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  • bgworthen
    Club Member
    • Dec 2018
    • 1
    • Germany (17 years ...), USA (29 years: FL, CA, MD, CO, UT, MA)

    Brian in Bavaria saying hi

    Hi folks! I am finally getting around to introducing myself.
    I bought my first grill in 2018: a Weber Genesis II S-310 GBS, with three gas burners. Thanks to Meathead's book, I have gone from total novice to a guy who can grill a few things. My twin boys love baby back ribs and cheeseburgers, both of which I am pretty decent at now. I have grilled fish tacos a couple times, one of my wife's favorites.
    Speaking of my better half, I have promised her that I will soon make beef short ribs; I will be sure to check in here for advice! Five days from now, I will finally try out Meathead's Maple Glazed BBQ Ribs. I have already pre-ordered eight racks of baby backs from one of my two go-to butchers here in our quaint German town.
    Quite possibly the best thing I have prepared – with considerable help from my wife! – was the Melt-In-Your-Mouth Grill Roasted Leg of Lamb for Easter 2020. Oh my Lord, that blew our minds. I am grateful that we made two!
    My greatest frustration thus far has been trying to make legit pulled pork. The primary challenge here in Germany is finding the right cut of pork, as butchers carve animals differently in Germany than in the United States. I am sure there are plenty of PC members in various countries who have lots of experience with this! It has been humbling to realize time and again that, despite my fluency in German, it can be oddly difficult to prepare American cuisine in another country! I am eager to tackle brisket once I have more grilling practice under my belt.
    For the record, I have Meathead's book in English and the German-language version, which is very practical to have on hand. I also splurged on the 8th edition of The (NAMP) Meat Buyer's Guide published by NAMI.
    I reckon that'll do it for now. I look forward to learning lots more and communicating with some of y'all.
    Take care :-)
    Brian
  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 6326
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Thermopops
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    #2
    Willkommen in der Grube

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    • bgworthen
      bgworthen commented
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      danke dir :-)
  • Mr. Bones
    Charter Member
    • Sep 2016
    • 10019
    • 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

    #3
    Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

    Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

    ¡Prost! (Sláinte!)

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    • bgworthen
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      I hope to make it to Kansas one of these years. A niece of mine lives in Wichita. :-) Prost!
  • RustyHaines
    Club Member
    • Sep 2017
    • 758
    • Tiedeman's Pond, WI

    #4
    Welcome to The Pit from Madison, Wisconsin. Always great to see members joining from around the globe.

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    • bgworthen
      bgworthen commented
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      I visited a friend in Madison in the summer of 1996. What a beautiful place! We enjoyed great beers and insane deep-dish pizza ... and i bought some epic T-shirts at The Onion shop. :-)

    • RustyHaines
      RustyHaines commented
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      Was the pizza from Eduardo's per chance? They use to have a deep dish pesto pizza that was outstanding.
  • Donw
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 3495

    #5
    Welcome from Maryland

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    • bgworthen
      bgworthen commented
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      You live in one great state! I grew up in the Rockville area. :-)
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 13522
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      SNS
      Pizza insert
      Rotisserie
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      Chefalarm
      Dot
      lots of probes.
      CyberQ

    #6
    Welcome to The Pit.

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    • bgworthen
      bgworthen commented
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      Good eatin' where you live; my best friend's father lives in Ashland, VA. :-)
  • hoovarmin
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1092
    • Neptune Beach, FL
    • Weber Performer 22
      SNS
      Joule
      Thermoworks Smoke
      Thermoworks Thermapen
      Kingsford Blue Bag

    #7
    Welcome from NE Florida, Brian!

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    • bgworthen
      bgworthen commented
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      Very cool! One of my sisters lived in Jacksonville for a while; she liked it there. :-)
  • tiewunon
    Club Member
    • May 2020
    • 522
    • Virginia Beach, Va

    #8
    Welcome aboard from Virginia Beach. Reading your post got me thinking about doing a Krustenbraten cook.

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    • bgworthen
      bgworthen commented
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      Glorious! Both my wife's mother and her brother make a mean Krustenbraten. I also like to get a good-sized stack of it sliced, as deli meat, at one of my go-to butcher's; the last time I bought some, the woman who served me at the counter handed me a big fresh cracklin. :-)

    • tiewunon
      tiewunon commented
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      bgworthen I have a friend who is a Lufthansa pilot who makes a mean Krustenbraten. He does it on his Weber Kettle. Wished I could go to your deli it sounds awesome. He translated the recipe to English for me. My German is pretty weak now.
  • klflowers
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 3671
    • Tennessee

    #9
    Welcome from Tennessee

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    • bgworthen
      bgworthen commented
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      Thank you! A nephew of mine lives in Memphis. I _really_ need to figure out a way to visit him ... gotta keep playing the lottery. ;-)
  • Panhead John
    Club Member
    • Aug 2020
    • 1186
    • Houston, Texas
    • Weber 22” Master Touch Kettle, added a side shelf
      Weber 14” Smokey Mountain Smoker
      SnS For the Kettle
      Set of Grill Grates
      Thermo Pro Remote Dual Probe Thermometer
      Rotisserie For The Kettle
      J. A. Henckels Knives
      Work Sharp E-5 Electric Knife Sharpener
      Char-Broil Instant Read Meat Thermometer

    #10
    A big welcome from Texas! You just endeared yourself with a lot of Southern folks already...... with your use of the words “reckon” and “y’all”. You sure you ain’t from Texas? Looking forward to some of your cooks.

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    • bgworthen
      bgworthen commented
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      Maybe it was somethin' in the water! I was born in Gainesville, FL ... but just one month after my birth, my family moved to San Diego. And just one month before I started first grade, we moved to Maryland – which is down south if you ask Pennsylvania people, but folks in Virginia told me I was a damn Yankee. Ya just can't win neither way. ;-)
  • Texas Larry
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 1747
    • 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

    #11
    Howdy from south Texas!

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    • bgworthen
      bgworthen commented
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      Howdy! It seems like you live near San Antonio. I have wanted to visit that region for a long time – based in part on hundreds of phone calls with the good folks at USAA, where I have been a member for 30 years. (My father served in the U.S. Navy.)

    • Texas Larry
      Texas Larry commented
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      bgworthen you are correct. We are not far from San Antonio. We have been USAA members for decades as well. Give me a shout if you are ever down here.
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 2576
    • Brentwood CA


    #12
    Welcome from the California Delta.

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    • bgworthen
      bgworthen commented
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      Thank you! I would love to explore your corner of Cali; two of my siblings were born in Oakland. (1961 and 1963)
  • LA Pork Butt
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 5657
    • 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, Texas, USA, and I hope you are having fun in the Pit!

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    • bgworthen
      bgworthen commented
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      My wife and I were blown away by the 48 hours we spent in Louisiana on our cross-country road trip in 2012. We somehow survived two nights in the French Quarter ... and the boudin egg rolls and the shrimp poor boy that I devoured at Olde Tyme Grocery in Lafayette, LA was easily one of the best meals on our coast-to-coast trip!
  • Elton's BBQ
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 2578
    • Saltnes Norway
    • Genesis 320 Limited
      Weber One Touch 57cm
      Weber Smokey Mountain 47cm

    #14
    Welcome to the Pit!
    Cheers from Norway

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    • bgworthen
      bgworthen commented
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      Thank you :-) I spent a wonderful long weekend in Oslo in 2001, visiting friends I had met in Colorado. Norway is great!
  • 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

    #15
    Welcome from Colorado ...

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    • bgworthen
      bgworthen commented
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      I fell in love with Colorado the first time I set foot there. In fact, I earned my BA in Boulder. What a state!

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