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    Hello from the UK!

    Hi. I'm Mark Jenner, currently living in the UK and not enjoying the wintery weather AT ALL ;-)

    I'm an experienced outdoor cook, have been doing it for years, but really got obsessed with it back in 2015 and tend to now cook outdoors 3 to 5 days a week, and have done for years now.

    I did join the Pitmaster Club back in about summer 2017, when I purchased Meatheads 'Science of BBQ and grilling' book. There was a voucher for - 90 days free access (I think?). So I signed up...and then completely forgot about it and never looked into the forum and community.

    But from this year, 2020, I'm hoping to get a bit more involved in the BBQ and grilling community, and so here I am, a fully paid up member to the club, with this as my 2 years+ late intro post!

    I'm hoping to dig into this forum, occasionally help and advise when I can, and seek help when I need it (always learning!) But mostly I just want to share in our mutual love of all things outdoor cooking.

    In the spirit of showing off (I know, I know...nobody likes a show off. But if not here, then where?) and for a bit of what I'm all about, here's a selection of what I currently cook on:
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    Though missing from that pic is a couple of extras that I really love cooking on right now. A Kamado Joe V3:
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    And my latest toy: A kadai firebowl with tripod, swing grill and accessories:

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    It's amazing for hanging large cuts like rib roasts and leg of lamb over a live fire, to cook slow and absorb those smoky flavors:

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    I have to admit I'm not so great at cooking on the Kadai though...yet! Temperature control is a bit hit and miss, so I've a bit to learn there and it will be a priority during 2020 to do so. I also want to dig into making curries as I have a pan that can swing over the grill and a few curry making books I have yet to dig into properly.

    So what do I like to cook? Absolutely everything.

    I can honestly say the only thing I've eaten in the last 20 years+ that I didn't enjoy was sea urchin. I can only describe the taste as what I imagine 3 gallons of sea water condensed and concentrated down into a small orange blob would taste like. It was a long time ago though, so maybe I should try it again?

    So yes, I cook everything and anything; all meats, game birds, veg, occasionally homemade breads, I make my own bacon, and cold smoke my own cheeses and salmon. I like to follow others recipes, create my own, mix things up and have fun.

    We have to eat 3 times a day, might as well make some of it good and interesting is my motto :-)

    Anyway, that's enough (too much?) waffle from me. Speak with some of you in the forums soon!

    Mark.
    Last edited by Mark "FFF" Jenner; January 9, 2020, 06:17 AM.

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    Welcome from Minnesota. Nice Grills and patio.

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      #3
      Thanks, Skip, nice to meet you!

      The grills are great year round...but the patio is windy and cold right now. I need to build something with walls, the gazebo's just not cutting it!

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        #4
        Greetings from South Africa.
        Very cool setup.

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          #5
          Welcome aboard! Sweet set-up!

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            #6
            Welcome from Maryland

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              #7
              Wow! Thanks for showing us all your toys! Welcome back and I look forward to seeing more pictures.

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                #8
                Welcome to the Pit! Nicely set up garden!

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                  #9
                  Welcome to the Pit from Baltimore, MD! That is quite an impressive setup you have. And my wife says that I have too many cookers at 5!
                  Last edited by Thunder77; January 11, 2020, 10:06 AM.

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                  • Mark "FFF" Jenner
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                    Too many? Surely she knows that no matter how many you have, it's always just the right amount...minus 1, haha.

                  • Thunder77
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                    I have yet to convince her of the validity of that formula.😬

                  • Mark "FFF" Jenner
                    Mark "FFF" Jenner commented
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                    Bugger. Pretty sure I've hit my limit for a while too. Or more to the point, I'm certainly not going to risk showing my wife any new receipts any time soon!

                  #10
                  Welcome from south Texas! Looks like a great outdoor cooling setup. Lived in London 3 years, was not able to grill.

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                  • Texas Larry
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                    We lived in a tiny 3rd floor flat in the Docklands. No balcony. Didn’t even try to cook out.

                  • Mark "FFF" Jenner
                    Mark "FFF" Jenner commented
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                    Makes sense!

                    When was you here? Did you ever make it to Meatopia at the tobacco docks? I've been the last couple of years, it's a good weekend!

                  • Texas Larry
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                    We were there 2003-2005. Meatopia came along later I believe.

                  #11
                  Man, and all I have is one paltry lil Keg....I'm not worthy,,,,

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                  • Mark "FFF" Jenner
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                    And that's really all you need! A hole in the ground with some fire is enough to produce good food :-)

                  #12
                  Welcome to The Pit Mark. It looks like you will fit right in.

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                    #13
                    Welcome to the Pit!
                    impressive collection of grills n gear..
                    Cheers from Norway

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                      #14
                      Welcome from Northern Illinois, nice set up!

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                        Welcome from Massachusetts. Nice set up!

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