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  • gdsim1
    Club Member
    • Jan 2017
    • 183
    • KC MO
    • Tryin' not to light my beard on fire east of KC MO. Pit Barrel Cooker for smokin', Char-Griller for grillin' and the cutest little no-name instant read thermometer you've ever seen to keep me from screwin' up!

    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.

    Cheers,

    Glen
  • MBMorgan
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 6634
    • 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

    #2
    Greetings, Glen ... and welcome to the Pit!

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

      #3
      A hearty welcome from Illinois and I do like your philosophy regarding BBQ.

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      • gdsim1
        gdsim1 commented
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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. :-)
    • DWCowles
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 9696
      • 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.

      #4
      Welcome gdsim1

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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

        #5
        Welcome to the Pit, Glen!

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        • Huskee
          Administrator
          • May 2014
          • 15541
          • 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.

          #6
          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!

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

            #7
            Welcome from Indiana...

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            • Mr. Bones
              Charter Member
              • Sep 2016
              • 10411
              • 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

              #8
              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!

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              • gdsim1
                gdsim1 commented
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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.
            • fuzzydaddy
              Charter Member
              • Nov 2014
              • 4974
              • 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 Glen!

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              • RonB
                Club Member
                • Apr 2016
                • 13835
                • Near Richmond VA
                • Weber Performer Deluxe
                  SNS
                  Pizza insert
                  Rotisserie
                  Smokenator 1000
                  Cookshack Smokette Elite
                  2 Thermapens
                  Chefalarm
                  Dot
                  lots of probes.
                  CyberQ

                #10
                Welcome to The Pit Glen.

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                • Oakgrovebacon
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 2017
                  • South central Illinois

                  #11
                  Glen.Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois.

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                  • gdsim1
                    gdsim1 commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Cool! I've got people out Glen Carbon way! :-)
                • LA Pork Butt
                  Charter Member
                  • Dec 2014
                  • 5776
                  • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                  #12
                  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.

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                  • Danjohnston949
                    In Memoriam
                    • Dec 2014
                    • 4398
                    • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

                    #13
                    @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

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                    • gdsim1
                      Club Member
                      • Jan 2017
                      • 183
                      • KC MO
                      • Tryin' not to light my beard on fire east of KC MO. Pit Barrel Cooker for smokin', Char-Griller for grillin' and the cutest little no-name instant read thermometer you've ever seen to keep me from screwin' up!

                      #14
                      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.

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                      • 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
                    • Thunder77
                      Founding Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 2876
                      • Halethorpe, MD
                      • Weber 26.75" Kettle with SnS. Broil King Baron 5 burner. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Primo Oval Junior. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

                      #15
                      Welcome to the Pit from Baltimore, Md! Glad you're here. 😎

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