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  • namren
    Trial Member
    • Aug 2020
    • 11
    • Northern, IL

    New Member from Northern IL

    Hello Hardcore BBQ Friends,

    I started really getting into BBQing this past March by purchasing the Meathead book and watching countless YouTube videos. I have only done a pork butt and a brisket so far and both turned out really good and have approval from my family (of course most family members will say I did great even if they are lying) and friends. Right now I only use the Weber Kettle with the Slow N Sear. I will be getting a smoker sometime in the near future. I loved the book and this website and I knew I had to join it. I defiantly want to perfect BBQ and enjoy it for me, my family, and neighborhood friends. I look forward to learning here and taking it all in.

    I hope everyone has a great week and we be grilling this weekend!
  • tiewunon
    Club Member
    • May 2020
    • 259
    • Virginia Beach, Va

    #2
    Welcome aboard from Virginia Beach.

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    • Texas Larry
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 1419
      • 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
      Howdy from south Texas!

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      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 12694
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #4
        Welcome to The Pit.

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        • LA Pork Butt
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 5349
          • 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!

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          • Skip
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 3294
            • 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

            #6
            Welcome from Minnesota. Enjoy The Pit.

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            • HawkerXP
              Club Member
              • Jul 2016
              • 5486
              • Virginia
              • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                Thermopops
                Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
                Slo n Sear
                Cold beer

              #7
              Welcome to the Pit! You already have two great tools, the kettle and the SnS. I would also suspect you have some temperature measuring devices also. With these the world of grilling and smoking is all yours!

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              • Mr. Bones
                Mr. Bones commented
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                Yuppers!

              • namren
                namren commented
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                Yep I made sure I got some probes. Especially since my current grill (my father) doesn’t have a thermometer on the grill but, I also know that is not reliable.
            • 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

              #8
              Welcome from Colorado ...

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              • RichieB
                Club Member
                • Apr 2018
                • 1392
                • Western Mass

                #9
                Welcome from Western Massachusetts.

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                • ofelles
                  Club Member
                  • Jun 2018
                  • 2004
                  • 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

                  #10
                  Welcome from the California Delta.

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                  • Mr. Bones
                    Birthday Hat Master
                    • Sep 2016
                    • 9273
                    • 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

                    #11
                    Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

                    Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

                    They's definitely some folks up in here, what can flat-arsed run a Weber 22.5 / SnS combo, an many beyond count that would claim one as their Desert Island Cooker...:
                    Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 12, 2020, 06:35 PM.

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                    • FireMan
                      Charter Member
                      • Jul 2015
                      • 7674
                      • Bottom of Winnebago

                      #12
                      We be welcoming you with open arms, yessir. Eat good & have fun!

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                      • Oakgrovebacon
                        Club Member
                        • Apr 2016
                        • 1874
                        • South central Illinois

                        #13
                        Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois

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                        • JGo37
                          Club Member
                          • Apr 2018
                          • 1576
                          • the LOU
                          • Cookers:

                            22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
                            CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
                            Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
                            Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
                            Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'

                            Accessories:

                            Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
                            BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
                            Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
                            Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
                            Fyre Dragon Kettle 2-Zone Smokin' Sheet
                            OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
                            Smokenator
                            Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
                            SnS
                            Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

                            My Helpers:

                            Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
                            Instant Pot 6Q Duo
                            Nesco Tabletop Roaster
                            & the PIT!

                          #14
                          Welcome to the PIT from the Lou! As a Weber kettle devotee, I suggest you look into the other grate (great?!) configurations. I love the racetrack with the removable center, the CI (cast iron) racetrack insert for searing, a vortex basket for the coals, and using a CI wok in the center as well. This will lead you to getting MCS (look it up - your site newbie homework... LoL), as I have and most here do.

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                          • Donw
                            Club Member
                            • Jul 2017
                            • 3031

                            #15
                            Welcome from Maryland

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