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  • ihadadog
    Club Member
    • Jun 2019
    • 11
    • Evanston, IL

    Picked the wrong week to quit smoking

    Hey everyone, Joe here. I live just north of Chicago and cook outside about 9-10 months of the year. This shelter-at-home order has inspired me to work on my grilling and smoking game, and I got a Weber Summit Charcoal today from Backyard Barbecue Store in Wilmette.

    I am not tied to any regional BBQ style and like to do ribs, pork shoulder, rotisserie chicken, smoked salmon, and tri-tip. By the end of this summer, I hope to smoke my first brisket on the Summit Charcoal. I usually cook American-style BBQ, but occasionally make some international recipes for fun. My favorite BBQ books are Raichlen’s BBQ Bible, Ray Lampe’s Dr. BBQ, and, of course, Meathead.

    When I’m not grilling or smoking something, I like biking, seeing live music, and traveling (occasionally to see my favorite band, Phish).
  • Jfrosty27
    Club Member
    • Mar 2020
    • 1070
    • Muskego, WI
    • Current cookers:
      Rec Tec RT700 "Bull" pellet cooker
      Smokin-It model 2 electric smoker w/ Maverick 732 temp monitor and cold smoking kit
      Weber Genesis 3 burner gas grill w/ rotisserie
      Charbroil Grill2Go gas grill
      Weber 22" Performer Deluxe kettle grill w/ThermoPro TP-20S temp monitor
      Weber Smokey Joe
      SnS Deluxe
      Vortex
      The Orion Cooker convection cooker/smoker (two of them)
      Blackstone 17" griddle
      Joule Sous Vide circulator

      Favorite beer: Anything that's cold!
      Favorite cocktail: Bourbon neat

    #2
    Dude! Welcome from just north of the border. Smoke on! Glad to have you with us. Together we will face the challenges of outdoor cooking in our area 5 months of the year!

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    • mountainsmoker
      Banned Former Member
      • Jun 2019
      • 1849
      • Bryson City, NC

      #3
      Welcome from the NC mountains. Had freezes last weed end.

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      • Mr. Bones
        Charter Member
        • Sep 2016
        • 9749
        • Kansas Territory
        • Grills / Smokers
          *********************************************

          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

        #4
        Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
        Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

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        • Texas Larry
          Club Member
          • May 2017
          • 1612
          • 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

          #5
          Welcome from south Texas! Glad you’re here! The only weather challenges here are days (months) of extreme heat!🤣🙄. Grilling/smoking season is pretty much always.

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          • MBMorgan
            Club Member
            • Sep 2015
            • 6367
            • 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

            #6
            Welcome from Colorado, Joe ...

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            • Donw
              Club Member
              • Jul 2017
              • 3307

              #7
              Welcome from Maryland

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              • RonB
                Club Member
                • Apr 2016
                • 13140
                • Near Richmond VA
                • Weber Performer Deluxe
                  SNS
                  Pizza insert
                  Rotisserie
                  Smokenator 1000
                  Cookshack Smokette Elite
                  2 Thermapens
                  Chefalarm
                  Dot
                  lots of probes.
                  CyberQ

                #8
                Welcome to The Pit Joe.

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                • Jared49
                  Club Member
                  • Oct 2016
                  • 169
                  • Appleton, WI
                  • WSM-18.5"-lid hinge, door upgrade, Hunsaker Rib hanger, Arbor Fab. Charcoal assembly & minion starter
                    Weber Kettle-SnS
                    Maverick ET-732
                    FireBoard/PitViper fan

                  #9
                  Welcome from a little more north of the border, Appleton, WI. You’re gonna love it here.

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                  • holehogg
                    Club Member
                    • Nov 2017
                    • 2483
                    • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

                    #10
                    Greetings from South Africa

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                    • DavidNorcross
                      Club Member
                      • Nov 2017
                      • 1847
                      • Virginia
                      • SNS Kamado
                        Weber Summit S-670
                        Camp Chef FTG 600
                        Camp Chef Escape

                        Old Hickory Knives
                        More Cast Iron than I care to admit

                      #11
                      Welcome from Virginia!

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                      • ofelles
                        Club Member
                        • Jun 2018
                        • 2280
                        • 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

                        #12
                        Welcome from the California Delta.

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                        • Hulagn1971
                          Charter Member
                          • Dec 2014
                          • 1038
                          • NC, The Triad
                          • WSM 22.5", Pitmaster IQ110, Weber 22.5" Kettle with SNS, Weber 14" Smokey Joe.

                          #13
                          Welcome from NC!

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