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    Hello from Pittsburgh!

    Hey All,

    This is an apply named *amazing* site, and i'm excited to be a part of the club. Already I've gotten my money's worth with the seminars and information.

    A little about me:

    I'm a graduate of Pittsburgh's Culinary Institute (Le Cordon Bleu), and have worked everywhere from a AAA 5 Diamond Restaurant, to wedding catering and ala carte. Currently I work an office job during the week, but I've gotten barbecue fever over the past year.

    I've been having a lot of fun trying different things with ribs, brisket, etc., and look forward to interacting with you all!

    WELCOME! Looking forward to learning from you! Looking forward to seeing pics of your cooks and such!


      Welcome to the Pit! It is great fun.What are you cooking on? I cook on a BGE and when visiting my son a 26" Weber Kettle. At my son-in-law's it is a Joe Jr. I have the fever, too.


      • cdarv
        cdarv commented
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        Right now i have a Masterbuilt Electric (i know, i know!). I'm either going to be getting a weber 22", and/or converting a 55 gallon drum into a horizontal smoker setup, now that i have the charcoal bug in me.

      • LA Pork Butt
        LA Pork Butt commented
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        Some of the best chickennInever tasted was on a split 55 gal drum.

      Welcome cdarv! We're glad you're here. Why did you transition from restaurant to office work?


      • cdarv
        cdarv commented
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        Hey thanks! I'm a big fan of the SnS concept by the way. i might be getting a setup for it soon with a weber 22" (although i should probably wait until after winter)!

        As for the industry switch, i actually still do cater on the weekends, but i had a very good opportunity to make an industry switch (pays the bills, heh). One day I may go back into cooking as a business owner, but that will probably be after i pay down the rest of these school loans!

      • David Parrish
        David Parrish commented
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        Trust me, I know about having to pay the bills =)

      cdarv, Welcome to the Pit! You are going to like it Here! I learn something every day! 👍👍👍👍👍. Have Fun, Dan


      • Danjohnston949
        Danjohnston949 commented
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        cdarv, Thanks for the Like! I recently acquired a Weber Performer Deluxe(propane igniter) on a cart and a S 'n S I love both of them! You can see my Post and Rating on Amazon it went up on Monday! Dan

      • cdarv
        cdarv commented
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        I'll check it out! Thanks!

      Welcome to The Pit cdarv! I look forward to learning more from you than I can share!

      Since this is your first post, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains a few how-tos and please-dos.

      Also, it's very important that you add the domain AmazingRibs.com to your email safe list in case you are ever drawn as our monthly Gold Medal Giveaway winner!

      Hope to hear & see more from you!


      • cdarv
        cdarv commented
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        Thanks so much @Huskee!

        I went through it and did most of it by now. let me know if I missed anything!


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