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  • NinerfanWI
    Charter Member
    • May 2015
    • 7
    • Two Rivers, WI

    Greeting from Wisconsin!

    I've been a member for 5 years, and realized I never introduced myself. Just replaced a GMG pellet grill with a Vision Grills kamado, and I'm loving it so far. I'm born and raised in WI, and I'm a rare breed here...I am NOT a Packer fan! Hated the color green when I was a kid, so i became a 49er fan instead, and I still am. This site has been a great resource for recipes, advice and more since I joined. Looking forward to many years of smoking(food), drinking beer, and getting to know people here. We enjoy driving my Mini Cooper all over the country, and visiting local restaurants wherever we go!
  • RichieB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2018
    • 1453
    • Western Mass

    #2
    Welcome from Western Massachusetts.

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    • ofelles
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 2076
      • 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 belated. From the California Delta.
      Was at a Historics race at Laguna Seca a few years back and the Copper was the Marque car. Lot of originals and many more or the new ones. The new ones are like limos compared the the orginals.

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      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 3120

        #4
        Welcome to the active side.

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        • MBMorgan
          Club Member
          • Sep 2015
          • 6238
          • 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

          #5
          Greetings from Colorado ...

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          • LA Pork Butt
            Charter Member
            • Dec 2014
            • 5415
            • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

            #6
            Rather than welcome to the Pit, I’ll just say I hope you are having fun in the Pit!

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            • Texas Larry
              Club Member
              • May 2017
              • 1482
              • 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

              #7
              Well, howdy! From south Texas!

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              • holehogg
                Club Member
                • Nov 2017
                • 2398
                • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

                #8
                Hello from South Africa.

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                • FireMan
                  Charter Member
                  • Jul 2015
                  • 7696
                  • Bottom of Winnebago

                  #9
                  Well, now that you are over yer extended nap in the woods, howdy! Thought just came across ya eh? Talk about low & slow. Welcome, eat good & have fun!

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                  • mountainsmoker
                    Banned Former Member
                    • Jun 2019
                    • 1850
                    • Bryson City, NC

                    #10
                    Welcome from the mountains of NC. That Mini would love our curvy roads here.

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                    • NinerfanWI
                      NinerfanWI commented
                      Editing a comment
                      I brought it to the Tail of the Dragon last year in May. Had a blast on the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, and a lot of other great roads around there. Hoping to be back in that area for a Mini event next July.

                    • mountainsmoker
                      mountainsmoker commented
                      Editing a comment
                      That is great. I live just off 28 along Fontana that you take to get to the Dragon.
                      Last edited by mountainsmoker; June 19, 2020, 01:15 PM.
                  • RonB
                    Club Member
                    • Apr 2016
                    • 12822
                    • 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 active side of The Pit.

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                    • Bill M
                      Club Member
                      • Jun 2016
                      • 27
                      • Wisconsin
                      • Meadow Creek SQ36
                        Webber Ranch Kettle
                        Texas style Off-Set smoker
                        Maverick Redi-Chek wireless
                        TruTemp w/Meat Probe
                        Weber w/ dual Meat Probe
                        Weber Insta-Check Thermometer
                        LARGE Slow and Sear for the Ranch Kettle
                        Major in Brisket / Pork Ribs / Steaks
                        Minor in Chicken
                        PHD in Bratwurst (hey it's Wisconsin)

                        FAVORITE BEVERAGES
                        --------------------------
                        Miller Products
                        Jack
                        Crown Royal
                        Spotted Cow
                        Shiner Bock

                      #12
                      Welcome from Wisconsin!

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                      • Blues1
                        Club Member
                        • Mar 2020
                        • 331
                        • SC
                        • Steve

                          RecTec RT700, Weber Genesis 2

                        #13
                        Welcome from South Carolina!

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                        • Mr. Bones
                          Birthday Hat Master
                          • Sep 2016
                          • 9417
                          • 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

                          #14
                          Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
                          Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

                          So glad to hear from ya!

                          Please feel free to join th conversations...
                          Last edited by Mr. Bones; June 15, 2020, 06:17 PM.

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                          • Skip
                            Founding Member
                            • Jul 2014
                            • 3372
                            • 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 neighbor.

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