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  • gatorjj
    Club Member
    • Mar 2020
    • 6
    • Apex NC

    Better late than never?

    I'm 6 months into my membership, and I figured it is probably a good time to introduce myself. What can I say, it's been an interesting year

    I can say I've been lurking consistently since I signed up, didn't really mean it to be that way but that's where we are...and I blame you folks, since I've been busy learning so much here that I never found anywhere else (everything from how to get a good smoke flavor and use a fan on my PBC to what to expect from my knee replacement). An insane amount of knowledge lives in the Pit!

    I do all my cooking on either a PBC or a Weber 26, and love them both. Hope to contribute in the future!

    J.J.
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 2002
    • 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

    #2
    Welcome from the California Delta. Get busy and make for the lost time.

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    • Donw
      Club Member
      • Jul 2017
      • 3027

      #3
      Welcome from Maryland via North Carolina.

      Comment

      • 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

        #4
        Welcome from Colorado ...

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        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 12685
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          #5
          Welcome to The Pit JJ.

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          • DavidNorcross
            Club Member
            • Nov 2017
            • 1496
            • Virginia
            • Rec Tec RT-680
              Coleman RoadTrip LXX
              Javelin Pro Duo
              More Cast Iron than I care to admit

            #6
            Welcome from Virginia!

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            • Texas Larry
              Club Member
              • May 2017
              • 1416
              • 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

              #7
              Howdy from south Texas!

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

                #8
                What you didn’t know is that there is a fine for every month you don’t post in the introduce yerself channel. With 6 mos that requires some consideration on what to do on our part & how severe the penalties will be. We’ll get back to ya.
                Welcome, eat good & have fun!

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                • gatorjj
                  gatorjj commented
                  Editing a comment
                  I know, I know...and if there's no pictures it didn't happen! I'm sure you'll come up with something well suited to my procrastination

                • FireMan
                  FireMan commented
                  Editing a comment
                  Ah, a gentleman!
              • Mr. Bones
                Birthday Hat Master
                • Sep 2016
                • 9271
                • 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

                #9
                Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

                Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

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                • Dadof3Illinois
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2017
                  • 857
                  • Southeast Illinois

                  #10
                  Welcome, and I also do pretty much all of my cooking on a 26” Weber and a PBC.

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                  • gatorjj
                    gatorjj commented
                    Editing a comment
                    I can't imagine cooking on anything else, although in this forum I think all the time about cooking on a lot of other things for some odd reason...
                    Last edited by gatorjj; September 14, 2020, 05:53 PM.

                  • Dadof3Illinois
                    Dadof3Illinois commented
                    Editing a comment
                    That’s called MCS...it’s extremely contagious and can get expensive to cure!!
                • klflowers
                  Club Member
                  • Sep 2015
                  • 3214
                  • Tennessee

                  #11
                  Welcome from TN! Let me know if you need knee info - had both of mine done a few years ago. On the cook front, I am still learning from these peeps - man, there is a lot of knowledge around here...

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                  • gatorjj
                    gatorjj commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Thanks! I'm just about 6 weeks out from surgery, seem to be doing well though I probably don't need to tell you it's a journey. I did manage to smoke one of my best briskets ever about 10 days ago though, I consider that a rehab milestone. Odd that wasn't part of the PT exercise list
                • RichieB
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2018
                  • 1391
                  • Western Mass

                  #12
                  Welcome from Western Massachusetts.

                  Comment

                  • tiewunon
                    Club Member
                    • May 2020
                    • 259
                    • Virginia Beach, Va

                    #13
                    Welcome from Virginia Beach.

                    Comment

                    • LA Pork Butt
                      Charter Member
                      • Dec 2014
                      • 5347
                      • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                      #14
                      Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

                      Comment

                      • Zman23
                        Founding Member
                        • Jul 2014
                        • 319
                        • Weber 21" One Touch for grilling Weber 22.5" Smokey Mountain for barbecue Maverick ET-733 Weber chimney starter Cajun Bandit Rotisserie Slow n Sear

                        #15
                        Welcome

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