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  • Willy
    Charter Member
    • Apr 2015
    • 1865
    • High Desert of the Great Southwest

    Retired and loving it! I can't fathom those folks who fear there'll be nothing to do once retired. I was an aerospace engineer in the solid propellant business. I enjoy Q, cooking in general, baking bread, gardening, and travel. I read a lot--all non-fiction--and I am involved on the very outer periphery of the pro-science, skeptic "movement", which is to say I am not an activist.


    • RonB
      RonB commented
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      I have a retired friend whose only hobby is watching tv. He knows more about anything that has appeared on PBS or the History Channel than anyone I know...

    • Pequod
      Pequod commented
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      I was an aerospace engineer in solid propellants in the early ‘90s. Build ‘em ‘n burn ‘em!
  • Randomchaoz
    Former Member
    • Jan 2018
    • 12

    flooring/finishing contractor


    • BigCountryQ
      Club Member
      • Jan 2017
      • 351
      • Grand Rapids, Michigan

      I'm an Electrical Engineer. Been with the same company for the last 10 years. We manufacture / design automotive safety components and high end electronic sensors.
      In my spare time I enjoy gardening, woodworking, hunting and fishing. I was doing some outdoor writing for ScentBlocker about a year ago. I really love taking my kids ice fishing. It's one of the things they enjoy doing with me the most.
      I've found myself becoming more interested in doing things myself or making things from scratch. I'd much rather come up with a way to make something at home vs buying it in the store.


      • ComfortablyNumb
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        Every time I see 'Electrical Engineer' I can't help but think of Lionel Jefferson.
    • 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
        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
        A 9 year old princess foster child
        Patience and old patio furniture
        "Baby Girl" The cat

        Erik S.

      Wow! Great thread!!! It's amazing to read all of this. Nothing like this thread to make me feel completely insecure and like I've done nothing.

      "so HH what do you do?"
      Me: "well sir, I eat a lot and take naps, how about you?"


      • Black99vette
        Black99vette commented
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        What Mr. Bones said!

      • smokenoob
        smokenoob commented
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        Hey, that's what I do to, doesn't pay much though....

      • HouseHomey
        HouseHomey commented
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        smokenoob and I'm really good at it.
    • Chuck in Charlotte
      Club Member
      • Oct 2017
      • 157

      I currently work for a large bank, in the corporate communications area. I manage digital signage screens both in the branches and in production areas. My first career was as a photographer/editor for 4 different local news stations, then I did 18 years as a freelance director of photography. @KWeekly, I did about 8 years of NASCAR myself, then about 4 covering the NHRA with ESPN. You get to do a lot of things with the camera that you'd never get to do as a spectator.

      Hobbies are cooking protein and bread, some woodworking and reading. Really enjoying this thread, this is a very interesting group of people.


      • HouseHomey
        HouseHomey commented
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        My favorite saying when I'm in the weeds. "just keep the fenders on!"

      • Chuck in Charlotte
        Chuck in Charlotte commented
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        I might need some bigger fenders.

      • Steve B
        Steve B commented
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        Or as DW says “You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel”
    • bbqoaf
      Former Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 752
      • Calgary, Alberta, Canada

      I work in corporate finance for a real estate developer. My family, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, running, fitness, and BBQ are what I do when I'm not working.


      • tRidiot
        Club Member
        • Dec 2015
        • 740
        • NE OK
        • Traeger BBQ124
          Yoder YS480
          Chargriller Duo gas/charcoal side-by side

        Emergency Medicine here. Spent a few years as a paramedic, then went back to school hoping to make a difference - now I just can't wait to win the lotto and get out. lol. Unfortunately, debt issues have me locked in for now. Student loans, you know. I work way way more than I want to.

        Hobbies - well, I like to shoot. I like to build my own AR15 rifles. Not so much "build," as assemble, that's all there is to it, unless you're milling your own receivers, but I don't have a shop - yet. But I like the research and purchasing, then putting it all together. I really really enjoy building them. Also same thing with computers, although I've fallen out of that the last few years, as I got more into firearms. Car audio, as well. I'm still "that kid" with the loud stereos, but I commute 1.5hrs each way to work, 12 hour shifts. So I figure I need the pumping music to keep me awake on those long, lonely stretches of highway. lol. I'm glad these days I can afford good equipment instead of trying to cobble it together like I did in my teens and twenties. lol

        Getting more involved with service organizations - here's a promo video we shot a couple weeks ago for an event we have upcoming:

        Oh, and whiskey. Single malt Scotch, for the most part, but the cost of consumption in volume has led me to switch over mostly to bourbon the last year or so. It's ok, I guess. I can choke it down.

        Also love scuba, travel - wife was born and raised in the Caribbean, so we teach a West Indian cooking class at the local Vo-Tech a couple times a year. I also usually do an AR15 building class for forum members on a gun forum each January, but this year I skipped it - got too much going on.


        • Mr. Bones
          Mr. Bones commented
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          Love yer video, great job!

        • Elton's BBQ
          Elton's BBQ commented
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          This was cool..

        • HouseHomey
          HouseHomey commented
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          Wow! I mostly like to eat and nap. Nuff said.
      • carolts
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 245
        • Cookers:
          KBQ C-60C
          Primo Jr. + accessories
          Pit Barrel Cooker
          Weber Genesis propane
          Vintage PK Grill
          Frontgate portable infrared grill
          Propane Lobster/Corn cooker
          Magma Marine Kettle 2 Grill and Stove Party Size

          Weber charcoal chimney
          Chimney of Insanity
          BBQ Dragon
          BBQ Guru Party Q
          GrillGrates for all grills (including custom set for Primo)
          iGrill2 and iGrill mini
          Backlit Thermapen
          Stainless smokebox for gas grill
          sawdust "maze" for cold smoking

          Coffee stuff:
          Gene Cafe CBR101 Coffee Roaster
          Toddy cold brew coffee maker
          Cuisinart burr grinder
          KitchenAid blade grinder (with spice grinder attachments)

          And, while cooking:
          Harpoon IPA
          Tuckerman's Pale Ale
          Wachusett Light IPA
          Dogfish Head American Beauty
          Bent Water Thunderfunk

        Engineering Programs and Operations Manager for an internet company. Basically, I herd cats and we keep the internet from breaking. Help support my BBQ lifestyle by streaming video of the Superbowl and Olympics.

        For hobbies, I roast coffee, snowboard, and sail my Nonsuch 30 Ultra catboat. I have a BBQ grill for the boat, too. I have not, as Spinaker suggested, mounted my KBQ on the stern rail -- yet.


        • Spinaker
          Spinaker commented
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          Hahaha, c'mon! Doesn't the engineer in you want it?!?

        • HouseHomey
          HouseHomey commented
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          Ok, now that would be bad arse!!!

        • carolts
          carolts commented
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          Let's see...open fire, fiberglass, propane locker at the stern...what could go wrong!
      • JonnyB
        Club Member
        • Feb 2016
        • 116
        • Clarksville, TN
        • JonnyB
          Old Country BBQ Pits Over and Under stick burner
          Oklahoma Joe Bandera Vertical Smoker
          3 Embers gas grill
          Maverick 732 thermometer
          Inkbird IHT-1P and IBT-6XS thermometers
          Creator of Son of a Butcher Barbeque Apparel

        I retired from the Army in 2014 after 21.5 years, the last 16 in the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment as an MH-6 Little Bird crew chief/platoon sergeant. Worked for Lockheed Martin as a civilian mechanic on the same aircraft for the Regiment and now I work for FLIR Systems as a Field Service Engineer, supporting the same unit and helicopter, and the thermal imaging system that is installed on it. Also teach classes to National Guard MEDEVAC units who are getting new FLIRs on their Blackhawks. As I type this, Im in O'hare Airport headed home after giving a class in Kankakee, IL. Working for FLIR has its benefits. Ill soon be incorporating the FLIR One phone attachment into some of my cooks to help monitor temps and look for cool spots. What better way to use thermal imaging technology? So obviously, bbq is my main hobby, but I also like to find ways to make my C5 Z06 faster. I have also started designing BBQ themed apparel, and several Pit Members have supported me and purchased items from my storefront. Thank you for that!


        • JonnyB
          JonnyB commented
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          That picture doesn't show the gray in my beard very well, HouseHomey. I'm still kinda youngish. I turn 45 on Feb. 21. I will take that compliment, though, and run with it!

        • HouseHomey
          HouseHomey commented
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          Run with it brother!!! You are nipping at my heels!

        • KevinG
          KevinG commented
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          We may have crossed paths a time or two. Spent time at Hunter AAF in Savannah,GA with 1/75, and then some time with JSOC/USSOCOM. Two little birds saved my but once. They came in hot ,weld wing, with the mini guns. Hot brass on our backs! Never forget that!
      • wdean10514
        Club Member
        • Jul 2016
        • 49
        • Lillington, nc

        I work as a costing mgr for a manufactured housing company for 24 years, enjoy travels with my wife, spenting time with my children and their children, home mainetance and cooking on my grills.


        • Greatplainsbrewer
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 77

          I teach American History and manage the family farm. Managing means I don't get to do the fun stuff but rather the "pay the bills" and cut brush, build fence stuff.


          • nickgutnick
            Club Member
            • Oct 2015
            • 57
            • Caledonia, WI

            Maintenance manger for an airline.
            Hobbies-traveling, camping, going out to the woods once a year dressed up like a creamsicle chasing the mythical whitetail deer. Due to lack of success my wife is convinced that all I am really doing is perfecting my other hobbies of drinking Beer and bourbon. And of course, cooking, grilling, smoking. Starting to get into bread making.


            • scottranda
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            • scottranda
              scottranda commented
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              Check out our sourdough thread

            • nickgutnick
              nickgutnick commented
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              scottranda will do. Thanks!
          • texastweeter
            Club Member
            • Jul 2017
            • 2938
            • Republic of Texas

            Personally I am in the sales management for a large telecommunications company. Family as a whole is in the oil, timber, and farming business (dad was a Methodist minister until he retired as well, now he is a farmer...whoodathunk)


            • Psinderson
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 258
              • Pittsburgh, PA
              • Cookers:
                - 2013 18.5" Weber Smokey Mountain'
                - 2012 22" Weber One Touch Silver
                - 2015 Weber Spirit 210 Gasser

                - Thermoworks Thermopop, white
                - Thermoworks DOT, white, with meat probe and air probe

                - Grill Grates
                - Rotisserie attachment for Kettle
                - Weber Rapid Fire Chimney

                - Total beer geek
                - Whiskey, preferably a good Rye but I also enjoy Bourbon, Wheat and Scotch

              Awesome thread! I’ve been distracted as of late and will be spending some time trying to see what my pit friends do for a living!

              Myself, I am a Proposal Manager/Technical Writer for a large distributor.....I spend a lot of time in a cubicle.

              Hobbies- I am a certified beverage geek and enjoy good beer, whiskey, wine, tea, coffee. I used to be a fantical homebrewer but the kids killed the time a bit but I long to break out the equipment again. Of course, I now also feed my grilling and BBQ obsession thanks to the motivation of you all.

              Keep it coming everyone! Great way to learn about our beloved pit members.


              • Mosca
                Charter Member
                • Oct 2014
                • 3707
                • PA
                • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

                I help manage an Alfa Romeo/Maserati dealership.

                I blow through hobbies every few years. High end audio, old airplanes (visiting, not owning), Miatas, casino gambling, photography. Those have been the most prominent.

                Steady through my whole life has been reading, writing, and cooking. I dropped out of school three times before becoming self taught at things.
                Last edited by Mosca; January 22, 2018, 09:22 PM.


                • ComfortablyNumb
                  ComfortablyNumb commented
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                  HouseHomey Ah, In-N-Out Burger and their notoriously famous bumper stickers.

                • JCBBQ
                  JCBBQ commented
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                  Mosca, where's your dealership? The Giulia is definitely on my radar. Depending where, i'd make a trip to PA to buy from you.

                • Mosca
                  Mosca commented
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                  Wilkes-Barre, northeast corner. Check our inventory at Ken Pollock Alfa Romeo. If you want, I can give your info to one of our top guys, PM it to me if you feel that's what you want.



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