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    Hello from Portland, Oregon!

    Well, I seem to have not posted here when I first signed up; allow me to rectify my oversight!

    I'm a supervisor at Costco; I've been with Costco for 14 years, started way back during college and stayed on after I graduated. Great company to have a career with!

    I learned what good BBQ was when I visited my friends in Austin and went to Franklins. Quite an experience and the food was like nothing I had tried here in Oregon. When I got home I realized that no commercial enterprise in the Pdx area would come close, and so I decided to make it myself. I did an internet search and found this site and started reading and experimenting, but never joined. Years later, I had developed my skills and added thermometers, SnS, and other tools. My BBQ was improving steadily, and I was enjoying both the process and end results. The only thing I didn't have was a good cook book. Which bothered me. I like books, particularly when cooking, because a tiny phone screen just don't cut the mustard. I realized I should buy Meatheads book; cuz it is a wealth of knowledge and recipes, and the site has been a huge (free) resource for me. And with the cookbook cameI got my free trial to the pit

    I learned on a 22" Weber kettle (still my favorite cooker), and have bought a PBC secondhand off Craigslist, and was gifted a gently used Traeger by my father-in-law (haven't used it beyond cleaning and a trial run but boy is it noisy compared to the Weber!). Someday I hope to get a real stick burning smoker. When that happens I'll post lots of pictures

    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.


      Welcome from Colorado ...


        Welcome from Snoqualmie Wa.I used to live in Portland still miss it!
        I think there's a food truck called Matt's in one of the Mississippi food courts that has pretty legit que.


        • Loren
          Loren commented
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          It is quite a city! I'll have to check it out then, food trips are always fun

        Welcome from Maryland


          Welcome from Pasadena, the other City of Roses. I went to Reed in SE PDX and still miss living there!


            Well, ya oughta fit right in here & not cuz ya have the fancy smancy job at Costco ( everbody loves Costco around here cept those that have em way far away.) But, ya used the word cuz in yer intro & say funny things like tastin cookin that’s nuthin like’s up here in Oregon & the Traeger bein a lot noisier then the Weber. Hmmm, wonder what yer meat source is? Welcome, eat good & have fun!
            Last edited by FireMan; August 15, 2019, 02:57 PM.


              Welcome from TN. If I worked at Costco, my entire check would be spent on meat and cheese. After I spent an entire check on a freezer. Wait, I think they are hiring...


              • Loren
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                Oh man does the cheese section hoover up money! Love me some cambazola

              • FireMan
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                I know the feeling Loren , I live in Wisconsin.
                The whole state is a cheese section.

              Greetings and welcome from south Texas!


                Welcome from the California Delta


                  Welcome from South Louisiana!


                    Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!


                      Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

                      Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

                      Sounds like ya have a good balance of cookers, cain't wait to see some action shots, an great foods!


                        Welcome to The Pit Loren.


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