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  • Fire Art
    Club Member
    • Jan 2018
    • 988
    • Jackson hole Wyoming

    Master plumber I run a plumbing company in Jackson hole Wyoming I play I n a country rock band and yes girls I’m married

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  • THE Humble Texan
    Club Member
    • Oct 2017
    • 145

    I'm a supervisor at an international engineering firm that deals with anything but making water. Clean it up, put it in, take it out....we do it all. I got tired of what they call BBQ here in Utah and decided to try a GMG Jim Bowie. Have got it put together and just waiting on the weather. I am trying to learn all I can to from you folks to add to what I learned in TEXAS with open pit mesquite grills. Winter smoking up here is an iffy thing due to the NO BURN days we have due to the inversions. I hope to do a lot of fishing this summer.

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    • cjackw
      Former Member
      • Apr 2018
      • 7

      I work at Kirtland Products, We produce a BBQ pellet called Smoke Ring BBQ pellets. https://www.facebook.com/smokeringbbqpellets/

      Before that i worked at one of the best hotels in the country, Hotel Walloon. i have also worked at a car wash and a pizzeria. Definitely liking the BBQ industry the most.

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      • btuckertx
        Charter Member
        • Apr 2015
        • 76
        • SW Oklahoma
        • Weber 22.5" Grill
          Weber Silver Genesis Gas Grill
          Tejas Offset Firebox smoker

        I sell farms and ranches in SW Oklahoma.

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        • sparetime
          Former Member
          • Apr 2018
          • 8
          • Fenton, MI

          I work at General Motors Design building 3-D computer models. I am an avid hunter, fisher and enjoy photography. I also breed French and Olde English Bulldogs. https://www.facebook.com/bullishpride/

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          • ComfortablyNumb
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            Can you build me 1952 Chevy truck? Please...it's my favourite! ;-)
        • Sfdrew28
          Club Member
          • Jan 2018
          • 255
          • Pacifica, CA

          I've been a financial advisor for the last 20+ something years. Love my career as it gives me the freedom to do some very long cooks during the week.

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          • ComfortablyNumb
            ComfortablyNumb commented
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            I guess you could say you are a career advisor as well. Like to BBQ? Be a financial advisor!! ;-)

          • Sfdrew28
            Sfdrew28 commented
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            I would say a new advisor wouldn't have time to cook for at least fifteen years. Ten if you're really good
        • gabulldog
          Club Member
          • Jun 2016
          • 143
          • Atlanta, GA

          I'm a pilot for a legacy airline headquartered in Atlanta. My sampling of bbq while on the road made me the enthusiast I am today! Not to mention my love of eating in general!

          My occupation grants me a good bit of time off to cook, sail a little but mostly spend time with my wife and two boys, ages 4 and 6. They keep me busy!

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          • Sfdrew28
            Sfdrew28 commented
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            Legacy carrier in Atlanta...hmmmmm....Delta? LOL no need to answer as I am just having fun.

          • gabulldog
            gabulldog commented
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            I know, not much of a mystery there!
        • Danjohnston949
          Former Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 4440
          • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

          I've Posted This Before But You Can Consider This a Refresher❓ I'm Just "Tired", I've Had Several Different Life Experiences Over a Checkered Past‼️ So Far I've Never Spent a Night In Jail❓ NOT MY FAULT‼️ So Far: I Was A Product MGR for a World Wide Construction and Agricultural Product for +- 14 Years (Engineers Designed It, I'd Break It) ❗️ Eunice and I Then Owned and Operated a Small Construction Co for +- 15 Years‼️ We Have a 42 Yr Old Son (Gun Runner❓), Shawn Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Is the Marketing Manager for the Middle East, SE Asia, New Zeeland and Australia❓ He Buys and Sells New, Rebuilt, Used and Surplus Helicopter and Aircraft Parts❗️ Before this Turns Into a Family History, Again I'm TIRED❗️ Eunice (Owned for 44 Yrs), Thinks I Have To Do Everything She Tells Me❓ I DO JUST AS DAMNED SOON AS I GET AROUND TO IT‼️
          From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan
          Last edited by Danjohnston949; April 18th, 2018, 12:57 PM.

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          • smokenoob
            smokenoob commented
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            ya know, there’s a reason our eyes, ears ‘n memory go as we get older......and can be used to our advantage at times......

          • Elton's BBQ
            Elton's BBQ commented
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            Nice recap!
        • Hayduke
          Club Member
          • Apr 2018
          • 9

          I am a stay at home dad. I have three girls ages 3, 2 and 6 months. My hobby is cooking and Backpacking. I am a culinary school graduate. Before taking on this job, I was in the restaurant business for 20 years mainly in management.
          Last edited by Hayduke; April 16th, 2018, 04:47 PM.

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          • DuckinBBQ
            Club Member
            • Apr 2018
            • 10
            • Fairview, Oregon

            Operations/Production manager for a cooling system company, six locations across two states. The company has been around since the 1920's. Specializing in automotive/industrial cooling system products and fabrication. Radiators, CAC's, hydraulic oil coolers, etc., as well as custom needs.

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            • PJBowmaster
              Club Member
              • Dec 2016
              • 549
              • Black Hills of SD

              UPDATE: I am now officially RETIRED! Previous plans to open a small Brewpub have been scrapped. We have decided to spend more time with the people we care about. To look after our aging parents. And to spend more time with the next generation. To volunteer our time in the community. To ride motorcycles, go fly fishing, hunt critters, and get healthy. To follow our passions for cooking and home brewing. To just LIVE life to the fullest. How refreshing it will be....

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              • Elton's BBQ
                Elton's BBQ commented
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                Now that sounds like a really good retirement-plan!

              • HouseHomey
                HouseHomey commented
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                Congratulations my friend!! Sounds like a plan. If you don't like it, make a new one....... because you can. Peace Brother!

              • PJBowmaster
                PJBowmaster commented
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                Thanks Guys! I'm an official resident of SD now. Drivers license in hand and Voters Registration Card in the mail....LOL
            • Joel Huizenga
              Club Member
              • Dec 2016
              • 2
              • Illinois

              I am a second grade teacher and volleyball coach. My hobby is collecting Lego. I am a dad to three girls...that is my favorite job.

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              • HouseHomey
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                Good luck! Girls are a rough gig! We have 3

              • Danjohnston949
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                Boy's & Girls, For That Matter, I Recomend You Encourage Your Daughters From an Early Age To Be Independent ‼️ Prop a Ladder Outside Their Bedroom Windows❗️ Encourage Them To Elope, Weddings Are Expensive‼️ 😉 🤗 😇 🤗 😉 joel Hulzenga ,
                HouseHomey ❗️👍❗️👍❗️👍❗️👍❗️ Dan
                Last edited by Danjohnston949; April 18th, 2018, 01:59 PM.
            • radshop
              Charter Member
              • Mar 2015
              • 324
              • Orange County CA
              • Lone Star Grillz 20x36 offset
                Weber 26" kettle
                PK Classic
                Weber Genesis gas grill
                Lodge Sportsman Grill
                Weber Smokey Joe Silver
                Smoke Hollow 44 gas smoker
                Cheapo Brinkmann charcoal smoker with DIY propane conversion

              I just read this whole thread from the start. (Hey, I had to do something while listening to a long conference call.) Wow! This is a great community.

              I'm a programmer and founder of Northwood Advisors.

              Hobbies: cooking outside, gardening, hanging out with my son (a teen with autism).

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              • CaptainMike
                CaptainMike commented
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                I do not miss conference calls one bit, but they are better than traveling for 3 days to have a 30 minute meeting!

              • HouseHomey
                HouseHomey commented
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                It's earnings season CaptainMike I live by the conference calls or transcripts.

              • klflowers
                klflowers commented
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                I am traveling 5 hours for a 1.5 hour meeting twice over the next 2 weeks...
            • Holysmoke
              Club Member
              • Mar 2016
              • 13
              • Mims, Fl

              Great thread!

              First off, you guys are my go to for most everything I need to know about cooking and getting new ideas. BBQ is a part of farm life for us here on the east coast of Fla. So, THANKS GUYS!

              Well, I'm a musician and tech director. I lead a 16 piece band and also play in a Celtic acoustic group. We live on a farm where we have chickens and horses and kids. (Oh, and fresh beef steers for the smoker.) We are also a horse boarding facility. I'm chief fixer, builder, strong back and weak mind of the place and dearly love it.

              Hobbies I suppose are all wrapped up in the things I do at the farm and playing music. We have 6 kids (3 have moved on to University and careers) with 3 teenage boys still at home.

              It's just great reading all of the thread and seeing what you guys do besides Qing.

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              • Danjohnston949
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                Holysmoke, You Need to Follow Huskee, Mr. Bones,
                lonnie mac and Others, Great Musicians One and All❗️ Just
                for Your Info, I Can't Tune an AM Radio but Being A Decedent
                Of Primarily Scottish Ancestry, I Love Celtic Music‼️ There
                Are Several Members Here From Scotland, Ireland and Elsewhere❗️
                Check Out MeatMonster and . . . Dan

              • Holysmoke
                Holysmoke commented
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                Thanks Dan! My roots are certainly all UK. I would love to find what some of the other members
                are playing. I play upright acoustic & elec bass and acoustic guitar.

              • HouseHomey
                HouseHomey commented
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                6 kids.... and I thought I was nuts! Bowing down to you now.....
            • MeatMonster
              Club Member
              • Mar 2017
              • 606
              • Ellon, Aberdeenshire
              • I love beer, BBQ and rugby, just don't make me choose between them!

                GMG Jim Bowie
                ProQ Elite Smoker
                Boomerang 3 Burner Grill

              Danjohnston949 Holysmoke I'm a celt for sure! My wife even played the bag pipes for 10 years! Click image for larger version

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              • Huskee
                Huskee commented
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                This is great!

              • Holysmoke
                Holysmoke commented
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                Very nice!

              • HouseHomey
                HouseHomey commented
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                Love that picture!!

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            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!

            Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there


            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 Swiss Army Knife Of Thermometers

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            The smart folks at ThermoWorks have finally done it: The Swiss Army Knife of thermometers, two in one. Start with the industry standard food thermometer, the Thermapen MK4, (Platinum Medal winner) truly instant (2 to 3 seconds) precise (+ or – 0.7°F). Then they built in an infrared thermometer ideal for measuring the temps of pizza stones, griddles, and frying pans (also great for finding leaks around doors and windows in your house).

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            Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

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            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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            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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            Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

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            Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.

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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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            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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