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  • neile57
    Former Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 2
    • Rexburg, Idaho

    Great to be among cavemen!

    I've been searching for BBQ (smoking) perfection all my life. There is nothing better than stumbling upon a new nugget of wisdom passed on by a fellow caveman that keeps the pursuit of perfection alive. So, feel free to send me what ya got anytime. Looking forward to getting to know all of you.
  • boftx
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 852
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • CharGriller Pro COS
      Oklahoma Joe COS
      Maverick 732 thermometer
      Red Thermapen
      Favorite beer: Scotch

      I know I make damn good BBQ cause my 3 dogs have NEVER said no to it. (OTOH, my 13yr old says no to just about everything, except my ribs.)

    #2
    Howdy! I figure that perfection is good Q, good Scotch and a good cigar while watchin' football. (And if the kids start interfering with that I tell 'em my next pit will be big enough for a whole hog or one of them.)

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    • BBQLipscken
      Founding Member
      • Aug 2014
      • 38
      • HotLanta
      • Equipment
        Weber Kettle
        MasterForge Gas Grill
        Masterbuilt 40" electric Smoker

        Thermometers
        Maverick ET-732
        Maverick Instaread

        Favorite Drink
        Beer- Any Chocolate Stout, especially the one I brew!
        Don Julio Tequila
        Flor de Cana 18yr Rum

      #3
      Welcome to the Pit!

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      • David Parrish
        Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
        • May 2014
        • 4900
        • Charlotte, NC

        #4
        Welcome to The Pit! Please take a moment to read my Welcome letter and Tips topics located here. Tip #1 will help you with filling out that Signature!

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        • Huskee
          Administrator
          • May 2014
          • 15370
          • central MI, USA
          • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

            Smokers / Grills
            • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
            • PBC
            • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
            • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
            • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
            • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
            • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
            • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
            • 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 X4 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.

          #5
          Welcome Neile57! Glad to have you here, thanks for the support.

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          • hoovarmin
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 1092
            • Neptune Beach, FL
            • Weber Performer 22
              SNS
              Joule
              Thermoworks Smoke
              Thermoworks Thermapen
              Kingsford Blue Bag

            #6
            Welcome!

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            • archer2010
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 52
              • South Dakota

              #7
              Welcome to the Pit. Very useful and entertaining at the same time.

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              • Marauderer
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 1443
                • Powder Springs, Georgia
                • [ATTACH=CONFIG]temp_6496_1424176307798_786[/ATTACH] Barry
                  Powder Springs, GA

                  Weber S470 with smoker box and insulated custom cover
                  RecTec w/grilling mat, front shelf, cover, Nomex Sealing Gasket, Hurd Downdraft Hood, Fuller's Earth,oversize wheels
                  GMG Davy Crockett Wifi
                  Blackstone 1575
                  Seville Classics Rolling Workbench
                  Grill Grates searing kit
                  (2) Maverick ET-732
                  Thermopen Classic w/glo case, Thermopop, Time Stick, Extra Big and Loud Timer, Chef Alarm
                  Wine maker from kits, Merlot, Liebfraumilch, N.Z. Pinot Noir, and some other fuity tuity wines that are great with "Q"
                  PickleMeister
                  Pampered Chef Knives
                  All Clad BD5
                  Tyent Water Ionizer

                  I want a "Stick Burner"!! Looking at Lang 36" Hybrid Deluxe. Either patio or trailer haven't made up my mind.

                #8
                Welcome Neil, you will like it here. Where are you from and what kind of equipment do you have and use?? IMWTK!!

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                • neile57
                  neile57 commented
                  Editing a comment
                  I hale from Rexburg, Idaho. After years of trying many different kinds of smokers I put the best of all worlds into an idea of a combining pellet and electric heating . A few years ago I made a custom smoker from a Treager, but you will never recognize it as a Treager now. I'll post some pics tomorrow so you can see it. It does a nice job and can maintain a tight temperature no matter the
                  different temperatures swings we experience in Idaho. Thanks for asking.
              • Marauderer
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 1443
                • Powder Springs, Georgia
                • [ATTACH=CONFIG]temp_6496_1424176307798_786[/ATTACH] Barry
                  Powder Springs, GA

                  Weber S470 with smoker box and insulated custom cover
                  RecTec w/grilling mat, front shelf, cover, Nomex Sealing Gasket, Hurd Downdraft Hood, Fuller's Earth,oversize wheels
                  GMG Davy Crockett Wifi
                  Blackstone 1575
                  Seville Classics Rolling Workbench
                  Grill Grates searing kit
                  (2) Maverick ET-732
                  Thermopen Classic w/glo case, Thermopop, Time Stick, Extra Big and Loud Timer, Chef Alarm
                  Wine maker from kits, Merlot, Liebfraumilch, N.Z. Pinot Noir, and some other fuity tuity wines that are great with "Q"
                  PickleMeister
                  Pampered Chef Knives
                  All Clad BD5
                  Tyent Water Ionizer

                  I want a "Stick Burner"!! Looking at Lang 36" Hybrid Deluxe. Either patio or trailer haven't made up my mind.

                #9
                I look forward to your post and pics. I am looking at constructing a pellet smoke house and am interested to see what others have fabricated.

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                • Ernest
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 3415
                  • Dallas, Texas
                  • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

                  #10
                  Welcome to the Pit Neil!!!

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                  • Gunderich_1
                    Former Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 199
                    • Paris, TN

                    #11
                    Welcome Neil. This is a great site and great folks for help and info.

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                    • crvan
                      Founding Member
                      • Aug 2014
                      • 50
                      • Largo, Florida
                      • Rob Vantreese

                        Lang 48 Deluxe
                        Weber Q series
                        Weber Kettle Gold
                        Old Char Broil with tempered glass front
                        Digital Thermometer Master Forge
                        Bayou Classic Deep Fryer
                        Fire Pit
                        Favorite Beer: Budweiser, Miller, Lite, Icehouse, Coors, Amstel, Samuel Adams, Guinness, Yuengling.... Aw hell my favorite beer is the one I have in my hand

                      #12
                      Welcome, nope you have as much fun here as I am, if you really want to scratch your head read MeatHead's article on Texas Stile Brisket http://amazingribs.com/recipes/beef/texas_brisket.html. I started yesterday at the request of Aaron and I am almost done.... WOW

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