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  • ecowper
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 3637
    • Maple Valley, WA
    • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
      Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

      Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
      Thermometer = Maverick ET732
      Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
      Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
      Thermapen Classic = Grey
      PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

      Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
      Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
      Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
      Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

      Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


      Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

    Snowpocalypse in the NorthWest

    Holy crazy Batman .... I get 2 inches of snow at my house in a hard winter .... not this ....

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  • xaugievike
    Club Member
    • Jan 2017
    • 729
    • Chicagoland
    • Weber Genesis 300 series
      Weber Summit Charcoal With custom grill center
      Primo XL 400
      Blackstone 22" TableTop Griddle
      Ooni Pro Pizza oven

    #2
    haha - you shall overcome!

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    • ecowper
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 3637
      • Maple Valley, WA
      • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
        Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

        Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
        Thermometer = Maverick ET732
        Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
        Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
        Thermapen Classic = Grey
        PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

        Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
        Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
        Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
        Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

        Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


        Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

      #3
      xaugievike somehow we shall persevere!

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      • ecowper
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 3637
        • Maple Valley, WA
        • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
          Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

          Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
          Thermometer = Maverick ET732
          Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
          Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
          Thermapen Classic = Grey
          PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

          Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
          Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
          Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
          Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

          Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


          Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

        #4
        Also, when all else fails ...

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        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          I did the exact same thing today. Nothing like a snow day for cigars and a bit of bourbon (which I'm sure was close at hand). Great shots, Brother!!

        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          CaptainMike yep ... cigar, and an Old Fashioned (made with Fremont Rye)

        • Spinaker
          Spinaker commented
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          Great shot!!!!
      • ComfortablyNumb
        Club Member
        • May 2017
        • 3478
        • Northeast Washington
        • KBQ C-60
          PK360
          Thermoworks Smoke
          Thermoworks Thermopop
          Thermoworks Dot

        #5
        I had the pleasure last night of taking a set of doubles to Pullman and Lewiston from Spokane and back. 40mph winds blew snow drifts 2 feet high onto 195. I had almost thought we were going to miss winter this year. Hunkered down in Colville today, tomorrow going over Sherman back to the Okanogan.

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        • Mr. Bones
          Mr. Bones commented
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          Roll Safely, Brother! Strictly Shiny Side Up Action, ya hear?!

        • CaptainMike
          CaptainMike commented
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          You know what to do when them doubles get squirrely.

        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          roll slow brother
      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 3486

        #6
        It is a pretty snow. Is that a coop I see in one of the photos?

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        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          I have two coops .... 3 full size chickens in the big one, 2 bantams in the small one.
      • Steve B
        Club Member
        • Jun 2016
        • 3162
        • Rockland county New York
        • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
          Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

          22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

          Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

          1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
          1 maverick et-733 - gray
          1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
          1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
          1 thermoworks thermopop - red

          Pre Miala flavor injector
          taylor digital scale
          TSM meat grinder
          chefs choice food slicer
          cuisinhart food processor
          food saver vacuum sealer
          TSM harvest food dehydrator

        #7
        It sure looks like a beautiful winter wonderland.
        Enjoy it while it’s there since you don’t to see this to often.
        Than make it go away and continue to Q. 😁👍👊

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        • Spinaker
          Spinaker commented
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          You saw my video of the Minnesota Winter wonderland. LOL
      • Attjack
        Club Member
        • Aug 2017
        • 4562
        • Primo XL
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          Weber 22"
          Weber 18"
          Weber Jumbo Joe
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          Orion Smoker

          DigiQ DX2
          Slow 'N Sear XL
          Arteflame 26.75" Insert

          Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
          - With Rear Infrared Burner
          - With Infrared Sear Burner
          - With Rotisserie
          Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
          Weber Spirit 210
          - With Grillgrates
          ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
          Weber Q2200

          Blackstone Pizza Oven

          Portable propane burners (3)
          Propane turkey Fryer

          Fire pit grill

        #8
        They told us we would get an accumulation. Feeling betrayed.

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        • Spinaker
          Spinaker commented
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          I figured you guys would get snow all the time out there. Must be too moderate?

        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          Spinaker everything on the west side of the Cascades gets warmed by air coming off the Pacific Ocean. Snowline here is usually about 2000 feet. In a good winter storm, it will drop to 3-400 feet, and my house is at about 700 feet elevation.

        • Spinaker
          Spinaker commented
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          Ahhh, gotcha! Wish we had mountains out here. The trees and Mountains are what I love the most about the west. ecowper
      • Mr. Bones
        Charter Member
        • Sep 2016
        • 9999
        • Kansas Territory
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          Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
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          Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
          Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
          Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
          Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
          Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
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          Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
          Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

          Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
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          Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

          Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
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          Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
          Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



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          ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
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          ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
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          ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
          4 Pro Series cable extensions
          Smoke Gateway

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          BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



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          G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
          '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
          60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
          50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
          Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
          Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

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          Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
          Multiple steels, from all over the planet
          Crock sticks
          Diamond stones, various
          Lansky Sharpening System

          Tableware
          Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
          Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
          Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

        #9
        Dang, Brother!
        11-16" snow this week? That ain't never too fun!

        Hope yer well stocked on ceegars, likker, an smoker meats...

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        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          Mr. Bones .... a chebby and a 4Runner TRD ..... I’m good to go .... plus plenty of ammo, a freezer of food, a pallet of charcoal, a pantry of dry goods .... but was running low on whiskey .... yikes

        • Mr. Bones
          Mr. Bones commented
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          Lol! Yikes, Indeed!

        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          Mr. Bones ..... yeah, yikes ... ammo and a full freezer is all fine and dandy, but if you ain't got enough whiskey ... what the heck?
      • FireMan
        Charter Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 8196
        • Bottom of Winnebago

        #10
        Yup, and we’re supposed to get a week of snow. Since the dreaded vortex is gone I wonder what kind of tex this is, a blowtex? Gettin a good winter whuppin this year.

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        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          I think it's a snowpocalyptexthing
      • Red Man
        Club Member
        • May 2018
        • 1252
        • Western Washington

        #11
        We just got a dusting at my house (about 100 miles north of Seattle). I also feel betrayed . We’ve got strong northeast wind blowing today and it’s really cold.

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        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          what? I'm in southeast King County, about 25 miles southeast of Seattle ... I got hammered hard

        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          and yeah, we have wind going and it's cold as s****
      • klflowers
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 3658
        • Tennessee

        #12
        I don’t miss that stuff at all.

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        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          don't you get this in TN sometimes?

        • klflowers
          klflowers commented
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          Up in the smoky mountains yeah, but the most we normally get here in Chattanooga is maybe an inch or two. And we don't get that very often. None at all this year to date. We don't have the heavy equipment to deal with lots of snow, and the area is really hilly making it harder to cope.
      • Spinaker
        Moderator
        • Nov 2014
        • 10959
        • Land of Tonka
        • John "J R"
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          Cuda 7' Fillet Knife

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        #13
        I love waking up to a fresh snow fall. We got another 3 inches this morning, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

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        • ecowper
          ecowper commented
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          last night it was clear with temps about 15 and wind chill down to about 5. Woke up to icicles and sunshine on the snow :-)
      • ecowper
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 3637
        • Maple Valley, WA
        • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
          Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

          Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
          Thermometer = Maverick ET732
          Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
          Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
          Thermapen Classic = Grey
          PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

          Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
          Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
          Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
          Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

          Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


          Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

        #14
        icicles and sunshine!

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        • CaptainMike
          Club Member
          • Nov 2015
          • 2675
          • The Great State of Jefferson
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            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)
            Fireboard
            Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

          #15
          20 degrees and snowing here now. I guess Tuesday going to be a bit of doozy, we'll see.

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          • Spinaker
            Spinaker commented
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            Looking forward to those pics!

          • CaptainMike
            CaptainMike commented
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            I'll let you know Spinaker

          • Spinaker
            Spinaker commented
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            You know I love those backyard shots! CaptainMike

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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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