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  • KBaldwin
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 37
    • North Salt Lake, Utah

    #46
    I am a still working dentist, Jealous of Donw. Hobbies include fishing, gardening and of course BBQ, Non hobbies include taking care of three little girls and my wife.

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    • HouseHomey
      HouseHomey commented
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      I have three girls and two boys. I hope you stick around with us!

    • Jerod Broussard
      Jerod Broussard commented
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      I'm not an anti-dentite!!!

    • Willy
      Willy commented
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      @Jerod Broussard: "I am not an anti-dentite". That's what ALL anit-dentites say.

      Seinfeld--the funniest show ever!
  • EdF
    EdF
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 3229
    • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
      Karubeque C-60
      Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
      TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
      Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
      Thermapen
      Thermapen Air
      ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
      Thermoworks Hi temp IR
      BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
      Various other stuff

    #47
    BBQ does unite the world!

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    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      True that

    • HouseHomey
      HouseHomey commented
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      Still true!
  • Dadof3Illinois
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 936
    • Southeast Illinois

    #48
    Growing up I worked on the family farm raising both livestock and crops. For the last 30 years Ive been a boiler and pressure vessel inspector for a major oil refinery. I’m one of the guys that gets to crawl through all the equipment and find any problems and figure out how to fix it.
    As far as hobby’s go, well anything that involves the family. We try and do things like, golf, fish, shooting, kayaking. Then I’ve been a coach on and off for 30+ years at various levels from kids through high school varsity, wrestling, baseball, softball and football.

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    • HouseHomey
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      Stud muffin. My 25 yr old. Picked up wrestling
      as a freshman and made it to state junior and senior year.

    • Dadof3Illinois
      Dadof3Illinois commented
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      That's awesome. My oldest was a wrestler but I could never get my 2nd son interested past the kids club. Which is okay, he's 6'4" now and loves basketball. Everyone gives me a hard time about a wrestling coach having a basketball player as a son...😂
  • SouthStreetBarbecue
    Former Member
    • Jan 2018
    • 58
    • Mount Sterling, IL

    #49
    I run my concession trailer/catering business full-time now. I drove a truck OTR for the last ten years and was a paramedic through the 90's. Sandwiched in between was a stint for the state of Illinois handling distributions and rollovers for the state's Deferred Compensation plan.

    Hobbies used to be MMA and fighting until one too many neck surgeries, now I play golf occasionally and watch martial arts videos on YouTube while criticizing everyone's technique. Cooking is more of an obsession than a hobby.

    Edit: I forgot until I went to the basement to get laundry that I play drums. It's difficult to find playing time now with my wife home when I am. It kind of hurt to see them all set up waiting patiently for me to beat on them for a while.
    Last edited by SouthStreetBarbecue; January 19, 2018, 09:34 PM.

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    • HouseHomey
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      "Criticizing everyone's technique" how did I miss that.
      LMFAO!!

    • SouthStreetBarbecue
      SouthStreetBarbecue commented
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      @HouseHomey
      Yeah, that's just how I roll. I could teach all the greats a thing or two about positioning on the ground, footwork and kicks.
  • Oakgrovebacon
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 1976
    • South central Illinois

    #50
    I manage a small retail lumber yard selling building materials for residential construction. I do woodworking and some welding as hobbies. BBQ and converting big hunks of meat into bacon, sausage, dry aged steaks and corned beef and pastrami has taken up a lot more of my time for the last few years.

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    • Black99vette
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      I like the smell of fresh cut lumber in the morning, it smells like....victory.
  • Zman23
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 333
    • Weber 21" One Touch for grilling Weber 22.5" Smokey Mountain for barbecue Maverick ET-733 Weber chimney starter Cajun Bandit Rotisserie Slow n Sear

    #51
    Over 17 years in food safety and Quality assurance.

    Hobbies: other than my kids, basketball, bbq, running

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    • kamadoRob
      Club Member
      • Nov 2017
      • 225
      • Brighton, CO
      • Chargriller Acorn
        Maverick ET-732

      #52
      I’ve been in HVAC since I was 16 years old. Had a farm in my early 20s raising pigs while working in the HVAC trade. I worked in aerospace manufacturing for a short while then real estate then back to HVAC. Now I’m a distributor service manager at Carrier West managing the customer assurance dept, warranty and training for Colorado and Wyoming.

      Hobbies include RC airplanes, scuba, cooking and bbq.

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      • Jerod Broussard
        Jerod Broussard commented
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        You forgot being on Impractical Jokers.

      • kamadoRob
        kamadoRob commented
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        I try to keep that a secret Jerod Broussard

      • Buck Flicks
        Buck Flicks commented
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        I need to hear more about this. It's one of my favorite shows and I see them every time they tour through Dallas.
    • jerrybell
      Charter Member
      • Aug 2014
      • 372

      #53
      I'm an engineering manager at a medical device company. We make devices to treat stroke.

      For fun I do gardening and home improvement. I'm slowly teaching myself to weld. I love to camp and travel when I can.

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      • barelfly
        Club Member
        • Dec 2017
        • 1394
        • New Mexico
        • Smokin-It 3D
          Weber Kettle with an SNS
          Masterbuilt kettle that I call the $30 wonder grill
          Bullet by Bull Grills gasser
          Anova WiFi sous vide machine
          Thermoworks Thermapen and Chef Alarm

        #54
        I work for a biotech company that makes enzyme replacement therapy for lysosomal storage disorders.

        Hobbies - watching my kids play soccer and baseball is tops! But when I can I love fly fishing and fly tying, I just haven’t had time to do that over the years with the kids schedules. But, my daughter will be off to college in a year and a half and then my son will be the only child. So, I’m hoping he and I can do a lot of this fishing and BBQing stuff together!

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        • Huskee
          Administrator
          • May 2014
          • 15417
          • central MI, USA
          • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

            Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

            Smokers / Grills
            • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
            • PBC
            • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
            • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
            • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
            • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
            • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
            • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
            • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
            • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

            Thermometers
            • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
            • (7) Maverick ET-732s
            • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
            • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
            • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
            • Thermapen MkII, orange
            • ThermoPop, yellow
            • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
            • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
            • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
            • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

            Accessories
            • Instant Pot 6qt
            • Anova Bluetooth SV
            • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
            • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
            • BBQ Dragon
            • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
            • Weber grill topper
            • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
            • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
            • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

            Beverages
            • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
            • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
            • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
            • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
            • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
            • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
            • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

            About me
            Real name: Aaron
            Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

            Occupation:
            • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

          #55
          Healthcare. I'm an RRT, Registered Respiratory Therapist. Certified in BLS, ACLS, & NRP. I run ventilators, help intubate, do EKGs, ABGs, and give breathing treatments and other assorted duties. Been doing that just over 8 yrs. When I'm not doing that I manage this here Pit and help moderate the free site with the other talented dudes. Previous to the above was various construction trades, mostly drywall insulation and painting. Crew foreman for few years before I got tired of all that and wanted an indoor job....and to wear pajamas to work.

          Hobbies include guitar and drums. I'm in a garage band with my buddies, we play mostly 90s & 2000s rock like Foo Fighters, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, Live, Seether and Killers. My cousin and I swap drums and guitar duty. Oddly enough if I listen to the radio it's mostly country, and even more odd, classic country. I also love fishing, whisk(e)y and wine, and needless to say BBQ. I love yardwork, the woods, and the beach too.

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          • SouthStreetBarbecue
            SouthStreetBarbecue commented
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            Hey, do you have any online resources for ACLS training? The last time I looked at it was in the late 90's and now all the algorithms and drugs have changed. I don't have any intention of getting back into it, it's more out of a curiosity than anything else.

          • CaptainMike
            CaptainMike commented
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            SouthStreetBarbecue your comment triggered a memory: I'm a retired FF/PM, but in 2009 I was having some "heartburn" that got me to the ER. LSS, the RRT hooked me up to a 12 lead at the moment I infarcted. I have a close RRT friend that uses my strip in her ACLS class. Nice sinus rhythm then bam! inverted t-wave. Best place in the world to have a MCI is on the bed of the ER, they hit me with the cardiac protocol, stented within an hour, and I had no detectable muscle damage.

          • Huskee
            Huskee commented
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            SouthStreetBarbecue I would imagine the information is free online especially from the American Heart Association. But I just click the links my institution gives me when it's time to renew.
        • dajoker
          Former Member
          • Dec 2015
          • 37
          • Edmonton

          #56
          Systems Integration and Commissioning Specialist working for a company that designs and builds drinking and wastewater treatment plants.

          Latest hobby is freshwater aquariums.

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          • RonB
            RonB commented
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            Your fish must live in great water.

          • JCGrill
            JCGrill commented
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            I did similar work for a number of years.

          • dajoker
            dajoker commented
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            Surprisingly the fish tank behaves more like a wastewater plant than a drinking plant.
        • PJBowmaster
          Former Member
          • Dec 2016
          • 548
          • Black Hills of SD

          #57
          I started in Sports radio in the late 80's. Switched to a "legit" Insurance job in the early 90's. Been a Commercial and Farm Underwriter for the past 27 years. About to turn my Home Brewing hobby into my profession. We will be opening a Brewpub in Western South Dakota later this year. Other hobbies include Custom Motorcycles, hunting, and fly fishing.

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          • wu7y
            wu7y commented
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            Is this a private game, PJBowmaster, or can anybody get in? Spearfish is only about 1 1/2 hrs from where I live in NE Wyo. We go through Spearfish often on our way to Rapid City. Bunky's looks like a fine place. Lots of stars in their ratings. I'll have to try it next time through.

          • PJBowmaster
            PJBowmaster commented
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            wu7y I'm always happy to meat folks from The Pit and enjoy some BBQ and Beer. if you find yourself in Spearfish send me a PM. Cheers, PJ

          • wu7y
            wu7y commented
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            I'll be sure to do that. Not sure when we'll be going next. I'm still healing from a broken ankle but it shouldn't be too long. Thanks.
        • HouseHomey
          Club Member
          • May 2016
          • 5500
          • 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.

          #58
          I'm just a cook. A lowly, lowly cook!
          ​​​​​​,

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          • HouseHomey
            HouseHomey commented
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            radshop at Vanguard University across from the fairgrounds. I feed a few hundred kids per meal.

          • radshop
            radshop commented
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            Cool I know it well. My wife went there back when it was called SCC (before I knew her). Later, we lived a few blocks away at a back bay rental. My father in law still lives a few miles up Fairview in Santa Ana.

          • HouseHomey
            HouseHomey commented
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            radshop nice to finally talk to a local. I was born and raised off civic center and Raitt, across from the park. Know Fairview well. Sodexo had the kitchen then. Building a new one starting in May.
        • holehogg
          Club Member
          • Nov 2017
          • 2521
          • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

          #59
          My own business in manufacturing of truck bodies and trailers until end of 2016 when it became just too much for me as a one man show that employed over 20 people to warrant continuing in this countries current economic situation that is so volatile. Have built me a trailer with a smoker inside and currently readying myself to offer the best quality smoked BBQ in Port Elizabeth and a 3 year goal to open an American Style BBQ joint and who knows where to from there. Not much time now for hobbies, that included golf, go-kart racing and board game development.

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          • Huskee
            Huskee commented
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            If I ever take a wrong turn at Albuquerque and end up in South Africa, I'm strolling into Port Elizabeth and lookin you up!

          • holehogg
            holehogg commented
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            Huskee and Mudkat IF... I win the Lottery you guy's will be on the first plane out here.

          • Mudkat
            Mudkat commented
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            I'm all for it!
        • jecucolo
          Club Member
          • Nov 2015
          • 1268
          • Schertz Texas
          • Pit Barrel Cooker
            Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
            Weber 22" Kettle (Craiglist)
            Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
            Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
            Maverick ET-732
            Kingsford Original Charcoal
            Kingsford Competition Charcoal
            Anova Sous Vide

          #60
          I have work in the construction industry for my whole life. Estimating and project management for commercial construction. Love landscaping, woodworking, bbq, I used to run half marathons.

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          • Jerod Broussard
            Jerod Broussard commented
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            Friend from college told me years ago she had ran a half marathon, I asked if she was too lazy to run the whole thing.

          • vandy
            vandy commented
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            Man Jerod I almost spewed my beer across the room when I read your response! And still laughing!

          • HouseHomey
            HouseHomey commented
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            Jerod Broussard vandy I don't even run when some one is chasing me.

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