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  • Focker
    Former Member
    • Apr 2015
    • 1
    • USA - Michigan

    Hello From Michigan

    Hello All,

    I am from Canton Michigan, a western suburb of Detroit. I have been cooking BBQ and smoking food for about five years. I started out cooking on a Weber Genesis using the two zone cooking techniques and Last Meal Ribs recipe I found on AmaizingRibs.com. From the Genesis I moved to a propane box smoker and now I am currently cooking on a Yoder 640. Some my other equipment includes a Maverick 732, 12” & 18” A-Mazing Smoker tubes and Frogmats. Even though I usually BBQ something every weekend during the warmer months, I still consider myself a novice and rely on this site for tips and recipes when trying something new.
  • Huskee
    Administrator
    • May 2014
    • 15580
    • central MI, USA
    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

      Smokers / Grills
      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
      • PBC
      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
      • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

      Thermometers
      • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
      • (1) Smoke X4 by ThermoWorks
      • Thermapen MkII, orange
      • ThermoPop, yellow
      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

      Accessories
      • Instant Pot 6qt
      • Anova Bluetooth SV
      • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
      • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
      • BBQ Dragon
      • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
      • Weber grill topper
      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

      Beverages
      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

      About me
      Real name: Aaron
      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

      Occupation:
      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

    #2
    Welcome to The Pit Focker! Any favorite BBQ or steak places in the motor city? I'm about ~2 1/2hrs north of you near Clare.

    Since this is your first post, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains a few how-tos and please-dos.

    Hope to hear & see more from you!

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    • Jerod Broussard
      Moderator
      • Jun 2014
      • 10029
      • East Texas
      • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
        Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
        Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
        Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
        Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
        Weber Smokey Joe Gold
        Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
        Vortex
        Maverick ET-732 White
        Maverick ET-732 Copper
        2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
        Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
        Thermoworks Timestick
        Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
        B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
        B & B Pellets

      #3
      Welcome and thanks for the support!!

      I work with a woman from MI down here in east Texas.

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      • Beefchop
        Charter Member
        • Oct 2014
        • 480
        • Lafayette, LA
        • XL Big Green Egg, Shirley Fabrication 24"x42" Patio Cooker

        #4
        Welcome, Focker. Michigan is a wonderful place!

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        • JGK
          JGK
          Former Member
          • Feb 2015
          • 8

          #5
          Hello Focker I work in Canton but live in Howell ! I hope you enjoy this forum.

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          • Jon Solberg
            Former Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 4818

            #6
            Welcome to the pit!

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            • JeffJ
              Charter Member
              • Feb 2015
              • 2458
              • Michigan
              • Jeff

              #7
              Hey! Another Michigander. I owned a house in Canton for 2 years ('96-'98). East side of Lilley about 1/4 mile south of Palmer. I live in South Lyon which isn't too far from Canton, although Howell, where JGK lives, is a bit closer.

              PS - is your first name Greg or Gaylord?

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              • Gunslinger
                Former Member
                • Aug 2015
                • 4
                • Indiana

                #8
                Rich Here,

                Hello from Northern Indiana. Lurking around the site for about a year and decided to join. Gotten a lot of tips that have worked out wonderfully. Fairly new to smoking and have been loving it so far.

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                • smarkley
                  Former Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 1426

                  #9
                  Welcome Aboard, Rich and Focker

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                  • fuzzydaddy
                    Charter Member
                    • Nov 2014
                    • 4973
                    • Winchester TN
                    • Hardware
                      Blackstone 36” Griddle.
                      Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado & Kettle Grill.
                      Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0).
                      DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
                      Weber Chimney Starters (regular and compact).
                      Joule, Instant Accu Slim.
                      GrillGrates.
                      Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
                      ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

                      Consumables / Favorites
                      KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks), B&B Hardwood Briquettes when I'm out of Weber.
                      Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins, Shrimp, Fajitas.
                      SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
                      MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPG.

                    #10
                    Welcome!

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                    • mackdaddy
                      Former Member
                      • Jul 2015
                      • 264
                      • Greencastle, PA

                      #11
                      Welcome from PA. The only affiliation I have with Michigan is that I'm an The Ohio State fan (born & raised east of Cleveland). Sorry. We still can be friends (I like Jim Harbaugh shhhh). FYI my wife, kids, in laws etc. are Penn State fans. My son in law has already ordered ribs & pulled pork for the OSU vs Penn St. game.

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