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  • rasawyer
    Charter Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 3
    • Camp Chef Pellet Grill and Smoker
      Brinkman 5 Burner propane grill
      MasterBuilt Vertical Propane Smoker (used just for sausage and bacon now)
      International Chili Society Member
      Favorite Beer: Shiner Bock
      Sports Teams: Chicago Cubs & Texas Longhorns

    Texan in SoCal

    Hey All... Been using AmazingRibs for a little while now and finally took the step of joining. I have been smoking meat for about 15 years now, although I really started taking it seriously about 5 years back. Now using a CampChef Pellet Smoker which I purchased primarily based on the review here on AmazingRibs. Love that thing. Also still have my old piece of crap MasterBuilt Vertical propane smoker that still works great for my homemade sausage and making my own bacon. If I had only one cook left in my life, it would have to be brisket using pecan wood. I will smoke anything and love ribs, pulled pork, chicken, even silly California tri-tip, but brisket is the definition of BBQ

    I also am a chili cook and compete in a few chili cookoffs a year. Won one last April at the TexasExes Chili Cookoff here in LA.
    I am originally from the great state of Texas, although I have not lived there in about 25 years. I have now lived in the Los Angeles area for about 15 years where I am a software engineer. I'm an avid baseball fan and nothing is better than watching a Cubs game, drinking a beer, and watching my smoker.

    I really look forward to seeing and sharing recipes and techniques on here and seeing what everyone is up to.
  • Jerod Broussard
    Moderator
    • Jun 2014
    • 9680
    • East Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
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      Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
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      Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
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      Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
      B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
      B & B Pellets

    #2
    Welcome and thanks for the support. I have been in east Texas since 2001. Originally from southwest Louisiana.

    I am certain it takes quite a bit of alcohol to "enjoy" watching the Cubs.

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    • Jon Solberg
      Former Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 4819

      #3
      Hey there rasawyer. WELCOME

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      • David Parrish
        Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
        • May 2014
        • 5036
        • 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

        #4
        Welcome to The Pit Rasawyer! 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.

        After that we'd like to know more about you. Head over to the General Discussion channel and dive into the mix... Post your latest cook in the Recipes and Techniques channel(with pics!).... Tell us about your latest restaurant BBQ experience.... make yourself at home!

        MH posted a chili recipe here in The Pit that isn't live on the site yet. He's asking for member feedback. You should try it out!

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        • _John_
          Former Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 2447

          #5
          Welcome, I do love some good chili, hopefully you're willing to share some of those recipes!

          Oh, and i'll just put this here...

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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

            #6
            Hook 'Em! Class of '85, Texas Ex Life Member and lived in the South Bay for about 15 years until 2 1/2 years ago.

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            John, you must be an Aggie or a Sooner to think that inverting that would bother any stalwart Longhorn. Although, having been born a Jayhawk, I can't believe they'd let either into Kansas or Missouri.

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            • rasawyer
              rasawyer commented
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              Howdy "The Burn"... we would have been in Austin together as I started there fall of '84. Nice to meet you. Hook 'EM!

            • _John_
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              Missed it, Arkansas. If that doesn't bother you, I was in 2nd grade when you graduated, i'm sure a LOT has changed
          • Christobol
            Charter Member
            • Aug 2014
            • 19
            • OC, CA
            • Vision Grills Classic B Kamado Gril w/mods to limit leaks
              Weber Genesis S-330
              Custom Built Sous Vide Machine
              Sansaire Sous Vide
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              CyberQ Wifi mounted to Vision Kamado
              iCelsius Dual BBQ Probes - soon to arrive
              Epica ES432 Fast Pen Thermometer
              Actron CP876 Infrared
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              Beer: any double IPA, Reds, or unfiltered wheat for hotter days
              Wine: Big Red Cabernets
              Texan stuck in Socal

            #7
            Welcome! Funny, my signature says 'Texan in Socal' as well. Like you, I've been out here quite awhile, about 18 years but I still go back one or twice a year to see family.

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            • rasawyer
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              HA! Well nice to meet you!

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