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    Greetings from the KC Mecca

    Howdy y'all! Just signed up and wanted to drop a quick line to introduce myself! Chicago "kid" (at 45 years young) living in the suburbs OF the suburbs of KC MO. Running a Pit Barrel Cooker for smoking (had it about a year now so still learning, but loving it so far), a Char-Griller for grilling (I know, I know... all I READ about em is how awful they are, all I KNOW about mine is I've pulled great food off it for ten years now, operator error notwithstanding lol) and a little El Cheapo instant read digital thermometer (from the BBQ supply Mecca Bed Bath and Beyond, but it does everything I need it to do).

    I'm partial to KC 'que of course given my location, but nondenominational... I believe great barbecue can be found anywhere in the world, and if you don't try something you're liable to miss something great!

    Thanks to everyone I'm going to learn from here, and hopefully I'll be able to help others learn too. Look forward to meeting you all.



    Greetings, Glen ... and welcome to the Pit!


      A hearty welcome from Illinois and I do like your philosophy regarding BBQ.


      • gdsim1
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        Traveling the world for the past 25 years or so, you gotta be that way. One example is Carolina - a plate full of YELLOW cue??? LOL Good eats and good memories. :-)

      Welcome gdsim1


        Welcome to the Pit, Glen!


          Welcome to The Pit gdsim1! Nice to have you here, thanks for saying hello. Meat tastes good when cooked right, doesn't matter what your ZIP code is...this we all agree on (I think). I've never thought of myself as nondenominational regarding BBQ, but you're absolutely right!

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          Hope to hear & see more from you!


            Welcome from Indiana...


              gdsim1 Glen, Howdy back atchya, neighbor, from Kansas Territory, out Larryville way!!!
              Welcome to th' Pit, glad yer here!
              Lookin' forward t' learnin' with, an' from ya!


              • gdsim1
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                Ahhhhhh, Lawrence! :-D Now I know there's more than KU out there... I'll be sniffing for your smoker next time I'm in town! Thanks for the welcome.

              Welcome Glen!


                Welcome to The Pit Glen.


                  Glen.Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois.


                  • gdsim1
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                    Cool! I've got people out Glen Carbon way! :-)

                  Welcome to the Pit! Keep cooking and enjoying what you cook. There are plenty of tips here in the Pit, and if they can help you up your game everyone in the Pit will be pleased.


                    @jdsim1, Glen, Welcome to "The Pit"! You are Now Enrolled in the BBQ Univ.! Attendance and Participation are Mandatory! Enjoy "The Pit"! I don't want to start an argument off the Get Go YoungFeller but I didn't have a decent Thermometer until I got involved with these Yahoes and "The Pit"! I would suggest that you look at a MK-4 Thermopen Instant Read by ThermoWorks, and Minimum 2-Probe Leave In Thermometer such as the Maverick et 732 or 733! I know my BBQ and Grilling Improved after Nigh on 40 Yrs of Cook'n Without! One area I do agree with You on is your of Pits,
                    It Ain't The Cooker, It's The Cook!
                    Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan


                      Originally posted by Danjohnston949 View Post
                      I don't want to start an argument off the Get Go YoungFeller but I didn't have a decent Thermometer until I got involved with these Yahoes and "The Pit"! I would suggest that you look at a MK-4 Thermopen Instant Read by ThermoWorks, and Minimum 2-Probe Leave In Thermometer such as the Maverick et 732 or 733!
                      Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan
                      Oh there'll be no argument Dan... I know I can do better in this department! :-) Got my eye on a couple, but I'm one of those guys who can turn a lump of coal into a diamond if you catch my drift lol. "$100 for a THERMOMETER???" Just haven't quiiiiiite been able to force myself to pull the trigger yet. That day is coming though, it's coming...
                      Last edited by gdsim1; January 24, 2017, 10:40 AM.


                      • Danjohnston949
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                        Why Hell Son You Should Have Been Born Scottish! A Terrible Afflictions! After taking up Basement Diving on Jan 24 2015, I spent 6 Mo's in a Nursing Home with my iPad! I decided that AR & "The Pit" and the members had some Good Advice!
                        From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

                      Welcome to the Pit from Baltimore, Md! Glad you're here. 😎



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