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  • PappaTbone
    Club Member
    • Oct 2016
    • 3
    • Dexter, MI

    Hello from Dexter, Michigan

    I'm a 57 year old dental educator from Dexter, Michigan, employed by the University of Michigan. I just bought a Slow N Sear and they gave me a coupon for this forum for a 90 day trial. I'm looking forward to some great BBQ on my Weber Performer. I was thinking about buying a WSM but saw the Slow N Sear on this site and thought it would be perfect now that I'm an empty nester (4 children, last one graduates college this year). I also bought a Thermapen after reading Kenji Lopez's book and this BBQ site, and it was probably the best piece of kitchen equipment I've ever purchased. I am mostly a griller, but love to barbecue pork ribs when I have the time. I rarely enjoy eating at restaurants anymore, because my steaks, ribs and chicken are so good at home on the weber using natural lump charcoal and wood chunks. My wife does not like to cook much (although she's good at many dishes), so I do most of the cooking. Lamb chops are my absolute favorite, but my wife can't stand the smell, so I only make them when by boys are home---my daughter, like mom, is not a lamb fan.
  • MBMorgan
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 6192
    • 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

    #2
    Welcome to the Pit! Like most of us here, you take the money you save by not eating at restaurants ... double or quadruple it ... then spend it on new BBQ gear ... simple!

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    • smokinfatties
      Former Member
      • Oct 2015
      • 521
      • Upland, CA

      #3
      Welcome! Lots to learn, enjoy the pit!

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      • Spinaker
        Moderator
        • Nov 2014
        • 10597
        • 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

        #4
        Welcome to the Pit!! We are happy to have you. Your on the right track after picking up the SNS and joining the Pit. Now all you need is time.

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        • LA Pork Butt
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 5360
          • 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!

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          • Huskee
            Pit Boss
            • May 2014
            • 15005
            • 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.

            #6
            Welcome to The Pit PappaTbone and greetings from another MI dweller. Nice to have you here.

            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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            • fuzzydaddy
              Charter Member
              • Nov 2014
              • 4958
              • 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.

              #7
              PappaTbone welcome to The Pit! Nice introduction!

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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.

                #8
                Welcome PappaTbone

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                • FireMan
                  Charter Member
                  • Jul 2015
                  • 7676
                  • Bottom of Winnebago

                  #9
                  Welcome aboard PapaT. Watch that smokin, cuz it'll get ya. Go Blue! Enjoy the ride!

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

                    #10
                    PappaTbone, Welcome to The Pit! You are Now Enrolled in the BBQ Univ.! Attendance and Participation are Mandatory! You are going to Love Your Weber and S 'n S Combo! I recommend you spend some time on the Adrenaline BBQ Site on the Techniques and Recipes Section! They ie. Huskee and Pit Boss have a first rate tutorial on vent settings for Temp Control!
                    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 )

                      #11
                      Welcome to the pit, enjoy the Wikipedia of BBQ.

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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 to The Pit PappaTbone! We're glad you're here.

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