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  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 6313
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Thermopops
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    #16
    Welcome to the Pit!

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    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 13508
      • Near Richmond VA
      • Weber Performer Deluxe
        SNS
        Pizza insert
        Rotisserie
        Smokenator 1000
        Cookshack Smokette Elite
        2 Thermapens
        Chefalarm
        Dot
        lots of probes.
        CyberQ

      #17
      Welcome to The Pit John.

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      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 3487

        #18
        Welcome from Maryland

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        • Whiskeyman53
          Club Member
          • May 2020
          • 390
          • Massachusetts
          • Smokers/Grills:
            Camp Chef Smokepro DLX pellet grill
            Weber Kettle
            Dyna-Glo vertical offset smoker

            Favorite whiskey:
            Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon
            Angels Envy Bourbon
            Whistle Pig Rye


            Everyday sipper:
            Jim Beam Black and Wild Turkey Rye 101

            Favorite beer:
            Coffee Porter or Stouts

            Pabst Blue Ribbon and Narragansett for grilling and lawn mowing.

          #19
          Welcome to the pit from Massachusetts.

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          • Texas Larry
            Club Member
            • May 2017
            • 1744
            • 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

            #20
            Howdy from Wilson County, Texas! Glad you’re here.

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            • smokin fool
              Club Member
              • Apr 2019
              • 2215
              • Mississauga, Ont

              #21
              Welcome.
              My nephew had a place in Plano, he's over in Frisco now.
              Plano used to be out in the boonies there north of Dallas, not any more.
              Look forward to seeing your dads recipes.

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              • Soonerpop
                Club Member
                • Jan 2020
                • 445
                • 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?)

                #22
                Welcome, neighbor! You will have a good time here. Give me a private message if you ever want to meet for some5ing cold to drink.

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                  I look forward to meeting you. Not sure yet how to send a private message.
              • BourBonQ
                Club Member
                • Oct 2017
                • 843
                • Lowcountry of South Carolina
                • Pit Barrel Cooker
                  Blaze 32" Gasser with Sear Station and Rotisserie
                  Jenn-Air 6 Burner w/ Dual Oven and Stainless Flat Top
                  Camp Chef Explorer 60EX with Grill Box and Griddle
                  Thermoworks Thermapen Mk4
                  Maverick ET-733 2-Probe Wireless Thermometer
                  Thermopro TP20 2-Probe Wireless Thermometer
                  Anova 900W Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
                  Selection of Grandma's Antique Cast Iron Cookware
                  Bayou Classic Stainless Steel Oyster/Turkey Cooker
                  Weber Standard Size Chimney Starter
                  Foodsaver Vac Sealer

                #23
                Welcome from the lowcountry of SC!

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                • MBMorgan
                  Club Member
                  • Sep 2015
                  • 6508
                  • 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

                  #24
                  Welcome from Colorado, John. I spent a few years in Plano while with ARCO Exploration back in the 80’s. Nice town.

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                  • John H
                    Club Member
                    • Oct 2020
                    • 2
                    • Plano, TX

                    #25
                    Well, you can see how the two jobs thing works out. This is the first chance I've had to look back at this post since I wrote it. I deeply appreciate the welcome.

                    Right after I posted my introduction, I cooked my first batch of miso wings. They were a big hit. Since I'm still figuring out the rules of this site, I am going to risk posting a question here. I'll count on you folks to redirect me if this is the wrong place.

                    Can anyone help with recreating the procedure for cooking my dad's BBQ pork chops? I'm trying to remember 40 + years back. Here's what I remember: He used a Cook'n'Kettle cast iron grill with Kingsford briquettes (I now would use hardwood charcoal.) He set the grid low in the pit after the coals burned down. The thing that puzzles me most is that he put the pork chops (thin cut - he bought them in the grocery store) in two layers in a cast iron skillet. At some point he would begin brushing his homemade sauce on the pork chops. I remember taking a few turns putting sauce on the pork chops, and I remember turning them over at least once during the cook. I think I remember him putting salt and pepper on the pork chops prior to the cook. This was not a long slow cook - it might have taken an hour and a half if memory serves. He did not use a thermometer, so I don't know how he knew when they were done, but they always were.

                    I have his sauce recipe and have used it to great effect with ribs and chicken. I've hesitated for years on the porkchops because I don't know how to ensure that they are cooked evenly and thoroughly when layered in a pan. I've asked relatives and friends, but nobody remembers Dad's process. I currently cook on a large Big Green Egg and have a good instant read thermometer.

                    I would welcome any advice.

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                    • bbqLuv
                      Club Member
                      • Jan 2020
                      • 1467
                      • Milwaukie, OR

                      #26
                      Hello from NW Oregon,

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                      • Texas Larry
                        Club Member
                        • May 2017
                        • 1744
                        • 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

                        #27
                        Howdy from Wilson County, east of San Antonio!

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