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2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled - Rescheduled for March 2022

We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for March 18-20, 2022. More details and re-booking info coming soon! For now click here for more info.
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  • PuraLena
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 116
    • Madrid, Spain

    Back again!

    Hi all,

    I have been a member some time ago, but due to family matters, kid etc. I didn't change my creditcard data.

    Also I am now awaiting my latest toy, the CARNOTAURUS. Which should arrive later this week.

    Cannot wait to light it up!

    Ah, before I was using 'The-Q-ing-Dutchman'. But as I want to try and get the American Barbecue Way on the map here in Spain. My new name will be 'PuraLeña' which translates to Pure Firewood.

    Really love this site, as it gives us all the tools and tips on how to work and why.

    I never cooked by a recipe. Only trail and error, and finding the best combinations with the available ingredients.

    My goal will be catering assistance and events. And serving a more Spanish oriented dish. Trying to use only fresh and local ingredients if possible.

    Feel free to find, like, follow and share my facebook, instagram and other social media pages.
    It would help me a lot. As it isn't easy in these days to start up with this crisis.

    Thanks. And good to be back again!

    As I can only upload 12 pictures per post. I will comment with more. So just scroll if you like more.
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    Last edited by PuraLena; May 16, 2020, 02:49 PM.
  • FireMan
    Charter Member
    • Jul 2015
    • 8320
    • Bottom of Winnebago

    Greatest intro or re-intro in history! Your cooker looks like a battleship. Love yer food! Welcome, eat good & have fun!
    Last edited by FireMan; May 16, 2020, 01:59 PM.


    • PuraLena
      PuraLena commented
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      Thanks, looking forward to show the Spaniards that the lid on a weber isn't just a rain and rust protector.
  • LA Pork Butt
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 5695
    • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

    What a re-entry!


    • Mr. Bones
      Charter Member
      • Sep 2016
      • 10133
      • 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!!!!

        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

        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.)

        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

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

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

      Glad yer back, lookin forward to yer adventures, amigo!


      • PuraLena
        PuraLena commented
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        Thanks. I already have some nice ideas to start of with. And hope to share these with my fellow BBQ-passionates'
    • ofelles
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 2628
      • Brentwood CA
      • LSG large insulated cabinet
        Yoder YS640
        David Klose 20x42 Grill Chef Grill
        Weber Jumbo Joe
        FireBoard controller and PitBull fan
        Thermapen Mk4

      WOW nice rig and food! Welcome back


      • mountainsmoker
        Banned Former Member
        • Jun 2019
        • 1815
        • Bryson City, NC

        What a rig. Food looks good to!


        • PuraLena
          Club Member
          • Jul 2017
          • 116
          • Madrid, Spain

          If it ain't ice, I will smoke it...
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          • PuraLena
            PuraLena commented
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            Boiled them shortly,, more like shocking them in boiling water. And then knocked them with a teaspoon in circles, Then finished them with smoke. Had to get several tries, and would need to do more to get perfect yoke. It is still on my 'to-achieve' list. Until now I have taken out the yoke after cooking, some mayo, curry and salt to mix and refill the eggs. Tastewise my preference goes to cold dragon eggs.

          • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
            ItsAllGoneToTheDogs commented
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            smoke ice too, surprisingly the flavor comes out in certain beverages. Maybe serve some sangria with smoked ice

          • fzxdoc
            fzxdoc commented
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            I really like the "birds dancing around the fire" photo.

        • PuraLena
          Club Member
          • Jul 2017
          • 116
          • Madrid, Spain

          And lots more...
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          • ofelles
            ofelles commented
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            stop it I can't take anymore!! 😁😋

          • smokin fool
            smokin fool commented
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            What ofelles said....food nirvana.... yer killin me....
            THAT is impressive!!!!

          • klflowers
            klflowers commented
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            Is that a bacon stuffed pickle???
        • Huskee
          • May 2014
          • 15436
          • central MI, USA
          • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

            Smokers / Grills
            • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
            • PBC
            • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
            • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
            • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
            • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
            • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
            • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
            • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
            • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
            • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

            • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
            • (7) Maverick ET-732s
            • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
            • (1) Smoke X4 by ThermoWorks
            • Thermapen MkII, orange
            • ThermoPop, yellow
            • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
            • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
            • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
            • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

            • Instant Pot 6qt
            • Anova Bluetooth SV
            • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
            • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
            • BBQ Dragon
            • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
            • Weber grill topper
            • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
            • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
            • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

            • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
            • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
            • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
            • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
            • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
            • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
            • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

            About me
            Real name: Aaron
            Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

            • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

          Wow, what great shots! Welcome back!


          • PuraLena
            PuraLena commented
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            I like to experiment. And got fed up with people suggesting to start a restaurant. There is nothing I hate more than enjoying your work, but can't see the smiles of your guests. So I want to start as a additional service for catering businesses and events. And make sure they will have something to remember!
        • Texas Larry
          Club Member
          • May 2017
          • 1782
          • Wilson County, TX
          • Kamado Joe Big Joe 2
            Weber 22” Premium/SNS
            Weber Jumbo Joe/SNS
            Thermoworks Smoke
            Thermoworks 2K Thermocouple
            Thermoworks Dash
            Too many gadgets, accessories, and tools
            Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

          Beautiful! Welcome back.


          • PuraLena
            Club Member
            • Jul 2017
            • 116
            • Madrid, Spain

            Guess I leave the rest for another day. Time to spend time with my son. Mr. PuraLeña-junior. Proud owner of a Smokey Joe from his 3rd birthday.
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            • smokin fool
              smokin fool commented
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              Pic #3 smoked Brie on smoked stuffed baguette....to die for....
              Pic #2 smoked eggplant/peppers plus more on that ring bread that I can't remember the name of
              Dude, you got game!
          • JimLinebarger
            Club Member
            • Jun 2017
            • 920
            • Spokane Valley, Wa.
            • Grills/Smokers
              Blaze 32" 4-Burner Gas Grill w/infrared rear rotisserie burner
              Weber Jumbo Joe
              Weber 22" Master-Touch Kettle
              Pit Barrel Cooker
              Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain Series 36" Vertical Gas Smoker
              Traeger Timberline 850

              Thermoworks Smoke
              Maverick ET-733
              Thermapen Mk4, Red

              Sous Vide
              Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker, Bluetooth, 800W
              Anova Precision Cooker Insulated Container
              Lipavi C15 container and lid
              Lipavi L15 Rack

              BBQ Guru DigiQ (for PBC and 22" Weber Kettle)
              BBQ Dragon
              BBQ Dragon Grill Table for 22" Weber Kettle
              Fire Butler (for Weber 22")
              Grill Grates for Jumbo Joe and Blaze grill

              About me
              Name: Jim
              Nick name: Bear
              Location: Spokane Valley, Wa.
              Born at a very young age at Egland AFB, Ft. Walton Beach, FL.

              USAF vet, ECM (F4 & B52)/B52 Crew Chief, Computer Systems NCO, disabled
              Former Computer Tech/Admin
              Campus Manager/Lead Tech/Tech (IT) for The Kemtah Group contracted to Intel, Rio Rancho, NM.
              Short Term Missionary to the Marshall Islands with MAPS of DFM of AOG

            Well, isn't that a fine howdy do?!!!?!!! Oh, my goodness!! Wow! What a rig! That thing run on diesel?


            • PuraLena
              PuraLena commented
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              Hope to receive it this week. It is still 2673 km away.

            • PuraLena
              PuraLena commented
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              It does have an 18.5 gallon warm water tank.....
          • Ahumadora
            Club Member
            • Oct 2015
            • 2170
            • Warkworth, New Zealand

            Good to have you back and looking forward to your posts on the forum. Great looking pics, but the fish head in the first pics has a striking resemblance to my mother in law..


            • PuraLena
              PuraLena commented
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              I have also pictures of grilled snails, Wonder who they remind you of...
          • Donw
            Club Member
            • Jul 2017
            • 3546

            Welcome back. Since Wow has been stated several times above all I can do is add another wow.


            • Greygoose
              Club Member
              • May 2019
              • 742
              • South Shore,MA

              Ok ,,,ya got me
              Im speechless !!!!!!!
              welcome back




              2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled - Rescheduled for March 2022

              We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for March 18-20, 2022. More details and re-booking info coming soon! For now click here for more info.
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