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  • Huskee
    Pit Boss
    • May 2014
    • 14666
    • 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.

    There's a difference in being un- or under-educated and people who are simply out to troll and attack. I think most BBQ group FB people fit into the former group, they don't know the science yet and are resorting to what they know. Maybe we'll see them here one day.


    • DWCowles
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 9762
      • 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.

      When I post pics of my BBQ cooks on the group name above ๐Ÿ™„ and they ask how did you do that? I just send them a PM and give them AR link and most of them thank me for it.


      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
        Editing a comment
        A most excellent approach, DW !!! Best method I have heard posited, thus far. I'm likin' it a whole bunch!
    • SlushDeezey
      Former Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 191
      • Texas

      "Facebook,Where Stalking Is Just A Click Away"

      That sign sits above a workstation in the laboratory.


      • Medusa
        Charter Member
        • Sep 2014
        • 666
        • For those who are about to Cook - WE SALUTE YOU!

          Weber Genesis Silver B - 14 years
          Weber OTS
          Maverick ET-733 dual 6' probes / Thermo-Pop
          ennoLogic eT650D IR ( -58 to 1202F)
          Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
          Kingsford Blue

        Just look at how much T&E this thread has taken up due to FB! LOL! --Ed


        • carolts
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 245
          • Cookers:
            KBQ C-60C
            Primo Jr. + accessories
            Pit Barrel Cooker
            Weber Genesis propane
            Vintage PK Grill
            Frontgate portable infrared grill
            Propane Lobster/Corn cooker
            Magma Marine Kettle 2 Grill and Stove Party Size

            Weber charcoal chimney
            Chimney of Insanity
            BBQ Dragon
            BBQ Guru Party Q
            GrillGrates for all grills (including custom set for Primo)
            iGrill2 and iGrill mini
            Backlit Thermapen
            Stainless smokebox for gas grill
            sawdust "maze" for cold smoking

            Coffee stuff:
            Gene Cafe CBR101 Coffee Roaster
            Toddy cold brew coffee maker
            Cuisinart burr grinder
            KitchenAid blade grinder (with spice grinder attachments)

            And, while cooking:
            Harpoon IPA
            Tuckerman's Pale Ale
            Wachusett Light IPA
            Dogfish Head American Beauty
            Bent Water Thunderfunk

          At least my Facebook feed offered up this today



          • iansin
            Club Member
            • Nov 2015
            • 5
            • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

            Interestingly, I just found this on a Facebook group I belong to. At least some are making an effort to rid their groups of these types.

            โ€ŽDon Owenโ€Ž to smoking meat low and slow

            11 hrs ยท Longueuil, QC ยท

            Over the last few weeks there have been several threads started, most involving the same individuals, for example:
            Threads complaining about members asking for recipes.
            Threads complaining about members asking for help/tips to prepare for their first competition.
            Threads complaining about members asking for wood ID...
            And this latest, a thread complaining about members asking for tips/help on how to smoke expensive cuts of meat.
            This ends now.
            This group was founded where people with a common interest could gather and share their experiences, tips, questions, regardless of their experience and if they so please, to brag about their triumphs.
            THAT is the true character of this group and that will not change.
            For those that are starting those threads, it is obvious you aren't happy with the concept of this group so we kindly suggest you leave and find yourself a group that does meet your requirements.
            We can and will help you in that respect if we deem it necessary.
            We will not be intimidated, we will not allow our membership to be intimidated by your 'suggestions'


            • Spinaker
              • Nov 2014
              • 10410
              • Land of Tonka
              • John "J R"
                Instagram: JRBowlsby
                Smokin' Hound Que
                Minnesota/ United States of America

                Dexter (Beagle mix)
                Kinnick (American Foxhound)

                Big Green Egg (Large) X2
                Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

                Broil King Keg
                Karubeque C-60
                Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
                Lodge L410 Hibachi
                Pit Barrel Cooker
                Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
                R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

                Weber Spirit Gasser
                FireBoard (Base Package)
                Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
                Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)

                BBQ Dragon
                Big Green Egg Plate Setter
                Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
                Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

                Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
                Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

                Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
                Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
                Eggspander Kit X2
                Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

                Finex Cat Iron Line
                FireBoard Drive
                Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
                Grill Grates
                Joule Water Circulator
                KBQ Fire Grate

                Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
                Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
                Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
                Large Vortex
                Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
                Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
                Smithey No. 12
                Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
                Stargazer No.10, 12
                Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
                Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
                FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
                Kingsford Blue and White
                Rockwood Lump Charcoal
                Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60

                Buck 119 Special
                Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
                Next Major Purchase
                Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

              Creep book is home to the internet "Tough guy". I would love to see anyone of those punks talking Sh#& (especially in person) after they see the BBQ thats comes out of the membership here. I find it deplorable, that you can talk talk talk and never be willing to help those out that are trying to better themselves. Helping people makes you a better person. Not just in BBQ, but in life. Making fun or ridiculing a novice or rookie because they are trying to navigate this BBQ labyrinth is beyond petty, more like 2nd grade type of BS. I have no time for pieces of garbage like that.

              Everytime I hear or see a post like this, it makes more thankful for the Pit and what it stands for. Respectful and constructive discussions that actually lead to people getting better, not feeling belittled or verbally assaulted because they are learning. I am convinced that I have become better by helping fellow pit members. I have gained a lot of information from more experienced members in the Pit. However, helping people work through issues before, during or after their cooks allows me to think more critically about questions that I have. It gives you perspective, and opens new doors and avenues in cooking you might have never gone down.

              Anyway, thats my rant. And my take on the Narcissistic, BS babble that comes out of Creep Book.

              I will lean Mr. Hemingway for some guidance here......

              "There is no nobility in being superior to our fellow man, True nobility lies in being superior to your former self."


              • Bob Benhardt
                Club Member
                • Jun 2016
                • 58
                • Burbs outside The Lou

                At times it is best to keep one's knowledge to yourself.

                It is so hard to comprehend when someone asks a question - for you to fill in the answer - only to be told that your answer is incorrect.


                • Danjohnston949
                  Former Member
                  • Dec 2014
                  • 4436
                  • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

                  Pit Boss, & "The Pit" etal, I guess I am Pragmatic about AssBook, I view it in the same light as the Fact I have Never Spent a Night in Jail! "But It Ain't My Fault?"
                  Eat Well And Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan


                  • Meathead
                    BBQ Whisperer, Mythbuster
                    • May 2014
                    • 1263
                    • Chicago area
                    • Remember, no rules in the bedroom or kitchen

                    I have the same experience on FB! Sharpshooters, smart alecks, BBQ nerds, etc. If you visit our FB page http://facebook.com/amazingribs the first thing you see is a BIG notice that people should ask questions on this website where 8 paid moderators respond practically around the clock. I only check FB once or twice a day.

                    But my worst pet peeve is people who ask really complicated questions on Twitter where I have only 140 characters to reply. This one came in just two days ago "doing first pulled pork for sat at 3. water pan or just drip pan? smoke for 1st couple hours then transfer to oven for overnight?" Really? In 140 characters? Sheeeesh.


                    • Jerod Broussard
                      Jerod Broussard commented
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                      Do a short gif video. I seent ya trim a rib roast down into steaks in 30 seconds.
                  • David Parrish
                    Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
                    • May 2014
                    • 5044
                    • Charlotte, NC
                      • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
                      • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
                      • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
                      • LOTS of accessories
                      • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
                      • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
                      • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
                      • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
                      • President/Owner - SnS Grills

                    Originally posted by Meathead View Post
                    But my worst pet peeve is people who ask really complicated questions on Twitter where I have only 140 characters to reply. This one came in just two days ago "doing first pulled pork for sat at 3. water pan or just drip pan? smoke for 1st couple hours then transfer to oven for overnight?" Really? In 140 characters? Sheeeesh.
                    This drives me crazy as well. "Just got my Slow 'N Sear and it's awesome. How do I cook a turkey?"

                    Yeah, I can answer that in 140.


                    • Huskee
                      Huskee commented
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                      I think anything starting with "how do I" should end with www.amazingribs.com

                    • DWCowles
                      DWCowles commented
                      Editing a comment
                      That's what I do Huskee



                  Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

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                  Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

                  maverick PT55 thermometer

                  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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                  If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

                  slow n sear

                  The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

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                  Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

                  the good one grill

                  The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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                  The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

                  the good one grill

                  The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

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                  Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

                  Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

                  The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

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                  Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

                  The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

                  The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only $299 delivered to your door!

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                  The Undisputed Champion!


                  The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. Don't accept cheap substitutes.  Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal .

                  Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


                  Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

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                  The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

                  NK-22-Ck Grill

                  Their 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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                  G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

                  Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

                  If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

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                  GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

                  grill grates

                  GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

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                  PK 360 grill

                  Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

                  The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

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                  kareubequ bbq smoker

                  Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

                  The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

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                  Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

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                  The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes This Baby Foolproof

                  Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

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                  Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

                  fireboard bbq thermometer

                  With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

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                  Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

                  Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

                  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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