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    Tony from Colorado

    Hello Everyone,

    I frequent Amazing Ribs very often and recommend all of my friends to it when they have BBQ questions. I am pretty much our resident expert. I am an avid amateur that likes to entertain for friends by BBQing as much as I can.

    I am in the US Army as a Company Commander with a total of 26 years of service. I am retiring next year and have noticed that Colorado Springs has a shortage of BBQ stores, not restaurants mind you, but stores that sell the materials that we use. I plan on opening a shop here in the Springs selling grills, smokers, sauces and rubs and the assorted items that make us great BBQers.

    Whenever I want to try something new, this is the first website I hit, looking for new and interesting recipes. I started on brisket, taught to me by a friend in Germany, who in turn was taught by a GERMAN! I worked and researched recipes and techniques on how to make a great brisket and my friends and family tell me that I make a great brisket, and some of them are from Texas! I then moved on to mastering pulled pork. I personally think I make the best pulled pork that I have ever had, and this has been supported by people from the Carolinas and other Southern States.

    Ribs were always my Achilles Heel. It wasn't until I found the Last Meal Ribs that I finally mastered pork ribs. I don't want to give away all of my secrets yet, but they are pretty damn good....

    Last year I finally smoked a turkey and it was glorious! I smoked it on my Egg and it was easily one of the best Christmas Dinners I have had!

    I learned to grill vegetables, and now I am known for making the entire meal on the grill. I think nothing is better than grilled Vidalia Onions! I figured out how to make fire-blacked peppers and now my fajitas are unbelievable!

    I dislike seafood (maybe because I am Catholic?), but it has never stopped me from making it since the rest of my family loves it. I have grilled lobster tail, crab legs, shrimp and fresh water fish.

    Pizza on the grill? Fugetaboutit! I make my own dough and have made many different types of pizza. My favorite is BBQ Chicken with Jalapenos, ala' Schlotskis! It is a staple at our house!

    My goals are to do a whole pig, tri-tips, master beef short ribs and wild game. I am sure there is more out there for me to give a try!

    I use a Vision Egg ($500 at CostCo), a Charbroil Infrared 4 burner gas grill, Charbroil Big Easy and a Kingsford Cheap Offset Smoker that I modified from this website. I live in a townhouse currently, but we are buying a bigger house soon and I will be building an outdoor kitchen with a serious smoker and pizza oven.

    I am a BMW, well, I guess fanatic is a proper word here, and am a member of a great BMW Club, BMWCCA and ///M Flight. I am the father of two wonderful teenagers, one of which wants to be a professional chef and has learned as much about BBQing as I have.

    I am an avid researcher and am constantly researching new recipes and techniques. I am not afraid of trying anything, at least once....

    I am happy to meet all of you fanatics and look forward to learning as much as I can!

    Welcome to the Club Sarge! That's quite a portfolio you have there. You will be a welcomed asset here! We look forward to your tips and suggestions, and even any questions you may have. Great job on your signature too by the way.

    Kudos on opening a grill supply store, sounds like you have an excellent backing to help you provide quality equipment, supplies and advice to folks--wish you the best there! Again, welcome!


      Welcome to The Pit Tony! So are you a First Sergeant? I'm confused by the CC and the Sarge name.

      I'm a BMW fan myself, though I traded mine in for a truck a year ago. Maybe I'll get another one day.

      You should check out tritip at Costco. I've seen it sold at more than one.


        No, I am a Company Commander. I did OCS about 10 years ago and that has been my screen name since 1995 on AOL...lol. I haven't been to Costco lately, I will have to make a run and check them out!


          Originally posted by sargetony View Post
          No, I am a Company Commander. I did OCS about 10 years ago and that has been my screen name since 1995 on AOL...lol. I haven't been to Costco lately, I will have to make a run and check them out!

          Roger that. I was in from 96 to 05. OTS at Maxwell AFB.


            Hey Sarge! Welcome



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