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  • MarkD
    Club Member
    • Jan 2016
    • 35
    • Perth Amboy, NJ
    • Weber Summit Silver
      Weber Smokey Mountain
      iGrill2 Thermometer
      Guinness
      Working Dog Wine - Cab Franc

    Hello from Perth Amboy, NJ!

    Hello everyone! Mark here. My girlfriend gave me a Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker for Christmas and I'm learning how to use it. Best advice I was given from my friend Adam was this website. I read through some of the articles and did my first smoke...baby back ribs using the "Last Meal Ribs: The Best Barbecue Ribs You've Ever Tasted!" recipe. They came out great for a first timer and my friends who ate them didn't spit them out and still talk with me, so I guess all went well! Seriously, they came out great and I was very happy as a first time smoker/BBQ/griller (whatever you call it). I've been using a grill for 30+ years...a hack really - typical back yard BBQ items, but never smoking and what I see here as real BBQ.

    This weekend I'm doing a beef brisket and I have been reading up on the Texas Style recipe and the Texas Crutch. I'm picking up my brisket tonight. We will see how things turn out, but I have to say I feel confident to do this after reading these two articles.

    I can't wait to learn from all of you!
  • SaturdayShoppe
    Former Member
    • Nov 2015
    • 98
    • Just North of Green Bay, Wisconsin

    #2
    Hello MarkD ! Be sure to post some pictures. Are you considering using meatheads Big Bad Beef Rub?

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    • MarkD
      MarkD commented
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      Hi SaturdayShoppe ! Yes, I am using Meathead's Big Bad Beef Rub! I just bought all my missing ingredients tonoght!
  • fuzzydaddy
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 4970
    • Winchester TN
    • Hardware
      Blackstone 36” Griddle.
      Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado & Kettle Grill.
      Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0).
      DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
      Weber Chimney Starters (regular and compact).
      Joule, Instant Accu Slim.
      GrillGrates.
      Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
      ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

      Consumables / Favorites
      KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks), B&B Hardwood Briquettes when I'm out of Weber.
      Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins, Shrimp, Fajitas.
      SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
      MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPG.

    #3
    Welcome to the Pit MarkD. Glad you're here.

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    • DWCowles
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 9703
      • 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.

      #4
      Welcome MarkD

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      • MBMorgan
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 6435
        • Colorado
        • > Weber Genesis EP-330
          > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
          > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
          > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
          > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
          to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
          > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
          > Thermoworks Smoke
          > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
          > Thermoworks Thermapen
          > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
          > Anova sous vide circulator
          > Searzall torch
          > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

        #5
        Welcome aboard!

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

          #6
          Welcome to The Pit Mark. We're glad you're here. Sounds like you have a great girlfriend and friend. Good luck and have fun learning to master your WSM!

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          • LA Pork Butt
            Charter Member
            • Dec 2014
            • 5587
            • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

            #7
            Welcome to fun in the Pit!

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            • Danjohnston949
              Former Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 4418
              • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

              #8
              MarkD, Welcome to the Pit! Good Fortune with the Brisket! Use Good Thermometers (Digital) one for the Brisket and one for your Smoker Grate! Let the Thermometer overrule the Clock! Eat well and Prosper! From Fargo ND, Dan

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              • MarkD
                MarkD commented
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                Thanks for the advice! I have an igrill2, so a meat probe and ambient probe on the grate. Will use the 3rd as an ambient one on the bottom rack
            • gwschenk
              Club Member
              • Aug 2015
              • 182
              • Sierra Madre, Calif.
              • Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5", Weber kettle 22", Thermoworks Thermopop and DOT

              #9
              Howdy. The Weber Smokey Mountain is a great smoker. As more or less a rookie I can tell you that the learning curve is quick. Sounds like you're off to a great start. I found that smoking chickens was a great way to learn the WSM. They are cheap and tasty.

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              • Huskee
                Administrator
                • May 2014
                • 15426
                • 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.

                #10
                Welcome to The Pit MarkD! Great to have you here, you're in good company. We'll be watching for pictures of that brisket!

                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!

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                • MarkD
                  MarkD commented
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                  Thanks. I think I set up my signature right. Good point on searching first. Will have to do that.

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