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  • tbrtt1
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 1
    • The Woodlands, TX via South Louisiana
    • Chain Smokin

      UDS
      Traeger Lil Tex Pro-Modded
      PBC
      Smokin-It#2
      Weber Kettle 22 and 18

    Howdy From the Lone Star State

    HI Folks,

    I live in the Greater Houston area, The Woodlands, to be precise. My love of all things gastronomic comes naturally, being a native of Baton Rouge, LA. I learned to cook from family growing up and even cooked in a restaurant in BR in my younger days. Living in Texas it was inevitable that I would become obsessed with low and slow real BBQ. I started this hobby a few years ago and like many of us resistance was futile and here I am a few years later with 4 smokers and considering more!

    I frequent a couple of other forums and find them full of fantastic knowledge and great ideas. I look forward to learning a lot and hopefully contributing a little as well.
  • 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.

    #2
    Welcome tbrtt1

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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

      #3
      Welcome to to the Pit from a guy from New Orleans living in Dallas.

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      • Jimmie Rhoden
        Club Member
        • Mar 2017
        • 192
        • Southeast Alabama at the bottom of the state

        #4
        Welcome to the pit from down here in Southeast Alabama

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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 from Florida!

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

            #6
            Welcome from Indiana

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            • CaptainMike
              Club Member
              • Nov 2015
              • 2675
              • The Great State of Jefferson
              • 24X40 Lone Star Grillz offset smoker
                Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
                Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
                2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
                20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
                20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
                Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
                36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
                Fireboard
                Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

              #7
              Howdy from The Great State of Jefferson!

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              • mattyb05
                Former Member
                • Apr 2017
                • 85
                • Philadelphia, PA

                #8
                Welcome from Philadelphia

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                • GadjetGriller
                  Club Member
                  • Dec 2015
                  • 754
                  • Lubbock tx
                  • I have 3 outdoor devices (plus a couple indoor items) Starting with the PBC, Faux Kamado Kooker,(Akorn metal Kamado) & Oklahoma Joe offset grill and smoker. I use the FireBoard WiFi Thermometer. IQ110 (heat control device for akorn) recently acquired a Char-Broil Big Easy TRU-INFRARED 3-in-1 Roaster, Smoker and Grill, I also have A Anova & Joule Sous Vide Wands and The Steakager ( a unit for Dry aging big hunks of meat!)

                  #9
                  Welcome from West Texas!!

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                  • lonnie mac
                    Club Member
                    • Jul 2016
                    • 1352
                    • Bacliff, TX
                    • Motovlogging for the freedom of old Hippies...

                      https://www.youtube.com/c/LonnieMac

                      Home of Brutus Ten!

                      http://www.alenuts.com/Alenuts/Alenuts.html

                      Pits:

                      Weber Performer Deluxe W/ SNS, Craycort CI grates

                      WSCGC (Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Center W/ SNS Plus, DNG

                      Texas Original Pits Offset Smoker

                      RecTec 590

                      WSM 18" W/ Upside-down door mod

                      Camp Chief Flattop, The big one...

                      Weber Genesis II S-335

                      Texas Fire Pit

                      Thermos:

                      Maveric's Most all of em...
                      FireBoard W/ Fan Control, GURU Fan
                      ThermoWorks, most all of em...
                      Meater

                    #10
                    Welcome from down here in the Galveston area! I too am originally from Louisianer. Baton Rouge in fact.

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

                      #11
                      Howdy back atcha from Kansas Territory! Welcome to th' Pit!
                      Glad ya joined us here, lookin' forward to what ya' bring to th' table!
                      4 smokers, huh? I done looked at yer profile. Mebbe ya' best count again, like...
                      Last edited by Mr. Bones; May 13, 2017, 12:16 PM.

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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

                        #12
                        Greetings from Colorado ...

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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

                          #13
                          Welcome!

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                          • PaulstheRibList
                            Founding Member
                            • Jul 2014
                            • 1579
                            • Lake Charles, LA
                            • Started Low-N-Slow BBQ in 2012. Obviously, it's taken hold (in chronological order:
                              1.) A pair of Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5's
                              2.) #LilTex, a 22" Expensive Offset Smoker (looks like a Yoder Witicha)
                              3.) #WhoDat1, a HUGE Gravity Fed Insulated Cabinet Smoker (cooking chamber 3'x2'x6')
                              4.) A Full Size Commercial Dryer/converted to Vertical Smoker.
                              5.) Jambo Backyard stickburner (my FAVORITE Pit so far)
                              6.) GrillMeister, a huge 24"x48" Adjustable, Charcoal Grill from Pitmaker.com
                              7.) 22" Weber Kettle with Slow-N-Sear
                              8.) Vault insulated reverse-flow cabinet smoker from Pitmaker
                              9.) BarbecueFiretruck...under development
                              10.) 26 foot BBQ Vending Trailer equipped with HUGE Myron Mixon 72xc smoker is HERE, Oct 2016!
                              11.) Opened www.PaulsRibShackBarbecue.com Food Trailer officially in March 2017
                              12.) Austin Smoke Works 500 Gallon Propane Tank Offset Smoker, named "Lucille" as travel pit for PaulsRibShack, Oct 2018.
                              12.) Opening Brick & Mortar location at 4800 Nelson Rd, Spring 2019. Had a pair of 1,000 Gallon Austin Smoke Works pits, both in RibShackRed for our new place!

                              Fabulous Backlit Thermapens, several Maverick Remote Thermometers (don't use any remotes anymore), Thermoworks Smoke, Other Thermoworks toys, Vacuum sealer, lots and lots of equipment...

                              I'm loving using BBQ to make friends and build connections.
                              I have #theRibList where I keep a list of new and old friends and whenever I'm cooking, I make 1 to 20 extra and share the joy.

                            #14
                            Dude, great to have you here tbrtt1. Woodlands is great - I'm sure you have enjoyed the BBQ at CorkscrewBBQ in Spring. I'm just across the Sabine river in Louisiana. 9 smokers and counting...

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                            • JoeInTX
                              Club Member
                              • May 2017
                              • 72

                              #15
                              Greetings! I'm new to this site too.

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                              • Mr. Bones
                                Mr. Bones commented
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                                Howdy JoeInTX !
                                Welcome to th' Pit!!!
                                Whereabouts ya' at? My bestest friend, she lives in Pittsburg...

                              • JoeInTX
                                JoeInTX commented
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                                Thanks! I'm in West Houston actually.

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