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  • AllenW
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 51
    • Mpls, MN

    New guy from MN

    Evening, great web site here.
    Been doing a lot of grilling and a little BBQ'ing, and while I like my Weber Summit grill, it just doesn't BBQ as well as a dedicated smoker will, so we bought a Camp Chef 24" propane smoker and have done a few things on it but want to start using it more, and with better results.
    Retired HVAC tech now so I have more time for things like brisket and really want to try burnt ends, they look dynamite.

    Tried to do a 11# Pork roast in the smoker last week but at 5:30 am when I got up to start it, it was 20 degree's out and snowing, ended up in the oven.
    I check the weather forecast a bit closer now.

    Been picking up a lot of info here and hope someday to return the favor.
    Al



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

    #2
    Welcome from the Charleston, SC area!

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    • Spinaker
      Moderator
      • Nov 2014
      • 10597
      • 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) X2
        Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

        Broil King Keg
        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)
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        Accessories
        BBQ Dragon
        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
        Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
        Global
        Shun
        Wusthof
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        Next Major Purchase
        Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

      #3
      Welcome to The Pit from Eden Prairie, MN!! Good to see fellow Minnesotans around here. I try to smoke in every weather condition we get in Minnesota. If you get a good wireless thermometer, you can smoke all year round. I have something on my smoker at least once a week in the winter here. It works great, plus it forces you to master your pit in challenging environments, which is not difficult with "The Pit" at your disposal. I think that CS 24 should work well in the winter months. Hope to hear more from you. Happy you are here!! SKOL!!!!!!

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      • AllenW
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 51
        • Mpls, MN

        #4
        Originally posted by Spinaker View Post
        Welcome to The Pit from Eden Prairie, MN!! Good to see fellow Minnesotans around here. I try to smoke in every weather condition we get in Minnesota. If you get a good wireless thermometer, you can smoke all year round. I have something on my smoker at least once a week in the winter here. It works great, plus it forces you to master your pit in challenging environments, which is not difficult with "The Pit" at your disposal. I think that CS 24 should work well in the winter months. Hope to hear more from you. Happy you are here!! SKOL!!!!!!

        Thanks HC.

        Mpls here, so we're dealing with the same temps, I haven't tried the CS in below 50 weather yet but will soon.
        I picked up the Maverick 733 after reading about it here, been using a bi metal and cheap electronic one and they never agreed on temps.
        Can't help much on BBQ, but maybe I can on HVAC and glad to help if I can fwiw.

        Skol to you too, a bit of Scandinavian here?

        I wonder what BBQ'd Danish pastries would taste like?...er..maybe not.
        Merry Christmas to all.
        Last edited by AllenW; December 19, 2014, 09:47 AM.

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        • Huskee
          Pit Boss
          • May 2014
          • 14994
          • 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.

          #5
          Welcome to The Pit AllenW! Thank you for the support. How's that 24" CC treating you? That's a nice sized unit for sure. I wish they made a charcoal unit that size, looks like you can actually get full racks of ribs in it without jamming and cramming.

          I have some HVAC questions for you. Know anything about the Amana Air Command 90? Mine is acting up....probably a discussion for a different forum though...

          Since this is one of your first posts, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains lots of how-tos and please-dos!

          Hope to hear & see more from you.

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          • Jon Solberg
            Former Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 4819

            #6
            Hey there, welcome aboard!

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            • Deuce
              Former Member
              • Aug 2014
              • 227
              • Sulphur, Louisiana

              #7
              Welcome to the Pit Allen

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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

                #8
                Weather, what's weather? Welcome aboard.

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                • AllenW
                  Charter Member
                  • Dec 2014
                  • 51
                  • Mpls, MN

                  #9
                  Originally posted by Huskee View Post
                  Welcome to The Pit AllenW! Thank you for the support. How's that 24" CC treating you? That's a nice sized unit for sure. I wish they made a charcoal unit that size, looks like you can actually get full racks of ribs in it without jamming and cramming.

                  I have some HVAC questions for you. Know anything about the Amana Air Command 90? Mine is acting up....probably a discussion for a different forum though...

                  Since this is one of your first posts, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains lots of how-tos and please-dos!

                  Hope to hear & see more from you.

                  Sent ya a PM, glad to help if I can.

                  Just starting using the CS, ya it has plenty of room, did a rack of spare ribs a bit ago and the ribs almost looked lonely in it.


                  Will check the homework section, thanks.

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                  • Strat50
                    Former Member
                    • Nov 2014
                    • 513
                    • Houston, Alaska

                    #10
                    Hi Allen, Welcome to you from Houston, Alaska. As a former Minnesotan, cold weather smoking and grilling is second nature. Persevere and you will be rewarded as we have. If you wait until "good" weather here, in Alaska, you never get a darn thing done.

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