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  • Luke Biggs
    Club Member
    • Dec 2017
    • 32
    • Grand Island, Nebraska
    • XL Big Green Egg; Weber Kettle; DigiQ

    Greetings from The Island

    I am signing in for the first time here. I just joined this site and am looking forward to the continued quest for perfect Q. I currently work with a XL big green egg and a Weber Kettle. Used both on Christmas eve to smoke then reverse sear a 5# beef tenderloin. I utilized an old Emril Lagase technique that calls for a horseradish encrustment. Also...served smoked moink balls as appetizer. Happy crew here on Nebraska's only island.
  • Hulagn1971
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 1017
    • NC, The Triad
    • WSM 22.5", Pitmaster IQ110, Weber 22.5" Kettle with SNS, Weber 14" Smokey Joe.

    #2
    Welcome!

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    • kmhfive
      Club Member
      • Mar 2017
      • 2988
      • 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

      #3
      Welcome to the Pit! The Kettle makes a great smoker (with a SnS addition) and I've got two brothers who swear by their BGEs. Looks like you'll be set for many cooks to come! Share pictures if you can and have fun!

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      • jgreen
        Charter Member
        • Oct 2014
        • 2720
        • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
        • Cookers:
          Broil King XL
          Broil King Smoke
          Weber Kettle 26
          Grilla Pellet smoker
          Capital 40 natural gas
          Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

          Thermometer:
          Maverick 733
          Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
          Thermo works DOT (or two)
          Fireboard (probably my favourite)
          Thermworks Smoke (or two)

          Accessories:
          SnS (original, plus and XL)
          DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
          Vortex
          Grillgrates
          and, maybe some other toys as well

        #4
        Welcome from Winnipeg.

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        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 12710
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          #5
          Welcome to The Pit.

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          • ComfortablyNumb
            Club Member
            • May 2017
            • 3255
            • Northeast Washington
            • KBQ C-60
              PK360
              Thermoworks Smoke
              Thermoworks Thermopop
              Thermoworks Dot

            #6
            Welcome to the Pit from NE Washington state. Along with tips, techniques, and recipes about BBQ we have a lot of fun. If you like music, go to this thread to hear what others are listening to and share what you like. For jokes, go to this thread. Happy to have you along and looking forward to your participation.

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            • Nate
              Former Member
              • Apr 2015
              • 3811
              • Quarantined

              #7
              Welcome from Indiana in the mainland

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              • Mr. Bones
                Birthday Hat Master
                • Sep 2016
                • 9295
                • 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

                #8
                Howdy from Kansas Territory, welcome to th' Pit!
                Good cookers ya' got there, lookin' forward to more from ya!

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                • Sgt Tyree
                  Former Member
                  • Oct 2017
                  • 122
                  • Omaha, Nebraska

                  #9
                  A big howdy from just down the road in Omaha! Welcome.
                  Last edited by Sgt Tyree; December 27, 2017, 07:43 PM.

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                  • DWCowles
                    Founding Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 9709
                    • 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.

                    #10
                    Welcome Luke Biggs

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                    • LA Pork Butt
                      Charter Member
                      • Dec 2014
                      • 5365
                      • 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! I had visions of sand and palm trees, but I guess not in Nebraska. Stay warm.

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                      • ribeyeguy
                        Charter Member
                        • Jun 2015
                        • 1297
                        • S. E. Wisconsin
                        • Weber Platinum Performer, 18"WSM, Smokenator, Slow 'n Sear.

                        #12
                        Welcome and all that but without Googling it, what the hell are moink balls?

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                        • Luke Biggs
                          Luke Biggs commented
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                          You will love them. Take a cube of cheddar cheese. Wrap it with ground chuck that has been mixed with a little bit of rub ( i used "three little pigs" touch of cherry. then wrap that in bacon and dust it again. Smokes at 225 about an hour. Devoured in seconds.
                      • FireMan
                        Charter Member
                        • Jul 2015
                        • 7678
                        • Bottom of Winnebago

                        #13
                        Wow, I didn’t know Nebraska had any water to have an island. Welcome aboard, eat good & have fun!

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                        • MBMorgan
                          Club Member
                          • Sep 2015
                          • 6192
                          • 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

                            > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
                            > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
                            > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

                          #14
                          Howdy, Luke ... welcome from Colorado!

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                          • Pirate Scott
                            Club Member
                            • Mar 2017
                            • 1340
                            • Clay, New York
                            • - Plain old Charbroil Charcoal Grill
                              - 26" Weber Kettle
                              - Jack Daniels No7, Four Roses

                            #15
                            Welcome From Clay, ny

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