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  • CaptainMike
    Club Member
    • Nov 2015
    • 2491
    • The Great State of Jefferson
    • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
      Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
      2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
      20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
      20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
      Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
      36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
      Fireboard
      Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

    Hello From The Great State of Jefferson

    Hello, My name is Mike Hamilton and I joined AR.com about a year ago. We live outside the town of Mount Shasta, CA with that big 'ol mountain gazing down at us. The part of California we live in (far north, almost to Oregon) is part of a movement, or at least a sentiment, of creating a new State of Jefferson that encompasses parts of Norcal and Oregon, hence the reference. Nothing wrong with the rest of California, just folks up here would like a little more control of our destiny.

    I am a retired Fireman and currently have a small construction business. As Firemen, we are generally predisposed to grilling food. Something about the open flame and smoke holds a natural allure for us, and is the only situation that does not compel us to extinguish it.

    I have been grilling for most of my life, starting with burning hot dogs in the back yard when I was about 6 years old. Growing up in a small town, social life generally revolved around the volunteer fire department and the churches. Summers were filled with BBQ fundraisers and many of us got pretty good at grilling tri tips, pork, chicken and burgers.

    A few years ago I decided to up my game a little and purchased my first pellet smoker. Wow, did that open a new world of grilling! Over the ensuing years I have spent a lot of time researching recipes and techniques to improve my skills. Like many of us here, I stumbled upon AR.com while looking for a good pork butt recipe. Hallelujah, I have reached the Promised Land of grilling! The Fireman in me thoroughly enjoys the recipes and techniques that help churn out fantastic food, while the paramedic in me appreciates the science of the grilling processes and really adds to the knowledge base.

    My current grilling accoutrements consist of an old-school Traeger BBQ075, a 20 year old many times rebuilt Weber gas grill, a Bradley smoker, and I have dusted off my venerable old 22" Weber kettle that I only used for camping and am gaining a whole new perspective for. Add to that a Camp Chef 2 burner gas cooktop and a Sweet home pellet grill (emergency backup and overflow cooking) and my back deck looks like a grillmasters-gone-wild nightmare! My wife, like many I'm sure, just shakes her head and mutters something I can't quite hear (although she never complains at dinnertime!).

    I have shared AR.com with many friends and we have great fun trying out new recipes on each each other. I look forward sharing and contributing to the site for many more years to come. Thanks for giving us this great resource!
    Last edited by CaptainMike; October 2, 2016, 11:52 AM.
  • Mr. Bones
    Birthday Hat Master
    • Sep 2016
    • 9314
    • Kansas Territory
    • Grills / Smokers
      *********************************************

      Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
      Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
      Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
      Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
      Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
      Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
      Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
      Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
      Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
      Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
      Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

      Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
      Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
      Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

      Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
      Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
      Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
      Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
      Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
      Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
      (Lime Green)
      Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
      Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



      Thermometers:
      *********************************************
      Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
      Maverick ET-732, (Black)
      Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
      ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
      Blue ThermaPen Mk4
      Orange Thermapen Mk4
      Pink Thermapen Mk4
      ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
      ThermoWorks Smoke
      ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
      4 Pro Series cable extensions
      Smoke Gateway

      Accessories:
      *********************************************
      2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
      BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
      Warming shelf
      MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
      Backyard Grill marinade injector
      Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
      Bear Paws
      Meat Rakes
      BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



      Cookware:
      Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
      G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
      '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
      60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
      50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
      Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
      Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

      Cutlery, etc.:
      Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
      Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
      Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
      Multiple steels, from all over the planet
      Crock sticks
      Diamond stones, various
      Lansky Sharpening System

      Tableware
      Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
      Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
      Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

    #2
    Howdy, Mike, in The Great State of Jefferson!

    It sounds like you have lots of experience grilling and bbq'ing, and, like many of us, are upping your game, tuning your chops, etc.

    I think that you have found the right place to do just that, as have I!

    It also appears that you have an enviable arsenal of equipment holding down yer patio, to keep it from blowing away in a high wind. Always a good idea! Better safe, than sorry! Patios are awfully expensive things to replace, so all those grill / cookers / smokers are, as I see it, actually cheap insurance!!!

    NorCal (South Jefferson?) is a spectacular place. I've been there, looking for one of my older brothers. No Joy, in that regard. So far.

    Last time I seen him was in '68; he came home from the 'Nam, forcibly smiling, looking at us from sunken, haunted, hollow eyes, packed his bags, and went up into the mountains near Willits. He ain't come down since. Not even for Pa's funeral.

    I go look for him, now and again. I've found sign, many times, but not caught up to him, at least not yet. He's pretty dam* clever.

    Keep smokin', an' post lotsa pics, techniques, recipes, etc.!!!

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    • EdF
      EdF commented
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      Good luck on your quest, Boss. Bad thing, losing a brother.

    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      Thanks for the welcome, Mr Bones. While I live in Mt Shasta now, I was born and raised in Mendocino County, where Willits is located. I know a lot of Vietnam Vets in that area and they are a pretty tight group that looks out for each other.

    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      Thanks for the welcome, Mr Bones. While I live in Mt Shasta now, I was born and raised in Mendocino County, where Willits is located.
  • LA Pork Butt
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 5372
    • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

    #3
    Welcome to the Pit!

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    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      Thanks for the welcome, LA PB!
  • fuzzydaddy
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 4959
    • Winchester TN
    • Hardware
      Blackstone 36” Griddle
      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.
      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, SPG.

    #4
    Welcome aboard CaptainMike! It's great you're here. I enjoyed reading your introduction and wow, a really nice bunch of cookers!

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    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      Thanks for the welcome and gentle nudge.
  • ecowper
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 3271
    • Maple Valley, WA
    • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
      Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

      Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
      Thermometer = Maverick ET732
      Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
      Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
      Thermapen Classic = Grey
      PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

      Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
      Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
      Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
      Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

      Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


      Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

    #5
    Welcome CaptainMike ... I was born and raised in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Rocklin, Loomis ... have family and friends there and throughout the area, like Penryn, Auburn, Paradise, Chico, etc. Love the area around Shasta. My dad grew up in Trinity County, Hyampom specifically. I grew up hunting and fishing the Trinity and 40 mile ridge. These days I live in Western WA ... mostly cause no income tax and not restrictive about firearms.

    Looking forward to seeing and hearing more from you!

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    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      Thanks for the welcome. I retired from CDF so I know all of the areas you mentioned quite well.

    • ecowper
      ecowper commented
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      CaptainMike in the late 90's my cousin Jason was a fire jumper with the CDF
  • 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.

    #6
    Welcome CaptainMike

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    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      Thank you!
  • MBMorgan
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 6193
    • 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

    #7
    Greetings, Mike ... and welcome to the Pit! That's some beautiful country up there where you live. Back when I was flying out of Sacramento with students that area was a favorite destination for cross-country training. If Jefferson ever becomes a retirement-friendly reality, I'd seriously consider heading your way.

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    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
      Editing a comment
      Thanks for the welcome! Yeah, unfortunately CA is not very retirement-friendly. And hard to move back when one leaves.

    • ecowper
      ecowper commented
      Editing a comment
      I like the Medford and Rogue River area, too .... for retirement, fixed income, etc it is probably a great choice, except that you are a long way from anywhere

    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      Thanks for the welcome EdF!
  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 5510
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Thermopops
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    #8
    Greetings Capt Mike. Beautiful area up there. We spent some time at Coffee Creak Ranch in Trinity Alps area.

    Comment


    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
      Editing a comment
      I have fished and hunted that area for years. Beautiful country indeed!
  • FireMan
    Charter Member
    • Jul 2015
    • 7681
    • Bottom of Winnebago

    #9
    Welcome aboard the train to Pittsville. Enjoy the ride.

    l take it you might be a retired captain or is that moniker due to your grillin prowess?

    Comment


    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
      Editing a comment
      Actually a retired battalion chief, but fire captain was by far the best and most satisfying job I had in the business.
  • fuzzydaddy
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 4959
    • Winchester TN
    • Hardware
      Blackstone 36” Griddle
      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.
      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, SPG.

    #10
    Hello again CaptainMike. Thank you for your support!

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    See you around The Pit!

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    • tbob4
      Charter Member
      • Nov 2014
      • 2304
      • Chico, CA
      • BBQ's
        _____________________
        California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
        California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
        Santa Maria Grill
        Vision Grill

        Beer
        _______________________
        Sierra Nevada IPA

        Wood
        _______________________
        Almond
        Oak
        Madrone
        Cherry
        Peach
        Apple

      #11
      Captain Mike - I suppose that you stock up on stuff at the Redding Costco. I live in Chico. I have been getting Choice Briskets from a local butcher down here. I have been waiting forever for Costco to start getting prime brisket. Reading with envy posts from others. The Costco Butcher always said the same thing - no demand so they won't stock them. Prime Tri-tips are always there. Yesterday - viola - prime brisket at $2.65 a pound for the first time ever in Chico. Sizes abundant. If it's down here, it's likely to be stocked in Redding. Welcome to the Pit!

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      • CaptainMike
        CaptainMike commented
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        We usually go to Medford since there's no sales tax. Nicer drive AND they pump your gas.
    • Huskee
      Pit Boss
      • May 2014
      • 15042
      • 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.

      #12
      Welcome to The Pit CaptainMike it sure sounds like your area of the world is beautiful. The furthest west I've been is Joliet, IL (SW of Chicago) for work once.

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      • CaptainMike
        Club Member
        • Nov 2015
        • 2491
        • The Great State of Jefferson
        • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
          Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
          2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
          20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
          20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
          Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
          36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
          Fireboard
          Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

        #13
        This is the little hill that looks down at us
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        • vandy
          Club Member
          • Aug 2015
          • 611
          • Olive Branch, MS

          #14
          All I can say to that view is a really big WOW!!

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          • Spinaker
            Moderator
            • Nov 2014
            • 10605
            • 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
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              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

            #15
            Are you kidding me? I would want my own state too!!!! Spectacular!! Great introduction. Welcome to the Pit!!

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            We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5" x 29.5" footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.

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            Delta by Nuke,
            Stylish and Affordable
            Gaucho Grill

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            Delta by Nuke burns wood or charcoal and comes with an adjustable height grill grate. This Argentinian grill will get your flame on!

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            Genesis II E-335 
            A Versatile Gasser That Does It All!

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            Weber’s Genesis line has long been one of the most popular choices for gas grillers. The new Genesis II E-335 offers solid performance, a sear burner for sizzling heat and an excellent warranty.

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            GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

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            GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily rmoved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

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            Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

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            The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

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            Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

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            The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

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            Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

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            This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

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            Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

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            A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

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            Track Up To Six Temperatures At Once

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            FireBoard Drive 2 is an updated version of a well-received product that sets the standard for performance and functionality in the wireless food thermometer/thermostatic controller class.

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            The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

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            Napoleon's NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

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            Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

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            Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

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