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  • MJPappas
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 4
    • Newark, Delaware 19711
    • • Vision Kamado Grill
      • Weber Summit Gold Gas Grill
      • Black Thermapen
      • 2 BBQ Guru’s – DigiQ DX Black and Blue
      • Messermeister BBQ cutlery
      • Next big purchase
      • 20x40 offset pipe smoker from Lone Star Grillz

    Newbie from Delaware

    I live in Newark, DE with my wife and teenage son. I started BBQ'ing 3 years ago on my Vision Kamado grill. I've been hooked ever since! I read and research anything I can get my eyes on to learn as much as I can. I've read the books from all the greats, Myron Mixon, Ray Lampe, Melissa Cookston, Smoke and Spice, et all. My wife and son say it's an obsession they benefit the most from, good food! I would say my best BBQ is my brisket. I've had several requests to make for parties and picnics, but I would like to make better ribs. I came across the Amazing Ribs.com site from watching some youtube videos on BBQ, so I decided to join. Glad I did! I followed Meatheads recipe for the Ultimate Thanksgiving turkey this year and everyone loved it. I've also viewed 2 of your video seminars, great work! I am now looking forward to learning new ways to cook BBQ so I will be ordering a new offset pipe smoker from Lone Star Grillz out of Texas at the beginning of next year to be ready for spring. Looking forward to exploring all that AmazingRibs.com has to offer. Thanks for a great site!
  • Spinaker
    Moderator
    • Nov 2014
    • 10611
    • Land of Tonka
    • John "J R"
      Instagram: JRBowlsby
      Smokin' Hound Que
      Minnesota/ United States of America

      ********************************************
      Assistants
      Dexter (Beagle mix)
      Kinnick (American Foxhound)
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      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
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      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

    #2
    Welcome to The Pit brother!!!! You are going to really enjoy it here. I can't tell how much better I am at all facets of BBQ, not just because of the site, but because of THE PIT. Its the best place in the world to bounce ideas off of like minded, all be it sometimes crazy, people. Everyone here is here to learn and share their passion for making great BQQ for all to enjoy. Glad you joined up. Look forward to hearing from you.
    -Spinaker

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    • smarkley
      Former Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 1426

      #3
      Welcome MJ... what Spinaker said! UgandaLikeItHere!

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      • Jon Solberg
        Former Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 4819

        #4
        Hello MJ Welcome!

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        • The Burn
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 990
          • West Chester, PA
          • Gas Grill: NXR Tabletop/Portable Propane
            Charcoal: Weber Performer Silver (i.e., 22.5")
            Charcoal: Weber OTG 22.5"

            Kettle Accessories: Slow 'n Sear, Smokenator and Vortex and bound to be more on the way
            Smoker: GOSM Propane 38" 2-drawer
            Pellet: CampChef/Browning Deluxe PGP24LTD

            Thermometer: 2 Mavericks, Red backlit Thermapen
            Anova Wi-Fi Sous Vide

          #5
          Welcome "neighbor" from "just" up the road in West Chester, PA

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          • MJPappas
            Charter Member
            • Oct 2014
            • 4
            • Newark, Delaware 19711
            • • Vision Kamado Grill
              • Weber Summit Gold Gas Grill
              • Black Thermapen
              • 2 BBQ Guru’s – DigiQ DX Black and Blue
              • Messermeister BBQ cutlery
              • Next big purchase
              • 20x40 offset pipe smoker from Lone Star Grillz

            #6
            Hi neighbor! Have you ever been to the Firecraft grill store in WC?

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            • tomtel84
              Former Member
              • Oct 2014
              • 37
              • Broomfield, CO

              #7
              Welcome to the site!

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              • David Parrish
                Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
                • May 2014
                • 5038
                • Charlotte, NC
                  • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
                  • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
                  • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
                  • LOTS of accessories
                  • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
                  • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
                  • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
                  • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
                  • President/Owner - SnS Grills

                #8
                Welcome MJ! Nice job on the avatar and signature. You're gonna like like it here!

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                • Huskee
                  Pit Boss
                  • May 2014
                  • 15058
                  • central MI, USA
                  • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                    Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

                    Smokers / Grills
                    • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                    • PBC
                    • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                    • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                    • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
                    • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                    • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                    • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
                    • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
                    • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

                    Thermometers
                    • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
                    • (7) Maverick ET-732s
                    • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
                    • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
                    • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
                    • Thermapen MkII, orange
                    • ThermoPop, yellow
                    • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
                    • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
                    • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
                    • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

                    Accessories
                    • Instant Pot 6qt
                    • Anova Bluetooth SV
                    • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
                    • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
                    • BBQ Dragon
                    • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
                    • Weber grill topper
                    • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
                    • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
                    • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

                    Beverages
                    • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
                    • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
                    • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
                    • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
                    • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
                    • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
                    • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

                    About me
                    Real name: Aaron
                    Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

                    Occupation:
                    • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

                  #9
                  Welcome welcome welcome! I've given you 3x the welcome that anyone else has, so clearly I win!

                  And thanks for your support MJP!

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                  • HC in SC
                    Former Member
                    • Nov 2014
                    • 476
                    • SC Lowcountry

                    #10
                    Cool deal MJ - a big welcome from the SC Lowcountry! Don't forget about all the recipes for sides, sauces and rubs in the TOC! Plenty of homework to keep us students busy!

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