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  • alexandraadams
    Former Member
    • Sep 2020
    • 2

    Hello from Chicago

    This is Alexandra from Chicago, Illinois. By profession, I am a medical coder and biller. Basically, I am a cycling enthusiast and ride on weekends but currently stuck at home due to recent covid exposure. I run a blog Bike Reviews Hub and exploring this forum to get rid of depression
  • MBMorgan
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 6511
    • 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

    #2
    Welcome from Colorado, Alexandra ... no depression here in the Pit.

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    • Stuey1515
      Club Member
      • Dec 2019
      • 431
      • NSW Australia

      #3
      Welcome from Oz, you will like it here, this place is the opposite to depression

      Comment

      • DavidNorcross
        Club Member
        • Nov 2017
        • 2225
        • 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

        #4
        Welcome from Virginia!

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        • tiewunon
          Club Member
          • May 2020
          • 522
          • Virginia Beach, Va

          #5
          - Welcome from Virginia Beach.
          - I too bicycle myself. Used to ride road and mountain bikes and finally figured out I had always been riding upwrong. Went to the darkside and now ride recumbents. Have 3 SWB and 1 tadpole trike.
          - Have been a bit bummed out myself intended to do the Pedal Across Wisconsin "PAWS" ride this past July.

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          • alexandraadams
            alexandraadams commented
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            Wow, that's great. Nice to meet you. I own a fuji touring bike and trek mountain bike
        • Oakgrovebacon
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 1997
          • South central Illinois

          #6
          Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!

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          • HouseHomey
            Club Member
            • May 2016
            • 5555
            • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
            • Equipment
              Primo Oval xl

              Slow n Sear (two)
              Drip n Griddle
              22" Weber Kettle
              26" Weber Kettle one touch
              Blackstone 36” Pro Series
              Sous vide machine
              Kitchen Aid
              Meat grinder
              sausage stuffer
              5 Crock Pots
              Akootrimonts
              Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
              cast iron pans,
              Dutch ovens
              Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, Dots, thermapop and maverick T-732, RTC-600, pro needle and various pocket instareads.
              The help and preferences
              1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
              KBB
              FOGO
              A 9 year old princess foster child
              Patience and old patio furniture
              "Baby Girl" The cat

              Erik S.

            #7
            Huntington Beach welcomes you. What do you like to cook/eat?

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            • Skip
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 3704
              • 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

              #8
              Welcome from Minnesota. Enjoy The Pit.

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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

                #9
                Welcome from NE Florida, Alexandra! You'll find a nice community here to combat the isolation of quarantine. Depression is awful and I hope that your involvement here helps to alleviate your suffering.

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                • ScottyC13
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2019
                  • 574
                  • 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.

                  #10
                  Welcome from Massachusetts! I used to race road, MTB and cyclocross!

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                  • mcook2201
                    Club Member
                    • Aug 2019
                    • 278
                    • Mooresville, North Carolina

                    #11
                    Greetings and welcome from North Carolina

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                    • Elton's BBQ
                      Club Member
                      • Apr 2016
                      • 2577
                      • Saltnes Norway
                      • Genesis 320 Limited
                        Weber One Touch 57cm
                        Weber Smokey Mountain 47cm

                      #12
                      Welcome to the Pit!

                      Cheers from Norway

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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

                        #13
                        Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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                        • Ann-Marie in the backyard
                          Club Member
                          • Jun 2020
                          • 88
                          • SE Michigan
                          • Weber One-Touch Gold 22.5", Black (6/2006), functional but in need of rehab
                            Weber Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill 22", Copper ("Coppertop"), 5/2020
                            Weber Original Premium Charcoal Kettle 26", Glen Blue ("Blooregard Q. Kazoo"), 8/2020

                            Weber BBQ System pizza stone
                            Weber BBQ System cast iron griddle

                            Smoke n Sear deluxe

                            ThermoPro TP20 dual probe thermometer
                            Alpha Grillers instant read probe thermometer
                            FireBoard 2 Drive
                            Pit Viper fan (reserved for Bloo, to be installed at a later date)

                          #14
                          Welcome from SE Michigan! Creating and cooking and just making things that smell good and make people happy are all so good for alleviating depression. Hope the Pit helps you find the things you want and need.

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

                            #15
                            Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

                            Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

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