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  • Tuckmonster
    Club Member
    • Sep 2020
    • 6

    Long time lurker, first time poster

    Hi all, Eric from NJ. I finally decided to go ahead and try out the Pitmaster Club after being a fan of AmazingRibs.com for a long time. Really enjoying paging through all the posts.

    Been using my trusty Weber Kettle Performer for the last six or seven years, Slow-n-Sear insert for most of that time. I really enjoy the challenge of a long low and slow with charcoal and wood chunks and the wife respects my "If I'm playing with fire then I can have a beer no matter what time it is" rule. I also have a Napoleon gas grill that honestly, I overpaid for given how little I use it. I do like the rotisserie feature though. Made a turkey last Thanksgiving that way and it was easy and came out great. Not as good as the one I smoked on the Weber the year before, but much less "work." Either way, no one was complaining and Meathead's turkey gravy recipe is always a hit.

    Anyway, next up is probably a pellet grill. I'll post my thoughts on that elsewhere, I'm all over the map and change my mind from week to week. Looking forward to interacting with everyone on the forums.
  • DavidNorcross
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 1612
    • Virginia
    • Rec Tec RT-680
      Coleman RoadTrip LXX
      Javelin Pro Duo
      More Cast Iron than I care to admit

    #2
    Welcome from Virginia!

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    • Oakgrovebacon
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 1898
      • South central Illinois

      #3
      Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!

      Comment

      • MrMeat
        Club Member
        • Oct 2017
        • 116
        • Melbourne, FL

        #4
        Welcome to the Pit from Florida!

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        • LA Pork Butt
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 5420
          • 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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          • Donw
            Club Member
            • Jul 2017
            • 3124

            #6
            Welcome from Maryland

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            • Mr. Bones
              Birthday Hat Master
              • Sep 2016
              • 9432
              • 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

              #7
              Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

              Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

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              • ScottyC13
                Club Member
                • Jul 2019
                • 531
                • Boston Area
                • Name: Scott, Chemical Engineer

                  Equipment:
                  Weber Genesis
                  Weber Spirit Special Addition, with Griddle and Grillgrates (just got)
                  Thermoworks Smoke (2)
                  Thermoworks Thermapen (2)
                  Thermoworks IR (1)
                  Maverick IR (1)
                  Penzey's Spice rack with loads of spices

                  Hobbies:
                  Cooking, wine, guitar, golf, beach, board games, travel, herb gardening

                  Want to get into BBQ and Smoking.

                #8
                Welcome from Massachusetts!

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                • Skip
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 3376
                  • 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

                  #9
                  Welcome from Minnesota. Enjoy The Pit!

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                  • RonB
                    Club Member
                    • Apr 2016
                    • 12842
                    • 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 Eric.

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                    • Raven Rock
                      Club Member
                      • Sep 2020
                      • 50
                      • Lake Norman, North Carolina

                      #11
                      From one newby to another - welcome to The Pit from North Carolina

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                      • bbqLuv
                        Club Member
                        • Jan 2020
                        • 643
                        • Milwaukie, OR

                        #12
                        Hi Eric from NY,
                        Bruce from Milwaukie (Portland) OR

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                        • fzxdoc
                          Founding Member
                          • Jul 2014
                          • 5176
                          • My toys:
                            Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
                            Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
                            Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
                            Weber Kettle Premium 22"
                            Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
                            Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


                            Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
                            Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
                            Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
                            Grill Grate for SnS
                            Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
                            Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
                            2 Grill Grate Griddles
                            Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

                            Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
                            Fireboard control unit in addition to that in the Extreme BBQ Package
                            Additional Fireboard probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
                            2 Fireboard Driver Cables
                            Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
                            Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
                            Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
                            Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
                            Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
                            Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
                            Thermoworks Timestick Trio
                            Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
                            Maverick ET 733
                            Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

                            Grill Pinz
                            Vortex (two of them)

                            Two Joule Sous Vide devices
                            VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
                            Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
                            Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
                            Charcoal Companion TurboQue
                            A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

                            BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

                            Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
                            Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
                            Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
                            Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

                          #13
                          Welcome! I really like your avatar. That little cutie is not too happy at that moment, obviously.

                          Kathryn

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                          • jfmorris
                            Club Member
                            • Nov 2017
                            • 3098
                            • Huntsville, Alabama
                            • Jim Morris

                              Cookers
                              • Camp Chef FTG900 Flat Top Grill (2020)
                              • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
                              • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q (2007)
                              • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
                              • King Kooker 94/90TKD 105K/60K dual burner patio stove
                              • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
                              • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
                              • Anova
                              Thermometers
                              • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
                              • Thermoworks Dot
                              • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
                              • Thermoworks RT600C
                              Beverages
                              • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

                            #14
                            Welcome to the Pit from Alabama! Glad to have you onboard!

                            Comment

                            • ofelles
                              Club Member
                              • Jun 2018
                              • 2081
                              • 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

                              #15
                              Welcome from the California Delta.

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                              grill grates
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