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Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

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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!

Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there


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.

Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

the good one grill

The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Click here to read our complete review


The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

the good one grill

The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. 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.

Click here to read our complete review


Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

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. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

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 in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only 9 delivered to your door!

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The Swiss Army Knife Of Thermometers

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The smart folks at ThermoWorks have finally done it: The Swiss Army Knife of thermometers, two in one. Start with the industry standard food thermometer, the Thermapen MK4, (Platinum Medal winner) truly instant (2 to 3 seconds) precise (+ or – 0.7°F). Then they built in an infrared thermometer ideal for measuring the temps of pizza stones, griddles, and frying pans (also great for finding leaks around doors and windows in your house).

Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal.


Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

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Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

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The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill

Their 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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G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

Click here to read our detailed review

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates

GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

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kareubequ bbq smoker

Our Favorite Backyard 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.

Click here for our review of this superb smoker


Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker

The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes 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'.

Click here to read our detailed review


Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

masterbuilt gas smoker

Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.

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PK 360 grill

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

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 much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

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Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

fireboard bbq thermometer

With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

Click here to read our detailed review


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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  • Troutman
    Member Recipe Director
    • Aug 2017
    • 6246
    • Republic of Texallence

    • OUTDOOR COOKERS
      22" Weber Kettle - Red Premium Limited Edition
      6 Burner Weber Summit Gasser
      22" and 18" Weber WSM Smoker
      18” Jumbo Joe
      36" double door Lyfe Tyme offset stick burner (SOLD !)
      Pitts & Spitts Pellet Pro 2436
      BBQ ACCESSORIES
      Classic Thermopen
      Thermoworks SMOKE
      Fireboard Pro with Pit Viper fan
      Grill Grates
      SNS for the 22" Weber kettle
      A-MAZE-N Smoker 12" Tube & Tray
      Weber stainless veggie basket
      Weber stainless fish basket
      Weber stainless rib rack
      Phat Mat cooking mats
      Barbestar BBQ Cooking Gloves
      WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES
      For Beef (brisket, beef ribs, large clods/roasts) = 100% mesquite, oak or hickory
      For Chicken & other fowl = competition blend, cherry/oak/hickory
      For Turkey = 100% hickory or competition blend
      For Pork Shoulder = mesquite, oak or hickory
      For Pork Chops or Ribs = 100% applewood
      SOUS VIDE
      Anova Immersion Circulator 900 watt & 12 & 18 quart Rubbermaid containers with hinged sous vide lids
      INDOOR COOKWARE
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      Old Revere Wear Copper & Stainless Pots (handed down)

      JA Henckels 15 piece Stainless Knife Set
      Victorinox 12" Fibrox Pro Slicing Knive
      Victorinox 6" Curved Boning Knife
      Set of Dalstrong Japanese Steak Knives

    Top | #1

    Anyone Done The Ancestry DNA Thing?

    I was at least 75-80% sure I knew my background, both grandfathers were Scandinavian, as was one grandmother with the other one German. That pretty much is what I got back as a result. After doing the Ancestry DNA test it was interesting to see the rest but not too surprising. I'm a typical American mut from Northern European roots.

    Anyone had any surprises after having done your test?

    33% Swedish
    25% Danish
    23% German
    19% Norwegian/Finnish/Russian/Irish (in that descending order)

    So you wanna mess with this old man....bring it on !!!!

  • Huskee
    Pit Boss/Manager
    • May 2014
    • 13977
    • 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)
      • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
      • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
      • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
      • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
      • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
      • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)


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


      Accessories
      • 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


      Beverages
      • 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)

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

    Top | #2
    Never dunnit myself. Been told I'm 1/16th Cherokee, followed by Irish & German...but with a last name rooted in France. Would be interesting to see if that's all correct.

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    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      So does that mean you and Elizabeth Warren are related??

    • Huskee
      Huskee commented
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      Troutman Had to look her up, I don't follow politics, I make it a point not to. I dunno, if I was would it be good or bad? Nevermind, don't answer that.
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 706
    • Brentwood CA
    • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
      Klose Charcoal Grill
      VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
      Maverick ET-733
      Maverick PT-75
      Thermoworks Signal
      Thermoworks Dot

    Top | #3
    I don't know.................looking at your icon, all stretched out. And that viking, ready to climb down my throat.
    I just don't know...............connected?

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    • HawkerXP
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 3890
      • Northern Virginia
      • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
        Thermopop
        Dot w two probes
        Slo n Sear
        Cold beer

      Top | #4
      Not really one who is afraid of Big Brother but not going to voluntarily give out my DNA. Born in NJ. Live in VA. That's all anyone needs to know.

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      • pkadare
        pkadare commented
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        I'm with you HawkerXP! Working in the cybersecurity industry I do have some concerns about what these DNA companies will do with my data, but my bigger concern is them not securing said data correctly and it getting hacked.

      • richinlbrg
        richinlbrg commented
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        I recall reading some time ago that one of these services were selling the information to the gov’t. Never bothered to verify the info.
    • mrteddyprincess
      Club Member
      • Sep 2018
      • 230

      Top | #5
      78% Scotland, 14% Scandinavian. My white ancestors raped my white ancestors. My wife's analysis came back 79% Scotland and 13% Scandinavian. I think I married my cousin.

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      • Steve R.
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      • Elton's BBQ
        Elton's BBQ commented
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        You might be a victim/result of viking berzek raids...

      • Troutman
        Troutman commented
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        You're funny. Does that mean you might be your own Grandpa?
    • ComfortablyNumb
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 2551
      • Northeast Washington
      • KBQ C-60
        PK360
        Thermoworks Smoke
        Thermoworks Thermopop
        Thermoworks Dot

      Top | #6
      I'm told my original ancestors were from just east of Eden. After that it all gets sketchy.

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      • Willy
        Charter Member
        • Apr 2015
        • 1806
        • High Desert of the Great Southwest

        Top | #7
        I did it--found some Brit in me that wasn't expected, plus perhaps <1% Ashkenazi Jew--damned if I'm buying a yarmulke or giving up pork--LOL Otherwise it showed Scandinavian and N. European (Germanic) as expected. It DID identify several people who were likely to be direct family (parent or offspring, sibling) and/or a first/second cousin. All were spot-on, my sister, my daughter, and a first cousin. I was impressed. A bunch of 3rd/4th cousins (and beyond) were listed, but I know of none of 'em. My folks didn't keep in touch with extended family. We wuz loners who struck out from the ancestral homeland of N. Dakota for the wild and woolly West.

        I recommend folks check out Ancestry DNA.

        I have no intention of doing 23 & Me in order to research my possible susceptibility to diseases that might be genetically based. Somethings are, IMO, better left unknown.

        Edited to add: Just checked and my ethnicity estimates have changed some, I assume because the data base is growing. I'm now thought to be:

        45% Norwegian
        34% Swedish
        14% Germanic
        7% England/Wales

        Looks like I've lost the Jewish component-BLT here I come!

        BTW, as far as the people who emigrated from Europe to the US, we "know", by citizenship, that half were German, one-quarter were Swede and one-quarter were Norwegian. There was a lot of fluidity in northern Europe for many centuries, hence my DNA doesn't square with the citizenship countries from whence my ancestors (I think great or great-great grandparents departed in the late 1800s.
        Last edited by Willy; July 26th, 2019, 08:20 AM.

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        • Elton's BBQ
          Elton's BBQ commented
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          45% Norseman!
      • Potkettleblack
        Club Member
        • Jun 2016
        • 1833
        • Chicago, IL
        • Grill: Grilla Original / Weber Genesis EP-330
          Thermometers: Thermapen / iGrill 2 / Fireboard
          For Smoke: Chunks / Pellet Tube / Mo Pouch
          Sous Vide: Joule / Nomiku WiFi
          Disqus: Le Chef - (something something something)

        Top | #8
        I don't think of myself as a tinfoil hatter, but Ancestry takes a full DNA profile, same as 23nMe. That could theoretically be used by an employer or an insurer against your interest.

        My more tinfoil hat concerns are about having all of your ancestry documented, then finding yourself as part of an out group, and then having a government pull that registry. Or a foreign government hack it and out you to bigoted bully boys. I fully acknowledge that this is far fetched, but combined with the Gattaca Concern (above), I feel like all temptation I have to get it is extinguished by concerns, both far fetched and fairly real looking.

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        • Michael Brinton
          Michael Brinton commented
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          I've heard it discribe as ancestral astrology. You cough up your data and a non-historian tells you how related you are to other people that gave theirs.

        • Troutman
          Troutman commented
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          Ahh you weenie, you're no fun

        • Michael Brinton
          Michael Brinton commented
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          I can't help it. My mom found out she's part Swedish and her twin sister found out she's part Italian. They both changed their meatball recipes accordingly.
          Last edited by Michael Brinton; July 25th, 2019, 03:51 PM.
      • Pequod
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 397
        • Fairfax Station, Virginia
        • Gear
          • Komodo Kamado 23" Ultimate
          • Komodo Kamado 32" Big Bad
          • Medium Konro

        Top | #9
        My daughter did one. Confirmed things we knew — she’s mostly of Dutch descent — and contradicted her grandfather, who claimed to be part Native American...no hint of that.

        As long as we’re sidebarring with our tin foil hats, I don’t worry about government conspiracies nearly as much as I worry about government incompetence. I was part of the massive OPM breach a few years back. Now whenever the government asks for my information, I tell them to ask China since they coughed all of my information up to them in the first place.

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        • stratfordwill
          stratfordwill commented
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          DNA tests on females do not carry data on male ancestry, I believe. Grandpa may still have been telling the truth.
      • fzxdoc
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 4163
        • My toys:
          Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
          Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
          Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
          Weber Kettle Premium 22"
          Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
          Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


          Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
          Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
          Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
          Grill Grate for SnS
          Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections with GrateGriddle for Summit S650 gasser (they sit on top of existing Weber SS grates)
          2 Grill Grate Griddles
          Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser

          Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
          Fireboard Competition Probes 1" (two) and two more Ambient Probes
          Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
          Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
          Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
          Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
          Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
          Thermoworks 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
          Charcoal Companion TurboQue
          A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

          BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

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

        Top | #10
        I agree with HawkerXP and Potkettleblack ; so much of our personal information has been hacked or pilfered over the years. The idea that I would willingly give up this last bastion of personal information to an unsecured (I'm guessing here--after all the fed govt and Equifax were supposed to be secure sites) website is appalling to me. The additional fact that the release of such information may not only affect myself but potentially my offspring as well is even more concerning.

        So much for me to give for so little in return, IMO.

        But then as we always say here, to each her/his own.

        Kathryn

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        • FireMan
          Charter Member
          • Jul 2015
          • 6663
          • Bottom of Winnebago

          Top | #11
          Nah! Mainly cuz I don’t give a rip!
          81% no rip
          11% to cheap
          8% nobody else cares.
          Last edited by FireMan; July 25th, 2019, 02:10 PM.

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          • Huskee
            Huskee commented
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            +14% Huskee can't add
        • JimLinebarger
          Club Member
          • Jun 2017
          • 618
          • 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

            Thermometers
            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

            Accessories
            SNS
            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
            Hovergrill

            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 &amp; 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

          Top | #12
          England, Wales & Northwestern Europe 58%
          Ireland & Scotland 17%
          Sweden 10%
          Norway 7%
          Finland 6%
          Germanic Europe 2%

          Most likely came from the Alsace Lorraine (France) area and Sweden prior to 1735. Looks like we have been this side of the pond since 1735.

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          • T-bone
            Club Member
            • Dec 2016
            • 323
            • Northern Virginia
              • Traeger Texas 075 (circa 2007)
              • Weber Genesis Gas Grill (circa 1997)
              • Weber Kettle Charcoal Grill
              • Anova WiFi Sous Vide
              • Tappecue WiFi Temperature Monitoring System
              • Thermapen
              • Operation BBQ Relief Volunteer
              You can take the boy out of Texas, but you can't take the Texas out of the boy.

            Top | #13
            I had the same tin foil hat reservations that some have expressed, but I'm also in the same boat as Pequod and thanks to OPM all my stuff is in a Chinese database so I threw caution to the wind and did the DNA eval with Ancestry.

            Part of my reasoning was that I was adopted at birth and didn't know my heritage. So Ancestry did provide the breakdown and I discovered I was primarily of Italian decent. I guess that explains why I love visiting Italy, eating Italian food and drinking wine.

            However, that wasn't the most interesting piece. The Ancestry report also stated it had a 99% match for my birth mother that I knew nothing about and had never tried to find. That was an unexpected shocker. After a lot of soul searching, I decided to reach out to see if it was by birth mother. A long story short, it was my birth mother and we're in the begining stages of learning about each other.

            So until Big Brother uses my DNA against me, Ancestry has been a positive experience.

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            • ComfortablyNumb
              ComfortablyNumb commented
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              Good on you, hope it all goes well.

            • Pequod
              Pequod commented
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              Wow!

            • Willy
              Willy commented
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              My experience is they do a bang up job of IDing close kin! Good on ya for finding your Mom!
          • mountainsmoker
            Club Member
            • Jun 2019
            • 1216
            • Bryson City, NC

            Top | #14
            I fortunately have had the benefit of my parents tracing there backgrounds back. Most have gone back to the town's where they left Europe. On my Father's side I am Belgium, and on my mother's side I am German.

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            • Troutman
              Member Recipe Director
              • Aug 2017
              • 6246
              • Republic of Texallence

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              Top | #15
              I don't want to play, I'm scared .....

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