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  • Mr. Bones
    Charter Member
    • Sep 2016
    • 10014
    • 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

    #16
    Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

    Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

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    • Stuey1515
      Club Member
      • Dec 2019
      • 429
      • NSW Australia

      #17
      Welcome from Oz, you will like it here

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      • DavidNorcross
        Club Member
        • Nov 2017
        • 2224
        • Virginia
        • SNS Kamado
          Weber Summit S-670
          Camp Chef FTG 600
          Camp Chef Escape

          Old Hickory Knives
          More Cast Iron than I care to admit

        #18
        Welcome from Virginia!

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        • holehogg
          Club Member
          • Nov 2017
          • 2571
          • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

          #19
          Greetings from South Africa

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          • LA Pork Butt
            Charter Member
            • Dec 2014
            • 5654
            • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

            #20
            Welcome to the Pit from Dallas! Everyone has their favorite, so you will have no shortage of opinions here. The more information like, budget, number of people you like to cook for, what you will cook, and whether you are okay with nursing a smoker all night will get you better opinions.

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            • Oakgrovebacon
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 1997
              • South central Illinois

              #21
              Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!

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              • Texas Larry
                Club Member
                • May 2017
                • 1746
                • 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

                #22
                Welcome from south Texas!

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                • HawkerXP
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2016
                  • 6318
                  • Virginia
                  • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                    Thermopops
                    Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
                    Slo n Sear
                    Cold beer

                  #23
                  Welcome to the Pit! Like said above the PBC and or Weber kettle make a great combination to your gasser.

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                  • hoovarmin
                    Founding Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 1092
                    • Neptune Beach, FL
                    • Weber Performer 22
                      SNS
                      Joule
                      Thermoworks Smoke
                      Thermoworks Thermapen
                      Kingsford Blue Bag

                    #24
                    Welcome from NE Florida!

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                    • JGo37
                      Club Member
                      • Apr 2018
                      • 1576
                      • the LOU
                      • Cookers:

                        22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
                        CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
                        Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
                        Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
                        Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'

                        Accessories:

                        Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
                        BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
                        Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
                        Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
                        Fyre Dragon Kettle 2-Zone Smokin' Sheet
                        OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
                        Smokenator
                        Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
                        SnS
                        Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

                        My Helpers:

                        Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
                        Instant Pot 6Q Duo
                        Nesco Tabletop Roaster
                        & the PIT!

                      #25
                      And I agree that everyone has their favorite... welcome to the PIT from the Lou!

                      It's been mentioned already but I want to stress that the original Weber 22.5" kettle is incredibly versatile, and will allow you to explore lots of different cooks - grilling with charcoal, smoking indirect with coal and wood chunks, smoking and searing, slow and low and hot and fast. You can't load a pig in one, but everything on up to a full packer brisket does well. It's got almost as many after-market gear as a Wrangler, but you can wing those by yourself until you are ready to invest in the ones you find that you want.

                      Here's Lucille, setup indirect for smoking:

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                      • Santamarina
                        Club Member
                        • Aug 2018
                        • 931
                        • Wildomar, CA

                        #26
                        Welcome from a little further south in California!

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                        • Soonerpop
                          Club Member
                          • Jan 2020
                          • 451
                          • Plano, Texas
                          • Cookshack Smokette 008 (2005)
                            Weber 18.5” Kettle
                            Weber 22.5” Performer (drop-down shelf)
                            SNS Elevated Grate
                            Pit Barrel Junior (PBJ)
                            Freedom Grill (for tailgating, but don’t do much anymore)
                            Sizzle-Q Stainless Griddle
                            Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter

                            Thermapen (Red, of course)
                            Smoke Alarm (Likewise)

                            Kingsford Professional
                            Weber Briquettes (longer cooks)

                            Woodford Reserve Double Oaked
                            Coors Banquet (why bother with light beer?)

                          #27
                          Greetings from north Texas, and welcome. I agree with the PBC (J) and Weber 22”. Those will take care of most of your needs. Of course, you’ll buy other stuff because you’ll WANT it.

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                          • RichieB
                            Club Member
                            • Apr 2018
                            • 1764
                            • Western Mass

                            #28
                            Welcome from Western Massachusetts.

                            Comment

                            • surfdog
                              Club Member
                              • Mar 2016
                              • 1222
                              • Sunny SoCal
                              • Cooking gadgets
                                Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Center
                                Weber Summit Platinum D6
                                Blue Rhino Razor
                                Dyna-Glo XL Premium Dual Chamber
                                Camp Chef Somerset IV along with their Artisan Pizza Oven 90
                                Anova WiFi

                                Thermometers
                                Thermapen Mk4 - ThermaQ High Temp Kit - ThermaQ Meathead Kit - ThermaQ WiFi - ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S - ThermoWorks Signals & Billows - ThermoPop -ThermoWorks ProNeedle - ThermoWorks TimeStick Trio x2 - and a Christopher Kimball timer - NO, I do not work for ThermoWorks...I just like their products.

                                Other useful bits...
                                KitchenAid 7-qt Pro Line stand mixer
                                A Black & Decker food processor that I can't seem to murder
                                A couple of immersion blenders, one a "consumer" model & the other a "high end" Italian thing. Yes, the Italian one is a bit better, but only marginally
                                Instant Pot Duo Evo Plus 8-qt + accessories like egg-bite & egg holders
                                All-Clad pots & pans, along with some cast iron...everything from 7" Skookie pans to 8.5qt Dutch ovens
                                Weber GBS griddle, pizza stone, and wok
                                Knives range from Mercer to F. Dick to "You spent how much for one knife? One knife?!" LOL

                              #29
                              Welcome from Sunny SoCal. That’s a fine choice...I’ve had my 6-burner Summit since 2005.

                              And with all due respect to HawkerXP I also think the WSM is a great choice. Super versatile, easy to mod if you’re so inclined (though not strictly necessary) and hanging kits are available if you want to run it like a PBC. Keep in mind that I’ve never seen a PBC in person, or had anything cooked on one. OTOH, the WSM is pretty popular out here. The 18” is probably the most common, but the 22” is super for the extra space.

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                                WSM WSM WSM lol!
                            • willxfmr
                              Club Member
                              • Apr 2017
                              • 489
                              • Fondy

                              #30
                              Welcome from Wisconsin. Glad you could join us!

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                              2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled

                              We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for tentatively March 18-21, 2022. Click here for more info: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/forum/announcements/misc/1014106-meat-up-in-memphis-2021-canceled
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