermoworks, Wood Pellets, and Bourbon!

      Comment


      • adamcoe
        adamcoe commented
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        I actually just went over to Thermoworks after reading your post and they are giving away free green Thermopops with any order over 100 bucks which is pretty alright.

      • RichieB
        RichieB commented
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        Like your thought process on the 3rd item.

      • HouseHomey
        HouseHomey commented
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        Bourbon ha!! Gotta do something while the dough proofs.
    • Brewmaster
      Charter Member
      • Oct 2014
      • 541
      • Santa Rosa, CA

      #7
      yes Bourbon

      Comment

      • EdF
        EdF
        Club Member
        • Jul 2016
        • 3144
        • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
        • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
          Karubeque C-60
          Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
          TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
          Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
          Thermapen
          Thermapen Air
          ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
          Thermoworks Hi temp IR
          BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
          Various other stuff

        #8
        How about a special on the small and large Kindling Crackers?

        Comment


        • allsid
          allsid commented
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          that's a new one for me- I will investigate it!

        • Sephon
          Sephon commented
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          EdF, my man!! I was just looking at these.
      • Macktechie
        Club Member
        • Sep 2018
        • 167

        #9
        What if instead of manufacturers. Working with BBQ shop sites like all things BBQ, how to BBQ right, or BBQ guys. (Some random examples) I would love to have a place or a few places to buy stuff for deals. Example promos free shipping for the day when using amazingribs.com, random coupon codes one purchase per quarter, or first shot on clearance deals. Thank you Paul for all you do.

        Comment


        • allsid
          allsid commented
          Editing a comment
          I will look into this for sure! I tried with one company and it was very hard to convey the value, but I will keep at it-

        • kenrobin
          kenrobin commented
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          Yes! I was just about to suggest a discount to ATBBQ

        • TimmyR
          TimmyR commented
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          Denny Mikes!!! We use their rubs and sauce (100% tree-nut free -- allergy in house.)
      • AmosMoses01
        Club Member
        • Jun 2018
        • 183
        • Round Rock, TX
        • New Orleans born, Mississippi raised, empty nester, living in Central Texas for 20+ years - looking to buy my first pellet smoker. Awed by the info on this site already!

        #10
        A few ideas... Butcher paper, temporary/disposable table cloths (quick cleanup after food prep), freezer bags, vacuum sealer bags, grease bucket liners... Basically things we go through often and also can mail order and ship at reasonable prices.

        Comment


        • kenrobin
          kenrobin commented
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          A discount on disposable cutting boards would be good too.

        • Richard Chrz
          Richard Chrz commented
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          agreed, also, food storage Cambro's, flavor injectors, butcher paper, knives, cutting boards. Plus, this stuff, is not available in many towns, so it has to come on line.
      • Nate
        Charter Member
        • Apr 2015
        • 3705
        • Pawnee, Indiana
        • INFO
          ~Known as: Nate
          ~Location: Cornfield in Southwestern Indiana
          ~Credit Manager for an Agriculture Coop.


          SMOKERS & GRILLS
          ~Grilla Original Grilla
          ~Char-Broil Commercial Tru-Infrared Gas Grill
          ~Pit Barrel Cooker
          ~Brinkmann Trailmaster Vertical Offset Smoker
          ~Weber Kettle 22.5" Original
          ~Weber Q1000


          THERMOMETERS
          ~Thermoworks Thermapen MX4
          ~Thermoworks Thermapen
          ~Thermoworks ThermoPop
          ~Thermoworks ChefAlarm TX-1100-XX (Orange and black)
          ~Thermoworks DOT TX-1200-XX (Black)
          ~Thermoworks IR-Gun-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
          ~Maverick ET-733
          ~Maverick XR-50


          ACCESSORIES
          ~Stanley T-Stak mobile tool box for BBQ Supplies
          ~Slow 'n' Sear
          ~Drip 'n' Griddle
          ~Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter
          ~Pro-Series Probes for Thermoworks
          ~Humphrey's Rib Spatula


          DRINKS
          ~Sweet Tea
          ~Bourbon
          ~Craft Beers or whatever is in your fridge

        #11
        Pellets, retailer like bigpoppasmokers.com for things like sauces and rubs etc..., grill grates, cambro or knock off, RTIC or Yeti or knock offs, outdoor lawn furniture/chairs...

        Comment

        • Bumby
          Club Member
          • Oct 2017
          • 253
          • NYC

          #12
          How about a discount on classes or other non-competition gatherings of meat smokers?

          Comment


          • allsid
            allsid commented
            Editing a comment
            If you know of any classes you are interested in, please let me know. I asked one last week about a discount and they said that they are a no-middleman company (even for a class) so no discount. But if you have any specifically, I am happy to shake the tree-
        • TechSmoker
          Club Member
          • Sep 2018
          • 96
          • New Era, MI
          • Cookers
            • Grilla Silverbac Alpha
            • MasterBuilt 200772115 Bluetooth Smart Digital Electric Smoker, 30-Inch
            • Weber Original Kettle Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black
            • Weber Spirit II E-210 Gas Grill, Red
            Accessories
            • Char Baskets
            Books
            • Meathead: The Science of Great Barbeque and Grilling, Meathead Goldwyn
            • Project Smoke, Steven Raichlen
            • Franklin Barbeque: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto, Aaron Franklin
            • Wicked Good Barbeque: Fearless Recipes From Two Damn Yankees Who Have Won the Biggest, Baddest BBQ Competition in the World, Andy Husbands and Chris Hart
            Favorite Meats
            • Brisket
            • Ribeye
            • Pork Spareribs
            • Bacon

          #13
          I would love to see a deal from a place like Oakridge BBQ. I love the Black Ops!

          Comment


          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
            Editing a comment
            ^^^this^^^ +1!!!!! :d
        • Donw
          Club Member
          • Jul 2017
          • 2178

          #14
          I would just like a little notice when a special deal comes up. A few days notice would help instead of a “Now til tomorrow” notice. Thanks.

          Comment


          • allsid
            allsid commented
            Editing a comment
            I hear you for sure- sadly, sometimes we get notifications at 8pm for a deal which expires in 24 hours so the turn around can be challenging.
        • grantgallagher
          Club Member
          • Feb 2018
          • 777
          • NJ

          #15
          Would be great to have some deals or discounts for spices. Mixing batches of rubs can end up pretty pricey if you arent buying in bulk.

          Comment


          • tRidiot
            tRidiot commented
            Editing a comment
            Agreed. Spices can get expensive and the crap selection at the chain stores is just... well... crap. And second the more notice - I know that's not your fault, would just like to know sometimes in advance.

          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
            Editing a comment
            +1 on th spices...

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