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  • CowboyScott
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 166
    • Colorado
      • Lynx 27" NG Grill with Rotisserie (from 1998 and still looking great after new burners, valves, and knobs) and GrillGrates for searing
      • Smokin' Tex 1400 Electric Smoker with Auber Thermostat Control (since June 2017)
      • Rec Tec 680 (since August 2017)
      • Thermoworks Smoke and iGrill Thermometers
      • Thermapen (wife's- she lets me use it)

    Hello from Longmont, Colorado

    Hello from Longmont, Colorado (but a native Michigander and MSU Spartan grad) .

    My first grill was an 18" Weber Kettle that worked great when I lived in Dallas. Moved to Colorado and could not figure out why my coals took so much longer to get hot and stay hot. Newly married at the time and my wife got tired of eating dinner at 9pm whenever I grilled. Of course, now I know I just needed to open the vents a bit more!

    Being the best wife ever (I can say that after 22 years), she bought me a 24" Natural Gas Lynx grill in 1998 with a Rotisserie and side burner. After 19 years of use in Colorado, then California, and back to Colorado; and new burners (love that lifetime warranty), valves (burned them up during a major fire one time, knobs (upgraded to the stainless knobs), warming rack and GrillGrates, and replacing the spark ignitor a few times; the Lynx still looks great! (I added the hood thermometer way back when since Lynx did not come with any thermometer- now I know to use a separate grate probe).

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    About 9 years ago, she bought me an original Bradley smoker for Father's Day (the one with a slider bar for "temp control" -> Low to High). I felt like I owned an old UK sports-car as I had to constantly upgrade and fix things on it! I added a Auber PID controller, a 2nd heating element, new hinges, new insulation, etc. After 9 years, I gave it away to a neighbor this summer and my wonderful wife got me a Smokin' Tex 1400 (again for Father's Day- told you she was the best wife ever!). I already modded it with a wall mounted ambient temp probe for the Auber PID controller. Even though Smoking Tex' said it only goes to 250°, I disconnected the the built in thermostat and ran it up to 325° (it took quite a while to get there with no meat in it on a warm day, so I think I will be using my Lynx for the 325° cooks!).

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    My grilling success was hit and (mostly) miss and I got tired of ruining a meal because I didn't know what I was doing. I decided it was time to teach myself how to grill and smoke the right way. I then ran across AmazingRibs.com.

    I have been reading a ton and am looking at some new equipment- specifically on the smoker side. Did not understand the physics of smoking and the advantages and disadvantages of different smokers and grills. Of course, she would kill me if I abandoned the brand new Smoking' Tex.

    I have a ton of questions and have already benefited from The Pit expertise. Hopefully, with a bit more experience, I will be able to offer some good advice to other members in The Pit.

    Looking forward to much tastier food off the grill and smoker!

    -Scott
  • EdF
    EdF
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 3228
    • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
      Karubeque C-60
      Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
      TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
      Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
      Thermapen
      Thermapen Air
      ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
      Thermoworks Hi temp IR
      BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
      Various other stuff

    #2
    Welcome! And check out the Karubecue C-60 review. We're fond of our cookers!

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    • Mr. Bones
      Charter Member
      • Sep 2016
      • 10018
      • 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

      #3
      Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to th' Pit!
      Glad yer here, Neighbor!!!
      Happy Smokin'!!!

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      • MBMorgan
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 6516
        • 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 Parker, CO ...

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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 fun and learning! Ask a lot of questions and enjoy good food. You've made a great start with the pictures. Post more when you can!

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          • Spinaker
            Moderator
            • Nov 2014
            • 10960
            • 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! we are happy to have you. Very nice looking set up you have. Lots of stainless. Who doesn't love that. Hope to hear more from you. This is a great place to hang out. Thanks for the support.

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            • RonB
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 13522
              • 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 Scott. You will get lots of help here - just ask.

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              • JCGrill
                Club Member
                • Mar 2017
                • 1852
                • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
                • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
                  Gas - Saber
                  Smoker - Green Mountain Daniel Boone
                  Portable - Charbroil Tabletop Propane Grill

                #8
                Welcome! Love the area of Colorado you are in.

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                • HouseHomey
                  Club Member
                  • May 2016
                  • 5556
                  • 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.

                  #9
                  Huntington Beach welcomes you sir. Where shouts in California did you reside. Colorado &Cali... military or aerospace? Pssss..... don't tell my wife but does yours have any sisters? Kidding..... great wife indeed, your wife has the bug (MCS) before you even signed up. My wife is the best part of me. I look forward to pictures of stuff Cooked on that beast.

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                  • CowboyScott
                    CowboyScott commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Was down in Encinitas for 3 years, ~3 miles inland from Moonlight Beach. great 3 year vacation for my wife and kids- annual passes to Disney, Legoland, Seaworld, etc. while I travel a bunch for work (I'm do sales for semiconductors).

                  • HouseHomey
                    HouseHomey commented
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                    Nice! Great location!! Glad you are with us.
                • HawkerXP
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2016
                  • 6325
                  • Virginia
                  • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                    Thermopops
                    Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
                    Slo n Sear
                    Cold beer

                  #10
                  Welcome to the Pit! We are a lucky men / women when our wives / husbands support our little hobbies.

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                  • LA Pork Butt
                    Charter Member
                    • Dec 2014
                    • 5655
                    • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                    #11
                    Welcome to the Pit from Dallas, Tx.

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

                      #12
                      Welcome from Indiana

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                      • Skip
                        Founding Member
                        • Jul 2014
                        • 3706
                        • Blue Earth, Minnesota
                        • LSG Adjustable Grill/Smoker, MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

                        #13
                        Welcome from Minnesota. Enjoy!

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                        • FireMan
                          Charter Member
                          • Jul 2015
                          • 8216
                          • Bottom of Winnebago

                          #14
                          Welcome aboard. Eat good & have fun!

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

                            #15
                            Welcome to the group from down here in Southeast Alabama. You going to really get a lot of good ideas for barbecue in this pit.

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