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  • Tbfhski
    Club Member
    • Apr 2018
    • 1

    Hello from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

    Where we're currently being hammered by an ice storm... visions of smoking some pulled pork/brisket/ribs are being put on hold! Ahhh well in a couple of months we'll be complaining that it's too hot...

    About myself, I know just enough about grilling/smoking/cooking over fire to make me dangerous; so looking to expand my knowledge and improve my skills. I get the sense that this is the right spot!

    I'm currently in possession of an older (12 years or so) Vermont Castings 5 burner gas grill which I'll be replacing soon, along with a poolside 4 burner gas grill (the pool is a fair bit from the house, so we use this mainly for grilling hot dogs and burgers poolside). I've had a cheap water bullet smoker in the past but eventually had to give up and pitch it - it had no way to control airflow at the bottom, just a gap around the charcoal bowl. Oh and I also have a cheap charcoal kettle grill which was purchased last year to use while our home was under renos. I was missing the cooking over fire bit so just needed something to get us through... it was a great reintroduction to the pleasure of cooking over charcoal though!

    So this year I'm looking to replace the VC gas grill and add a 'proper' smoker. (Since I ditched the cheap water bullet smoker I've simply been using the grill with some smoker tubes.). I'm leaning (pretty heavily after a bunch of research/contemplation, but hey nothing is set in stone!) to getting a proper water bullet smoker and another gas grill to replace the Vermont Castings. I'm thinking Napolean for both (hey I'm in Canada...) the AS300 smoker, 'cause it's easily portable and I can bring it down to the poolside for the day if needed and can also use it as portable charcoal grill. For the grill it will likely be another 4 or 5 burner with an infrared side 'sizzle zone'. I'm liking this combo 'cause it provides a good 'daily driver' for burgers etc., the infrared option (overrated?), the option to use a rotisserie (which I do enjoy using) and a good smoker. The other option was a higher end pellet grill/smoker or Kamado style grill with a smaller gas grill 'daily driver', but ultimately the desire for a rotisserie and the portability of the smoker won out. Of course I'm willing to hear other options/opinions!

    Thanks all
    Last edited by Tbfhski; April 15, 2018, 04:58 PM.
  • fuzzydaddy
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 4974
    • Winchester TN
    • Hardware
      Blackstone 36” Griddle.
      Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado & Kettle Grill.
      Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0).
      DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
      Weber Chimney Starters (regular and compact).
      Joule, Instant Accu Slim.
      GrillGrates.
      Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
      ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

      Consumables / Favorites
      KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks), B&B Hardwood Briquettes when I'm out of Weber.
      Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins, Shrimp, Fajitas.
      SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
      MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPG.

    #2
    Welcome to the Pit!

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    • ComfortablyNumb
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 3548
      • Northeast Washington
      • KBQ C-60
        PK360
        Thermoworks Smoke
        Thermoworks Thermopop
        Thermoworks Dot

      #3
      Welcome to the Pit Tbfhski 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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      • Mr. Bones
        Charter Member
        • Sep 2016
        • 10411
        • 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

        #4
        Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
        Lookin forward to more from ya!

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        • djl
          djl
          Charter Member
          • Sep 2014
          • 125
          • Western NY
          • WSM 22.5
            Weber 22.5 Kettle (2)
            Slow n Sear
            Smokenator 1000
            Cajun Bandit Rotisserie
            Vortex
            Weber Genesis Silver B
            Maverick ET-732 Maverick ET-732

          #5
          Hello, from the other side of the lake.

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          • Spinaker
            Moderator
            • Nov 2014
            • 10984
            • 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
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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
              **************************

              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

            #6
            Welcome to the Pit! Thanks for joining up! Great intro!!

            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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            Thank you for your support. We are excited to have you and we look forward to your contributions.

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            • Tbfhski
              Tbfhski commented
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              Thanks Spinaker - noted on all counts.

            • Spinaker
              Spinaker commented
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              Cool! Let us know if you have any questions! Tbfhski
          • 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.

            #7
            Welcome Tbfhski

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            • LA Pork Butt
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 5776
              • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

              #8
              Welcome to the Pit! The ceramic would be a plus for cooking in cold weather. I cook on one, and it could extend your cooking season.

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              • MBMorgan
                Club Member
                • Sep 2015
                • 6634
                • 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

                #9
                Welcome from Colorado!

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                • CaptainMike
                  Club Member
                  • Nov 2015
                  • 2803
                  • The Great State of Jefferson
                  • 24X40 Lone Star Grillz offset smoker
                    Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
                    Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
                    2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
                    20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
                    20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
                    Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
                    36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
                    Fireboard
                    Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

                  #10
                  Howdy from the Great State of Jefferson (Northern California), you've come to the right place.

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

                    #11
                    Welcome from Indiana

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                    • Oakgrovebacon
                      Club Member
                      • Apr 2016
                      • 2017
                      • South central Illinois

                      #12
                      Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois

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                      • bbqoaf
                        Former Member
                        • Jul 2014
                        • 751
                        • Calgary, Alberta, Canada

                        #13
                        Hello from Calgary!

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