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  • AdequateEatin
    Club Member
    • Mar 2020
    • 4

    Decided To Stop Lurking

    Hey Everyone!

    I have been a member since March and decided to stop lurking and finally say hello, and there is no better place to start then in the Introduce Yourself section. I have been BBQ (improperly) since my early teens, and now in my late 20s I have decided to start to learn to do it proper. So far this forum has been a huge help.

    I have an old hand me down Weber 22" I have dubbed Ol' Reliable, and I decided to go big and picked up a Lone Star Grillz20" x 36" Offset smoker as my first stick burner back in March. I spent everyday from when I bought it till when it arrived at the tail end of July lurking on the forums and picking up all the tips and tricks I could, as well as reading Meatheads book. I spent a week on it seasoning it and doing dry runs to get a feel of the temp management, then got one cook in (pictured below) before I had to leave town for work for a month. Now I am back home and ready to try some new recipes and styles. Any recommendations?

    Anyways thank you guys for all your interesting conversations and tips and tricks. And finally, hello from Norther California, where we might not be the best at smoking foods, but we sure are the best at smoking our whole state.

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  • Donw
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 3058

    #2
    Welcome from Maryland. Great smoker you have there. Might you be located in the “Great State of Jefferson?” We seem to have some great members from around there.

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    • AdequateEatin
      AdequateEatin commented
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      Unfortunately not. I am just a stones throw away from making it into the Great State of Jefferson, but still technically in Sacramento County.
  • Texas Larry
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 1441
    • 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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    • ofelles
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 2027
      • 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

      #4
      Welcome from the Delta. And we are the best, just ask us.

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      • Skip
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 3318
        • 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

        #5
        Welcome from Minnesota. CaptainMike where are you ????

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        • coot
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          Lake City mn
      • Steve R.
        Club Member
        • Jul 2016
        • 2326
        • Elizabethtown, KY
        • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

        #6
        Welcome to the Pit! Get ready to move beyond just adequate eatin'.

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        • LA Pork Butt
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 5377
          • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

          #7
          Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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          • holehogg
            Club Member
            • Nov 2017
            • 2374
            • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

            #8
            Greetings from South Africa

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            • DavidNorcross
              Club Member
              • Nov 2017
              • 1534
              • Virginia
              • Rec Tec RT-680
                Coleman RoadTrip LXX
                Javelin Pro Duo
                More Cast Iron than I care to admit

              #9
              Welcome from Virginia!

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              • RonB
                Club Member
                • Apr 2016
                • 12730
                • Near Richmond VA
                • Weber Performer Deluxe
                  SNS
                  Pizza insert
                  Rotisserie
                  Smokenator 1000
                  Cookshack Smokette Elite
                  2 Thermapens
                  Chefalarm
                  Dot
                  lots of probes.
                  CyberQ

                #10
                Welcome to The Pit.

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                • Huskee
                  Pit Boss
                  • May 2014
                  • 15058
                  • central MI, USA
                  • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                    Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

                    Smokers / Grills
                    • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                    • PBC
                    • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                    • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                    • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
                    • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                    • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                    • 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 by ThermoWorks
                    • (1) Signals 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.

                  #11
                  Welcome to the Pitmaster Club. Happy to have you here, and great intro! You have two great cookers that can pretty much do anything you could want to do.

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                  Hope to hear & see more from you!

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                  • klflowers
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2015
                    • 3260
                    • Tennessee

                    #12
                    Welcome from TN. Great first pic!

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                    • HouseHomey
                      Club Member
                      • May 2016
                      • 5293
                      • 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.

                      #13
                      Huntington Beach welcomes you.

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                      • Mr. Bones
                        Birthday Hat Master
                        • Sep 2016
                        • 9319
                        • 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

                        #14
                        Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

                        Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

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                        • hoovarmin
                          Founding Member
                          • Jul 2014
                          • 1077
                          • Neptune Beach, FL
                          • Weber Performer 22
                            SNS
                            Joule
                            Thermoworks Smoke
                            Thermoworks Thermapen
                            Kingsford Blue Bag

                          #15
                          Welcome from NE Florida, where I am jealous as hades of your new smoker. Glad you are here.

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