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2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled

We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for tentatively March 18-21, 2022. Click here for more info: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/forum/announcements/misc/1014106-meat-up-in-memphis-2021-canceled
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  • JGo37
    Club Member
    • Apr 2018
    • 1576
    • the LOU
    • Cookers:

      22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
      CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
      Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
      Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
      Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'


      Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
      BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
      Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
      Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
      Fyre Dragon Kettle 2-Zone Smokin' Sheet
      OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
      Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
      Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

      My Helpers:

      Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
      Instant Pot 6Q Duo
      Nesco Tabletop Roaster
      & the PIT!

    Truth or Dare on Member Pics

    I noticed when reading big city articles in papers that the authors of the articles in some cases use pics of themselves that are > ~ 30 - 40 years old. ??? !!!


    So, so just like when I'm looking at people I work with and think 'well, that guy was most likely to always have a shoe untied in grade school'...

    I'm looking at our pics and wondering:

    is this me?

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    or is this me now?

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    Just wonderin' who's gonna face the dare and update a pic? Who thinks the second one is really me...

    Who thinks I drank too much tonight? Should I have put this in jokes?

  • texastweeter
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 2932
    • Republic of Texas

    Mine is from last years family photo shoot, but i feel ya. Saw a photo of a collegue on his badge to get into the office building and he had hair. I havent seen a single folicle on his head the entire 6 years we have worked together! Think he got it from his highschool yearbook, ha!


    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      Great looking family sir! You are one lucky dude!
  • Keiferr
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 964
    • Southeast Michigan

    Mine is about 8 years ago. Still about the same, just no uniform or helicopter anymore.


    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      Yeah, if that were me in that pic, it would be going no where,

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      Ah, Golden Memories Brother Keiferr !!!!
      Ain't Nuthin quite like Ridin th Ramp, be it a Herky Bird, or a Shithook!!!

    • JGo37
      JGo37 commented
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      Mr. Bones I talked to my buddy Doug today, cuz Monday was my B-day & he happens to be here in the Lou at Boeing this week. I'll see him Thursday.

      Wasn't never a day he took off, expecting to come back...

      I had a bit more faith that the number of surfaces would = the number of dives.
      Last edited by JGo37; December 5, 2018, 03:21 AM.
  • Huskee
    • May 2014
    • 15371
    • central MI, USA
    • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

      Smokers / Grills
      • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
      • PBC
      • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
      • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
      • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

      • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
      • (7) Maverick ET-732s
      • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
      • (1) Smoke X4 by ThermoWorks
      • Thermapen MkII, orange
      • ThermoPop, yellow
      • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
      • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
      • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
      • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

      • 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

      • 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)

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

    Mine is from the future.


    • HouseHomey
      HouseHomey commented
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      Huskee I love that pic man!

    • dahcopilot
      dahcopilot commented
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      it's half good....just not your half

    • Huskee
      Huskee commented
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      I hear that and agree! dahcopilot
  • JimLinebarger
    Club Member
    • Jun 2017
    • 907
    • Spokane Valley, Wa.
    • Grills/Smokers
      Blaze 32" 4-Burner Gas Grill w/infrared rear rotisserie burner
      Weber Jumbo Joe
      Weber 22" Master-Touch Kettle
      Pit Barrel Cooker
      Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain Series 36" Vertical Gas Smoker
      Traeger Timberline 850

      Thermoworks Smoke
      Maverick ET-733
      Thermapen Mk4, Red

      Sous Vide
      Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker, Bluetooth, 800W
      Anova Precision Cooker Insulated Container
      Lipavi C15 container and lid
      Lipavi L15 Rack

      BBQ Guru DigiQ (for PBC and 22" Weber Kettle)
      BBQ Dragon
      BBQ Dragon Grill Table for 22" Weber Kettle
      Fire Butler (for Weber 22")
      Grill Grates for Jumbo Joe and Blaze grill

      About me
      Name: Jim
      Nick name: Bear
      Location: Spokane Valley, Wa.
      Born at a very young age at Egland AFB, Ft. Walton Beach, FL.

      USAF vet, ECM (F4 & B52)/B52 Crew Chief, Computer Systems NCO, disabled
      Former Computer Tech/Admin
      Campus Manager/Lead Tech/Tech (IT) for The Kemtah Group contracted to Intel, Rio Rancho, NM.
      Short Term Missionary to the Marshall Islands with MAPS of DFM of AOG

    Mine is an old picture before age and meds took their toll.

    This one is the latest pic (about a year ago):

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    My beard is almost all white now.


    • jecucolo
      Club Member
      • Nov 2015
      • 1273
      • Schertz Texas
      • Pit Barrel Cooker

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      This is a previous life...

      This is my life now...
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      • FireMan
        Charter Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 8196
        • Bottom of Winnebago

        I haven’t changed a bit!


        • ssandy_561
          Charter Member
          • Apr 2015
          • 1392
          • Central OHIO

          Nobody wants to see my ugly mug here.


          • Scout789
            Scout789 commented
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            I'm with you. In my case some things are better left unseen, because it is impossible to unsee.
        • SmokeyGator
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 822
          • Miami, FL
          • Primo XL
            Cyberq controller
            Sierra Nevada IPA

          My profile photo is just under 1 year old. I’m holding a beer that I got from a workplace secret Santa thing. I got a growler from MIA Beer Company.


          • LA Pork Butt
            Charter Member
            • Dec 2014
            • 5650
            • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

            Mine is a year or two old. Not much has changed except maybe a little less hair, but the cap covers that.


            • TechSmoker
              Club Member
              • Sep 2018
              • 93
              • New Era, MI
              • Cookers
                • Grilla Silverbac Alpha
                • MasterBuilt 200772115 Bluetooth Smart Digital Electric Smoker, 30-Inch
                • Weber Original Kettle Charcoal Grill, 22-Inch, Black
                • Weber Spirit II E-210 Gas Grill, Red
                • Char Baskets
                • Meathead: The Science of Great Barbeque and Grilling, Meathead Goldwyn
                • Project Smoke, Steven Raichlen
                • Franklin Barbeque: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto, Aaron Franklin
                • Wicked Good Barbeque: Fearless Recipes From Two Damn Yankees Who Have Won the Biggest, Baddest BBQ Competition in the World, Andy Husbands and Chris Hart
                Favorite Meats
                • Brisket
                • Ribeye
                • Pork Spareribs
                • Bacon

              I prefer not to make people look at my ugly mug in an avatar. I looked through my phone and I don't really have many pictures of myself. I'm not a fan of the camera. Here is the only decent and somewhat recent one that I could find.

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              Last edited by TechSmoker; December 3, 2018, 07:49 AM.


              • CaptainMike
                CaptainMike commented
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                Look into NFPA 1403 for setting up live fire training. You should be able to get a dozen or more initial attack scenarios before burning the structure down. It can be a lot of prep and work, but is soooo worth it.

              • JimLinebarger
                JimLinebarger commented
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                Ok, I'll have to say it...Whoa, that pic is HOTTTT!!! Oh, is that you in the middle, closer to the camera? (awkward) Nice pic.

              • weetodd
                weetodd commented
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                I think you are well over 225, and seem to be having some flare ups... I’m no expert though.
            • wrgilb
              Club Member
              • Jan 2018
              • 236
              • Santa Cruz, Ca. area

              Mine is from 5 years ago, as an Eggfest cook. After two different cancers (throat and colon) I've been all clear for almost three years. Here's a recent pic of me and my beautiful wife of 49 years at Pasatiempo Golf Club
              Attached Files


              • HawkerXP
                Club Member
                • Jul 2016
                • 6312
                • Virginia
                • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                  Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
                  Slo n Sear
                  Cold beer


                Can't find a decent one of me. This is close.


                • Spinaker
                  Spinaker commented
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                  "Is that you, John Wayne? Is this me?"

                • JGo37
                  JGo37 commented
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                  I think he's airbrushed his eyes...
              • holehogg
                Club Member
                • Nov 2017
                • 2571
                • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

                I think there are a lot of similarities in your 2 picks but bet the 2nd pick is the real deal.
                You answered the second question yourself.


                • JGo37
                  JGo37 commented
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                  It did scare me how well the features correlated.
              • Troutman
                Club Member
                • Aug 2017
                • 7771
                • 1521

                • OUTDOOR COOKERS

                  BBQ ACCESSORIES

                  WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES

                  SOUS VIDE

                  INDOOR COOKWARE

                Me just a few short years ago......

                ....and me now (well a few months ago anyway).....

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                • Spinaker
                  Spinaker commented
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                  OKAY TROUT!!!! Damn!

                • Huskee
                  Huskee commented
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                  Is the top one really you?

                • CaptainMike
                  CaptainMike commented
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                  With an uncanny resemblance to Charles Atlas. What can I say, I read a lot of comic books as a kid.



              2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled

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