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  • Randycha
    Former Member
    • Apr 2017
    • 2
    • Louisiana

    introduction..

    Greetings fellow meat smokers, For me nothing smells or tastes as hedonistic as the process of rendering fat on a fire in a smoker. I presently use an assassin 28 at last once per month and I load it up, smoke till its done refrigerate, vac pac and freeze then live off the fruits of my labor till I run out. I then repeat as often as needed. I have been smoking meat with my family as long as I can remember. My earliest memories are of my maternal grandparents having a smoke house on their dairy farm.

    I also roast coffee and enjoy that endothermic transfer to exothermic process and the wonderful perfume aroma created during roasting. Plus having really fresh coffee is another bonus. Well these are my favorite pastimes and smoke meat and coffee go good together. I use coffee in rubs and sauces. It is a thing of great beauty for the nose, taste, eye and ear. in short smoke meat and roasting coffee give me joie de vivre, or for you not from south Louisiana, Joy of Life.

    Laissez les bons temps rouler,

    Randy Harville
  • Huskee
    Administrator
    • May 2014
    • 15384
    • 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.

    #2
    Welcome to The Pit Randycha! Sounds like a great couple past times. Thanks for joining up with us.

    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:
    1. Give us an email address you actually use. You can check the email we have on file for you by clicking your name in the upper-right, then User Settings, then the Notifications tab. You currently cannot change your email on file with us since it’s tied to your Pitmaster Club account as well as our payment processor, Stripe. Don’t worry though, we’d be happy to change it for you. PM (private message) me with your email change request, or via email at huskee[at]AmazingRibs[dot]com.
    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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    • MBMorgan
      Club Member
      • Sep 2015
      • 6520
      • 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

      #3
      Welcome from Colorado, Randy ...

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      • 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 Randycha

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        • fuzzydaddy
          Charter Member
          • Nov 2014
          • 4972
          • 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.

          #5
          Welcome aboard Randy!

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

            #6
            Welcome from Indiana

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            • Oakgrovebacon
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 1999
              • South central Illinois

              #7
              Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!

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              • kmhfive
                Club Member
                • Mar 2017
                • 2986
                • Northern Illinois
                • Weber Kettle -- 22.5" (In-Service Date June 2015)
                  Slow-n-Sear/Drip-n-Griddle/Grill Grates (In-Service Date March 2016)
                  Pit Boss 820 (Retired)
                  GMG Jim Bowie WiFi (In-Service Date April 2017)
                  Maverick ET-733
                  Fireboard
                  Home-brewer

                #8
                Welcome! I hope you share your secrets for us to learn from…or at least pictures to drool over!

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                • Butchman
                  Club Member
                  • Mar 2017
                  • 510
                  • Estero, FL

                  #9
                  Welcome, I was given a coffee roaster and have never used it. Where do you get your raw coffee beans?

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                  • kmhfive
                    kmhfive commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Not sure where the OP gets beans, but I know Williams Brewing sells a variety. They are in California, but they have Internet and Catalog service.
                • customtrim
                  Former Member
                  • Dec 2016
                  • 1118
                  • stow ohio

                  #10
                  Welcome from ne ohio

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

                    #11
                    A hearty welcome from northern Illinois to you.

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                    • RonB
                      Club Member
                      • Apr 2016
                      • 13527
                      • Near Richmond VA
                      • Weber Performer Deluxe
                        SNS
                        Pizza insert
                        Rotisserie
                        Smokenator 1000
                        Cookshack Smokette Elite
                        2 Thermapens
                        Chefalarm
                        Dot
                        lots of probes.
                        CyberQ

                      #12
                      Welcome to The Pit Randy.

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                      • Mr. Bones
                        Charter Member
                        • Sep 2016
                        • 10019
                        • 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

                        #13
                        Howdy from Kansas territory, Welcome to th' Pit!!!
                        Lookin' forward to hearin' more from ya', an' learnin' along with, an' from ya'!

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                        • Danjohnston949
                          Former Member
                          • Dec 2014
                          • 4398
                          • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

                          #14
                          Randycha, Welcome to "The Pit"! You are Now Enrolled in the BBQ Univ.! Attendance and Participation are Mandatory!
                          Enjoy "The Pit"!
                          Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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                          • LA Pork Butt
                            Charter Member
                            • Dec 2014
                            • 5658
                            • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                            #15
                            Welcome to fun in the Pit!

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