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  • ChrisLovesHisBigGreenEgg
    Charter Member
    • Jan 2015
    • 5
    • San Diego

    Hello, I’m Chris

    I can’t believe that I joined this great site 3 years ago, and this is the first time I have gotten into the forum. Just way too freaking busy, I guess. I will try to get more involved. Born and raised in Southern California. I've been an avid amateur chef since I was 18. I was drafted into the Army when I was 20 and somewhat providentially was sent to cook's school, where I learned to cook for 200-300 people at a time and in particular, learned good knife skills. My love for culinary arts have continued since then. I've been married since 1977 and helped raise two beautiful girls, both of whom have picked up my love for food. Getting into BBQ was a natural for me. I started with a cylinder smoker with the water pan. I did some good stuff in that, but it wasn’t big enough for me and I quickly graduated to a Braunfels smoker with the side fire box. I did my first briskets in this and was successful on my first try (I was sweating bullets on that one because I was feeding 75 people the next day...I smoked four whole pork butts the day before, got them out wrapped them and put them in a cooler and then started two briskets at about midnight. I got up every two hours during the night to assure my temperature and smoke was still right. It was a great experience and somewhat exhausting). A couple years ago, my lovely wife surprised me with a beautiful Big Green Egg XL and I have been loving it for everything from grilling, smoking and roasting.
  • lostclusters
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 355
    • Oceanside, CA
    • Mak 1 Star
      KBQ-C60
      Char-Griller Legacy Charcoal Grill w/Side Firebox
      WSM 22.5"
      ThermoWorks Smoke
      ThermoWorks Thermapen
      Rock's Stoker II wifi
      Flameboss 500

    #2
    Belated welcome to the pit!

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    • DWCowles
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 9703
      • 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.

      #3
      Welcome ChrisLovesHisBigGreenEgg

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      • ComfortablyNumb
        Club Member
        • May 2017
        • 3411
        • Northeast Washington
        • KBQ C-60
          PK360
          Thermoworks Smoke
          Thermoworks Thermopop
          Thermoworks Dot

        #4
        Welcome to the Pit ChrisLovesHisBigGreenEgg from NE Washington state. I was hatched and raised in SoCal as well, I lived in Poway, LJ, PB, and North Park in the SD area. Before that I was in Orange and LA counties, then stopped over in the Bay Area before escaping to the PNW. 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. Go to this thread to post where you work and what your hobbies are and get to know other members here. We are happy to have you along and looking forward to your participation.

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        • FireMan
          Charter Member
          • Jul 2015
          • 7857
          • Bottom of Winnebago

          #5
          Another one, what is it with you guys? You join, then after a few years, hello! I think it’s going to be fantastic to see what you’ve been up to. Looking forward toward some serious input. Welcome aboard, eat good and have fun!

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          • Mr. Bones
            Charter Member
            • Sep 2016
            • 9755
            • 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

            #6
            Howdy from Kansas Territory, Glad to finally hear from ya'!
            Lookin forward to learnin, along with ya!
            Hopefully, ya got some pics from th last few years, ya might could share with us???

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            • RonB
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 13149
              • 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 Chris.

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              • Mudkat
                Club Member
                • Feb 2017
                • 2088
                • At a river near me, MD
                • Weber Smokey Mountain 14.5"
                  Weber 22" Kettel
                  Weber Smokey Joe (2)
                  One Grill 45" Rotisserie
                  Lodge 5 qt. Dutch Oven
                  Lodge 10.5" Double Loop Skillet
                  Cast Iron 9" Skillet
                  Cast Iron 12" Skillet
                  Weber 22 Grill Grates
                  Home Built 55 Gallon Ugly Drum Smoker - "MUDS"

                #8
                Welcome to the Pit! Any chance you could shorten your username? It's longer than my password requirements at work. 😀 it's all good. I'll get used to it ChrisLovesHisBigGreenEgg .

                Looking forward to some knife tips. I am always wondering how to upgrade my cooking knifes. Thank you for your service!

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                • Steve B
                  Steve B commented
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                  Welcome aboard @Chriszdzsuditdzr or something like that. It’s great to have you here. But that is a loooong user name. 😁
              • Skip
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 3536
                • Blue Earth, Minnesota
                • MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

                #9
                Welcome ChrisLovesHisBigGreenEgg from Minnesota. We are glad to have you aboard.

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                • Huskee
                  Administrator
                  • May 2014
                  • 15329
                  • 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.

                  #10
                  Welcome to The Pit! Happy that you popped in to say hi, and even happier that you've supported us all this time!

                  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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                  2. Add the domain AmazingRibs.com to your email safe list. We NEVER spam! This is important so you can receive special deals we occasionally work out for our members, receive notices about your account, such as if you’re up for renewal or are ever drawn as our monthly Gold Medal Giveaway winner, which is open to all USA members. We’d hate to have to pick another person because you don’t answer us!

                  Hope to hear & see more from you!

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                  • jgreen
                    Charter Member
                    • Oct 2014
                    • 2722
                    • 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

                    #11
                    Welcome from Winnipeg. A ceramic cooker is definitely on my wish list.

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                    • HouseHomey
                      Club Member
                      • May 2016
                      • 5439
                      • 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.

                      #12
                      Wow, you got married when I was 8yrs old. I digress, in 1977 we were city champions in flag football (I was 8) and I won the football and softball throw for my age group in the county for Punt, pass and kick program. I digress again.

                      Huntington Beach welcomes you to The Pit!! Where in SoCal are you from??

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                      • MBMorgan
                        Club Member
                        • Sep 2015
                        • 6369
                        • 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
                        Greetings from Colorado, Chris!

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                        • Henrik
                          Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
                          • Jul 2014
                          • 4432
                          • Stockholm, Sweden

                          #14
                          Nice story, welcome to the pit!

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                          • Nate
                            Banned Former Member
                            • Apr 2015
                            • 3808
                            • Quarantined

                            #15
                            Welcome from Indiana

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