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  • TheWaz
    Club Member
    • Jun 2016
    • 5

    TheWaz checking from Chicago

    I have been doing back yard smoking for the last couple of years now. Smoking a little bit of everything from ribs to brisket to turkeys and chickens. Currently using a char-griller off-set smoker which I like but it's time for me to start upping my game. I want to start getting into competition scene and try to turn this into something more then a hobby.
  • 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
    Welcome TheWaz

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    • jharner
      Club Member
      • Jan 2016
      • 1056
      • 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 to the pit, enjoy the Wikipedia of BBQ.

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      • CeramicChef
        Former Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 1188
        • OKC, OK

        #4
        Welcome to The Pit!

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        • Nate
          Charter Member
          • Apr 2015
          • 3803
          • Quarantined
          • 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

          #5
          Welcome to the pit from a neighbor in Indiana

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          • fuzzydaddy
            Charter Member
            • Nov 2014
            • 4949
            • Winchester TN
            • Hardware
              Slow N Sear Deluxe Kamado.
              22" Weber Kettle.
              Slow N Sear, DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
              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.
              SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
              MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPOG.

            #6
            Welcome to The Pit TheWaz. It's great to have you here. Thank you for your support.

            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.

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            See you around The Pit!

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            • Huskee
              Pit Boss
              • May 2014
              • 14550
              • 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.

              #7
              Welcome to The Pit TheWaz! Great to have you here. What did you have in mind for equipment with regard to upping your game?

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              • Breadhead
                Banned Former Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 1

                #8
                Turning a hobby into a business is a dangerous game... Good luck on that project.😎

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                • LA Pork Butt
                  Charter Member
                  • Dec 2014
                  • 4922
                  • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                  #9
                  Welcome to the Pit!

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                  • MBMorgan
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2015
                    • 5947
                    • 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

                      > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
                      > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
                      > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

                    #10
                    The last time I turned a passion/hobby into a business, I eventually learned to hate it. Best of luck to you, though ... and welcome to the Pit!

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                    • TheWaz
                      Club Member
                      • Jun 2016
                      • 5

                      #11
                      Huskee I have been looking at Lang smokers as well as some pits coming from the East Texas smoker company.

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                      • TheWaz
                        Club Member
                        • Jun 2016
                        • 5

                        #12
                        Mbmorgan What was it about it that made you hate it?

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                        • MBMorgan
                          Club Member
                          • Sep 2015
                          • 5947
                          • 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

                            > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
                            > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
                            > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

                          #13
                          Originally posted by TheWaz View Post
                          Mbmorgan What was it about it that made you hate it?
                          I decided to become a flight instructor ... and found myself teaching others to have fun flying planes without having much (or any) myself.

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                          • Danjohnston949
                            Former Member
                            • Dec 2014
                            • 4437
                            • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

                            #14
                            TheWaz, Welcome to The Pit! You are Now Enrolled in the BBQ Univ.! Attendance is Mandatory! The last time I visited with someone who called himself "The Waz" was in the late 60's - early 70's at UND! Real name was Wazinski(sp)?
                            Eat Well and Prosper! From A Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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                            • FireMan
                              Charter Member
                              • Jul 2015
                              • 7173
                              • Bottom of Winnebago

                              #15
                              Wow! You've just joined & already showing serious signs of MCS. Enjoy!

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