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  • jgreen
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 2688
    • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
    • Cookers:
      Broil King XL
      Broil King Smoke
      Weber Kettle 26
      Grilla Pellet smoker
      Capital 40 natural gas
      Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

      Thermometer:
      Maverick 733
      Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
      Thermo works DOT (or two)
      Fireboard (probably my favourite)
      Thermworks Smoke (or two)

      Accessories:
      SnS (original, plus and XL)
      DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
      Vortex
      Grillgrates
      and, maybe some other toys as well

    #16
    Congrats on the additional job. Sounds like needed more to keep you busy.

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    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      Thanks!
  • Willy
    Charter Member
    • Apr 2015
    • 1792
    • High Desert of the Great Southwest

    #17
    Just to establish a kinship of the frigid--I spent my junior high and high school years in the UP of Michigan (in the 60s)--not far from Lake Superior. I remember -20°F as VERY common (-40°F at least once each winter) and 250 plus inches of snow every winter. Skeeters like crazy all summer long. Rumor was they cross-bred with the grouse. I laugh at people who qualify their low temperatures by saying "with the wind chill". Pasties and skiing were the good things. Well, that and growing up in the "boonies" where I could be gone all day and Mom didn't need to worry at all! (Little did she know!)

    I enjoy the high desert of the GREAT Southwest! LOL You are young--maybe one day you'll find comfort in the Great SW!
    Last edited by Willy; April 1st, 2017, 09:31 AM.

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    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      I love the South West. A buddy of mine got hitched down there. I took a few days, rented a car and cruised all over the SW. Beautiful place. Although the UP is gorgeous as well. Can you say lake effect snow?
  • hogdog6
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 562
    • Liberty, Utah

    #18
    Great bio. Congrats on your position as moderator. Always enjoy you posts/pics and learning from your pitmaster skills. Other than komado brands your cooker arsenal is the same as mine. You're posts/pics are a big reason that my not resisting MCS will cause me to be sleeping on the couch for a few nights soon. Haha!!! KBQ on its way brother.

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    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      Thanks! We are gonna have many more KBQ cooks to post in the future! I am excited for you to get that baby rolling.
  • Steve Vojtek
    Charter Member
    • Mar 2015
    • 613
    • Melbourne Australia
    • 6 & 2 burner gas BBQ's
      Diy electric smoker
      A-maze-n-tube 12 inch
      Gas powered pizza oven
      GMG Davy Crockett with Wifi
      Rosle 24 inch charcoal kettle
      Slow'nSear - my favourite
      2 x Thermapens
      2 x wireless thermometers
      3 x wired thermometers
      Favourite drink:
      Scotch whiskey various brands
      American Honey WT
      And beer ....
      And at work just plain old chilled water....

    #19
    Nice to get to know you BBQ brother. Wow only 32? At your age I was still partying and going to nightclubs. Of course I'm over that now. Nice hobby scuba diving - as a kid I used to love snorkeling. Exploring the bottom of the sea ( not too deep of course. ) Maybe I can make time for a new hobby?

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    • Steve Vojtek
      Steve Vojtek commented
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      Agreed the GBR is a beautiful gift from nature. Maybe one day I'll see you there? (Under water)

    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      Nothing would make me more happy. I might actually stay down there!! Steve Vojtek Down under I mean!

    • Steve Vojtek
      Steve Vojtek commented
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      Not a bad place to be...gets a bit hot in summer but no snow in winter.(except for some mountains)
  • lschweig
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 983
    • Oswego, Il

    #20
    It is always nice to learn a little bit more about someone you are interested in. Great new avatar as we cal clearly see the man behind the legend.

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    • Spinaker
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      Hahaha I don't know about legend.
  • PJBowmaster
    Club Member
    • Dec 2016
    • 549
    • Black Hills of SD

    #21
    So John, I have to ask how you chose the handle of Spinaker? I did not read about a passion for sailing in your bio....

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    • Spinaker
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      Actually, I have never sailed in my life. But the name comes from a character in Tom Clancy's novels. He is the backdoor connection inside the Kremlin. He, Jack Ryan and James Greiier "keep the back channels open" to avert total nuclear war between the US and Russia. I chose it as an online alias years ago and just stuck with it.
  • Amajeff99
    Club Member
    • Feb 2017
    • 215
    • CT
    • I currently have 4 grills 2 gas (Weber spirit 700 and Weber 1000) 2 charcoal (Weber master touch 22 and PK360). I also have a cast iron hibachi and a joule Sous vide. I have multiple probe thermometers , MK4, Smoke, 2 chef alarm, ThermaQ and thermaK and a thermoworks IR with K probe port. for knives I love my Messermeister Olive elite and my TojironDP Gyutou. which I keep razor sharp using my edge-pro. I also have a weather station to keep an eye on good Grilling weather.

    #22
    Thanks for the interesting Bio. Lots of common interests.

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    • Spinaker
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      Right on man!
  • JGrana
    Club Member
    • Aug 2016
    • 271

    #23
    Congratulations J.R., your going to make a great moderator! Your comments on how AmazingRibs and all the great folks on these forums have made such a positive impact is spot on! Since joining I have gained an incredible amount of knowledge listening and asking questions. Not to mention discovering the KBQ. You have been one of my favorite "commentators", great to see it will continue that way!

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    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      Thanks for the kinds words JGrana. I am happy to help in any way I can. I look forward to hanging out for a long time!

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If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

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The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

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The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

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The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

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Griddle And Deep Fryer In One

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The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all!

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The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

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The Undisputed Champion!

thermapen

The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. The MK4 includes features that are common on high-end instruments: automatic backlight and rotating display. Don't accept cheap substitutes.

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Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

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We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5" x 29.5" footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.

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Weber Genesis Grill

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Genesis II E-335 
A Versatile Gasser That Does It All!

Weber Genesis Grill

Weber’s Genesis line has long been one of the most popular choices for gas grillers. The new Genesis II E-335 offers solid performance, a sear burner for sizzling heat and an excellent warranty.

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

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Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

PK 360 grill

The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

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Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker

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