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  • EdF
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    That's the right perspective hoovarmin !

  • hoovarmin
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    EdF I know what you mean. In the early days trying to do it all myself nearly killed me. Now I'm of a mind to farm everything out, and by "on the business" what I really intend to say is "drink beer, fish, shoot guns, and BBQ."

  • EdF
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    I like the area too. Enjoy!

  • MrMeat
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    I'm at NGC now. I am not sure exactly what L3-Harris is doing at the moment. I know they are doing satellites but it seems like they are in the later stages of it due to the paperwork shufflers (systems "engineers") they have req's for. Seems like this area is trying to, and probably will, become a space and aeronautical hub. I really like the area a lot. I hope I can stay a while. I am a contract stress analyst, so they won't let me stay too long.

  • EdF
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    Watch out for that "on the business" thing - it may have an effect opposite to freeing up time!

  • EdF
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    Is it still Harris? Used to get down to your territory pretty often selling compilers.

  • hoovarmin
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    Bogy, LOL, you are probably better at counseling than you think! But when it comes to couples, I agree. Unless someone is really trained to do it they can make things worse and themselves miserable. BTW, the Gottman Institute trains lots of pastors. I was actually first introduced to the method when I was in seminary myself. It lines up quite well with biblical principles.
    Last edited by hoovarmin; July 7th, 2020, 04:43 AM.

  • Bogy
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    hoovarmin, I greatly appreciate those who do couples counseling. I majored in psychology in college, took all the counseling classes I could in seminary, and the primary thing I learned was that pastors should not do more than a very minimal amount of counseling. For several reasons. My wife has her LMSW, and a daughter is a certified and licensed counselor specializing in art therapy, and I'm more than happy to let them do the counseling, and I'll do the preaching.

  • Mr. Bones
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    Sounds both very interestin, an challengin, at times ev...

    Glad to see yer growin yer practice forward, in a method that provides more help to folks in need, gittin yerself outta th chair, as ya said, an most importantly, spendin more QT with yer Family, Brother.

    Many Thanks, however undeserved, fer yer kind works regardin th relatively horrible clips I have put up of my playin...
    Last edited by Mr. Bones; July 7th, 2020, 05:43 AM.

  • BBQPhil
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    Phil's BBQ in San Diego is good but can't compare to what many of us here do at home

  • Skip
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    Good memories of Dan J for sure. Good luck with practice expansion.

  • hoovarmin
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    Thanks, Homey. You're right. I skipped former member posts, for the most part. Also, It was bittersweet to see replies from our Dan J who passed on a while back.

  • eric8839
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    Heavy equipment mechanic for past 20 yrs,last 14 years specialized in JCB construction and AG equipment.BBQ is my way of relaxation also helps me keep my sanity.

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  • tdimond
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    And here I was wondering if you were really the Phil behind Phil's Barbecue.

  • HouseHomey
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    Two hours? I think you missed a few posts. Congratulations on the expansion and next level vision.

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

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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.

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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 dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. 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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Griddle And Deep Fryer In One

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

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!

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The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

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 because temperature control is so much easier.

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The Undisputed Champion!

thermapen

The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. The MK4 includes features that are common on high-end instruments: automatic backlight and rotating display. Don't accept cheap substitutes.

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Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

Grilla pellet smoker

We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5" x 29.5" footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.

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Delta by Nuke,
Stylish and Affordable
Gaucho Grill

Weber Genesis Grill

Delta by Nuke burns wood or charcoal and comes with an adjustable height grill grate. This Argentinian grill will get your flame on!

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Genesis II E-335 
A Versatile Gasser That Does It All!

Weber Genesis Grill

Weber’s Genesis line has long been one of the most popular choices for gas grillers. The new Genesis II E-335 offers solid performance, a sear burner for sizzling heat and an excellent warranty.

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

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GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily rmoved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

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Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

PK 360 grill

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 beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

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Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

kareubequ bbq 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

masterbuilt gas smoker

This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. 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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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!

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Track Up To Six Temperatures At Once

Grilla pellet smoker

FireBoard Drive 2 is an updated version of a well-received product that sets the standard for performance and functionality in the wireless food thermometer/thermostatic controller class.

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The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill

Napoleon's 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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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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