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  • BesstR
    Club Member
    • Dec 2016
    • 2
    • Spring Valley, AZ
    • New Braunfels Offset Smoker
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Weber Performer
      Weber Smokey Joe
      Craft Beer I am open to any style
      Hand Rolled Cigars

    Robert Besst (BesstR)

    I was introduced to smoking meat at an early age growing up in Iowa. My dad had a friend with an old refrigerator turned into a smoker. It was mostly fish in the summer some of you may cringe but his smoke carp was amazing plus whatever else we would catch. Then in the winter was the typical meats like venison, pork, and beef. I was always amazed how different woods would make things taste. No advanced forward first grill/smoker was a offset New Braunfels one of the originals heavy steal. My wife sold it at a yard sale and I was upset and she bought me a Weber performer to replace it. I always miss the old smoker and my neighbor after weeks of negotiations bought it back and surprised me with it. This Christmas my wife bought me the Pit Barrel Cooker after I talked about it for weeks. Long story short I am learning about the new cooker and excited about what I can do with it. I live in Spring Valley, AZ if anybody is out this way look me up we can enjoy a beverage, cigar and do some grilling. Semper Fi
  • LA Pork Butt
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 5871
    • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

    #2
    Welcome to the Pit! It is clear your wife loves you and is supporting you BBQ addiction.

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    • tbob4
      Charter Member
      • Nov 2014
      • 2494
      • 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

      #3
      Welcome from Northern, CA.

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      • edible hen
        Club Member
        • Feb 2016
        • 185
        • Yoder Durango 20
          Maverick ET-733
          Maverick Pro Temp

        #4
        Greetings from Florida BesstR

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        • Nate
          Banned Former Member
          • Apr 2015
          • 3794
          • Quarantined

          #5
          Welcome from Indiana

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          • MBMorgan
            Club Member
            • Sep 2015
            • 6708
            • 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

            #6
            Greetings, Robert ... and welcome to the Pit!

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            • lschweig
              Former Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 979
              • Oswego, Il

              #7
              A hearty welcome from Illinois.

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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

                #8
                Howdy, Robert! Welcome from Nebraska.

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                • RonB
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 14050
                  • Near Richmond VA
                  • Weber Performer Deluxe
                    SNS
                    Pizza insert
                    Rotisserie
                    Smokenator 1000
                    Cookshack Smokette Elite
                    2 Thermapens
                    Chefalarm
                    Dot
                    lots of probes.
                    CyberQ

                  #9
                  Welcome to The Pit.

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                  • Huskee
                    Administrator
                    • May 2014
                    • 15754
                    • central MI, USA
                    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                      Smokers / Grills
                      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                      • PBC
                      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                      • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
                      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
                      • 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 X4 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 BesstR! Very glad to hear you got your old "New" Braunfels back! That's a nice array of cookers you have there, you're unstoppable. Happy to have you here and 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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                    • BesstR
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                      I believe the homework assignment is completed. Some great info thank you.
                  • fuzzydaddy
                    Charter Member
                    • Nov 2014
                    • 4977
                    • 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, 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.

                    #11
                    Welcome aboard!

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                    • DWCowles
                      Founding Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 9702
                      • 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.

                      #12
                      Welcome BesstR

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                      • Mr. Bones
                        Charter Member
                        • Sep 2016
                        • 10619
                        • Kansas Territory
                        • Grills / Smokers
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                          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

                        #13
                        Welcome BesstR , glad yer here! Great intro, glad ya got yer ol' flame back, and hope ya' enjoy th' PBC!!!
                        Love t' see pics of yer cookers, an' cooks!!!
                        Semper Fi, an' Can Do, from an ol' Air Det Seabee.

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