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Hello from Wisconsin!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by tjans, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. tjans

    tjans Newbie

    Hey folks, been eyeing up a BGE for a while now, and after talking with my grilling enthusiast father, based on my lifestyle and family obligations, we settled on the RecTec 700. I burned it in last night and I'm looking forward to making some delicious stuff for Sunday Packer games to go along with my Homebrew hobby.

    I'm considering the sear kit and the downdraft from Don Godke. Anyone have these accessories? Recommended?

    Go Packers, Go Brewers!
  2. mng024

    mng024 Fire Starter

    Hello from WI as well!
    Skol Vikes ;)
  3. tjans

    tjans Newbie

    We'll see you on Sunday :) I'll be at the game. That said, I'm perfectly civil to all sports fans. Except for maybe Cardinals fans :)

    Gonna be a good match this weekend...
  4. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Hey hey, welcome Aboard. I'm up in Neenah. Good to see more of us Wisconsinites getting together. I'm actually wanting to see enough of us around to start a SMF meet up!
  5. tjans

    tjans Newbie

    Neenah! I grew up in Kimberly. Neenah Rockets were in our conference ;) I'd def. be down for a meetup. Looking to share some homebrew!
  6. William89

    William89 Newbie

    Normally I would say hello and welcome.... But as a life long bears fan I'm still a little sore over last Sunday nights game!!! Happy smoking hope ya enjoy the rectec!
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  7. kruizer

    kruizer Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF from Minnesota.
  8. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Ha! Well, we oughta figure some thing out in these cooler months. I've poked around the WI members a bit, the biggest problem is we all seemingly live in town. I don't want to explain to the fire department 'No Sir. There isn't a house fire, it's a bunch of crazy guys with smokers' LOL.
  9. RiversideSm0ker

    RiversideSm0ker Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the forum. I am sure that you find all kinds of great info and ideas here. I know that I have. Since you are only pushing the NFC agenda I can be civil. I'm a long suffering Chargers fan.

  10. tjans

    tjans Newbie

    Man, that was some game. Sorry about that, Rodgers is just a bad man.

    If I can be civil to a Bear fan, I can be civil to anyone :) I've been on the other side (See Seattle/Green Bay game) and I don't prefer to eat too much crow.

    Plus, I mean, I do root for the Browns (several WI players on the team, one goes to my church), and the Dolphins (life-long Marino fan) but I certainly feel bad for Chargers fans. I mean, you guys got hosed.

    Re: bbqing, any of you use a sear kit or the downdraft?
  11. William89

    William89 Newbie

    I wish I could say I was surprised by the 4th quarter comeback haha. Been down this road far too many times with Rodgers.
  12. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Could be worse.....you could be a Lions fan!!! WE invent new ways to lose. LOL We make Cubs and RedSox curses look like blessings!
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  13. SmokinLogs

    SmokinLogs Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF from Indiana! Enjoy the new smoker, hope to see some Q views off the RecTec.
  14. tjans

    tjans Newbie

    I'm glad I'm not ostracized for using a pellet smoker. Seems to be some disdain for us "cheaters!" I have a wife, 3 kids, I a long commute, and I coach every sport known to man. I need something that lets me enjoy my patio without having to stress about it. I just started my grill from my phone while picking up my daughter last night. So cool.

    I'm doing a Pork Butt this weekend for my first real cook (did some ribs on a stick last night). I have lots to learn, but I'm using Meathead's Memphis Dust rub, and I'm very excited!
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  15. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF!
    Glad to have you aboard!
  16. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    If any thing it's those of us running electric who would be the cheaters I'd think, but I'll gladly stick with my MES lol. Remember to chronicle that first pork butt..good first choice for a long smoke!
  17. tjans

    tjans Newbie

    Thanks! I'm going to do an 8 hour smoke, I think. RecTec had some 14 hour smoke videos they did, but for my first I'm gonna get up early, set it, and then go coach a football game, brew some pumpkin ale, and then be finished in time to enjoy the meats of my labor ;)
  18. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Be prepared for it to take more then 8 hours is all I gotta say lol.
  19. tjans

    tjans Newbie

    Tom, can I ask why you say that? Are you saying the RT is slower than normal?
  20. TomKnollRFV

    TomKnollRFV Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Because when it comes to BBQ, it's never as short as planned. I run most of my Pork Butts around 225f and it takes 16+ hours. Even doing the 275f Hot and fast it seems 10 hours is normal.