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  • GrillinNC
    Club Member
    • Sep 2018
    • 25

    New member from NC

    Greetings all. I'm your newest member from NC. I've been interested in outdoor cooking for many years, and recently found The Pit. I do mostly grilling, but I'm interested in doing some smoking/slow cooking.

    I own a Weber Performer w/SNS and cast iron grates, Saber Cast 500 gas, and a CharBroil Big Easy Oil-less Fryer. I've had fun and success with all, but I'm looking to try some new cookers. My Weber is about 15 years old now...it still works but she's seen better days.

    I'm mulling over my next addition. The candidates are Kamado Joe Big Joe, PK360, and PBC. Hopefully I can find a nudge in the right direction in the sub-forums.

    Thanks!
  • Dan Deter
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 504
    • Raleigh, NC
    • Weber Summit S-670
      Thermapen Mk 4

    #2
    Welcome from Raleigh!

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    • EdF
      EdF
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 3229
      • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
      • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
        Karubeque C-60
        Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
        TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
        Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
        Thermapen
        Thermapen Air
        ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
        Thermoworks Hi temp IR
        BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
        Various other stuff

      #3
      Welcome, and enjoy the hunt!

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      • BourBonQ
        Club Member
        • Oct 2017
        • 844
        • Lowcountry of South Carolina
        • Pit Barrel Cooker
          Blaze 32" Gasser with Sear Station and Rotisserie
          Jenn-Air 6 Burner w/ Dual Oven and Stainless Flat Top
          Camp Chef Explorer 60EX with Grill Box and Griddle
          Thermoworks Thermapen Mk4
          Maverick ET-733 2-Probe Wireless Thermometer
          Thermopro TP20 2-Probe Wireless Thermometer
          Anova 900W Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
          Selection of Grandma's Antique Cast Iron Cookware
          Bayou Classic Stainless Steel Oyster/Turkey Cooker
          Weber Standard Size Chimney Starter
          Foodsaver Vac Sealer

        #4
        Welcome from the Lowcountry of South Carolina

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        • Troutman
          Club Member
          • Aug 2017
          • 7616
          • aka Troutman Taco - Hanging Free in Tejas

          • OUTDOOR COOKERS

            BBQ ACCESSORIES

            WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES

            SOUS VIDE

            INDOOR COOKWARE


          #5
          Welcome from the Republic of Texas !!! I would suggest a kamado instead of a PK. Although the PK is a great cooker, it's a bit on the small side and is similar enough to a Weber kettle, which you presumably have, that it would tend to be redundant in my opinion. Whatever you choose, enjoy the ride because it will fire up your desire for more !!!!

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          • MBMorgan
            Club Member
            • Sep 2015
            • 6437
            • 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

            #6
            Welcome from Colorado ...

            Your three candidates are all really good ones. However, since I've had a lot of PBC experience and am a big fan ... consider yourself nudged in that direction (nobody said this would be easy ).

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            • Hulagn1971
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 1068
              • NC, The Triad
              • WSM 22.5", Pitmaster IQ110, Weber 22.5" Kettle with SNS, Weber 14" Smokey Joe.

              #7
              Welcome from The Triad.

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              • Donw
                Club Member
                • Jul 2017
                • 3407

                #8
                Welcome from Maryland.

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                • LA Pork Butt
                  Charter Member
                  • Dec 2014
                  • 5590
                  • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                  #9
                  Welcome to the Pit!

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

                    #10
                    Welcome from southeast Michigan! Have you checked out the reviews on the AR free site?

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                    • GrillinNC
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                      I’m slowly working my way through them...
                  • FireMan
                    Charter Member
                    • Jul 2015
                    • 8076
                    • Bottom of Winnebago

                    #11
                    Oh sure it’s easy as to what course you should take, all of the above. You will learn. Welcome, eat good & have fun.

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                  • GrillinNC
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2018
                    • 25

                    #12
                    Thanks for all the replies!

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                    • Spinaker
                      Moderator
                      • Nov 2014
                      • 10889
                      • Land of Tonka
                      • John "J R"
                        Instagram: JRBowlsby
                        Smokin' Hound Que
                        Minnesota/ United States of America

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                        Assistants
                        Dexter (Beagle mix)
                        Kinnick (American Foxhound)
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                        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
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                        Thermometers
                        FireBoard (Base Package)
                        Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
                        Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
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                        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
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                        Cutlery
                        Buck 119 Special
                        Cuda 7' Fillet Knife

                        Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
                        Global
                        Shun
                        Wusthof
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                        Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

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                      • RonB
                        Club Member
                        • Apr 2016
                        • 13329
                        • Near Richmond VA
                        • Weber Performer Deluxe
                          SNS
                          Pizza insert
                          Rotisserie
                          Smokenator 1000
                          Cookshack Smokette Elite
                          2 Thermapens
                          Chefalarm
                          Dot
                          lots of probes.
                          CyberQ

                        #14
                        Welcome to The Pit.

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                        • scottranda
                          Charter Member
                          • May 2015
                          • 1844
                          • Charlotte, NC

                          #15
                          Welcome from CLT!

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