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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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Greetings from the NJ Pine-Barrens!

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  • RobB757
    Club Member
    • Oct 2020
    • 12
    • Pine-Barrens NJ

    Greetings from the NJ Pine-Barrens!

    Hello fellow carnivores! Long time lurker, first time subscriber. Finally decided to pull the trigger on this site after multiple meat catastrophes and an unplanned visit to the emergency room and intensive burn clinic. Currently working with a Char-Broil Infrared TRU Gourmet T-47D grill, Masterbuilt smoker model 20051311, and Char-Broil Big Easy. Looking forward to upping my grill/smoker game, meeting some cool peeps and ultimately trading some recipes. Glad to be here!
  • kenrobin
    Charter Member
    • Jun 2015
    • 408
    • Clayton, CA
    • Cookers
      - 18" Weber Smokey Mountain (2000)
      - Weber Genesis EP-310 (2013-2015)
      - 22.5" Weber Master Touch (2015)
      - Traeger Pro Tailgater (2015)
      - Mak 1 Star General w/ wi-fi (2016)

      - ThermaQ
      - Thermapen
      - ChefAlarm
      - DOT
      - iGrill2



    • RobB757
      RobB757 commented
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      Thank you! Did some time at Alca-Travis about a decade ago; always enjoyed the Bay Area. Hope you're safe and doing well with all the fires that are going on out that way!

    • kenrobin
      kenrobin commented
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      Thanks.... yes, we've had countless spare the air days of late. It's tough to be outside for any amount of time so my BBQ'ing has been way down. This has been by far the worse that I've ever experienced but fortunately my family has been out of harms way.

    • RobB757
      RobB757 commented
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      Was there in 2008 when the Napa and Oroville fires started up and were in full rage. Some of the craziest events from Mother Nature I've ever seen. Air quality was terrible, visibility down to less than 100 yards. Glad to hear y'all are safe!
  • tiewunon
    Club Member
    • May 2020
    • 522
    • Virginia Beach, Va

    Welcome aboard from Virginia Beach.


    • RobB757
      RobB757 commented
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      July of last year when my dad got remarried. Don’t get back home too much these days...

    • tiewunon
      tiewunon commented
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      RobB757 then for sure you have seen how much the area has changed. One of the best kept secrets in Suffolk "Farmer Frank's Farmers Market" is still going strong. Anytime I am out that way, I have to get some to go cole slaw, yeast rolls (best I ever had), and any of the home made preserves or apple butter.

    • RobB757
      RobB757 commented
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      Yeah it's changed a LOT since I was growing up in the 80's and 90's. Looks completely different than when I left for good in '97; I don't even recognize it anymore. Glad to hear the farmer's market is still going strong.
  • Oakgrovebacon
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 1997
    • South central Illinois

    Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!


    • DavidNorcross
      Club Member
      • Nov 2017
      • 2217
      • 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

      Welcome from Virginia! Born in Toms River, NJ and still have family there...


      • RobB757
        RobB757 commented
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        Small world! Toms River/Brick has the best Mexican food in the state!
    • LA Pork Butt
      Charter Member
      • Dec 2014
      • 5650
      • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

      Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!


      • MBMorgan
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 6519
        • 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

        Welcome from Colorado, Rob ...


        • Skip
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 3707
          • Blue Earth, Minnesota
          • LSG Adjustable Grill/Smoker, MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

          Welcome from Minnesota.


          • Donw
            Club Member
            • Jul 2017
            • 3499

            Welcome from Maryland


            • holehogg
              Club Member
              • Nov 2017
              • 2595
              • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

              Greetings from South Africa


              • Old Glory
                Club Member
                • Feb 2018
                • 1293
                • Northshore MA
                • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill
                  XL BGE
                  DCS Gasser
                  Humphrey's Cabinet Smoker
                  Weber Performer

                  Slow & Sear
                  Ceramic Grill Store Reducer Ring
                  Woo Rig;
                  Adjustable Rig
                  BGE Pizza Stone
                  Pit Bull Fan
                  Griddle Store Griddle

                Welcome aboard from North Shore MA!

                Ever see the Jersey Devil or wandering Russian mobsters in the Barrens?


                • RobB757
                  RobB757 commented
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                  Seen plenty of Devils fans during hockey season, but that's about it. And as a general rule I try to avoid organized crime members, especially the Russians. They do make really good vodka though...

                • Old Glory
                  Old Glory commented
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                  Sorry just a lame Sopranos reference.

                • RobB757
                  RobB757 commented
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                  Loved that show, haven't watched it in about 10 years. Didn't get the reference until you mentioned it. Gonna have to binge watch it again now...
              • Texas Larry
                Club Member
                • May 2017
                • 1756
                • Wilson County, TX
                • Kamado Joe Big Joe 2
                  Weber 22” Premium/SNS
                  Weber Jumbo Joe/SNS
                  Thermoworks Smoke
                  Thermoworks 2K Thermocouple
                  Thermoworks Dash
                  Too many gadgets, accessories, and tools
                  Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

                Welcome from Wilson County, Texas!


                • jgreen
                  Charter Member
                  • Oct 2014
                  • 2742
                  • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
                  • Cookers:
                    Broil King XL
                    Broil King Smoke
                    Weber Kettle 26
                    Grilla Pellet smoker
                    Capital 40 natural gas
                    Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

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

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

                  Welcome from Winnipeg.


                  • FireMan
                    Charter Member
                    • Jul 2015
                    • 8262
                    • Bottom of Winnebago

                    What the bejabbers was with the meat catastrophe & ICU/burn unit. Well, at least yer careful when ya cook now, if’n it was cookin that contributed to yer affliction. Welcome, eat good & have fun!


                    • RobB757
                      RobB757 commented
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                      Went to smoke some ribs for a friendly work competition, and lucky me it was windy and raining the day I was doing them. Long story short, always make sure you turn the propane off and ventilate your smoker for a little while when the flame goes out instead of having a momentary lapse of sanity and hitting the electric ignitor button. An enclosed chamber full of gas lights off quite violently, and you end up looking Two-Face from Batman for a while. As for the ribs, they weren't as lucky...

                    • FireMan
                      FireMan commented
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                      Hey der RobB757 , it was an interesting sentence as I was readin it : “an enclosed chamber full of gas lights ( I was at that time thinkin little twinkly things there)....off quite violently (whew they blew up) then I reread it, got the picture, oh yeah.
                  • RonB
                    Club Member
                    • Apr 2016
                    • 13549
                    • Near Richmond VA
                    • Weber Performer Deluxe
                      Pizza insert
                      Smokenator 1000
                      Cookshack Smokette Elite
                      2 Thermapens
                      lots of probes.

                    Welcome to The Pit.




                    2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled

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