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  • stroosa
    Club Member
    • Dec 2015
    • 21

    The obsession

    Long time follower, first time poster. I joined the The Pit over the winter and with the business of moving from Indy to west MI over the last few months, haven't made much time for introductions or dedicated near enough time to the business of grilling/smoking. That's finally changing!

    A few years ago, with a couple of little ones at home, I found myself needing a hobby that didn't stray too far from the house. What better way than to start smoking meat?!? I stumbled across this site and have been hooked ever since. Started out with a gasser from Gander a few years ago. After getting moved and starting to settle in, I began muttering to my lovely wife that pulled pork and ribs would probably be way better if cooked on a kettle and that maybe we've been missing out. I was recently rewarded with my favorite Father's Day present to date, a 22-in. Webber Kettle (copper of course). When the SnS showed up a few days later, I had to explain that this tool was an absolutely essential piece of the puzzle. After an eye roll, I was off and grilling! Just burgers and some pork chops to date on the kettle, but there is a 12-lb packer dry brining in the fridge that is going on tonight. First time with brisket, so looking forward to it! After reading and rereading the information posted on this site with regard to brisket and the information provided by the good folks at ABC, I'm about as prepped as I can be. As an engineer by trade, unknowns have a tendency to drive me crazy, but we have to crawl before we walk. Hope to get some pictures posted of that brisket as it is going.

    Thanks to all for participating and maintaining this amazing site. I've never thought too much of FB or other social media, so my wife laughs and is happy that I've finally found my place. All thanks to AR! (BTW...the AR temperature chart is the only thing mounted on our fridge, and it gets great feedback by all who have seen it!)
  • fuzzydaddy
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 4977
    • 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, 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.

    #2
    Welcome to The Pit stroosa! I enjoyed your introduction. All the best on your brisket smoke and post some photos if you would. See you around The Pit. +1 on the copper (that's what I have).

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    • MBMorgan
      Club Member
      • Sep 2015
      • 6708
      • 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

      #3
      Welcome aboard!

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

        #4
        Welcome to The Pit and welcome to The Obsession!

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        • Thunder77
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 2886
          • Halethorpe, MD
          • Weber 26.75" Kettle with SnS. Broil King Baron 5 burner. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Primo Oval Junior. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

          #5
          Welcome to the Pit! We're glad you're here!

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          • DWCowles
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 9702
            • 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.

            #6
            Welcome stroosa

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            • LA Pork Butt
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 5871
              • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

              #7
              Welcome to the Pit! Don't remain a stranger. Check in and post regularly.

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              • Huskee
                Administrator
                • May 2014
                • 15754
                • 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.

                #8
                Welcome to The Pit stroosa! I agree, that was a great intro! Thank you for joining up and supporting us. Congrats on the new kettle and SnS, I too have the copper one, such a beauty. I hope you have a great brisket cook! If you follow Meathead's recipe & advice, and ABCbarbecue.com's SnS-specific instructions, there's no way it won't turn out. ... and if by chance you want someone to taste test it, I am in central MI, so likely not too awful far from you.

                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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                • jharner
                  Club Member
                  • Jan 2016
                  • 1310
                  • 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 )

                  #9
                  Welcome to the pit, enjoy the Wikipedia of BBQ.

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                  • stroosa
                    Club Member
                    • Dec 2015
                    • 21

                    #10
                    Thanks for the welcome! That brisket turned out great! Some pics are posted over in the Kettle section.

                    Huskee, I will keep that in mind next time I am in need of Guinea pigs! I grew up less than 15 miles from the marker for the "middle of the mitten," and know central MI all too well!

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                    • Huskee
                      Administrator
                      • May 2014
                      • 15754
                      • 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
                      Originally posted by stroosa View Post
                      Thanks for the welcome! That brisket turned out great! Some pics are posted over in the Kettle section.

                      Huskee, I will keep that in mind next time I am in need of Guinea pigs! I grew up less than 15 miles from the marker for the "middle of the mitten," and know central MI all too well!
                      Where & when exactly?? Wondering if we might know each other.

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                      • stroosa
                        Club Member
                        • Dec 2015
                        • 21

                        #12
                        I was a Huskie (too!) and left the area in '99. My folks still live there though. At a minimum, I am sure we know some of the same people! Hard not to in those towns.

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                        • Huskee
                          Administrator
                          • May 2014
                          • 15754
                          • 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.

                          #13
                          Originally posted by stroosa View Post
                          I was a Huskie (too!) and left the area in '99. My folks still live there though. At a minimum, I am sure we know some of the same people! Hard not to in those towns.
                          Ok I'll ask, what town(s) are you from? High school graduation year? PM me please if you don't wanna talk about specifics in the open.

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