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  • RichBrew
    Club Member
    • Feb 2016
    • 59
    • Buford GA

    Hello from Metro Atlanta (Northeast)

    So here is the SHORT version!

    I used to think I didn't like BBQ. I later found out, it was crappy sauce at lots of places, and horrible imitations at chain restaurants that I didn't like. I finally had really good 'real' BBQ at a friends rehearsal dinner at the Fiddlin Pig in Asheville SC in 2009. With the sauce on the side instead of on the meat, i got to taste what BBQ really is, and I loved it! A couple years ago, when my wife and I finally graduated from an apartment to a house, I got a nice weber gas grill, and the rest is history.

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    There were lots of burgers, brats, dogs, steaks, even a pork loin or two. I went through a tank of gas every few weeks. Then a friend asked me to cook some ribs. I'd never done it, and asked him how. He said just put some salt, pepper and onion slices on them, and wrap them in foil. Wrapped in foil? why bother with the grill? Surely there had to be a better way. That's when I found amazingribs.com and the last meal ribs. You can guess what happened next.

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    Everyone was always impressed, but I was never happy. they were just missing something. Last year, my mother bought a condo at the beach. I thought that for my first visit, and her birthday, I would supply a weber kettle for the condo. Of course, I had to crack it open to 'practice' on it the weekend before. My first try at ribs on the kettle blew me away! A few weeks later I got one for myself, a few weeks later discovered the SnS, and I was having a blast!

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    Last weekend, I added a big green egg to the family, and realized that I'm hooked for good. I've admitted to many friends that everything I know, I've learned from Meathead, and after two years, I've probably only managed to read about half the site. the value of what I've learned is worth so much more than the cost of joining the club, that I couldn't justify NOT joining!
  • jharner
    Club Member
    • Jan 2016
    • 1298
    • Louisiana - North West but a coon ass at heart
    • Cookers

      Camp Chef DLX Pellet Grill
      Weber 22.5 Kettle
      Brickman Box Smoker

      Accessories

      Slow N Sear
      Tube Smoker
      Turkey Cannon
      Rib racks
      Weber chimney starter

      Thermometer's

      Maverick ET 735
      Tru Temp 3619n
      Thermapen mk4
      Thermapop

      Favorite Drink

      Free beer
      Coors Light
      Windsor ( Canadian blended whiskey )

    #2
    Welcome to the pit. From the looks of the pics you have a lot to offer.

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    • DWCowles
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 9696
      • 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.

      #3
      Welcome RichBrew

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      • fuzzydaddy
        Charter Member
        • Nov 2014
        • 4972
        • 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.

        #4
        Welcome to The Pit RichBrew! Thanks for sharing the food pictures. I want ribs for breakfast now.

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        • sfrancis353
          Former Member
          • Dec 2015
          • 56
          • Johns Creek, GA

          #5
          That's some solid work on on a Weber. Welcome to the Pit!

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          • Danjohnston949
            In Memoriam
            • Dec 2014
            • 4398
            • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

            #6
            RichBrew, And So It Begins! 👍👍👍👍👍 Eat Well and Prosper! From Fargo ND, Dan

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            • LA Pork Butt
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 5699
              • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

              #7
              Well come to the Pit! You have been a busy cook, and it all looks great!

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              • Jack Burton
                Former Member
                • Feb 2016
                • 12
                • Georgia

                #8
                That is some mighty fine looking food! Welcome from the the south side!

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                • David Parrish
                  Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
                  • May 2014
                  • 4905
                  • Charlotte, NC

                  #9
                  Welcome RichBrew! We're glad you're here.

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

                    #10
                    RichBrew - welcome to The Pit and welcome to The Addiction!

                    I'm a kamado fan myself. I started out on a BGE years ago and i was very happy with it. Great cookers and probably the most versatile backyard cooker around. Congrats on a great cooker.

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                    • Huskee
                      Administrator
                      • May 2014
                      • 15445
                      • central MI, USA
                      • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                        Smokers / Grills
                        • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                        • PBC
                        • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                        • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                        • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
                        • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                        • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                        • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
                        • 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 X4 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.

                      #11
                      Welcome to The Pit RichBrew! Great to have you here. I LOVE the pictures scattered through the intro post. By the way, the pic of the turkey legs looks awfully familiar!

                      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. This will help you learn your way around so you can get the best experience from our forum.

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

                        #12
                        Welcome to The Pit RichBrew . Thanks for sharing the great pictures!

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                        • MBMorgan
                          Club Member
                          • Sep 2015
                          • 6560
                          • 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

                          #13
                          Welcome aboard!

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