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  • raywjohnson
    Code Ninja
    • Jun 2017
    • 187
    • Las Vegas
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    I am the RayJ

    Greetings all,

    My name is Ray W. Johnson. Please call me RayJ.

    I am the (relatively) new Senior vBulletin Developer for AmazingRibs.com.

    Sorry for waiting to introduce myself, I have been busy investigating and analyzing this forum. its software, and how everything is setup. My mission is to find and fix all the bugs and technical issues.

    My primary project is taking most of my time, but once that is done, I will begin work on the issues already identified in Help! & Suggestion Box.

    --RayJ
  • MBMorgan
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 6163
    • Colorado
    • > Weber Genesis EP-330
      > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
      > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
      > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
      > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
      to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
      > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
      > Thermoworks Smoke
      > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
      > Thermoworks Thermapen
      > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
      > Anova sous vide circulator
      > Searzall torch
      > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

      > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
      > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
      > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

    #2
    Greetings, RayJ ...

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    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 12554
      • Near Richmond VA
      • Weber Performer Deluxe
        SNS
        Pizza insert
        Rotisserie
        Smokenator 1000
        Cookshack Smokette Elite
        2 Thermapens
        Chefalarm
        Dot
        lots of probes.
        CyberQ

      #3
      Welcome to The Pit RayJ.

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      • Skip
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 3235
        • 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

        #4
        Glad you are here RayJ. Welcome.

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        • Steve B
          Club Member
          • Jun 2016
          • 2934
          • Rockland county New York
          • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
            Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

            22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

            Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

            1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
            1 maverick et-733 - gray
            1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
            1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
            1 thermoworks thermopop - red

            Pre Miala flavor injector
            taylor digital scale
            TSM meat grinder
            chefs choice food slicer
            cuisinhart food processor
            food saver vacuum sealer
            TSM harvest food dehydrator

          #5
          Welcome aboard RayJ. not quite sure what a vbulletin is but if it helps the pit get better than I'm all for it.
          It's already a great place but as we all know there's always room for improvement.

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          • raywjohnson
            raywjohnson commented
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            For info: vBulletin is the software that runs this forum. If you scroll all the way to the bottom of the page you will see the info and link.

          • tbob4
            tbob4 commented
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            It's bigger than a u-bulletin but smaller than a w-bulletin. I wondered the same thing so I'm glad you asked first and I could have fun thinking of an answer.
        • kmhfive
          Club Member
          • Mar 2017
          • 2988
          • Northern Illinois
          • Weber Kettle -- 22.5" (In-Service Date June 2015)
            Slow-n-Sear/Drip-n-Griddle/Grill Grates (In-Service Date March 2016)
            Pit Boss 820 (Retired)
            GMG Jim Bowie WiFi (In-Service Date April 2017)
            Maverick ET-733
            Fireboard
            Home-brewer

          #6
          Welcome to the Pit! Glad to have you on our side. Seems the bugs are getting the upper hand in a couple of areas! Good luck.

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          • Mr. Bones
            Birthday Hat Master
            • Sep 2016
            • 9145
            • 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!!!!



              Thermometers:
              *********************************************
              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

              Accessories:
              *********************************************
              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.)



              Cookware:
              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

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

            #7
            Howdy raywjohnson !
            Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 16, 2017, 04:13 PM.

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            • DWCowles
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 9709
              • Smiths Grove, Ky
              • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

              #8
              Welcome raywjohnson

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              • Nate
                Former Member
                • Apr 2015
                • 3811
                • Quarantined

                #9
                Welcome from Indiana

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                • fuzzydaddy
                  Charter Member
                  • Nov 2014
                  • 4954
                  • Winchester TN
                  • Hardware
                    Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado.
                    Slow 'N Sear Kettle Grill.
                    Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0), DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
                    Weber Chimney starters (regular and half).
                    Joule.
                    GrillGrates, GrateGriddles.
                    Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
                    ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

                    Consumables / Favorites
                    KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks)
                    Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins.
                    SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
                    MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPOG.

                  #10
                  Good to meet you RayJ. Thanks in advance for your work to make things run smooth!

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                  • LA Pork Butt
                    Charter Member
                    • Dec 2014
                    • 5285
                    • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                    #11
                    Welcome aboard! I'm always in favor of a better plan.

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                    • HawkerXP
                      Club Member
                      • Jul 2016
                      • 5335
                      • Virginia
                      • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                        Thermopops
                        Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
                        Slo n Sear
                        Cold beer

                      #12
                      Welcome to the Pit! Whatever any body tells you about me is not true! I never surf for porn!

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                      • Danjohnston949
                        Former Member
                        • Dec 2014
                        • 4419
                        • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

                        #13
                        raywjohnson, RayJ, Welcome to AR.com and "The Pit"! Your Skill Set is Sorely Needed Here! Huskee has been holding the Fort for You and doing an Admirable Job of It! I get the feeling Somedays that Aaron feel's like a One Armed Paper Hanger with an Itchy A--❓ Fair Warning V-Bulleton doesn't socialize very well with My Loaded iPad Mini!
                        Welcome to "The Pit"!
                        Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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                        • Huskee
                          Huskee commented
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                          RayJ holds the fort muuuuch more than myself. He maintains the foundation of the fort.
                      • FireMan
                        Charter Member
                        • Jul 2015
                        • 7608
                        • Bottom of Winnebago

                        #14
                        Welcome aboard RayJ, but we doesn't have to call ya Johnson.

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                        • gcdmd
                          Charter Member
                          • Sep 2014
                          • 999
                          • The Republic of Texas

                          #15
                          Bienvenido. Do we have to call you Mister Johnson?

                          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoYsfbq3vMc
                          Last edited by gcdmd; August 8, 2017, 03:05 PM.

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