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  • fcarpcarp
    Former Member
    • Feb 2017
    • 1

    Greetings from Central Massachusetts

    I folks. I've been lurking for about 4 months now, finally decided to say hello.

    Tried my first smoking after I picked up a used Charbroil Offset for $25 on Craigslist.
    Did a turkey (Rockwell style) and a rack each of beef and baby backs.
    Everything came out good and I was hooked. I've since bought a Propane Masterbuilt vertical smoker.

    This site has completely changed the way I think about cooking meat, and no surprise to any of you I've been doing it badly for my entire life.

    Frank C.


  • LarryO47
    Former Member
    • Feb 2017
    • 468
    • Unadilla, New York

    #2
    Welcome from the Southern Tier of New York.

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    • Notavegan
      Club Member
      • Jan 2017
      • 262
      • Westfield, MA
      • Chris Parrow
        Southwick, MA


        Large BGE
        FlameBoss 200
        Large Adjustable Rig w/ 18 inch oval platesetter
        Cast Iron BGE Dutch Oven (snagged it for $25 at a pool store, its a beast)
        Lodge cast iron 17x10 griddle
        Kershaw 7 inch filet knife, 3 serious wounds and counting (will update when #4 happens)
        Emile Henry Pizza Stone
        Thermoworks Pop - Orange
        Masterbuilt Electric Smoker (MES 30) - used as a warmer for the BGE during larger cooks
        Electric charcoal starter (power source next to the egg)
        $10 Westinghouse electric knife from hardware store
        Beater gasser that my wife uses for hot dogs etc bc she doesn't know how to start the egg

      #3
      Welcome aboard Frank.

      Im not too far away (western ma), just picked up my son from WPI the other day. keep your updates coming, love to see some of your handiwork.

      Chris

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      • MBMorgan
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 6717
        • 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

        #4
        Welcome from Colorado, Frank ...

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        • Breadhead
          Banned Former Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 0

          #5
          Welcome to the Pit fcarpcarp ...πŸ‘ It's fairly common to feel humbled my the facts and myths you discover in AR. Most of us had little knowledge about how to properly grill a steak before learning of the reverse sear method. Meat thermometers only came installed in turkeys on thanksgiving. Beef love was considered animal pornography. Learning how little I knew about BBQ & Grilling after 40 years of burning and undercooking steaks it was daunting to know how little I actually knew.πŸ™ˆ

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          • Spinaker
            Moderator
            • Nov 2014
            • 11082
            • Land of Tonka
            • John "J R"
              Instagram: JRBowlsby
              Smokin' Hound Que
              Minnesota/ United States of America

              ********************************************
              Assistants
              Dexter (Beagle mix)
              Kinnick (American Foxhound)
              ************************

              Grills/Smokers/Fryers
              Big Green Egg (Large) X3
              Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

              Karubeque C-60
              Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
              Lodge L410 Hibachi
              Pit Barrel Cooker
              Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
              R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

              Weber Spirit Gasser
              ******************.
              Thermometers
              FireBoard (Base Package)
              Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
              Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
              **************

              Accessories
              Big Green Egg Plate Setter
              Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
              Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

              Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
              Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

              Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
              Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
              Eggspander Kit X2
              Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

              Finex Cat Iron Line
              FireBoard Drive
              Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
              Grill Grates
              Joule Water Circulator
              KBQ Fire Grate

              Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
              Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
              Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
              Large Vortex
              Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
              Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
              Smithey No. 12
              Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
              Stargazer No.10, 12
              Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
              Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
              ********************************
              Fuel
              FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
              Kingsford Blue and White
              Rockwood Lump Charcoal
              Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
              **************************

              Cutlery
              Buck 119 Special
              Cuda 7' Fillet Knife

              Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
              Global
              Shun
              Wusthof
              *******
              Next Major Purchase
              Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

            #6
            Welcome to The Pit!!! Glad you decided to join us full-time! (I assume you know your way around by now, so I will spare you the new member HW) But here is a link just in case you do have some questions........

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

              #7
              A hearty welcome from northern Illinois to you.

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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. Enjoy learning. Post pictures as you perfect your technique!

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                • RonB
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 14070
                  • 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 Frank.

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                  • 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.

                    #10
                    Welcome fcarpcarp

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

                      #11
                      fcarpcarp, Welcome to "The Pit"! Frank, 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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                      • 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.

                        #12
                        Welcome aboard!

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                        • LA Pork Butt
                          Charter Member
                          • Dec 2014
                          • 5878
                          • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                          #13
                          Welcome to the Pit!

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                          • Amajeff99
                            Club Member
                            • Feb 2017
                            • 214
                            • CT
                            • I currently have 4 grills 2 gas (Weber spirit 700 and Weber 1000) 2 charcoal (Weber master touch 22 and PK360). I also have a cast iron hibachi and a joule Sous vide. I have multiple probe thermometers , MK4, Smoke, 2 chef alarm, ThermaQ and thermaK and a thermoworks IR with K probe port. for knives I love my Messermeister Olive elite and my TojironDP Gyutou. which I keep razor sharp using my edge-pro. I also have a weather station to keep an eye on good Grilling weather.

                            #14
                            Welcome from CT.

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                            • Mr. Bones
                              Charter Member
                              • Sep 2016
                              • 10659
                              • 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

                              #15
                              Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to th' Pit!!!

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