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  • Matt Bykowski
    Club Member
    • Jun 2020
    • 16
    • New Berlin, WI

    Cheers from Southeast Wisconsin

    I just paid in today. I’ve been checking out the site for about the last 2.5 years, shortly after I got my smoker. My smoker is a MES 30 I received for Christmas. I also have a Weber gas grill. With my current deck setup, I’m a little reluctant to use charcoal/wood cookers so my Weber kettle is stored in my garage for now.

    I’ve been enjoying the MES and have been pleasantly surprised with most of the results. I probably smoke more pork loins than anything else, but I think the best thing I pulled out of it so far was a pork butt. It was awesome.

    I’m already loving the extra access from the paid membership and am glad I joined. Love the book also.
  • smokin fool
    Club Member
    • Apr 2019
    • 1783
    • Mississauga, Ont

    #2
    Sounds like me, used the site looking for tips for awhile then took the plunge.
    Great people here, there's always somebody to fall on when a cook goes sideways.

    Comment


    • Matt Bykowski
      Matt Bykowski commented
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      And they do go sideways.
  • Richard Chrz
    Club Member
    • Mar 2019
    • 916
    • La Crosse, Wi

    #3
    Welcome to the pit from La Crosse Wi. I look forward to seeing your cooks.

    Comment


    • Matt Bykowski
      Matt Bykowski commented
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      Thanks
  • MBMorgan
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 6196
    • 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

    #4
    Welcome from Colorado, Matt ...

    Comment

    • FireMan
      Charter Member
      • Jul 2015
      • 7686
      • Bottom of Winnebago

      #5
      Don’t be afraid of your Weber. More fires are started with gassers than charcoal. Welcome, eat good & have fun!

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      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 12729
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #6
        Welcome to The Pit Matt.

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        • Jared49
          Club Member
          • Oct 2016
          • 148
          • Appleton, WI
          • WSM-18.5"-lid hinge, door upgrade, Hunsaker Rib hanger, Arbor Fab. Charcoal assembly & minion starter
            Weber Kettle-SnS
            Maverick ET-732
            FireBoard/PitViper fan

          #7
          Welcome from Appleton, you’re gonna love this group!!

          Comment


          • Matt Bykowski
            Matt Bykowski commented
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            Yep, already do.
        • Mike99
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 24

          #8
          Welcome from central Ohio

          Comment

          • Texas Larry
            Club Member
            • May 2017
            • 1439
            • 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

            #9
            Howdy from south Texas!

            Comment

            • Donw
              Club Member
              • Jul 2017
              • 3058

              #10
              Welcome from Maryland

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              • holehogg
                Club Member
                • Nov 2017
                • 2372
                • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

                #11
                Greetings from South Africa

                Comment

                • Mr. Bones
                  Birthday Hat Master
                  • Sep 2016
                  • 9317
                  • 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:
                    *********************************************
                    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

                  #12
                  Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
                  Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

                  Comment

                  • DavidNorcross
                    Club Member
                    • Nov 2017
                    • 1531
                    • Virginia
                    • Rec Tec RT-680
                      Coleman RoadTrip LXX
                      Javelin Pro Duo
                      More Cast Iron than I care to admit

                    #13
                    Welcome from Virginia!

                    Comment

                    • Matt Bykowski
                      Club Member
                      • Jun 2020
                      • 16
                      • New Berlin, WI

                      #14
                      One random quirk I feel like mentioning, I hate onions and onion powder. I omit them from everything I cook.

                      Comment


                      • FireMan
                        FireMan commented
                        Editing a comment
                        Oh, that’s it! You should have let us know before you asked to join. Now we will have to reconsider. We’ll get back to you.
                    • hoovarmin
                      Founding Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 1071
                      • Neptune Beach, FL
                      • Weber Performer 22
                        SNS
                        Joule
                        Thermoworks Smoke
                        Thermoworks Thermapen
                        Kingsford Blue Bag

                      #15
                      Hi Matt, and welcome to The Pit from NE Florida! I hate onion powder too, but I love onions - go figure. It's time for a leap of faith. Liberate that Kettle! There's nothing going to happen that we all can't handle together

                      Comment


                      • FireMan
                        FireMan commented
                        Editing a comment
                        You too! This is a grave judicial matter. We have our work cut out for us. Oh what to do.

                      • hoovarmin
                        hoovarmin commented
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                        FireMan join the revolution

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