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  • billg71
    Charter Member
    • May 2015
    • 400
    • Acworth, GA
    • Komodo Kamado 22" Supreme
      PK Grill
      Weber Genesis S-330
      Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center
      Weber Go Anywhere charcoal portable(my oldest Weber)
      Maverick 732
      Tappecue
      ThermaChef
      ThermaWorks Smoke
      Thermapens

    WOOHOO! Vacation!

    So I've worked my a## off for two weeks now to make sure nothing goes wrong at work while I'm gone(yeah, really) and tomorrow I get on the big jet airplane to end up in West Yellowstone, MT and spend 5 days riding around in a 1950's-vintage snowcoach photographing wildlife(hopefully they'll be cooperative).

    Then I'll come back and spend the next 2 weeks pissing on fires and straightening out everything that went FUBAR while I was gone.

    I'm good, 4 weeks of 12-hour days so I can spend 5 days in the closest place to Heaven on this continent. Yellowstone in Winter is indescribable, you just have to see it for yourself. This will be my second Winter trip and I am so ready to go and I'll deal with the aftermath a week from now.

    Where and when else are you going to see this:

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    It's a whole different world and I'm thankful to have the chance to visit it again.

    Wish me luck that I'll have pics to post. I'm so looking forward to this short time off from work!

    Best,
    Bill
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  • David Parrish
    Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
    • May 2014
    • 5046
    • Charlotte, NC

    #2
    Beautiful pics! Have fun. I just got back from vacation myself.

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    • Steve B
      Club Member
      • Jun 2016
      • 3110
      • Rockland county New York
      • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
        Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

        22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

        Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

        1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
        1 maverick et-733 - gray
        1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
        1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
        1 thermoworks thermopop - red

        Pre Miala flavor injector
        taylor digital scale
        TSM meat grinder
        chefs choice food slicer
        cuisinhart food processor
        food saver vacuum sealer
        TSM harvest food dehydrator

      #3
      Looks awesome. Have a great time. I'm jealous. What is a vacation?? Haven't had one in 5 or so years

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      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 13313
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #4
        I am envious. I'd love to spend some time there shooting the wildlife. Great pics. Please post more when you return.

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        • Jerod Broussard
          Moderator
          • Jun 2014
          • 9938
          • East Texas
          • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
            Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
            Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
            Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
            Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
            Weber Smokey Joe Gold
            Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
            Vortex
            Maverick ET-732 White
            Maverick ET-732 Copper
            2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
            Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
            Thermoworks Timestick
            Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
            B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
            B & B Pellets

          #5
          Awesome pics. Have a safe trip.

          Currently on vacation trying to get a wild hog or two or three in my crosshairs. I'll take pictures after they are biologically challenged. Got a new spot to walk in the morning. A mile or so of Bayou front property.

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          • tbob4
            tbob4 commented
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            Go to High Island - lots of hogs but they are smart. Refuse to get trapped.

          • Jerod Broussard
            Jerod Broussard commented
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            tbob4 they are everywhere out here, just not at the same time.

          • tbob4
            tbob4 commented
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            That's my son's exact complaint! I thought it was just his lack of skill.
        • DWCowles
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 9703
          • 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.

          #6
          Beautiful!!!

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          • Mr. Bones
            Charter Member
            • Sep 2016
            • 9843
            • Kansas Territory
            • Grills / Smokers
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              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

            #7
            Good luck, and Happy Vacation, billg71 , and many thanks fer postin' more of yer stunning photos!!!
            Absolutely breathtakin'!!! I cain't wait t' see th' new ones!

            Jerod Broussard Happy huntin', good luck, stay safe, keep us posted!

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            • tbob4
              Charter Member
              • Nov 2014
              • 2511
              • Chico, CA
              • BBQ's
                _____________________
                California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
                California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
                Santa Maria Grill
                Vision Grill

                Beer
                _______________________
                Sierra Nevada IPA

                Wood
                _______________________
                Almond
                Oak
                Madrone
                Cherry
                Peach
                Apple

              #8
              Have a great time!

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              • Nate
                Banned Former Member
                • Apr 2015
                • 3808
                • Quarantined

                #9
                Those are some gorgeous shots and creatures! Enjoy!

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                • LA Pork Butt
                  Charter Member
                  • Dec 2014
                  • 5582
                  • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                  #10
                  Those photos are quite impressive.

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                  • EdF
                    EdF
                    Club Member
                    • Jul 2016
                    • 3229
                    • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
                    • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
                      Karubeque C-60
                      Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
                      TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
                      Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
                      Thermapen
                      Thermapen Air
                      ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
                      Thermoworks Hi temp IR
                      BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
                      Various other stuff

                    #11
                    Woo! Hoo! indeed. Enjoy. Wonderful pics from the past!

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                    • ribeyeguy
                      Charter Member
                      • Jun 2015
                      • 1302
                      • S. E. Wisconsin
                      • Weber Platinum Performer, 18"WSM, Smokenator, Slow 'n Sear.

                      #12
                      Enjoy yourself billg71! Here's a link to one of my favorite songs about Montana:

                      https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=f5oN9UU9wwU

                      I think it pretty much captures its essence.

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                      • lschweig
                        Former Member
                        • Jul 2014
                        • 979
                        • Oswego, Il

                        #13
                        Absolutely wonderful pictures. You are truly blessed to see the up front and personal side of nature.

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                        • GadjetGriller
                          Club Member
                          • Dec 2015
                          • 735
                          • Lubbock tx
                          • I have 3 outdoor devices (plus a couple indoor items) Starting with the PBC, Faux Kamado Kooker,(Akorn metal Kamado) & Oklahoma Joe offset grill and smoker. I use the FireBoard WiFi Thermometer. IQ110 (heat control device for akorn) recently acquired a Char-Broil Big Easy TRU-INFRARED 3-in-1 Roaster, Smoker and Grill, I also have A Anova & Joule Sous Vide Wands and The Steakager ( a unit for Dry aging big hunks of meat!)

                          #14
                          Wonderful Pictures!! You must have one of those Lenses that are worth more than my car!! Ok so my truck isnt worth that much but you get the idea!! You sure know how to use it though so money well spent!!

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                          • billg71
                            billg71 commented
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                            That would depend on your car... Thanks!
                        • fuzzydaddy
                          Charter Member
                          • Nov 2014
                          • 4970
                          • 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 [my favorite].
                            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.

                          #15
                          Thanks for sharing your awesome pictures and can't wait to see more from your vacation. I hope you have a great time!

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