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  • Huskee
    Pit Boss
    • May 2014
    • 14899
    • central MI, USA
    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

      Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

      Smokers / Grills
      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
      • PBC
      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
      • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

      • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
      • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
      • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
      • Thermapen MkII, orange
      • ThermoPop, yellow
      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

      • Instant Pot 6qt
      • Anova Bluetooth SV
      • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
      • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
      • BBQ Dragon
      • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
      • Weber grill topper
      • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
      • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
      • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

      • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
      • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
      • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
      • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
      • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
      • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
      • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

      About me
      Real name: Aaron
      Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

      • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

    Rules And Guidelines

    Welcome to the Pitmaster Club! We are not Facebook or a typical anti-social media. In order to make sure we can all ask, tell, learn, socialize, and have fun without discord, here are a few rules and guidelines:
    1. Getting Help. If you need technical help with anything or have questions about how The Pitmaster Club Forum operates, or your membership details, check the Help page. It contains lots of tutorials for many tasks.
    2. Be Nice. We are all friends and equals and we are here to discuss food. That is what binds us together. You can disagree with each other but please don't attack anyone personally, no politics or religion, and keep the flames* in your backyard pit and out of our community. Please do not make stereotypical generalizations based on gender, sex, race, or ethnicity.
    3. *No Harassment Of Others.
      1. If you disagree with another member and feel you must make your personal disagreement known, please do so respectfully. Productive disagreements are opportunities to learn and expand. Non-productive disagreements are opportunities to make enemies.
      2. If other members are discussing a topic (which does not violate our official Rules And Guidelines) that you have a strong personal disinterest in or disagreement with, it is best if you keep your thoughts and opinions to yourself. Everyone has the right to discuss what they want to. Everyone is either a paying member or Free Trial member (and Free Trial members have the same rights as paid members) and has the right to be able to talk about common interests that do not violate our Rules. Constant interjection of a contrary opinion for the sole purpose of interrupting the conversation of others, to have the last word, or simply to be 'right', as deemed to be the case by moderators, will be considered harassment and is not tolerated. Violators of either of the above will be asked to leave. Remember what your mamma taught you: "If you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all"!
    4. Keep It Clean. We don't have a foul language filter and would like to keep it that way. Please keep in mind we have members from all over the world, all demographic and social statuses, and members' children may browse our forum. Please keep things as clean as your grill grates.
    5. Avoid Health Discussions. Please try to avoid discussions of what is or what is not healthy food. The fact is we know little about what is healthy. Remember when butter and wine were bad for us? Latest research is saying fat and salt may not be the villains we were told. Our site has a strong interest in science, and so much of what is published about health is unproven and changes regularly. Meathead discusses the problem in detail in his article on Food and Health.
    6. You Can Sell Or Seek. Selling is welcome in the For Sale, Trade, Or Wanted topic but nowhere else. We cannot be responsible for the quality or honesty of products and individuals who post there, so please ask questions of the seller/buyer. As a courtesy to your prospective buyers or sellers, please post your location and the item itself clearly in the topic title.
    7. Show Us What You've Got. List your grills, smokers, and your digital thermometers in your signature. This will help all of us understand your perspective when you ask questions or offer advice. Favorite beer could be good too! Signatures are not a promotional opportunity. If you put your website or blog in your signature, it would be nice if your website or blog reciprocated with a link to AmazingRibs.com.
    8. Amazon Links. If you link to a product, and Amazon sells it at a competitive price, please try to use our links. In other words, tell people "I like the Slow 'N Sear. Go to http://tinyurl.com/AmazingRibs and search for Slow 'N Sear." Please save this link! This really helps us pay our bills.
    9. Avatars. No risque pictures, no full or partial nudity, even if meant to be humorous, will be allowed. We have members of all age groups so please be respectful of all. If your photo is deemed by moderators to violate this rule, you will be asked to crop it or change it, or admin will do it for you.
    10. Organization. Help us keep things organized so it is easier for people to find things. For example, the Fuels And Fire channel is for discussing fuel types, fire management tips and techniques, charcoal sales, etc, NOT grills and smokers. If you have a critique, praise, or question about an individual grill or smoker, please share your thoughts in the proper Charcoal Grill, Gas Smoker, etc channel, and/or our Product Ratings & Reviews pages of the public side of AmazingRibs.com website so prospective buyers can see these comments.
    11. Moderation. In the very rare event a moderator makes an edit to one of your posts, do us a favor - try to understand why the edit was made and make an adjustment to your forum habits. Carry on and keep having fun. It's not personal. If you aren't sure why the moderation occurred please send a private message (PM) to the moderator and carbon copy (CC) Huskee to discuss whatever occurred. Please keep the conversation private and do not post a topic about the moderation activity. We don't want to dramatize things, we are not Facebook!
    12. Promotions. If you have a hobby of, or make a living by, posting barbecue related media (text, pictures, video all included) please feel free to link to this content if someone asks a question in the Pitmaster Club that your page or video directly answers. Please do not start a new topic for the sole purposes of posting a link to your content. Also, please be conservative in how often you post a link to your content. We won't set a limit, but we will let you know if we feel you are using us as a promotional tool. If you are sharing recipes from your blog or website, please make sure the pictures are yours, and please tailor the post to our members. Please do not simply copy & paste for the sole purpose of driving traffic to your website. You would not walk into a party and shout "Hey this is fun here, but come check out the party next door!" Please do not hijack topics and change the subject, please just start a new topic.
    13. 3 Strikes, You're Out! We have a "3 Strikes, You're Out" policy. If you violate any of the above Rules And Guidelines and are asked by the admin or mods to correct the behavior, we expect you to cooperate. If you choose not to, we may be forced to terminate your membership and refund your money. Thankfully this has been VERY rare. But here in the Pitmaster Club forum, we hold ourselves to a higher standard and 99.99% of our members appreciate that about us. Please follow our rules!

    Now that we have all of that out of the way, please remember, this forum is a labor of love and is the result of years of thoughts, ideas, sweat, flames, smoke, and onion tears. Founded in July 2014, we are still continually improving things. We value your feedback and suggestions. You can post them here Suggestion Box.
    If you have questions about how the Pitmaster Club works, click here to go to the User Manual which has answers to FAQs.
    Last edited by Meathead; June 15, 2020, 11:30 AM.
  • SmokeytheBare
    Charter Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 6

    SmokeytheBare from Ward’s Island in Toronto Harbour. My first post although I have been a member for six years. I have learned an immense amount from Amazing Ribs and am known for my great BBQ delights.
    I have a very small yard about 40 X 60 feet so the real estate fo BBQs is limited.
    My equipment consists of a Weber Kettle with 1 a SmokeEZ insert ( it is to bad they seem to be out of business. I have a FireBoard Temperature Controller driving a Pit Viper.
    I started with a cheap offset smoker but very soon bought a Weber Kettle.
    When I read about the SmokeEZ on this site I bought it right away and bee the Smoking Champ of the Island.
    I smoke when it gets cold here, I McGivered and insulating sleeve from silvered bubble wrap insulation with strips of strong Velcro to hold it together.
    I love hanging the meat to smoke. I hang Pork & Beef ribs, Brisket & Pastrami (Smoked Meat in Canada) and spatchcocked Capons. I like the Weber Rotisserie but it is to small and leaks so I can’t maintain a steady low and slow temp. I have ordered Stove gasket and hope to make it more airtight soon.
    During Covid I haven’t been smoking much , because if I set up the BBQ I want to do something big.
    My wife is a vegetarian who I love a lot but since she won’t eat my masterpieces I have to freeze what I can’t eat right away .
    The hanging rack from the SmokeEZ has held up to 8 racks of pork ribs at once.
    I buy my meat at St Lawrence Market In Toronto where there are six butchers . They don’t wrap the meat in plastic and will show you both sides of a cut.

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

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