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  • jstjohn83
    Club Member
    • Mar 2018
    • 22
    • DFW


    • Grillgrates
      Lavatools Javelin
      Anova SV
      Bison Airlighter Pro
      FlameBoss 300

    BBQ Connoisseur from DFW

    I love BBQ and being from Texas I am fortunate to have a lot of good BBQ around to choose from. I never wanted a gas grill, and I didn't like the taste of charcoal so I never was interested in getting one. I knew nothing about "lump charcoal". Then I found out about ceramic grills that also double as a smoker, and though I could save money if I made my own bbq. It took about 4 years to convince my wife and went from selling a house to moving to an apartment and buying another house before I could own one but I've had it since September and try to cook every weekend I can. This place has been the most helpful with my learning since it explains the science behind everything and it's not just someone's opinion. So glad to be a part of it. Looking forward to learning from everyone here.
  • kamadoRob
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 225
    • Brighton, CO
    • Chargriller Acorn
      Maverick ET-732

    #2
    Welcome to the pit! There's lots to learn and share here. Enjoy!

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    • ComfortablyNumb
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 3492
      • Northeast Washington
      • KBQ C-60
        PK360
        Thermoworks Smoke
        Thermoworks Thermopop
        Thermoworks Dot

      #3
      Welcome to the Pit jstjohn83 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. 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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      • Troutman
        Club Member
        • Aug 2017
        • 7834
        • 1521

        • OUTDOOR COOKERS

          BBQ ACCESSORIES

          WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES

          SOUS VIDE

          INDOOR COOKWARE


        #4
        Welcome from a fellow Texan. Sorry to hear about your disdain for charcoal, perhaps reading some of Meathead's articles on the subject may change your mind. Having a ceramic cooker will require either briquettes or lump charcoal so I'm sure you will be surprised at the results. Good luck, looking forward to your posts here !!

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        • jstjohn83
          jstjohn83 commented
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          Im wondering if it was the chemicals from the lighter fluid? I've been using lump charcoal and have none of that taste.

        • ComfortablyNumb
          ComfortablyNumb commented
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          jstjohn83 I suggest looking at the 'Chimney of Insanity' and BBQ Dragon from BBQ Dragon to get charcoal started. No odours, off flavours, and starts remarkably fast.

        • jstjohn83
          jstjohn83 commented
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          I actually have a bison airlighter and it works wonders. My food tastes good, it's other people that I have to worry about. No one on here I would imagine, nor on the KJ group I'm in. This was more an observation I made as a kid growing up. Now I know there are better ways to grill to not have flavors added
      • Danjohnston949
        In Memoriam
        • Dec 2014
        • 4398
        • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

        #5
        jstjohn83, Welcome to the "PIT CLUB"❗️
        You are Now Enrolled in the BBQ Univ.❗️
        Attendance and Participation are Mandatory❗️
        Enjoy the "PIT CLUB"‼️
        Eat Well and Prosper❗️ From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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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.

          #6
          Welcome jstjohn83

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          • jfmorris
            Club Member
            • Nov 2017
            • 3576
            • Huntsville, Alabama
            • Jim Morris

              Cookers
              • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (2021)
              • Camp Chef FTG900 Flat Top Grill (2020)
              • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
              • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q & Rotisserie (2007)
              • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
              • King Kooker 94/90TKD 105K/60K dual burner patio stove
              • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
              • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
              • Anova
              Thermometers
              • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
              • Thermoworks Dot
              • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
              • Thermoworks RT600C
              Beverages
              • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

            #7
            Welcome to the Pit from Huntsville, Alabama!

            I think you must have gotten a bad taste for charcoal (pun intended).due to use of lighter fluid or instant light charcoal at some time in the past. Once it is lighted and ready to cook on, there is little smoke and a charcoal fire (lump or briquet) is little different than a wood fire that has burned down to embers, since that is what it is. The way to start ANY charcoal properly is using a chimney in my opinion. I gave up on lighter fluid many years ago.

            Now, cooking low and slow on your Kamado using various techniques outlined here, where charcoal is igniting slowly throughout the cook, you will get some smoke flavor, but again - I've never had charcoal produce off flavors in meat during a long low and slow cook either.

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            • jstjohn83
              jstjohn83 commented
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              Yessir I'm sure that was it. I have had no problems with flavors or anything when using lump charcoal. Just a bit too much smoke once, but still learning.
          • Skip
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 3750
            • Blue Earth, Minnesota
            • LSG Adjustable Grill/Smoker, MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

            #8
            Welcome jstjohn83 from Minnesota.

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

              #9
              Welcome from Indiana

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              • jgreen
                Charter Member
                • Oct 2014
                • 2742
                • 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

                #10
                Welcome from Winnipeg. Great site for fun and learning at the same time.

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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

                  #11
                  Welcome to the Pit! Thanks for joining up!

                  When you have a second, give this thread a once over. There is some important information for you. This information will ensure you get the most out of your experience here in The Pit.

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                  • Spinaker
                    Spinaker commented
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                    Great to hear. Thanks! jstjohn83

                  • jstjohn83
                    jstjohn83 commented
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                    It mentioned to put your equipment in your signature, but I have been looking at other posts and notice that most do not mention their equipment anywhere. I don't even see mine listed anywhere. Is that a feature that was removed or maybe is still in process?

                  • Spinaker
                    Spinaker commented
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                    Some people simply choose not to fill it out at all. But many do. For example, everyone on this page, except Dan, has their signature filled out. If you are not seeing theirs, let me know. You have to hover your cursor over the little pen tab next to to the green dot in the lower left. jstjohn83
                • RonB
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 13637
                  • Near Richmond VA
                  • Weber Performer Deluxe
                    SNS
                    Pizza insert
                    Rotisserie
                    Smokenator 1000
                    Cookshack Smokette Elite
                    2 Thermapens
                    Chefalarm
                    Dot
                    lots of probes.
                    CyberQ

                  #12
                  Welcome to The Pit.

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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

                    #13
                    jstjohn83 You can see mine here. Please let me know if this does not come up on your screen when you hover over the small pen in the lower left.
                    Thanks!
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                    • jstjohn83
                      jstjohn83 commented
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                      Awesome! I see it now.

                    • Spinaker
                      Spinaker commented
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                      Good deal! Glad we got that sorted out! jstjohn83
                  • FireMan
                    Charter Member
                    • Jul 2015
                    • 8327
                    • Bottom of Winnebago

                    #14
                    Welcome aboard. There is an enormous amount of info in the vaults of AR. Just browsing will get it to ya or ask. Eat good and have fun!

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                    • Mr. Bones
                      Charter Member
                      • Sep 2016
                      • 10152
                      • 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

                      #15
                      Howdy from Kansas territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
                      Glad ya joined us here, lookin forward to more!

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