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2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled

We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for tentatively March 18-21, 2022. Click here for more info: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/forum/announcements/misc/1014106-meat-up-in-memphis-2021-canceled
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  • RickyBobby
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 482
    • Brownsburg, Indiana

    Welcome from Houston! I lived in Kent for several years. Your kettle is a great cooker, I use mine all the time!


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

      Welcome from Houston! I lived in Kent for several years. Your kettle is a great cooker, I use mine all the time!


      • AverageJoe
        Club Member
        • Jun 2018
        • 394
        • Fruita Colorado
        • Current Grills/Smoker (MCS is hitting)
          Brinkman Trailmaster Ceramic Egg
          Classic Pit Barrel Cooker with Nexgrill Deluxe 6 burner gas grill

          CGS special order WOO Ring
          CGS 13" round ceramic stone
          Thermoworks Black Thermapen MK4
          Thermoworks BlueDot
          Thermoworks Smoke

          Cutlery/Prep Stuff
          Dalstrong 12" Granton Edge Slicer
          OXO Steel Chef's Mandoline Slicer
          Random other knives and shears

        Welcome to the Pit from another part of Colorado.


        • DavidNorcross
          Club Member
          • Nov 2017
          • 2183
          • 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!


          • Sweaty Paul
            Founding Member
            • Aug 2014
            • 1615
            • 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

            Salutations from Hays, Kansas!


            • bardsleyque
              Club Member
              • Oct 2015
              • 679
              • Snoqualmie Wa.

              Welcome from up the road a piece in Snoqualmie


              • Rfhd69
                Charter Member
                • May 2015
                • 213
                • SW Washington
                • WSM 22.5, PBC, GMG Jim Bowie, Traeger Texas

                I’m just south of you. Welcome!


                • Razor
                  Club Member
                  • Mar 2018
                  • 289
                  • Pittsburgh

                  I want to say I started lurking around 2005? The Weber Q was recently introduced and I wanted to learn more about it. I swear I read a review here about it and went ahead and purchased one for the condo. Everything went great for about 2 years until the homeowners association caught on to what I was doing (no gas grills allowed). A bunch of old people with nothing better to do with themselves shut down my little operation. It took me several years to finally get a place of my own and now I have a WSM as well as a Performer Deluxe.

                  Long story short, doesn’t matter how or when you get here, it’s what you do after you arrive. Welcome!

                  Nice setup by the way!


                  • fttank
                    Club Member
                    • Dec 2016
                    • 227
                    • Huntington Beach, CA

                    Welcome to the Pit from Huntington Beach, CA! Glad you are back at it.


                    • holehogg
                      Club Member
                      • Nov 2017
                      • 2582
                      • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

                      Greetings from South Africa


                      • Steve B
                        Club Member
                        • Jun 2016
                        • 3155
                        • Rockland county New York
                        • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
                          Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

                          22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

                          Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

                          1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
                          1 maverick et-733 - gray
                          1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
                          1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
                          1 thermoworks thermopop - red

                          Pre Miala flavor injector
                          taylor digital scale
                          TSM meat grinder
                          chefs choice food slicer
                          cuisinhart food processor
                          food saver vacuum sealer
                          TSM harvest food dehydrator

                        Welcome aboard from eastern New York.
                        You shall come to absolutely love your SnS. It truly is a game changer.


                        • HawkerXP
                          Club Member
                          • Jul 2016
                          • 6292
                          • Virginia
                          • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                            Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
                            Slo n Sear
                            Cold beer

                          Welcome to the Pit!


                          • RustyHaines
                            Club Member
                            • Sep 2017
                            • 755
                            • Tiedeman's Pond, WI

                            Welcome to The Pit from Madison, WI


                            • pjlstrat
                              Club Member
                              • May 2019
                              • 396
                              • Massachusetts
                              • Grills
                                Primo XL
                                Weber Genesis w/ rotisserie

                                ThermaQ 2 Channel
                                Party Q

                              Welcome from Mass!!


                              • Mr. Bones
                                Charter Member
                                • Sep 2016
                                • 9998
                                • 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!

                                I gots me a few kettles,too, mebbe even an SnS, or two...




                                2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled

                                We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for tentatively March 18-21, 2022. Click here for more info: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/forum/announcements/misc/1014106-meat-up-in-memphis-2021-canceled
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