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  • Sloehand
    Former Member
    • May 2020
    • 1

    Look'n for BBQ love in all the right places... I hope.

    Ciao Presentandomi (Hello, introducing myself) I am hoping to gain real pitmaster level knowledge someday, and this is a first step on what I suspect will be a long, long journey for me.
    First off, my means are extremely modest so I will have to be careful in my purchases of BBQ equipment, etc. I do plan to put most of my finances in the subject matter of the day -- meat!
    At the moment (and probably forever) I have a CharGriller 3-burner unit, several years old. Last year the last of the burners pretty much failed. Replacement costs to repair were more than the cost to buy a new one. As I had always been a bit unhappy with the quality and performance of the burners over time, I didn't want to buy the same parts again. In addition, I actually prefer charcoal grilling over gas. Gas was just quicker to get a fire up so I went that route when I had to replace my old Weber kettle.
    My solution now has been to go back to charcoal. I have been told (and it appears true to me) that the CG gas grills where converted from original charcoal grill models, which as far as the metalwork is concerned, were significantly sturdier and better at heat retention than many standard gas grills on the market. Therefore, I decided to retrofit my gas grill back to a charcoal grill. However, as I am currently disabled and in a wheelchair with limited mobility, it had to be a simple and easy process. I simply removed the gas tank and much of the flexible gas tubing. I then laid a metal screen on top and across the 3 burner tube shields. On top of that I placed a steel coated aluminum bakeware pan (with 2" high sides) to hold the charcoal. The grill grates fit as before with 1-2" of space over the top edge of the pan. The perfect height for hot coals. Took awhile to find the correct size screen and pan - neither too big or too small, to fit the space available.
    Forgot to mention, another reason to revise my old gas grill - it has an attached smoker box, which sadly I never had the opportunity (and yes, sadly, the courage) to use. But with my self-refurbished grill now ready to go, I hope to put the whole thing to good use this summer! I mean, giving everything happening right now, what else have I got to do to pass the time.
    More than you ever wanted to know (TMI), but that is why I joined up here. My goal is to finally, really dive into good BBQ. It's long overdue, especially as I have some really expert BBQ friends and neighbors (we're talking 4 wheel, trailer pit rigs here), and I must start holding my own. Though I now live in the high desert country of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia, Yakima, and Snake rivers (can you spell F I S H I N G), my family after all is originally from Texas, the home of really BIG BBQ. I must represent!!!
    Hope to meet and learn from some of you in the future. Stay home (backyard BBQ pit, preferably) and stay safe!
  • Texas Larry
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 1609
    • 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

    #2
    Welcome from south Texas! Glad you’re here!

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    • ofelles
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 2272
      • 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

      #3
      Welcome from the California Delta.

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      • LA Pork Butt
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 5528
        • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

        #4
        Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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        • drobinson003
          Club Member
          • Jul 2019
          • 92

          #5
          Welcome to the PIT. Can you float down the Snake River to Snake River Farms and pick up some beef?

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          • Steve R.
            Club Member
            • Jul 2016
            • 2424
            • Elizabethtown, KY
            • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

            #6
            Welcome to the Pit! You have definitely found the right place.

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            • RonB
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 13131
              • 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. If you have craig's list or something similar, look for a standard 22.5" Weber Kettle. They appear on my local CL occasionally for as little as $20. With that, you can grill and smoke.

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              • FireMan
                Charter Member
                • Jul 2015
                • 7841
                • Bottom of Winnebago

                #8
                How bout learnin right now! Then givin yer big pit buddies a look n’ see what I ‘m cookin up. Right place, right time. You definitely have the makings what with all ya did to yer spent gasser, cool! Keep plugging, ya got it in ya. Welcome, eat good and have fun!

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                • Donw
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2017
                  • 3303

                  #9
                  Welcome from Maryland

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                  • MBMorgan
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2015
                    • 6365
                    • 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

                    #10
                    Welcome from Colorado ...

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                    • Mr. Bones
                      Charter Member
                      • Sep 2016
                      • 9746
                      • 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

                      #11
                      Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
                      Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

                      I usedta use a burnt out Sunbeam Grillmaster 430, with a summat perforated sheet metal piece in th belly to smoke some great foods, it most certainly can be done.

                      It had a ~3/16"-1/4" cast aluminium body that retained heat extremely well, an was quite Fun to do a cook on!

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                      • HouseHomey
                        Club Member
                        • May 2016
                        • 5431
                        • 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.

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                        • mcook2201
                          Club Member
                          • Aug 2019
                          • 216
                          • Mooresville, North Carolina

                          #13
                          Greetings and welcome from North Carolina

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                          • holehogg
                            Club Member
                            • Nov 2017
                            • 2481
                            • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

                            #14
                            Greetings from South Africa

                            Comment

                            • DavidNorcross
                              Club Member
                              • Nov 2017
                              • 1838
                              • 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

                              #15
                              Welcome from Virginia!

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