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  • Buckees74
    Club Member
    • Apr 2020
    • 4
    • Minnesota...but moving in Sept. to Tennessee
    • April "Texas" Guffey

    New To The BB-Crew!! ;)

    Hello there!! My name is April, but a lot of people call me "Texas!" You are more than welcome to as well. I am from the great state of Texas, but currently live in Minnesota! I have loved cooking and BBQ-ing my whole life and at my house.....I run the grill! I have your typical charcoal grill , but I finally ordered a Traeger Tailgater Pellet grill and it should be here in a few days. Any tips on these Traeger's?? I'd love to hear some feedback good or bad. When we get settled in TN. I will start looking into pit smokers...just trying to downsize for the move! I also love using ThermoPro thermometers. We will be moving to Tennessee around Sept. so that I can be closer to family and a specialist. I had to have brain surgery 6 years ago to remove an Arachnoid cyst the size of a baseball from my left frontal lobe and I was doing great until I started feeling weird again. I found out in February (2020) that it had actually returned. Right now I am doing good and don't have the symptoms nearly as bad as before, but Tennessee has some great specialists that know how to handle these things! Plus, I'm looking forward to way warmer weather again!! Lol I will also finally get back to having my career of being a Cremation Operator and Funeral Director....since I won't be so rural! I've had to put that career on hold for a few years and It's time to get back to it! I had a friend buy me an apron with "Funeral Director and Head chef...any questions? Written on it! Let's just say it makes for very interesting conversations! Lol Well, that's all I have for now. Can't wait to meet all of y'all and learn about some BBQ competition cooking and great tips and advice from everyone! Have a great night!!
  • 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

    #2
    Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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    • Lock Stock and Barrel
      Lock Stock and Barrel commented
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      LA Pork butt, I have been sympathizing with your LA background all this time and now you tell us you live in Big D?
      My family settled LA in 1714 as the first of 11 families appointed by King Louis the 14th. Anyway I live in Victoria, TX a native Houstonian born and raised and have lived in Grand Isle for 9 years past. So, your are now considered a native
      Texan, glad to see you got to :The BBQ State"!
  • Sweaty Paul
    Founding Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 1440
    • Hays, KS
    • Green Mountain Grill - Jim Bowie
      (I've never regretted having too much grate space).

      Weber Genesis Gas grill
      Weber Kettle grills x 2

    #3
    Salutations from Hays, Kansas!

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    • Blues1
      Club Member
      • Mar 2020
      • 331
      • SC
      • Steve

        RecTec RT700, Weber Genesis 2

      #4
      Hey Texas! Welcome from SC!

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      • Oakgrovebacon
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 1875
        • South central Illinois

        #5
        Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!

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        • klflowers
          Club Member
          • Sep 2015
          • 3228
          • Tennessee

          #6
          Welcome from Chattanooga. What part of TN are you moving to? I have a Traeger Scout that works ok for grilling, it is pretty small and I haven't tried any slow low atuff on it yet. It doesn't hold low temps very well.

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          • Buckees74
            Buckees74 commented
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            Hey There! I will be moving to the Cookeville area to be close to family and Vanderbilt in Nashville.
        • 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

          #7
          Welcome to The Pit Texas. I hope you get better soon.

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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

            #8
            Welcome from the California Delta. I have feeling you are going to be a great addition here. Wishing you the best of luck with your health.

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            • RickyBobby
              Club Member
              • Jul 2016
              • 436
              • Kingwood, Texas

              #9
              Welcome to The Pit from Houston! Glad that you’ve found a specialist to help get you well!!! All the best!

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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

                #10
                Welcome from Wilson County, Texas!

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                • holehogg
                  Club Member
                  • Nov 2017
                  • 2349
                  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

                  #11
                  Greetings from South Africa

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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

                    #12
                    Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
                    Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

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                    • DavidNorcross
                      Club Member
                      • Nov 2017
                      • 1507
                      • Virginia
                      • Rec Tec RT-680
                        Coleman RoadTrip LXX
                        Javelin Pro Duo
                        More Cast Iron than I care to admit

                      #13
                      Welcome from Virginia!

                      Comment

                      • 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

                        #14
                        Welcome from Minnesota. Enjoy The Pit. Good luck with your move and your health.

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                        • Greygoose
                          Club Member
                          • May 2019
                          • 645
                          • South Shore,MA

                          #15
                          Welcome to some of the best entertainment on the internet !!!
                          Lots of great info and smokin’ ideas
                          Enjoy and stay healthy

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