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  • mdsawyermd
    Club Member
    • Oct 2019
    • 4

    Mark from Minnesota

    Hi, Mark Sawyer, from Minnesota. I've been doing BBQ, charcuterie, and other things cooking and meat for years. Until last year, had an annual late summer BBQ to say "thanks" to the people my wife and I work with. (We're surgeons in our day job). The Annual Pig Roast was a 100 lb or so spit-roasted pig, around 80 lb brisket, 30 lbs pork shoulder, 40 lbs jerk chicken, some hamburgers and hot dogs for the kids, sides (cole slaw, potato salad, asian sesame noodles, baked beans) and sauces all homemade for 150-300 people. Got some help every year from my siblings and their spouses as well.

    I have an Americue smoker, a couple less expensive Masterbuilts for when I'm BBQing for a crowd, a Grillworks Argentinian grill, and a gas grill for when I just want to get stuff on the table.

    I joined up to be able to fraternize with other smokers and cooks, and Meathead has set up an awesome site, certainly deserving of a few bucks.

    Nice to "meet" everyone. And now I'm off to find where to post my question of "is the pastrami I forgot in the curing brine in the fridge 3 weeks ago still safe?"

    Ciao!
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 2268
    • 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 from the California Delta. Sounds like you might know a thing or two. Looking forward to hearing more.

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    • MBMorgan
      Club Member
      • Sep 2015
      • 6364
      • 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

      #3
      Welcome from Colorado, Mark ...

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      • Skip
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 3525
        • 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

        #4
        Mark, Welcome to The Pit from southern MN.

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        • RichieB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2018
          • 1565
          • Western Mass

          #5
          Welcome from Western Massachusetts.

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          • FireMan
            Charter Member
            • Jul 2015
            • 7838
            • Bottom of Winnebago

            #6
            Another Minnesotan! Welcome! Now about the pastrami, 3 weeks brining in the fridge? Does it stand up and salute? I have to think (totally inexperienced) that it might be safe, on the other hand would a three week brine leave it edible is the question. Eat good & have fun!

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            • Donw
              Club Member
              • Jul 2017
              • 3301

              #7
              Welcome from Maryland

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              • fuzzydaddy
                Charter Member
                • Nov 2014
                • 4970
                • Winchester TN
                • Hardware
                  Blackstone 36” Griddle.
                  Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado & Kettle Grill.
                  Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0).
                  DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
                  Weber Chimney Starters (regular and compact).
                  Joule, Instant Accu Slim.
                  GrillGrates.
                  Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
                  ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

                  Consumables / Favorites
                  KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks), B&B Hardwood Briquettes when I'm out of Weber.
                  Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins, Shrimp, Fajitas.
                  SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
                  MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPG.

                #8
                Welcome from Pensacola Florida!

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                • klflowers
                  Club Member
                  • Sep 2015
                  • 3481
                  • Tennessee

                  #9
                  Welcome from TN

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                  • RonB
                    Club Member
                    • Apr 2016
                    • 13126
                    • Near Richmond VA
                    • Weber Performer Deluxe
                      SNS
                      Pizza insert
                      Rotisserie
                      Smokenator 1000
                      Cookshack Smokette Elite
                      2 Thermapens
                      Chefalarm
                      Dot
                      lots of probes.
                      CyberQ

                    #10
                    Welcome to The Pit Mark.

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                    • Ahumadora
                      Club Member
                      • Oct 2015
                      • 2146
                      • Warkworth, New Zealand

                      #11
                      Welcome to the pit. Minnesota??? Damm you must need a snow shovel just to find your keyboard this time of year.

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                      • Texas Larry
                        Club Member
                        • May 2017
                        • 1604
                        • 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

                        #12
                        Welcome from south Texas!

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                        • Andrrr
                          Club Member
                          • May 2019
                          • 362
                          • Wisconsin
                          • WSCG
                            Weber Kettle 22”
                            Weber Smokey Joe
                            Blackstone 36”

                          #13
                          Welcome aboard. Looking forward to hearing more about your cooks!

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                          • Richard Chrz
                            Club Member
                            • Mar 2019
                            • 1132
                            • La Crosse, Wi

                            #14
                            Welcome to the Pit from La Crosse Wi.

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                            • Oakgrovebacon
                              Club Member
                              • Apr 2016
                              • 1959
                              • South central Illinois

                              #15
                              Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!

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