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Hello from delaware. That large suburb south of philly.

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  • PhilEStake
    Charter Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 4
    • Brinkmann Trailmaster offset grill/smoker
      6 pack of Hop Devil
      Various cuts of meat

    Hello from delaware. That large suburb south of philly.

    Well, new to the whole smoking thing. I've always been a big griller, so this seemed the next step to kick up my bbq. I feel as if there are two time periods in this year that I've been using my smoker, before ar.com and after. Before there was inedible smoked (way too much smoke) chicken, and less than stellar 3-2-1 ribs. Now while I do kinda pride myself on my rubs, brines, and marinades, this site has the technical knowledge that was lacking everywhere else. Seems like a lot of those "smoking" cookbooks leave things out on purpose. So, after realizing how much i was using this site, decided to join the pitmaster club. So hopefully I will be able to share in my trials and tribulations of a fairly new smoker, and all that that entails. I'm already planning on modifying my smoker, and taking on full brisket.
  • David Parrish
    Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
    • May 2014
    • 5038
    • Charlotte, NC
      • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
      • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
      • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
      • LOTS of accessories
      • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
      • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
      • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
      • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
      • President/Owner - SnS Grills

    #2
    Welcome to The Pit Phil! When you have a moment, check out my Welcome letter and tips topics, which will help you complete your signature (Tip#1). They're here and here.

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    • Jon Solberg
      Former Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 4819

      #3
      Hey there Phil. Looking forward to some pics of the mods and food! WELCOME

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      • Marauderer
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 1471
        • Powder Springs, Georgia
        • [ATTACH=CONFIG]temp_6496_1424176307798_786[/ATTACH] Barry
          Powder Springs, GA

          Weber S470 with smoker box and insulated custom cover
          RecTec w/grilling mat, front shelf, cover, Nomex Sealing Gasket, Hurd Downdraft Hood, Fuller's Earth,oversize wheels
          GMG Davy Crockett Wifi
          Blackstone 1575
          Seville Classics Rolling Workbench
          Grill Grates searing kit
          (2) Maverick ET-732
          Thermopen Classic w/glo case, Thermopop, Time Stick, Extra Big and Loud Timer, Chef Alarm
          Wine maker from kits, Merlot, Liebfraumilch, N.Z. Pinot Noir, and some other fuity tuity wines that are great with "Q"
          PickleMeister
          Pampered Chef Knives
          All Clad BD5
          Tyent Water Ionizer

          I want a "Stick Burner"!! Looking at Lang 36" Hybrid Deluxe. Either patio or trailer haven't made up my mind.

        #4
        Hi Phil!! Welcome, you are going to like it here so jump in and enjoy!!

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        • The Burn
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 990
          • West Chester, PA
          • Gas Grill: NXR Tabletop/Portable Propane
            Charcoal: Weber Performer Silver (i.e., 22.5")
            Charcoal: Weber OTG 22.5"

            Kettle Accessories: Slow 'n Sear, Smokenator and Vortex and bound to be more on the way
            Smoker: GOSM Propane 38" 2-drawer
            Pellet: CampChef/Browning Deluxe PGP24LTD

            Thermometer: 2 Mavericks, Red backlit Thermapen
            Anova Wi-Fi Sous Vide

          #5
          Howdy neighbor - depending on where in DE you are. I'm in West Chester, PA, just down the road from Wilmington. Living near the home of cheesesteak and soft pretzel fanatics, we may not have great BBQ joints to eat at or even as much local access to grill/BBQ equipment, but that doesn't stop us from churning out our own good Q, does it.

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          • PhilEStake
            Charter Member
            • Aug 2014
            • 4
            • Brinkmann Trailmaster offset grill/smoker
              6 pack of Hop Devil
              Various cuts of meat

            #6
            I'm not too far from you, the Newark area. I know what you mean about being limited when it comes to bbq. Fortunately, i am actually starting to get a pretty consistent legit pulled pork.

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            • Huskee
              Pit Boss
              • May 2014
              • 15021
              • central MI, USA
              • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

                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.

              #7
              Welcome Phil! I'm a little late to the party but I like to make fashionable entrances. Sometimes I twirl.

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              • jholmgren
                Founding Member
                • Aug 2014
                • 288
                • York, PA
                • -Jim

                  *Kamado Joe "Classic Joe"*
                  *Weber Spirit (for quick weeknight cooks)*
                  *Cyber Q Wi-Fi temp controller for overnight cooks*
                  *ThermaPen Instant* *Thermapen Chef Alarm* ...and pretty much any wheat beer!

                #8
                Originally posted by The Burn View Post
                Howdy neighbor - depending on where in DE you are. I'm in West Chester, PA, just down the road from Wilmington. Living near the home of cheesesteak and soft pretzel fanatics, we may not have great BBQ joints to eat at or even as much local access to grill/BBQ equipment, but that doesn't stop us from churning out our own good Q, does it.
                I was born in West Chester, live in York now.

                Now that I'm thinking about West Chester - I think I need to get myself back over there for a Jimmy John's hot dog (the REAL Jimmy John's - not the chain sandwich shop of the same name). I thought I saw they had a fire a few years back, hopefully they've re-opened by now. Not really BBQ-related, but takes me way back to when I was in grade school and my dad would take me if I got all A's on my report card.

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                • PhilEStake
                  PhilEStake commented
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                  you can enjoy a jimmy john's with out the drive. After the fire, i was worried that they wouldn't ever rebuild. So after a lot of research I found out that their special frankfurters are dietz and watson knockwurst. Boil it, and put it on a schmidts potato roll, and you are good to go.

                • jholmgren
                  jholmgren commented
                  Editing a comment
                  O.M.G. I think I'll be stopping at the local grocery store tonight to look for D&W knockwurst. THANKS!!!!

                • Paulie Brisket
                  Paulie Brisket commented
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                  Just wanted to jump in and wave my hat at the fellow West Chester Pennsylvanian's! Grew up on Westtown rd just down the street from the current owners of Jimmy John's.
              • Papa Bob
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 278
                • stokton ca

                #9
                welcome from sunny California, you will love this part of the site the information is great and the people are better.

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