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  • Willy
    Charter Member
    • Apr 2015
    • 1767
    • High Desert of the Great Southwest

    #76
    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.

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    • 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

    #77
    flooring/finishing contractor

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    • MrMisunderstood
      Club Member
      • Jan 2017
      • 271
      • Grand Rapids, Michigan

      #78
      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.

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      • 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
      • 4204
      • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
      • Equipment
        Slow n Sear
        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, thermapop and maverick T-732 and various pocket instareads.
        The help and preferences
        1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
        KBB
        A 7 year old princess foster child
        Patience and patio furniture
        Lots of ice cubes
        "Baby Girl" The cat

        Erik S.

      #79
      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?"

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      • 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
      • 109

      #80
      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.

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      • 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
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 755
      • Calgary, Alberta, Canada
      • Broil King Signet Gasser
        Weber 22.5" One Touch Gold

        Love all things Q, especially new ideas/techniques/recipes, always down for getting weird.

      #81
      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.

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      • tRidiot
        Club Member
        • Dec 2015
        • 660
        • NE OK
        • Traeger BBQ124
          Yoder YS480
          Chargriller Duo gas/charcoal side-by side

        #82
        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.

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        • 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

          Gadgets:
          Looftlighter
          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

        #83
        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.

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        • 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
        • 115
        • Clarksville, TN
        • JonnyB
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          Old Country BBQ Pits Over and Under stick burner
          Smoke Canyon Vertical gas smoker
          3 Embers gas grill
          Maverick 732 thermometer
          Creator of Son of a Butcher Barbeque Apparel
          https://teespring.com/stores/son-of-a-butcher-barbeque

        #84
        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!

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        • 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

        #85
        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.

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        • Greatplainsbrewer
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 69

          #86
          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.

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          • nickgutnick
            Club Member
            • Oct 2015
            • 55
            • Caledonia, WI

            #87
            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.

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            • scottranda
              scottranda commented
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              Bread!!!!

            • 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
            • 2096
            • Republic of Texas

            #88
            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)

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            • 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

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

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

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

              #89
              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.

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              • Mosca
                Charter Member
                • Oct 2014
                • 2757
                • PA
                • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

                #90
                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 22nd, 2018, 09:22 PM.

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                • 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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              Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

              maverick PT55 thermometer

              A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

              Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there


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

              slow n sear

              The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

              Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


              Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

              the good one grill

              The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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

              the good one grill

              The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. 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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              Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

              Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

              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. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

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              Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

              The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

              The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only $299 delivered to your door!

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              Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

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              Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

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              The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

              NK-22-Ck Grill

              Their NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

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              G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

              Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

              If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

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              GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

              grill grates

              GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

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              kareubequ bbq smoker

              Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

              The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

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              Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

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              Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

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              Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

              masterbuilt gas smoker

              Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.

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              PK 360 grill

              Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

              The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

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              Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

              fireboard bbq thermometer

              With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

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              Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

              Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill

              Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

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