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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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  • KR346BBQ
    Club Member
    • Aug 2020
    • 2

    Suppress ads on free site for pit master members

    I have to admit when I joined the pitmaster club I thought id see no (or at least fewer/less intrusive) ads on the main site.
  • Stuey1515
    Club Member
    • Dec 2019
    • 452
    • NSW Australia

    I think that would be tricky to manage on the website, no ads on this side though


  • Mr. Bones
    Charter Member
    • Sep 2016
    • 10127
    • Kansas Territory
    • Grills / Smokers

      Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
      Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
      Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
      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'
      Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
      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!!!
      Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
      Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

      Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
      Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
      Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
      Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
      Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
      Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
      (Lime Green)
      Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
      Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!

      Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
      Maverick ET-732, (Black)
      Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
      ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
      Blue ThermaPen Mk4
      Orange Thermapen Mk4
      Pink Thermapen Mk4
      ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
      ThermoWorks Smoke
      ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
      4 Pro Series cable extensions
      Smoke Gateway

      2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
      BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
      Warming shelf
      MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
      Backyard Grill marinade injector
      Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
      Bear Paws
      Meat Rakes
      BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)

      Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
      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

      Cutlery, etc.:
      Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
      Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
      Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
      Multiple steels, from all over the planet
      Crock sticks
      Diamond stones, various
      Lansky Sharpening System

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

    Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

    Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

    Head on over to Introduce Yerself, an let us know summat bout yerself, if'n ya'd be so kind...Glad to have ya here. :


    • Steve B
      Club Member
      • Jun 2016
      • 3179
      • 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

      I can’t speak for the management but that’s why you joined the paid side of Amazing Ribs.
      Here you don’t get the adds.
      But the free side needs to them to help support this entire site.
      Stay over here and you’ll find a great group of people with incredible knowledge whom are willing to share and help.


      • ComfortablyNumb
        Club Member
        • May 2017
        • 3489
        • Northeast Washington
        • KBQ C-60
          Thermoworks Smoke
          Thermoworks Thermopop
          Thermoworks Dot

        Are you logged in when you are on the free site? You shouldn't get ads except for the AR ads that take up the right side of the page. Yeah, I know, there is a disclaimer they aren't "paid placements or ads" but a rose by any other name is still a rose. Those you'll have to tolerate, but any third party ads should not appear if you are logged in.


        • 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.

          When you have issues, remember to scan though the Help topics, accessed from the Help tab in the main red menu bar above. Here's the Help topic on Ad Blocking: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...-being-blocked

          Let us know if this doesn't help you and we will investigate further. Remember, the Spotlight on the right side (on desktop view) are not ads, they are products we love.


          • cscheib
            Club Member
            • Apr 2017
            • 49
            • Northville, MI

            I will admit, the site is in general ugly, noisy... particularly due to the right-side self-promotion. Looks like a 90's GeoCities site.

            It does legitimately limit the amount of time I spend browsing here. There's gotta be a better way to represent products that are loved in a less obnoxious way.


            • ComfortablyNumb
              ComfortablyNumb commented
              Editing a comment
              They could just put up the small grey box that currently has an ad for the 2021 Meat-UP with a link for merchandise and 'products we love' (along with the plea to use links so they get some revenue) so we could choose to look at it, instead of being forced to every page we visit. But not likely to happen. Just tune it out.
          • Meathead
            • May 2014
            • 1477
            • Chicago area
            • Remember, no rules in the bedroom or kitchen

            You should not see 3rd party ads anywhere, even on the free side unless you are blocking cookies. All the stuff on the right side is from us, not 3rd parties. That is what we promise when you join. No 3rd party ads. If you are seeing 3rd party ads, read this and let's make them go away

            1) Please note: Even for non-members, there are NO ads within the text of the articles except on phones which have only one column. Not many website have no ads within the text. Those ads pay more but we don't take the money. We confine all ads to the periphery. We leave money on the table but we don't like interrupting the content.

            2) About the right column: In our member survey we were shocked to learn that a lot of members didn't know about the Meat-Up In Memphis which is an event we are doing primarily for members, so we kinda think that promoting it here is OK. OK? Out of 400 spaces only 28 are left so a lot of members will be there.

            3) We don't make a penny on the bowling shirts, and only a few pennies on the T-shirts. The Spotlight features products we genuinely love and we show them to you. A lot of you own Pit Barrels and KBQ and Thermapens etc and I'm betting you heard about them here first. This feature is pretty low on the page. Yes, we make a small finder's fee. Helps pay the bills and for my Porsche. Seriously, no sports car. 10 year old Subaru.

            And as you can tell, we haven't spent any money on fancy design and cute bells and whistles. Money goes to content and functionality.
            Last edited by Meathead; October 4, 2020, 08:38 PM.


            • jhapka
              Club Member
              • May 2019
              • 285
              • Grand Rapids, MN
              • SNS Deluxe Kamado
                26” Weber Kettle
                Pit Barrel Cooker

              They could write those killer recipes in Wingdings font and have pop ups for dollar shave club and I’d still frequent.


              • Meathead
                • May 2014
                • 1477
                • Chicago area
                • Remember, no rules in the bedroom or kitchen

                I forgot to mention: We do not allow video or animated ads even though they pay a lot.


                • Meathead
                  • May 2014
                  • 1477
                  • Chicago area
                  • Remember, no rules in the bedroom or kitchen

                  I have asked Ray remove the promo for shirts from the right sidebar and the "How To Support AmazingRibs.com" promo.


                  • Davek8282
                    Club Member
                    • Mar 2016
                    • 105
                    • Prince George, B.C.

                    Meathead . I would leave the shirt and support promo's on the right sidebar. I don't consider it an issue. I have trained myself not to pay too much attention to that sidebar as I scroll down the page. I would suspect that is common with the bulk of people frequenting the site.


                    • Meathead
                      Meathead commented
                      Editing a comment
                      I don't think many people buy the shirts so removing them is OK. I already tol Ray to can them.
                  • Panhead John
                    Club Member
                    • Aug 2020
                    • 1272
                    • Houston, Texas
                    • Weber 22” Master Touch Kettle, added a side shelf
                      Weber 14” Smokey Mountain Smoker
                      SnS For the Kettle
                      Set of Grill Grates
                      Thermo Pro Remote Dual Probe Thermometer
                      Rotisserie For The Kettle
                      J. A. Henckels Knives
                      Work Sharp E-5 Electric Knife Sharpener
                      Char-Broil Instant Read Meat Thermometer

                    Yeah, if it’s removed then something else will be in its place. Also, the products we love “ads” don’t bother me. In fact I used it to buy my SnS. Once you’ve visited a few times, it’s just in the background for most of us. The blinking “How to Support Amazing Ribs” is a little annoying and distracting. But only the blinking aspect, not the actual ad.
                    Last edited by Panhead John; October 5, 2020, 12:52 PM.


                    • klflowers
                      Club Member
                      • Sep 2015
                      • 3706
                      • Tennessee

                      I like the ads. They are a constant MCS temptation.


                      • ofelles
                        Club Member
                        • Jun 2018
                        • 2620
                        • Brentwood CA
                        • LSG large insulated cabinet
                          Yoder YS640
                          David Klose 20x42 Grill Chef Grill
                          Weber Jumbo Joe
                          FireBoard controller and PitBull fan
                          Thermapen Mk4

                        I don't even notice the sidebar really. If something new shows up it will catch my eye a few times then disappear with the others.
                        If I need/want something I know where to look; side bar or free side.




                        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.
                        See more
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