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2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled - Rescheduled for March 2022

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Dan Johnston Update!!!!

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  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 6392
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    Was getting concerned, thanks Skip.


    • fzxdoc
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 5398
      • My toys:
        Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
        Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks), named Pretty Baby
        Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill, named Hot 'n Fast (used mostly for searing and griddling)
        Weber Kettle Premium 22" named Kettle Kid, eager to horn in with more cooks in the future
        Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range named AfterBurner due to its 30kBTU burners

        Adrenaline BBQ Company Gear:
        SnS, DnG, andLarge Charcoal Basket, for WSCGC
        SnS for 22" Kettle
        Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
        SS Rack for DnG
        Cast Iron Griddle
        Grill Grate for SnS
        Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
        Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
        2 Grill Grate Griddles
        Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

        Fireboard Gear:
        Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
        Additional control unit
        Additional probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
        2 Driver Cables
        Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
        Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
        Thermoworks Gear:
        Thermapen MK5 (pink)
        Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
        Thermoworks MK5 orange
        Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
        Extra Big and Loud Timer
        Timestick Trio
        Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
        Maverick ET 733
        Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

        Grill Pinz
        Vortex (two of them)

        Two Joule Sous Vide devices
        VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer

        Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
        Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker

        Charcoal Companion TurboQue
        A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

        BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

        Shun Classic Series:
        8" Chef Knife
        6" Chef's Knife
        Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
        3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

      Thinking of you, Danjohnston949 . Hope you kick that pneumonia soon. We need you back, bringing your own special batch of sunshine into the day!

      Best wishes for a speedy recovery,


      • Ratton454
        Club Member
        • Jul 2018
        • 65

        Hope you are back on your feet real soon!

        As a side note: Adults 65 or older are over 10X more likely to end up in the hospital with pneumococcal pneumonia than adults younger than 50. I just recently got my pneumonia vaccine, have you had yours?? If not you should be thinking about it!


        • Craigar
          Craigar commented
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          Thanks for the PSA Ratton454 . Just got my first round of shingles shots. I'm not old enough for the pneumonia shot.

        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          After 2 bouts I finally got the shot, and will continue to.

        • jfmorris
          jfmorris commented
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          I had a really bad case of pneumonia when I was in my 30's, where I had a 103F fever for almost a month, and lost 30 pounds in 30 days. It was the only time in my life I've truly wanted to die, and I cannot imagine having it in my 60's or 70's. I've been getting that pneumonia shot every 5 years since then. Highly recommended.
      • CaptainMike
        Club Member
        • Nov 2015
        • 2717
        • The Great State of Jefferson
        • 24X40 Lone Star Grillz offset smoker
          Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
          Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
          2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
          20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
          20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
          Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
          36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
          Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

        Man, pneumonia is no joke. Had it twice and it absolutely kicks your butt. Get well soon Danjohnston949 but take your time. Thanks for sharing this Skip.


        • OSB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2018
          • 190
          • SacTown

          Godspeed @Danjohnston949


          • bardsleyque
            Club Member
            • Oct 2015
            • 690
            • Snoqualmie Wa.

            Thanks for the update Skip, get well Dan my thoughts are with you.


            • ribeyeguy
              Charter Member
              • Jun 2015
              • 1303
              • S. E. Wisconsin
              • Weber Platinum Performer, 18"WSM, Smokenator, Slow 'n Sear.

              Get well Dan, this place wouldn't be the same without you!


              • MeatMonster
                Club Member
                • Mar 2017
                • 655
                • Ellon, Aberdeenshire
                • I love beer, BBQ and rugby, just don't make me choose between them!

                  GMG Jim Bowie
                  ProQ Elite Smoker
                  Boomerang 3 Ring Burner
                  Fast Eddy Cookshack 120
                  Fast Eddy Cookshack 240

                Sending every ounce of good karma and best wishes I can. I really appreciate Shawn (Dan's son) letting me know about Dan's challenges. Thinking of you Danjohnston949 keep sending me the RV deals!


                • Sweaty Paul
                  Founding Member
                  • Aug 2014
                  • 1624
                  • Hays, KS
                  • Green Mountain Grill - Jim Bowie
                    (I've never regretted having too much grate space).

                    Weber Genesis Gas grill
                    Weber Kettle grills x 2

                  Thanks for the update and positive vibes to Dan!


                  • Dan Deter
                    Club Member
                    • Jun 2018
                    • 537
                    • Raleigh, NC
                    • Weber Summit S-670
                      Thermapen Mk 4

                    Best wishes, Dan! Get well and hurry back!


                    • Hulagn1971
                      Charter Member
                      • Dec 2014
                      • 1077
                      • NC, The Triad
                      • WSM 22.5", Pitmaster IQ110, Weber 22.5" Kettle with SNS, Weber 14" Smokey Joe.

                      Best wishes for a speedy recovery Dan!


                      • smokinfatties
                        Former Member
                        • Oct 2015
                        • 521
                        • Upland, CA

                        Thank you for the update! It had been a while since I've logged on and I didn't see any of his wild posts. Let us know if you hear anything more from Eunice! Get well soon Danjohnston949 !


                        • Mudkat
                          Club Member
                          • Feb 2017
                          • 2072
                          • At a river near me, MD
                          • Weber Smokey Mountain 14.5"
                            Weber 22" Kettel
                            Weber Smokey Joe (2)
                            One Grill 45" Rotisserie
                            Lodge 5 qt. Dutch Oven
                            Lodge 10.5" Double Loop Skillet
                            Cast Iron 9" Skillet
                            Cast Iron 12" Skillet
                            Weber 22 Grill Grates
                            Home Built 55 Gallon Ugly Drum Smoker - "MUDS"

                          Thanks Skip. We miss him!


                          • jfmorris
                            Club Member
                            • Nov 2017
                            • 3576
                            • Huntsville, Alabama
                            • Jim Morris

                              • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (2021)
                              • Camp Chef FTG900 Flat Top Grill (2020)
                              • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
                              • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q & Rotisserie (2007)
                              • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
                              • King Kooker 94/90TKD 105K/60K dual burner patio stove
                              • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
                              • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
                              • Anova
                              • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
                              • Thermoworks Dot
                              • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
                              • Thermoworks RT600C
                              • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

                            Danjohnston949 Saying a prayer for speedy recovery from the pneumonia, and that he can get out of that nursing home and back home soon.


                            • Huskee
                              • May 2014
                              • 15434
                              • 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.

                              I see Dan logged in a week ago, on the 15th. Skip have you by chance contacted him any more since you made this post?




                              2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled - Rescheduled for March 2022

                              We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for March 18-20, 2022. More details and re-booking info coming soon! For now click here for more info.
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