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Salutations Pit-Heads, I'm aucivil from North Alabama

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  • aucivil
    Charter Member
    • Mar 2015
    • 43
    • N. Alabama
    • Smokers: 2-24" Smoke Vault Gas Smokers, Brink elec & charcoal
      Grills: Weber charcoal and Vermont Casting gas
      Maverick Wireless ET-733 and a 732
      Taylor instant read probe with scan

    Salutations Pit-Heads, I'm aucivil from North Alabama

    I am in my early 50's. An engineer by trade and a War Eagle by heart. Compared to most around here, I would be considered a novice Smoker. Not sure I will have too much knowledge to offer. Have grilled my entire life using both charcoal and gas but have only dabbled in smoking the last few years. Not sure if gas is taboo around here. I know purist don't like it but it serves me well (depends on what I'm doing). For grills I have 2-Weber kettles and a Vermont Casting gas. In smokers, I started with a Brinkman Charcoal then moved to an Electric Brinkman. Now I have 2-24" Smoke Vault gas smokers. My preferences - Brine, fatcap down (sometimes),sweet and savory ribs both FOTB, low and slow for pork and beef, hot and fast for turkey and chicken.
  • Jerod Broussard
    Moderator
    • Jun 2014
    • 9861
    • East Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
      Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
      Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
      Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
      Weber Smokey Joe Gold
      Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
      Vortex
      Maverick ET-732 White
      Maverick ET-732 Copper
      2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
      Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
      Thermoworks Timestick
      Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
      B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
      B & B Pellets

    #2
    Jump in and thanks for the support!!!

    We all novices compared to the guy who started this website!

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    • Guy
      Guy
      Former Member
      • Oct 2014
      • 366
      • Niceville, Florida

      #3
      True That Jerod. aucivil welcome and thanks for your support.

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      • Guy
        Guy
        Former Member
        • Oct 2014
        • 366
        • Niceville, Florida

        #4
        aucivil I forgot to mention. You are welcome for your defensive coordinator. Go Gators.

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        • _John_
          Former Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 2447

          #5
          Welcome, lots of engineers on here, and none of 'em can seem to pick a good school As far as knowledge to offer, I bet you pick up so much so fast you will be giving lessons in no time, people really seem to pick up quick around here.
          Gas is taboo with some, pellets are no good to others, and some I think aren't happy unless you are using some oak from the boat Washington used to cross the Delaware, but they usually keep it to themselves or just say it would be 'better'. I think most would agree that if they had the time, funds, and skill to run a stickburner they would, but we all understand sometimes (most?) life doesn't allow us to just drink beer and chuck wood in a box every half hour.

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          • JeffJ
            Charter Member
            • Feb 2015
            • 2426
            • Michigan
            • Jeff

            #6
            Aucivil,

            Welcome. Cooking is supposed to be enjoyable so the fuel that powers your device isn't terribly important much of the time. I have a Weber Spirit gasser in the garage and use it during the winter and once in a while during the rest of the year when time and convenience are paramount.

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            • David Parrish
              Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
              • May 2014
              • 5042
              • Charlotte, NC
                • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
                • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
                • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
                • LOTS of accessories
                • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
                • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
                • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
                • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
                • President/Owner - SnS Grills

              #7
              Welcome Aucivil! We're glad you're here. I'm an Auburn grad as well, class of 1994.

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              • Jon Solberg
                Former Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 4819

                #8
                Welcome!!!!

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                • DWCowles
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 9703
                  • Smiths Grove, Ky
                  • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

                  #9
                  Welcome aboard Aucivil

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                  • Huskee
                    Administrator
                    • May 2014
                    • 15303
                    • central MI, USA
                    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                      Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

                      Smokers / Grills
                      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                      • PBC
                      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                      • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
                      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
                      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
                      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

                      Thermometers
                      • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
                      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
                      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
                      • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
                      • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
                      • Thermapen MkII, orange
                      • ThermoPop, yellow
                      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
                      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
                      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
                      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

                      Accessories
                      • Instant Pot 6qt
                      • Anova Bluetooth SV
                      • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
                      • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
                      • BBQ Dragon
                      • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
                      • Weber grill topper
                      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
                      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
                      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

                      Beverages
                      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
                      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
                      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
                      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
                      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
                      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
                      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

                      About me
                      Real name: Aaron
                      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

                      Occupation:
                      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

                    #10
                    Welcome to The Pit aucivil ! Thanks for your support. You won't really find too many "purists" here per se. To be a purist, in the true sense of the word, we should all either be digging pits for our next hog cook, or standing with meat on sticks over a fire. Nope, we're all using steel boxes, barrels or tubes in some fashion. What matters is that you make the best food you can make, and our community here will help in whatever way we can with that.

                    Great job on your signature!

                    Since this is your first post, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains a few how-tos and please-dos.

                    Hope to hear & see more from you!

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