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  • ecowper
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 3847
    • Maple Valley, WA
    • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
      Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

      Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
      Thermometer = Maverick ET732
      Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
      Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
      Thermapen Classic = Grey
      PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

      Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
      Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
      Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
      Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

      Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


      Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

    Look what I found!

    Suntory Hibiki .... The finest blended whisky outside of Scotland.

    Wife told me I'm not allowed to go to the store by myself anymore.
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  • CeramicChef
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1184
    • OKC, OK

    #2
    Congrats! I've had some of that Suntory before and it is remarkably smooth. ENJOY!

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    • ecowper
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 3847
      • Maple Valley, WA
      • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
        Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

        Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
        Thermometer = Maverick ET732
        Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
        Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
        Thermapen Classic = Grey
        PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

        Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
        Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
        Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
        Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

        Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


        Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

      #3
      I am looking forward to it. Probably on Monday with a cigar.

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      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 14061
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #4
        ecowper - I see your Hibiki and raise you one Hibiki... LOL

        https://dekanta.com/store/hibiki-35-...tIsxoC4inw_wcB



        (and it's on sale)
        Last edited by RonB; July 1, 2016, 05:44 PM.

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        • ecowper
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 3847
          • Maple Valley, WA
          • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
            Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

            Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
            Thermometer = Maverick ET732
            Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
            Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
            Thermapen Classic = Grey
            PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

            Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
            Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
            Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
            Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

            Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


            Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

          #5
          Ummm, not spending $3K on whisky

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          • RonB
            RonB commented
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            Check the price again - the sale price is $19K

            And I wouldn't spend $3K either.

          • ecowper
            ecowper commented
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            Oh hell, I just saw the $3K bottle
        • Huskee
          Administrator
          • May 2014
          • 15755
          • central MI, USA
          • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

            Smokers / Grills
            • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
            • PBC
            • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
            • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
            • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
            • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
            • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
            • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
            • 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
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            • (1) Smoke X4 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.

          #6
          I seen an Instagram post of a Macellan 65year(!), it was $35K they said. I don't care if I was a millionaire, that's just ridiculous.

          Enjoy the Hibiki! Ive never had good Japanese whisky but I've heard great things. I heard one of their prized whisky makers trained in Scotland and therefore really knows his/her stuff.

          Me, I've been going backward on the class scale and getting into hillbilly moonshine. I think it's really good!

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          • ecowper
            ecowper commented
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            I like good 'shine

          • Breadhead
            Breadhead commented
            Editing a comment
            If I was rich and it was case of Whiskey or a Farrari... I'd buy the car.😆 If I was filthy rich I buy them both.😆
            Last edited by Breadhead; August 3, 2016, 10:51 AM.

          • billg71
            billg71 commented
            Editing a comment
            Breadhead, you ain't gonna that Ferrari you posted in the "Lust" thread for a case of whiskey at $65K/bottle. Or even twice that.

            I feel your pain brother! Actually, I'd settle for the previous version of the Ford GT, I was well on my way to buying one when the bottom fell out in 2007.
        • ecowper
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 3847
          • Maple Valley, WA
          • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
            Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

            Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
            Thermometer = Maverick ET732
            Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
            Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
            Thermapen Classic = Grey
            PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

            Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
            Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
            Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
            Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

            Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


            Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

          #7
          Huskee no way is that Macallan 100 times better than the $200 Bruichladdich I have.

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          • Huskee
            Huskee commented
            Editing a comment
            Man, I ration out my Maker's Mark! Lol.

          • ecowper
            ecowper commented
            Editing a comment
            My wife buys me one high end bottle of whisky every year. I make it last until she buys the next.

          • Dewesq55
            Dewesq55 commented
            Editing a comment
            I was given a bottle of George T. Stagg for my 60th birthday. I am now 4 months past my 61st and still have a couple of inches left in that bottle of Stagg.
        • Atalanta
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 432
          • Barnsley's Ford
          • Grills: 22" Weber (wood handles) (another Weber on the way), Lodge Sportsman "hibachi"
            Smoker: None yet, part of why I joined
            Thermometer: 10+ yr old Taylor digital thermometer with remote
            Sous Vide: Anovo Imersion Circulator (1st gen)
            Coffee Roaster: Hot Top Coffee Roaster
            Adult Beverages: Fighting Cock Bourbon, Leinny Shandy, Troegs Mad Elf

          #8
          A friend of mine gave me 2 50ml bottles her brother brought back from Japan. Haven't tried them yet.

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          • lofive
            Club Member
            • May 2016
            • 32
            • Weber Performer w/ Slow n Sear
              Weber Smokey Mountain 18
              Weber Genesis E 310 (2008)
              DigiQ
              iGrill2 4 Port
              Javelin Thermometer
              Weber Chimney

            #9
            Wow! Jealous!

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            • Spinaker
              Moderator
              • Nov 2014
              • 11081
              • Land of Tonka
              • John "J R"
                Instagram: JRBowlsby
                Smokin' Hound Que
                Minnesota/ United States of America

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                Pit Barrel Cooker
                Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
                R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

                Weber Spirit Gasser
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                FireBoard (Base Package)
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                Big Green Egg Plate Setter
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              #10
              There is a renowned Sushi restaurant by my place that has one of the largest private US collections of Hibiki. It really is impressive.

              http://www.sushifix.net/#!whisky/c180y
              Last edited by Spinaker; August 3, 2016, 01:19 PM.

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