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  • Grill Goon
    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
    • 3478
    • 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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    • Grill Goon
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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
    • 5650
    • 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
      • 2570
      • Brentwood CA


      #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
        • 2571
        • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

        #5
        Greetings from South Africa

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        • FlipperPhilsy
          Club Member
          • Feb 2020
          • 36

          #6
          Greetings and welcome

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          • HouseHomey
            Club Member
            • May 2016
            • 5555
            • 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)
              cast iron pans,
              Dutch ovens
              Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, Dots, thermapop and maverick T-732, RTC-600, pro needle and various pocket instareads.
              The help and preferences
              1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
              KBB
              FOGO
              A 9 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
              • 822
              • 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
                • 3666
                • Tennessee

                #9
                Welcome from TN

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                • MBMorgan
                  Club Member
                  • Sep 2015
                  • 6508
                  • 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

                  #10
                  Welcome from Colorado ...

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                  • Texas Larry
                    Club Member
                    • May 2017
                    • 1744
                    • 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

                    #11
                    Welcome from Wilson County, Texas!

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                    • Donw
                      Club Member
                      • Jul 2017
                      • 3487

                      #12
                      Welcome from Maryland

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                      • TripleB
                        Club Member
                        • May 2017
                        • 900
                        • 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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                        • Grill Goon
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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
                        • 1218
                        • 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 - ThermoWorks Signals & Billows - 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 8.5qt Dutch ovens
                          Weber GBS griddle, pizza stone, and wok
                          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 7, 2020, 01:53 PM.

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                        • Grill Goon
                          Grill Goon 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
                        • 13509
                        • 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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