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  • 58limited
    Club Member
    • Dec 2018
    • 1108
    • SE Texas
    • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~Benjamin Franklin

    New member from SE Texas

    Howdy from SE Texas. I've been grilling and smoking most of my life but I am always learning something new. The information and food science on this site is amazing so far, and I've just started exploring the site. In addition to making BBQ, I'm a home brewer and an award-winning mead maker.

    There really are not any good brick and mortar BBQ joints around here so if I want good BBQ I have to make it myself. Its a sacrifice (what with all the beer I have to consume as I wait for the finished product) but I'll manage somehow Some of the local food trucks make excellent BBQ but chasing them from location to location is a pain.

    I have a kamado (a Bayou Classic Cypress Grill) and a larger trailer-mounted pit that I'm still getting the hang of. It is a wood hog and I need to repaint it and fix a few leaky spots so I can regulate the fire better. I really want to replace the fire box with a square one that has a side door as well as the top that opens, plus make a better air vent in the side door. I also like to do a little Dutch oven cooking and sometimes build a fire in the yard for this purpose.
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  • Mr. Bones
    Charter Member
    • Sep 2016
    • 9996
    • 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

    #2
    Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
    SO glad to have ya here, to learn along with me!

    Looks like ya got yerself some NICE rollin stock, there, as well!!!!

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    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      First ride I ever owned, at 14, was a 50 Chebbie 5-window truck...62 235 in it, three on th tree, only one small rust spot.
      $200, took a LONG time to earn/save that, back then...

      Love to see yer 52, anytime!!!!

    • 58limited
      58limited commented
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      I bought this in 1999 for $1000 and basically restored it other than the drive train. There was a '62 235 in this truck until a year ago. The oil pump slipped off the distributor shaft and the engine locked up, throwing the #1 rod and turning the cam into 2 inch pieces of scrap. Both sides of the block blew out and the drive train locked up. I did a 180 and wound up (thank God) in the center turn lane. The truck now has a freshly built '59 235 and runs better than before.

    • 58limited
      58limited commented
      Editing a comment
      The newly rebuilt motor runs great. In hindsight the '62 motor was never right.
  • FireMan
    Charter Member
    • Jul 2015
    • 8215
    • Bottom of Winnebago

    #3
    That is a bomb truck there 58. They also don’t call this plac e Amazing for nuthin. Welcome, eat good & have fun.

    Comment

    • fuzzydaddy
      Charter Member
      • Nov 2014
      • 4973
      • 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.

      #4
      Beautiful cook, truck, and stick burner. Welcome from Florida.

      Comment

      • LA Pork Butt
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 5638
        • 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! With your equipment you look ready to cook.

        Comment

        • Donw
          Club Member
          • Jul 2017
          • 3480

          #6
          Welcome from Maryland. You look set to go! Glad you are here.

          Comment

          • Randy-Phx
            Club Member
            • Apr 2018
            • 541
            • Phoenix, AZ

            #7
            Welcome to the Pit. Great looking equipment!

            Comment

            • Black99vette
              Club Member
              • Jun 2016
              • 381
              • Aurora, IL

              • Smokers & Grills
                • Weber Original Kettle Premium 26"
                • Weber 22" Performer Deluxe
                • Weber 22"
                • Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5
                • Weber Smokey Joe
                • Char-Broil Promo H2O Smoker
                • Cal Flame P Series P4
                • Coleman Road Trip Grill (Tailgating)

                Thermometers
                • No name brand
                • A wireless unit - not sure of the brand

                Accessories
                • Slow 'N Sear
                • Drip 'N Griddle Pan
                • Bar-B-Que PartyQ
                • Weber Rapid-Fire Chimney
                • Smokenator

                Beverages
                • Beer: Sam Adams, Heineken
                • Other: Tequila, Margarita

                Hobbies
                • Grilling / Smoking & Cooking
                • Work Working
                • Home Improvement / DIY

                About Me
                Real Name: Wayne
                Location: Aurora, IL

                Occupation:
                • Software Engineer Manager - Home Automation, Security / Access Control & Video Systems

              #8
              Welcome and I love the truck!

              Comment

              • MBMorgan
                Club Member
                • Sep 2015
                • 6501
                • 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
                Greetings from Colorado ...

                Comment

                • RonB
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 13498
                  • Near Richmond VA
                  • Weber Performer Deluxe
                    SNS
                    Pizza insert
                    Rotisserie
                    Smokenator 1000
                    Cookshack Smokette Elite
                    2 Thermapens
                    Chefalarm
                    Dot
                    lots of probes.
                    CyberQ

                  #10
                  Welcome to The Pit.

                  Comment

                  • RickyBobby
                    Club Member
                    • Jul 2016
                    • 482
                    • Brownsburg, Indiana

                    #11
                    Welcome to The Pit from Houston! Sounds like you’ve got some great cookers, beware of MCS, (More Cooker Syndrome), it runs rampant ‘round here! Beautiful truck, too. It was hard to tell in the picture in my phone, but the color, is that Chevy’s Nantucket Blue? My 67 Camaro is the same color.

                    Comment


                    • 58limited
                      58limited commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Thanks for the welcome. The color of the truck is Ford Light Metallic Blue from their 1999 color selection. I originally restored the truck for my dad as a surprise, I asked his opinion on what color to paint it and he pointed out a Ford truck in this color - he had no idea I was doing this for him.

                    • RickyBobby
                      RickyBobby commented
                      Editing a comment
                      That’s awesome! It’s very similar to Nantucket. Beautiful truck either way!
                  • Stevo
                    Club Member
                    • Jul 2016
                    • 487
                    • Georgetown, TX
                    • Cookers:
                      • RecTec RT-590 Stampede Pellet Grill
                      • RecTec RT-B380 Bullseye Pellet Grill + GrillGrates
                      • Camp Chef PG24 DLX Pellet Grill
                      • TL-20 Offset Smoker from Texas Longhorn BBQ Pits
                      • Weber Genesis E310 Propane Grill with GrillGrates
                      Accessories:
                      • A-MAZE-N Smoke Tubes
                      • Thermoworks Thermapen Mk4
                      • Thermoworks Smoke Cooking Alarm
                      • Thermoworks Big & Loud Timer
                      • IR surface temp probe

                    #12
                    Welcome from Central Tejas!

                    Comment

                    • Skip
                      Founding Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 3692
                      • Blue Earth, Minnesota
                      • LSG Adjustable Grill/Smoker, MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

                      #13
                      Welcome from Minnesota!

                      Comment

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

                        #14
                        Welcome from southeast Michigan!

                        Comment

                        • 58limited
                          Club Member
                          • Dec 2018
                          • 1108
                          • SE Texas
                          • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~Benjamin Franklin

                          #15
                          Thanks for all of the welcome messages. I've been perusing the site on and off all afternoon, looks like I'll be up late tonight doing the same.

                          Comment


                          • Michael_in_TX
                            Michael_in_TX commented
                            Editing a comment
                            That's kinda how my first night on the site went. How the heck did it become 2 am?

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