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  • ManInBlack
    Former Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 2

    Hello from SoCal

    Greetings folks. Just found this website and after reading it for a few hours i'm addicted. A plethora of information.

    I'm looking to buy my next "Smoke Monster" so any ideas would be helpful.
  • Huskee
    Pit Boss
    • May 2014
    • 14907
    • 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.

    #2
    Greetings ManInBlack! We're glad to have you aboard, thanks for the support! I think the smoke monster is just Locke, right? I was a big fan, too bad the ending made me feel like I wasted 6 yrs.


    When you get a minute, check out Pit Boss' Welcome & Announcements channel, as well as the tips posts in that same channel. These will help you fill out your signature, learn how to navigate around The Pit, and learn the best ways to post bragging pictures. Enjoy!

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    • _John_
      Former Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 2447

      #3
      Welcome, what do you have now? I have a Pit Barrel Cooker and a 22.5" Weber thats sole purpose seems to be lighting the chimneys for the PBC.

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      • The Burn
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 990
        • West Chester, PA
        • Gas Grill: NXR Tabletop/Portable Propane
          Charcoal: Weber Performer Silver (i.e., 22.5")
          Charcoal: Weber OTG 22.5"

          Kettle Accessories: Slow 'n Sear, Smokenator and Vortex and bound to be more on the way
          Smoker: GOSM Propane 38" 2-drawer
          Pellet: CampChef/Browning Deluxe PGP24LTD

          Thermometer: 2 Mavericks, Red backlit Thermapen
          Anova Wi-Fi Sous Vide

        #4
        Welcome MIB. Whereabouts in SoCal, that's a big place. I lived in the South Bay (Hermosa & Manhattan Beaches) for 16 years before moving to PA a couple of years back.

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        • Oskaar
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 10
          • Orange County in Scenic So Cal!
          • I'm Running a Texas smoker and a half:
            - 1.5 55 gal thick oil barrels cut horizontally
            - Firebox section on left end (not offset)
            - Hinged lid/hatch over the firebox section
            - Hinged ash hatch on the firebox section end
            - Grilling/smoking section has a framed grill inset with two height levels for grilling and searing
            - Charcoal grate on the bottom that slides closer or further from the meat to adjust temperature
            - The water pan is elevated between the meat and the coals.
            - Can maintain temperature without adjustments for about 2 hours at a time

          #5
          Howdy MIB, I'm a SoCal dude too smokin' in the OC (Anaheim). Where you iz?

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          • Jon Solberg
            Former Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 4819

            #6
            I'm Lost.... jk

            WELCOME!

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            • ManInBlack
              Former Member
              • Aug 2014
              • 2

              #7
              Thanks guys! We're in northern San Diego. We had a CharBroiler 4-burner that lasted a good 10 years till it retired this summer.

              Its time to upgrade to a better one. Been wanting to get a good charcoal grill and smoker.

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              • David Parrish
                Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
                • May 2014
                • 5037
                • Charlotte, NC
                  • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
                  • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
                  • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
                  • LOTS of accessories
                  • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
                  • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
                  • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
                  • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
                  • President/Owner - SnS Grills

                #8
                Welcome to The Pit MIB! We'll be happy to help you pick out that next smoker. When you have a moment, check out my Welcome letter and tips topics, which will help you complete your signature (Tip#1). They're here and here.

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