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  • ssennott
    Former Member
    • Jul 2020
    • 1

    Hello from Ma

    Hi I’m from Mass just northwest of Boston. I use a Weber gas grill and a brinkman smoker. I need to upgrade the smoker as all we smoke Geese, Hams and Fish on it been doing it for years.I will be checking out this site for recomending a replacement smoker as I’ve replaced the brinkman to many times over the years I would like to have the next one be my last one.

    I dated and married my high school sweetheart been together for 46 years. I had a Kidney Transplant in 2004 she donated one of her Kidneys to me. We love to travel and have to many National Parks.

    We both love grilled food, I found this site from a cookbook that my son gave me, I tried reverse searing some strip steaks for the first time and they came out awesome, If I had not read Meatheads cookbook I would never have tried this method, I will be using this method more in the future.

    I enjoy Flyfishing,fly tying and photographe as hobbies

    Steve Sennott
  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 5629
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Thermopops
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    #2
    Welcome to the Pit!

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    • Texas Larry
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 1483
      • 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

      #3
      Welcome from south Texas!

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      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 3121

        #4
        Welcome from Maryland

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        • LA Pork Butt
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 5418
          • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

          #5
          Welcome to the Pit from Dallas! I cooked on a Brinkman for years and have been cooking on a Big Green Egg for ten years now. Cold weather doesn’t stop you cooking. While our temperature doesn’t get as low as yours I did an over night one at 17 degrees with no problem.

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          • Troutman
            Club Member
            • Aug 2017
            • 7255
            • Tejas, Where Else?

            • OUTDOOR COOKERS

              BBQ ACCESSORIES

              WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES

              SOUS VIDE

              INDOOR COOKWARE


            #6
            Mom is that you? Oh....you mean Mass....ok well welcome anyway !! Look forward to some of your cooks !!

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            • tiewunon
              Club Member
              • May 2020
              • 314
              • Virginia Beach, Va

              #7
              Welcome Steve from Va Beach. I am a transplanted New Englandler (NH) and also enjoy fly fishing.
              My sister and all her kids (all married) live in Mass.

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              • RonB
                Club Member
                • Apr 2016
                • 12831
                • 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 Steve. In order to give you better advice on a new cooker, it would help if you gave more info:
                budget
                type of fuel (wood, gas, charcoal, electric, pellets)
                type of cooker (dedicated smoker, grill, combo)
                how many people you want to be able to cook for
                do you like tending it or do you want to set and (almost) forget

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                • ofelles
                  Club Member
                  • Jun 2018
                  • 2079
                  • 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

                  #9
                  Welcome to the Pit from the California Delta. Getting a new smoker will be exciting. Like mentioned above define your needs/wants.

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                  • MBMorgan
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2015
                    • 6241
                    • 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

                    #10
                    Welcome from Colorado ...

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                    • HouseHomey
                      Club Member
                      • May 2016
                      • 5309
                      • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
                      • Equipment
                        Primo Oval xl

                        Slow n Sear (two)
                        Drip n Griddle
                        22" Weber Kettle
                        26" Weber Kettle one touch
                        Blackstone 36” Pro Series
                        Sous vide machine
                        Kitchen Aid
                        Meat grinder
                        sausage stuffer
                        5 Crock Pots
                        Akootrimonts
                        Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
                        cast iron pans,
                        Dutch ovens
                        Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, Dots, thermapop and maverick T-732, RTC-600, pro needle and various pocket instareads.
                        The help and preferences
                        1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
                        KBB
                        FOGO
                        A 9 year old princess foster child
                        Patience and old patio furniture
                        "Baby Girl" The cat

                        Erik S.

                      #11
                      Huntington Beach welcomes you.

                      New Smoker, be careful.. folks around here are real good at spending other people’s money. They won’t steer you wrong though.

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                      • klflowers
                        Club Member
                        • Sep 2015
                        • 3324
                        • Tennessee

                        #12
                        Welcome from TN. Let me be the first to reach into your wallet. I started on a Brinkman water smoker and graduated to a Weber Smokey Mountain. It is probably the closest to a Brinkman. I have been using a WSM for I around 20 years now.

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                        • ScottyC13
                          Club Member
                          • Jul 2019
                          • 530
                          • Boston Area
                          • Name: Scott, Chemical Engineer

                            Equipment:
                            Weber Genesis
                            Weber Spirit Special Addition, with Griddle and Grillgrates (just got)
                            Thermoworks Smoke (2)
                            Thermoworks Thermapen (2)
                            Thermoworks IR (1)
                            Maverick IR (1)
                            Penzey's Spice rack with loads of spices

                            Hobbies:
                            Cooking, wine, guitar, golf, beach, board games, travel, herb gardening

                            Want to get into BBQ and Smoking.

                          #13
                          Welcome!

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                          • FireMan
                            Charter Member
                            • Jul 2015
                            • 7700
                            • Bottom of Winnebago

                            #14
                            Yup, we are here to help as HouseHomey said. How much money ya got? We’ll point you in the right direction. Mebbee get you 2 or 3 new cookers, yeah. Welcome, eat good & have fun!

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                            • hoovarmin
                              Founding Member
                              • Jul 2014
                              • 1130
                              • Neptune Beach, FL
                              • Weber Performer 22
                                SNS
                                Joule
                                Thermoworks Smoke
                                Thermoworks Thermapen
                                Kingsford Blue Bag

                              #15
                              Welcome from NE Florida and what a great story you have to tell! Looking seeing you around here.

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