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  • budbrew2
    Club Member
    • Mar 2016
    • 35
    • Zionsville, IN

    Hello from the Hoosier State

    Hello to all! My name is Bud. I am from Zionsville, IN and I have recently taken up the habit of smoking. (Use that as an ice breaker & watch the confused looks!) I have been a fan of meat kissed by flame and smoke probably my entire life, but have been applying effort to hone my techniques for a couple of years. My goal is simply to make consistently great food in my backyard...esp. pork. If you ask my wife, it has gone from an interest...past an obsession...to a full blown addiction!

    I am pretty simple...just have a PBC & a 4-burner Char-Broil gas grill for burgers and veggies. As my skills improve, I hope to be able to convince my wife that a Good One Open Range or a BGE would be a smart investment. I am also using Thermoworks DOT & Thermopop to monitor the temps. To fund my habit, I am a motorcycle technician for Harley Davidson.

    To all, thank you in advance for your insights. I look forward to learning from you...have a great evening!
  • Spinaker
    Moderator
    • Nov 2014
    • 10963
    • Land of Tonka
    • John "J R"
      Instagram: JRBowlsby
      Smokin' Hound Que
      Minnesota/ United States of America

      ********************************************
      Assistants
      Dexter (Beagle mix)
      Kinnick (American Foxhound)
      ************************

      Grills/Smokers/Fryers
      Big Green Egg (Large) X3
      Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

      Karubeque C-60
      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
      ******************.
      Thermometers
      FireBoard (Base Package)
      Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
      Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
      **************

      Accessories
      Big Green Egg Plate Setter
      Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
      Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

      Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
      Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

      Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
      Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
      Eggspander Kit X2
      Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

      Finex Cat Iron Line
      FireBoard Drive
      Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
      Grill Grates
      Joule Water Circulator
      KBQ Fire Grate

      Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
      Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
      Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
      Large Vortex
      Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
      Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
      Smithey No. 12
      Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
      Stargazer No.10, 12
      Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
      Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
      ********************************
      Fuel
      FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
      Kingsford Blue and White
      Rockwood Lump Charcoal
      Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
      **************************

      Cutlery
      Buck 119 Special
      Cuda 7' Fillet Knife

      Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
      Global
      Shun
      Wusthof
      *******
      Next Major Purchase
      Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

    #2
    Welcome to the Pit!! We are glad your here. Lots of PBC folks in here.

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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.

      #3
      Welcome budbrew2

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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

        #4
        Welcome aboard, Bud!

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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

          #5
          Welcome to the Pit! I have a Big Green Egg, and I am hoping that I can win the Open Range one day in the Gold Medal Give Away.

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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.

            #6
            Welcome to The Pit budbrew2! Glad to have you here. It's hard to quit acquiring gear. At some point it goes beyond need yet we always find a way to justify it.

            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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            • 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 )

              #7
              Welcome to the pit, enjoy.

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              • 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.

                #8
                Welcome aboard budbrew2.

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                • David Parrish
                  Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
                  • May 2014
                  • 4905
                  • Charlotte, NC

                  #9
                  Welcome budbrew2! We're glad you're here.

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                  • Nate
                    Banned Former Member
                    • Apr 2015
                    • 3794
                    • Quarantined

                    #10
                    Welcome to the Pit budbrew2 . I always like seeing fellow members of the Hoosier State join. I'm down in southwest Indiana.

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

                      #11
                      budbrew2, Welcome to The Pit! You Wii Find a Lot of Good Advice Here! It's like a Culinary University with reasonable tuition!
                      Eat Well and Prosper! From Fargo ND, Dan

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

                        #12
                        Welcome to The Pit Bud. Good luck with the PBC. I love mine.

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