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  • joeeless
    Club Member
    • May 2020
    • 30
    • Vancouver, WA

    Greetings from Vancouver, WA

    I have a Weber 22" kettle which I have been using almost exclusively for grilling. I did purchase the Smokenator and have have been using that to try and actually do some bbqing. So far I have not had too much success although it is at least tending more towards being bbq'd as opposed to being grilled. My biggest issue is temperature control or at least I think it is. I do not have a smoker but hope to get the Char-Griller Akorn komada within the next month or two. I know it is not the best but it is all that I am able to get at this time. Hopefully with the information I can glean from the Pit, I will have a lot more success in the future
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  • holehogg
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 2488
    • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    #2
    Greetings from South Africa Sir.

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    • joeeless
      joeeless commented
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      Howzit holehogg. Now this is quite
      a coincidence. I am originally from Jo'burg and came to the USA going on 60 years ago.

    • holehogg
      holehogg commented
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      I grew up in JHB (Orange Grove in the North) and moved to PE in '88. You will soon have all things BBQ under control of you hang around here. I have learnt so much from the wonderful knowledgeable people of the Pit.
  • Loren
    Club Member
    • Apr 2019
    • 210
    • Texas!

    #3
    Welcome from Portland!

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    • DavidNorcross
      Club Member
      • Nov 2017
      • 1873
      • 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

      #4
      Welcome from Virginia!

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      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 3319

        #5
        Welcome from Maryland

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        • LA Pork Butt
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 5542
          • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

          #6
          Welcome to the Pit from Dallas! Follow this like to learn how to use the Snake Method for doing low and slow BBQ. https://youtu.be/XiGRbyg_zeI

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          • joeeless
            joeeless commented
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            Thank you for the link LA Pork Butt. It looks pretty easy and I definitely will try that method.
        • klflowers
          Club Member
          • Sep 2015
          • 3485
          • Tennessee

          #7
          Welcome from TN. I spent some time in Olympia in my youth, beautiful part of the country. Look into adding a slow n sear to that kettle, make it into a smoking machine.

          https://www.snsgrills.com/?gclid=EAI...SAAEgI85vD_BwE

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          • Texas Larry
            Club Member
            • May 2017
            • 1625
            • 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

            #8
            Welcome from south Texas!

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            • Mr. Bones
              Charter Member
              • Sep 2016
              • 9767
              • 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

              #9
              Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
              Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

              Ya can make some mighty fine BBQ on a Weber kettle, jus takes a lil practice, refinement of technique...ya got this, amigo!
              Last edited by Mr. Bones; May 15, 2020, 06:47 AM.

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

                #10
                Welcome from the mountains of NC. The Smokenator can make great BBQ, It is fickle on vent settings. I use wood chunks that last about an hour and stir the coals and add a new one when the first one doesn't smoke any more. I have found that must keep a diary of your cooks so that you can keep track of conditions and build up a data base to set up your cooks based on prior knowledge. As for setting the vents I have found that setting the top vent to 1/4 and then using the bottom vent to control temp works best. Good luck!
                '

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                • RonB
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 13170
                  • Near Richmond VA
                  • Weber Performer Deluxe
                    SNS
                    Pizza insert
                    Rotisserie
                    Smokenator 1000
                    Cookshack Smokette Elite
                    2 Thermapens
                    Chefalarm
                    Dot
                    lots of probes.
                    CyberQ

                  #11
                  Welcome to The Pit Joe. You don't need the kamado to smoke. Get a Slow N Sear and you can smoke on your Kettle. There is a small learning curve, but not hard at all. And the manufacturer has some great videos on how to use it on the site:

                  https://snsgrills.com/collections/sl...ts/slow-n-sear (currently on back order - but check out the videos anyway)

                  I had a Smokenator and the SnS is much easier to use.
                  Last edited by RonB; May 15, 2020, 07:41 AM.

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                  • HouseHomey
                    Club Member
                    • May 2016
                    • 5444
                    • 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. Listen to holehogg He is a superstar!

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                    • ofelles
                      Club Member
                      • Jun 2018
                      • 2299
                      • 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

                      #13
                      Welcome from the California Delta.

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                      • MBMorgan
                        Club Member
                        • Sep 2015
                        • 6375
                        • 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

                        #14
                        Welcome from Colorado ...

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                        • Skip
                          Founding Member
                          • Jul 2014
                          • 3543
                          • 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

                          #15
                          Welcome from Minnesota. Enjoy The Pit.

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                          • joeeless
                            joeeless commented
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                            Thank you all for the welcomes and suggestions. After reading about the snake method and Slow N Sear, I decided to 'splurge' and ordered the SNS and am now anxiously waiting for it to arrive. Until it does, I am going to try to use the snake method . I have been spending the last few days just reading suggestions, recommendations and recipes and I think I have already learned more about smoking in these few days than I have ever learned before.

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