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  • Hazi
    Club Member
    • Dec 2016
    • 11
    • Lincoln, CA
    • 22" Weber Performer
      22" Weber Kettle
      18" WSM
      36" AOG gas grill
      Maverick ET-732
      Javelin Instant Read
      TimeStick
      Grill Grates
      MEATHEAD by Meathead
      Preferred beer: any red ale, enough to float an aircraft carrier

    Christmas Present

    Hi Everyone!
    Bought myself a membership present yesterday, which is what we're supposed to do, right? I live in Lincoln, CA where the grillin' is fine pretty much all year long. I retired from IBM and started a dog training business until I retired from that. I've been grilling all my life with Weber kettles and started low and slow smokin' a year or so ago with much to learn. Hope to get that education from the experts here. I manage two Weber kettles, a WSM and an AOG 36" gasser and enough tools to be granted my very own bottom drawer in the kitchen. I really enjoy trying different rubs and sauces and experimenting with new meals. Some come out pretty good! Oh, and I love red ales from craft breweries as my companion during the bbq.
    Anyway, I'm here to learn and hope to share some of my successful cooks.
  • lschweig
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 979
    • Oswego, Il

    #2
    A hearty welcome from Illinois.

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    • LA Pork Butt
      Charter Member
      • Dec 2014
      • 5517
      • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

      #3
      You are a wise man. You joined the Pit. Welcome!

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      • Nate
        Banned Former Member
        • Apr 2015
        • 3808
        • Quarantined

        #4
        Welcome from Indiana

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        • DWCowles
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 9703
          • 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.

          #5
          Welcome Hazi

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          • Mr. Bones
            Birthday Hat Master
            • Sep 2016
            • 9724
            • 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

            #6
            Welcome, Hazi !!! Lookin' forward t' learnin' from, an' with ya'!!!

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            • tbob4
              Charter Member
              • Nov 2014
              • 2504
              • 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

              #7
              Hello from Chico! If you see a couple of Rhodesian Ridgebacks running around your neighborhood they may have come from my place as puppies. Costco is carrying cases of the seasonal Sierra Nevada Sidecar right now up here. I imagine they are selling in your neck of the foothills. They go really well with oak and almond wood!

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              • Lowjiber
                Former Member
                • Nov 2016
                • 313
                • Las Vegas, Nevada

                #8
                Welcome to the pit Hazi.

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                • fuzzydaddy
                  Charter Member
                  • Nov 2014
                  • 4970
                  • Winchester TN
                  • Hardware
                    Blackstone 36” Griddle.
                    Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado & Kettle Grill.
                    Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0).
                    DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
                    Weber Chimney Starters (regular and compact).
                    Joule, Instant Accu Slim.
                    GrillGrates.
                    Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
                    ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

                    Consumables / Favorites
                    KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks), B&B Hardwood Briquettes when I'm out of Weber.
                    Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins, Shrimp, Fajitas.
                    SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
                    MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPG.

                  #9
                  Welcome to The Pit Hazi! We're glad you joined. Great job on your signature and you've got some great equipment!

                  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, which is open to all USA members or those with a USA delivery address (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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                  • 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

                    #10
                    Welcome from Nebraska!

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                    • Paul299
                      Club Member
                      • Dec 2016
                      • 41
                      • Messingham, England
                      • Weber Kettle Master-Touch 57cm with Slow 'N' Sear

                        ThermoWorks Smoke
                        ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4

                      #11
                      Welcome Hazi from Scunthorpe, England.

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                      • Brewmaster
                        Charter Member
                        • Oct 2014
                        • 588
                        • Santa Rosa, CA

                        #12
                        Welcome from sunny Santa Rosa Ca

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                        • Hazi
                          Club Member
                          • Dec 2016
                          • 11
                          • Lincoln, CA
                          • 22" Weber Performer
                            22" Weber Kettle
                            18" WSM
                            36" AOG gas grill
                            Maverick ET-732
                            Javelin Instant Read
                            TimeStick
                            Grill Grates
                            MEATHEAD by Meathead
                            Preferred beer: any red ale, enough to float an aircraft carrier

                          #13
                          Thanks for the grillin' hot welcome folks! I think I'll enjoy the company. I'm going to upload my Thanksgiving turkey to see if I can get the hang of posting pics. This was done on my WSM 3.5 hours at 340 avg temp, apple and cherry wood, 55 degrees outside. 16 lbs.
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                          I think it worked. Anyway, thanks again!

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                          • Huskee
                            Administrator
                            • May 2014
                            • 15303
                            • 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.

                            #14
                            Welcome to The Pit Hazi! Thanks for joining up with us, appreciate your support.


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                            • tbob4
                              Charter Member
                              • Nov 2014
                              • 2504
                              • 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

                              #15
                              Good job on the photo. Here is a Nor Cal Sierra Nevada BBQ beer review because you indicated that's one of your things. I went to Costco today and two new beers have been added: Spring Beer Camp and Tropical Torpedo to go with last week's Side car purchase. My favorite every day Sierra Nevada beer is Hop Hunter to give a point of reference. I like the moderate bitterness and slight pine undertone.

                              Beer Camp - smooth IPA without too much bitterness. Very nice. I will buy it until it expires.

                              Tropical Torpedo - it will make you pucker. I liked it more as I drank it. Has a strong grapefruit taste. My son will go heads over heals for it when he visits this Thursday.

                              The interesting beer is Side Car. I always have Pale Ale on hand for company. I'm not as big a fan of Pales. I really like the Side Car. It has an orange flavor which is only an undertone. It has less alcohol than the IPA's but does not taste light "beery". I'm hoping they have it around during the hot summer months because it would be the perfect grilling beer. It reminds me of the discontinued old unfiltered (red bottle) wheat beer.

                              I hope you have these choices in Lincoln.

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