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  • SavageSmoke
    Club Member
    • Jun 2019
    • 101
    • Eden, NC

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    I am the Director of Hospitality for a church in NC. Part of my duties involve all food services for the church - I fed BBQ to 220 people last weekend at a wedding. We also run a full service restaurant 6 days a week open to the public, so that scratches my chef itch. I also cater part-time (maybe 2 jobs a month).

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    • logchief
      logchief commented
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      Good grits you got going there. With that kind of food bet it's not hard to get folks to church.

    • klflowers
      klflowers commented
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      Man, I was just up there in Belews Creek for work. I shoulda read this earlier; I would have made a detour.

    • HandsomeDave
      HandsomeDave commented
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      SavageSmoke That is what I would call my dream job! There is a documentary on Netflix called Faith Hope and BBQ, you may enjoy. It is about a small church in Florida that sells BBQ to raise funds for their building.
  • Desertfox 458
    Club Member
    • Aug 2018
    • 1
    • Elyria, OH

    I'm retired military-23 years. So, as a second career, I'm pursuing a doctorate in molecular biology...I only have 18 more months to go. To keep my sanity, my hobbies are: brewing beer, mead and cider, baking bread (been doing that since I was 7) and BBQ. I LOVE cooking anything on the grill! I have baked bread on the grill and it turned out fantastic!

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    • Skip
      Skip commented
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      Welcome from Minnesota and thank you for Serving our Country!

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Many Thanks fer yer Service, Brother...
      We are forever indebted...
      Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
      Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

    • klflowers
      klflowers commented
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      Welcome to the pit, and thanks for your service.
  • mountainsmoker
    Club Member
    • Jun 2019
    • 1417
    • Bryson City, NC

    Welcome from the mountains of NC and a very big thanks for your service for someone who served in the Navy at the end of VN and during the Cold War.

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    • logchief
      Club Member
      • Jul 2019
      • 23
      • Big Dry San Joaquin Valley, CA

      Spent 40 years with the US Forest Service starting in 71', most in Fire and Emergency Mgt. Retired in 2011 but still have my fingers in the pie doing consulting and emergency work, can't totally give it up yet.

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      • ColonialDawg
        Club Member
        • Oct 2017
        • 386
        • Coastal VA

        Veterinarian in general practice for 16 years. Currently on the hunt for my next career.

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        • fracmeister
          fracmeister commented
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          As a Georgia Tech grad I always twitch a bit when I see that G but hey, we dont have a vet school!

        • ColonialDawg
          ColonialDawg commented
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          Haha. Well, I actually have my undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech. So, my allegiance is kinda split. I lean UGA because I really didn’t care for Paul Johnson and the triple option and I also didn’t like that he changed the uniforms.

        • fracmeister
          fracmeister commented
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          Well Paul is gone. Come on back to the fold!
      • DiverDriver
        Club Member
        • May 2019
        • 183
        • Fort Wayne Indiana

        Operations Professional making the worlds best and most efficient heat pumps here in US of A! Hobbies tracking my AMG and Scuba Diving. Love trying new food and drink.

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        • THE Humble Texan
          Club Member
          • Oct 2017
          • 145

          I'm a misplaced Texan and am a supervisor in an international engineering firm that deals with all kinds of water equipment. I haven't been cooking as much this year as I am trying to get down to 200#. Lost 58 so far with another 50 to go. My fishing hobby does not lend itself to helping with the weight loss.

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          • HawkerXP
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            Congrats.

          • Skip
            Skip commented
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            Good job! Congratulations.

          • HouseHomey
            HouseHomey commented
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            Nice work there sir. Keep it going!
        • Tax Man
          Club Member
          • Jul 2017
          • 53
          • Minnesota

          I spend as much time as I can outdoors, on the water, in the woods, at the shooting range, among other activites. Oh wait, this topic was about work. Never mind.

          Tim

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          • Huskee
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            Ha ha, you skipped right to the fun stuff! Work is a necessary evil for many of us, sometimes not worth bringing up.
        • beeger
          Club Member
          • May 2019
          • 6
          • Edmond, OK

          I have worked for the same electric utility for 42 years, currently a safety analyst, but have had 13 different jobs with them over the years (half the old jobs no longer exist). I love barbecuing & all types of cooking, and always have variety of tunes on the stereo. Oh yeah, & OU Sooners football - BOOMER SOONER!

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          • AverageJoe
            Club Member
            • Jun 2018
            • 335
            • Henderson Colorado
            • Current Grills/Smoker (MCS is hitting)
              Brinkman Trailmaster Ceramic Egg
              Classic Pit Barrel Cooker with
              US ARMY logo plate
              Nexgrill Deluxe 6 burner gas grill

              Accessories
              CGS special order WOO Ring
              CGS 13" round ceramic stone
              Maverick ET-732
              Thermoworks Black Thermapen MK4
              Thermoworks BlueDot

              Cutlery/Prep Stuff
              Dalstrong 12" Granton Edge Slicer
              OXO Steel Chef's Mandoline Slicer
              Random other knives and shears

            I am a Program Applications Specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Running reports, granting computer access, program management, and fixing errors in the system is the super simplistic break down. Been with the VA for almost 15 years, and being a Veteran myself I have seen both sides of the desk.

            As far as fun stuff. Well if you couldn't tell by my job I am a bit of a computer nerd, but I don't have the attention span or the ability to sit still very well, unless it engages me A LOT, so I never finished my IT degree. Every computer that I have had since 1999 I have built myself, which reminds me I need to start shopping for parts soon. Since I have moved to Colorado I have gotten more into fishing. I have also been dabbling in woodworking. Oh yeah.. and I do a bit of homebrewing as well.

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            • Mt Smoker
              Club Member
              • Jul 2019
              • 8
              • Libby Montana

              I worked for the county as Landfill manager. Now I am retired and just enjoying myself. My wife and I love to kayak in many of the small lakes in the area. We also like to get out on the bikes anr ride the back roads. Yard work in summer and snow removal in winter takes a lot of our time. Of course we love to BBQ.

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              • Texas Larry
                Club Member
                • May 2017
                • 695
                • Wilson County, TX
                • PrimoXL
                  Maverick 732
                  Thermoworks 2K Themocouple
                  Thermapen
                  Weber Go-Anywhere (for the beach!)
                  Dreaming of a really good stick-burner...
                  Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

                Retired hospice chaplain, part time seminary prof, woodworker, and full time project fulfillment staff for SWMBO🤣🙄!

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                • MangoCat
                  Club Member
                  • Aug 2019
                  • 2
                  • Oceanside, CA

                  I edit forms for a large insurance company. Type and grammar check, white space allocation, compliance with state regs, publication, and library management. Occasionally get to use some coding to automate. I’ve done this kind of work for many years for a few different industries. Things have come a long way since I started with a drafting table. I used to own a wholesale nursery, been a radio DJ, art director for a motorcycle magazine, tons of household DIY, and I hope to never stop learning.
                  I read on one of these posts about a lady that does the things her grandma did (canning, gardening, knitting, etc.). That’s me, too. I’m mostly self-taught. It’s a great way to learn things, but you also unwittingly teach yourself things that could be done easier or better.
                  I’ve had a couple of Genesis grills, The Big Easy smoker, and some Weber Qs. They’ve been fun to learn on. I’m saving up for my next BBQ thing, whatever that becomes. I’m looking forward to learning more about BBQ and expanding my skills.
                  We’re in a beautiful part of the country (Oceanside, CA) and I love to hear about life in other places. When I retire in about 10 years, I hope to visit every baseball stadium in the US. I love the game and will watch any team, any league, any level.

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                • miked
                  Club Member
                  • Aug 2015
                  • 36
                  • Port Charlotte, FL
                  • PBC smoker
                    ThermoPro TP-08S
                    ThermoWorks Superfast RT600C
                    Kingsford Blue
                    Favorite Beer - Raging Bitch Belgian IPA (Flying Dog)
                    Favorite Whiskey - Jefferson's Ocean Bourbon
                    Favorite Rye - Pendleton 1910
                    Favorite Rum - Kraken
                    Favorite Movie(s) - Casablanca, The Quiet Man, Alien
                    Favorite Cigar - whatever I can afford and is in the humidor
                    Favorite Bible Verse - Jeremiah 33:3

                  So, a year ago when I answered this question, I was a NASA Project Manager living in MD and commuting 120 miles / day back & forth to Goddard Space Flight Center. I'm happy to say now that I'm RETIRED! I left govt service on July 31st and have moved to sunny Port Charlotte FL. So, I'm updating my "what do you do for work" to "NOTHING". Now i just have to figure out, what do i do with all of my time...

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                  • miked
                    miked commented
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                    Living in Southern MD and getting up at 4:30am, the trip in to work was in miles. Leaving at the end of the day was a different story - that was measured in hours... (but i knew the distance).

                  • ofelles
                    ofelles commented
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                    Congrats. It's doesn't suck. I have a feeling you will full your time no problem.

                  • RichieB
                    RichieB commented
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                    Congrats on Retirement. Just celebrating my 2nd year. What to do, cook more! It's working for me. And been able to begin traveling since Scooter went over the Rainbow bridge this past spring.
                • smbenoit_79
                  Former Member
                  • Aug 2019
                  • 2

                  Hello,
                  I'm currently in Landscaping and Lawn Care. I'm also going to school for Cyber Security. I love anything outdoors(Hunting, Fishing, BBQing, etc.).

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                  • HawkerXP
                    HawkerXP commented
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                    Welcome to the Pit!

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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.

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                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.

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                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.

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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.

                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.

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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.

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                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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