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  • AFlores5
    Club Member
    • Dec 2015
    • 5
    • Southern Cal

    Greetings from Southern Cal

    Hi, I'm new to smoking food and just joined this evening. Thank you for all the great information this site provides, especially for newcomers. I'm looking forward to learning from all of you.

    Thanks again!

  • fuzzydaddy
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 4958
    • Winchester TN
    • Hardware
      Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado.
      Slow 'N Sear Kettle Grill.
      Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0), DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
      Weber Chimney starters (regular and half).
      GrillGrates, GrateGriddles.
      Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
      ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

      Consumables / Favorites
      KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks)
      Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins.
      SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
      MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPOG.

    Welcome to The Pit AFlores5! Glad to have you here. I was new only a year ago and I've both learned a lot and cooked some delicious food. Looking forward to hearing about your cooks and see some pictures!


    • Danjohnston949
      Former Member
      • Dec 2014
      • 4419
      • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

      @AFioresS, Welcome to The Pit! Art, you are in the right place Now! 👍👍🐷👍👍. From Fargo ND, Dan


      • LA Pork Butt
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 5364
        • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

        @AFloresS welcome to learning in the Pit! What are you cooking on?


        • AFlores5
          AFlores5 commented
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          hey LA PB thanks for the welcome. I'm cooking on a Smoke Hollow 44 inch gasser and so far so good. Im struggling a bit with the temp being too high so i bought a new hose with an adjustable valve to try and remedy that. I'll let you know how it goes.thanks !

        • LA Pork Butt
          LA Pork Butt commented
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          @AFloresS While you are in the pit click on Forums and scroll down to gas grills, and you will finds lots of tips.
      • Huskee
        Pit Boss
        • May 2014
        • 15011
        • 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)

          • (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

          • 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

          • 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)

          • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

        Welcome to The Pit AFlores5 / Art! Great to have you here with us and thank you for the support. What are you using for equipment, and what are some of your goals regarding BBQ skills and equipment?

        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.

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        Hope to hear & see more from you!


        • AFlores5
          AFlores5 commented
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          Thanks for the welcome! I recently bought a Smoke Hollow 44 inch Gasser and so far i've managed to smoke ribs, chicken thighs and a few pork butts.It's been really enjoyable and my family and friends say the food has been good. I on the other hand am my biggest critic and I think it can always be improved. Im quickly realizing the the strength of different types of wood and I need to be better at pairing the right wood for the right meats... I smoked two tri tips with mesquite on Thanksgiving and i felt they were too strong.... My guest ate almost all of it and said it was fine but i didn't think the same. I'll keep experimenting and update. Thanks again.

        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
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          AFlores5 Cool! In order of lightest to strongest, I like to use oak on beef, and pecan and hickory are popular with it too. My favorite right now is oak + cherry wood for beef. Otherwise apple and ash are my standbys for most other things. Those kinda things can be very subjective and then some folks don't care what wood they use. It's a fun process learning those things.

        • Livermoron
          Livermoron commented
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          I agree with Huskee...the experimentation with smoke is pretty exciting to me. I go with oak on beef, apple/hickory on the bacon, and apple on pork and turkey.

          Still figuring out chicken. Most of the chicken we eat is thighs marinated in MHs Kolbe recipe and served on lettuce wraps. Outta sight!
      • Jon Solberg
        Former Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 4819

        Welcome AF!


        • DWCowles
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 9709
          • Smiths Grove, Ky
          • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

          Welcome AFlores5


          • SaturdayShoppe
            Former Member
            • Nov 2015
            • 98
            • Just North of Green Bay, Wisconsin

            Hello Art! Recipes and pictures are always appreciated. Do you have a favorite butcher shop?


            • smokinfatties
              Former Member
              • Oct 2015
              • 521
              • Upland, CA

              Welcome Art! Cheers from Los Angeles! AFlores5


              • BigBear
                Former Member
                • Sep 2015
                • 657
                • Dallas-Ft. Worth

                Welcome to The Pit Art. Glad you're here!


                • gwschenk
                  Club Member
                  • Aug 2015
                  • 181
                  • Sierra Madre, Calif.
                  • Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5", Weber kettle 22", Thermoworks Thermopop and DOT

                  Welcome! But don't give away our little secret. The best BBQ is in California.


                  • 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

                    Welcome AFlores5! We're glad you're here.


                    • CeramicChef
                      Former Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 1184
                      • OKC, OK

                      Welcome to The Pit and welcome to The Addiction! Lots of good info here and a friendly crowd.


                      • PappyBBQ
                        Charter Member
                        • May 2015
                        • 497
                        • Los Angeles
                        • Equipment:
                          Brinkman Gas/Charcoal duo with offset firebox
                          Pit Barrel Cooker
                          Maverick Remote Temperature Gizmo with Pit and meat probes
                          Thermopen Instant thermo

                        Welcome to a fellow So. Californian! I'm in West LA (Rancho Park). How 'bout you? Favorite butcher shop?


                        • AFlores5
                          Club Member
                          • Dec 2015
                          • 5
                          • Southern Cal

                          Hey All,

                          I realize its been sometime since Ive posted anything and i know I've been missing out on some great info. I'm looking at moving from my gas smoker to a pellet smoker/grill. Ive read many reviews and Im leaning toward the Camp Chef Woodwind with the optional sear box. Any thoughts on that... I appreciate any feedback you can offer friends.



                          • Nate
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