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  • johnsanders
    Former Member
    • Jul 2015
    • 1
    • Plano, TX

    Howdy from Plano, TX

    Hi everyone. I've been a member since last July, but I thought I'd introduce myself. My buddy directed me to this site about 3 years ago, and it's been my guide for all my smoking.

    Almost 4 years ago, my family and I moved from California (SF Bay Area) to Texas. After meeting so many people who smoke over grilling, it was hard not to pick it up, and I'm glad I did.

    I'm what you call a "Costco Smoker." I bought my Traeger Lil Tex (electric pellet smoker) from there, I get my wood there, and I pretty much get all of my meat from there too.

    So far my favorite thing to smoke is brisket. But I love salmon, ribs, veggies, and I've even smoked a few pies on my Traeger. All thanks to the recipes and advice from this site.

    If anyone wants to know more about Traeger smokers, I'd be glad to answer questions, and give you the low down on the goods and bads.

    - John




  • fuzzydaddy
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 4972
    • Winchester TN
    • Hardware
      Blackstone 36” Griddle.
      Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado & Kettle Grill.
      Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0).
      DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
      Weber Chimney Starters (regular and compact).
      Joule, Instant Accu Slim.
      GrillGrates.
      Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
      ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

      Consumables / Favorites
      KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks), B&B Hardwood Briquettes when I'm out of Weber.
      Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins, Shrimp, Fajitas.
      SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
      MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPG.

    #2
    Good to meet you johnsanders and welcome to The Pit.

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    • jharner
      Club Member
      • Jan 2016
      • 1290
      • Louisiana - North West but a coon ass at heart
      • Cookers

        Camp Chef DLX Pellet Grill
        Weber 22.5 Kettle
        Brickman Box Smoker

        Accessories

        Slow N Sear
        Tube Smoker
        Turkey Cannon
        Rib racks
        Weber chimney starter

        Thermometer's

        Maverick ET 735
        Tru Temp 3619n
        Thermapen mk4
        Thermapop

        Favorite Drink

        Free beer
        Coors Light
        Windsor ( Canadian blended whiskey )

      #3
      Welcome John, I am new to the sight and also new to pellet smoking. Bought a Camp Chef DLX a little over a month ago and love it.

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      • DWCowles
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 9696
        • 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.

        #4
        Welcome johnsanders

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        • Danjohnston949
          In Memoriam
          • Dec 2014
          • 4398
          • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

          #5
          johnsanders, Welcome to The Pit! Glad you decided to come to the Light! Eat Well and Prosper! From Fargo ND, Dan

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          • Jerod Broussard
            Moderator
            • Jun 2014
            • 9929
            • East Texas
            • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
              Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
              Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
              Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
              Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
              Weber Smokey Joe Gold
              Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
              Vortex
              Maverick ET-732 White
              Maverick ET-732 Copper
              2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
              Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
              Thermoworks Timestick
              Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
              B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
              B & B Pellets

            #6
            Welcome John. I have definitely eaten more brisket and pork shoulder than I ever thought possible since moving to Texas.

            Thanks for the support and the offer to help "Traeger Newbies"

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            • LA Pork Butt
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 5695
              • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

              #7
              Glad to have you in the Pit! It is a fun place to be.

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              • MBMorgan
                Club Member
                • Sep 2015
                • 6554
                • Colorado
                • > Weber Genesis EP-330
                  > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
                  > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
                  > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
                  > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
                  to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
                  > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
                  > Thermoworks Smoke
                  > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
                  > Thermoworks Thermapen
                  > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
                  > Anova sous vide circulator
                  > Searzall torch
                  > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

                #8
                Welcome to the Pit, John! We lived in Plano for a few years back in the mid 80's when I first went to work for Arco ... nice place!

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                • Jon Solberg
                  Former Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 4729

                  #9
                  Welcome!

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                  • FireMan
                    Charter Member
                    • Jul 2015
                    • 8320
                    • Bottom of Winnebago

                    #10
                    Howdy back! That's my kind of speachin. Welcome aboard, enjoy the ride.

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                    • BigBear
                      Former Member
                      • Sep 2015
                      • 657
                      • Dallas-Ft. Worth

                      #11
                      Hi John. Greetings from Colleyville, Texas!

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                      • Huskee
                        Administrator
                        • May 2014
                        • 15436
                        • 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
                          • (7) Maverick ET-732s
                          • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
                          • (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.

                        #12
                        Welcome to The Pit johnsanders! Great having you here, thanks for joining up. Nothing wrong with being a Costco smoker, we all get our stuff somewhere.

                        Since this is your first post, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains a few how-tos and please-dos. This will help you learn your way around so you can get the best experience from our forum.

                        Also, it's very important that you add the domain AmazingRibs.com to your email safe list in case you are ever drawn as our monthly Gold Medal Giveaway winner!

                        Hope to hear & see more from you!

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                        • jecucolo
                          Club Member
                          • Nov 2015
                          • 1273
                          • Schertz Texas
                          • Pit Barrel Cooker






                          #13
                          Welcome!

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                          • James Munton
                            Former Member
                            • Feb 2016
                            • 11
                            • Plano, TX

                            #14
                            Hi there, John! I'm also a new member from Plano! Have you checked out Matador Meat and Wine on Preston nr. 121? They have some good meat and are very friendly and helpful.

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                            • johnsanders
                              johnsanders commented
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                              I haven't. I'll check it out.

                              We have a pretty nice butcher in town called Hirsch's Meats. I go there when I need specialty meats I can't get at Costco. You can get good quality meats, but they are more pricey.

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