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  • JackT
    Club Member
    • Sep 2020
    • 2
    • Grass Valley, California

    Hello from the smoky foothills of California

    I love smoke but wildfire smoke is no fun. Had many grills over the years, from hibachi, to kettles to gas Weber’s. Currently have the Char-griller 3001. We retired here and left our rusted and corroded gas Weber (red one) back at the old home.
    Now on five acres surrounded by lots of animal ranches. Mangalistas, Berkshires, goats and chicken farms. I can buy these animals on the hoof to avoid the usda. Haven’t done it yet but my neighbor sells his pigs and sheep this way, whole,1/4, 1/2 shares...etc.
    Anyway, found this site a couple of weeks ago and am amazed at all the good info here!
  • 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

    #2
    Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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    • theroc
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 720
      • Altadena, CA
        • Camp Chef 24" Smoke Vault
        • Buckaroo Chunk Wood Grill
        • Weber Summit Gold D Gas Grill
        • Fireboard
        • Thermapen MkIV

      #3
      Welcome to the Pit! Which smoky CA foothils? There are a lot of them right now.

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      • jgreen
        Charter Member
        • Oct 2014
        • 2720
        • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
        • Cookers:
          Broil King XL
          Broil King Smoke
          Weber Kettle 26
          Grilla Pellet smoker
          Capital 40 natural gas
          Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

          Thermometer:
          Maverick 733
          Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
          Thermo works DOT (or two)
          Fireboard (probably my favourite)
          Thermworks Smoke (or two)

          Accessories:
          SnS (original, plus and XL)
          DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
          Vortex
          Grillgrates
          and, maybe some other toys as well

        #4
        Welcome from Winnipeg.

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        • JackT
          Club Member
          • Sep 2020
          • 2
          • Grass Valley, California

          #5
          Hi Theroc, we live near Grass Valley, about 60 miles from Sacramento at 2500’ elevation.

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          • ecowper
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 3271
            • Maple Valley, WA
            • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
              Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

              Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
              Thermometer = Maverick ET732
              Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
              Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
              Thermapen Classic = Grey
              PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

              Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
              Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
              Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
              Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

              Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


              Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

            #6
            Welcome aboard! I grew up in Rocklin and Loomis area back when they were very small farm/ranch communities. I still have plenty of family all through the area, including a cousin who was burnt out in the Paradise fire. Stay safe in this nasty fire season.

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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

              #7
              Welcome from south of you on the Delta. Yes very smoky and hot here 108F on the way to 111F.

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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

                #8
                Welcome to The Pit Jack.

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                • CaptainMike
                  Club Member
                  • Nov 2015
                  • 2496
                  • The Great State of Jefferson
                  • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
                    Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
                    2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
                    20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
                    20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
                    Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
                    36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
                    Fireboard
                    Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

                  #9
                  Howdy from The Great State of Jefferson!

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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

                    #10
                    Welcome from Minnesota. Enjoy The pit.

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                    • MBMorgan
                      Club Member
                      • Sep 2015
                      • 6197
                      • 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

                      #11
                      Welcome from Colorado ...

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                      • 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

                        #12
                        Welcome from south Texas!

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                        • Donw
                          Club Member
                          • Jul 2017
                          • 3058

                          #13
                          Welcome from Maryland

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                          • Mr. Bones
                            Birthday Hat Master
                            • Sep 2016
                            • 9317
                            • 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:
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                              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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                            • Oakgrovebacon
                              Club Member
                              • Apr 2016
                              • 1879
                              • South central Illinois

                              #15
                              Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!

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