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Greetings from Nelson, New Zealand

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  • MrB
    Former Member
    • Mar 2019
    • 13
    • Nelson, New Zealand

    Greetings from Nelson, New Zealand

    I am just getting hooked on this hobby, along with Charcuterie in general.
    Purchased a Bradley 6 Rack Digital Smoker a couple of months ago.
    Really enjoying the results, although I guess an electric smoker is not quite up to the standard of the equipment some of you pros are using.
    Currently building a cold smoker out of a brand new, working bar fridge. My wife wants smoked cheese!
    Looking forward to researching all the right ways on this site and one day maybe being able to share advice and experience.
    (But I have a long way to go yet...)
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 13856
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      Pizza insert
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      lots of probes.

    Welcome to The Pit.


    • ComfortablyNumb
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 3553
      • Northeast Washington
      • KBQ C-60
        Thermoworks Smoke
        Thermoworks Thermopop
        Thermoworks Dot

      Welcome to the Pit from 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.


      • Troutman
        Club Member
        • Aug 2017
        • 7994
        • 1521




          SOUS VIDE


        First, sorry about the latest events in your country. We’re non-political here so no discussion necesssary, just sorry.

        Welcome to the Pit !! When you get settled in we’d love to see some recipes with a NZ twist !! Lamb type dish perhaps ??


        • MBMorgan
          Club Member
          • Sep 2015
          • 6644
          • 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

          Welcome from Colorado ...


          • 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
              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
              A 9 year old princess foster child
              Patience and old patio furniture
              "Baby Girl" The cat

              Erik S.

            Huntington Beach welcomes you. Lots of lamb and veal there huh?


            • MrB
              Former Member
              • Mar 2019
              • 13
              • Nelson, New Zealand

              What a welcoming bunch.
              Thank you ComfortablyNumb for the links. I will check them out.
              Troutman – I am non-political also, but thank you.
              HouseHomey – We are not so big on Veal here in NZ, most of it is exported. Big on Beef, Lamb and Pork.


              • Willy
                Willy commented
                Editing a comment
                Venison, too, no?

                Spent three weeks in Kiwiland last year. It's a place where I could easily live.

                Welcome aboard!

                PS--we are seriously not pros in general (there are some notable exceptions). We're just folks who like outdoor cooking on anything from a basic Weber Kettle to a fancy kamado.

              • MrB
                MrB commented
                Editing a comment
                Yes, Venison is fairly popular.
                Not nearly as much as Beef, Lamb and Pork.
                We grow a lot of Beef and Lamb.
                We have to import Pork as not enough is grown here to satisfy the populations apatite.
            • Mr. Bones
              Charter Member
              • Sep 2016
              • 10440
              • 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!!!!

                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

                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.)

                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

                Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
                Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
                Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

              Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

              Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya, amigo!

              I guess an electric smoker is not quite up to the standard of the equipment some of you pros are using.
              Ain't one single dang thing wrong with yer choice of cookers, pard... It's what ya have, an I am a lifelong, staunch proponent of a fact that most folks (not here) conveniently try / choose to ignore, or at least sidestep / obfuscate:

              Ya can make Great Food in/on any cooker...learn yer cooker, an all will be amazed!!!!

              Th Magic is in yerself, not any hunk o metal, however "cool", regardless of price!

              Jus Sayin...

              Try askin how many here either started with, or are currently usin an electric smoker... I know dang well there's a whole bunch!

              (Still have my Brinkmann Gourmet in th garage, an yers is a Cadillac, compared!


              • Mr. Bones
                Mr. Bones commented
                Editing a comment
                BTW, great avatar pic! Yer a handsome enough feller!
            • Randy-Phx
              Club Member
              • Apr 2018
              • 538
              • Phoenix, AZ

              Welcome to the Pit!


              • MrB
                Former Member
                • Mar 2019
                • 13
                • Nelson, New Zealand

                Thank you @Mr. Bones.
                The avatar is my boy, dalmatian, “Ubix”
                Unfortunately my wife and I had to say goodbye about three weeks ago.


                • Donw
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2017
                  • 3647

                  Welcome from Maryland.


                  • NapMaster
                    Club Member
                    • Jan 2019
                    • 586
                    • Denham Springs, LA
                    • WebberSummitGold6burnerLP, ShotGunSmoker

                      Avid Armor Vacuum Sealer

                    Welcome from Louisiana! Sorry to hear about your dog. Tough blow to your family.


                    • FireMan
                      Charter Member
                      • Jul 2015
                      • 8528
                      • Bottom of Winnebago

                      No apologies for an electric smoker. There are a few members here with em. A smoker is a smoker, there are just different types. The good thing is that you recognize the need to progress, cool. Lookin forward to your gittin better. Eat good & have fun!


                      • obiQsmoker
                        Club Member
                        • Jul 2018
                        • 150
                        • Seattle Area
                        • Started this tasty craziness in 2018.
                          Using a Traeger Silverton pellet smoker.
                          Home is the Seattle area...
                          So much to learn, but it’s a helluva fun education!

                        Welcome to the pit MrB! You live in a wonderful part of the world! My wife and I toured the South Island this past December with a couple of days in Nelson. We so appreciate your national hospitality. And the venison, lamb, beef, wine, fresh veggies, mountains, waterfalls, meat pies, ... well, I could ramble on. I’m looking forward to hearing of your BBQ adventures. Good bunch here - I think you’ll feel right at home.


                        • MrB
                          MrB commented
                          Editing a comment
                          Thank you @obiQsmoker,
                          Yes, we do live in a wonderful part of the world...
                          Our region is blessed with fantastic raw ingredients and it is all up to what we do with them.
                          I am looking forward to venturing into a new taste sensation.
                      • DavidNorcross
                        Club Member
                        • Nov 2017
                        • 2457
                        • 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

                        Welcome from Virginia!




                        2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled - Rescheduled for March 2022

                        We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for March 18-20, 2022. More details and re-booking info coming soon! For now click here for more info.
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