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  • Kettle kook
    Club Member
    • Feb 2020
    • 1
    • San Fernando Valley

    Greetings from Southern California

    Greetings fellow smokers, grillers, and BBQ fiends! I've been around grilling most of my life, however, I just got the obsession a little over a year ago. My roots are on the Central Coast of California so most of my early experience was cooking tri-tips over oak. I currently use a 22' Weber with a slow and sear. I keep my temps in check with a Digi Q Cyber Q cloud. I love my current set up but look forward to adding to my arsenal as time goes on. I am excited to expand my knowledge of the sacred art of the Pitmaster!
  • ComfortablyNumb
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 2991
    • Northeast Washington
    • KBQ C-60
      PK360
      Thermoworks Smoke
      Thermoworks Thermopop
      Thermoworks Dot

    #2
    Welcome to the Pit from a SoCal (Hollyweird, Artesia, Orange, Poway, San Diego) native now living in the Okanogan Valley of Washington state.

    Along with tips, techniques, and recipes about BBQ we have a lot of fun.

    If you like music, go to this thread to hear what others are listening to and share what you like.

    For jokes, go to this thread.

    And here to enjoy some beautiful sunsets.

    Go to this thread to post where you work and what your hobbies are and get to know other members here.

    We are happy to have you along and looking forward to your participation.

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    • Kettle kook
      Kettle kook commented
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      Thanks for the warm welcome. Looks like I have a lot of reading to do!
  • LA Pork Butt
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 4659
    • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

    #3
    Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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    • ofelles
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 1209
      • 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

      #4
      Welcome from the Delta. If you hang around here very long your arsenal and knowledge will definitely expand!

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      • holehogg
        Club Member
        • Nov 2017
        • 1677
        • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

        #5
        Greetings from South Africa

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        • FlipperPhilsy
          Club Member
          • Feb 2020
          • 25

          #6
          Greetings and welcome

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          • HouseHomey
            Club Member
            • May 2016
            • 4576
            • 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.

            #7
            Huntington Beach welcomes you and your fine cooking machine.

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            • theroc
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 549
              • Altadena, CA
                • Camp Chef 24" Smoke Vault
                • Buckaroo Chunk Wood Grill
                • Weber Summit Gold D Gas Grill
                • Fireboard
                • Thermapen MkIV

              #8
              Howdy from over the hill in Altadena.

              Cooking tri-tip over oak is a noble enterprise!

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              • klflowers
                Club Member
                • Sep 2015
                • 2529
                • Tennessee

                #9
                Welcome from TN

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                • MBMorgan
                  Club Member
                  • Sep 2015
                  • 5790
                  • 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

                  #10
                  Welcome from Colorado ...

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                  • Texas Larry
                    Club Member
                    • May 2017
                    • 897
                    • 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

                    #11
                    Welcome from Wilson County, Texas!

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                    • Donw
                      Club Member
                      • Jul 2017
                      • 2300

                      #12
                      Welcome from Maryland

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                      • TripleB
                        Club Member
                        • May 2017
                        • 399
                        • La Crescenta
                        • Jambo Backyard Smoker
                          Weber Smokey Mountain (22" & 18.5")
                          Portable Kitchen 360
                          Portable Kitchen Grill
                          Pit Barrel Cooker
                          Weber "Brownie" Circa 1978 22"
                          Weber Gas Grill, Silver A
                          BBQ Guru ATC
                          Favorite Beer: Peroni
                          Favorite Sports Teams: Rams, Dodgers, Kings, UCLA Bruins

                        #13
                        Welcome to the Pit from your neighbor up in La Crescenta. Went to school in the SF valley (LAB and CSUN). You're going to get a lot of info here. Enjoy.

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                        • Kettle kook
                          Kettle kook commented
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                          Thanks. I lived in Montrose for years. I love the whole Crescenta valley and will probably make my way back there eventually.
                      • surfdog
                        Club Member
                        • Mar 2016
                        • 785
                        • Sunny SoCal
                        • Cooking gadgets
                          Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Center
                          Weber Summit Platinum D6
                          Blue Rhino Razor
                          Dyna-Glo XL Premium Dual Chamber
                          Camp Chef Somerset IV along with their Artisan Pizza Oven 90
                          Anova WiFi

                          Thermometers
                          Thermapen Mk4 - ThermaQ High Temp Kit - ThermaQ Meathead Kit - ThermaQ WiFi - ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S - ThermoPop -ThermoWorks ProNeedle - ThermoWorks TimeStick Trio x2 - and a Christopher Kimball timer - NO, I do not work for ThermoWorks...I just like their products.

                          Other useful bits...
                          KitchenAid 7-qt Pro Line stand mixer
                          A Black & Decker food processor that I can't seem to murder
                          A couple of immersion blenders, one a "consumer" model & the other a "high end" Italian thing. Yes, the Italian one is a bit better, but only marginally
                          Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus 8-qt + accessories like egg-bite & egg holders
                          All-Clad pots & pans, along with some cast iron...everything from 7" Skookie pans to 8-qt Dutch ovens
                          Weber GBS griddle & pizza stone
                          Knives range from Mercer to F. Dick to "You spent how much for one knife? One knife?!" LOL

                        #14
                        Originally posted by Kettle kook View Post
                        ..I love my current set up but look forward to adding to my arsenal as time goes on.
                        mwahahahahaha

                        Once MCS kicks in you’ll have little choice. LOL
                        (More Cooker Syndrome) We all have it by varying degrees...it’s almost inevitable hanging out around these parts.

                        And welcome aboard from another SoCal member.
                        Last edited by surfdog; February 7th, 2020, 01:53 PM.

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                        • Kettle kook
                          Kettle kook commented
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                          Oh man. MCS. sounds terminal!

                        • surfdog
                          surfdog commented
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                          @Kettle kook
                          There is no known cure...only remission. LOL
                      • RonB
                        Club Member
                        • Apr 2016
                        • 11403
                        • Near Richmond VA
                        • Weber Performer Deluxe
                          SNS
                          Pizza insert
                          Rotisserie
                          Smokenator 1000
                          Cookshack Smokette Elite
                          2 Thermapens
                          Chefalarm
                          Dot
                          lots of probes.
                          CyberQ

                        #15
                        Welcome to The Pit. We can definitely help with expanding your arsenal.

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                        Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

                        maverick PT55 thermometer

                        A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

                        Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there


                        If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

                        slow n sear

                        The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

                        Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


                        Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

                        the good one grill

                        The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

                        Click here to read our complete review


                        The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

                        the good one grill

                        The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

                        Click here to read our complete review


                        Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

                        Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

                        The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

                        Click here to read our detailed review and to order


                        Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

                        The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

                        The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only $299 delivered to your door!

                        Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


                        The Undisputed Champion!

                        thermapen

                        The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. Don't accept cheap substitutes.  Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal .


                        Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

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                        Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

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                        The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

                        NK-22-Ck Grill

                        Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

                        Click here for more about what makes this grill special


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                        G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

                        Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

                        If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

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                        GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

                        grill grates

                        GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

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                        kareubequ bbq smoker

                        Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

                        The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

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                        Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

                        masterbuilt gas smoker

                        The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

                        Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

                        Click here to read our detailed review


                        Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

                        masterbuilt gas smoker

                        Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.

                        Click here to read our detailed review and to order


                        PK 360 grill

                        Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

                        The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

                        Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

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                        Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

                        fireboard bbq thermometer

                        With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

                        Click here to read our detailed review


                        Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

                        Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

                        Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

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