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  • mcook2201
    Club Member
    • Aug 2019
    • 225
    • Mooresville, North Carolina

    New Guy Mooresville NC

    Just your average guy with a love of cooking and passion for BBQ of all kinds. I am married w/ 3 boys (2 college, 1 Air Force), work in public safety and have lived in NC all my life. I grew up cooking and have love this all my life. I made it a hobby and not a job so I would always love what I do. My main cooking passion is whole hog and all pork. I have followed amazingribs for some time and my goal here is to learn some new tips, tricks and methods along with interaction with fellow bbq lovers. Cheers.
  • MBMorgan
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 6375
    • 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

    #2
    Welcome from Colorado ... from a USAF vet ...

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    • mcook2201
      mcook2201 commented
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      Thk you and hello from NC, my middle kid is close by there at Luke AFB.
  • jgreen
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 2722
    • 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

    #3
    Welcome from Winnipeg.

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    • mcook2201
      mcook2201 commented
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      Thk you, and Hi from NC. Love your profile pic.
  • mountainsmoker
    Banned Former Member
    • Jun 2019
    • 1849
    • Bryson City, NC

    #4
    Welcome neighbor I come from the mountains of NC. Been here 30 years after serving in the Navy and a corporate career. Had a real good neighbor and we raised some heritage piglets to butcher size. Kept a couple for us and sold the rest to friends. I cured and smoked the belly and hams.

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    • mcook2201
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      Greetings neighbor, and thk you for your service. Would love to raise and butcher our own pigs. it is something we are working on for the near future and hopefully a catering business.
  • willxfmr
    Club Member
    • Apr 2017
    • 342
    • Fondy

    #5
    Welcome From Wisconsin. Happy to have you here!

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    • mcook2201
      mcook2201 commented
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      Thk you and Hi from NC.
  • holehogg
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 2488
    • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    #6
    Greetings from South Africa

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    • DavidNorcross
      Club Member
      • Nov 2017
      • 1873
      • 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

      #7
      Welcome from Virginia!

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      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 3319

        #8
        Welcome from Maryland

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        • Oakgrovebacon
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 1966
          • South central Illinois

          #9
          Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!

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          • Chuck in Charlotte
            Club Member
            • Oct 2017
            • 153

            #10
            Welcome, I can almost smell the smoker from here.

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            • ScottyC13
              Club Member
              • Jul 2019
              • 564
              • Boston Area
              • Name: Scott, Chemical Engineer

                Equipment:
                Weber Genesis
                Weber Spirit Special Addition, with Griddle and Grillgrates (just got)
                Thermoworks Smoke (2)
                Thermoworks Thermapen (2)
                Thermoworks IR (1)
                Maverick IR (1)
                Penzey's Spice rack with loads of spices

                Hobbies:
                Cooking, wine, guitar, golf, beach, board games, travel, herb gardening

                Want to get into BBQ and Smoking.

              #11
              Welcome from MA!

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              • Skip
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 3543
                • 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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                • HawkerXP
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2016
                  • 5989
                  • Virginia
                  • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                    Thermopops
                    Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
                    Slo n Sear
                    Cold beer

                  #13
                  Welcome to the Pit!

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                  • scottranda
                    Charter Member
                    • May 2015
                    • 1815
                    • Charlotte, NC

                    #14
                    Hey from south Charlotte!

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                    • Flavorsavor
                      Founding Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 246
                      • Archer Lodge, NC
                      • -Pit Barrel Cooker, Great-Grate and Turkey Hanger
                        -Weber 22.5" Performer Silver w/ Slow 'n Sear , Rotisserie Attachment, and grill grates
                        -Fireboard extreme bbq edition
                        -Maverick ET-732 thermometer,
                        -thermoworks RT600c Instant read
                        -thermoworks thermopop
                        -thermopen
                        -BBQ Dragon
                        -Chimney of Insanity
                        -BBQ Guru Party Q

                      #15
                      Welcome from Archer Lodge NC!

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