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  • Proudpapa007
    Club Member
    • Jun 2020
    • 5
    • Leesburg, FL

    Joining from Leesburg, FL

    Greetings and salutations. I am Rob Thatcher - a husband of 1 (27 years), father of 2 (boy and girl), oldest of 3 (all boys), and according to the member list - the 4th Pitmaster Club member in Leesburg FL (NW of Orlando).

    I feel like I am in my 20th season of my 1st year of grilling - grilled rarely, charred much for many years, but have been recently "upping my game." I was gifted Meathead's book recently and had some time (furloughed since early April - returning to FT work in mid-July) to direct to my BBQ game.

    I have a Weber Performer (love it) and after reading about how to grill low and slow, I downloaded a ribs recipe and determined to get it right. The meal was a knockout!
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    I went on to order some thermometers and other tools (suggested by Meathead in his book) that I felt I needed to really make my grill work for me and my family and have been digging into the tools here at AmazingRibs.

    I am excited to learn more and to share in the community. Thank you to those that have been here a piece - y'all's longevity, kindness, and care make such a place possible.

    Tonight - I am grilling sausages (recipe) and asparagus (recipe) and drinking my favorite gin cocktail (recipe).

    Happy grilling and smoking.
    Rob
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 2003
    • 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.

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

        RecTec RT700, Weber Genesis 2

      #3
      Welcome from South Carolina

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      • tiewunon
        Club Member
        • May 2020
        • 259
        • Virginia Beach, Va

        #4
        Welcome from Virginia.

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        • HawkerXP
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 5485
          • Virginia
          • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
            Thermopops
            Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
            Slo n Sear
            Cold beer

          #5
          Welcome to the Pit! We've have a few folks in Leesburg VA also! Unless they change the name.

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          • holehogg
            Club Member
            • Nov 2017
            • 2333
            • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

            #6
            Greetings from South Africa

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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

              #7
              Welcome from Colorado, Rob ...

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              • Donw
                Club Member
                • Jul 2017
                • 3030

                #8
                Welcome from Maryland

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                • LA Pork Butt
                  Charter Member
                  • Dec 2014
                  • 5347
                  • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                  #9
                  Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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

                    #10
                    Welcome and greetings from the Treasure Coast.

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                    • Texas Larry
                      Club Member
                      • May 2017
                      • 1417
                      • 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

                      #11
                      Welcome from south Texas!

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                      • RonB
                        Club Member
                        • Apr 2016
                        • 12689
                        • Near Richmond VA
                        • Weber Performer Deluxe
                          SNS
                          Pizza insert
                          Rotisserie
                          Smokenator 1000
                          Cookshack Smokette Elite
                          2 Thermapens
                          Chefalarm
                          Dot
                          lots of probes.
                          CyberQ

                        #12
                        Welcome to The Pit Rob.

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                        • Proudpapa007
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                          Richmond VA - a favorite airport to fly into and city to eat and drink in. Business travel has brought me into Richmond multiple times over the past few years - looking forward to return to The Roosevelt (hopefully) soon.
                      • johnec00
                        Charter Member
                        • Aug 2014
                        • 573
                        • Orlando, Florida
                        • Equipment:
                          '88 Vintage Fire Magic gasser with over 3000 cooks to its credit
                          18 Inch Weber Kettle (Rescued from neighbor's trash)
                          Rotisserie for 18 inch kettle
                          Master Forge propane smoker
                          Pit Barrel Cooker
                          Smokey Joe with mini WSM mod
                          Garcima paella burner
                          Anova Sous Vide
                          Slaiya Sous Vide (gift)
                          2X Thermoworks cooking thermometer
                          DIY 4 channel bluetooth thermometer
                          LEM grinder, sausage stuffer and meat slicer (all gifts)

                          Favorite Beer:
                          Key West Wheat

                        #13
                        Welcome from Orlando. Grew up in Clermont ~ (50 years ago)

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