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  • happybloke
    Charter Member
    • Sep 2014
    • 4
    • Northern California
    • California, USA
      Weber Summit s-670 natural gas grill
      Bar B Chef elevator type charcoal grill
      Weber 18.5 Smokey Mountain smoker

    Greetings fellow carnivores (and Herbivores)

    Hi

    I am an Aussie ex-pat living in the USA. I've come to learn that BBQ in the states is not what I grew up with in Australia. My dad grilled meats over a wood fire and later over an open gas grill. It is much more fun doing it low and slow (I can drink more beer) and the result is tastier. (For the record, my dad never, ever threw a prawn (aka shrimp) on the barbie. We always ate 'em cold as do most Aussies.)

    I have over the years acquired a Weber Summit s-670 natural gas grill, an old Charbroil elevator type charcoal grill and most recently a Weber 18.5 smokey mountain smoker.

    I love the gas grill for its simplicity and I can crank it up to over 700 to sear my steaks and quickly burn the gunk off all my grill plates. I also use it extensively as a second oven. Throwing chunks of wood onto the burners or in the side burner box helps impart some smoke flavor.

    The only time I use my old charcoal grill is when I need the extra surface area for a big gathering.

    My new found joy is the baby of them all; the smokey mountain. It has allowed me to fool proof my pork ribs and pulled pork from the tested recipes.

    A big shout out and thank you to MeatHead and the rest of the Amazing Ribs crew. I have learnt an awful lot from y'all. As a result I have been able to kick my cooking up a notch or two.

    HappyBloke
  • Huskee
    Administrator
    • May 2014
    • 15371
    • 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

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      • 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.

    #2
    Greetings HappyBloke! 'Shrimp on the barbie' stereotype BUSTED! Glad to have you here.

    Good job on your signature by the way. In case you haven't already, please check out Pit Boss' Welcome & Announcements channel, as well as the tips posts in that channel. These will help you learn your way around The Pit and there's also a post that explains the best way to post nice big pics here... we like to see bragging pictures of your equipment and your cooks. We look forward to hearing more from you! Enjoy!

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    • Jerod Broussard
      Moderator
      • Jun 2014
      • 9894
      • East Texas
      • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
        Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
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        Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
        Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
        Weber Smokey Joe Gold
        Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
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        Maverick ET-732 White
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        Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
        Thermoworks Timestick
        Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
        B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
        B & B Pellets

      #3
      Great to have you. I love me some shrimp.

      Jamie Foxx got busted for stealing shrimp in a movie, he was quick to correct people and let them know they were actually prawns.

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      • Jon Solberg
        Former Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 4729

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        Hello HB Welcome

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