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  • Joel Huizenga
    Club Member
    • Dec 2016
    • 2
    • Illinois

    Greetings from Illinois, excited to learn

    I love to cook and bake. I was introduced to good baking by my grandmother who taught me to bake and decorate cakes. I have a few signature items that My friends, family, and coworkers really appreciate. I bake because I like it, but I like the reaction I get when making food people really like. I am interested in the challenge of smoking. I got permission from the wife to invest in a smoker and my local Hardware Hank friend/owner sold me a 30 inch Smoking Brothers pellet grill 10 days ago. I have used it twice as of today (whole chicken and veggies and a pork butt) and my family thinks I have made the best purchase ever. I can't wait to learn from the people here. My 3 daughters love good ribs my goal is to produce the best ribs they have ever had.
  • 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.

    #2
    Welcome Joel Huizenga

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

      #3
      Welcome from Indiana

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

        #4
        A hearty welcome from Illinois as well.

        What area are you in?

        There are a bunch of us from all over Illinois in the pit.

        I think all of our goal is to produce the best tasting ribs ever.

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        • Joel Huizenga
          Joel Huizenga commented
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          Down near Kankakee

        • KiloVolt89
          KiloVolt89 commented
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          Welcome from another part of Illinois! Out in the Northwest Suburbs, Palatine.
      • Jerod Broussard
        Moderator
        • Jun 2014
        • 10082
        • East Texas
        • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
          Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
          Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
          Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
          Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
          Weber Smokey Joe Gold
          Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
          Vortex
          Maverick ET-732 White
          Maverick ET-732 Copper
          2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
          Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
          Thermoworks Timestick
          Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
          B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
          B & B Pellets

        #5
        Sounds like a plan!!!

        Welcome...

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        • LA Pork Butt
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 5883
          • 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! It is a great place to learn.

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          • Mr. Bones
            Charter Member
            • Sep 2016
            • 10662
            • 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

            #7
            Welcome t' th' Pit, thanks fer th' great introduction.
            Ribs?
            "the best ribs they have ever had."
            Amigo, I b'lieve y'all've come t' th' right place.... Jus' Sayin'...
            Why, there's likely 1000's of the best ribs they've never had, here, already!
            Together, we can figger out how to make your ribs yours...

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            • 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.

              #8
              Welcome from Florida! See you around The Pit!

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              • RonB
                Club Member
                • Apr 2016
                • 14079
                • 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 Joel. Follow Meathead's advice on ribs and your kids will be impressed. Then you can work on making ribs your "specialty" and they will be super.

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                • Oakgrovebacon
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 2031
                  • South central Illinois

                  #10
                  Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois! The Last Meal Rib recipe is wonderful! Give it a try and you will be hooked enjoy the great food in your future.

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                  • MBMorgan
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2015
                    • 6723
                    • 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

                    #11
                    Welcome, Joel!

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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 from Nebraska, Joel!

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                      • Huskee
                        Administrator
                        • May 2014
                        • 15765
                        • 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.

                        #13
                        Welcome to The Pit Joel Huizenga! You're going to love being here! There's a very active bread & baking channel here as well with some very talented baker/pitmasters. Thanks for your support here and for joining up.

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

                          #14
                          Welcome aboard from Las Vegas, Joe!

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