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  • TripleB
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 716
    • La Crescenta
    • Jambo Backyard Smoker
      Weber Smokey Mountain (22" & 18.5")
      Portable Kitchen 360
      Portable Kitchen Grill
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Weber "Brownie" Circa 1978 22"
      Weber Gas Grill, Silver A
      BBQ Guru ATC
      Favorite Beer: Peroni
      Favorite Sports Teams: Rams, Dodgers, Kings, UCLA Bruins

    #46
    Looking good. I check in on this almost everyday. Drive on!

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    • Dewesq55
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 1870
      • The Poconos, NEPA
      • Smoker:
        Landmann Smoke Master Series Heavy Duty Barrel Smoker (COS) - With mods including 2 level rack system with pull-out grates
        Masterbuilt 40.2" 1200W Electric Smoker
        Masterbuilt ThermoTemp XL 40" Vertical Propane Smoker

        Gas Grill:
        BBQPro (cheap big box store model) Stainless steel 4 burnerswith aftermarket rotisserie.

        Charcoal Grill:
        Weber Smokey Joe Charcoal Grill 14"

        Thermometer:​​​​​​
        Fireboard 2 with Drive cable and 20 CFM fan and Competition Probe Package
        Fireboard 1st Generation
        ThermoWorks Mini Instant Read
        Lavaworks Thermowand Instant Read
        2 Maverick 733
        ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
        ThermoWorks ThermaPen Mk4 x 2
        Govee Bluetooth Thermometer with 6 probes

        Miscellaneous:
        Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - 1st generation
        Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - wifi/bluetooth connected

        Favorite Beer:
        Anything to the dark side and malty rather than hoppy. Currently liking Yuengling Porter and Newcastle Brown Ale. In a bar or pub I will often default to Guiness

        Favorite Spirit:
        Bourbon - Eagle Rare for "every day"; Angel's Envy for special occasions, Basil Hayden's, Larceny

        Favorite Wine:
        Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Super Tuscan Sangiovese (Including Chianti Classico Riserva) Brunello di Montalcino

        Favorite Meat(s):
        Pork - especially the darker meat. I love spare ribs and anything made from shoulder/butt meat
        Chicken - Mainly the dark meat and wings
        Beef Ribeye steak

        Favorite Cuisine to Cook:
        Can't list just one: Indian, Chinese, Thai, West Indian/Carribean, Hispanic/Latin American, Ethiopian, Italian, BBQ

        Favorite Cuisine to Eat:
        Indian, followed closely by BBQ.

        Disqus ID:
        David E. Waterbury

      #47
      ​​​​​I finished the frame boxes and got them screwed together (still need more screws, but they're attached to each other.) Tomorrow I'll start on the joists.
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      • fzxdoc
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 5087
        • My toys:
          Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
          Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
          Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
          Weber Kettle Premium 22"
          Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
          Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


          Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
          Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
          Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
          Grill Grate for SnS
          Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
          Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
          2 Grill Grate Griddles
          Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

          Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
          Fireboard control unit in addition to that in the Extreme BBQ Package
          Additional Fireboard probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
          2 Fireboard Driver Cables
          Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
          Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
          Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
          Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
          Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
          Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
          Thermoworks Timestick Trio
          Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
          Maverick ET 733
          Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

          Grill Pinz
          Vortex (two of them)

          Two Joule Sous Vide devices
          VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
          Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
          Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
          Charcoal Companion TurboQue
          A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

          BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

          Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
          Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
          Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
          Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

        #48
        Looking good. Hope the rain stays away so you can get a few more good days of work in. Any idea of a completion date?

        Kathryn

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        • Dewesq55
          Dewesq55 commented
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          Thanks, Kathryn. Any attempt to determine a completion date would be pure speculation at this point. About 25% of the pressure treated decking which I bought and paid for was discovered to be seriously damaged when the vendor was pulling my order for delivery, and so was not delivered. There is currently no ETA on when replacements will be available. That said, I still have plenty more work to do before that becomes a real issue.
      • ecowper
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 3271
        • 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

        #49
        You’re doing amazing work. Awesome job

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        • Dewesq55
          Dewesq55 commented
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          Thanks, Eric. That's very kind.
      • hoovarmin
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 1071
        • Neptune Beach, FL
        • Weber Performer 22
          SNS
          Joule
          Thermoworks Smoke
          Thermoworks Thermapen
          Kingsford Blue Bag

        #50
        How in the wide world of sports did I miss this party? Looking good!

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        • Dewesq55
          Dewesq55 commented
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          Better late than never hoovarmin ! Thanks for the compliment.
      • Skip
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 3313
        • 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

        #51
        Looking good David! Do you hire out?

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        • Dewesq55
          Dewesq55 commented
          Editing a comment
          Ha! Neighbor just asked me the same thing yesterday. I THINK he was kidding. LOL
      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 12723
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #52
        I love stuff like this. Well done and keep the posts coming.

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        • tbob4
          tbob4 commented
          Editing a comment
          Posts coming in a deck. Brilliant!

        • RonB
          RonB commented
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          tbob4 - I wus wonderin' if anybody would catch that...
      • Dewesq55
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 1870
        • The Poconos, NEPA
        • Smoker:
          Landmann Smoke Master Series Heavy Duty Barrel Smoker (COS) - With mods including 2 level rack system with pull-out grates
          Masterbuilt 40.2" 1200W Electric Smoker
          Masterbuilt ThermoTemp XL 40" Vertical Propane Smoker

          Gas Grill:
          BBQPro (cheap big box store model) Stainless steel 4 burnerswith aftermarket rotisserie.

          Charcoal Grill:
          Weber Smokey Joe Charcoal Grill 14"

          Thermometer:​​​​​​
          Fireboard 2 with Drive cable and 20 CFM fan and Competition Probe Package
          Fireboard 1st Generation
          ThermoWorks Mini Instant Read
          Lavaworks Thermowand Instant Read
          2 Maverick 733
          ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
          ThermoWorks ThermaPen Mk4 x 2
          Govee Bluetooth Thermometer with 6 probes

          Miscellaneous:
          Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - 1st generation
          Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - wifi/bluetooth connected

          Favorite Beer:
          Anything to the dark side and malty rather than hoppy. Currently liking Yuengling Porter and Newcastle Brown Ale. In a bar or pub I will often default to Guiness

          Favorite Spirit:
          Bourbon - Eagle Rare for "every day"; Angel's Envy for special occasions, Basil Hayden's, Larceny

          Favorite Wine:
          Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Super Tuscan Sangiovese (Including Chianti Classico Riserva) Brunello di Montalcino

          Favorite Meat(s):
          Pork - especially the darker meat. I love spare ribs and anything made from shoulder/butt meat
          Chicken - Mainly the dark meat and wings
          Beef Ribeye steak

          Favorite Cuisine to Cook:
          Can't list just one: Indian, Chinese, Thai, West Indian/Carribean, Hispanic/Latin American, Ethiopian, Italian, BBQ

          Favorite Cuisine to Eat:
          Indian, followed closely by BBQ.

          Disqus ID:
          David E. Waterbury

        #53
        So now we're getting somewhere! I had a very productive day today. I got all of the modules securely fastened together, tired the ones in front to the beams with hurricane ties, installed 4 intermediate posts along the front edge of the patio for additional support, installed all of the joist hangers and set the first five 12' joists in place.
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        • Dewesq55
          Dewesq55 commented
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          I would have installed more joists but the rest of the 12 for boards came from a different vendor and are about ¾" too long to fit "as is" and need to be trimmed. Also, they won't fit on my miter saw station as it is currently situated so I have to put them on saw horses and trim them each with a circular saw. I just had no more energy for that this evening.

        • hoovarmin
          hoovarmin commented
          Editing a comment
          Hope the weather is nice and cool up in the Poconos for your project and not like here where it's so hot it's hard to breathe.

        • Dewesq55
          Dewesq55 commented
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          hoovarmin - The weather has been ok for the most part recently, actually. It's pretty hot in the sun and fairly humid, but not as bad as when I first started and I take lots of breaks. Rain today, however.
      • Dewesq55
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 1870
        • The Poconos, NEPA
        • Smoker:
          Landmann Smoke Master Series Heavy Duty Barrel Smoker (COS) - With mods including 2 level rack system with pull-out grates
          Masterbuilt 40.2" 1200W Electric Smoker
          Masterbuilt ThermoTemp XL 40" Vertical Propane Smoker

          Gas Grill:
          BBQPro (cheap big box store model) Stainless steel 4 burnerswith aftermarket rotisserie.

          Charcoal Grill:
          Weber Smokey Joe Charcoal Grill 14"

          Thermometer:​​​​​​
          Fireboard 2 with Drive cable and 20 CFM fan and Competition Probe Package
          Fireboard 1st Generation
          ThermoWorks Mini Instant Read
          Lavaworks Thermowand Instant Read
          2 Maverick 733
          ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
          ThermoWorks ThermaPen Mk4 x 2
          Govee Bluetooth Thermometer with 6 probes

          Miscellaneous:
          Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - 1st generation
          Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - wifi/bluetooth connected

          Favorite Beer:
          Anything to the dark side and malty rather than hoppy. Currently liking Yuengling Porter and Newcastle Brown Ale. In a bar or pub I will often default to Guiness

          Favorite Spirit:
          Bourbon - Eagle Rare for "every day"; Angel's Envy for special occasions, Basil Hayden's, Larceny

          Favorite Wine:
          Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Super Tuscan Sangiovese (Including Chianti Classico Riserva) Brunello di Montalcino

          Favorite Meat(s):
          Pork - especially the darker meat. I love spare ribs and anything made from shoulder/butt meat
          Chicken - Mainly the dark meat and wings
          Beef Ribeye steak

          Favorite Cuisine to Cook:
          Can't list just one: Indian, Chinese, Thai, West Indian/Carribean, Hispanic/Latin American, Ethiopian, Italian, BBQ

          Favorite Cuisine to Eat:
          Indian, followed closely by BBQ.

          Disqus ID:
          David E. Waterbury

        #54
        So the rain took a respite for a couple of hours this afternoon (although it was still 97% humidity) allowing me to get within s hairs breadth of finishing the basic framing. I really out of 12' boards with 4 joists left to do. This is really getting exciting.
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        • Sweaty Paul
          Sweaty Paul commented
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          Wow!

        • hoovarmin
          hoovarmin commented
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          You're almost there!

        • fzxdoc
          fzxdoc commented
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          You're right, it is getting exciting. It won't be long now before you and Barbara are sitting on that deck, sipping your libations, and watching the blue smoke roll out of your cooker.

          Kathryn
      • Dewesq55
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 1870
        • The Poconos, NEPA
        • Smoker:
          Landmann Smoke Master Series Heavy Duty Barrel Smoker (COS) - With mods including 2 level rack system with pull-out grates
          Masterbuilt 40.2" 1200W Electric Smoker
          Masterbuilt ThermoTemp XL 40" Vertical Propane Smoker

          Gas Grill:
          BBQPro (cheap big box store model) Stainless steel 4 burnerswith aftermarket rotisserie.

          Charcoal Grill:
          Weber Smokey Joe Charcoal Grill 14"

          Thermometer:​​​​​​
          Fireboard 2 with Drive cable and 20 CFM fan and Competition Probe Package
          Fireboard 1st Generation
          ThermoWorks Mini Instant Read
          Lavaworks Thermowand Instant Read
          2 Maverick 733
          ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
          ThermoWorks ThermaPen Mk4 x 2
          Govee Bluetooth Thermometer with 6 probes

          Miscellaneous:
          Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - 1st generation
          Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - wifi/bluetooth connected

          Favorite Beer:
          Anything to the dark side and malty rather than hoppy. Currently liking Yuengling Porter and Newcastle Brown Ale. In a bar or pub I will often default to Guiness

          Favorite Spirit:
          Bourbon - Eagle Rare for "every day"; Angel's Envy for special occasions, Basil Hayden's, Larceny

          Favorite Wine:
          Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Super Tuscan Sangiovese (Including Chianti Classico Riserva) Brunello di Montalcino

          Favorite Meat(s):
          Pork - especially the darker meat. I love spare ribs and anything made from shoulder/butt meat
          Chicken - Mainly the dark meat and wings
          Beef Ribeye steak

          Favorite Cuisine to Cook:
          Can't list just one: Indian, Chinese, Thai, West Indian/Carribean, Hispanic/Latin American, Ethiopian, Italian, BBQ

          Favorite Cuisine to Eat:
          Indian, followed closely by BBQ.

          Disqus ID:
          David E. Waterbury

        #55
        I was finally able to get the last few 12 foot boards I needed to finish installing the joists. I also installed blocking on the back section close to the house. We made a last minute decision to do a "picture frame" deck so tomorrow I need to install additional framing elements along the 2 short sides to support the deck boards which will run parallel to the joists around the perimeter to form the picture frame element. I also need to install the hardware which ties each joist to the beams.
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        I didn't take another photo after I finished installing the blocking.

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        • DavidNorcross
          Club Member
          • Nov 2017
          • 1530
          • Virginia
          • Rec Tec RT-680
            Coleman RoadTrip LXX
            Javelin Pro Duo
            More Cast Iron than I care to admit

          #56
          Looks great!

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          • hoovarmin
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 1071
            • Neptune Beach, FL
            • Weber Performer 22
              SNS
              Joule
              Thermoworks Smoke
              Thermoworks Thermapen
              Kingsford Blue Bag

            #57
            Good decision to go with the picture frame.

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            • ssandy_561
              Charter Member
              • Apr 2015
              • 1203
              • Central OHIO

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              Not to make things harder on you but we went with the picture frame concept on our deck and really enjoy it.

              We also broke it into three sections with the deck boards running perpendicular in one of the sections compared to the other. We really like the looks of it.

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              • Dewesq55
                Dewesq55 commented
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                That looks really nice. I'm not gonna run any deck boards in a different direction (other than the picture frame) as that would significantly complicate the framing and the framing's already done.
            • Dewesq55
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 1870
              • The Poconos, NEPA
              • Smoker:
                Landmann Smoke Master Series Heavy Duty Barrel Smoker (COS) - With mods including 2 level rack system with pull-out grates
                Masterbuilt 40.2" 1200W Electric Smoker
                Masterbuilt ThermoTemp XL 40" Vertical Propane Smoker

                Gas Grill:
                BBQPro (cheap big box store model) Stainless steel 4 burnerswith aftermarket rotisserie.

                Charcoal Grill:
                Weber Smokey Joe Charcoal Grill 14"

                Thermometer:​​​​​​
                Fireboard 2 with Drive cable and 20 CFM fan and Competition Probe Package
                Fireboard 1st Generation
                ThermoWorks Mini Instant Read
                Lavaworks Thermowand Instant Read
                2 Maverick 733
                ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
                ThermoWorks ThermaPen Mk4 x 2
                Govee Bluetooth Thermometer with 6 probes

                Miscellaneous:
                Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - 1st generation
                Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - wifi/bluetooth connected

                Favorite Beer:
                Anything to the dark side and malty rather than hoppy. Currently liking Yuengling Porter and Newcastle Brown Ale. In a bar or pub I will often default to Guiness

                Favorite Spirit:
                Bourbon - Eagle Rare for "every day"; Angel's Envy for special occasions, Basil Hayden's, Larceny

                Favorite Wine:
                Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Super Tuscan Sangiovese (Including Chianti Classico Riserva) Brunello di Montalcino

                Favorite Meat(s):
                Pork - especially the darker meat. I love spare ribs and anything made from shoulder/butt meat
                Chicken - Mainly the dark meat and wings
                Beef Ribeye steak

                Favorite Cuisine to Cook:
                Can't list just one: Indian, Chinese, Thai, West Indian/Carribean, Hispanic/Latin American, Ethiopian, Italian, BBQ

                Favorite Cuisine to Eat:
                Indian, followed closely by BBQ.

                Disqus ID:
                David E. Waterbury

              #59
              I got more done today. Here's a pic of everything that's been done so far:
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              And here's a closer look at the extra framing for the picture frame support:
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              • hoovarmin
                hoovarmin commented
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                Oh yeah! It's coming together nicely.
            • Dan Deter
              Club Member
              • Jun 2018
              • 455
              • Raleigh, NC
              • Weber Summit S-670
                Thermapen Mk 4

              #60
              Looking good!

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              A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

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              Track Up To Six Temperatures At Once

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              FireBoard Drive 2 is an updated version of a well-received product that sets the standard for performance and functionality in the wireless food thermometer/thermostatic controller class.

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              The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

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              Napoleon's NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

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              Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

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              Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

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