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  • Smiwy
    Club Member
    • Apr 2020
    • 6
    • Sacramento, CA

    Hello

    Hello, my names Mike. I joined the pitmaster club today after ordering a large amount of grilling equipment. Within the next few weeks I'll have a brand new weber kettle 22" fully equipped with a Slow 'n' Sear, drip 'n' griddle, elevated cooking grate, and easy spin grill grate (all from snsgrills.com). It may not be a pro setup, but I'm very excited about it after cooking on the 10 year old Walmart gas grill all these years. Here's hoping my first charcoal experience goes well!
  • DavidNorcross
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 1514
    • Virginia
    • Rec Tec RT-680
      Coleman RoadTrip LXX
      Javelin Pro Duo
      More Cast Iron than I care to admit

    #2
    Welcome from Virginia!

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    • Smiwy
      Smiwy commented
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      Thanks David!
  • holehogg
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 2356
    • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    #3
    Greetings from South Africa

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    • Smiwy
      Smiwy commented
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      South Africa??? Who knew? Thanks holehogg
  • Skip
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 3303
    • 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

    #4
    Welcome from Minnesota. Enjoy The Pit and your New Weber set up!

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    • Smiwy
      Smiwy commented
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      Thanks Skip, looking forward to it!
  • Donw
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 3043

    #5
    Welcome from Maryland

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    • Smiwy
      Smiwy commented
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      Thanks a lot Don. Hoping to get invested!
  • FireMan
    Charter Member
    • Jul 2015
    • 7678
    • Bottom of Winnebago

    #6
    With that array of equipment you are complete fer anything, anyhow, any what! Charcoally speakin you hit it out of the park. Congrats, welcome, eat good & have fun!

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    • Smiwy
      Smiwy commented
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      Thanks fireman!! I was hoping so. Charcoally speaking, lets get this party started!
  • klflowers
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 3235
    • Tennessee

    #7
    Welcome from TN. Great to have you. Get ready for some good eating

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    • Smiwy
      Smiwy commented
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      Oh yeah, ready for my first brisket! Thanks klflowers.
  • 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

    #8
    Salutations from Hays, Kansas!

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    • Smiwy
      Smiwy commented
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      Thanks Sweaty Paul. I'm hopin to get sweaty this summer too over my new weber.
  • Blues1
    Club Member
    • Mar 2020
    • 331
    • SC
    • Steve

      RecTec RT700, Weber Genesis 2

    #9
    Good luck and welcome from SC!

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    • Smiwy
      Smiwy commented
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      Alright, thanks Blues1, always appreciate a good greeting!
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 12709
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      SNS
      Pizza insert
      Rotisserie
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      Chefalarm
      Dot
      lots of probes.
      CyberQ

    #10
    Welcome to The Pit Mike. Ya don't need pro gear to get pro results. You will do just fine with what you have. Questions? Just ask away.

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    • Smiwy
      Smiwy commented
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      That's great Ron. Comments like these are exactly why I joined the pit.
  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 5506
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Thermopops
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    #11
    Welcome to the Pit! Yes, as stated, you have now what it takes. I'll never be without a Weber kettle and the rest only make it better!

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    • Smiwy
      Smiwy commented
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      Hawker - That's exactly what I thought. It seems like the original kettle is a mainstay, especially since there's an entire company (sns) devoted to it's accessories!!!

    • HawkerXP
      HawkerXP commented
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      First thing I suggest is to make marks on your ash sweeper where the vents are full open and closed. Once you load it up with the SnS and meat you'll not be able to see the vents. I also added a third mark where I found my kettle ran around 225* to 250* for those low n slow cooks.

    • Smiwy
      Smiwy commented
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      Thanks for the info! Will do
  • Texas Larry
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 1426
    • 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

    #12
    Welcome from south Texas! Relax, it’ll be fun with all its ups and downs. Enjoy learning with the rest of us.

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    • Smiwy
      Smiwy commented
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      Tanks Larry. I've had plenty of downs!! (Especially with pork...). Thanks for the warm welcome!
  • LA Pork Butt
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 5364
    • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

    #13
    Welcome to the Pit from Dallas! With your equipment you can produce good Q.

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    • Smiwy
      Smiwy commented
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      Thanks LA pork butt! I was hoping it would. Temp control was my biggest problem with my old gas grill!
  • Ricardo
    Club Member
    • Jan 2017
    • 185
    • Palm City, FL

    #14
    Greetings from Florida and Welcome!!!

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    • Smiwy
      Smiwy commented
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      Thank you!
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 2013
    • 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

    #15
    Welcome from the California Delta. Ya did good and you'll enjoy for many years.

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    • Smiwy
      Smiwy commented
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      Thanks ofelles! I'm glad I have your endorsement. I was starting to think I might get buyers remorse...

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