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  • GrillGuy418
    Former Member
    • Nov 2019
    • 2

    Dan from the Burgh

    Hello,

    My name is Dan from Pittsburgh, my current BBQ setup is an Oklahoma Joe 2-in-1 with some modding. Although I've had a lot of success smoking with charcoal, I'm looking to move into the Pellet Smoker space. I came into the site primarily to get some information on affordable pellet smokers, recipes, and maybe to see if there are any meetups in my area.

    Pellet smoking is important to me as I recently had a baby and it's been hard to find the time to give my offset the attention it needs for long smokes.
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 1213
    • Brentwood CA
    • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
      Klose 20x42 Charcoal Grill
      LSG Insulated Cabinet (coming in April)
      Jumbo Joe
      VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
      FireBoard and Fan
      Thermoworks Signal
      Thermoworks Dot
      Thermopen Mk4

    #2
    Welcome from the California Delta.
    Pellet smokers are great and Weber is about to release one that everyone seems excited about. I have never regretted getting my Yoder YS640. I'm sure you will get overloaded with suggestions.

    Comment

    • RichieB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2018
      • 948
      • Western Mass

      #3
      Welcome from Western Massachusetts.

      Comment

      • tbob4
        Charter Member
        • Nov 2014
        • 2249
        • Chico, CA
        • BBQ's
          _____________________
          California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
          California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
          Santa Maria Grill
          Vision Grill

          Beer
          _______________________
          Sierra Nevada IPA

          Wood
          _______________________
          Almond
          Oak
          Madrone
          Cherry
          Peach
          Apple

        #4
        Hello from Chico, CA

        Comment

        • Oakgrovebacon
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 1761
          • South central Illinois

          #5
          Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois

          Comment

          • Donw
            Club Member
            • Jul 2017
            • 2305

            #6
            Welcome from Maryland

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            • Elton's BBQ
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 1902
              • Saltnes Norway
              • Genesis 320 Limited
                Weber One Touch 57cm
                Weber Smokey Mountain 47cm

              #7
              Welcome to the Pit!
              Cheers from Norway

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              • Texas Larry
                Club Member
                • May 2017
                • 902
                • Wilson County, TX
                • PrimoXL
                  Maverick 732
                  Thermoworks 2K Themocouple
                  Thermapen
                  Weber Go-Anywhere (for the beach!)
                  Dreaming of a really good stick-burner...
                  Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

                #8
                Welcome from south Texas!

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                • Sephon
                  Club Member
                  • Jan 2017
                  • 195
                  • NW, PA
                  • Setup
                    • Primo Oval XL
                    • Charbroil 990 w/ Custom Firebox
                    • Fireboard w/ Fireboard Drive
                    • Pit Viper Fan
                    • iGrill 2
                    • Thermapen Mk. 4
                    • FOGO Premium Lump Charcoal
                    Favorites
                    Beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest
                    Whiskey: Bulleit ; Weller 12
                    Cook: Wings or Spare Ribs
                    Hobby: Saltwater Fly fishing; Warhammer 40k

                  #9
                  Welcome fellow Yinzer.

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                  • LA Pork Butt
                    Charter Member
                    • Dec 2014
                    • 4668
                    • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                    #10
                    Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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                    • HawkerXP
                      Club Member
                      • Jul 2016
                      • 4394
                      • Northern Virginia
                      • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
                        Thermopop
                        Dot w two probes
                        Slo n Sear
                        Cold beer

                      #11
                      Welcome to the Pit!

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                      • Skip
                        Founding Member
                        • Jul 2014
                        • 2657
                        • Blue Earth, Minnesota
                        • Memphis Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates

                        #12
                        Welcome from Minnesota.

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                        • RonB
                          Club Member
                          • Apr 2016
                          • 11410
                          • Near Richmond VA
                          • Weber Performer Deluxe
                            SNS
                            Pizza insert
                            Rotisserie
                            Smokenator 1000
                            Cookshack Smokette Elite
                            2 Thermapens
                            Chefalarm
                            Dot
                            lots of probes.
                            CyberQ

                          #13
                          Welcome to The Pit Dan. Sorry, but I can't help with a pellet pooper. However, as mentioned above, there seems to be some excitement about the pooper Weber is about to unleash.

                          There are several threads in the pellet sub channel about the Weber product.

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                          • holehogg
                            Club Member
                            • Nov 2017
                            • 1678
                            • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

                            #14
                            Greetings from South Africa

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                            • HouseHomey
                              Club Member
                              • May 2016
                              • 4581
                              • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
                              • Equipment
                                Primo Oval xl

                                Slow n Sear (two)
                                Drip n Griddle
                                22" Weber Kettle
                                26" Weber Kettle one touch
                                Blackstone 36” Pro Series
                                Sous vide machine
                                Kitchen Aid
                                Meat grinder
                                sausage stuffer
                                5 Crock Pots
                                Akootrimonts
                                Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
                                Too cast iron pans,
                                Dutch ovens
                                Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, Dots, thermapop and maverick T-732 and various pocket instareads.
                                The help and preferences
                                1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
                                KBB
                                FOGO
                                A 7 year old princess foster child
                                Patience and old patio furniture
                                "Baby Girl" The cat

                                Erik S.

                              #15
                              Huntington Beach welcomes you and your new addition.

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