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  • crazytown3
    Club Member
    • Jul 2019
    • 92
    • Stansbury Park, UT USA
    • Weber Performer (AH) - Black
      ThermaPen Classic - Red
      Weber 6707 Deluxe Tool Set
      Weber 6645 Travel Tool Set
      Weber 6469 Premium Grilling Rack

    I'm a Program Administrator at the local VA Medical Center going on 12 years now. Spent 7 years in the Army back in the day, then used my GI Bill and such to go to school. Spent some years in the private sector, and missed the daily flogging too much. Back in the public sector I went.

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    • HawkerXP
      HawkerXP commented
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      Did you see AverageJoe post? One page back.
  • grillinglousiana
    Club Member
    • Jul 2019
    • 13
    • Denham Springs Lousiana

    I am a surveyor, worked in almost every state or traveled there,like to dabble in bonsai,plants,greenhouse,collect everthing from rocks,barbed wire,cast iron,old tools,fishing lures,ice spearing decoys,duck decoys,pottery,paintings,...

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    • Donw
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      If you ever get to Maryland I think you would enjoy the Ward Brothers Museum of Wildfowl Art. https://www.wardmuseum.org/ Sounds right up your alley.

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Cool Beans, indeed!
      They's a whole Cast Iron Subchannel, located here
      Ya might also enjoy lookin at Members' collections of Cast Iron , (an postin yer own) over yonder
      Some Members have a piece, or mebbe two, three...
      Lookin forward to seein yer collection, amigo!
      Last edited by Mr. Bones; August 24th, 2019, 06:08 AM.

    • Willard
      Willard commented
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      I’m a Florida licensed surveyor. Nearing the end of my career. Welcome!!
  • Ronaldf123
    Club Member
    • Jun 2019
    • 23

    I own a small roofing company here in the middle of CA. Fishing is my hobby when I can find time. Trying to learn a little more about BBQ so I can purchase what I need before I retire. (If I can)

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    • grillinglousiana
      Club Member
      • Jul 2019
      • 13
      • Denham Springs Lousiana

      Originally posted by Donw View Post
      If you ever get to Maryland I think you would enjoy the Ward Brothers Museum of Wildfowl Art. https://www.wardmuseum.org/ Sounds right up your alley.
      I have been there..had to duck more than one time ,some are almost to real..

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      • grillinglousiana
        Club Member
        • Jul 2019
        • 13
        • Denham Springs Lousiana

        Originally posted by Mr. Bones View Post
        Cool Beans, indeed!
        They's a whole Cast Iron Subchannel, located here
        Ya might also enjoy lookin at Members' collections of Cast Iron , (an postin yer own) over yonder
        Some Members have a piece, or mebbe two, three...
        Lookin forward to seein yer collection, amigo!
        I show yall as soon as my son can teach me how to upload pictures....l have given a lot away latley...starting to be difficult to keep up with it all

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        • Mr. Bones
          Mr. Bones commented
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          I'm lookin forward, eagerly, to seein em!

          At yer convenience, of course...

          Have a great Sattiday, amigo!
      • 3DJ
        3DJ
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 113
        • Columbus Ohio
        • 22.5" WSM, iGrill Thermometer, Thermoworks -Thermopen, Original Cooking Thermometer/Timer, Weber Spirit Grill w/ GrillGrates+Griddle & BBQR'S Delight Smoke Box.

        Don’t know how I missed this!
        I’m an Art Director, mostly been involved in XR past couple of years (Augmented and Virtual Realty stuff—mostly around training)

        Some of my work can now be seen on my website if anyone is interested:
        www.jimlangman.com

        As for hobbies, FOOTBALL- Go Bucks! BBQ and chasing my young kids around (Full time hobby!)
        Also working on designing a 3D printable file for connecting the Thermoworks Billows to a PK360, if it works out I’ll share the file here Incase anyone wants it.

        -Jim

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        • holehogg
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          Jeans ad is real good but your photography is great.
      • Papa Bob
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 275
        • stokton ca

        Just a dumb truck driver for 45 years,Hobby cooking passion BBQ

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        • Pequod
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          My dad was just a dumb truck driver too. One of the smartest people I ever knew -- and I work with a pile o' Ph.D.'s.

        • Backroadmeats
          Backroadmeats commented
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          "just a dumb truck driver". I keep telling everyone I am so dumb I am not even a truck driver.. I am a " steering wheel holder". Anyone that says driving truck is a easy job needs to spend a week in one!!

        • RichieB
          RichieB commented
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          I have so much admiration for what you do. Especially long haul drivers. It's a tough job, sacrifing family time, holidays not home. Thank you.
      • grillinglousiana
        Club Member
        • Jul 2019
        • 13
        • Denham Springs Lousiana

        Originally posted by Willard View Post
        I’m a Florida licensed surveyor. Nearing the end of my career. Welcome!!
        Worked all over Florida..at the cape,Lakeland, St.Pete,Tampa..that is where i got into the garden train.craze..had 259 feet if rail around koi pond..Orlando Disney,Miami in the glades...Pensacola..etc

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        • Willard
          Willard commented
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          I hope you had some good experiences working here. My wife and stepdaughter are from New Orleans. Stepdaughter is now in Lafayette. Been going to Louisiana for about 27 years now. It’s like a 2nd home.

        • HawkerXP
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          I'm kind of into postwar Lionel. Stockpiling track and such for retirement project. Got any pictures / video of your layout?
      • Ptrbve
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 70
        • Worcester
        • OlllllO

        Semi- retired from 35 years of policing and corrections. Hobbies are cooking and driving my Jeep with the top down.

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        • ScottyC13
          Club Member
          • Jul 2019
          • 163
          • Boston Area
          • Name: Scott, Chemical Engineer

            Equipment:
            Weber Genesis
            Weber Spirit Special Addition, with Griddle and Grillgrates (just got)
            Thermoworks Smoke (2)
            Thermoworks Thermapen (2)
            Thermoworks IR (1)
            Maverick IR (1)
            Penzey's Spice rack with loads of spices

            Hobbies:
            Cooking, wine, guitar, golf, beach, board games, travel, herb gardening

            Want to get into BBQ and Smoking.

          I've been a Chemical Engineer since 1982. One of the few from my class that is still doing engineering.

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          • Pequod
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            Know what you mean. My aerospace engineering BS is dated 1986. VERY few of my classmates still in engineering. Building a house in central VA and planning to retire next year. Retire, in my case, means quit the corporate life and go back to self-employment, which is what I did prior to my current 7 year stint in a mega-corporation.
        • frigate
          Club Member
          • Aug 2019
          • 21
          • East Quogue, NY

          I am a Licensed Land Surveyor. June 17, 2019 makes 50 years in the profession. Licensed for 43 years. I practice in the western end of the "Hamptons" on Eastern Long, NY. We have done the surveying for about 90% of the 8,000-12,000 square foot "Summer Cottages" in the western end of the "Hamptons". Currently we are working on a 27,000 square foot 254 foot long "Summer Cottage" in the middle of the "Hamptons". The surveyor who started the job did not have a lot of experience with structural steel. We were called to over the job. At a job meeting with the architects and owners reps the job super pointed at me and said, "If it wasn't for him the 2.8 million pounds of structural steel would not fit and we would not be anywhere near along as we are now." That made my career. The end of next year I am looking to retire or as I call it, "Going to the land of six Saturdays and then there is Saturday."

          Hobbies: I have fished all my life. I have a picture of me at 4 years old holding up a small bluefish. We are a two boat family a 38 foot Duffy finished by Flower's Boat Works and a 21 foot Parker. The Admiral and I fish inshore and offshore. We both have charter boat licenses and I have kept my commercial fishing permits from my younger days. Five years ago to keep the Admiral happy because she said, " You need a winter hobby." I took up studying Kendo. Currently I have the rank of Ni Dan. If I didn't have health problem in 2018 and again in 2019 (see my introduction thread) I would be testing for San Dan in October. Then there is BBQ that I explain in my introduction thread.

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          • Greygoose
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            I was an excavating/ site contractor and I will say guys like you are worth ur weight in gold
            I worked on sprawling school buildings and getting every anchor bolt in its place,,,,no pressure 🤣😂👍
            The fire hydrants,curbing,building corners,,,list goes on
            Good on you
        • redneckleprechaun
          Former Member
          • Sep 2019
          • 2
          • Coquitlam, BC

          I'm a software engineer, I write apps for iOS mostly and my hobbies are teaching software development and developing software for fun.

          I'm unhappy with my Daniel Boone app, so I've begun a process of intercepting all the calls it makes to/from the smoker so that I can write my own custom app which will do things better. Holler if you work at Green Mountain Grills lol, I have some ideas!

          I basically try to solve every problem with some kind of codified, technical solution.

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          • CaptainMike
            CaptainMike commented
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            Ah, that wonderful collision of career and passion. I was fortunate to have 30 years of it myself.
        • TNPIGBBQ
          Club Member
          • Jul 2019
          • 58
          • Church of Charcoal

          Accounting, got out of audit a little while back & do financial reporting for a regional gas station company now. (Southeast if you couldn’t guess from my username.

          hobbies: besides bbq, competitive shooting, Muay Thai (Thai kickboxing) & BJJ, & Schutzhund (dog sport with 3 phases tracking obedience & protection). I used to duck hunt & fly fish, but I haven’t done those in years since I moved.

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          • Mbloto
            Club Member
            • Apr 2019
            • 75
            • Northern Illinois

            Originally posted by RonB View Post
            I agree - thanx for your service. How about posting a few wildlife/landscape photos? There are a number of photographers here, including Meathead.

            Yellowstone River

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            Elk picture taken at Yellowstone

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            • RonB
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              Very nice.

            • Greygoose
              Greygoose commented
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              Wow !!!!!!
          • Dewesq55
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 1148
            • The Poconos, NEPA
            • Smoker:
              Landmann Smoke Master Series Heavy Duty Barrel Smoker (COS)
              Masterbuilt 40.2" 1200W Electric Smoker
              Masterbuilt ThermoTemp XL Vertical Propane Smoker

              Gas Grill:
              BBQPro (cheap big box store model) Stainless steel 4 burners with aftermarket rotisserie.

              Thermometer:​​​​​​
              Fireboard with Drive cable and 20 CFM fan
              ThermoWorks Mini Instant Read
              Lavaworks Thermowand Instant Read
              2 Maverick 733
              ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
              ThermoWorks ThermaPen Mk4 x 2

              Miscellaneous:
              Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - 1st generation
              Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - wifi/bluetooth connected

              Favorite Beer:
              Anything to the dark side and malty rather than hoppy. Currently liking Yuengling Porter and Newcastle Brown Ale. In a bar or pub I will often default to Guiness

              Favorite Spirit:
              Bourbon - Eagle Rare for "every day"; Angel's Envy for special occasions

              Favorite Wine:
              Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Super Tuscan Sangiovese (Including Chianti Classico Riserva) Brunello di Montalcino

              Favorite Meat(s):
              Pork - especially the darker meat. I love spare ribs and anything made from shoulder/butt meat
              Chicken - Mainly the dark meat and wings
              Beef Ribeye​Ribeye steak

              Favorite Cuisine to Cook:
              Can't list just one: Indian, Chinese, Thai, West Indian/Carribean, Hispanic/Latin American, Ethiopian, Italian, BBQ

              Favorite Cuisine to Eat:
              Indian, followed closely by BBQ.

              Disqus ID:
              David E. Waterbury

            I'm a civil trial attorney practicing mostly in the 5 boroughs of NYC. I exclusively represent injured people, which I have been doing for 38 years. Currently my practice is 95+% trial counsel practice, which means I get cases from other lawyers to take to trial on their behalf. It's rewarding work and I love it. Since I work entirely by myself and live 80 miles from NYC, I work mostly from home, but do have an office in Manhattan, which is a legal requirement in NY State.

            Other than cooking (all kinds, especially ethnic and international and Q) my main hobby is building solid body electric guitars. I used to play a fair amount, but I have painful arthritis in the ring finger of my fretting hand, which causes me to self-limit my playing more than I'd like.

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            • Greygoose
              Greygoose commented
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              Play bottleneck style and post a vid,,,,,,
              Betcha it would be great !!!

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          This beautifully embroidered shirt is the same one Meathead wears in public and on TV. It's wash and wear and doesn't need ironing (really!), but it is a soft cottonlike feel. Choice of four colors and both men's and women's.

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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


          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

          Click here to order it direct from PK and get a special deal for AmazingRibs.com readers only


          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