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  • Butchman
    Club Member
    • Mar 2017
    • 510
    • Estero, FL

    I’m a CFP, certified financial planner, now for 18 years. Comprehensive financial planning for individuals and small businesses which includes investments, insurance, tax planning, estate planning, retirement income etc.
    Before that I worked in all aspects of the restaurant business my last position was a division manager over 10 restaurants along the Florida gulf coast from Naples up to Bradenton.
    I like to play golf and racquetball, read, and fish occasionally.
    Last edited by Butchman; January 19, 2018, 05:05 PM.


    • Rjbachtold
      Club Member
      • Nov 2017
      • 133
      • La Monte, MO

      Special Education Teacher at an elementary school in a rural district outside KC. Besides firing up my Egg, I like to throw some bullets down range and chase the little white ball. Not at the same time of course.


      • Eugene A
        Charter Member
        • Aug 2014
        • 94
        • Port St John, FL (although the post office is Cocoa, FL)

        I'm retired from the NYSE. My other hobby? Trap. I could be at the trap range all day, every day, but for the cost of ammo. Same thing 'bout barbecue and grilling, too.


        • Eugene A
          Eugene A commented
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          HouseHOmey: My understanding is that EVERYTHING is more expensive in CA.

        • Beefchop
          Beefchop commented
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          Do you have a recommendation for a gas gun that I can use to get my son and daughter started in shotgun sports? Looking at youth models that are light in .20 gauge.

        • Eugene A
          Eugene A commented
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          @Beefchop: The only gas shotgun I know, in fact the ONLY shotgun I know, is my Remington 11-87. It's the only shotgun I've ever used in trap. I'm partial to Remington for that reason. I tried having my daughter, when she was a teen, to use it when we visited the range; but, it was too heavy for her.
      • Siouxfan
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 54
        • Sioux Falls, SD
        • Weber Performer Deluxe 22"
          Slow N Sear
          Maverick ET-732
          ThermoWorks RT600C

        Operations and Safety Manager at the local airport. In my free time: tinker with my car, videogame, go on cruises and ive been known to have a few cold beverages...


        • Bill M
          Club Member
          • Jun 2016
          • 27
          • Wisconsin
          • Meadow Creek SQ36
            Webber Ranch Kettle
            Texas style Off-Set smoker
            Maverick Redi-Chek wireless
            TruTemp w/Meat Probe
            Weber w/ dual Meat Probe
            Weber Insta-Check Thermometer
            LARGE Slow and Sear for the Ranch Kettle
            Major in Brisket / Pork Ribs / Steaks
            Minor in Chicken
            PHD in Bratwurst (hey it's Wisconsin)

            Miller Products
            Crown Royal
            Spotted Cow
            Shiner Bock

          Civil Engineer for 30+ years. Like to hunt, fish, play with cars and do a little gambling now and then as well as BBQ, grill, etc.


          • Skip
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 3591
            • Blue Earth, Minnesota
            • MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

            Retired from a John Deere farm equipment dealership. Besides cooking indoors and outdoors I like to bake bread and garden. Also like doing some volunteering in our small town of 3500.


            • Dewesq55
              Dewesq55 commented
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              I just discovered this thread. Skip, I know a John Deere dealership guy on the Maryland Eastern Shore (Pokomoke). He's a great guy, like you!
          • Sephon
            Club Member
            • Jan 2017
            • 199
            • NW, PA
            • Setup
              • Primo Oval XL
              • Charbroil 990 w/ Custom Firebox
              • Fireboard w/ Fireboard Drive
              • Pit Viper Fan
              • iGrill 2
              • Thermapen Mk. 4
              • FOGO Premium Lump Charcoal
              Beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest
              Whiskey: Bulleit ; Weller 12
              Cook: Wings or Spare Ribs
              Hobby: Saltwater Fly fishing; Warhammer 40k

            I'm a Registered Investment Advisor for a firm in my small town. Prior to that I was a Parole Officer. Hobbies are Salt-water Fly Fishing and playing and modeling miniatures for Warhammer 40k


            • Sephon
              Sephon commented
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              Not as tough as it is expensive!! Only get two or three trips a year.

            • Buck Flicks
              Buck Flicks commented
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              I played WH40K in college (late 80s - I think I still have a squad of space marines somewhere) ... now my miniatures game of choice is subbuteo. Scratches the same craft itch, but it's more of a dexterity game than a strategy game (though there is strategy involved.)

            • Sephon
              Sephon commented
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              Buck Flicks, that's awesome. I've played for about 20 years and can't get enough. Just started collecting a new army this week. Plastic crack.....
          • scottranda
            Charter Member
            • May 2015
            • 1838
            • Charlotte, NC

            For work, I’m in the mortgage industry. Hobbies? I got 99 hobbies and BBQ is one. I like to play golf, smoke occasional cigars, cycle around town, balloon animals (my secret hobby), hammocks, fishing, concealed carry hoping I’d never use it, and probably some more. Lately, I’ve been traveling and working too much for any hobbies but my favorite hobby is my 21 month year old boy. He’s a blast! And my wife is the best too because she puts up with all my hobbies.
            Last edited by scottranda; January 19, 2018, 10:15 PM.


            • Psinderson
              Psinderson commented
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              Isn’t that great when your kids become the most fun thing you do every day???
          • Black99vette
            Club Member
            • Jun 2016
            • 381
            • Aurora, IL

            • Smokers & Grills
              • Weber Original Kettle Premium 26"
              • Weber 22" Performer Deluxe
              • Weber 22"
              • Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5
              • Weber Smokey Joe
              • Char-Broil Promo H2O Smoker
              • Cal Flame P Series P4
              • Coleman Road Trip Grill (Tailgating)

              • No name brand
              • A wireless unit - not sure of the brand

              • Slow 'N Sear
              • Drip 'N Griddle Pan
              • Bar-B-Que PartyQ
              • Weber Rapid-Fire Chimney
              • Smokenator

              • Beer: Sam Adams, Heineken
              • Other: Tequila, Margarita

              • Grilling / Smoking & Cooking
              • Work Working
              • Home Improvement / DIY

              About Me
              Real Name: Wayne
              Location: Aurora, IL

              • Software Engineer Manager - Home Automation, Security / Access Control & Video Systems

            Software engineer / manager 20+ years. In a previous life I did mechanical design / drafting and circuit board layout. I have worked on various control system software. I developed the software that ran homes for people like Michael Dell, Wayne Huizenga, and Frank Thomas. Currently I manage (player/coach) a team that develops an access control / security system and video assessment system for nuclear power plants. No I have never seen Homer Simpson at a site.

            My current hobbies include home improvement, wood working, grilling / cooking / smoking, and I'm starting to get interested in robotics.


            • Kweekley
              Club Member
              • Mar 2016
              • 44
              • Monroe, NC

              I’m in the marketing side of the racing industry. Worked at NASCAR races last 8 years, now NHRA. If you go to races let me know, would like to meet up with fellow bbqers. Cooking is my hobby


              • HouseHomey
                HouseHomey commented
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                We've had rac s here for decades. Pomona I think. Was all over that place when I was a kid.

              • Black99vette
                Black99vette commented
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                Sweet! I have been a season ticket holder for Chicagoland for years. A little sad over the JR retirement. And what about Brittany Force getting done this year.

              • Bluestreak
                Bluestreak commented
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                We were just at zMAX on Sunday. We’ll be back in Oct. My family loves it!
            • BloomHybrid
              Club Member
              • Mar 2016
              • 125
              • Phoenix
              • Big Joe, Weber Genesis S-330, Thermapin

              I work for a large financial institution, in the Commercial/Small business credit card claims department.


              • lonnie mac
                lonnie mac commented
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                Judging by your avatar brother, you look like "The Collector"
            • GadjetGriller
              Club Member
              • Dec 2015
              • 731
              • Lubbock tx
              • I have 3 outdoor devices (plus a couple indoor items) Starting with the PBC, Faux Kamado Kooker,(Akorn metal Kamado) & Oklahoma Joe offset grill and smoker. I use the FireBoard WiFi Thermometer. IQ110 (heat control device for akorn) recently acquired a Char-Broil Big Easy TRU-INFRARED 3-in-1 Roaster, Smoker and Grill, I also have A Anova & Joule Sous Vide Wands and The Steakager ( a unit for Dry aging big hunks of meat!)

              I am a Care Giver to my elderly Mom who has Dementia. Would love to try a few hobbies but they all cost to much money so I watch You Tube videos. That can be a hobby right?


              • Spinaker
                Spinaker commented
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                I don't even have a TV. All I do is watch Youtube, if I am going to watch something. I usually have it on while cruising AR.

              • Steve B
                Steve B commented
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                I know what you’re going through. This is a very tough job physically and mentally.
                My wife and I just had to place her brother ,Alzheimer’s, after taking care of him for 6 years. Stay strong my friend.

              • RickyBobby
                RickyBobby commented
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                I’m pretty sure I could conduct open heart surgery with the help of YouTube.......... seriously. EVERYTHING is on YouTube, LOVE it! .....just to clarify, I’m less certain I would be “successful” at a YouTube guided open heart procedure, but I’m confident I could conduct it! Lol.
            • Argoboy
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 401
              • Southern Ontario 70 miles from Detroit

              My back ground is mechanical engineering and for the last 20+ years I have been in the safety relief valve industry working for a manufacturer. Before that I spent 10 years in R&D for a fibreglass insulation manufacturer, that was the best job I ever had. I am semi retired now, I work three days a week for a local valve repair shop, three days a week is just the right amount of time for me to work. I like to hunt, fish and smoke things, this web site has been a great help to me.


              • Argoboy
                Argoboy commented
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                Fully retired now.
            • Sweaty Paul
              Founding Member
              • Aug 2014
              • 1576
              • Hays, KS
              • Green Mountain Grill - Jim Bowie
                (I've never regretted having too much grate space).

                Weber Genesis Gas grill
                Weber Kettle grills x 2

              I'm a General Surgeon. Besides cooking I like to work with my dogs and chase pheasants and quail. Also have the opportunity to hang out with my son and watch him compete for a little bit longer before he goes off to college. I enjoy a bit of photography too.


              • HouseHomey
                HouseHomey commented
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                Well Mr. Sweaty. The first time I tasted Pheasant and quail I was in culinary school and it was amazing!!!'

              • Troutman
                Troutman commented
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                What type of dogs? I used to run German shorthairs and English Pointers when I lived in Illinois.

              • Sweaty Paul
                Sweaty Paul commented
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                Troutman I have 2 pointing labs. HouseHomey phez and quail are delicious,
            • Donw
              Club Member
              • Jul 2017
              • 3384

              Retired dentist. Hobbies are photography and volunteering.




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