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  • willxfmr
    Club Member
    • Apr 2017
    • 486
    • Fondy

    #16
    Welcome from Wisconsin. Glad you could join us!

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    • DavidNorcross
      Club Member
      • Nov 2017
      • 2218
      • 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

      #17
      Welcome from Virginia!

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      • Skip
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 3702
        • 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

        #18
        Welcome from Minnesota.

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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.

          #19
          Welcome from Massachusetts!

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          • mcook2201
            Club Member
            • Aug 2019
            • 276
            • Mooresville, North Carolina

            #20
            Greetings and welcome from North Carolina

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            • geotek230
              Club Member
              • Mar 2017
              • 81
              • Lowell michigan

              #21
              Welcome to the pit, from Lowell MI

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              • jhoskins
                jhoskins commented
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                Hi geotek230 ! Where do you source your meat and your wood in the GR area?! I love going up to Bird Farm Meats in Howard City... but am in the process of looking around the local butcher shops!
            • 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

              #22
              Welcome to the Pit! What you cooking on?

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              • HawkerXP
                HawkerXP commented
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                Never mind, I see lots of Weber's. Good stuff.

              • jhoskins
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                HawkerXP I cook most often on my BGE because the temp control is so versatile... easy to hold low 'n slow in a Michigan winter and just as easy to crank to 700+ F for a good sear. Next up is my Weber Kettle, because I figure that it is cheating to use the BGE all the time
            • Huskee
              Administrator
              • May 2014
              • 15371
              • central MI, USA
              • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                Smokers / Grills
                • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                • PBC
                • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
                • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
                • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
                • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
                • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

                Thermometers
                • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
                • (7) Maverick ET-732s
                • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
                • (1) Smoke X4 by ThermoWorks
                • Thermapen MkII, orange
                • ThermoPop, yellow
                • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
                • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
                • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
                • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

                Accessories
                • Instant Pot 6qt
                • Anova Bluetooth SV
                • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
                • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
                • BBQ Dragon
                • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
                • Weber grill topper
                • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
                • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
                • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

                Beverages
                • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
                • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
                • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
                • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
                • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
                • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
                • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

                About me
                Real name: Aaron
                Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

                Occupation:
                • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

              #23
              Belated welcome to the Pitmaster Club from a couple hrs NE of you near Clare! Happy you've joined up, thanks for your support.

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              Hope to hear & see more from you!

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              • jhoskins
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                Huskee great to meet another Michigander!

                1. Done.
                2. Done.

                If you're ever in GR, shoot me a message, first beer at Founders is on me!
            • klflowers
              Club Member
              • Sep 2015
              • 3666
              • Tennessee

              #24
              Welcome from a Detroiter in TN

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              • klflowers
                klflowers commented
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                jhoskins Lafayette of course. But I slip sometimes and hit up American. A couple years ago I was up visiting I hit both on the same afternoon lol

              • jhoskins
                jhoskins commented
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                klflowers that's my guy, you must be a real detroiter! I grew up in metro Detroit. Lafayette can't be beaten... gimme 2 heavy heavy's with fries and a coke any day.

                Every year growing up my dad would take me to a Tigers game and we would finish the day at Lafayettes... love it. Last time I was in Detroit was for a wedding... I made my wife uber with me to Lafayettes at 2am to give her the full experience. No alcohol was involved

              • klflowers
                klflowers commented
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                Yeah, we used to go to the old Tiger stadium a lot. They had great dogs there too. I went to Cass Tech, and we used to skip class and walk down to Lafayette. Don’t tell my mom.
            • Jfrosty27
              Club Member
              • Mar 2020
              • 1300
              • Muskego, WI
              • Current cookers:
                Rec Tec RT700 "Bull" pellet cooker
                Smokin-It model 2 electric smoker w/ Maverick 732 temp monitor and cold smoking kit
                Weber Genesis 3 burner gas grill w/ rotisserie
                Charbroil Grill2Go gas grill
                Weber 22" Performer Deluxe kettle grill w/ThermoPro TP-20S temp monitor
                Onlyfire rotisserie kit for 22" kettle
                Weber Smokey Joe
                SnS Deluxe
                Vortex
                The Orion Cooker convection cooker/smoker (two of them)
                Blackstone 17" griddle
                Joule Sous Vide circulator

                Favorite beer: Anything that's cold!
                Favorite cocktail: Bourbon neat

              #25
              Welcome. Everything you seek is here. Dive in. Review the past posted info. Ask questions. Tell us about your adventures. It’s so much fun!

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              • Jfrosty27
                Club Member
                • Mar 2020
                • 1300
                • Muskego, WI
                • Current cookers:
                  Rec Tec RT700 "Bull" pellet cooker
                  Smokin-It model 2 electric smoker w/ Maverick 732 temp monitor and cold smoking kit
                  Weber Genesis 3 burner gas grill w/ rotisserie
                  Charbroil Grill2Go gas grill
                  Weber 22" Performer Deluxe kettle grill w/ThermoPro TP-20S temp monitor
                  Onlyfire rotisserie kit for 22" kettle
                  Weber Smokey Joe
                  SnS Deluxe
                  Vortex
                  The Orion Cooker convection cooker/smoker (two of them)
                  Blackstone 17" griddle
                  Joule Sous Vide circulator

                  Favorite beer: Anything that's cold!
                  Favorite cocktail: Bourbon neat

                #26
                Oh. And one more thing. Watch out for the deadlyMCS! (More Cooker Syndrome). 🤣😂

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                • jhoskins
                  jhoskins commented
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                  Jfrosty27 ... it is already happening, and has been for a while. I figure that I NEED
                  - Large gas grill (for big cookouts, which I seem to have a lot of)
                  - A beast of a smoker (I use my BGE for this purpose currently)
                  - A stick burner (TBB - To Be Bought)
                  - Trusty charcoal Kettle (my Webber kettle, obviously)

                  Now I think I need:
                  - Santa maria style grill
                  - Pizza oven, capable of 1000F plus
                  - Smoker for large quantities of me (likely an offset smoker)

                  Oh no, SWMBO is going to be unhappy...
              • Redwng
                Charter Member
                • Oct 2014
                • 280
                • St. Cloud, FL

                #27
                Welcome from St. Cloud, FL. Used to live in Grand Haven and the wife is originally from Montague.

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                • jhoskins
                  jhoskins commented
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                  @Redwing must be a big pronto pup fan huh?! We love Grand Haven!
              • Sweaty Paul
                Founding Member
                • Aug 2014
                • 1619
                • Hays, KS
                • Green Mountain Grill - Jim Bowie
                  (I've never regretted having too much grate space).

                  Weber Genesis Gas grill
                  Weber Kettle grills x 2

                #28
                Salutations from Hays, Kansas!

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