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  • Soonerpop
    Club Member
    • Jan 2020
    • 174
    • Plano, Texas
    • Cookshack Smokette 008 (2005)
      Weber 18.5” Kettle
      Weber 22.5” Performer (drop-down shelf)
      SNS Elevated Grate
      Pit Barrel Junior (PBJ)
      Freedom Grill (for tailgating, but don’t do much anymore)
      Sizzle-Q Stainless Griddle
      Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

      Thermapen (Red, of course)
      Smoke Alarm (Likewise)

      Kingsford Professional
      Weber Briquettes (longer cooks)

      Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
      Coors Banquet (why bother with light beer?)

    Now there’s another newest member

    I just joined after my 90-day free trial. My son gave me Meathead’s cookbook for Christmas and the trial was included. Like the cookbook and the forum.
    I’m a long-time griller and smoker, starting on a hibachi on the patio of our duplex in Norman, Oklahoma, after we were married 52+ years ago. I got here after an Army tour out of ROTC and a 35-year Kodak career. I’ve lived in Austin, Houston (Spring), New Orleans (Mandeville) and now Dallas (Plano). Retired for nearly 15 years, we spent much of that time keeping grandkids so daddy and mommy could work.
    I’m a golfer and found a few hundred dollars of winnings and door prizes I had ratholed in my roll top desk getting it ready to sell. So, I bought myself a PBJ, which I like a lot now that I don’t use their lighting procedure. I also have a Cookshack Smokette 008 (manufactured in Ponca City, America), a Weber performer and a basic Weber 18” grill I bought when I threw away my gas grill because I missed the flavor of charcoal. A Thermapen and Smoke Alarm keep me from getting in too much trouble.
    Wow, I didn’t realize I was going to say that much, or had that much to say. I’m looking forward to the forum.
  • Soonerpop
    Club Member
    • Jan 2020
    • 174
    • Plano, Texas
    • Cookshack Smokette 008 (2005)
      Weber 18.5” Kettle
      Weber 22.5” Performer (drop-down shelf)
      SNS Elevated Grate
      Pit Barrel Junior (PBJ)
      Freedom Grill (for tailgating, but don’t do much anymore)
      Sizzle-Q Stainless Griddle
      Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

      Thermapen (Red, of course)
      Smoke Alarm (Likewise)

      Kingsford Professional
      Weber Briquettes (longer cooks)

      Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
      Coors Banquet (why bother with light beer?)

    #2
    Forgot to mention that I’m a bourbon drinker. It’s nearly 5, so I’m going to fix one. By the time it’s ready, it will be 5. Cheers!

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    • RichieB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2018
      • 1395
      • Western Mass

      #3
      Welcome from Western Massachusetts.

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      • FireMan
        Charter Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 7676
        • Bottom of Winnebago

        #4
        Did the hibachi thing about the same time. Nice assortment of cookers. Welcome, eat good & have fun!

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        • Rob Johnston
          Club Member
          • Apr 2018
          • 369
          • Pittsburgh, PA

          #5
          Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA!

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          • Texas Larry
            Club Member
            • May 2017
            • 1424
            • 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

            #6
            Welcome from south Texas!

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            • Skip
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 3299
              • Blue Earth, Minnesota
              • MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

              #7
              Welcome from Minnesota. Enjoy The Pit.

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              • LA Pork Butt
                Charter Member
                • Dec 2014
                • 5360
                • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                #8
                Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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                • RonB
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 12703
                  • Near Richmond VA
                  • Weber Performer Deluxe
                    SNS
                    Pizza insert
                    Rotisserie
                    Smokenator 1000
                    Cookshack Smokette Elite
                    2 Thermapens
                    Chefalarm
                    Dot
                    lots of probes.
                    CyberQ

                  #9
                  Welcome to The Pit.

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                  • Spinaker
                    Moderator
                    • Nov 2014
                    • 10597
                    • Land of Tonka
                    • John "J R"
                      Instagram: JRBowlsby
                      Smokin' Hound Que
                      Minnesota/ United States of America

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                      Assistants
                      Dexter (Beagle mix)
                      Kinnick (American Foxhound)
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                      Grills/Smokers/Fryers
                      Big Green Egg (Large) X2
                      Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

                      Broil King Keg
                      Karubeque C-60
                      Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
                      Lodge L410 Hibachi
                      Pit Barrel Cooker
                      Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
                      R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

                      Weber Spirit Gasser
                      ******************.
                      Thermometers
                      FireBoard (Base Package)
                      Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
                      Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
                      **************

                      Accessories
                      BBQ Dragon
                      Big Green Egg Plate Setter
                      Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
                      Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

                      Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
                      Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

                      Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
                      Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
                      Eggspander Kit X2
                      Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

                      Finex Cat Iron Line
                      FireBoard Drive
                      Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
                      Grill Grates
                      Joule Water Circulator
                      KBQ Fire Grate

                      Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
                      Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
                      Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
                      Large Vortex
                      Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
                      Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
                      Smithey No. 12
                      Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
                      Stargazer No.10, 12
                      Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
                      Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
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                      Fuel
                      FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
                      Kingsford Blue and White
                      Rockwood Lump Charcoal
                      Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
                      **************************

                      Cutlery
                      Buck 119 Special
                      Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
                      Global
                      Shun
                      Wusthof
                      *******
                      Next Major Purchase
                      Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

                    #10
                    Welcome to the Pitmaster Club! Since you’re new, and if you haven't already done so, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains a few how-tos and please-dos. This will help you learn your way around so you can get the best experience from our forum.

                    Also, it's very important that you:

                    Give us an email address you actually use. You can check the email we have on file for you by clicking your name in the upper-right, then User Settings, then the Account tab. It’s tied to your Pitmaster Club account as well as our payment processor, Stripe. Don’t worry though, you can change it by simply visitinghttps://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/pi...il-request.php

                    Add the domain AmazingRibs.com to your email safe list. We NEVER spam! This is important so you can receive special deals we occasionally work out for our members, receive notices about your account, such as if you’re up for renewal or are ever drawn as our monthly Great Giveaway Monthly Sweepstakes winner, which is open to all paying USA members or those with a USA delivery address (we’d hate to have to pick another person because you don’t answer us)!

                    Keep the smoke rollin’

                    Spinaker

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                    • ofelles
                      Club Member
                      • Jun 2018
                      • 2009
                      • Brentwood CA
                      • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
                        Klose 20x42 Charcoal Grill
                        LSG Insulated Cabinet
                        Jumbo Joe
                        VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
                        FireBoard and Pit Bull fan
                        Thermoworks Signal
                        Thermoworks Dot
                        Thermopen Mk4

                      #11
                      Welcome from the California Delta.

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                      • HouseHomey
                        Club Member
                        • May 2016
                        • 5267
                        • 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.

                        #12
                        Huntington Beach welcomes you.

                        What I don’t understand is why you bought that sandwich with all the great gear you have? Surely you could’ve fixed something more substantial.

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                        • Thunder77
                          Founding Member
                          • Jul 2014
                          • 2747
                          • Halethorpe, MD
                          • Weber 26.75" Kettle with SnS. Broil King Baron 5 burner. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Primo Oval Junior. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

                          #13
                          Welcome from Baltimore, Maryland! We’re glad you joined us. I have spent quite a lot of time in Norman, Oklahoma at the Postal training center.

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                          • MBMorgan
                            Club Member
                            • Sep 2015
                            • 6192
                            • 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

                            #14
                            Welcome from Colorado ...

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                            • Mr. Bones
                              Birthday Hat Master
                              • Sep 2016
                              • 9288
                              • Kansas Territory
                              • Grills / Smokers
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                                Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
                                Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
                                Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
                                Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
                                Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
                                Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
                                Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
                                Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
                                Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
                                Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
                                Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

                                Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
                                Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
                                Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

                                Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
                                Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
                                Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
                                Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
                                Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
                                Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
                                (Lime Green)
                                Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
                                Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



                                Thermometers:
                                *********************************************
                                Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
                                Maverick ET-732, (Black)
                                Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
                                ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
                                Blue ThermaPen Mk4
                                Orange Thermapen Mk4
                                Pink Thermapen Mk4
                                ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
                                ThermoWorks Smoke
                                ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
                                4 Pro Series cable extensions
                                Smoke Gateway

                                Accessories:
                                *********************************************
                                2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
                                BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
                                Warming shelf
                                MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
                                Backyard Grill marinade injector
                                Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
                                Bear Paws
                                Meat Rakes
                                BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



                                Cookware:
                                Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
                                G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
                                '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
                                60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
                                50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
                                Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
                                Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

                                Cutlery, etc.:
                                Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
                                Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
                                Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
                                Multiple steels, from all over the planet
                                Crock sticks
                                Diamond stones, various
                                Lansky Sharpening System

                                Tableware
                                Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
                                Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
                                Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

                              #15
                              Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
                              Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

                              Many Thanks fer alla Yer Service, Sir!
                              Much Respect!
                              Last edited by Mr. Bones; April 17, 2020, 10:53 PM.

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