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  • vibemore
    Club Member
    • Jun 2020
    • 25

    Hello from Orcas Island

    Hi. I live on Orcas Island in the upper left corner of WA state. I've been smoking meat off and on for almost 20 years. This extended quarantine has got me smoking more. I started smoking with an offset firebox but was gifted a pellet smoker two years ago for Father's Day. It was a great gift and I've used it a lot, but I've also found it to be a bit inconsistent. I'm trying to figure out what to do next. I'll probably post that question elsewhere. Thanks and nice to meet y'all.
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 2014
    • 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

    #2
    Welcome from the California Delta. I have spent a little time on your island a few years ago. What a delightful place for sure.
    Many of us have pellet cookers so a ask away.

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    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 12710
      • Near Richmond VA
      • Weber Performer Deluxe
        SNS
        Pizza insert
        Rotisserie
        Smokenator 1000
        Cookshack Smokette Elite
        2 Thermapens
        Chefalarm
        Dot
        lots of probes.
        CyberQ

      #3
      Welcome to The Pit.

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      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 3043

        #4
        Welcome from Maryland

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        • JoeSousa
          Club Member
          • Sep 2016
          • 879
          • Spokane, WA

          #5
          I love Orcas Island and the rest of the San Juans. One of the most beautiful places in the country. Welcome from Spokane, WA!

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          • FireMan
            Charter Member
            • Jul 2015
            • 7678
            • Bottom of Winnebago

            #6
            Welcome. I know nothing of yer island, but ir sounds like it would be wonderful, bein where it is. Eat good & have fun!

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            • HawkerXP
              HawkerXP commented
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              Well, yeah. The water is a little cold and then there are those Orcas.
              Last edited by HawkerXP; June 22, 2020, 06:08 PM.
          • LA Pork Butt
            Charter Member
            • Dec 2014
            • 5365
            • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

            #7
            Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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            • hoovarmin
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 1061
              • Neptune Beach, FL
              • Weber Performer 22
                SNS
                Joule
                Thermoworks Smoke
                Thermoworks Thermapen
                Kingsford Blue Bag

              #8
              Wow, vibemore you live in a beautiful place. Do you know John and Julie Gottman? Welcome from NE Florida!

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              • vibemore
                vibemore commented
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                Yes, we have met a couple of times before. Thanks for saying Hi!
            • MBMorgan
              Club Member
              • Sep 2015
              • 6192
              • 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

              #9
              Welcome from Colorado. What pellet smoker are you using?

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              • vibemore
                vibemore commented
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                It's a Louisiana Grills pellet smoker (Costco). Got it as a gift for Father's Day 2 years back.
            • HawkerXP
              Club Member
              • Jul 2016
              • 5506
              • Virginia
              • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                Thermopops
                Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
                Slo n Sear
                Cold beer

              #10
              Welcome to the Pit!

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              • Mr. Bones
                Birthday Hat Master
                • Sep 2016
                • 9295
                • 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!

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                • Richard Chrz
                  Club Member
                  • Mar 2019
                  • 915
                  • La Crosse, Wi

                  #12
                  Welcome to the Pit from Lacrosse Wisconsin. Look forward to seeing your cooks.

                  Comment

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

                      RecTec RT700, Weber Genesis 2

                    #13
                    Welcome from South Carolina

                    Comment

                    • swartzster
                      Charter Member
                      • Aug 2014
                      • 132
                      • Marysville Washington

                      #14
                      Welcome from Marysville.

                      Comment

                      • vibemore
                        Club Member
                        • Jun 2020
                        • 25

                        #15
                        Well, I spent just ONE afternoon on this site and now I have ordered a PBC. Oh my! I'm kind of a jump in head first kind of guy.

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                        • HawkerXP
                          HawkerXP commented
                          Editing a comment
                          Pbc, pbc, pbc!

                        • Rfhd69
                          Rfhd69 commented
                          Editing a comment
                          You’re gonna love it! Welcome!

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