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  • Meathead
    BBQ Whisperer, Mythbuster
    • May 2014
    • 1272
    • Chicago area
    • Remember, no rules in the bedroom or kitchen
      Meathead

    Informal Meat-Up In Chicago

    How many of you are interested in getting together at a BBQ joint in or around Chicago for some drinks and food. Cash bar and we all chip in for the food. Strictly informal social get together for members and a guest or two. Chime in if you are interested so I can find a place that will hold us.
  • Al S.
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 71
    • SW Chicago ‘burbs

    #2
    Sounds like a great idea, Meathead! Count me in.

    Comment

    • Reds Fan 5
      Charter Member
      • Sep 2014
      • 252
      • Western Springs, IL
      • Equipment
        Weber Genesis Gas
        Weber 22" Kettle (black)
        Smokenator
        Slow N Sear

        Thermometers
        Maverick 732 Redi-Chek
        Thermopop

        Fuel
        Kingsford Blue Bag
        Kingsford Professional

        Wood
        Apple (chunks)
        Mesquite (chunks)
        Hickory (chunks)
        Oak (chunks)

        Beverages
        Beer: Sun King Sunlight Cream Ale; Goose Island 312; Goose Island Green Line; Revolution Anti-Hero IPA; Lagunitas IPA

        Bourbon: Basil Hayden
        Rye: George Dickel
        Cocktail: Manhattan

        Personal
        Married, one child (son)
        Originally from Indianapolis, IN. Currently live in Chicago's Western Suburbs (near Meathead!)
        Associate Dean at Chicago area university

      #3
      I am interested.

      Comment

      • Nate
        Charter Member
        • Apr 2015
        • 3818
        • Quarantined
        • INFO
          ~Known as: Nate
          ~Location: Cornfield in Southwestern Indiana
          ~Credit Manager for an Agriculture Coop.


          SMOKERS & GRILLS
          ~Grilla Original Grilla
          ~Char-Broil Commercial Tru-Infrared Gas Grill
          ~Pit Barrel Cooker
          ~Brinkmann Trailmaster Vertical Offset Smoker
          ~Weber Kettle 22.5" Original
          ~Weber Q1000


          THERMOMETERS
          ~Thermoworks Thermapen MX4
          ~Thermoworks Thermapen
          ~Thermoworks ThermoPop
          ~Thermoworks ChefAlarm TX-1100-XX (Orange and black)
          ~Thermoworks DOT TX-1200-XX (Black)
          ~Thermoworks IR-Gun-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
          ~Maverick ET-733
          ~Maverick XR-50


          ACCESSORIES
          ~Stanley T-Stak mobile tool box for BBQ Supplies
          ~Slow 'n' Sear
          ~Drip 'n' Griddle
          ~Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter
          ~Pro-Series Probes for Thermoworks
          ~Humphrey's Rib Spatula


          DRINKS
          ~Sweet Tea
          ~Bourbon
          ~Craft Beers or whatever is in your fridge

        #4
        Depending on when it would be and our work schedules my wife and I would consider a trip to Chicago if we could make it work.

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        • grantgallagher
          grantgallagher commented
          Editing a comment
          Same. I got united miles to burn and chitown is pretty doable. Although i might need to insist on a trip to calumet fisheries for some smoked shrimp.
      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 12326
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #5
        Great idea, but a bit too far for me.

        Comment

        • xaugievike
          Club Member
          • Jan 2017
          • 644
          • Chicagoland
          • Weber Genesis 300 series
            Weber Summit Charcoal With custom grill center
            Weber Performer w/SNS
            PBC
            Blackstone 22" TableTop Griddle
            Ooni Pro Pizza oven

          #6
          interested for sure, but completely dependent on day/time

          Comment

          • troymeister
            Charter Member
            • Aug 2014
            • 1293
            • Forest Park Il
            • Weber 26

              Weber Performer 22.5, Weber 18.5, WSM 18.5, Smokey Joe

              2 Slow N Sears, Charcoal Rotisserie, Kettle Pizza for Weber 22.5

              Smoke Thermometer, Igrill, Thermapen, Thermapop,Maverick 2 probe

              Good Cabernet, Merlot, Zin

              Anti Hero, Blue moon

              I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I put it in my food.

            #7
            I'm in for sure!!

            Comment

            • Ahumadora
              Club Member
              • Oct 2015
              • 1958
              • Pilar Buenos Aires, Argentina

              #8
              Troutman Pay for my ticket to get there and I will shout you a beer....

              Comment


              • Troutman
                Troutman commented
                Editing a comment
                Whose buying my ticket? I'm 1200 miles away
            • Steve R.
              Club Member
              • Jul 2016
              • 2216
              • Elizabethtown, KY
              • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Ranch Kettle w/ Guru adapter.

              #9
              I would do it, depending on the date, etc. Interested, for sure!

              Comment

              • wrgilb
                Club Member
                • Jan 2018
                • 182
                • Santa Cruz, Ca. area

                #10
                I'd be interested, depending on date.

                Comment

                • new2smoking
                  Club Member
                  • Aug 2018
                  • 167
                  • Seattle, WA

                  #11
                  I'd consider coming out from Seattle, if the time is right. Could visit family. Eat Pescado Zarandeado at Leña Brava. Grab an Italian Beef sandwich. A Chicago dog (no ketchup!!!)
                  Last edited by new2smoking; December 2nd, 2019, 10:49 AM.

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                  • mrteddyprincess
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2018
                    • 326

                    #12
                    Interested but it depends on date and time for me coming up from Indy.

                    Comment

                    • Yelnoc
                      Charter Member
                      • Aug 2014
                      • 63
                      • Geneseo, Illinois
                      • RJ Kamado K7, Treager Pro 124

                      #13
                      If schedule works it would be great

                      Comment

                      • Potkettleblack
                        Club Member
                        • Jun 2016
                        • 1955
                        • Beautiful Downtown Berwyn
                        • Grill: Grilla Original / Weber Genesis EP-330 / OK Joe Bronco Drum
                          Thermometers: Thermapen / iGrill 2 / Fireboard
                          For Smoke: Chunks / Pellet Tube / Mo Pouch
                          Sous Vide: Joule / Nomiku WiFi (RIP Nomiku)
                          Disqus: Le Chef - (something something something) - it changes

                        #14
                        I can make it, assuming date and time present no conflicts (and my schedule can be pretty empty, most times of the year).

                        So, yeah.

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                        • rmeugene
                          Club Member
                          • Oct 2016
                          • 51
                          • Glberts, IL
                          • Weber Genesis Gas
                            Smokehouse Little Chief II Electric

                          #15
                          I would be interested...

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