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  • lonnie mac
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 1352
    • Bacliff, TX
    • Motovlogging for the freedom of old Hippies...

      https://www.youtube.com/c/LonnieMac

      Home of Brutus Ten!

      http://www.alenuts.com/Alenuts/Alenuts.html

      Pits:

      Weber Performer Deluxe W/ SNS, Craycort CI grates

      WSCGC (Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Center W/ SNS Plus, DNG

      Texas Original Pits Offset Smoker

      RecTec 590

      WSM 18" W/ Upside-down door mod

      Camp Chief Flattop, The big one...

      Weber Genesis II S-335

      Texas Fire Pit

      Thermos:

      Maveric's Most all of em...
      FireBoard W/ Fan Control, GURU Fan
      ThermoWorks, most all of em...
      Meater

    #16
    Welcome from the Galveston area!

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    • Oakgrovebacon
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 1996
      • South central Illinois

      #17
      Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois

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      • PaulstheRibList
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 1585
        • Lake Charles, LA
        • Started Low-N-Slow BBQ in 2012. Obviously, it's taken hold (in chronological order:
          1.) A pair of Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5's
          2.) #LilTex, a 22" Expensive Offset Smoker (looks like a Yoder Witicha)
          3.) #WhoDat1, a HUGE Gravity Fed Insulated Cabinet Smoker (cooking chamber 3'x2'x6')
          4.) A Full Size Commercial Dryer/converted to Vertical Smoker.
          5.) Jambo Backyard stickburner (my FAVORITE Pit so far)
          6.) GrillMeister, a huge 24"x48" Adjustable, Charcoal Grill from Pitmaker.com
          7.) 22" Weber Kettle with Slow-N-Sear
          8.) Vault insulated reverse-flow cabinet smoker from Pitmaker
          9.) BarbecueFiretruck...under development
          10.) 26 foot BBQ Vending Trailer equipped with HUGE Myron Mixon 72xc smoker is HERE, Oct 2016!
          11.) Opened www.PaulsRibShackBarbecue.com Food Trailer officially in March 2017
          12.) Austin Smoke Works 500 Gallon Propane Tank Offset Smoker, named "Lucille" as travel pit for PaulsRibShack, Oct 2018.
          12.) Opening Brick & Mortar location at 4800 Nelson Rd, Spring 2019. Had a pair of 1,000 Gallon Austin Smoke Works pits, both in RibShackRed for our new place!

          Fabulous Backlit Thermapens, several Maverick Remote Thermometers (don't use any remotes anymore), Thermoworks Smoke, Other Thermoworks toys, Vacuum sealer, lots and lots of equipment...

          I'm loving using BBQ to make friends and build connections.
          I have #theRibList where I keep a list of new and old friends and whenever I'm cooking, I make 1 to 20 extra and share the joy.

        #18
        Dude, welcome welcome! I'm just across the Sabine from you, in Lake Charles. You'll have a great time here in thePit and learn a ton.

        I learned barbecue using this wonderful site as a guide, and opened a barbecue food truck in 2016, and am opening a restaurant early 2019. Come by and get some of that on-point barbecue! See you soon.

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        • 58limited
          58limited commented
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          I'll have to look you up next time I drive over there.
      • 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

        #19
        Welcome from Winnipeg. That is a cool looking smoker.

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        • jharner
          Club Member
          • Jan 2016
          • 1276
          • Louisiana - North West but a coon ass at heart
          • Cookers

            Camp Chef DLX Pellet Grill
            Weber 22.5 Kettle
            Brickman Box Smoker

            Accessories

            Slow N Sear
            Tube Smoker
            Turkey Cannon
            Rib racks
            Weber chimney starter

            Thermometer's

            Maverick ET 735
            Tru Temp 3619n
            Thermapen mk4
            Thermapop

            Favorite Drink

            Free beer
            Coors Light
            Windsor ( Canadian blended whiskey )

          #20
          Welcome to the pit 58limited . Enjoy the Wikipedia of BBQ. Looking forward to more pics of the cookers and food. Noticed the [email protected] stickers !! Hope you enjoyed the 7 over time victory over my Tigers

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          • Santamarina
            Club Member
            • Aug 2018
            • 933
            • Wildomar, CA

            #21
            Welcome from California! Fellow homebrewer here. Looking forward to your cooking adventures and hopefully sharing some brewing tales as well.

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            • DavidNorcross
              Club Member
              • Nov 2017
              • 2198
              • Virginia
              • SNS Kamado
                Weber Summit S-670
                Camp Chef FTG 600
                Camp Chef Escape

                Old Hickory Knives
                More Cast Iron than I care to admit

              #22
              Welcome aboard from Virginia

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              • panteracfh3
                Club Member
                • Jul 2018
                • 286
                • Tewksbury, MA
                • "Jump in the fire!" - Metallica

                #23
                Greetings from Boston. Like you, good BBQ restaurants around here are very hard to find so I just do it myself (and like you have a few beers while doing so). Enjoy the Pit. Lots of good info here.

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                • 58limited
                  58limited commented
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                  My mom is from Scituate. Thanks to her I know how to make Boston Baked beans, clam chowder, and Yorkshire pudding.

                • panteracfh3
                  panteracfh3 commented
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                  Nice! Those are good recipes to know!
              • HawkerXP
                Club Member
                • Jul 2016
                • 6310
                • Virginia
                • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                  Thermopops
                  Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
                  Slo n Sear
                  Cold beer

                #24
                Welcome to the Pit!

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                • 58limited
                  Club Member
                  • Dec 2018
                  • 1112
                  • SE Texas
                  • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~Benjamin Franklin

                  #25
                  Thanks again for the welcoming responses.

                  I've been exploring the site all week and I like it so much that I upgraded to the 3 year membership special being offered. I also bought Meathead's book on Amazon.

                  Based on the recipes and info from this site I am curing a 6 lb corned beef brisket which will be smoked to make Meathead's Katz Deli pastrami.

                  Today I "deep cleaned" my Cypress Grill and replaced the gasket - I found some cracks in the base but they are not structurally significant so I should be able to enjoy a few more years with my Cypress Grill. The fire box, however, is now in 5 pieces - it went back together but is unstable. I will buy a BGE firebox as a replacement.

                  Happy New Year to everyone.

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                  • RickyBobby
                    RickyBobby commented
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                    In for the long haul!! Love it! Welcome again, I look forward to pics of your pastrami

                  • EdF
                    EdF commented
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                    The pastrami from scratch is a great project! Enjoy!

                    See if you can connect with some great sauerkraut and a good swiss-style cheese, and make the Reubens (see the public side of the site, but use your pastrami, not just corned beef).

                  • 58limited
                    58limited commented
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                    I have a sauerkraut crock that was given to me back in college by a grad student from Switzerland. I am starting 15 lbs. of sauerkraut tomorrow I made some pretty good Kimchi last spring, turned it into pulled pork egg rolls.
                • Sweaty Paul
                  Founding Member
                  • Aug 2014
                  • 1619
                  • Hays, KS
                  • Green Mountain Grill - Jim Bowie
                    (I've never regretted having too much grate space).

                    Weber Genesis Gas grill
                    Weber Kettle grills x 2

                  #26
                  Welcome from Hays, KS!

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                  • Troutman
                    Club Member
                    • Aug 2017
                    • 7791
                    • 1521

                    • OUTDOOR COOKERS

                      BBQ ACCESSORIES

                      WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES

                      SOUS VIDE

                      INDOOR COOKWARE


                    #27
                    Sorry just ran across this...welcome fellow Texan from the Katy area. Good to have you in the Pit !!!

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                    • Texas Larry
                      Club Member
                      • May 2017
                      • 1749
                      • Wilson County, TX
                      • Kamado Joe Big Joe 2
                        Weber 22” Premium/SNS
                        Weber Jumbo Joe/SNS
                        JoeTisserie
                        Thermoworks Smoke
                        Thermoworks 2K Thermocouple
                        Thermapen
                        Thermapop
                        Thermoworks Dash
                        Too many gadgets, accessories, and tools
                        Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

                      #28
                      Welcome from Wilson County, east of San Antonio!

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