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2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled - Rescheduled for March 2022

We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for March 18-20, 2022. More details and re-booking info coming soon! For now click here for more info.
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  • BGWolf
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 157
    • Central Pennsylvania
    • Central Pennsylvania

      XL Big Green Egg
      Smokeware Cap
      Ceramic Grill Store Woo & Stone
      MAPP Torch

      Charcoal: Rockwood, Wicked Good
      Rubs: Memphis Dust, Mrs. O'Leary's Cow Crust, Dalmatian Rub
      Sauces: Adam Perry Lang BBQ Sauce, Alabama White Sauce

    Welcome from across the river in Lancaster County


    • Oakgrovebacon
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 2016
      • South central Illinois

      Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!


      • bbqLuv
        Club Member
        • Jan 2020
        • 1839
        • Milwaukie, OR

        Hello from NW Oregon


        • Whiskeyman53
          Club Member
          • May 2020
          • 483
          • 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.

          Welcome to the pit from the bbq capital of New England, Massachusetts.


          • painter
            Club Member
            • Dec 2016
            • 250
            • Denver
            • Primo LG300
              Weber Performer Deluxe
              Maverick 732

            Good to see you--welcome from the Denver area!


            • Santamarina
              Club Member
              • Aug 2018
              • 958
              • Wildomar, CA

              Welcome from California!


              • willxfmr
                Club Member
                • Apr 2017
                • 606
                • Fondy

                Welcome from Wisconsin. Glad you could join us!
                With a $500 budget there a quite a few very good smokers you can get. The Weber Smokey Mountain would be my recommendation, but there are a fair few fans of the flaming garbage can know as the Pit Barrel.


                • Soonerpop
                  Club Member
                  • Jan 2020
                  • 563
                  • 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?)

                  Welcome from north Texas. If you love it, cook something! And, yes, the PBC is good for the money. Have fun here.


                  • Mosca
                    Charter Member
                    • Oct 2014
                    • 3893
                    • PA
                    • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

                    Welcome from The Poconos.

                    The best bang for the buck under $500 is the Weber kettle. There are lots of different models and sizes, but that’s where I’d start. I have a Big Green Egg, and I still do about half my cooking on the kettle.


                    • Mr. Bones
                      Charter Member
                      • Sep 2016
                      • 10407
                      • 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!!!!

                        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

                        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.)

                        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

                        Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
                        Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
                        Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

                      ​Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

                      Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!


                      • jharner
                        Club Member
                        • Jan 2016
                        • 1304
                        • Louisiana - North West but a coon ass at heart
                        • Cookers

                          Camp Chef DLX Pellet Grill
                          Weber 22.5 Kettle
                          Brickman Box Smoker


                          Slow N Sear
                          Tube Smoker
                          Turkey Cannon
                          Rib racks
                          Weber chimney starter


                          Maverick ET 735
                          Tru Temp 3619n
                          Thermapen mk4

                          Favorite Drink

                          Free beer
                          Coors Light
                          Windsor ( Canadian blended whiskey )

                        Welcome to the Pit. Enjoy the Wikipedia of BBQ !!


                        • Maxriptin
                          Club Member
                          • Aug 2017
                          • 26
                          • 18" Weber Kettle
                            22" Weber Kettle with Slow N Sear
                            Weber Genesis (propane)
                            28" Blackstone Griddle
                            Pit Barrel Cooker
                            Chefsteps Joule sous vide
                            Bernzomatic TS8000
                            Thermapen MK4

                            Avid beer fan (IPA, big stouts. Bitter = Better in my book)
                            untappd user: maxriptin

                            Cocktails: Alton Brown turned me onto boulevardiers. That has become my travel cocktail. At home it is usually spiced rum, vodka, or whisky mixed with ginger ale.

                            Planning on a DIY smoker. **Those plans got scrapped. Between the PBC and the SnS, a DIY smoker project has moved way down the list. Now I want to build an Argentinian style grill!

                            Former homebrewer with plans on returning to it when location and time allows.

                            No restrictions with me (love meats, cheese, veggies, etc...) however a friend I often cook with has celiac so I avoid gluten in my cooking. (PS. Stone delicious is a gluten reduced beer that he highly recommends )

                          Welcome from up the road in the Harrisburg area. When I joined up I couldn't decide what smoker or even what type of smoker I wanted. And I too didn't want to spend more than $500. I took the consensus advice from the Pit family and went with the Pit Barrel Cooker. I'm still super happy with that decision. I love the versatility and a basket of coals runs a long time! And I'll cook anything in it. Traditional stuff like ribs, pork butt, sausages, chicken (whole or thighs) but I have also done fish, meatloaf, stuffed cabbage, and even a ratatouille! I have eventually added a 22" weber kettle with a slow and sear setup and have used that for smoking too. (If the Slow and Sear brand kettle existed when I got the weber kettle, I may have gone with that instead.)




                          2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled - Rescheduled for March 2022

                          We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for March 18-20, 2022. More details and re-booking info coming soon! For now click here for more info.
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