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  • myndcraft
    Club Member
    • Apr 2017
    • 22

    Pre Sales Solutions Consultant in the MarTech space. Outside of BBQ my hobbies are golf, cigars, whiskey and geeky games.

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    • klflowers
      klflowers commented
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      Hence the screen name. If you don't mind me asking, what is a pre sales solutions consultant? Sounds impressive.

    • myndcraft
      myndcraft commented
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      I don't mind at all klflowers - So the platform my company sells is a cloud based marketing platform for retailers. Typically there are a lot of other technology vendors in place with our customers so I act as the technical expert during the sales cycle. While the Sales Rep is trying to close a deal I'm in there making sure that all the systems will work together and that the solution meets the customers needs.

    • klflowers
      klflowers commented
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      Cool. There are so many occupations I haven't heard of that I am running across here. Regardless, all of us BBQ, and since we are here on AR, we do it well. Much better than most, I must say.
  • Jon Liebers
    Club Member
    • May 2018
    • 193

    wealth management advisor for a top firm. Hobbies, BBQ, cooking, guitar playin, fly fishing, cycling, gardening, bonsai , dog training and ice hockey.

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    • Bkhuna
      Club Member
      • Apr 2019
      • 322
      • Merritt Island Florida

      Laboratory Quality Assurance Technician, Component Refurbishment and Chemical Analysis Laboratory, Kennedy Space Center, FL.

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      • HouseHomey
        HouseHomey commented
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        I bet somewhere there is a mug, sign or T-shirt with all those initials on it. Sounds important anyways.

      • Willard
        Willard commented
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        Oh yeah. That.

      • Bkhuna
        Bkhuna commented
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        Yup, they call us QA. My favorite is for the techs that worked the Shuttle launch pads. They were called Pad Rats.

        Of course, when you're dealing with a government entity there has to be more words than neccessary.
        Last edited by Bkhuna; May 3rd, 2019, 10:05 AM.
    • stratfordwill
      Club Member
      • Apr 2019
      • 11
      • Northcentral Washington
      • Weber 22" Kettle
        Fireboard/Pitviper/SnS

        Anova Sous Vide
        6 Qt Instant Pot

      Prosecutor

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      • Mr. Bones
        Birthday Hat Master
        • Sep 2016
        • 7856
        • 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!!!!



          Thermometers:
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          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

          Accessories:
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          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.)



          Cookware:
          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

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

        I'll give yall a few hints; this is what can happen, each an every time I touch (or even don't touch ) something I'm workin on:







        At least I don't haveta sit through any meetins, ceptin once in a Blue Moon.
        That's too skeery, even fer me lol!

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        • Mr. Bones
          Mr. Bones commented
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          HawkerXP I feel fer ya, Brother...that does NOT sound like an enviable position to be in th middle of, an I git what's all at stake...sounds to me like th carpet cutters best be ready, willin, an able to take a $85,000 hit...mind ya, I'm bein kind, on accounta not bein there, ready, an done on time should cost em, as well, as it has cost their customer...okay, so I'm highly pragmatic, which is often mistaken by dumbarses fer an evil 'fish poop' (bass turd)

        • Red Man
          Red Man commented
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          Mr. Bones I love the evil fish poop line! I’m gonna be on the look out for a chance to use that one!

        • Mr. Bones
          Mr. Bones commented
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          Red Man lol glad I could be of assistance, with my colourful turns of phrase, Amigo! Use away, to yer hearts content, my friend!
      • Errol Wayne
        Club Member
        • Oct 2017
        • 24

        Working on my third career as I call it. Probably my last. Began in 1969 cleaning machinery in a tool and die shop on Saturdays as I was still in high school. Started the machinist program after graduation. Offered second shift supervisor in the plastic molding business, same company. Worked up to plant manager, same company. Left right at 20 years and bought into a lumber and hardware business. Sold out after 15 years and started my own remodeling and construction business. Never going to get rich, but I sure enjoy it. My motto is we do about anything as long as it's safe and legal!

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        • smokin fool
          Club Member
          • Apr 2019
          • 745
          • Mississauga, Ont

          Linehaul driver.
          Hobbies....not much anymore, used to do the obligatory sports and car stuff.
          Now just complain about tendonitis from obligatory sports and car stuff.
          And try to keep out of wife's hair....

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          • HouseHomey
            HouseHomey commented
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            I’m dying!!!!😃

          • smokin fool
            smokin fool commented
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            P.S. Only doing this for another 1 year 8 months 21 days or so
            not down to hours and minutes yet

          • Bogy
            Bogy commented
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            But who's counting!
        • TBoneJack
          Club Member
          • Aug 2016
          • 261
          • WSM, 18.5"
            Thermoworks ThermaQ
            Thermoworks Smoke
            Therma Pen MK4 - orange
            Easy Bake Oven
            Favorite beer: Coors
            Favorite wine/liquor: Gave both up last year
            Wish list: Kamado Joe, Myron Mixon MMS-36 water smoker

          Software Engineer (I write software to test tank electronics and troubleshoot the problems).

          My main hobbies are BBQing, fishing, and bird hunting (including clay birds).

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          • Donw
            Club Member
            • Jul 2017
            • 2025

            We have had some interesting people join lately so here is a bump.

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            • Elton's BBQ
              Elton's BBQ commented
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              Good bump

            • RonB
              RonB commented
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              Thanx for bumping.

            • HouseHomey
              HouseHomey commented
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              Nice one!!!!
          • chrisjen
            Club Member
            • Jan 2016
            • 5

            Framing contractor
            my main hobby is watching Nascar and going to Nascar races

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            • RonB
              RonB commented
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              So do you frame Conservatives or Liberals?
          • jhapka
            Club Member
            • May 2019
            • 61
            • Gilbert AZ
            • 22" Weber Kettle w/ SnS
              Pit Barrel Cooker

            I'm an audiologist, mostly I test hearing and fit hearing technology. Please no "what?" or "huh?" zingers, this place is my refuge haha. Big MN Vikings and Wild fan. I play some video games and like to go camping.

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            • jecucolo
              jecucolo commented
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              I purchased a hearing aid last year. I wish I had done it sooner. They have come a long way.

            • radshop
              radshop commented
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              What? I didn't catch that?

            • Bogy
              Bogy commented
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              Went in to get some "wax catchers" for mine last week. New location, so they of course wanted to set up a time for the audiologist to "establish a base" for next week. Today I got a flier in the mail offering me a deal on new hearing aids, with my old ones as trade in. I just bought a new smoker, I can't afford new hearing aids, ya gotta have priorities!
          • pkadare
            Club Member
            • Jun 2019
            • 450
            • Bobcaygeon, Ontario
            • My gear:
              22 Weber Kettle
              Napoleon PRO Charcoal Kettle Grill
              Broil King Keg
              Traeger Pro 34
              Napoleon Prestige Pro 500
              Pit Barrel Cooker

            I am a Principal Program Manager in Microsoft's Cloud and Artificial Intelligence Security Services group. My team designs, implements, and operates all of the Public Key Infrastructure (smart cards, digital certificates, etc.) for our cloud environments.

            My hobbies, in no particular order (outside of fire and meat and stuff) are, reading, computers, and golf.

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            • Donw
              Donw commented
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              Great company. Have a son who works for them and he loves it.

            • Bogy
              Bogy commented
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              My son in law also works for them and is the happiest he's ever been. Also works with the cloud, in particular Azure.
          • fttank
            Club Member
            • Dec 2016
            • 220
            • Huntington Beach, CA

            I am a clinical pharmacist in the intensive care unit of a large tertiary medical center in LA County. This affects my cooking greatly: I'm a recipe guy. I get all nervous and sweaty when I don't have one to follow.

            I've got more hobbies than time: fishing, hunting, shooting, photography and cooking.

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            • mountainsmoker
              Club Member
              • Jun 2019
              • 1452
              • Bryson City, NC

              Well I'm retired now but worked as assistant treasurer for a very large company, My salary allowed me to buy every smoker I wanted. I have given all away to I am back to a good Weber 22 kettle and a good gasser. My policy is KISS.

              Hobby's are boating, fishing and vegetable gardening. I love my wife we are getting close to 50 years together.

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              • Mr. Bones
                Mr. Bones commented
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                Congrats, both on retirin, an on yer impendin 50 yr Anniversary!

                Weber 22 is always a good call, my friend!
                Last edited by Mr. Bones; June 30th, 2019, 09:48 AM. Reason: fixed yet again another one o my stoopid typos :o

              • HouseHomey
                HouseHomey commented
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                All I gotz is kettle too!
            • TheQuietOne
              Club Member
              • Sep 2018
              • 76
              • Oshkosh, WI

              Systems Designer for Oshkosh Defense. Worked on M-ATV, JLTV, and FMTV A2 military trucks.

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              • richinlbrg
                richinlbrg commented
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                The M-ATV held up well for my son!

                THANK YOU to Oshkosh Defense!

              • TheQuietOne
                TheQuietOne commented
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                Stories like this never get old for us. That's why it's the best job ever. Give your son our regards, richinlbrg.

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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.

            Click here to read our detailed review and to order