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  • tRidiot
    Club Member
    • Dec 2015
    • 660
    • NE OK
    • Traeger BBQ124
      Yoder YS480
      Chargriller Duo gas/charcoal side-by side

    I quit my job as an ER doc in late Feb. Served out my 90 days' notice and started a new job as a clinic doc in a general Family Medicine clinic this week. It is MUCH less stressful, MUCH more time at home - every night, every weekend, can you say YEEEE-HAAAAW!?!?!?!?!

    More time to spend with The Wife and The Boy. More time to spend with The Traegar and The Yoder. More time for friends and family, more time to reflect on the important things in life. More time for volunteering for charity and for church and God.

    It's a win/win.

    Less money... but I never got rich, anyways. Time to learn to live on less, but LIVE MORE.

    As they say, men on their deathbeds never bemoan their lack of dedication to their job, or wish they had spent more time at the office instead of with their kids/family.

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    • HouseHomey
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      Bogy that's a people problem. I do not blame my shirt because it's too tight. I blame the dry cleaner....HA! Kidding.

    • Mudkat
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      Too funny HouseHomey!

    • Mudkat
      Mudkat commented
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      I am truly happy you found a peaceful place to land tRidiot! I with ya on your chioce of priorities. Good show brother!
  • Jon Solberg
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 4876

    I’m a dancer.

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    • CaptainMike
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      Tiny?

    • tRidiot
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      We'll just call you "Twinkle Toes" from now on, hmm?

    • Mudkat
      Mudkat commented
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      True dat Mr. Bones you sir have them all including a face for radio and the Pit!
  • Thom Emery
    Former Member
    • Sep 2014
    • 452
    • Indio Ca

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    • tRidiot
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      That sounds like it could be fun!
  • Thom Emery
    Former Member
    • Sep 2014
    • 452
    • Indio Ca

    Yes it is

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    • jpgarc01
      Club Member
      • May 2018
      • 4

      Hey all! I'm a management consultant. Got into BBQ-ing because... well... I like to eat Outside of that, I like participating in USPSA pistol matches, playing guitar, and hanging out with the fam. Happy to be aboard!

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      • Bogy
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        Liking to eat, the something we all have in common here! Welcome!

      • Mudbeaver
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        I’m looking into doing my first uspsa match tomorrow!
    • ClayJones
      Club Member
      • Jun 2017
      • 80
      • Washington, DC

      I guess I'll go ahead and be the first to admit to being a lawyer on this thread. I essentially draft/review/negotiate corporate contracts for a living and handle some legal ops as well. That means, you don't want my legal advice; it's extremely over-priced and not very good (Unless you happen to be a corporation, then I'm your guy.)

      My hobby is definitely gaming, both PC and console (xbox).

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      • CaptainMike
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        Now, what was that joke about the difference between a run over skunk in the middle of the road and a run over lawyer in the middle of the road?

      • ClayJones
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        haha! Fun Fact: Law Professors are actually a really good source for lawyer jokes. Some of them are also good for passing on legal knowledge!

        Spinaker: Currently struggling through my second (or is it third) Overwatch relapse; I just can't quit it! Other all-time faves are an old MMORPG called Dark Age of Camelot, and the Mass Effect series.

      • Donw
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        Good for you! People ask me sometimes what has kept my marriage going strong after 48+ years. I always tell them it is because I married a divorce lawyer. (Which is exactly what she is.)
        Last edited by Donw; June 28th, 2018, 05:15 PM.
    • JCBBQ
      Club Member
      • Jan 2016
      • 1032
      • Jersey City, NJ
      • Primo Oval XL Ceramic Cooker
        Pit Barrel Cooker
        2x Mavrick 732
        Therma Pen Orange
        Favorite Bourbon Blanton's
        SF Giants

        MCS wish list - Lone Star Grillz off set

      I see this question is still kicking around but JustKyle is no longer with us. I wonder if my video response scared him away. Hahahaha oopps.

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      • Donw
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        I’ve actually been looking forward to another of your videos.

      • richinlbrg
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        I've been waiting too! The first one was simply brilliant!

        Described it in detail to a friend of mine who is also in bahjayjay, JCBBQ !

      • JCBBQ
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        Donw richinlbrg. Haha! Thanks fellas. I’ll see what I can do.
    • Keiferr
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 956
      • Southeast Michigan

      Retired federal civil service and US Air Force (aircraft maintenance and senior leadership). Spend a lot of time volunteering with local Vietnam Veterans of America chapter.

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      • HouseHomey
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        Thank you for your service.
    • JGo37
      Club Member
      • Apr 2018
      • 1307
      • the LOU
      • Cookers:

        22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
        CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
        Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
        Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
        Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'

        Accessories:

        Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
        BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
        Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
        Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
        Fyre Dragon Kettle 2-Zone Smokin' Sheet
        OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
        Smokenator
        Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
        SnS
        Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

        My Helpers:

        Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
        Instant Pot 6Q Duo
        Nesco Tabletop Roaster
        & the PIT!

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      I drive a restomod 4x4 to go catch something, light a fire, smoke it, then get the tics off the dog.

      & cybersecurity in my free time.

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      • EdF
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        We saw what you did there!

      • Mudkat
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        What did you do AFTER lunch? 😉 Neeeice catch!

      • JGo37
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        You know, I actually prefer 'em for breakfast with eggs, in the field over fire, using Lodge iron.
    • JMuseum
      Club Member
      • Mar 2017
      • 43
      • Weber Genesis, WSM... I will grill about anything.
        Also I know I cannot spell

      Data analyst in healthcare - low people, high number job

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      • Mudkat
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        You got both the ying and the yang there brother!

      • tRidiot
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        Ain't a dang thing wrong with that! Good for you, man.
    • iwright
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 4
      • Slidell, LA

      I'm a high school band director and play trumpet/french horn gigs on the side whenever I'm not cooking.

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      • dktrjoy
        Club Member
        • Mar 2018
        • 1

        I'm new to all this! I'm a chiropractor here in Fresno CA and my hobbies are bicycling, water sports...especially kayaking. I'm not doing a lot of youtube smoking videos in my free time!

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        • Scout789
          Club Member
          • Jun 2018
          • 138
          • Texas Gulf Coast
          • Smoker: Lyfe Tyme Offset. Firebox 16" Diameter X 16" Long. Cooking chamber 16" Diameter X 32" Long
            Grill: Lyfe Tyme 16" Diameter X 24" Long.
            Thermometer: Maverick ET-732 and XR50
            For smoking, I am a committed stick burner.
            For grilling, it's all about charcoal. Almost always HEB brand mesquite charcoal. If not that, then Kingsford mesquite charcoal.

          I'm retired. A career choice I highly recommend! Prior to that I worked as a Chemical Engineer for a major chemical company for 31 years on the Texas Gulf Coast where I still live today. I love to barbq and my dear wife of 43 years loves to eat what I turn out. We love spending time at the local beach and vacationing at beach locations. We both love Americana music and are planning our second trip to Nashville in September for Americanafest. I also like to fish and target shoot. I don't hunt much anymore, but that used to be a favorite pass time.

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          • treesmacker
            Club Member
            • May 2018
            • 594
            • Grants Pass OR
              • Rec Tec Trailblazer RT-340
              • O-Grill 600 Portable Grill with O-Dock
              • Cuisinart 360 Griddle

            Well, I've been working for 50 years and I'm just a couple of years from retirement...

            Here's the jobs...

            Paper route before age 13

            Age 13 got my Social Security card and worked part time at the Elks Lodge as janitor - 3AM start time - just a part time gig.

            Age 14 dish washer and janitorial at small cafe.

            Age 16 handyman at Funeral home; janitorial, yard work, parking lot cleanup, wash and wax the hearse, painting, running errands, picking up caskets, putting together funeral home owners Grand Children's Christmas gifts, roto-tilling, and more.

            Age 17 Kentucky Fried Chicken cook, janitorial cleanup and closing (and eating).

            Age 18 Electronics school in Phoenix with part time jobs as janitorial, box boy at grocery store, and testing capacitors all night long on graveyard shift.

            Age 19 graduated electronics trade school.

            Age 19 moved to Silicon Valley and worked as Electronic Technician for five years, then Quality Assurance for two more years.

            Age 25 started working for Computer System Manufacturer as Manufacturing Engineer - stayed with that company for 19 years - 450 employees when i started, 10 employees left when I left.

            Age 44 working for company making ASIC emulation systems doing Mechanical design of the instruments. I left this company when the CEO was indicted (and later convicted to 17 years in Federal Prison) - interesting story if you want to read - Google "Amr Mohsen"

            Age 50 left Silicon Valley for Southern Oregon without a job. Worked 4 months doing contract work for Silicon Valley associates.

            Age 50 started current Job doing Mechanical design of Particle Counters (air and liquid). I do a great deal of 3D modelling with SolidWorks software, and a great deal more of paperwork.

            https://www.beckman.com/air-particle-counters
            https://www.beckman.com/search#q=liq...sort=relevancy

            Age 63 now, and really ready to retire, but will wait until age 66 to collect full Social Security benefits.

            I MUST NOTE - HOW FORTUNATE I'VE BEEN TO STAY CONTINUOUSLY EMPLOYED ALL OF THESE YEARS, SURVIVING MANY LAYOFFS AND MUCH TURMOIL. Hope all of you can have similar success.

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            • Jerod Broussard
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              googled

            • Harry
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              Ah, distinctly I remember fishing the Rogue in downtown Grants Pass. I was using a 8.5' 4 weight Orvis (which I've had for 30 years and LOVE). Us easterners think this is a good trout rod. I did manage to land one steelhead although it took 20 minutes. The locals just laughed.

            • treesmacker
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              Never landed a Steelhead myself, but would like to.
          • BlackrazorNZ
            Club Member
            • Jul 2018
            • 48
            • Auckland, New Zealand

            Sales & Marketing Manager, part of the management team for our company in NZ, turnover of about $110m per annum.

            Keeps me busy

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            • Jerod Broussard
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              110 minutes of work per year don't sound like much

            • BlackrazorNZ
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              That, my friend, is the art of delegation!

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          These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

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          Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


          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


          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).

          Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal.


          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.

          Click here to read our detailed review and to order


          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.

          Click here for more about what makes this grill special


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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.

          Click here to read our detailed review

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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.

          Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


          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.

          Click here for our review of this superb smoker


          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.

          Click here to read our detailed review and to order