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  • HJVR
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 14
    • Allison Park PA (north of Pittsburgh)
    • Primo oval XL
      Traeger Texas BBQ
      TEC infared grill
      Weber 22.5 premium grill
      Thermoworks TW8060 kit

    New Member from Pittsburgh PA

    Hi, my name is Harry VanRiper. Growing up as an Army brat, I have lived many places including Germany, My father was a Mess Sergeant so I started cooking at the ripe old age of 9 years old. I was drafted in 1967 and ended up in Vietnam. I drove an armored personnel carrier. Four months in my track was hit by an RPG which took off my left are and a good piece of my left leg. I had a 15% chance of living after my surgery (God is good) because here I am. I am a physiologist an spent 34 years teaching nurses chemistry, microbiology , and algebra (retired Aug. 1, 2014.

    After reading about the Primo oval on this site I purchased one, (I used a pellet fired smoker for 10+ years). I love this Primo, I smoked a whole strip roast as per Meatheads recipe. It was the best tasting roast I ever had. I am very excited about using the Primo and this site to improve my skills.

    I guess you can tell I talked for a living LOL.
    Harry
    Last edited by HJVR; January 20, 2015, 07:56 PM.
  • HJVR
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 14
    • Allison Park PA (north of Pittsburgh)
    • Primo oval XL
      Traeger Texas BBQ
      TEC infared grill
      Weber 22.5 premium grill
      Thermoworks TW8060 kit

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ID:	54693Here is my new primo

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    • chudzikb
      Charter Member
      • Dec 2014
      • 209

      #3
      Welcome, there is a lot of knowledge here, enjoy...

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      • Jon Solberg
        Former Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 4818

        #4
        Hello Harry. Welcome.

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        • Deuce
          Former Member
          • Aug 2014
          • 227
          • Sulphur, Louisiana

          #5
          Hi Harry , welcome to the Pit. Love that Primo Oval you have there.

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          • smarkley
            Former Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 1426

            #6
            Hi Harry... welcome!

            Nice Primo ya got there... keep us up to date on your cooks!

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            • The Burn
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 990
              • West Chester, PA
              • Gas Grill: NXR Tabletop/Portable Propane
                Charcoal: Weber Performer Silver (i.e., 22.5")
                Charcoal: Weber OTG 22.5"

                Kettle Accessories: Slow 'n Sear, Smokenator and Vortex and bound to be more on the way
                Smoker: GOSM Propane 38" 2-drawer
                Pellet: CampChef/Browning Deluxe PGP24LTD

                Thermometer: 2 Mavericks, Red backlit Thermapen
                Anova Wi-Fi Sous Vide

              #7
              Welcome Harry.

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              • HJVR
                Charter Member
                • Dec 2014
                • 14
                • Allison Park PA (north of Pittsburgh)
                • Primo oval XL
                  Traeger Texas BBQ
                  TEC infared grill
                  Weber 22.5 premium grill
                  Thermoworks TW8060 kit

                #8
                Thanks for the welcomes, I have been reading this site incessantly. I am so happy being a math science guy i really like the explanations.

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                • Huskee
                  Administrator
                  • May 2014
                  • 15577
                  • central MI, USA
                  • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                    Smokers / Grills
                    • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                    • PBC
                    • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                    • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                    • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
                    • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                    • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                    • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
                    • 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 X4 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.

                  #9
                  Welcome Harry! That's quite a story you have there, great to have you here after all you've been through in life. And to think, a person who understands algebra enough to teach it! Time to settle in and cook up some delicious meat now.

                  Great job on your signature too!

                  If you haven't yet, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains a few how-tos and please-dos.

                  Hope to hear & see more from you!

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                  • HJVR
                    HJVR commented
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                    You are right, now that I am retired I am looking forward to doing more smoking. For Christmas I followed MH's beef roast instructions for a whole strip roast. It was the best roast beef I think I ever had. My wife is a Chef, and she was dubious about removing the fat cap etc. but the results speak for themselves. Thanks for the welcome!
                • HJVR
                  Charter Member
                  • Dec 2014
                  • 14
                  • Allison Park PA (north of Pittsburgh)
                  • Primo oval XL
                    Traeger Texas BBQ
                    TEC infared grill
                    Weber 22.5 premium grill
                    Thermoworks TW8060 kit

                  #10
                  So much for having time. We went to Israel & Rome, Then off to NYC Fancy Food Show. I am hoping to get serious about smoking very soon.

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                  • mackdaddy
                    Former Member
                    • Jul 2015
                    • 264
                    • Greencastle, PA

                    #11
                    Glad your back. Thank You for your service. Any pics of your Primo in action?

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                    • Huskee
                      Administrator
                      • May 2014
                      • 15577
                      • central MI, USA
                      • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                        Smokers / Grills
                        • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                        • PBC
                        • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                        • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                        • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
                        • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                        • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                        • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
                        • 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 X4 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.

                      #12
                      You deserved the break! Now, time to focus: Cook meat, share pictures!

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