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  • grampa
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 26
    • SoCal

    grampa from SoCal here

    Hi folks! Just went from freebie to full member, thought I'd stick around! I picked up "Meathead" awhile back, and was blown away - so much solid info on barbecuing and grilling! And then all the mythbusters! Fantastic! I'm afraid my collection of BBQ books have all been abandoned for "Meathead"!!! Anybody want 'em?

    Our family all live close by here in southern California, and every Friday, the kids and grandkids all converge here for dinner. It's great to have everyone here, and more often than not, there's some serious BBQing going on. A couple years ago in this BBQ journey, I was apologizing to the family for over cooking the ribs a bit. My son-in-law, Adam, pops up with, "That's okay, Dad, you just keep trying and we'll be happy to eat the evidence!" They're still all eating the Q, and coming back for more!
  • 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.

    #2
    Welcome grampa

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    • EdF
      EdF
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 3207
      • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
      • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
        Karubeque C-60
        Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
        TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
        Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
        Thermapen
        Thermapen Air
        ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
        Thermoworks Hi temp IR
        BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
        Various other stuff

      #3
      Welcome! Keep on feeding them!

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      • 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.

        #4
        grampa We're glad you're staying around. By the way, you've got a great screen name! See you around the Pit!

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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

          #5
          Welcome to full membership!

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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

            #6
            Welcome to the Pit from another grandpa.

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            • Breadhead
              Banned Former Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 0

              #7
              Welcome to the Pit grampa ... 👍 Becoming a good pit master does have a way of attracting lots of company.😜 My kids and grandkids love it when I fire up my cookers for them too.

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              • SMOG MAN
                Club Member
                • Jan 2016
                • 294
                • San Diego, California
                • Rec Tec 680
                  Weber Performer
                  Weber Rotisserie for kettle
                  Weber Summit
                  My old worn out Gasser for burgers

                #8
                When the grandkids are sitting in the chairs and i am feeding the family with my best it just cant get any better, You go grampa!

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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 )

                  #9
                  Welcome grandpa in SoCal from grandpa in Louisiana. Enjoy the Wikipedia of BBQ.

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                  • Huskee
                    Pit Boss
                    • May 2014
                    • 14988
                    • 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.

                    #10
                    Welcome to The Pit grampa! Nice to have you here with us, thanks for the 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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                    Hope to hear & see more from you!

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                    • Steve B
                      Club Member
                      • Jun 2016
                      • 2971
                      • Rockland county New York
                      • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
                        Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

                        22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

                        Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

                        1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
                        1 maverick et-733 - gray
                        1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
                        1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
                        1 thermoworks thermopop - red

                        Pre Miala flavor injector
                        taylor digital scale
                        TSM meat grinder
                        chefs choice food slicer
                        cuisinhart food processor
                        food saver vacuum sealer
                        TSM harvest food dehydrator

                      #11
                      Welcome grampa That's awesome to have your family with you and enjoying your BBQing. You will learn a whole new world of BBQing here in the pit. Please don't be shy and ask any and all questions you may have. We are all here to help.

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                      • Shane Rakow
                        Club Member
                        • Oct 2016
                        • 568
                        • Nebraska
                        • Traeger Pellet w/ add-on Cold Smoker attachment (2008)
                          Weber-22" Kettle w/SnS Plus (2002)
                          Brinkman Bullet Smoker (super old)
                          Little Chief (really, really old)
                          Kenmore Propane 4-burner w/Searing Station (2015)
                          Burn Pit (1992)
                          ThermoWorks Smoke (2016)
                          ThermoWorks Thermapen (old, waiting to win a new one)

                          Favorite Dog Breed: German Shorthair Pointer
                          Favorite Car: The ones that start
                          Favorite Month: October
                          Favorite Steak: Ribeye, rare, and reverse seared

                        #12
                        Welcome to the group, Grampa!

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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

                          #13
                          Welcome to the Pit. We are happy to have you here. Make sure you check out the last meal ribs. Your boy will be blown away!!

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                          • Nate
                            Former Member
                            • Apr 2015
                            • 3811
                            • Quarantined

                            #14
                            Welcome from Indiana..

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                            • CaptainMike
                              Club Member
                              • Nov 2015
                              • 2469
                              • 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.

                              #15
                              Howdy grampa from way up here in The Great State of Jefferson!

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