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  • TXpaulie
    Former Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 2
    • San Antonio, TX

    TXpaulie in the house

    Howdy folks! I found this site a few months ago and have referred to it several times. The content is awesome and extremely helpful. I battled the stall last night so today I decided to pony up and join to support this awesome community.

    I'm in Universal City, Texas, just north of San Antonio. I have a Char-Griller Duo (half gas and half charcoal) and received a MasterBuilt 40" electric smoker from my mother for my birthday back in May. The electric smoker is great because it has a digital thermometer and timer so you can really control things while still being busy with kids like I am.

    I married into a family with a long tradition of hunting, farming and barbecuing. My in-laws are masters at traditional Texas smoking and barbecuing. I've got some catching up to do, that's for sure. I've got my ribs down good, but brisket has been a challenge. Oh that dreaded stall. So right now my main goal is to figure out a good timeline/agenda for cooking flats (HOFs) since they are perfect for feeding my family of four. I also need to start cooking up some of my deer left over from last season, or else I won't have room in the freezer for fresh meat.

    This weekend HEB had a special on packers, $1.97 a pound (limit one), so I went back to pick up an extra. ;-) I cut each one in half, so now I have two flats and two thick briskets to work on. Cooked a flat last night, the stall got me and I didn't plan properly. Live and learn, right?

    I'm looking forward to reading the great advice here!
  • SurfsUp
    Charter Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 32
    • Jax Beach
    • Pit Barrel Cooker
      iCelsius Wireless
      Thermapen: Backlit
      Favorite Beer: Bourbon

    #2
    Welcome from Jax Beach, Fla. I got burned on the stall last night on a pork butt as well. Every cook is an adventure and usually a lesson in what not do in the future for me

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    • Papa Bob
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 278
      • stokton ca

      #3
      Did you wrap it?

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      • SurfsUp
        SurfsUp commented
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        For me I did not wrap the butt. I was attempting to go all the way this time without wrapping but my wife and daughter ran out of patience... around 8:30 PM. Can't say I blame them
    • Papa Bob
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 278
      • stokton ca

      #4
      the wife and kids have a way of doing that don't they

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      • Papa Bob
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 278
        • stokton ca

        #5
        by the way TXpaulie welcome from sunny CA.

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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

          #6
          Welcome to The Pit TXPaulie! I lived in Universal City for a few months while I waited for my house to get built on the NW side of San Antonio. That was 13 years ago though and I'm guessing things have changed. Anyhoo, we're excited to have you here. 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 andhere.

          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!

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          • Huskee
            Pit Boss
            • May 2014
            • 14908
            • 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
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              • (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 TXPaulie! That's a great deal you scored on briskets. You TX folks have it good in that regard. #jealous

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            • Jon Solberg
              Former Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 4819

              #8
              Hey Paulie! Welcome

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