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  • Thom Emery
    Former Member
    • Sep 2014
    • 452
    • Indio Ca

    First time competing on the drums

    First time out with the drums

    Vista Ca 40 Teams
    It's a barnyard
    5th Brisket
    7th Chicken
    9th Pork
    Ribs Jeez let's not talk about it
    11th overall
  • DWCowles
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 9760
    • 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.

    #2
    Congrats Thom Emery

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    • Powersmoke_80
      Founding Member
      • Aug 2014
      • 878
      • Bay City, Michigan
      • Vintage Brinkmann Longhorn Offset Stick burner (newest addition)
        Weber 22 w/SnS
        Brinkmann Pellet Grill W/ Ortech TR-100
        Vermont Castings, gas
        Masterbuilt smoker, gas
        Future build, 80 gallon tank hybrid, pellet/stick burner
        iGrill black, dual probe thermometer
        Thermapen instant read
        Polder,Speed Read instant thermometer
        Favorite Beer, Yeungling Black&Tan

      #3
      Coolness!

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      • 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

        #4

        Awesome man! Congrats... I'm assuming you were using the gateways? how many did you take? what size you using?

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        • Thom Emery
          Thom Emery commented
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          One Gateway 22 inch
          One Hunsaker
      • Spinaker
        Moderator
        • Nov 2014
        • 10047
        • Land of Tonka
        • John "J R"
          Instagram: JRBowlsby
          Smokin' Hound Que
          Minnesota/ United States of America

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          Kinnick (American Foxhound)
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          Broil King Keg
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          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
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          Thermometers
          FireBoard (Base Package)
          Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
          Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
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          Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

        #5
        Nice work. What kind of drums did you use?

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        • Thom Emery
          Thom Emery commented
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          A Gateway and a Hunsaker
      • CandySueQ
        KCBS President, and Moderator
        • Jul 2014
        • 1537
        • Pellet Fired Jambo, T1000 Woodmaster, FEC100, MAK 2 star, Yoder 640, Backwoods Pellet Chef, 14" & 22" WSM, 22" Weber Kettle, Stoven, Hot Box Grill, Hasty Bake Portable

        #6
        Good job, Thom! Just hang those ribs next time.

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        • Thom Emery
          Thom Emery commented
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          Thanks yes
          That's what I'm working on now
      • CurlingDog
        Charter Member
        • Sep 2014
        • 551
        • Port Washington, WI
        • Traeger Jr Elite, Modern Home Products TJK gasser,Char-Broil 26" Round Charcoal Grill CBRMH-2600/S, Weber Smokey Joe, small portable POS charcoal grill, 13.25" GrillGrates, Thermopen, Maverick ET-732, Etekcity Lasergrip 1080 Non-contact Digital Laser Infrared Thermometer
          gorilla gloves, bear paws

        #7
        Nice work and dare i say...Proper!

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        • Thom Emery
          Former Member
          • Sep 2014
          • 452
          • Indio Ca

          #8

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          • GadjetGriller
            GadjetGriller commented
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            Like the red one! but really like the Flying Pig hood ornament!! Congrats on all the top ten finishes!!
        • 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

          #9
          What are your opinions on the two cans? pluses and minuses on each? prefer one over the other?

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          • richinlbrg
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 1798
            • Leesburg, VA. (Northern, VA)
            • We have two weber kettle grills (one LARGE and one small/average), the SnS and the Weber Smokey Mountain 18" smoker. We use both natural lump charcoal and KNB for smoking and measure our temps with a Maverick 733, thermopen and MK4. Favorite beer depends on what is cooking (alt answer is yes).

            #10
            CONGRATULATIONS!!!

            Great job - hope you are proud!

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            • fuzzydaddy
              Charter Member
              • Nov 2014
              • 4924
              • Near my cookers...Pensacola FL
              • Hardware
                Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado.
                Weber Kettles: 2-22" & 1-26".
                Slow 'N Sear, DnG Racks/Pans, SnS GrillGrates, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates. (Several of each)
                Chimney starters.
                PartyQ.
                Joule.
                GrillGrates, GrateGriddles.
                Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
                ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

                Consumables / Favorites
                KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks)
                Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins.
                Adrenaline BBQ salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
                MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPOG.

              #11
              Congratulations Thom Emery! I like the drums and thanks for sharing.

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              • Thom Emery
                Former Member
                • Sep 2014
                • 452
                • Indio Ca

                #12
                Originally posted by Nate View Post
                What are your opinions on the two cans? pluses and minuses on each? prefer one over the other?
                They both do great work
                i will list a few minor things plus minus
                ease of move on deck gateway
                ease of temp control hunsaker

                charcoal basket Hunsaker
                overall look and finish gateway
                ease of grill rack movement inside drum gateway
                price tie
                hunsaker air intake is on the bottom for very quick
                temp response but grease does drip there gotta have a
                pan under it
                gateway I added a team unknown lid hinge
                Hunsaker comes with a lid hinge

                both are great
                built by Americans as a family business
                and resonably priced

                yep you can just make a Drum smoker
                the big poppa smokers kit makes it easy


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                • Nate
                  Nate commented
                  Editing a comment
                  I have a PBC but am looking down the road at something additional or more for competition cooking... Only doing backyards now but wanting to step up to kcbs.

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