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  • JEFinCLE
    Club Member
    • Jul 2018
    • 25

    I design woodturning tools and develop marketing plans for those and our line of USA made layout measuring and marking tools for furniture and cabinet making. When I'm not cooking, I am in my shop building something. Hope I can get back into some gardening at our new place, but it doesn't look good at the moment. Too much shade.


    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      Is this the company that you work for www.woodpeck.com

    • Jared49
      Jared49 commented
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      Woodpeckers, awesome tools! Are you the reason they are soooooo pricey?? 🤭😳😊

    • ComfortablyNumb
      ComfortablyNumb commented
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      You work for Woodpeckers Tools? I thought they were hatched with beaks, who knew!
  • cavecreekgoat
    Former Member
    • Jul 2018
    • 1

    Work as a data center systems engineer. Love BBQ/grilling, cycling and boating.


    • EdF
      EdF commented
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      But now that you've broken the silence, you need to introduce yourself!
  • danniiblack
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 9
    • Mexico City
    • Grills / Smokers
      - Argentinian type grill (153.5 cm x 66 cm)
      - Weber Smokey Mountain (18 inch)
      - Alfa Pizza Oven

      ThermoPro TP20

      Weber Rapid-fire chimney

      Beer: Barking Squirrel & Leffe Royale
      Wine: Parcela 7 - Von Siebhental

    Logistics Manager for Coca-Cola FEMSA (a coke bottler) - currently implementing a new Supply Chain Management System for 10 countries.

    For hobbies I like videogames, movies & grilling.

    Glad to have joined The Pit, and awed by the vast array of professions of all fellow Pit Members.


    • gabulldog
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      Welcome from the Coca-Cola motherland, Atlanta, GA!
  • Idleratchet
    Club Member
    • Jul 2018
    • 96
    • Allen Park MI
    • 22" WSM
      22" Weber kettle premium
      Slow n Sear
      Thermopro TP20

    Hello everyone! I am new to the forum and am looking forward to being here. I work for Denso, an auto supplier in the metro Detroit area. Im a technician there and get to test various equipment we produce for the oem’s. My hobbies are cars and my scooter. I am married with a 10yo daughter and we love to grill!


    • RichieB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2018
      • 706
      • Western Mass

      Welcome from Western Mass. Enjoy the community.


      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 1977

        I was watching tv tonight and was reminded of Mark Twain’s quote, “There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility.”

        We have had so many new members here the past several months I thought this thread needed a bump. I have met some of the most interesting people here, and I know we have added plenty more.


        • Spinaker
          Spinaker commented
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          Thanks Don! Great thread.
      • 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'


          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
          Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
          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!

        The same thing I do for life - I endeavor to persevere.


        • Mr. Bones
          Mr. Bones commented
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          Ya sure do look civilized, though...

        • EdF
          EdF commented
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          Yabbut, don't be endeavoring too hard - you'll miss your "tending the temps" time!
      • Dan Deter
        Club Member
        • Jun 2018
        • 243
        • Raleigh, NC
        • Weber Summit S-670
          Thermapen Mk 4

        IT Manager for distance-ed at NC State. So basically I sit or stand and look at the 5 screens around me all day.


        • obiQsmoker
          Club Member
          • Jul 2018
          • 146
          • Seattle Area
          • Started this tasty craziness in 2018.
            Using a Traeger Silverton pellet smoker.
            Home is the Seattle area...
            So much to learn, but it’s a helluva fun education!

          Just discovered this thread - talk about diversity!
          For me, computer geek. 6-years on submarines (sonar), my own computer software/consulting business, tired of wearing too many hats, worked at Seattle-based software companies as IT engineer, then project manager. Retired from MS managing teams supporting cloud data center server deployments.

          Hobbies include my lovely wife, photography, wine, travel, gaming. I work PT at local winery, DeLille Cellars. Just staring to learn video editing with Davinci Resolve.
          Oh yea, and that new obsession, smokin’!


          • ClayJones
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            Hi Obi Q! What kind of gaming?

          • aladdin4d
            aladdin4d commented
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            EdF Yeah I should probably add my own post to this thread at some point......

          • obiQsmoker
            obiQsmoker commented
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            Hey ClayJones, I love slinging magic - RPG’s like Skyrim (Xbox) and World of Warcraft (PC).
        • TechSmoker
          Club Member
          • Sep 2018
          • 94
          • New Era, MI
          • Cookers
            • Grilla Silverbac Alpha
            • MasterBuilt 200772115 Bluetooth Smart Digital Electric Smoker, 30-Inch
            • Weber Original Kettle Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black
            • Weber Spirit II E-210 Gas Grill, Red
            • Char Baskets
            • Meathead: The Science of Great Barbeque and Grilling, Meathead Goldwyn
            • Project Smoke, Steven Raichlen
            • Franklin Barbeque: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto, Aaron Franklin
            • Wicked Good Barbeque: Fearless Recipes From Two Damn Yankees Who Have Won the Biggest, Baddest BBQ Competition in the World, Andy Husbands and Chris Hart
            Favorite Meats
            • Brisket
            • Ribeye
            • Pork Spareribs
            • Bacon

          I am a technology director for a public school district. It's great to see so many other IT people on here.


          • JoeSousa
            Club Member
            • Sep 2016
            • 555
            • Spokane, WA

            I work in the e-marketing department for Fanatics.com, a very large online retailer in the licensed sports merchandise industry. Been in the e-marketing industry for the past 21 years and with this company for 5. Love that my job is talking about sports all day. And since I work from home I can easily keep track of the meat on the smoker.


            • JoeSousa
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              Good choice. The hat anyway, not the Bruins. All my hats are the Flex 39Thirty.

            • RichieB
              RichieB commented
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              Only style i'll by now. 2 Patriots, 1 Celtics and now Bruins. Next is Yankee. Still licking my wounds so I need to wait a bit longer.

            • HawkerXP
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              I love my 39thirty Nationals hat!
          • THE Humble Texan
            Club Member
            • Oct 2017
            • 144

            Supervisor for an international engineering firm (water projects) and would rather fish while the smoker is going.


            • mrteddyprincess
              Club Member
              • Sep 2018
              • 240

              High school physics and chemistry teacher. 23 years same school. Besides BBQ I love my family, camp with teaching buddies, garden, preserve food, hike with Roy the dog, make soap, make wine. This is an interesting thread. Thanks!
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              • CaptainMike
                CaptainMike commented
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                HI Roy!!
            • dahcopilot
              Club Member
              • Jan 2018
              • 105
              • trent woods, nc

              i have a small auto repair shop, we collect taxes for the city, county, state and federal governments. when not doing their job, i play with cars and thanks to ar i spend a lot more time cooking. funy how much more fun it is when your family and friends really like what you cook.


              • Oak Smoke
                Club Member
                • Aug 2018
                • 224
                • Comanche, TX

                I’m retired now. I’ve spent my entire career in business’s related to oil and gas. Right out of college Haliburton, then Dowell, cement, frac and such. The last 20 years were in the NDT, nondestructive testing, business. I was amazed that you could x-ray through 2 inches of steel if you used the right radioactive source. I started out in management then went to sales. Taking people to lunch and dinner, on an expense account, is an incredible job.

                Fishing, anything that fights hard. Love striper and big cat fishing. I’m an HSM, that’s a home shop machinist. My dad was a machinist. I never thought much about it until I realized I could build my own guns! The lathe and mill are in storage right now. I’ll be building them a new home in the spring. I don’t hunt much anymore, just go collect a few feral hogs from time to time now. They are great on the smoker. Then there’s metal detecting, I’ve been at that for over 30 years. Believe it or not but you can find some amazing things. I love outdoor cooking and I’m getting better at it. Every time someone ask a question here I learn something.




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                Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

                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


                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


                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


                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.

                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