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  • Jemezgracie
    Club Member
    • May 2020
    • 3

    Hello from New Mexico

    I suck at grilling. But I'm getting better. Just bought the kit to convert my Weber kettle to a smoker from SnS. I also bought the Maerick thermometer. I don't have a clue what I'm doing, but I'm looking forward to learning.

    Jeff
  • Texas Larry
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 1660
    • 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! This is a great place to learn. Hope you’ve already discovered all the info on the free site.

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    • LA Pork Butt
      Charter Member
      • Dec 2014
      • 5567
      • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

      #3
      Welcome to the Pit from Dallas! Ask away when you need help. The folks in the Pit will respond.

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      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 13281
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #4
        Welcome to The Pit Jeff. Stick around and we will help bring you up to speed. What are you thinkin' about for your first smoke?

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        • RonB
          RonB commented
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          Jemezgracie - you just need to open both vents all the way. having either vent, (or both), partially closed will reduce air flow and make the Kettle run cooler. The good news is that you have learned how to do low and slow now.

        • Jemezgracie
          Jemezgracie commented
          Editing a comment
          Thanks RonB. I will try that next time. I still have much to understand. Will both vents full open cause the charcoal to burn even faster?

        • RonB
          RonB commented
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          Jemezgracie - yes, charcoal will burn faster, but the cook will somewhere around an hour, so you can close the vents when you pull the chix off and save the remaining coals.
      • Mr. Bones
        Charter Member
        • Sep 2016
        • 9831
        • 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

        #5
        Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
        Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

        Don't worry none bout askin no stupid questions; I already done asked am all up, afore ya got here...

        Nobody's gonna yike at ya, an we all are here to learn, share, an teach each other!!!!
        Last edited by Mr. Bones; May 30, 2020, 06:58 AM.

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        • MBMorgan
          Club Member
          • Sep 2015
          • 6411
          • 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, Jeff ... we were all newbies once ... and a few of us still are after 50 years or more 🙄.

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          • mcook2201
            Club Member
            • Aug 2019
            • 233
            • Mooresville, North Carolina

            #7
            Greetings and welcome from North Carolina

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            • barelfly
              Club Member
              • Dec 2017
              • 1393
              • New Mexico
              • Smokin-It 3D
                Weber Kettle with an SNS
                Masterbuilt kettle that I call the $30 wonder grill
                Bullet by Bull Grills gasser
                Anova WiFi sous vide machine
                Thermoworks Thermapen and Chef Alarm

              #8
              Wow! Two from NM in the same night providing intros! How cool! Welcome from your neighbor just a bit south. Can’t wait to get up to the east fork for some fly rod action!

              enjoy the Pit! It’s a great place with great people!

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              • ofelles
                Club Member
                • Jun 2018
                • 2403
                • 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

                #9
                Welcome from the California Delta. We all started where you are at.

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                • DesertRaider
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2019
                  • 90
                  • Dayton, NV

                  #10
                  Welcome from Nevada, and you have certainly come to the right place. This is about the best group of folks online anywhere, with tons of knowledge that are willing to share. As Mr. Bones always says, "looking forward to learnin along with, and from ya".

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                  • Mr. Bones
                    Mr. Bones commented
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                    I certainly do say zackly that, on accounta many personal experiences in life, synthesized down to "Everbody brangs sumpthin Good to Th Table", as I was raised up hearin...
                    Reference: Link
                    Last edited by Mr. Bones; May 30, 2020, 12:10 AM.

                  • Jemezgracie
                    Jemezgracie commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Wise words to be sure!
                • DavidNorcross
                  Club Member
                  • Nov 2017
                  • 1985
                  • 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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                  • Skip
                    Founding Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 3584
                    • 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

                    #12
                    Welcome from Minnesota.

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                    • Donw
                      Club Member
                      • Jul 2017
                      • 3374

                      #13
                      Welcome from Maryland

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                      • Rob Johnston
                        Club Member
                        • Apr 2018
                        • 490
                        • Pittsburgh, PA

                        #14
                        Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA!

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                        • Jemezgracie
                          Jemezgracie commented
                          Editing a comment
                          Go Steelers! Thanks, Rob.
                      • Arsenlael
                        Club Member
                        • Oct 2015
                        • 112
                        • Rio Rancho NM

                        #15
                        Hi Jeff - welcome from waaaay off in Rio Rancho!

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