Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 3 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 2 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse

2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled - Rescheduled for March 2022

We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for March 18-20, 2022. More details and re-booking info coming soon! For now click here for more info.
See more
See less

Hello from Michigan,

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts
  • Powersmoke_80
    Founding Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 885
    • Bay City, Michigan
    • Vintage Brinkmann Longhorn Offset Stick burner (newest addition)
      Weber 22 w/SnS
      Brinkmann Pellet Grill W/ Ortech TR-100
      Vermont Castings, gas
      Masterbuilt smoker, gas
      Future build, 80 gallon tank hybrid, pellet/stick burner
      iGrill black, dual probe thermometer
      Thermapen instant read
      Polder,Speed Read instant thermometer
      Favorite Beer, Yeungling Black&Tan

    Hello from Michigan,

    Long time home cook with a recent smoke addiction. Started smoking pulled pork a few years ago on a masterbuilt gas smoker for my sons birthday parties instead of the standard hamburgers and hot dogs and received rave reviews. So in looking for something a step up to smoke on i came across a Brinkmann pellet grill in the clearance section of the local Tractor supply company and have been hooked since. In coming across your site in being a sponge for knowledge on the topic, I think I'm in heaven. Your site has been very inspirational and informative to my love for good BBQ, Thanks for the awesome job you guys do!
  • Huskee
    Administrator
    • May 2014
    • 15384
    • central MI, USA
    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

      Smokers / Grills
      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
      • PBC
      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
      • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

      Thermometers
      • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
      • (1) Smoke X4 by ThermoWorks
      • Thermapen MkII, orange
      • ThermoPop, yellow
      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

      Accessories
      • Instant Pot 6qt
      • Anova Bluetooth SV
      • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
      • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
      • BBQ Dragon
      • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
      • Weber grill topper
      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

      Beverages
      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

      About me
      Real name: Aaron
      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

      Occupation:
      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

    #2
    Welcome to The Pit fellow Michiganite! Thanks for the nice words about the site, we're as in love as you are!

    Bay City eh? You're about an hour east of me. I live in Farwell, if you don't know where that is it's about 5 min straight west of Clare. You work at Euclid?

    When you get a minute, please check out Pit Boss' Welcome & Announcements channel if you haven't done so already. You did a great job on your sig, thanks! Enjoy!
    Last edited by Huskee; August 10, 2014, 10:01 AM.

    Comment


    • Powersmoke_80
      Powersmoke_80 commented
      Editing a comment
      Aaron, thanks for the welcome!

      I am familiar with Farwell, I deer hunted in Tustin quite a few years ago.

      No i do not work for Euclid although i did work for a small shop that manufactured turbine engine tooling for GE aviation just off Euclid. Now I work for SWS- Trimac in Saginaw that does specialty Electron Beam welding, Laser Welding and machining for medical devices.

      I see you are in the medical field, are you familiar with Zimmer?

    • Powersmoke_80
      Powersmoke_80 commented
      Editing a comment
      Aaron being from Michigan, do you know if Cherry pits can be used in the pellet smokers?
      I have tried to find information on this with not much luck. I have seen a catering company in Grand Rapids called the Pit Stop that uses them to add smoke to their wood fire grill.

    • Huskee
      Huskee commented
      Editing a comment
      Sorry I was ATK, I was IBA (in bed asleep) I work nights.
      Not familiar w/ Zimmer, is s/he a Dr? I work at Clare hospital, or more properly "Mid Michigan Health, Clare- a University of Michigan Health System".

      Re cherry pits, I've heard of it but I know nothing of it really. I never have cherries myself to have given it a shot. I wonder what type of smoke they'd give off. I'll have to dig into that one. Cherry wood I've used and love, but that's different.

      I regularly go up to TC (Traverse City) to the wineries. One in particular is my wife & I's favorite getaway spot, the Chateau Chantal up on the Mission Peninsula. I keep meaning to ask about getting some grapevine trimmings to take home, but I never remember to until halfway home. I'd like to try them.
  • Jmoscrip
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 52
    • Port Huron, MI
    • Smoker: El cheapo Brinkman(not ideal but it was free)
      Thermometer: Maverick ET-733
      Fuel: Kingsford blue bag
      Favorite Beer: World Wide Stout(Dogfishhead brewery)

    #3
    Welcome Powersmoke,

    Always glad to see another Michigan member. I'm from Port Huron myself.

    Joel

    Comment


    • Powersmoke_80
      Powersmoke_80 commented
      Editing a comment
      Thanks Joel
  • Powersmoke_80
    Founding Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 885
    • Bay City, Michigan
    • Vintage Brinkmann Longhorn Offset Stick burner (newest addition)
      Weber 22 w/SnS
      Brinkmann Pellet Grill W/ Ortech TR-100
      Vermont Castings, gas
      Masterbuilt smoker, gas
      Future build, 80 gallon tank hybrid, pellet/stick burner
      iGrill black, dual probe thermometer
      Thermapen instant read
      Polder,Speed Read instant thermometer
      Favorite Beer, Yeungling Black&Tan

    #4
    Thanks for the response, as for Zimmer they are a medical device company we do work for.

    Re cherry pits, I have read they were poisonous if eaten as they contain cyanogenic glycosides, and was not sure if the smoke would be poisonous. But according to the Pit Stop catering website they use them and say the cherry pits give a sweet smoke thats not bitter.
    I know they sell washed and dried pits in bulk for heating fuel in pellet stoves. I emailed the lady in Kewadin MI to inquire if they could be used for cooking and if there were any chemicals used for washing and she just replied that she did not know and they do not use chemicals. So I think I may make a trip to get some and mix them with my wood pellets.


    Comment

    • Huskee
      Administrator
      • May 2014
      • 15384
      • central MI, USA
      • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

        Smokers / Grills
        • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
        • PBC
        • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
        • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
        • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
        • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
        • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
        • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
        • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
        • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
        • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

        Thermometers
        • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
        • (7) Maverick ET-732s
        • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
        • (1) Smoke X4 by ThermoWorks
        • Thermapen MkII, orange
        • ThermoPop, yellow
        • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
        • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
        • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
        • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

        Accessories
        • Instant Pot 6qt
        • Anova Bluetooth SV
        • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
        • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
        • BBQ Dragon
        • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
        • Weber grill topper
        • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
        • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
        • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

        Beverages
        • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
        • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
        • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
        • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
        • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
        • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
        • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

        About me
        Real name: Aaron
        Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

        Occupation:
        • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

      #5
      Cool, let me know what you think if you try it. If they work good and have a decent flavor they're probably quite a cheap resource to use sicne they sell them for heating fuel.

      Comment

      • Jon Solberg
        Former Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 4729

        #6
        Hey Powersmoke. Welcome! I'm sitting at Whites Beach right now. (split my time between here and Fenton) Glad to see another Michigan member. You, Joel, Huskee, Me, am I missing anyone? AWESOME!

        Comment


        • Powersmoke_80
          Powersmoke_80 commented
          Editing a comment
          Thanks for the welcome, had some friends back in the mid-80s that had a cabin on whites beach about four cabins north of the bar.
      • David Parrish
        Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
        • May 2014
        • 4903
        • Charlotte, NC

        #7
        Welcome Powersmoke! What kind of fish is that and where did you catch it?

        Comment

        • Powersmoke_80
          Founding Member
          • Aug 2014
          • 885
          • Bay City, Michigan
          • Vintage Brinkmann Longhorn Offset Stick burner (newest addition)
            Weber 22 w/SnS
            Brinkmann Pellet Grill W/ Ortech TR-100
            Vermont Castings, gas
            Masterbuilt smoker, gas
            Future build, 80 gallon tank hybrid, pellet/stick burner
            iGrill black, dual probe thermometer
            Thermapen instant read
            Polder,Speed Read instant thermometer
            Favorite Beer, Yeungling Black&Tan

          #8
          Thanks, it's a Steelhead caught on Lake Michigan out of Ludington harbor .

          Comment

          • Beefchop
            Charter Member
            • Oct 2014
            • 477
            • Lafayette, LA
            • XL Big Green Egg, Shirley Fabrication 24"x42" Patio Cooker

            #9
            Michiganians welcome! I grew up in Gladwin and went to college at Grand Valley, but am living in Louisiana--much easier to keep your smoker at an even temp year round down here! I do miss the Great Lake state.

            Comment


            • Huskee
              Huskee commented
              Editing a comment
              I too grew up in Gladwin. Small world. Welcome to The Pit! What year did you gradiate GHS?

            • Beefchop
              Beefchop commented
              Editing a comment
              1994. You?

            • Huskee
              Huskee commented
              Editing a comment
              1998.

              My bro graduated in '93 you may have known him.
          • WEKing
            Former Member
            • Oct 2014
            • 10
            • Newport Beach, CA.

            #10
            I'm new here. What is a "sig"? I'm being buried under an avalanche of information!

            Comment

            • Jon Solberg
              Former Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 4729

              #11
              Originally posted by WEKing View Post
              I'm new here. What is a "sig"? I'm being buried under an avalanche of information!


              Hey WEKing

              A sig is a signature. There is a description of what goes in it in the link below (number 6 bullet point if you want to read ahead) :

              http://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/for...pdated-10-1-14


              Here's a link for the signature instructions as well:

              http://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/for...dated-10-01-14
              Last edited by Jon Solberg; October 29, 2014, 05:09 AM.

              Comment


              • WEKing
                WEKing commented
                Editing a comment
                Is a signature the same as a profile? Or, are they different?

              • WEKing
                WEKing commented
                Editing a comment
                I guess my signature is done. It's just another term for profile, right? Or am I wrong. This is the most complicated message board that I have ever seen. I'm on football message boards and they are very easy to use. Just a user name and no sig, profile etc.....

            Announcement

            Collapse

            2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled - Rescheduled for March 2022

            We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for March 18-20, 2022. More details and re-booking info coming soon! For now click here for more info.
            See more
            See less
            Working...
            X
            false
            0
            Guest
            500
            ["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
            false
            false
            {"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}