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  • JonnyB
    Club Member
    • Feb 2016
    • 117
    • Clarksville, TN
    • JonnyB
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      Old Country BBQ Pits Over and Under stick burner
      Oklahoma Joe Bandera Vertical Smoker
      3 Embers gas grill
      Maverick 732 thermometer
      Inkbird IHT-1P and IBT-6XS thermometers
      Creator of Son of a Butcher Barbeque Apparel
      https://teespring.com/stores/son-of-a-butcher-barbeque

    Long time reader, first time poster

    Hi! My name is Jon, and I am originally from the Lubbock, Texas area, but have been living in Clarksville, TN since 1996.(Thanks to the Army!) I just realized that I have not posted since joining the Pit last year. I've been retired from the Army for 3 years now, but I still work with the military as an FSR for FLIR Systems, working with airborne IR sensors. I've been grilling and smoking for 15 years or so, but since I discovered Amazing Ribs awhile back, my smoke game has definitely improved. I currently use an Old Country Over and Under smoker, but I also cut my teeth and experimented with Meathead's recipes on a cheap vertical gas smoker, which still works great, before I bought my stick burner. My dad was a butcher, so I have a keen interest in the different cuts of meat and how to best prepare them over flame and smoke. Since he passed away 2 years ago, this has been a way for me to honor and remember him while doing something that we both loved. There is no better feeling of satisfaction than there is at that moment when you set that platter of smoked meat on a table, after 12-18 hrs of tending fires and checking temps, and your family and friends begin enjoying the fruits of your labor. Barbecue truly does bring people together.
  • JCBBQ
    Club Member
    • Jan 2016
    • 1183
    • Jersey City, NJ
    • Primo Oval XL Ceramic Cooker
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      2x Mavrick 732
      Therma Pen Orange
      Favorite Bourbon Blanton's
      SF Giants

      MCS wish list - Lone Star Grillz off set

    #2
    Great intro. Welcome from northern NJ.

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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)
        Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
        Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
        Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
        Weber Smokey Joe Gold
        Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
        Vortex
        Maverick ET-732 White
        Maverick ET-732 Copper
        2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
        Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
        Thermoworks Timestick
        Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
        B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
        B & B Pellets

      #3
      Welcome and thanks for your service!!

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      • JonnyB
        Club Member
        • Feb 2016
        • 117
        • Clarksville, TN
        • JonnyB
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          Old Country BBQ Pits Over and Under stick burner
          Oklahoma Joe Bandera Vertical Smoker
          3 Embers gas grill
          Maverick 732 thermometer
          Inkbird IHT-1P and IBT-6XS thermometers
          Creator of Son of a Butcher Barbeque Apparel
          https://teespring.com/stores/son-of-a-butcher-barbeque

        #4
        Thank you JCBBQ and Jerod!

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        • edible hen
          Club Member
          • Feb 2016
          • 185
          • Yoder Durango 20
            Maverick ET-733
            Maverick Pro Temp

          #5
          Greetings from Florida JonnyB

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          • sos2979
            Club Member
            • Jan 2017
            • 124
            • Lubbock, TX
            • Deep in the MCS zone.
              Currently have
              Gas: Weber Genesis 330
              Charcoal: Weber 22 Premium
              Smoker: PBC
              Toys: DigiQ, Thermapen thermometer, Lodge Griddle/Grill
              Looking to acquire: SNS, and one of everything else

            #6
            Welcome from your prior home in Lubbock. Another west Texas boy. Wish you many good cooks.

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            • RonB
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 13506
              • Near Richmond VA
              • Weber Performer Deluxe
                SNS
                Pizza insert
                Rotisserie
                Smokenator 1000
                Cookshack Smokette Elite
                2 Thermapens
                Chefalarm
                Dot
                lots of probes.
                CyberQ

              #7
              Welcome to The Pit Jon.

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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.

                #8
                Welcome from sunny Florida!

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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.

                  #9
                  Welcome JohnnyB

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                  • Ernest
                    Founding Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 3413
                    • Dallas, Texas
                    • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

                    #10
                    Welcome JonnyB !!

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                    • Spinaker
                      Moderator
                      • Nov 2014
                      • 10959
                      • Land of Tonka
                      • John "J R"
                        Instagram: JRBowlsby
                        Smokin' Hound Que
                        Minnesota/ United States of America

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                        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
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                        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

                      #11
                      Welcome and thank you for your service to our country. We are honored to have your support.

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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

                        #12
                        Welcome to fun and learning. Thanks for Serving!

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                        • Mr. Bones
                          Charter Member
                          • Sep 2016
                          • 9999
                          • 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

                          #13
                          Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to th' Pit!
                          Thank for your Service!!!

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                          • LA Pork Butt
                            Charter Member
                            • Dec 2014
                            • 5650
                            • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                            #14
                            Welcome to fun in the Pit!

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                            • MBMorgan
                              Club Member
                              • Sep 2015
                              • 6505
                              • 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

                              #15
                              Welcome from Colorado, Jon!

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