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  • pgsims
    Former Member
    • Jun 2019
    • 1

    new member

    I am a new member in Montana. I have been smoking meats for use by myself, family and friends for about 20 years. I still use charcoal and wood and have not graduated to sawdust and glue yet. I am not sure I ever will. I continually look to improve my skills and am not interested in competitive cooking. I moved to Montana from KC many years ago and still like their style of smoking. I am anxious to see what I can learn from all the great members of this group.
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 2450
    • Brentwood CA
    • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
      Klose 20x42 Charcoal Grill
      LSG Insulated Cabinet
      Jumbo Joe
      VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
      FireBoard and Pit Bull fan
      Thermoworks Signal
      Thermoworks Dot
      Thermopen Mk4

    #2
    Welcome to the Pit from the California Delta. Being a pellet pooper owner I am very happy with it. Though I must acknowledge that stick burners are great also, great smoke profile, just more attention than I am able to give........Oh, look a puppy!
    Last edited by ofelles; June 24, 2019, 02:50 PM.

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    • pgsims
      pgsims commented
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      With my old Good One I can go several hours without touching it
  • AverageJoe
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 394
    • Fruita Colorado
    • Current Grills/Smoker (MCS is hitting)
      Brinkman Trailmaster Ceramic Egg
      Classic Pit Barrel Cooker with
      US ARMY logo plate
      Nexgrill Deluxe 6 burner gas grill

      Accessories
      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

    #3
    Welcome to the pit from Colorado. Looking forward to your contributions and learning along with you.

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    • MBMorgan
      Club Member
      • Sep 2015
      • 6436
      • 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

      #4
      Welcome from Colorado. What part of Montana? I spent several years in Great Falls back in the mid-late 70’s. Still go back once in a while to visit the in-laws.

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      • pgsims
        pgsims commented
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        Butte, I have been here since 1980 although I will never be a native
    • ComfortablyNumb
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 3459
      • Northeast Washington
      • KBQ C-60
        PK360
        Thermoworks Smoke
        Thermoworks Thermopop
        Thermoworks Dot

      #5
      Welcome to the Pit from the Okanogan Valley of 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.

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      • obiQsmoker
        Club Member
        • Jul 2018
        • 151
        • 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!

        #6
        Welcome to The Pit from the Seattle area!
        While we’re always learning, I’m guessing you have some experience to share here as well - looking forward to hearing of your BBQ adventures.

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        • pgsims
          pgsims commented
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          Thanks, Still learning
      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 3401

        #7
        Welcome from Maryland

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        • klflowers
          Club Member
          • Sep 2015
          • 3559
          • Tennessee

          #8
          Welcome from TN

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          • Texas Larry
            Club Member
            • May 2017
            • 1675
            • 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

            #9
            Welcome from Wilson County, Texas!

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            • LA Pork Butt
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 5587
              • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

              #10
              Welcome to the Pit from Dallas! So, what do you cook on?

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              • pgsims
                pgsims commented
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                I am using a couple of original Good One smokers I got in KC many years ago

              • LA Pork Butt
                LA Pork Butt commented
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                pgsims I cook on a Kamado, but I have eyed the Good One for a long time. It looks like a fun versatile cooker.

              • pgsims
                pgsims commented
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                If you can find an older one try it, Better steel
            • RonB
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 13321
              • Near Richmond VA
              • Weber Performer Deluxe
                SNS
                Pizza insert
                Rotisserie
                Smokenator 1000
                Cookshack Smokette Elite
                2 Thermapens
                Chefalarm
                Dot
                lots of probes.
                CyberQ

              #11
              Welcome to The Pit.

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              • Skip
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 3605
                • Blue Earth, Minnesota
                • MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

                #12
                Welcome from Minnesota.

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                • jgreen
                  Charter Member
                  • Oct 2014
                  • 2738
                  • 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

                  #13
                  Welcome from Winnipeg

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                  • Mr. Bones
                    Charter Member
                    • Sep 2016
                    • 9848
                    • 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

                    #14
                    Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
                    Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya, Brother!

                    originally from EXSPGSMO, an been runnin my Good One, since last August, when I won it here on Amazin Ribs! )

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                    • pgsims
                      pgsims commented
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                      I have had mine since the mid 1990's and still going strong. Maybe the late 90's

                    • Mr. Bones
                      Mr. Bones commented
                      Editing a comment
                      Cool beans, sir, cool beans, indeed!

                      I loves th Hail outta mine, an sings Her praise, fer all to hear!

                      I had looked at many on KC CL, even went, looked at a few...had th fever, bad-like...

                      Most were good deals, but needed lotsa repaint, etc.

                      Then, one day.... BAM!!!!

                      One landed RTF in my lap!

                      Free Ship, even

                      pgsims
                  • Elton's BBQ
                    Club Member
                    • Apr 2016
                    • 2526
                    • Saltnes Norway
                    • Genesis 320 Limited
                      Weber One Touch 57cm
                      Weber Smokey Mountain 47cm

                    #15
                    Welcome to the Pit!
                    Cheers from Norway

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