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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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  • BBillFleet
    Club Member
    • Jan 2021
    • 10

    Oh, don't get up, it's just me

    Greetings, all. My name is Bill Fleet, and I am happy to have joined you.

    I have been rifling through the recipe sections here for some time, starting with Meathead's bacon recipe some years ago, and have just done the double-smoked Ham with Apricot Glaze this past weekend. I finally decided to elevate my status from food-porn 'lurker' to full-fledged member, and here we are.

    I have only the one basic grill, a Weber One-Touch Silver from 2008, but I have been delightedly hacking it for the last 11 years. I finally replaced its sweeper vents this Christmas, and then fell into an upgrade spiral that has not yet abated. I do have a limit, though: I don't like to get anything that costs more than the grill did itself: $90.

    I currently live a mile down a quiet country road within metropolitan Charlotte, NC, with my wife and the remains of our children. The last two are in their Senior years at college and high school, respectively, and the other three are off on their own, here in Charlotte, in New Hampshire and New Jersey. My wife and I hail originally from north New Jersey, but we have lived in Columbia, SC and Evansville, IN along the way. We passed our 25th anniversary last summer in lockdown.

    I currently work for Lowe's Digital as a Software Engineer. I am the one who dives into the new cooking technologies like Sous Vide and Instant Pots, and also grilling. So I get to play with making (mostly) delicious food, mostly outside. Although Karin has finally figured out the Instant Pot, and no longer sees it as dangerous.

    Current equipment:
    Weber One-Touch Silver 22"
    Weber Smokey Joe (rarely, if ever used)
    Inkbird IBT-4XS 4-probe thermometer
    BBQ Dragon Grill Stone (still figuring this one out)
    TipTopTemp thermal vent (also still figured this one out)
    Skoo Smoker Tube
    Other equipment
    Anova Nano Sous Vide circulator
    Craftsman 12.5-Amp Heat Gun (for searing)
    Instant Pot DUO 8 qt.
    Instant Pot DUO 6 qt. (Don't tell Karin I have this one, but it was $25 after coupons and a gift card)
    ~70-year-old set of cast iron skillets (they were a wedding gift to my Mom)
    Sun Joe Wood Chipper (turns prunings from my apple, cherry, and pear trees into mulch and smoking chips)

  • Panhead John
    Club Member
    • Aug 2020
    • 1318
    • 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

    #2
    I didn’t get up for you Bill, but I did have to roll over on the couch to get my iPad. Great introduction, so I guess my efforts to do minimal body movements was worth it. Welcome to The Pit! You’ll have fun here, lots of great folks. Looking forward to seeing some of your cooks.

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    • BBillFleet
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      Thank you for your efforts on my behalf!
  • richinlbrg
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1893
    • Leesburg, VA. (Northern, VA)
    • We have two weber kettle grills (one LARGE and one small/average), the SnS and the Weber Smokey Mountain 18" smoker. We use both natural lump charcoal and KNB for smoking and measure our temps with a Maverick 733, thermopen and MK4. Favorite beer depends on what is cooking (alt answer is yes).

    #3
    Welcome BBillFleet ! I look forward to following your posts!

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

      #4
      Bill, Welcome aboard from Virginia Beach.

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      • DavidNorcross
        Club Member
        • Nov 2017
        • 2309
        • 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

        #5
        Welcome from Virginia, Bill!

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        • Texas Larry
          Club Member
          • May 2017
          • 1789
          • 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

          #6
          Welcome from south Texas! Glad you’re here.

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          • Starsky
            Club Member
            • Dec 2020
            • 204
            • Midlothian Il.

            #7
            Welcome!

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            • ofelles
              Club Member
              • Jun 2018
              • 2636
              • Brentwood CA
              • LSG large insulated cabinet
                Yoder YS640
                David Klose 20x42 Grill Chef Grill
                Weber Jumbo Joe
                FireBoard controller and PitBull fan
                Thermapen Mk4

              #8
              Welcome from the California Delta. You said your upgrade swing has not abated. Well, I'm sorry to be the one to tell ya but, you opened up a BIG can of worms with this crowd. We're a bunch of enablers!

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              • Panhead John
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                +1

              • BBillFleet
                BBillFleet commented
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                Yeah, my lovely wife at Christmas gifted me with a smoker tube, a rib rack, and a copy Raichlen's The Brisket Book. I said to her, "You know, of course, that you have just opened Pandora's Box, and cannot close it again." I should add that the Box in mention is apparently filled with smoked meats.
            • Oakgrovebacon
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 2006
              • South central Illinois

              #9
              Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!

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              • Oak Smoke
                Club Member
                • Aug 2018
                • 461
                • Central Texas

                #10
                Welcome from central Texas!

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                • bbqLuv
                  Club Member
                  • Jan 2020
                  • 1613
                  • Milwaukie, OR

                  #11
                  Happy Grilling To You
                  From NW Oregon

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                  • RonB
                    Club Member
                    • Apr 2016
                    • 13650
                    • Near Richmond VA
                    • Weber Performer Deluxe
                      SNS
                      Pizza insert
                      Rotisserie
                      Smokenator 1000
                      Cookshack Smokette Elite
                      2 Thermapens
                      Chefalarm
                      Dot
                      lots of probes.
                      CyberQ

                    #12
                    Welcome to The Pit Bill.

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                    • Donw
                      Club Member
                      • Jul 2017
                      • 3553

                      #13
                      Welcome from Maryland

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                      • Rob Johnston
                        Club Member
                        • Apr 2018
                        • 606
                        • Pittsburgh, PA

                        #14
                        Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA!

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                        • LA Pork Butt
                          Charter Member
                          • Dec 2014
                          • 5700
                          • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                          #15
                          Welcome to the Pit from Dallas, Texas!

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                          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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