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  • Spinaker
    Moderator
    • Nov 2014
    • 10538
    • Land of Tonka
    • John "J R"
      Instagram: JRBowlsby
      Smokin' Hound Que
      Minnesota/ United States of America

      ********************************************
      Assistants
      Dexter (Beagle mix)
      Kinnick (American Foxhound)
      ************************

      Grills/Smokers/Fryers
      Big Green Egg (Large) X2
      Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

      Broil King Keg
      Karubeque C-60
      Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
      Lodge L410 Hibachi
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
      R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

      Weber Spirit Gasser
      ******************.
      Thermometers
      FireBoard (Base Package)
      Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
      Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
      **************

      Accessories
      BBQ Dragon
      Big Green Egg Plate Setter
      Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
      Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

      Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
      Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

      Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
      Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
      Eggspander Kit X2
      Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

      Finex Cat Iron Line
      FireBoard Drive
      Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
      Grill Grates
      Joule Water Circulator
      KBQ Fire Grate

      Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
      Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
      Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
      Large Vortex
      Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
      Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
      Smithey No. 12
      Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
      Stargazer No.10, 12
      Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
      Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
      ********************************
      Fuel
      FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
      Kingsford Blue and White
      Rockwood Lump Charcoal
      Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
      **************************

      Cutlery
      Buck 119 Special
      Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
      Global
      Shun
      Wusthof
      *******
      Next Major Purchase
      Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

    #76
    I had a ton of fun at this event. Meathead's talk was hilarious, and he had us laughing the whole time. What a great presentation, so many of these speakers can be so serious and technical. It was refreshing that he was so laid back, yet clear in his message. (Of course de-bunking the hell out of the Beer can Chicken deal)
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    One part that was under rated was the knife seminar. I really liked that aspect of the session. Tons of great info on sharpening, knife types, honing blades and where to go to get them professionally sharpened. Joe seemed like he knew his stuff. Glad I have Wusthff knives too, of which he was a huge fan.
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    There was a sausage making session as well. It was interesting but, another realm that I have never gotten into.
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    It was great to get to meet everyone, and always great to see Skip again. I was lucky enough to meet his daughter, Gwen, ( skipsdaughter ) .
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    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      hahahaha, are you ever, not on fire? FireMan

    • Backroadmeats
      Backroadmeats commented
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      Best part was when the knife guy cut himself.. he was so " no big deal" about it but his knives we're so sharp he had to stop to get a bandaid.. he was really good !!

    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      Yeah, I was a huge fan of that part of the seminar. I am going in to Joe's shop this week. Backroadmeats
  • DoubleUpOrQuit
    Club Member
    • Dec 2017
    • 341
    • Minneapolis, MN
    • Old Country offset smoker, 22” Weber Kettle, 4 burner gas. Oak logs, Royal Oak Lump, Kingsford Briqs, Gas.

    #77
    Forgot to share my pic with the master last night.

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    • Elton's BBQ
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 2273
      • Saltnes Norway
      • Genesis 320 Limited
        Weber One Touch 57cm
        Weber Smokey Mountain 47cm

      #78
      Thanks for alt the pic's folks!
      Rubbing our noses in coz we weren't there.. lol

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      • skipsdaughter
        Club Member
        • Dec 2018
        • 64
        • Eastern Iowa

        #79
        It was great to see so many folks from the area at the event yesterday! And to put real-life faces with the usernames of several of you! I'm looking forward to trying to make next year's event already! Thanks for a great day and some great notes -- we'll continue to see you "on the Pit!"

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        • painter
          Club Member
          • Dec 2016
          • 209
          • Denver
          • Primo LG300
            Weber Performer Deluxe
            Maverick 732
            Smobot
            Vortex

          #80
          Wow--looks like a great time! This June 14-16th is the second annual Denver BBQ Festival. Last year was fun and it's looking to be even better this year. Maybe the pitmaster crew can come this way!

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          • GourmandPhil
            Club Member
            • Jun 2016
            • 64
            • MN

            #81
            http://mnbbqsociety.com/spring-training-signup/

            Jess Pryles will be the keynote speaker this year. Sign up now!

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            • SipIt
              Club Member
              • May 2016
              • 31
              • MN

              #82
              Does anyone recall the length of this bbq class? It looks like there are two sessions, but I don't see a reference to the time. Have two little ones at home and trying to figure out how long I'm asking the wife to let me be away.

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              • IowaGirl
                Club Member
                • Dec 2018
                • 595
                • Northeast Iowa, USA

                #83
                It's an all-day deal with lunch in the middle. I think last year we were there at 8:30 for registration, breakfast, and tours of the meat lab. Presentations started at 9 and ended around 5 or so. I suppose you could go for a 1/2 day if you can't do the whole thing.

                But don't forget lunch -- you'll seriously regret it if you miss the meal.

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                • SipIt
                  SipIt commented
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                  Whoa, this sounds even better than I thought. Figure it would be a 10-2 kind of thing. Thank you for the info!
              • Spinaker
                Moderator
                • Nov 2014
                • 10538
                • Land of Tonka
                • John "J R"
                  Instagram: JRBowlsby
                  Smokin' Hound Que
                  Minnesota/ United States of America

                  ********************************************
                  Assistants
                  Dexter (Beagle mix)
                  Kinnick (American Foxhound)
                  ************************

                  Grills/Smokers/Fryers
                  Big Green Egg (Large) X2
                  Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

                  Broil King Keg
                  Karubeque C-60
                  Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
                  Lodge L410 Hibachi
                  Pit Barrel Cooker
                  Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
                  R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

                  Weber Spirit Gasser
                  ******************.
                  Thermometers
                  FireBoard (Base Package)
                  Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
                  Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
                  **************

                  Accessories
                  BBQ Dragon
                  Big Green Egg Plate Setter
                  Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
                  Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

                  Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
                  Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

                  Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
                  Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
                  Eggspander Kit X2
                  Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

                  Finex Cat Iron Line
                  FireBoard Drive
                  Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
                  Grill Grates
                  Joule Water Circulator
                  KBQ Fire Grate

                  Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
                  Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
                  Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
                  Large Vortex
                  Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
                  Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
                  Smithey No. 12
                  Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
                  Stargazer No.10, 12
                  Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
                  Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
                  ********************************
                  Fuel
                  FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
                  Kingsford Blue and White
                  Rockwood Lump Charcoal
                  Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
                  **************************

                  Cutlery
                  Buck 119 Special
                  Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
                  Global
                  Shun
                  Wusthof
                  *******
                  Next Major Purchase
                  Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

                #84
                Wow, that is awesome. Too bad she got married this past year. Really thought I had a chance.

                Unfortunately, I can't make it this year. I am going to be in Belize diving. I hope everyone has a great time.

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                • Skip
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 3243
                  • Blue Earth, Minnesota
                  • MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

                  #85
                  I'm signed up. It's a great time folks! Always good speakers and food! I hope to meet many of you in person.
                  Last edited by Skip; February 7, 2020, 11:50 AM.

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                  • DoubleUpOrQuit
                    DoubleUpOrQuit commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Hope to see you there.
                • JCGrill
                  Club Member
                  • Mar 2017
                  • 1729
                  • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
                  • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
                    Gas - Saber
                    Smoker - Green Mountain Daniel Boone
                    Portable - Charbroil Tabletop Propane Grill

                  #86
                  Lousy timing for me, I'm always fishing Rainy River around that time, and this year is no exception.

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                  • GourmandPhil
                    Club Member
                    • Jun 2016
                    • 64
                    • MN

                    #87
                    Even year curse. 2018 snow, 2020 corona.
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                    • IowaGirl
                      IowaGirl commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Wish there was a "dislike" button for this news. Not surprised, but I can't be happy about it.

                      (I don't mean "dislike" for you the poster ... just a dis for the message.)

                    • Mark V
                      Mark V commented
                      Editing a comment
                      it is the right decision.Being a member of the Minnesota BBQ Society, I now have another opportunity to volunteer for the class as a helper. I have volunteered for many events, and all are worthwhile.
                      Even when the general public doesn't appreciate it! A few years a go I helped out at a firefighter fundraiser, cooked 1200 racks of ribs in 2 days.charged $12 a rack. People went out with 10 racks, others then had nothing, and blamed us.

                    • DoubleUpOrQuit
                      DoubleUpOrQuit commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Yeah, a little bummed about this. I was looking forward to my short presentation this year. As well as the opportunity to meet Jess.
                  • KayBurton
                    Former Member
                    • Aug 2020
                    • 25

                    #88
                    Hey, I am going to add to this course next year. Happy, that I've found here some useful information from people, who've attended it. I think I will found there lots of interesting and useful information. Look forward to participating there.

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                    • Spinaker
                      Spinaker commented
                      Editing a comment
                      It is always a fun time for sure. I hope they have the event again next year.

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