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2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled - Rescheduled for March 2022

This summer's 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis IS OFFICIALLY RESCHEDULED FOR March 18-20, 2022. More details and re-booking info here!
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  • goosebr160
    Club Member
    • Mar 2017
    • 254
    • Massachusetts

    I perform environmental testing on underground petroleum systems.
    My hobbies are playing with my kids, snowboarding, and watching / following sports.


    • snowswamp
      snowswamp commented
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      I did UST remediation and monitoring for a few years. Lead to work in abandoned Titan missile silos. Spooky but cool.
  • Mattjkilo
    Former Member
    • May 2018
    • 2
    • Windsor, United Kingdom

    British Army Officer, Motorbikes, Cycling and Scuba Diving!


    • ecowper
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 3847
      • Maple Valley, WA
      • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
        Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

        Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
        Thermometer = Maverick ET732
        Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
        Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
        Thermapen Classic = Grey
        PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

        Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
        Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
        Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
        Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

        Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"

        Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

      I have been in the security field pretty much my whole life .... retired Army, and then a series of security management and executive jobs ..... last gig was my own consulting firm, did that for several years. Then got lured back to the corporate world and am running security for a global aerospace & defense manufacturing company.

      For fun? I fly drones, raise chickens, backyard, BBQ, cigars and whiskey :-)

      The backyard is in pretty good shape, considering how hard the winter was

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      • CaptainMike
        CaptainMike commented
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        I could hang out there. Especially with you...

      • ecowper
        ecowper commented
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        CaptainMike you’re more than welcome

      • PJBowmaster
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    • grantgallagher
      Club Member
      • Feb 2018
      • 1234
      • NJ

      I do marketing strategy for big pharma. Grew up in Scotland and moved to NJ when i was 17. My background is in biochemistry and immunology and i worked in the lab for 8 or 9 years before being lured to the "dark side" of marketing. You would be amazed (or maybe not) how many people who do marketing for pharma have zero background or knowledge in science. The company that hired me was carving out a small niche group of scientific strategists so it worked out nicely.

      In the little spare time i have i try and spend time with my wife and son and cook as much as possible. I used to build electric guitars when i had a lot more spare time but that just aint happening anymore.


      • HouseHomey
        HouseHomey commented
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        Amazed, yes perhaps. What's more amazing is how they walk in those heels. I would never make it. I'm a brut.

      • grantgallagher
        grantgallagher commented
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        Hahaha. Im not a rep...and yes that blows my mind too.
    • HouseHomey
      Club Member
      • May 2016
      • 5580
      • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
      • Equipment
        Primo Oval xl

        Slow n Sear (two)
        Drip n Griddle
        22" Weber Kettle
        26" Weber Kettle one touch
        Blackstone 36” Pro Series
        Sous vide machine
        Kitchen Aid
        Meat grinder
        sausage stuffer
        5 Crock Pots
        Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
        cast iron pans,
        Dutch ovens
        Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, Dots, thermapop and maverick T-732, RTC-600, pro needle and various pocket instareads.
        The help and preferences
        1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
        A 9 year old princess foster child
        Patience and old patio furniture
        "Baby Girl" The cat

        Erik S.

      I'm still just a cook. A lowly, lowly cook. 😀 Mr. Bones still love that line.


      • smokinfatties
        smokinfatties commented
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        we all are cooks Homey!
    • Mr. Bones
      Charter Member
      • Sep 2016
      • 10644
      • 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!!!!

        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

        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.)

        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

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

      Served up Fresh, my HB Brother!:

      (Still workin on earnin my second 'lowly', here!)

      Smoke On, yall!


      • HouseHomey
        HouseHomey commented
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        Bwahaha.... oh my god we are going to die... I'm dying!!

      • Locotech
        Locotech commented
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        yeppers, I think I saw that wet and wild video....hehe
    • jamesajohnsonjr
      Former Member
      • Apr 2015
      • 3

      I'm a Director of Finance for full service hotels. Hobby is cooking


      • Pfunk1977
        Former Member
        • May 2018
        • 38
        • Joliet, IL

        Work as a salesman for Old Dominion Freight. In my free time I like to drink beer, smoke cigars, cook, new gardener, play golf, fish and spend time with my family.


        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          My brother from another mother....
      • Nightrayne
        Club Member
        • Apr 2017
        • 67
        • Longview Texas Area
        • MEAT COOKERS
          -Custom reverse flow offset stickburner. 24" x 3' cook chamber
          -Webber Performer 22" kettle
          -Blackstone 28" griddle
          -Weber Spirit II 320
          -Backwoods Party (being restored)

          Kingsford Blue & White for weber
          Red/White Oak, Pecan splits for the offset

          -Thermoworks Pop & Dot
          -Thermaworks Instant Thermometer
          -Offbrand single probe temp timer
          -Weber chimney starter

          -Bourbon: Wild Turkey 101, Wild Turkey American Honey
          -Scotch: Jameson Gold, Macallum 12
          -Rum: Captain Morgan's Silver
          -Vodka: Rain
          -Tequila: Tres Generaciones Silver

          Custom charcoal box for offset (probably this year)
          Pellet pooper or a kamado or a Santa Maria

        Specialized Problem Solver for Uncle Sam.

        Hobbies include things that go "bang", things that go fast, building stuff around the house and obsession with machines that turn dead stuff into tasty goodness.
        Last edited by Nightrayne; May 23, 2018, 01:11 PM.


        • Harry
          Charter Member
          • Jun 2015
          • 284
          • Wash DC & environs
          • Weber One-Touch Platinum (the discontinued 4-legged, dome hole in the middle model plus a Smokenator when smoking); ThermoWorks TW 3628 & Kintrex IRT 0421 for briskets & other long cooks; Taylor Weekend Warrior (for the lanyard, not the cooktemps) & several ThermoPens for all others. I fully embrace the Minion Method and use Kingsford classic briquettes & Cowboy hardwood charcoal exclusively. Dry woodchips, of course. Beer - Devils Backbone Vienna Lager; bourbon - ALL but Bonded is preferred.

          Wife is the gourmet; I'm the glutton/bartender. We are retired. I spent many years as a banking lawyer specializing in putting tax attorneys asleep by describing my daily tasks. Hobbies are painting (watercolor/acrylics as oils take too long to dry - beyond my attention span) and fishing (with and without hooks - the Zen, not the result, is the point) (Well, the flask of Wild Turkey 101 factors in there). BBQ is a life-long pursuit going on 60 years of hands-on fire-tending. My Dad grew up on a farm and taught me about meat and grilling at a young age and turned over the dirty parts to me - fire building, smoking, tending, etc. - all to hear him say, "Damn fine. Take it off." I still miss him.


          • Mudbeaver
            Former Member
            • May 2018
            • 456
            • Marathon NY

            Line clearance arborist (trim/cut trees around power lines) hunt, shoot guns, dirt bike, shoot guns, buy guns, party with my kids aka play trucks ride dirt bike, grilling wrenching, shooting guns, shoot bow, bow hunt ha ha
            Last edited by Mudbeaver; May 24, 2018, 11:14 AM.


            • ComfortablyNumb
              ComfortablyNumb commented
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              So, you like to shoot guns? ;-)

            • EdF
              EdF commented
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              Seems that way! ;-)

            • Mudbeaver
              Mudbeaver commented
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              Yes lol mainly competitive sporting clays
          • amiriliano
            Club Member
            • Jun 2018
            • 17

            I have two jobs:

            My "real", full time one is Pediatrician
            My other one is owning a small (micro) business: I make and sell artisanal, small batch aged cheeses


            • EdF
              EdF commented
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              Nice! Another micro-organism herder! A noble profession!

            • HouseHomey
              HouseHomey commented
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              A man of bacteria.
          • Bogy
            Club Member
            • Mar 2016
            • 681
            • North Central Iowa
            • Blaz'n Grill Works Grid Iron
              Weber Genesis E-310
              Original Grilla
              Smokey Joe® Charcoal Grill 14"
              Thermoworks ThermoPop
              Thermoworks Thermapen Mk4
              Thermoworks Smoke Thermometer with gateway
              2 iGrillminis - from before they were Weber.

            I have already mentioned, and provided a picture in my intro post, that I am a minister. Serve a church in a small (pop. 1300) Iowa community.

            My hobby is a small pond. 12 years ago my wife gave me a Wal-Mart kit for Father's Day. I've redone/enlarged it twice, once because someone stuck something sharp through the liner, and the second time the bottom of the liner just disintegrated. Each time I've upgraded my pumps/filters/etc. It's as big as it's going to get while we live here, in the space my wife gives me.

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            • Danjohnston949
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              Bogy, I've Been There & Done That❓❗️❓ Kind Of MKes Uou Wonder Who's The Crazy One You Or Your Wife❓❓❓ At Least It Does Me❗️❓❗️ Pond Now Leaks, Fish and Expensive Plants Are Dead❓❗️❓ WOE IS ME, WOE IS ME ❗️❓❗️ Dan
              Last edited by Danjohnston949; June 8, 2018, 03:02 PM.

            • Bogy
              Bogy commented
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              Dan, I feel your pain! Interesting thing is, the number of fish in my pond keep increasing. I thought at first the Koi had babies, but when I took the fish out to replace the liner, I realized the little ones weren't Koi. Had a carnival in town last weekend, and one of the booths was giving out goldfish as prizes. I have a suspicion the population of fish in my pond will grow again.
          • amiriliano
            Club Member
            • Jun 2018
            • 17

            EdF I prefer “mold farmer”


          • swartzster
            Charter Member
            • Aug 2014
            • 269
            • Marysville Washington

            I drive a city bus. Beside bbq, love to get in the RV and head out.


            • snowswamp
              snowswamp commented
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              Thanks for driving! I take public transit because other drivers make me crazy. I admire your patience on the road and dealing with us who ride.



          2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled - Rescheduled for March 2022

          This summer's 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis IS OFFICIALLY RESCHEDULED FOR March 18-20, 2022. More details and re-booking info here!
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