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  • Commercial Builder
    Club Member
    • Aug 2016
    • 3
    • Nashville

    Commercial Builder (Mike)

    I am 66 and live in Nashville, TN. and enjoyed grilling forever. I just switched from Charcoal to a Napoleon Natural gas grill for the first time so I am learning all over again to grill. Really liked this site and all the information you can find so I know it will help me make the transition easier.
  • fuzzydaddy
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 4957
    • Winchester TN
    • Hardware
      Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado.
      Slow 'N Sear Kettle Grill.
      Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0), DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
      Weber Chimney starters (regular and half).
      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.

    #2
    Welcome aboard Commercial Builder. I live part time in Murfreesboro, about 4 miles from I-24 & I-840. Do you have any favorites to cook? See you around The Pit!

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    • DWCowles
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 9709
      • 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 Commercial Builder

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      • MBMorgan
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 6191
        • 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

        #4
        Welcome to the Pit!

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        • Nate
          Former Member
          • Apr 2015
          • 3811
          • Quarantined

          #5
          Welcome from Indiana

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          • Danjohnston949
            Former Member
            • Dec 2014
            • 4419
            • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

            #6
            Commercial Builder, Welcome to The Pit! You are Now Enrolled in the BBQ Univ.! Attendance and Participation are Mandatory!
            Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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            • jharner
              Club Member
              • Jan 2016
              • 1120
              • 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 the Wikipedia of BBQ.

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              • Ribber
                Former Member
                • Jun 2016
                • 161
                • Central Florida

                #8
                Welcome from Leesburg, Florida!

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                • Huskee
                  Pit Boss
                  • May 2014
                  • 14980
                  • 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.

                  #9
                  Welcome to The Pit Commercial Builder! Thanks for joining up with us. Are you a builder of commercial structures, or do you make commercials for TV/radio? Inquiring minds and all that....

                  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:
                  1. Give us an email address you actually use. You can set or change your email on file with us by clicking your name in the upper-right, then User Settings, then the Notifications tab.
                  2. Add the domain AmazingRibs.com to your email safe list. We NEVER spam! This is important to receive notices about your account, such as if you’re up for renewal or are ever drawn as our monthly Gold Medal Giveaway winner (we’d hate to have to pick another person because you don’t answer us)!


                  Hope to hear & see more from you!

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                  • Elgine
                    Club Member
                    • Aug 2016
                    • 94
                    • Laughlin nevada

                    #10
                    Welcome to the pit from Laughlin Nevada

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                    • FireMan
                      Charter Member
                      • Jul 2015
                      • 7674
                      • Bottom of Winnebago

                      #11
                      Welcome aboard Commercial Builder. I do not live in Nashville, TN. I do not live in Murfreesboro, TN, although my name is Murphree. I am 631 miles from you, but am 66 just like you. Now that the niceties are out of the way, boy are you in for some fun. Glad to have you with us & enjoy the ride!

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                      • David Parrish
                        Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
                        • May 2014
                        • 5038
                        • 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

                        #12
                        Welcome Commercial Builder! We're glad you're here.

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                        • LA Pork Butt
                          Charter Member
                          • Dec 2014
                          • 5347
                          • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                          #13
                          Welcome to the Pit!

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                          • Commercial Builder
                            Club Member
                            • Aug 2016
                            • 3
                            • Nashville

                            #14
                            To answer a few questions, I am now retired after being in commercial building for 42 years.
                            My best grilling dish is country style ribs but have yet to try on the new gas grill.
                            I just fired up the new grill today to let it burn for 30 minutes to get the oil and such off. I have been busy installing the natural gas lines etc. so looking forward to getting some meat on this week

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                            • Spinaker
                              Moderator
                              • Nov 2014
                              • 10592
                              • 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) X2
                                Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

                                Broil King Keg
                                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
                                BBQ Dragon
                                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
                                Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
                                Global
                                Shun
                                Wusthof
                                *******
                                Next Major Purchase
                                Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

                              #15
                              Welcome to the Pit. Well belated welcome. But its never too late.

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