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  • richorn
    Former Member
    • Jul 2018
    • 8
    • Los Angeles, CA

    Hello from Los Angeles!

    Hi all! I've been lurking here for a bit learning what I can, as I have zero experience with smokers. Just purchased a Camp Chef SG Woodwind a couple weeks ago and have already burned through 100 pounds of pellets. So I'm a NewB, but a dedicated one lol!

    I am a pro photographer with a home studio in the Los Angeles area. For the locals, it's Rancho Palos Verdes. The ocean is my backdrop! I shoot a lot of Architecture, Food, People, and Products.

    My BBQ obsession began in Arizona, about 12 years ago. For a couple years, I was hired to shoot the pro bbq competitions in the Phoenix area. I would get there on Friday afternoon and spend the weekend with the teams through all the prep, cooking, judging, etc. Got to know the gang pretty quickly, and they kept me well lubricated AND well fed throughout the entire weekend. There wasn't a lot of sleep involved!! While the teams packed up on Sunday, I passed out pretty much as soon as the images were backed up!

    The problem? I got used to the best BBQ in the world, and had no way to get it! I was also on the road so much back then there was no way a smoker or the time to use it would fit in my lifestyle. Those days are gone! I have reworked my business in a way that lets me be home daily, rarely on the road, with space to play.

    I smoked a flat the other day, and it was the first time in 10 years I had brisket that was even close to being in the league of those pros back then... damn I am excited to begin this journey!

    Cheers!

    Richard
  • Henrik
    Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
    • Jul 2014
    • 4546
    • Stockholm, Sweden

    #2
    Welcome to the pit! Wow, what a story, can’t wait to see your food photos!

    Since you’re new, and if you haven't already done so, 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.

    Also, it's very important that you:

    Give us an email address you actually use. You can check the email we have on file for you by clicking your name in the upper-right, then User Settings, then the Account tab. You currently cannot change your email on file with us since it’s tied to your Pitmaster Club account as well as our payment processor, Stripe. Don’t worry though, we’d be happy to change it for you. PM (private message) ”Huskee” with your email change request, or via email at huskee@amazingribs.com

    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 paying USA members or those with a USA delivery address (we’d hate to have to pick another person because you don’t answer us)!

    Thanks for joining!

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

      #3
      Welcome from Indiana

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      • Keiferr
        Club Member
        • Jun 2018
        • 964
        • Southeast Michigan

        #4
        Welcome from southeast Michigan!

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        • LA Pork Butt
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 5871
          • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

          #5
          Welcome to the Pit! My LA is Louisiana.

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          • Steve R.
            Steve R. commented
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            That's weird, I though LA stood for Lower Alabama.

          • LA Pork Butt
            LA Pork Butt commented
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            Steve R. Funny!

          • richorn
            richorn commented
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            Lol! I have typed LA a few times lately realizing that it only stands for Los Angeles if you live in California.
        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 14050
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          #6
          Welcome to The Pit Richard. Lookin' forward to your food shots.

          From a wildlife shooter:

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          • Donw
            Club Member
            • Jul 2017
            • 3745

            #7
            Welcome from Maryland.

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            • PWB0108
              Club Member
              • Jun 2018
              • 87
              • Jefferson, MD
              • Yoder 640
                Weber 22" Kettle Performer Charcoal Grill w/SNS2.0
                Weber Genesis Silver Gas Grill

              #8
              Welcome to The Pit form Maryland!

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              • FireMan
                Charter Member
                • Jul 2015
                • 8685
                • Bottom of Winnebago

                #9
                A hunnert pounds of pellets & one brisket? Well we’re glad you joined to, cuz we have to improve that ratio. You should know that section 8, par. 4 of the Pit rule book requires pics of yer cooker & at least 1st cook as a member. Plus there is a sayin in these parts, no pics, didn’t happen. We know yer good at that. Welcome aboard, eat good and have fun!

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                • ComfortablyNumb
                  Club Member
                  • May 2017
                  • 3670
                  • Northeast Washington
                  • KBQ C-60
                    PK360
                    Thermoworks Smoke
                    Thermoworks Thermopop
                    Thermoworks Dot

                  #10
                  Welcome to the Pit richorn from a native Angeleno who escaped California for 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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                  • Skip
                    Founding Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 3927
                    • Blue Earth, Minnesota
                    • LSG Adjustable Grill/Smoker, MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Gasser, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

                    #11
                    Welcome from Minnesota.

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                    • MBMorgan
                      Club Member
                      • Sep 2015
                      • 6708
                      • 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

                      #12
                      Welcome from Colorado, Richard ...

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                      • HouseHomey
                        Club Member
                        • May 2016
                        • 5580
                        • 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.

                        #13
                        Huntington Beach welcomes you sir!!

                        Way to break into the pit with that story, awesome! Oh boy are you in trouble now. I can't wait to see your pics. Welcome aboard.

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                        • richorn
                          Former Member
                          • Jul 2018
                          • 8
                          • Los Angeles, CA

                          #14
                          Originally posted by RonB View Post
                          Welcome to The Pit Richard. Lookin' forward to your food shots.

                          From a wildlife shooter:

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                          Nice! I have had the Grizzlies up in British Columbia on my list since. I was last diving up there! Since you started with the predators... lol I have teeth as well! Click image for larger version

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                          • HawkerXP
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                            I think I met that guy on a table in China!
                        • richorn
                          Former Member
                          • Jul 2018
                          • 8
                          • Los Angeles, CA

                          #15
                          QUOTE=FireMan;n536458]A hunnert pounds of pellets & one brisket? Well we’re glad you joined to, cuz we have to improve that ratio. You should know that section 8, par. 4 of the Pit rule book requires pics of yer cooker & at least 1st cook as a member. Plus there is a sayin in these parts, no pics, didn’t happen. We know yer good at that. Welcome aboard, eat good and have fun![/QUOTE]


                          Fine... These are just iPhone quickies... I don’t often break out a real camera while I’m cooking!


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