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  • MNKennicutt
    Club Member
    • Mar 2018
    • 62
    • Rochester, MN
    • Andy K.
      Cookin' in Southern Minnesota

    I am a CST in the OR. I would like to get a place for my 74 Dodge to work on it. We do a lot of hiking and enjoy camping with friends. My wife bought me a fly fishing set up for Christmas, so that will be what I work on this summer and hopefully catch some stuff to throw on the smoker.

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    • PBCDad
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      HouseHomey I think you meant Huskee

    • MNKennicutt
      MNKennicutt commented
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      It’s finally nice enough to get out. Going to try to catch-and-smoke instead of that silly release business

    • Steve R.
      Steve R. commented
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      MNKennicutt, my saying is "Catch and release... into the grease!"
  • Danjohnston949
    Former Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 4440
    • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

    MNKennicutt, I'd Love To Help You With Your 74 Dodge But I Don't Work on "LATE MODELS"‼️
    Eat Well and Prosper❗️ From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

    1923 Model T Ford Touring Car / Pickup Conversion❗️ Back Seat Removed for Room For the PU Box‼️
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    • MNKennicutt
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      I can see the appeal of the open air for you!
  • chezza_gav
    Club Member
    • Mar 2018
    • 22
    • Brighton, UK

    Hey Gang, Im an Enterprise Infrastructure Architect for Chubb Insurance so mainly desk based hence me wanting to light fire whenever I can !! obviously food is a big hobby, but other than that riding my Motorbike and Gardening.

    Happy cooking
    Gav

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    • Danjohnston949
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      chezza_gav, Keep The Home Fires Burning in Jolly Olde England‼️
      From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan
  • Timmy D
    Former Member
    • Mar 2018
    • 3

    I am a retired carpenter,I will be turning 66 in May .I have a Weber kettle,a Vermont casting gas grill and a Grand cafe smoker . The gas grill is on its last leg thou . I enjoy all of them! I think I’m pretty good smoking ribs . My family likes them ! (I guess that’s all that matters) I am good at drinking beer thou! I do have a question, I was watching a tv show(Man Fire Food) and a guy from the western side Michigan was using cherry pits in his smoker. Does anyone else do this? Are they safe to use? I hope that I’m doing this right ,first time, little confusing for me🙈

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    • Danjohnston949
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      Timmy D, I Consider Them Safe❗️ " BUT - IMLTHOP" You Will Want A Smoker Bag,, Tube or Box For Better Control❓ I've Used Them on My 4 Burner Gasser, Both of My Webers One W / S 'n S the Other a Vortex, and I Have Also Uded Them in My OK Joe Stick Burner COS❗️ Dan

    • CaptainMike
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      Is there such a thing as a "retired" carpenter?

    • ComfortablyNumb
      ComfortablyNumb commented
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      CaptainMike Of course there is. It is a carpenter who was tired and is now tired again.
  • Timmy D
    Former Member
    • Mar 2018
    • 3

    Guess not really retired,my new employers are my kids!

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    • HouseHomey
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      That's hilarious. Been there.

    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      And most of our friends and the rest of the family!
  • Randy-Phx
    Club Member
    • Apr 2018
    • 445
    • Phoenix, AZ

    I sold my CPA practice at the end of July. This is the first tax season in 30 years that I haven't prepared someone elses tax return. The last 9 months I've been transitioning clients and files to the buyer. I bought a smoker and have been learning how to use it since January. Cheers.

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    • HouseHomey
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      Is it deductible?

    • smokinfatties
      smokinfatties commented
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      Hey Randy, I would be curious to chat about how that process went. I am a CPA and may one day consider buying a practice! Hope the new smoker is treating you well.
  • Randy-Phx
    Club Member
    • Apr 2018
    • 445
    • Phoenix, AZ

    Maybe. 😜

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    • Pequod
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 415
      • Migrating to Central Virginia
      • Gear
        • Komodo Kamado 23" Ultimate
        • Komodo Kamado 32" Big Bad
        • Medium Konro

      I used to be a pilot in a bread factory. My job was to take the bread and pilot in the corner, but I didn't like the dough, so I decided to loaf. Now I'm an engineer.

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      • ComfortablyNumb
        ComfortablyNumb commented
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        Do you have to train to be an engineer?

      • HawkerXP
        HawkerXP commented
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        Do you get to blow the whistle on the train!?

      • ComfortablyNumb
        ComfortablyNumb commented
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        HawkerXP Of course he does, it's not like they are going to let the stewardess......
    • Livermoron
      Charter Member
      • Aug 2014
      • 435
      • 22" Weber one touch w/roti and SnS
        PBC
        Volcano3
        Lodge Sportsman

      Retired after 22 years in the Coast Guard, then went to FEMA. I'm currently the regional IT/Comms Branch Chief and also oversee regional Security and GIS.

      BBQ is the only hobby I seem to have time for right now...

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      • EdF
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        So you're saying working at FEMA is like being retired?

        (Doesn't sound it)! ;-)

      • Livermoron
        Livermoron commented
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        More like (re)Tired...

      • HouseHomey
        HouseHomey commented
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        Ok, that was really funny.

        Anyone.. anyone.. ok. Just me?
    • Fridarey
      Former Member
      • Apr 2018
      • 25
      • Brechin, Scotland

      Hey all, another right-ponder here

      Spent 20 years touring in the music business then gave it all up at 40 when I realised I was away 6 months of the year instead of seeing my family... Took a pay cut, switched to the Construction industry, did some studying and learned from some good people. 9 years later I'm HSQE manager for a group of companies but mainly I think about meat. Sometimes my family, but mainly meat.

      Spare time I spend outdoors enjoying the years before my kids disappear away (less than 3 for my oldest!).

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      • cmschroeder456
        Club Member
        • Apr 2018
        • 37
        • Ivoryton, CT
        • Char-Griller Duo 5050 with Firebox - Modified
          Ivation Wireless Thermometer

        I have been an emergency and municipal vehicle upfitter for a few years now, and as of lately have just been promoted into sales in the same company selling the vehicles and builds instead. As for hobbies, I'd have to say hiking and model trains.

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        • ginger_hax
          Club Member
          • Jan 2018
          • 3
          • North-central MA

          I work in Burlington, MA for Salesforce. I'm in our Security Incident Response team. For a hobby, I've spent a few years picking locks. Also, I'm a craft beer and bourbon guy. Just bought a house, so I plan on brewing my own beer soon. And I'm a veteran of the US Marine Corps. Spent a few years in aviation, stationed in San Diego. Was with an F/A-18D squadron, VMFA(AW)-121.

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          • HouseHomey
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            Huntington Beach welcomes you. I think y'all used to make Uturns in those jets around here.
        • dbray45
          Club Member
          • Jan 2017
          • 23
          • Florida
          • Have a Char-Griller Duo Black Dual-Function Combo Grill
            and offset firebox - Made some changes, will be making more
            Use iGrill air and meat thermometers
            Use cherry, maple, oak (all air dried) scraps from making furniture and stuff.

          I am the Senior Systems Engineer for a major K12 school system (around 200 schools and something like 150,000 students). I manage and architect the AIX (UNIX) and SANs (large storage), designing. installing, servicing the fiber optic network in the data center - until I retire in a few more months. Lately its been more of training others to do my various jobs.

          For hobbies, have many but have settled on making sawdust and wood chips while every now and then a nice piece of furniture evolves, making organic Gluten Free beer and hard cider, BBQ and smoking meats (learning more every day), photography,

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          • Spitts57
            Club Member
            • Jan 2018
            • 4
            • Spring, Texas

            Hi all,
            I have been a dental office manager for MANY years! And my family suspects I stay in the business to keep my chompers in prime chewing order! My hobbies include FOOD (and any method of preparing/consuming it....dutch oven, fermentation, sous vide, bbq/smoke, canning...), beer brewing (and DRINKING), and photography. Looking forward to a couple of classes this summer in beekeeping and foraging. We are recovering from Harvey and are mid-rebuild so that takes most of our time right now. Our kitchen has consisted of an induction burner, roaster, and Instant Pot since last August ...so the grill and smoker have become my playground!!!

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            • RichieB
              Club Member
              • Apr 2018
              • 738
              • Western Mass

              Retired after 44.5 years in the I.T. business effective 8-1-17. Going on a year of taking a deep breath. My wife asked me about 2 months ago, what is your purpose. As I looked at out the snow. leafless trees and gray conditions my answer was waiting for spring. There were times it was warm enough and I did not have to shovel snow to get to the grill. I did when I could. So, my job is to grill, BBQ and learn from Meathead and his team as well as this community.

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              • EdF
                EdF commented
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                I'm 66 with almost 40 years in the same business. I can relate. Tending the temps has a certain appeal, these days and all days.

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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!

            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.

            Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


            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.

            Click here to read our complete review


            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.

            Click here to read our complete review


            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.

            Click here to read our detailed review and to order


            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!

            Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


            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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            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

            masterbuilt gas smoker

            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'.

            Click here to read our detailed review


            Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

            masterbuilt gas smoker

            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.

            Click here to read our detailed review and to order


            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.

            Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

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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.

            Click here to read our detailed review


            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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