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  • Bigduds
    Charter Member
    • Apr 2015
    • 9
    • Maryland

    #16
    Congrats!

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    • Mosca
      Charter Member
      • Oct 2014
      • 3356
      • PA
      • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

      #17
      This is going to be a re-draw, I can tell. One year member, no activity at all. Probably forgot about the membership, renewed on automatic.

      That being said, I hope not, because I don’t need anything. Cmon, Crunch!

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      • jfmorris
        jfmorris commented
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        No - they've been the site, just not participated in any discussion at all.
    • tamidw
      Club Member
      • Sep 2017
      • 57
      • NW Oregon

      #18
      Congrats to CrunchySue!! If she doesn't chime in, I'd be happy to help pick something being I'm from the same neck of the woods... Can't guarantee it would get to her though! Haha.

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      • DoubleUpOrQuit
        Club Member
        • Dec 2017
        • 342
        • Minneapolis, MN
        • Old Country offset smoker, 22” Weber Kettle, 4 burner gas. Oak logs, Royal Oak Lump, Kingsford Briqs, Gas.

        #19
        Congratulations crunchysue!

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        • Huskee
          Pit Boss
          • May 2014
          • 14980
          • 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)

            Thermometers
            • (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

            Accessories
            • 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

            Beverages
            • 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)

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

          #20
          Frozen Smoke Mosca jfmorris Always remember to change your filter to "all time" when looking at someone's posts ("Activities"). crunchysue has 14 posts from last summer. It always defaults to "last 30 days" so if you don't change it it will look like a person has 0 posts if they haven't posted in the last month.

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          • jfmorris
            jfmorris commented
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            Good to know. Now I gotta go dig around on Twitter...

          • Huskee
            Huskee commented
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            dahcopilot ... I don't use Twitter. Do you mean Instagram or are you confusing me w/ someone else?

          • dahcopilot
            dahcopilot commented
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            instagram.....
        • crunchysue
          Club Member
          • Jun 2017
          • 35
          • Portland, OR

          #21
          Wow! Whuut?? Sorrynotsorry, guys, I'm here! For the record, I've participated in lots of discussions. I think I know which prize I want, but I haven't made my final decision yet. What would you choose?

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          • Potkettleblack
            Potkettleblack commented
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            Depends what you have.

          • SmokeyGator
            SmokeyGator commented
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            I don’t know. Most likely the blaze grill, my gasser has had it. But I sort of want a 4 burner. I could live with three though. I have a Primo XL already.
        • jfmorris
          Club Member
          • Nov 2017
          • 3005
          • Huntsville, Alabama
          • Jim Morris

            Cookers
            • Camp Chef FTG900 Flat Top Grill (2020)
            • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
            • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q (2007)
            • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
            • King Kooker 94/90TKD 105K/60K dual burner patio stove
            • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
            • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
            • Anova
            Thermometers
            • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
            • Thermoworks Dot
            • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
            • Thermoworks RT600C
            Beverages
            • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

          #22
          crunchysue Congratulations! I had my eye on the Hasty Bake as it seems like a good grill AND charcoal smoker, but they recently added the PK360 to the mix too, and that is a sexy looking charcoal grill. I guess a lot of the choice depends on what equipment you already do have, and if you are going to replace or supplement with the new gear you just won. There are a LOT of good choices there.

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          • JakeT
            Club Member
            • Mar 2018
            • 457
            • Vacaville, CA
            • Lonestar Grillz 24x48
              Forno Bravo Casa 110
              Sunterra 60" Argentine Grill w/ Rear Brasero
              KBQ C-60
              Weber Kettle 22"
              Fire Magin a660i

              A-MAZE-N-TUBE 6", 10", maze
              BBQ Dragon
              BBQ Dragon Chimney
              iGrill
              Fireboard
              Bernzomatic w/ Mapp Gas

            #23
            Congrats crunchysue!

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            • Geekandproud
              Club Member
              • Jun 2017
              • 69
              • South Jersey
              • Cookers:
                • Big Green Egg - Large
                • 22" Weber Kettle w/SnS
                • Pit Barrel Cooker
                • 28" Blackstone Griddle Pro Series
                Thermometers:
                • Thermoworks Dot
                • Maverick ET-732
                • Lavatools Javelin Pro Duo

              #24
              HASTYBAKE!
              HASTYBAKE!
              HASTYBAKE!

              No pressure though

              Congrats!

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              • crunchysue
                Club Member
                • Jun 2017
                • 35
                • Portland, OR

                #25
                OK, here's what I'm thinking. I already have a PBC, which I adore, and a big Weber Genesis Something-or-other gas grill. So I don't need another smoker. I do, however, need a charcoal grill. Now, the Hasty-Bake looks cool with its moveable charcoal tray, but also huge and complicated. (99% of the time I'm cooking for just me.) The PK 360 looks like the PBC of grills to me.

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                • SmokeyGator
                  SmokeyGator commented
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                  Either will suit you well!

                • jfmorris
                  jfmorris commented
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                  If you don’t want the complexity of the Hasty Bake, I think the PK360 is the way to go for charcoal - not as much grilling space, but similar in capacity to my Weber kettle, and it will last forever - cast aluminum body and stainless grates.

                • EdF
                  EdF commented
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                  Agree with jfmorris - sounds better suited to your situation.
              • Polarbear777
                Club Member
                • Sep 2016
                • 1684

                #26
                I have a PBC and s PK360 and I can do just about anything with that combo. The pk360 is a Cadillac of a grill. It’s well designed and very well built.

                If I were you I’d study the reviews of them all.

                I’d also investigate that new vision kamado. Looks well thought out.

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                • Huskee
                  Pit Boss
                  • May 2014
                  • 14980
                  • 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)

                    Thermometers
                    • (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

                    Accessories
                    • 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

                    Beverages
                    • 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)

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

                  #27
                  Originally posted by crunchysue View Post
                  OK, here's what I'm thinking. I already have a PBC, which I adore, and a big Weber Genesis Something-or-other gas grill. So I don't need another smoker. I do, however, need a charcoal grill. Now, the Hasty-Bake looks cool with its moveable charcoal tray, but also huge and complicated. (99% of the time I'm cooking for just me.) The PK 360 looks like the PBC of grills to me.
                  Be sure to check out not only Max's reviews of those two grills right here at AmazingRibs.com, but also some YouTube videos (if you haven't already). This will give you a better feel for their size and which you may prefer.

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                  • crunchysue
                    crunchysue commented
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                    Thanks, I have been!
                • FireMan
                  Charter Member
                  • Jul 2015
                  • 7674
                  • Bottom of Winnebago

                  #28
                  I held out on the congrats til it got real. Congrats! As far as your choice goes, I think you are right. The PK360 looks like the mochine. It’s not gargantuan, which you don’t need & Max’s write up and testing you can trust til the cows come home. One thing that was said that caught my attention was the reference vs. a kamado without the hassle.
                  Last edited by FireMan; July 11, 2018, 09:36 AM.

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                  • Rob Johnston
                    Club Member
                    • Apr 2018
                    • 369
                    • Pittsburgh, PA

                    #29
                    Congrats. All would be good choices in my book!

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                    • ecowper
                      Founding Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 3261
                      • Maple Valley, WA
                      • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
                        Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

                        Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
                        Thermometer = Maverick ET732
                        Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
                        Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
                        Thermapen Classic = Grey
                        PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

                        Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
                        Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
                        Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
                        Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

                        Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


                        Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

                      #30
                      crunchysue congratulations ..... so, I am a proud Hasty-Bake owner and I gotta tell you, it's my go to grill on a daily basis. I am normally cooking for my wife and I and, sometimes, the two teen girls. It's big, yes, but not complicated. And it can cook a mean Tri-Tip! It's the best all around grill I've ever had and can go from cooking a pork butt for 12 hours at 240 to searing a ribeye to medium-rare perfectly, every time. I wouldn't hesitate to have it just for me as my only cooker. BUT if I had already other cookers, I might hesitate.

                      Hopefully that helps a little bit.

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                      • crunchysue
                        crunchysue commented
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                        Thanks. That HB is definitely tempting...

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