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  • Towering Inferno
    Club Member
    • Jun 2020
    • 38
    • Salem, Oregon

    Hello From Salem, OR

    I just joined this morning. I have been barbecuing for quite a few years now. What started has a hobby has grown into a very serious hobby. I entered a barbecue contest about four years ago with my new wife on a dare from a coworker.Unbeknownst to us we were lucky enough to win the grand champion position and came home with the Traeger. This has lead to a lot more types of cooking on more types of grills and smokers. We entered a few more contests and did well. Now my wife and I cook for ourselves and close friends. I aways visit this site before cooks for refreshing and new ideas and techniques. We have two smokers, one combination smoker / grill and a kamodo style grill along with a gas grill. We are done for awhile lol. Tomorrow a 13lb brisket will be attempted for Father's Day. I look forward to all the cool stuff and stories.
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  • Loren
    Club Member
    • Apr 2019
    • 169
    • Portland, Oregon

    #2
    Welcome from up North of you

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    • ofelles
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 2005
      • 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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    • HawkerXP
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 5486
      • Virginia
      • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
        Thermopops
        Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
        Slo n Sear
        Cold beer

      #4
      Welcome to the Pit!

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      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 3031

        #5
        Welcome from Maryland. Good looking food there.

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        • Texas Larry
          Club Member
          • May 2017
          • 1419
          • 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

          #6
          Welcome from south Texas!

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          • RichieB
            Club Member
            • Apr 2018
            • 1392
            • Western Mass

            #7
            Welcome from Western Massachusetts.

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            • RonB
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 12695
              • Near Richmond VA
              • Weber Performer Deluxe
                SNS
                Pizza insert
                Rotisserie
                Smokenator 1000
                Cookshack Smokette Elite
                2 Thermapens
                Chefalarm
                Dot
                lots of probes.
                CyberQ

              #8
              Welcome to The Pit.

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              • Skip
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 3294
                • 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

                #9
                Welcome from Minnesota. Nice picture BTW. Enjoy The Pit.

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                • LA Pork Butt
                  Charter Member
                  • Dec 2014
                  • 5349
                  • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                  #10
                  Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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                  • Mr. Bones
                    Birthday Hat Master
                    • Sep 2016
                    • 9273
                    • Kansas Territory
                    • Grills / Smokers
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                      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:
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                      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:
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                      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!

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                    • Ricardo
                      Club Member
                      • Jan 2017
                      • 185
                      • Palm City, FL

                      #12
                      Welcome and greetings from South Florida.

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                      • Towering Inferno
                        Club Member
                        • Jun 2020
                        • 38
                        • Salem, Oregon

                        #13
                        Thank you for the warm welcomes!

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                        • BFlynn
                          Charter Member
                          • Oct 2014
                          • 839
                          • Third Coast

                          #14
                          Howdy from Houston

                          Looking forward to seeing your cooks!

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                          • MBMorgan
                            Club Member
                            • Sep 2015
                            • 6191
                            • 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

                              > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
                              > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
                              > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

                            #15
                            Welcome from Colorado ...

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