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  • PaulstheRibList
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1614
    • 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.

    When you open up a new social media account, they prompt you to enter a description, and I mean a short description. So if forces you to think about the essence of your idea. When I was creating the pages for @PaulsRibShack and @BishopofBBQ earlier this year, I sat at this very keyboard for a good little while, thinking how I wanted to describe the launch of our little project.

    Here's how i listed the About box on our facebook page, "Some journeys are so fun they just have to be shared! Well, we enjoyed sharing barbecue with friends so much we had to open a Barbecue FoodTruck & Caterer!"

    And on the instagram for @PaulsRibShack, "If you're into super-fun, delicious, all-wood smoked Barbecue, you’re in the right place! #FoodTruck #LifeIsMoreFunOntheRibList (Paul is @BishopofBBQ) www.PaulsRibShackBarbecue.com"

    And @BishopofBBQ "Paul here, Pitmaster @PaulsRibShack & chief fun maker for our BarbecueAdventure! (My non-bbq life is @paulpettefer) #LifeIsMoreFunOntheRibList www.PaulsRibShackBarbecue.com"

    One of the friendships I have deepened is with a young leader in our city named John O'Donnell. He leads the Healthier SWLA/Louisiana Healthy Communities Coalition Region 5, and is a great community volunteer, having really stepped up in our recent round of Hurricane Prep. John does some writing for this great local magazine, www.ThriveSWLA.com. Their monthly magazine is absolutely beautiful to look at, and well written to boot. John is one of our biggest supporters at the Rib Shack, and I couldn't be happier about that. Here is one of our several pic's together (John is in the center with the shades):
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    Healthy Image is the name of the marketing company that does the Thrive magazine. Well, Healthy Imabe/Thrive SWLA recently expanded to a new building, and invited us to come and bring the barbecue fun to their grand opening, which we were so happy to do! (The recent 1,000 plate cook was a referral from a friend who attended this event!!!) Here are a couple pics of their open house:

    They loved the barbecue!!!! Here are the two ladies who coordinated the party.
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    Here is one of the owners. We've known each other for several years. They have a great business.
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    The after party! After this pic, I went and dropped off my trailer, cleaned a bit, and drove back past here after dark, and they were still in the parking lot enjoying their field of victory!
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    Oh, and the ribbon cutting earlier in the day!
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    So, we did a little barter action here: I provided BBQ Singles for 100 (I actually prepared for 200), and they give me some good coverage in their magazine. Well, the engaged my friend John O'Donnell to write an article on yours truly, and it hit the shelves this weekend!

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    John did a good job writing up our little story. I didn't "Vow to perfect my ribs" as his lead paragraph stated, but the story is pretty much accurate other than that. If you care to take a peek at it, here's the link, https://issuu.com/thrive/docs/thrive...017_webissue/6

    Thank you all for helping me along the way!

    #LifeIsMoreFunOntheRibList

    paul




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    • Mudkat
      Mudkat commented
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      Looks like you're having all the fun!

    • Mr. Bones
      Mr. Bones commented
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      How Fantastic, Brother!!! All y'all's Hard Work is makin' people sit up an' pay attention!
      I couldn't be happier fer y'all!!!
      Keep up th' Good Works!

    • PaulstheRibList
      PaulstheRibList commented
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      @Jerod_Broussard, I'm smoking some #WhoDatRibs as we speak! #5thYearInARow #EverySaintsGame
  • gcdmd
    Charter Member
    • Sep 2014
    • 972
    • The Republic of Texas

    More great work, Paul. Congratulations.

    BTW, how's that knee doing?

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    • PaulstheRibList
      PaulstheRibList commented
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      Thank you gcdmd! Knee is better. I made an appt to see the sawbones, then that darn Hurr Harvey scrubbed our appt. By the time the reschedule date was here, the brusing or whatever was better. It never hurt to walk or bend it or hold weight. The pain was when it was touched from the outside.Thank YOU so much for caring and encouraging me to be smart!

    • Danjohnston949
      Danjohnston949 commented
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      gcdmd, Jeezy Josie as a Buddy from Brandon MB, CA Says, George do You Sleep❓ How is every thing in
      Victoria TX❓ I Hope You and Yours are Doing Well‼️
      Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

    • gcdmd
      gcdmd commented
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      PaulstheRibList I'm glad you're better and that it appears to have been nothing serious. Keep up the good work.
  • Danjohnston949
    Former Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 4437
    • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

    PaulstheRibList, Congratulation Paul‼️ A Bit of Posiive Reporting is of Untold $ Worh of Advertising❗️👍👍👍👍👍
    Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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    • gcdmd
      Charter Member
      • Sep 2014
      • 972
      • The Republic of Texas

      Danjohnston949 Victoria is recovering nicely. We got mostly wind damage and, for the most part, we are recovering. Fortunately, we were spared the really heavy rain that folks to the east of us got. So, flooding was not as bad as it could have been. Also, after the flood of 1998 the gummint condemned neighborhoods along the Guadalupe River for human habitation, which meant that the more vulnerable housing areas were no longer occupied (at least not legally). Thanks for asking.
      Last edited by gcdmd; September 11th, 2017, 08:03 PM.

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    • PaulstheRibList
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 1614
      • 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.

      Local TV Station covered the #LaborDayofLove event, and the ole' Barbecue Trailer makes a pretty sweet backdrop for the reporter to use! #YourWelcome

      http://www.kplctv.com/clip/13675597/...or-day-of-love

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    • fetyani
      Former Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 53
      • Jeddah,Saudi Arabia

      Wow. Congratulation on the well-deserved success. Looks really amazing!

      Quite the story, just read from beginning to end. You truly excelled and hit all the right notes, everything looks great and you still keep stepping it up! Keep up the great work.

      How's the MMS 72? I can't wait to receive mine 72XC in a few months. How would you rate it overall, cons, pros?

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      • CowboyScott
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 165
        • Colorado
          • Lynx 27" NG Grill with Rotisserie (from 1998 and still looking great after new burners, valves, and knobs) and GrillGrates for searing
          • Smokin' Tex 1400 Electric Smoker with Auber Thermostat Control (since June 2017)
          • Rec Tec 680 (since August 2017)
          • Thermoworks Smoke and iGrill Thermometers
          • Thermapen (wife's- she lets me use it)

        Congratulations Paul. Looks like your hard work is paying off.

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        • PaulstheRibList
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 1614
          • 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.

          Originally posted by fetyani View Post
          Wow. Congratulation on the well-deserved success. Looks really amazing!

          Quite the story, just read from beginning to end. You truly excelled and hit all the right notes, everything looks great and you still keep stepping it up! Keep up the great work.

          How's the MMS 72? I can't wait to receive mine 72XC in a few months. How would you rate it overall, cons, pros?
          Dude!!! You are going to have a blast on your new, HUGE Stickburner! I really like it. I'm not seeing too many minuses just yet. That moist environment has a lot of plusses, but it does slow bark formation on my heavy-rub #WhoDatRibs. I cooked some Monday for the Saints game, and I noticed how much I missed that Jambo Bark!

          I bought the big Mixon it because it was the Largest Stickburner I could fit on the back of a BBQ Trailer. It's done everything I've asked of it. We've burnt through the original grate, and I need to make a repair/replace job. I'll comment more, and we can also visit on the phone when you get your's in! I'm pumped for you!

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          • fetyani
            Former Member
            • Jul 2016
            • 53
            • Jeddah,Saudi Arabia

            Originally posted by PaulstheRibList View Post

            Dude!!! You are going to have a blast on your new, HUGE Stickburner! I really like it. I'm not seeing too many minuses just yet. That moist environment has a lot of plusses, but it does slow bark formation on my heavy-rub #WhoDatRibs. I cooked some Monday for the Saints game, and I noticed how much I missed that Jambo Bark!

            I bought the big Mixon it because it was the Largest Stickburner I could fit on the back of a BBQ Trailer. It's done everything I've asked of it. We've burnt through the original grate, and I need to make a repair/replace job. I'll comment more, and we can also visit on the phone when you get your's in! I'm pumped for you!
            That's really great to hear. I'll be using it for a restaurant, that's why I decided to go with Mixon Smokers. Will update of course then.

            Keep up the good work man, amazing stuff!

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            • PaulstheRibList
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 1614
              • 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.

              Aren't Stickburners Super Fun!!! I love mine. All of them! The big Myron Mixon 72XC has seen a good bit of work in our first year of owning it. It's insulated status is pretty efficient. A big brisket/butt cook takes about, well, I don't exactly know how may splits, but it's between 20-30, depending on how much you put into the unit.

              In any event, I've needed to hone up my wood supplier skills and contacts. The best wood we've used so far is Pecan, from trees that were cut after Hurricane Rita, which hit us in 2005. The guy fell the trees then, and split them in the last year or so. So these splits are well seasoned and burn great!

              Finding wood that's been split for more than a couple of months is not easy. Meaning just about impossible. I'm going to need to figure out how to store and season a bunch of wood. In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy burning the last of the Rita wood! He has several more trees that have been cut for 5 years, and tells me he thinks they will bun just as good.

              This morning, I took my 20 foot utility trailer, which we outfitted with plywood sides to hold in the wood neatly, and went up to pickup 3 Chords of Rita Pecan. I loaded up the first half by myself, which took a good little while. Then the guy and his helper helped me load the 2nd half. It's a lot of wood!

              Go Stickburners!!!
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              • kmhfive
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                Wonderful haul!

              • Mr. Bones
                Mr. Bones commented
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                Nice haul, Paul!
                Out of pecan, here, so understandably envious!

              • JCGrill
                JCGrill commented
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                That's a load! Thinking of all the places in the north woods I've driven past where guys have STACKS of wood scattered all over the acreage. Not pecan of course.
            • richinlbrg
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 1854
              • Leesburg, VA. (Northern, VA)
              • We have two weber kettle grills (one LARGE and one small/average), the SnS and the Weber Smokey Mountain 18" smoker. We use both natural lump charcoal and KNB for smoking and measure our temps with a Maverick 733, thermopen and MK4. Favorite beer depends on what is cooking (alt answer is yes).

              GREAT write-up!

              Comgratulations on all your success!!!

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              • Powersmoke_80
                Founding Member
                • Aug 2014
                • 878
                • Bay City, Michigan
                • Vintage Brinkmann Longhorn Offset Stick burner (newest addition)
                  Weber 22 w/SnS
                  Brinkmann Pellet Grill W/ Ortech TR-100
                  Vermont Castings, gas
                  Masterbuilt smoker, gas
                  Future build, 80 gallon tank hybrid, pellet/stick burner
                  iGrill black, dual probe thermometer
                  Thermapen instant read
                  Polder,Speed Read instant thermometer
                  Favorite Beer, Yeungling Black&Tan

                A popular BBQ joint in lower Michigan told me they use green hickory when I asked what type of wood they use. Not sure but my understanding is if your running a large fire that burns hot you can use some green woods. Some species are relatively dry when green and some species dry faster than others per this http://trace.tennessee.edu/cgi/viewc...=utk_agexfores. I know you need well seasoned for a small stick burner like mine but was curious if yours burns hot enough to burn less seasoned and may be more readily available.
                Keep up the good work you are living my dream.

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                • Oakgrovebacon
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 1820
                  • South central Illinois

                  Great looking woodpile! Keep up the good work

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                  • HawkerXP
                    Club Member
                    • Jul 2016
                    • 5129
                    • Northern Virginia
                    • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
                      Thermopop
                      Dot w two probes
                      Slo n Sear
                      Cold beer

                    Nice load of wood.

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                    • Spinaker
                      Moderator
                      • Nov 2014
                      • 10463
                      • Land of Tonka
                      • John "J R"
                        Instagram: JRBowlsby
                        Smokin' Hound Que
                        Minnesota/ United States of America

                        ********************************************
                        Assistants
                        Dexter (Beagle mix)
                        Kinnick (American Foxhound)
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                        Grills/Smokers/Fryers
                        Big Green Egg (Large) X2
                        Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

                        Broil King Keg
                        Karubeque C-60
                        Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
                        Lodge L410 Hibachi
                        Pit Barrel Cooker
                        Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
                        R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

                        Weber Spirit Gasser
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                        Thermometers
                        FireBoard (Base Package)
                        Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
                        Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
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                        Accessories
                        BBQ Dragon
                        Big Green Egg Plate Setter
                        Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
                        Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

                        Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
                        Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

                        Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
                        Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
                        Eggspander Kit X2
                        Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

                        Finex Cat Iron Line
                        FireBoard Drive
                        Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
                        Grill Grates
                        Joule Water Circulator
                        KBQ Fire Grate

                        Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
                        Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
                        Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
                        Large Vortex
                        Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
                        Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
                        Smithey No. 12
                        Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
                        Stargazer No.10, 12
                        Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
                        Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
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                        Fuel
                        FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
                        Kingsford Blue and White
                        Rockwood Lump Charcoal
                        Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
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                        Cutlery
                        Buck 119 Special
                        Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
                        Global
                        Shun
                        Wusthof
                        *******
                        Next Major Purchase
                        Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

                      That is a thing of beauty. I would love to have that rolling up into my drive way!

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                      • PaulstheRibList
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                        Dude, Thank you! #Stickburnerfun

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                    Weber Genesis Grill

                    Delta by Nuke burns wood or charcoal and comes with an adjustable height grill grate. This Argentinian grill will get your flame on!

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                    Genesis II E-335 
                    A Versatile Gasser That Does It All!

                    Weber Genesis Grill

                    Weber’s Genesis line has long been one of the most popular choices for gas grillers. The new Genesis II E-335 offers solid performance, a sear burner for sizzling heat and an excellent warranty.

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                    GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

                    grill grates

                    GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily rmoved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

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                    Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

                    PK 360 grill

                    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 beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

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                    Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

                    kareubequ bbq 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.

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                    Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

                    masterbuilt gas smoker

                    This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making 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'.

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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!

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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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