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    Brand New to Pitmaster Club

    Good morning everyone.

    I am new to the Club, been on the site though for about one month. Great stuff.

    I am a former wine bar/restaurant owner here in NY. I have been in the travel/hospitality industry for about 30 years. I was laid off in March 2020 due to Covid. My wife was laid off two days later. In July 2020 I had surgery for a spinal tumor, broken back, and a spinal dissection. Needless to say, it has been a long road to recovery. I wound up going on permanent disability this last December. I can walk, but the pain is always there.

    Since I am now home, I decided to throw myself 100% into my passion for cooking. My other passions are books, tech, gaming and music (former lead singer in a Blues/Motown/Soul touring band). I refinished my kitchen so I can have some room to play around.

    My gear consists of a Traeger Pro Series 34, Weber 22" Kettle Grill, Cutluxe Knives, Calphalon Classic Stainless Steel Cookware, Electric Pasta Machine, ThermaPro IT-48, a Thermapen instant-read plus enough spices, accessories, and gadgets to choke a pig. I use a variety of suppliers for my pellets and buy 95% of my meats from Wild Fork.

    That about sums it all up. I look forward to being active on these boards, sharing our cooks, recipes, ideas, feedback, and pics. I hope that I can bring some of my hospitality and restaurant experience here, so feel free to ask me anything at all. I'll do the best I can to answer.


    Daba's BBQ
    Last edited by Daba's BBQ; July 10, 2021, 06:57 AM.

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