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  • randy56
    Club Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 486
    • Newburgh In

    #61
    Home builder, Real estate licence since 2001, had 62 rental units untill a couple years ago started selling them off, Flipped probably 100 houses, ready to slow it down a bit.

    Hobbies: BBQ, cooking, boating, trap shooting, gardening, NFL, newest hobbies: cryptocurrency, last year was the first year to do competition BBQ, I'm pretty good at drinking beer.

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    • vandy
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      My son and I have just started dabbling in crytocurrency, I don't think we are doing real well with it yet but have made a little money. I am also pretty good at drinking beer, lol!
  • W.A.
    Charter Member
    • Sep 2014
    • 758
    • Kingwood, TX
    • Rec Tec Stampede, Pit Barrel Cooker, Weber One Touch Gold 22.5", Kamado Joe Classic

    #62
    Current Occupation: Oil & Gas

    hobbies: charcoal, thinking about getting into wood....

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    • Huskee
      Huskee commented
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      Wood is good. You have a huge support group here if you have any hurdles hangups or simple curiosities.

    • fracmeister
      fracmeister commented
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      SO...oil and gas...can you narrow that down a bit?

    • W.A.
      W.A. commented
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      fracmeister of course, I am a Toxicologist.
  • snowswamp
    Club Member
    • Dec 2017
    • 235
    • Lakewood, CO
    • Weber Genesis Silver B (converted to nat. gas)
      Camp Chef Smoke Vault 24 (converted to nat. gas)
      Thermoworks Smoke
      Thermoworks Classic Thermapen
      Thermoworks IR-IND Infrared Thermometer
      Maverivk XR-50 Thermometer

    #63
    I’m a civil servant who plays in the dirt all day. I work in a geology/geotechnical team for a State DOT. We support design, construction, and maintenance of roadways by drilling, sampling, and analyzing soil and rock. It very empowering to see something you helped make serving people even when a portion of them complain about it.

    Hobbies? I’ve never found any thing i have a real passion for that I’d call a hobbie. I dabble in trap shooting, archery, wood working, and rehabilitating cast iron cookware.

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    • Huskee
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      Thanks for what you do! I know all about (as do many of us) the behind the scenes stuff that you help make happen that some complain about. Keep up the good work!

    • Georgia rookie 903
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      I have a great appreciation for those that make life smooth for us to go others places that otherwise we would not go........big thanks much respect sir
  • jlazar
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 673
    • Texas
    • Backwoods Chubby G2
      Weber 22" Master-Touch GBS Kettle
      Blackstone 36 Griddle
      SlowNSear (Original)
      Fireboard Extreme
      Maverick 732
      Super-Fast Thermapen
      Rapala 7 1/2
      Bear Paws
      Weber Rapidfire Chimney
      Grill Beast 304 Injector
      G&F Suede/Leather Gloves
      Foodsaver V4880

    #64
    Retired Air Force - 24 years. Retired - USAA 15 years. Primarily wartime and manpower planning. Now focus on BBQ, bowling and grandkids.

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    • Georgia rookie 903
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      Thanks 4 your service sir

    • jlazar
      jlazar commented
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      Thank you. Just one of many who have served/serving, or supporting those serving.
  • JCGrill
    Club Member
    • Mar 2017
    • 1839
    • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
    • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
      Gas - Saber
      Smoker - Green Mountain Daniel Boone
      Portable - Charbroil Tabletop Propane Grill

    #65
    Electrical engineering, mainly a controls guy. I presently work for a consulting company designing controls for electrical substations, but I've done water/wastewater, food & beverage, semiconductor, oil & gas, you name it. Not many hobbies that I do regularly. Love any kind of cooking and I try to get out and fish around 20 days a year if I can. Also like drinking beer (leave making it to others) and working on learning German.

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    • KevinG
      Club Member
      • Oct 2016
      • 147
      • Hummelstown ,PA
      • Weber 26.5" kettle
        Weber 22" kettles (two, one at home and one at the hunting cabin)
        Kamado Joe Big Joe, with divide and conquer system (October 2016)
        Weber Smoky Joe portable kettle
        Napoleon 450 RBI gas grill ( currently "mothballed" in the basement)
        Thermapen Mk4 thermometer from ThermoWorks
        Smoke dual probe wireless thermometer by Thermoworks

      #66
      I'm a physician assistant for a Head&Neck Surgery /ENT specialty group. Been doing that for my career thus far. Prior to that I was an Army Ranger in the 75th Ranger Regiment, 1st Battalion, for about 7 years. Started as a newbie cherry and worked my way up to a rifle squad leader. Probably the best but toughest part of my life.
      Now I'm married to the woman of my dreams and have a pretty cool set of twins that keep us busy. My hobbies are fishing and boating the susquehanna river and archery hunting. I have a small cabin with a couple hunting buddies in Northern PA. I do love cooking with fire and smoke too. I also love rock music, all types, listen to it loud on my deck while cooking and sipping on bourbon . I love venison steaks!

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      • Troutman
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        LOL, I do the same with my rock, neighbors hate it but I don't care.

      • ComfortablyNumb
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        Love music? Then get over here and turn us on to your favourites: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...hare-the-music

      • Troutman
        Troutman commented
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        Dude I've put about 8-10 songs on there. What do you pick when you own over 400 record albums, 600 cassettes, reel-to-reels that I have no way of playing, maybe 100 or so CDs and a downloaded collection of thoudsands of MP3 songs on my iPhone? Don't get me started ....music is a passion....
    • Troutman
      Club Member
      • Aug 2017
      • 7598
      • aka Troutman Taco - Hanging Free in Tejas

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      #67
      First of all, I can't believe it took a trial member to start this post, something that we should have done already (perhaps we have didn't check). Regardless I love it because I see it as a meet and greet in abstentia. Getting to know each other better, regardless of background or hobby, brings us closer and helps this hobby become a place where we can all be equal. No politics, no arguing, no (well almost no) prejudices, just doing the thing that all of us share in common, cooking and eating good food. OK enough eulogizing, something about me.

      I'm a structural engineer by education with biology and art minors (yea both sides of my brain work fairly well). For about 40 years I've worked primarily in the real estate development and construction industries. Built and helped develop properties in 32 of the 50 states and a couple of foreign countries. About 8 years ago I got involved in a young baseball club (some of you may know it as travel baseball) and helped coach and manage a team that played tournament ball all over the US. That then evolved into growing the team to over 150 kids from all over the City of Houston. My partner and I then opened a 15,000 sf facility for training and youth development where we had 8 cages with 4 pitching machines, a weight room, 2500 sf of retail selling everything baseball equipment wise (both in store and on-line) and a small snack bar. The business became so all consuming that I decided to sell my share a couple of years ago and move on with life. Since then I've been semi-retired but still do consulting and estimating work around the city.

      Hobbies have been so many that I've forgotten more than I've done. Outside of being an obvious connoisseur of the pit, I'm an avid bay fisherman (both wade and kayak), gardening, photography (when I can), try to stay active in my church, and an avid reader. My reading genre varies but I'm primarily fascinated by war and warfare with a huge emphasis on the Civil War. Currently reading the Michael Chernow book on Grant. Outside of all that I enjoy my family and traveling, something I love to do and have tried to do all my life. Love Mexico and Central America. Beginning to discover Asia, my wife is from the Philippines. If I could be anyone it would be Anthony Bourdain, I share a kindred spirit with that guy.

      Let's keep it going, thousands on here, step up to the plate, your turn at bat!!!

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      • JCBBQ
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        Troutman, is the baseball facility the place where Hunter Pence goes in the offseason to teach kids? I know it's somewhere in Houston.

      • Troutman
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        I wish. No its been closed down since 2015 when my partner decided he was tired of the amount of effort involved versus what little payback there was at the end of the day, like I had before him.
    • Yno
      Yno
      Former Member
      • May 2015
      • 406
      • Do you know the way to San Jose?

      #68
      I am a purchasing agent for an ultra high (scientific) vacuum company. Please don't mention Hoover around me! Counting down the months until retirement. When I was younger, I ran a scuba shop and was an instructor (NAUI, 'cause PADI is for wimps!) I also took up hang gliding for a while, and back in South Carolina and Virginia I enjoyed deer and hog hunting. Favorite gun is a Weatherby .338-.378 Magnum. Cost per trigger pull and shoulder bruising keep that to a limited activity. NRA Benefactor life Member. Also spent thousands of miles as a road bicyclist, and lots of time camping, from tents to trailers. Mostly now I am an amateur landscape photographer. And enjoying wine is a regular pastime.

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      • ComfortablyNumb
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        Counting the months to retirement, eh? Your job must suck.....;-)

      • Spinaker
        Spinaker commented
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        How about SSI? Hehehehe. I don't think they are even around any more. That is who I was certified through in the early 90's.
    • HawkerXP
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 6096
      • Virginia
      • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
        Thermopops
        Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
        Slo n Sear
        Cold beer

      #69
      Going on 40 years as aircraft technician, A&P. Most all of my experience has been with corporate aircraft. Falcon, Lear, Gulfstream, Kingair, and of course Hawkers. I now manage a Gulfstream GV for a hotel chain. I do get to travel internationally with the aircraft whenever I want which is fun. The GV is considered a long distance aircraft, ours seats 12 passengers, we can make it back to Dulles VA non stop from Sapporo Japan most days. The aircraft is used for business and pleasure for the CEO. When not being used it is available for charter. Unfortunately or fortunately I am a one man maintenance department. We put the aircraft down once a year for the heavy maintenance. Usually in Savannah GA. I recommend a visit to Savannah if you're ever in the area. There are no holidays in aviation. I depart and meet most every flight from Dulles. But at least everything gets done my way! hehehe

      Was really into Boy Scouts when my son was in. Stayed on for a couple of years until things started changing in the troop. Miss the camping but Mudkat is going to fix that with our local VA, MD, WV and whomever else wants to meatup campout this April.
      I recently started playing competitive volleyball after a 20 year break. I think they raised the net some since I last played!
      I do love playing my Weber and PBC and the delicious things that come off them. Thank you Amazingribs!
      I too like to read, and hope to dust off my fishing stuff this spring. I see retirement in another 5 years. Hope to be near water.

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      • Mudkat
        Club Member
        • Feb 2017
        • 2088
        • At a river near me, MD
        • Weber Smokey Mountain 14.5"
          Weber 22" Kettel
          Weber Smokey Joe (2)
          One Grill 45" Rotisserie
          Lodge 5 qt. Dutch Oven
          Lodge 10.5" Double Loop Skillet
          Cast Iron 9" Skillet
          Cast Iron 12" Skillet
          Weber 22 Grill Grates
          Home Built 55 Gallon Ugly Drum Smoker - "MUDS"

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        We can get out on the water sometime too HawkerXP ! 😎

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        • Mudkat
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          Except your fish are bigger I bet! Those northern cold water fish are lunkers!

        • Troutman
          Troutman commented
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          Any day on the water is better then a year at the office...troutman truth

        • FireMan
          FireMan commented
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          Mudkat , Huskee was known as the minnow slayer. You haven’t heard of his escapades.
      • JustKyle
        Club Member
        • Dec 2017
        • 31
        • Mustang, Oklahoma
        • Something

        #71
        I had no idea this thread would turn into so much, it’s nice to get to see what everyone does for work and fun, most definitely let’s keep this thing going.

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        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
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          Great idea! What a fun thread. Newsletter!!!!
      • bardsleyque
        Club Member
        • Oct 2015
        • 654
        • Snoqualmie Wa.

        #72
        My career as a motorcycle mechanic started in 1980,I worked in dealerships in the Chicago area till I moved to Brooklyn(o.k.?)
        with my then girlfriend now wife Karen.I landed a job there with Team Obsolete building,maintaining,and tuning Matchless,A.J.S. and B.S.A. vintage race bikes.After T.O. got hired at Fast By Ferracci and started working on Ducati race bikes.
        In Oct.90 Karen and I got married and moved to Portland Or. worked in dealerships and independents till 98 when A Ducati dealer opened and I got back to to working on Ducs.
        In 04 we moved to Issaquah Wa. and I continued working at Ducati dealer in Bellevue.
        In 07 I got a trailer smoker and started part time catering with a couple of friends.I'm now freelancing the motorcycle side of work and doing much more with the bbq. Karen and I have moved to Snoqualmie Wa. and I'm working to build a kitchen with some seating and take this bbq madness to the next level.

        For hobbies I used to roadrace motorcycles (till 05) hiking,read a little,and this cooking thing...

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        • Jerod Broussard
          Jerod Broussard commented
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          Daaang that's some movin' from one end to the other...mechanically declined here. Oil and filter change, air filter change, I'm done.
      • Mudkat
        Club Member
        • Feb 2017
        • 2088
        • At a river near me, MD
        • Weber Smokey Mountain 14.5"
          Weber 22" Kettel
          Weber Smokey Joe (2)
          One Grill 45" Rotisserie
          Lodge 5 qt. Dutch Oven
          Lodge 10.5" Double Loop Skillet
          Cast Iron 9" Skillet
          Cast Iron 12" Skillet
          Weber 22 Grill Grates
          Home Built 55 Gallon Ugly Drum Smoker - "MUDS"

        #73
        I have worked for the Postal Service for 29 years. My nine years as a letter carrier is still one of the proudest times in my life. I've had many other jobs for the USPS since then and currently I am an IT Specialist. I am eligible for retirement next year but will work an additional five years since I think I am just too young to retire.

        Hobbies? Well this site has become one of my favorite pastimes since my first post. My favorite thing do is cook on or around a fire with good company, food, and drink. Add camping, canoeing, and fishing to that mix and I am in nirvana!

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        • RonB
          RonB commented
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          I retired from the USPS after 27 years as a city carrier. That was four years ago and I haven't looked back.

        • Mudkat
          Mudkat commented
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          You just kept on walking... 😉

          I will probably look back but only at the good parts! RonB
      • Hulagn1971
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 1068
        • NC, The Triad
        • WSM 22.5", Pitmaster IQ110, Weber 22.5" Kettle with SNS, Weber 14" Smokey Joe.

        #74
        I manage a local finance company and service the Triad area of NC. I've been in this business since 1995, a year after I graduated college. We are a high risk lender and our meat and potatoes is indirect auto lending through dealerships and the gravy is direct loans.
        My hobbies are going to the range, cooking and smoking barbecue and spending time with my wife. I do like spending time with my dog as well but that is second to the wife, unless I'm in trouble.

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        • ComfortablyNumb
          ComfortablyNumb commented
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          If you are any thing like me you spend a lot of time with your dog!!

        • Steve B
          Steve B commented
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          Haha I’m With you ComfortablyNumb

        • Hulagn1971
          Hulagn1971 commented
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          Lol!
      • Elton's BBQ
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 2520
        • Saltnes Norway
        • Genesis 320 Limited
          Weber One Touch 57cm
          Weber Smokey Mountain 47cm

        #75
        Well Ladies & Gent's
        Im 51 and work as a paramedic. Been in the business for 25 yrs now..
        Also i'm in the Norwegian Homeguard, rapid response unit my rank is 2.nd lt
        Was in Lebanon in the UN-forces in 86
        Work;



        Hobbies;
        Hiking

        BBQ




        Photography

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        • Elton's BBQ
          Elton's BBQ commented
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          Spinaker Thanks! Bergen is a great place, a small town within the seven mountains at the western part of Norway. Hope you find time to come to Norway for a visit. The pic at the bottom is taken at 17.th of may, our national day and the subject is my daughter.

        • carolts
          carolts commented
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          My grandfather was a Merchant Mariner from Bergen. Never been there but would love to see it some day.

        • Elton's BBQ
          Elton's BBQ commented
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          Hope you get to see Bergen, Norway carolts

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