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  • Donw
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 2791

    Bump

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    • HouseHomey
      HouseHomey commented
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      Nice move!

    • CaptainMike
      CaptainMike commented
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      One of my favorite threads, thanks Don.
  • BarryT
    Club Member
    • Jul 2019
    • 17

    Retired 10 years ago from Indiana University. Did computer systems design for the first half of my career (37 years at IU) and became an internal management consultant in the second half. My job was to put together teams of experts to help departments solve business problems.

    My post retirement "work" has been running www.farmjeep.com with my son. You can get an idea of what we do by checking out our blog.

    Second "job" has been trying to cook a "perfect" brisket. Still working on that one and why I joined this group.
    Barry

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    • 58limited
      58limited commented
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      Cool website and blog. My college buddy had a 1949 Willys one ton truck with the Hurricane straight six motor. We rebuilt the brake system using parts sourced from O'Reilly Auto Parts (we really made that teenage kid earn his pay that day looking up the parts) but one day he blew the oil line going to the external filter and burned up the motor. He sold it soon after. I wish he would have kept it and rebuilt the motor.

    • 58limited
      58limited commented
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      We took that truck into a few East Texas creeks just to see if we could get it stuck in the mud - it never got stuck. Another buddy of mine had a 1962 Willys jeep with no functional brakes. We ran that thing all over the ranch and then (lots of experience here) coasted it into the barn so that it would stop just before busting out the back. I need to find me an old Willys, they are a lot of fun and are a damned good vehicle.
      Last edited by 58limited; July 5th, 2020, 06:18 PM.
  • tmelosi
    Club Member
    • Sep 2019
    • 46
    • Southwestern Illinois
    • 22" Weber Kettle
      26" Weber Kettle
      Slow N Sear
      Camp Chef 24 Pellet Grill w/sidekick
      Old Offset Barrel Smoker
      Electric Smoker
      Weber Smokey Joe (Charcoal)
      Weber Go Anywhere (Gas)
      Thermapen MK 4
      Maverick XR50

    Manage/Administer a couple of enterprise applications. Been boating for the last 10 years or so and since I "retired" from softball 4 years ago I picked up golf, or at least tried to!

    Would like to get back into fishing and hunting/shooting. Might be a compound bow purchase in my future.

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    • HouseHomey
      Club Member
      • May 2016
      • 5050
      • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
      • Equipment
        Primo Oval xl

        Slow n Sear (two)
        Drip n Griddle
        22" Weber Kettle
        26" Weber Kettle one touch
        Blackstone 36” Pro Series
        Sous vide machine
        Kitchen Aid
        Meat grinder
        sausage stuffer
        5 Crock Pots
        Akootrimonts
        Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
        cast iron pans,
        Dutch ovens
        Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, Dots, thermapop and maverick T-732, RTC-600, pro needle and various pocket instareads.
        The help and preferences
        1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
        KBB
        FOGO
        A 9 year old princess foster child
        Patience and old patio furniture
        "Baby Girl" The cat

        Erik S.

      Thinking about that supermodel job again.

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      • ofelles
        ofelles commented
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        HouseHomey These are indeed strange times!!🤔

      • rickgregory
        rickgregory commented
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        Chase the dream!

      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        Jus cause yer such a SuperHunk, ya ain't gotta flaunt it LOL!
    • UncleSpike
      Club Member
      • Nov 2019
      • 32
      • Alberta, Canada

      I sell hydraulic doors. Our products are used mainly in Ag and Aviation. PowerLiftDoors.com

      One big plus to my job is being able to travel around Alberta. Lots of BBQ joints and craft beer breweries to sample out there...

      My main hobby is definitely BBQ, but I try to do as much hiking in the mountains as possible.
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      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        Danged nice T-28, btw...
    • Donw
      Club Member
      • Jul 2017
      • 2791

      JustKyle In honor of your returning. Bump.

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      • JustKyle
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        Hahah I remember posting this and it absolutely exploded. I thought maybe 30 or so people would reply, but 23 pages of replies later it still lives on.
    • BBQPhil
      Club Member
      • Sep 2017
      • 172
      • San Diego, CA
      • Yoder480, BGE, WeberGO, WeberGas

      Product design/management. Now full time working with Neil Young building/running his amazing website, www.neilyoungarchives.com

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      • Bogy
        Bogy commented
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        Cool Website!

      • tdimond
        tdimond commented
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        And here I was wondering if you were really the Phil behind Phil's Barbecue.

      • BBQPhil
        BBQPhil commented
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        Phil's BBQ in San Diego is good but can't compare to what many of us here do at home
    • Jfrosty27
      Club Member
      • Mar 2020
      • 369
      • Muskego, WI
      • Current cookers:
        Rec Tec RT700 "Bull" pellet cooker
        Smokin-It model 2 electric smoker w/ Maverick 732 temp monitor and cold smoking kit
        Weber Genesis 3 burner gas grill w/ rotisserie
        Charbroil Grill2Go gas grill
        Weber 22" Performer Deluxe kettle grill w/ThermoPro TP-20S temp monitor
        SnS Deluxe
        Vortex
        The Orion Cooker convection cooker/smoker (two of them)
        Joule Sous Vide circulator

        Favorite beer: Anything that's cold!
        Favorite cocktail: Bourbon neat

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ID:	875226 Retired for about 4.5 yrs. But before that I spent 35 years in the medical equipment business. I came up through the sales ranks and ended my career as Executive V.P. Operations/General Manager. A great business to be in but I am enjoying every second of retirement. In addition to bbq, for hobbies I ride my Harley and have a woodworking shop.

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      • Mr. Bones
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        Beautimous scenic vista, an bagger, Brother!
        Even Nicer tablesaw, though! (drool)

      • Jfrosty27
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        The vista is on the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC a couple years ago. Just beautiful up there!
    • 58limited
      Club Member
      • Dec 2018
      • 691
      • SE Texas
      • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~Benjamin Franklin

      Well, I generally come in at least fifteen minutes late, ah, I use the side door - that way <the boss> can't see me, heh heh - and, uh, after that I just sorta space out for about an hour. I just stare at my desk; but it looks like I'm working. I do that for probably another hour after lunch, too. I'd say in a given week I probably only do about fifteen minutes of real, actual, work.

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      Just kidding, I'm a veterinarian and I've been pretty danged busy since this COVID thing started. Movie reference anyone?
      Last edited by 58limited; July 4th, 2020, 03:10 PM.

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      • Sweaty Paul
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        “Office Space”. Great movie.

      • BBQPhil
        BBQPhil commented
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        Crip Camp on Netflix
    • tdimond
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 97
      • Poway, CA
      • Cookers
        Weber Genesis II (4-burner) with GrillGrates
        Pit Barrel Cooker
        Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium with SnS and Drip N' Griddle

        Thermometers
        Maverick XR-50
        Thermapen MK4
        Random, but accurate, pit and leave-in meat thermometers

        Other toys
        PartyQ for Weber Kettle
        BBQ Vortex

      I'm a mechanical engineer working on turbomachinery. The other hobbies these days are chasing kids and puttering around the yard.

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      • CaptainMike
        Club Member
        • Nov 2015
        • 2354
        • The Great State of Jefferson
        • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
          Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
          2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
          20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
          20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
          Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
          36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
          Fireboard
          Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

        Yep, every day is still Saturday...

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        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 12290
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          Still retired...

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          • RichardCullip
            Club Member
            • Feb 2020
            • 90
            • Poway, CA

            Retired geologist for the last 8 years.

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            • willxfmr
              Club Member
              • Apr 2017
              • 112
              • Fondy

              Maintenance electrician for the money. Woodworker for the relaxation. Cooking/BBQ because I don't want to spend the money to buy smaller clothes.

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              • MrMeat
                Club Member
                • Oct 2017
                • 50
                • Melbourne, FL

                Aeronautical engineer. I am a stress analyst mainly on military aircraft. Mainly fixed wing but also some helicopters, such as the CH53K, Blackhawk/Jayhawk.

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                • EdF
                  EdF commented
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                  Is it still Harris? Used to get down to your territory pretty often selling compilers.

                • MrMeat
                  MrMeat commented
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                  I'm at NGC now. I am not sure exactly what L3-Harris is doing at the moment. I know they are doing satellites but it seems like they are in the later stages of it due to the paperwork shufflers (systems "engineers") they have req's for. Seems like this area is trying to, and probably will, become a space and aeronautical hub. I really like the area a lot. I hope I can stay a while. I am a contract stress analyst, so they won't let me stay too long.

                • EdF
                  EdF commented
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                  I like the area too. Enjoy!

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              If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

              slow n sear

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              Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


              The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

              the good one grill

              The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. 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.

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              Griddle And Deep Fryer In One

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              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!

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              The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. The MK4 includes features that are common on high-end instruments: automatic backlight and rotating display. Don't accept cheap substitutes.

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              masterbuilt gas smoker

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