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  • Old_Bikes
    Club Member
    • Dec 2016
    • 14
    • San Jose, CA

    Hello from NorCal

    Howdy, folks. I have been a member for a few years, and when I posted a reply to a thread I got a welcome and a note this was my first post. I looked and it seems I did not introduce myself. I have been grilling, smoking, and bbqing for some time, and found this site and it has been a great source of information and inspiration. I started out with a gas grill, bought a couple of books (pre-internet for me) and bought a kettle smoker. I started making sausage and playing around with cooking, and started getting more equipment and knowledge.

    Now I have a gas grill, BGE, Traeger, Weber, offset smoker, and still have the old kettle smoker. All have a different purpose. I still make sausage (primarily bratwurst) and make bacon and pastrami. I have learned a lot and now have an even deeper love for cooking, eating, and drinking. You gotta eat, so you might as well eat well. I have two seasons, beer season and wine season, which are dependent on where I am cooking. Beer season is summer and I cook outside almost exclusively, and wine season is winter when I cook indoors. Being in California, I still tend to cook outdoors to some degree all year.

    Glad to be among those dedicated to eating and drinking well, and sharing the knowledge thereof.
  • tiewunon
    Club Member
    • May 2020
    • 522
    • Virginia Beach, Va

    #2
    Welcome aboard from Virginia Beach.

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    • Whiskeyman53
      Club Member
      • May 2020
      • 319
      • 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.

      #3
      Welcome to the pit from the bbq capital of New England, Massachusetts. I agree, eat well and pair the beverage to the occasion, season and cooking vessel.

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      • jharner
        Club Member
        • Jan 2016
        • 1242
        • Louisiana - North West but a coon ass at heart
        • Cookers

          Camp Chef DLX Pellet Grill
          Weber 22.5 Kettle
          Brickman Box Smoker

          Accessories

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

          Thermometer's

          Maverick ET 735
          Tru Temp 3619n
          Thermapen mk4
          Thermapop

          Favorite Drink

          Free beer
          Coors Light
          Windsor ( Canadian blended whiskey )

        #4
        Welcome to the pit, Enjoy the Wikipedia of BBQ.

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        • mcook2201
          Club Member
          • Aug 2019
          • 233
          • Mooresville, North Carolina

          #5
          Greetings and welcome from North Carolina

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          • RonB
            Club Member
            • Apr 2016
            • 13309
            • 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 again.

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            • Soonerpop
              Club Member
              • Jan 2020
              • 372
              • 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?)

              #7
              Welcome to the Pit from north Texas, although you’ve been around longer than I have. You’ve got a lot of good cookers and do some great stuff. When is bourbon season? That’s pretty much year-round around here.

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              • ofelles
                Club Member
                • Jun 2018
                • 2430
                • Brentwood CA
                • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
                  Klose 20x42 Charcoal Grill
                  LSG Insulated Cabinet
                  Jumbo Joe
                  VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
                  FireBoard and Pit Bull fan
                  Thermoworks Signal
                  Thermoworks Dot
                  Thermopen Mk4

                #8
                Welcome from the Delta. Born and raised mostly in San Jose, moved up here 17 years ago.

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                • Stuey1515
                  Club Member
                  • Dec 2019
                  • 358
                  • NSW Australia

                  #9
                  Welcome from Oz, you will like it back here

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                  • DavidNorcross
                    Club Member
                    • Nov 2017
                    • 2013
                    • 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

                    #10
                    Welcome from Virginia!

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                    • LA Pork Butt
                      Charter Member
                      • Dec 2014
                      • 5580
                      • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                      #11
                      Welcome to the Pit from Dallas, Texas!

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                      • Oakgrovebacon
                        Club Member
                        • Apr 2016
                        • 1977
                        • South central Illinois

                        #12
                        Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!

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                        • Skip
                          Founding Member
                          • Jul 2014
                          • 3592
                          • Blue Earth, Minnesota
                          • MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

                          #13
                          Welcome from Minnesota.

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                          • Donw
                            Club Member
                            • Jul 2017
                            • 3387

                            #14
                            Welcome from Maryland

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                            • Texas Larry
                              Club Member
                              • May 2017
                              • 1668
                              • 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

                              #15
                              Sounds like we can learn a lot from you! Howdy from south Texas!

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