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  • Greygoose
    Club Member
    • May 2019
    • 819
    • South Shore,MA

    AWESOME looking establishment !
    Best to ya,,,,
    I bet you will be adding more chairs and tables and expanding the parking lot before you know it !

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    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 14061
      • Near Richmond VA
      • Weber Performer Deluxe
        SNS
        Pizza insert
        Rotisserie
        Smokenator 1000
        Cookshack Smokette Elite
        2 Thermapens
        Chefalarm
        Dot
        lots of probes.
        CyberQ


      Great stuff Paul. I am very happy for you and your crew.

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      • Mudkat
        Club Member
        • Feb 2017
        • 2111
        • 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"

        Looks like a marvelous place! Great job and by am I jealous of your energy!

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        • FireMan
          Charter Member
          • Jul 2015
          • 8698
          • Bottom of Winnebago

          Everything looks pro to the max! The most important burning question..........

          where can I get a hat?
          Last edited by FireMan; October 6, 2019, 01:40 PM.

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          • ofelles
            Club Member
            • Jun 2018
            • 2872
            • Brentwood CA
            • LSG large insulated cabinet
              Yoder YS640
              David Klose 20x42 Grill Chef Grill
              Weber Jumbo Joe
              FireBoard controller and PitBull fan
              Thermapen Mk4

            Congrats and good luck.

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            • PaulstheRibList
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 1583
              • Lake Charles, LA
              • Started Low-N-Slow BBQ in 2012. Obviously, it's taken hold (in chronological order:
                1.) A pair of Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5's
                2.) #LilTex, a 22" Expensive Offset Smoker (looks like a Yoder Witicha)
                3.) #WhoDat1, a HUGE Gravity Fed Insulated Cabinet Smoker (cooking chamber 3'x2'x6')
                4.) A Full Size Commercial Dryer/converted to Vertical Smoker.
                5.) Jambo Backyard stickburner (my FAVORITE Pit so far)
                6.) GrillMeister, a huge 24"x48" Adjustable, Charcoal Grill from Pitmaker.com
                7.) 22" Weber Kettle with Slow-N-Sear
                8.) Vault insulated reverse-flow cabinet smoker from Pitmaker
                9.) BarbecueFiretruck...under development
                10.) 26 foot BBQ Vending Trailer equipped with HUGE Myron Mixon 72xc smoker is HERE, Oct 2016!
                11.) Opened www.PaulsRibShackBarbecue.com Food Trailer officially in March 2017
                12.) Austin Smoke Works 500 Gallon Propane Tank Offset Smoker, named "Lucille" as travel pit for PaulsRibShack, Oct 2018.
                12.) Opening Brick & Mortar location at 4800 Nelson Rd, Spring 2019. Had a pair of 1,000 Gallon Austin Smoke Works pits, both in RibShackRed for our new place!

                Fabulous Backlit Thermapens, several Maverick Remote Thermometers (don't use any remotes anymore), Thermoworks Smoke, Other Thermoworks toys, Vacuum sealer, lots and lots of equipment...

                I'm loving using BBQ to make friends and build connections.
                I have #theRibList where I keep a list of new and old friends and whenever I'm cooking, I make 1 to 20 extra and share the joy.

              Grand Opening next Saturday, October 12th! Then, we'll open 4 days a week. I'm tired just thinking about it, lol!
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              Here's the Promo Video of my friend who leads this rockin band!
              https://youtu.be/EevA54ZeWog
              Last edited by PaulstheRibList; October 5, 2019, 11:04 PM.

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              • HouseHomey
                HouseHomey commented
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                Your hard work and dedication to your faith, family and others is truly inspirational. I wish you fantastic success!!!
            • RonB
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 14061
              • Near Richmond VA
              • Weber Performer Deluxe
                SNS
                Pizza insert
                Rotisserie
                Smokenator 1000
                Cookshack Smokette Elite
                2 Thermapens
                Chefalarm
                Dot
                lots of probes.
                CyberQ

              Oh Man! I do wish I could be there for your Grand Opening Paul. However, it's a bit too much of a drive from the East Coast...

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              • PaulstheRibList
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 1583
                • Lake Charles, LA
                • Started Low-N-Slow BBQ in 2012. Obviously, it's taken hold (in chronological order:
                  1.) A pair of Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5's
                  2.) #LilTex, a 22" Expensive Offset Smoker (looks like a Yoder Witicha)
                  3.) #WhoDat1, a HUGE Gravity Fed Insulated Cabinet Smoker (cooking chamber 3'x2'x6')
                  4.) A Full Size Commercial Dryer/converted to Vertical Smoker.
                  5.) Jambo Backyard stickburner (my FAVORITE Pit so far)
                  6.) GrillMeister, a huge 24"x48" Adjustable, Charcoal Grill from Pitmaker.com
                  7.) 22" Weber Kettle with Slow-N-Sear
                  8.) Vault insulated reverse-flow cabinet smoker from Pitmaker
                  9.) BarbecueFiretruck...under development
                  10.) 26 foot BBQ Vending Trailer equipped with HUGE Myron Mixon 72xc smoker is HERE, Oct 2016!
                  11.) Opened www.PaulsRibShackBarbecue.com Food Trailer officially in March 2017
                  12.) Austin Smoke Works 500 Gallon Propane Tank Offset Smoker, named "Lucille" as travel pit for PaulsRibShack, Oct 2018.
                  12.) Opening Brick & Mortar location at 4800 Nelson Rd, Spring 2019. Had a pair of 1,000 Gallon Austin Smoke Works pits, both in RibShackRed for our new place!

                  Fabulous Backlit Thermapens, several Maverick Remote Thermometers (don't use any remotes anymore), Thermoworks Smoke, Other Thermoworks toys, Vacuum sealer, lots and lots of equipment...

                  I'm loving using BBQ to make friends and build connections.
                  I have #theRibList where I keep a list of new and old friends and whenever I'm cooking, I make 1 to 20 extra and share the joy.

                Well, I'm so tired. For real. This project has been all-consuming. This year, I've worked more than I ever have in my life. And I'm not one to shy away from work. Lots of 80 hour weeks, and a handful of 100+ hour weeks. But, finally, we are up and running. And the place looks, well, Fantastic!

                It's better than I imagined. We pained over all the details. It was not simple, and I'm not a genius. I asked our group for input all the time. My eldest daughter helped a bunch. And we took some pictures, my photographer/web person, did. And I want to share them with you guys!
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                This is to the left when you walk inside. Our huge Live-Edge Pecan Table is on the right, with the Pallet Art American Flag above it. You can see the Louisiana decor in center, and a 4 part pic of a giant Beef Rib on the far wall. The outside of the building, our Pits, our Trucks are all RibShack Red. But inside, it's more neutral with our fantastic Sinker Cypruss and Pine Trim as the Crown and the Beam Covers. The chairs provide the Red on the interior.
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                The Live-Wood Edge Pecan table is a centerpiece. I saw it and my heart went pitter-pat, and I knew it would be a real statement as people enter the front door and see it. I put the Flame of Freedom in the corner closest to the door. I love that table!
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                We needed somewhere to put drinks and beer. Plus, with counter service, I'll need something to set off where the line is. So...a pair of stainless drink troughs! I saw this idea at Truth BBQ in Houston. It's pretty, interesting and super useful. Love it!
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                Here's the view as you turn to your right and enter "theLine" Merch table and menu in front of you, and our storyline pictures on your right. You long-time Pit members will have seen just about all those pictures at some point or another in my 8 year BBQ journey. I'll make a longer post on the storyline another time, maybe.
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                Here's the view from behind the serving counter. I've showed you guys the custom shaped cutting board at the end before, if memory service. Well, here is the whole setup. We can put 2 guys cutting at the end, and you can see the twin cutting boards atop the big board, and the twin heat lamps. It's a tight space, about the same size as our trailer. But it works well..
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                Here's the outside view of the serving counter, complete with a reflection of my truck sitting just outside. It's so pretty. The sneeze guards are super cool, and were, like everything else, super duper expensive, lol. Again, more Sinker Cypress lumber provides all the trim.
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                We'll step outside now to where all the action happens: The Pit Room! Here are the Twins: Our pair of 1,000 Gallon Austin Smoke Works pits, with the Flame of Freedom between them, shining all glorious and all. The pair of pipes to the right on the ceiling are the exhaust pipes for our new Big Myron Mixon smoker.
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                Just another relaxing day laying around on the smoker...
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                As we step out the backdoor, the New World unfolds: the Magnificent Oak Trees! I didn't know what to do to protect the roots, and keep people from tripping on them, so we put a deck over the roots. I'm so glad we did! The deck is the extension of the Meet-N-Greet section, and lets you get right up on the tree trunks. I put galvanized pipe custom handrails on the cedar posts on the back porch. And when it became clear we needed to make a border on the back deck, and around the trees, we just rented the pipe threader again, broke out the checkbook at the plumbing house, and build a super cool handrail border around the deck! I'm good at threading pipe now, and my helpers are even better!
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                Now, the Icing on the cake: #theBackyard! Oh, this is why we picked this spot. I went to this catering gig last summer (2018) and we were able to park the trailer in the shade, cook all day in the shade, and the guests all ate in the shade. So I thought, dude, we need some shade! So I prayed, and asked God to give us some shade to cook and make friends under. I started driving around my city for 30 minutes a day looking for a wooded lot that was overlooked. Or maybe buy two old houses and tear one down. I found a lot of cool trees, but all with significant limitations, like the wrong part of the city, or the wrong position to give us shade in the afternoon. Then, God provided and we found this place, in the perfect area and with the absolute Perfect Majestic Oaks! So great!!!!
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                Well, I'll have more pics to share, but I'm super tired and it's time to go to bed.

                Let's all count our blessings, for they are many.

                Thank all of you for sharing in this Journey with me!

                We cooked 29 briskets today and sold 25 of them. More this upcoming Wednesday, to kick off another Barbecue Week.

                Why are we doing all this?

                Because #LifeIsMoreFunOntheRibList



                Last edited by PaulstheRibList; November 3, 2019, 07:51 AM.

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                • holehogg
                  Club Member
                  • Nov 2017
                  • 2640
                  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

                  All the hours and effort and attention to detail are justified in the end result. It truly is an amazing feat and beautiful setting. The world is your oyster um... think that should be BBQ.

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                • scottranda
                  Charter Member
                  • May 2015
                  • 1893
                  • Charlotte, NC

                  Awesome! So cool to see your hard work and passion come to fruition! I look forward to more stories coming from your new bbq spot!

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                  • PaulstheRibList
                    PaulstheRibList commented
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                    Thanks scottranda! I love sharing the new stories!

                    Oh, You'll have to go see my friend John Lewis in Charleston next time you are near there and let me know how you like it!
                • ScottyC13
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2019
                  • 594
                  • Boston Area
                  • Name: Scott, Chemical Engineer

                    Equipment:
                    Weber Genesis
                    Weber Spirit Special Addition, with Griddle and Grillgrates (just got)
                    Thermoworks Smoke (2)
                    Thermoworks Thermapen (2)
                    Thermoworks IR (1)
                    Maverick IR (1)
                    Penzey's Spice rack with loads of spices

                    Hobbies:
                    Cooking, wine, guitar, golf, beach, board games, travel, herb gardening

                    Want to get into BBQ and Smoking.

                  Phenomenal job. I wish we had something like this here in the Boston area.

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                • fzxdoc
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 5510
                  • 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 MK4 (pink)
                    Thermapen Classic (pink too)
                    Thermoworks MK4 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

                  Magnificent. Truly. A perfect example of how following one's dream, with a lot of vision, patience, and hard work, can make it come true.

                  It's one of the nicest BBQ places I've seen. I wish you all the best.

                  Kathryn

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                  • PaulstheRibList
                    PaulstheRibList commented
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                    fzxdoc, you are so kind! I'm so pleased you liked it. It came out better than I had hoped!
                • Donw
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2017
                  • 3754

                  Wow, wow, wow!

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                • FireMan
                  Charter Member
                  • Jul 2015
                  • 8698
                  • Bottom of Winnebago

                  They will come! 🕶

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                • RonB
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 14061
                  • Near Richmond VA
                  • Weber Performer Deluxe
                    SNS
                    Pizza insert
                    Rotisserie
                    Smokenator 1000
                    Cookshack Smokette Elite
                    2 Thermapens
                    Chefalarm
                    Dot
                    lots of probes.
                    CyberQ

                  More great stuff Paul. After all the travels you have shared with us, you are off on another journey that I hope will bring you great joy.

                  As a side note, what are you doing with the leftover briskets? Are you serving them the next day? If not, you could chop them and make brisket chili, or brisket mac and cheese or something else. Or maybe they would be a nice donation to a local charity that serves the poor.

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                  • PaulstheRibList
                    PaulstheRibList commented
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                    The big Vacmaster 540 is helping us keep the leftover whole briskets safe and sound. Can sell them, use them for quick turnaround events, or donate. Still working on converting the leftover proteins into sides and specials. Just need a little time. Boudin from the whole pork butts is underway now!

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