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  • JohnInLA
    Club Member
    • Sep 2017
    • 28
    • South Louisiana
    • At my age, it's perfectly acceptable to start a sentence with, 'At my age...'

    Hello from south Louisiana.

    I've been visiting AmazingRibs.com for a couple of years and realized today I really should support it -- so I joined. I spent some time reading tons of posts before following my "homework" assignments, including writing this introduction. This really is a fine community of friendly, kindhearted folks. I wish I'd have joined sooner.

    I acquired my love of cooking from my mom and grandmother, two amazing Cajun cooks who are long gone. As much as I enjoyed knocking around the kitchen over a stove, I never got the hang of cooking on hot coals outside. How hard could it be? We've only been doing this since being chased around the backyard by dinosaurs, yet at best I got inconsistent results. After burning enough money on ruined meat, I decided just to stick with propane -- something with a knob I could control. And so it went for nearly twenty-five years.

    About eight years ago, I read an article on SeriousEats.com about sous vide cooking. It made perfect sense to me and led to an insatiable appetite for the science behind cooking. And that immediately led to more and different cooking. And that led, inevitably, back to cooking over hot coals. Thank goodness for high speed Internet, I was able to start to put the pieces together and give it a fair shot. I remain a "work in progress" but I have turned out some things I was proud to serve to others.

    I still have a gas grill (a small portable Weber) but I admit to having developed over the last few years a serious case of GAS -- Grill Acquisition Syndrome. It started with a little Weber Smokey Joe. I still have that grill, along with a Weber Jumbo Joe (both modified into mini Smokey Mountains,) a Pit Barrel Cooker (to my mind the closest thing to bullet-proof success,) a Pit Boss Kamado ceramic grill, and the latest was thanks to an end of season sale at Walmart: an Oklahoma Joe Bandera smoker.

    My grandkids are learning how to use these things, and I love that they're having fun cooking for the adults. It's a fun time to be alive.

    John


  • Doozy
    Former Member
    • May 2017
    • 22

    #2
    JohnInLA I got your back up here in Shreveport. Welcome to the Pit.

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    • Jerod Broussard
      Moderator
      • Jun 2014
      • 9938
      • 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
      East Texas via Lake Charles via Riceville (suburb of Gueydan)

      Welcome shay!

      ​​​

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      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 13644
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #4
        Welcome to The Pit John.

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        • FireMan
          Charter Member
          • Jul 2015
          • 8340
          • Bottom of Winnebago

          #5
          Around these parts we call GAS, MCS- more cooker syndrome. Cuz we end up havin smokers & all sorts of thig-a-ma-jigs to cook on, plus the yuutencils and such. I can only imagine your ma & grandma's influence on your grillin & smokin & cookin in general. Looking forward toward your input. Welcome aboard, eat good & have fun!

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          • HouseHomey
            HouseHomey commented
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            Well said sir!
        • PJBowmaster
          Former Member
          • Dec 2016
          • 548
          • Black Hills of SD

          #6
          JohnInLA Very nice post! And welcome to The Pit from the Great Lakes State of Michigan! I look forward to learning about your Cajun secrets.....

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          • PaulstheRibList
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 1582
            • 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.

            #7
            Dude, welcome from lake Charles! Keep up the cooking, and I can' wait to see your posts about the Oklahoma Joe!

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            • Spinaker
              Moderator
              • Nov 2014
              • 10963
              • 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

              #8
              Welcome to The Pit! Thank you for the support.

              Since this is your first post, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains a few how-tos and please-dos. This will help you learn your way around so you can get the best experience from our forum.

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              This is a great place to hang out and we hope you will join us on a regular basis. Jump in on the fun!

              -Spinaker


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              • HouseHomey
                Club Member
                • May 2016
                • 5572
                • 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
                Hey friend! Huntington Beach welcomes you and the spirit of your Ma' and G'ma. Family is always welcome.

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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

                  #10
                  Welcome to the Pit!

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                  • dustbuster
                    Former Member
                    • Mar 2017
                    • 74

                    #11
                    Welcome! I enjoyed reading your "culinary journey"!

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                    • Henrik
                      Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 4491
                      • Stockholm, Sweden

                      #12
                      Welcome to the pit JohnInLA, thanks for joining!

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                      • MBMorgan
                        Club Member
                        • Sep 2015
                        • 6560
                        • 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

                        #13
                        Welcome from Colorado, John!

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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.

                          #14
                          Welcome JohnInLA

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

                            #15
                            Welcome from Indiana

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