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The Globetrotting Pitmaster Club Birthday Hat

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  • scottranda
    Charter Member
    • May 2015
    • 1895
    • Charlotte, NC

    #31
    My wife desperately wants me to change my profile pic / avatar. It'll be hard to part with it, but I'll do it! 🐽

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    • Breadhead
      Breadhead commented
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      Say it's not so Scott... I like your little smiling piggy.πŸ™€

    • Nate
      Nate commented
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      Not allowed!

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      scottranda, this will only fly if'n ya post a Hi-Res ver. of yer avatar fer us t' download, for posterity...
  • johnec00
    Charter Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 635
    • Orlando, Florida
    • Equipment:
      '88 Vintage Fire Magic gasser with over 3000 cooks to its credit
      18 Inch Weber Kettle (Rescued from neighbor's trash)
      Rotisserie for 18 inch kettle
      Master Forge propane smoker
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Smokey Joe with mini WSM mod
      Garcima paella burner
      Anova Sous Vide
      Slaiya Sous Vide (gift)
      2X Thermoworks cooking thermometer
      DIY 4 channel bluetooth thermometer
      LEM grinder, sausage stuffer and meat slicer (all gifts)

      Favorite Beer:
      Key West Wheat

    #32
    Can I still get in for December 25? (Yes, that's my birthday). I can fire up the second hat if we're going with the two hat plan. Pit Boss

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    • Breadhead
      Breadhead commented
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      My friend Scary Mary had 2 son's 2 years apart, both born on Christmas Day. On Christmas Day they call her Mother Mary.πŸ˜‰

    • Atalanta
      Atalanta commented
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      My uncle was 12/25 also. He was the one who built a cement block rig so he could roast whole pigs in the yard.
  • ribeyeguy
    Charter Member
    • Jun 2015
    • 1311
    • S. E. Wisconsin
    • Weber Platinum Performer, 18"WSM, Smokenator, Slow 'n Sear.

    #33
    I'm in, August 6th. Any rules on washing it?

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    • David Parrish
      Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
      • May 2014
      • 4906
      • Charlotte, NC

      #34
      Originally posted by ribeyeguy View Post
      I'm in, August 6th. Any rules on washing it?
      I was wondering about that myself. If it gets washed the signatures will wear off.

      Maybe the hat should be washable and instead of signing the HAT we sign an accompanying certificate capturing our moment of fame!

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      • ribeyeguy
        ribeyeguy commented
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        But having everyone sign it with their username, date of birth and location would be cool, especially when it had made the final round. It should wind up in the Pit museum. Maybe just make everyone vow to wash their head before putting it on?
    • David Parrish
      Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
      • May 2014
      • 4906
      • Charlotte, NC

      #35
      Originally posted by johnec00 View Post
      Can I still get in for December 25? (Yes, that's my birthday). I can fire up the second hat if we're going with the two hat plan. Pit Boss
      SOLD! You're hat #2 guy!

      Now, let's pick some hats!

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      • johnec00
        johnec00 commented
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        Pit Boss - Are we using two hats the same as the one carolts linked to above (25.1) or something different?
    • Mr. Bones
      Charter Member
      • Sep 2016
      • 10679
      • Kansas Territory
      • Grills / Smokers
        *********************************************

        Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
        Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
        Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
        Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
        Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
        Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
        Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
        Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
        Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
        Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
        Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

        Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
        Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
        Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

        Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
        Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
        Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
        Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
        Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
        Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
        (Lime Green)
        Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
        Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



        Thermometers:
        *********************************************
        Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
        Maverick ET-732, (Black)
        Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
        ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
        Blue ThermaPen Mk4
        Orange Thermapen Mk4
        Pink Thermapen Mk4
        ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
        ThermoWorks Smoke
        ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
        4 Pro Series cable extensions
        Smoke Gateway

        Accessories:
        *********************************************
        2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
        BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
        Warming shelf
        MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale​
        Backyard Grill marinade injector
        Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
        Bear Paws
        Meat Rakes
        BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



        Cookware:
        Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
        G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
        '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
        60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
        50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
        Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
        Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

        Cutlery, etc.:
        Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
        Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
        Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
        Multiple steels, from all over the planet
        Crock sticks
        Diamond stones, various
        Lansky Sharpening System

        Tableware
        Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
        Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
        Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

      #36
      Originally posted by Pit Boss View Post

      I was wondering about that myself. If it gets washed the signatures will wear off.

      Maybe the hat should be washable and instead of signing the HAT we sign an accompanying certificate capturing our moment of fame!
      A certificate is just fine with me, but I wanted to also mention that the Sharpie folks also make a 'Permanent' Laundry marker. We used them to stencil all of our underclothes, etc. in the service. Even on whites, which were bleached heavily all the time, they take a very long time to fade enough where it needed to be re-marked.

      IIRC the brand was Rub A Dub, used to have an octopus in a sailor hat on the barrel.

      Link, be sure to add the AR if anybody orders, or perhaps the Mod(s) will go in for the assist here...

      Just one idea....

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      • CaptainMike
        Club Member
        • Nov 2015
        • 2952
        • The Great State of Jefferson
        • 24X40 Lone Star Grillz offset smoker
          Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
          Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
          2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
          20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
          20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
          Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
          36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
          Fireboard
          Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

        #37
        I'm in, June 7th. tbob4 is the 8th and we live about 3 1/2 hours away from each other. We could meet in Red Bluff and do a personal exchange. I'm not sure if an old retired fireman will have anything in common with an old retired lawman, but you never know ......

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        • tbob4
          tbob4 commented
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          I started out working at Mt. Bullion supervising the fire crews. I think we have more in common than you know. Otherwise, I would never have dropped the Pulaski comment about the grate cleaner! HA. Heck, I propose we have a cook off on the 7th at my house - no votes we just both win.

        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          I wondered about that comment. I covered Mt Bullion a couple of times as a Capt B. I always enjoyed working with CDC, sometimes more than with my own guys. I think it would be great to meet up sometime, let's keep the thought going.

        • tbob4
          tbob4 commented
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          I was there when it was a CYA camp. The guys I supervised worked their tails off. We also had an in-camp culinary program run by a successful chef who opted for the security of civil service. Some of the food they turned out would make members of the Pit proud.
      • CaptainMike
        Club Member
        • Nov 2015
        • 2952
        • The Great State of Jefferson
        • 24X40 Lone Star Grillz offset smoker
          Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
          Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
          2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
          20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
          20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
          Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
          36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
          Fireboard
          Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

        #38
        As far as the cootie factor, most of us in public safety and the military have (mostly) hot bunked and shared equipment for years without too much trouble. I'm sure a couple of alcohol wipes would be sufficient before shipping on.

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        • fuzzydaddy
          Charter Member
          • Nov 2014
          • 4977
          • Winchester TN
          • Hardware
            Blackstone 36” Griddle.
            Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado & Kettle Grill.
            Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0).
            DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
            Weber Chimney Starters (regular and compact).
            Joule, Instant Accu Slim.
            GrillGrates.
            Maverick XR-50, ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

            Consumables / Favorites
            KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks), B&B Hardwood Briquettes when I'm out of Weber.
            Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins, Shrimp, Fajitas.
            SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
            MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPG.

          #39
          Pit Boss I've updated my post so it should be current as of now, for when you add to your OP.

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        • David Parrish
          Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
          • May 2014
          • 4906
          • Charlotte, NC

          #40
          OK let's use permanent sharpies and agree 1) to not wear the hat if we have something we shouldn't be sharing (cooties) and 2) that we'll wash our heads and not get the thing dirty.

          @carolts link me the hat again that you had in mind and I need you and @johnec00 to PM me your addresses. I will buy the hats and get them on their way.


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          • Nate
            Nate commented
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            The laundry marker that bones recommend a few post up is a grand idea!

          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
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            I'm tellin' ya, they stay black a very, very long time, even when constantly washing/bleaching/ an' havin' yer clothes inspected alla th' time.
        • richinlbrg
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 1906
          • Leesburg, VA. (Northern, VA)
          • We have two weber kettle grills (one LARGE and one small/average), the SnS and the Weber Smokey Mountain 18" smoker. We use both natural lump charcoal and KNB for smoking and measure our temps with a Maverick 733, thermopen and MK4. Favorite beer depends on what is cooking (alt answer is yes).

          #41
          It'll be interesting to see how many folks share the same bday, at least to me!

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          • Atalanta
            Atalanta commented
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            Looks like we just got two for 2/26.
        • johnec00
          Charter Member
          • Aug 2014
          • 635
          • Orlando, Florida
          • Equipment:
            '88 Vintage Fire Magic gasser with over 3000 cooks to its credit
            18 Inch Weber Kettle (Rescued from neighbor's trash)
            Rotisserie for 18 inch kettle
            Master Forge propane smoker
            Pit Barrel Cooker
            Smokey Joe with mini WSM mod
            Garcima paella burner
            Anova Sous Vide
            Slaiya Sous Vide (gift)
            2X Thermoworks cooking thermometer
            DIY 4 channel bluetooth thermometer
            LEM grinder, sausage stuffer and meat slicer (all gifts)

            Favorite Beer:
            Key West Wheat

          #42
          Pit Boss - I already ordered the same hat that carolts linked above. No need for you to get another one.

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          • David Parrish
            David Parrish commented
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            Cool!

          • carolts
            carolts commented
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            I already bought it as well...arrived yesterday in time for my birthday trip.
        • Virginia Dave
          Former Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 76
          • Forest Virginia

          #43
          Sound like fun! I'm in! July 9th

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          • 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

              Gadgets:
              Looftlighter
              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

            #44
            Henrik I checked out shipping to Stockholm in time for your birthday. It was pretty pricey. We might have to start an international hat.

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            • Flavorsavor
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 221
              • Archer Lodge, NC
              • -Pit Barrel Cooker, Great-Grate and Turkey Hanger
                -Weber 22.5" Performer Silver w/ Slow 'n Sear , Rotisserie Attachment, and grill grates
                -Fireboard extreme bbq edition
                -Maverick ET-732 thermometer,
                -thermoworks RT600c Instant read
                -thermoworks thermopop
                -thermopen
                -BBQ Dragon
                -Chimney of Insanity
                -BBQ Guru Party Q

              #45
              Sounds awesome. I'm in if the logistics work! Feb. 25th.

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