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  • stokester
    Club Member
    • Aug 2018
    • 10
    • Yorktown, VA

    Greetings from Yorktown VA

    I thought that after a number of years on the free part of the site and a few months as a member I should introduce myself.

    This site and Meathead's book brought my then-limited smoking and grilling skills to a new level. I had purchased a BGE from a friend who did not find that it met his needs. I used it for pulled pork, vertical chicken and searing steaks for a number of years with good success but after an introduction to this site, learning the science behind the cook, my food has improved significantly.

    I now use a SnS on my Weber using a Maverick thermometer and Thermapen with great success.

    Thanks to all who post their techniques and recipes.

    Nick
  • Mr. Bones
    Birthday Hat Master
    • Sep 2016
    • 9418
    • 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

    #2
    Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
    Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

    Comment

    • tiewunon
      Club Member
      • May 2020
      • 313
      • Virginia Beach, Va

      #3
      Welcome aboard neighbor.

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      • Whiskeyman53
        Club Member
        • May 2020
        • 148
        • Massachusetts

        #4
        Welcome from Massachusetts. Since joining the club I now smoke/grill with a more science of the meat and grill approach. Combine Meathead and his crews wisdom with the clubs experience, knowledge and recipes and you have the perfect combination for fantastic meals.

        Comment

        • Texas Larry
          Club Member
          • May 2017
          • 1482
          • 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

          #5
          Howdy from south Texas!

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          • Donw
            Club Member
            • Jul 2017
            • 3120

            #6
            Welcome from Maryland

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            • RonB
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 12825
              • Near Richmond VA
              • Weber Performer Deluxe
                SNS
                Pizza insert
                Rotisserie
                Smokenator 1000
                Cookshack Smokette Elite
                2 Thermapens
                Chefalarm
                Dot
                lots of probes.
                CyberQ

              #7
              Welcome to the posting side of The Pit Nick.

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              • bbqLuv
                Club Member
                • Jan 2020
                • 616
                • Milwaukie, OR

                #8
                Hi back at you from the West Coast, Oregon.

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                • ofelles
                  Club Member
                  • Jun 2018
                  • 2077
                  • 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 from the California Delta.

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                  • MBMorgan
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2015
                    • 6239
                    • 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, Nick ...

                    Comment

                    • holehogg
                      Club Member
                      • Nov 2017
                      • 2398
                      • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

                      #11
                      Greetings from South Africa

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                      • LA Pork Butt
                        Charter Member
                        • Dec 2014
                        • 5415
                        • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                        #12
                        Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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                        • DavidNorcross
                          Club Member
                          • Nov 2017
                          • 1605
                          • Virginia
                          • Rec Tec RT-680
                            Coleman RoadTrip LXX
                            Javelin Pro Duo
                            More Cast Iron than I care to admit

                          #13
                          Welcome from Lynchburg VA

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                          • Soonerpop
                            Club Member
                            • Jan 2020
                            • 205
                            • Plano, Texas
                            • Cookshack Smokette 008 (2005)
                              Weber 18.5” Kettle
                              Weber 22.5” Performer (drop-down shelf)
                              SNS Elevated Grate
                              Pit Barrel Junior (PBJ)
                              Freedom Grill (for tailgating, but don’t do much anymore)
                              Sizzle-Q Stainless Griddle
                              Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

                              Thermapen (Red, of course)
                              Smoke Alarm (Likewise)

                              Kingsford Professional
                              Weber Briquettes (longer cooks)

                              Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
                              Coors Banquet (why bother with light beer?)

                            #14
                            Welcome from north Texas. Enjoy.

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                            • Skip
                              Founding Member
                              • Jul 2014
                              • 3372
                              • 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

                              #15
                              Welcome from Minnesota. Have you done pizza on your BGE?

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                              • stokester
                                stokester commented
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                                Never tried pizza. I had the small size BGE and now prefer the Weber with Slow 'N' Sear for cooking.

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