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  • UncleSpike
    Club Member
    • Nov 2019
    • 32
    • Alberta, Canada

    Mike from Alberta

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Mike, and I live in Southern Alberta - Canada.
    Everybody here has a gas grill and that's about it, although pellet grills are becoming more popular here.
    Many years ago someone served me some hamburgers from a WSM, and I vowed to learn more about it. I never did anything until a couple years ago, when I bought a cheap offset smoker. I've since modified it to work better... Long story.
    I've got plans to build my own someday - hopefully in the next couple of years.

    Sometimes I feel like I'm the only person in Canada that uses a charcoal grill...

  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 1783
    • 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. We have a number of members from Canada and they will chime in.

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    • Randy-Phx
      Club Member
      • Apr 2018
      • 500
      • Phoenix, AZ

      #3
      Welcome to the Pit from sunny Arizona. This is a great place to learn all things barbecue.

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      • MBMorgan
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 6101
        • 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

          > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
          > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
          > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

        #4
        Welcome from Colorado ...

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        • Donw
          Club Member
          • Jul 2017
          • 2803

          #5
          Welcome from Maryland

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          • HawkerXP
            Club Member
            • Jul 2016
            • 5128
            • Northern Virginia
            • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
              Thermopop
              Dot w two probes
              Slo n Sear
              Cold beer

            #6
            Welcome to the Pit! Not to worry. You are not alone. We have many AR brothers and sisters from our northern friends!

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            • RonB
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 12322
              • Near Richmond VA
              • Weber Performer Deluxe
                SNS
                Pizza insert
                Rotisserie
                Smokenator 1000
                Cookshack Smokette Elite
                2 Thermapens
                Chefalarm
                Dot
                lots of probes.
                CyberQ

              #7
              Welcome to The Pit Mike.

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              • LA Pork Butt
                Charter Member
                • Dec 2014
                • 5177
                • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                #8
                Welcome to the Pit from Dallas, Texas, USA!

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                • FireMan
                  Charter Member
                  • Jul 2015
                  • 7464
                  • Bottom of Winnebago

                  #9
                  There is at least one other member in Alberta using charcoal. I know cuz it’s my business to know. Yup. Stick with us and you’ll be singin the praises of Amazing Wibs, yessir. Welcome, eat good & have fun!
                  Last edited by FireMan; November 15th, 2019, 08:04 PM.

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                  • tbob4
                    Charter Member
                    • Nov 2014
                    • 2258
                    • Chico, CA
                    • BBQ's
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                      California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
                      California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
                      Santa Maria Grill
                      Vision Grill

                      Beer
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                      Sierra Nevada IPA

                      Wood
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                      Almond
                      Oak
                      Madrone
                      Cherry
                      Peach
                      Apple

                    #10
                    Welcome from Chico, CA

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                    • holehogg
                      Club Member
                      • Nov 2017
                      • 2118
                      • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

                      #11
                      Greetings from South Africa

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                      • willxfmr
                        Club Member
                        • Apr 2017
                        • 114
                        • Fondy

                        #12
                        Welcome from Wisconsin. Glad you could join us!

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                        • Skip
                          Founding Member
                          • Jul 2014
                          • 3113
                          • 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

                          #13
                          Welcome from Minnesota. Enjoy The Pit.

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                          • Oakgrovebacon
                            Club Member
                            • Apr 2016
                            • 1820
                            • South central Illinois

                            #14
                            Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!

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                            • DavidNorcross
                              Club Member
                              • Nov 2017
                              • 1261
                              • Virginia
                              • Rec Tec RT-680
                                Coleman RoadTrip LXX
                                Javelin Pro Duo
                                More Cast Iron than I care to admit

                              #15
                              Welcome from Virginia!

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