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Blowin Smoke in Middle Tennessee

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  • sjburk1
    Former Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 7
    • Mount Juliet, Tennessee

    Blowin Smoke in Middle Tennessee

    Morning everyone, I'm Steve from Mt Juliet, TN. I have always had a love for cooking for people, but now have become obsessed (my wifes word, not mine) with the world of barbecue. Recently bought the Meathead book and reading it intently.

    I've been a computer engineer for 20+ years and absolutely hate the corporate world now. Time to move on. I have tried to start some local catering jobs with the equipment I have in the backyard which is a cheap offset Chargriller Pro and a River Grille vertical. They have been working fine for gilling and smoking respectively, but would like a better option for expansion to a mobile system to take to festivals, soccer games, the many local 5K races, etc...

    I really appreciate all the great information here and soaking up all I can.

  • HouseHomey
    Club Member
    • May 2016
    • 5555
    • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
    • Equipment
      Primo Oval xl

      Slow n Sear (two)
      Drip n Griddle
      22" Weber Kettle
      26" Weber Kettle one touch
      Blackstone 36” Pro Series
      Sous vide machine
      Kitchen Aid
      Meat grinder
      sausage stuffer
      5 Crock Pots
      Akootrimonts
      Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
      cast iron pans,
      Dutch ovens
      Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, Dots, thermapop and maverick T-732, RTC-600, pro needle and various pocket instareads.
      The help and preferences
      1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
      KBB
      FOGO
      A 9 year old princess foster child
      Patience and old patio furniture
      "Baby Girl" The cat

      Erik S.

    #2
    Hey Tennessee. Huntington Beach welcomes you, your equipment and your obsession. We don't judge.... unless you boil your ribs or pork butts.

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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

      #3
      Welcome, sjburk1! I'm just up I-24 in Clarksville. I too am a man obsessed with the Dark Art of Dark Bark. You are in good company here. I'm also interested in doing what I call "custom BBQ" for small gatherings or events on the weekends. Just need to put myself out there I guess. Good luck with your endeavors!

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      • mhkesler84
        Former Member
        • Jun 2015
        • 84
        • Raleigh, NC

        #4
        Welcome from Raleigh,NC. My Dad and Bro live in Charlotte TN not too far from you guys!

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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

          #5
          Welcome to the Pit! Have fun. Post pictures if you can!

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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.

            #6
            Welcome aboard! I lived in the Nashville area for 57 years (Hermitage, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Fairview) before moving to Pensacola FL last year.

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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.

              #7
              Welcome sjburk1

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              • cmiller0711
                Club Member
                • Jul 2017
                • 126
                • Atoka TN

                #8
                Hello from Atoka TN and good luck with your catering gig!

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

                  #9
                  Welcome from Indiana

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                  • FlaBouy
                    Banned Former Member
                    • Apr 2017
                    • 806

                    #10
                    I threw my computer on the smoker one time and it is my experience that it didn't add one damn thing to the taste... from one computer programmer to another.... Welcome to the pit... and Carry on.

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                    • Mr. Bones
                      Mr. Bones commented
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                      Didja try shuttin' it off, then turnin' it back on, again???
                  • RonB
                    Club Member
                    • Apr 2016
                    • 13516
                    • Near Richmond VA
                    • Weber Performer Deluxe
                      SNS
                      Pizza insert
                      Rotisserie
                      Smokenator 1000
                      Cookshack Smokette Elite
                      2 Thermapens
                      Chefalarm
                      Dot
                      lots of probes.
                      CyberQ

                    #11
                    Welcome to The Pit Steve.

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                    • LA Pork Butt
                      Charter Member
                      • Dec 2014
                      • 5654
                      • 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!

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                      • Oakgrovebacon
                        Club Member
                        • Apr 2016
                        • 1997
                        • South central Illinois

                        #13
                        Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois

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                        • Mr. Bones
                          Charter Member
                          • Sep 2016
                          • 10014
                          • 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

                          #14
                          Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to th' Pit!!!
                          Forward lookin' to yer cookin'!
                          Down Home...
                          Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 5, 2017, 09:39 AM.

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

                            #15
                            @sjburke1, Welcome to "The Pit"! You are Now Enrolled in the BBQ Univ,! Attendance and Participation are Mandatory!
                            Enjoy "The Pit"
                            You may want to PM PaulstheRibList and check out Paul's Posts! Paul is from Lake Charles LA and has recently set up a BBQ Catering Business!
                            Paul (aka: The Bishop of BBQ) is a Nice Guy and I bet He would be willing to Kabitz BBQ with You!
                            Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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