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What's the story behind your "Screen" Name?

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  • Jon Solberg
    Former Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 4729

    What's the story behind your "Screen" Name?

    Just for fun. How did you come up with your user name here at the forum? What does it mean?

    Me? Its my name so I know I wont forget it. Now what was my password again... hehehehe
  • richinlbrg
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1906
    • Leesburg, VA. (Northern, VA)
    • We have two weber kettle grills (one LARGE and one small/average), the SnS and the Weber Smokey Mountain 18" smoker. We use both natural lump charcoal and KNB for smoking and measure our temps with a Maverick 733, thermopen and MK4. Favorite beer depends on what is cooking (alt answer is yes).

    For me, it was just my usual blazing creativity. My name is Richard, and I live in the town of Leesburg, so I am Rich in Leesburg (abbreviated) in case I forget where I live.


    • Stoney
      Charter Member
      • Dec 2014
      • 59
      • Pensacola, Florida
      • 22"Weber Performer Gold
        IGrill 2
        IGrill Mini

      My middle name is Stone, and everyone calls me Stoney, so its basically just my name.


      • Papa Bob
        Papa Bob commented
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        do they call you Stoney or Stoner?
    • oakie smokie
      Former Member
      • Feb 2015
      • 8

      i use oak as my base wood and i love the smoky flav of bbq


      • Huskee
        • May 2014
        • 15755
        • 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.

        Cool post idea Jon!

        I used to have Siberian huskies, and I would take my male, Starbuck, with me in his cage in the back of my truck. As obvious as those dogs are, people would still inevitably ask me what kind of dog he was. I though 'I should get a rear window decal that says Husky so people will stop asking me that'. Then I thought I should get a personalized license plate instead. "Husky" was taken, so "Huskee" became my plate, and still is all these years later. Spelling names with two Es is a family trait on my wife's side, so that fit well.

        Then it became my screen name for various online things, then my BBQ name. I used to be heavier than I am now, but I am still a tad husky so Huskee fits well on a couple levels. No one calls me that in real life though, except Meathead, because I call him Meathead.


        • allsid
          allsid commented
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          Great story man! I wondered about your name myself-

        • Beefchop
          Beefchop commented
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          Since you are from Michigan, I just assumed you were a Michigan Tech grad!
      • David Parrish
        Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
        • May 2014
        • 4906
        • Charlotte, NC

        My name doesn't really have much of a story behind it.


        • FireMan
          FireMan commented
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          I think things have changed a bit.

        • Elton's BBQ
          Elton's BBQ commented
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          Indeed.. :-)

        • David Parrish
          David Parrish commented
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          LOL, true dat!
      • fuzzydaddy
        Charter Member
        • Nov 2014
        • 4977
        • Winchester TN
        • Hardware
          Blackstone 36” Griddle.
          Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado & Kettle Grill.
          Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0).
          DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
          Weber Chimney Starters (regular and compact).
          Joule, Instant Accu Slim.
          Maverick XR-50, ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

          Consumables / Favorites
          KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks), B&B Hardwood Briquettes when I'm out of Weber.
          Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins, Shrimp, Fajitas.
          SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
          MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPG.

        When my grand-daughter was born, someone commented that her daddy (my son) looked like me, except for my (fuzzy) beard. So my grand-daughter calls me FuzzyDaddy and most of my family does too.


        • Dewesq55
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 2284
          • The Poconos, NEPA
          • Smoker:
            Landmann Smoke Master Series Heavy Duty Barrel Smoker (COS) - With mods including 2 level rack system with pull-out grates
            Masterbuilt 40.2" 1200W Electric Smoker
            Masterbuilt ThermoTemp XL 40" Vertical Propane Smoker

            Gas Grill:
            BBQPro (cheap big box store model) Stainless steel 4 burnerswith aftermarket rotisserie.

            Charcoal Grill:
            Weber Smokey Joe Charcoal Grill 14"

            Fireboard 2 with Drive cable and 20 CFM fan and Competition Probe Package
            Fireboard 1st Generation
            ThermoWorks Mini Instant Read
            Lavaworks Thermowand Instant Read
            2 Maverick 733
            ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
            ThermoWorks ThermaPen Mk4 x 2
            Govee Bluetooth Thermometer with 6 probes

            Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - 1st generation
            Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - wifi/bluetooth connected

            Favorite Beer:
            Anything to the dark side and malty rather than hoppy. Currently liking Yuengling Porter and Newcastle Brown Ale. In a bar or pub I will often default to Guiness

            Favorite Spirit:
            Bourbon - Eagle Rare for "every day"; Angel's Envy for special occasions, Basil Hayden's, Larceny

            Favorite Wine:
            Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Super Tuscan Sangiovese (Including Chianti Classico Riserva) Brunello di Montalcino

            Favorite Meat(s):
            Pork - especially the darker meat. I love spare ribs and anything made from shoulder/butt meat
            Chicken - Mainly the dark meat and wings
            Beef Ribeye steak

            Favorite Cuisine to Cook:
            Can't list just one: Indian, Chinese, Thai, West Indian/Carribean, Hispanic/Latin American, Ethiopian, Italian, BBQ

            Favorite Cuisine to Eat:
            Indian, followed closely by BBQ.

            Disqus ID:
            David E. Waterbury

          My initials (DEW) which is also my nickname (Dew or Dewey), my professional suffix (Esq) and my birth year. DEW


          • Huskee
            Huskee commented
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            For the longest time I read this as "Dewe's Q 55"
        • _John_
          Former Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 2394

          John is my name... Not very interesting except I have traced my family back to the 1500's, there are John's the whole way down.


          • bbqoaf
            Former Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 751
            • Calgary, Alberta, Canada

            I am 6'5" 225 lbs and love to BBQ, pretty straightforward!
            Last edited by bbqoaf; March 2, 2015, 05:41 PM.


            • Steve B
              Steve B commented
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              I'm just seeing this post for the first time. I see you're a little guy. Bet you don't get that too often. And I'm the little one in my family at 6'7" 265 lbs. maybe with my extra girth I should have gone with bbqLOAF. Haha.
          • Deuce
            Former Member
            • Aug 2014
            • 227
            • Sulphur, Louisiana

            Deuce has been my nickname since I was a kid. It's from wearing #2 on my jerseys in every sport I played.


            • Dr ROK
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 1351
              • Morrill, Nebraska
              • Retired high school teacher and principal
                Dr ROK - Rider of Kawasaki &/or rock and roll fan
                Yoder 640 on Husker themed comp cart
                Cookshack Smokette smoker
                Antique refrigerator smoker
                Weber 22 1/2" kettle w/ GrillGrates AND Slow and Sear
                Rec Tec Mini Portable Tailgater w/ GrillGrates
                Plenty of GrillGrates
                Uuni wood pellet oven, first generation
                Roccbox Pizza Oven
                Meater Block
                "Go Big Red" Thermopen instant read thermometer
                Ultrafast instant read thermometer
                CDN quick read thermometer
                Maverick ET-732 thermometer
                Maverick ET-735 thermometer
                Tru-Temp wireless thermometer
                Infrared thermometer (Mainly use for pizza on the Uuni and Roccbox)

                Beverages - Is there really anything other than Guinness? Oh yeah, I forgot about tequila!

              I am a big rock and roll fan and also have a kawasaki cruiser. When I got my doctorate, my buddy that went to several concerts with me started calling me Dr. Rock. When I bought my bike there was a Riders of Kawasaki forum that I participated in. Combined the two to come up with Dr. ROK which is what I have on my bike license plate.


              • Medusa
                Medusa commented
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                Rolling Stones

              • Dr ROK
                Dr ROK commented
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                Seen the boys about 16 or 17 times. The Mrs & I argue about the actual number. She thinks I forgot about one. If you've ever been to a Stones concert you'll understand how this could have easily happened

              • ofelles
                ofelles commented
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                Product of the 60's in the SF Bay Area. So there are many concerts I am told I attended! Remember snippets of some 😎✌ Opp's just noticed how old the thread is, just another 60's moment!
                Last edited by ofelles; January 15, 2020, 08:16 PM.
            • Jerod Broussard
              • Jun 2014
              • 10076
              • East Texas
              • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
                Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
                Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
                Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
                Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
                Weber Smokey Joe Gold
                Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
                Maverick ET-732 White
                Maverick ET-732 Copper
                2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
                Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
                Thermoworks Timestick
                Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
                B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
                B & B Pellets

              Twas a transfer from the main site. Apparently JARED was spelled JEROD in the 70's. Surname, a result of that "eastern French speaking Canadians exiled" thing, in the early 18th century.
              Last edited by Jerod Broussard; February 7, 2015, 01:19 PM.


              • HouseHomey
                HouseHomey commented
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                So wait... your name is actually Jared??
            • The Burn
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2021
              • 960
              • West Chester, PA
              • Gas Grill: NXR Tabletop/Portable Propane
                Charcoal: Weber Performer Silver (i.e., 22.5")
                Charcoal: Weber OTG 22.5"

                Kettle Accessories: Slow 'n Sear, Smokenator and Vortex and bound to be more on the way
                Smoker: GOSM Propane 38" 2-drawer
                Pellet: CampChef/Browning Deluxe PGP24LTD

                Thermometer: 2 Mavericks, Red backlit Thermapen
                Anova Wi-Fi Sous Vide

              Mine is a play on my last name which my old poker buddies used to call me. It just happens to be appropriate for this site.


              • allsid
                allsid commented
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                Kind of sounds like something from that song "It was a crazy game of Poker"
            • OGMrWhite
              Former Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 80
              • Central Coast California

              I've had mine (without the OG) since the early 90's. It comes from Reservoir Dogs. Back in the day I played Doom2 a LOT and was assigned the nickname by some friends I played with. Ever since Breaking Bad came out MrWhite is a difficult name to acquire, so I tend to go with OGMrWhite.




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              This summer's 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis IS OFFICIALLY RESCHEDULED FOR March 18-20, 2022. More details and re-booking info here!
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