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  • MyFellowMerkins
    Club Member
    • Aug 2016
    • 4

    I blame all of you for this....

    For the money I am about to spend. MyFellowMerkins from Central NC. Got a Brinkmann Gourmet charcoal smoker on a whim last Halloween (because I didn't know how to buy a smoker) , made terrible ribs twice, said forget that noise, someone mentioned I check out this website before I give up. Now I'm a member, modding my smoker, making delicious ribs and sauces and realizing I've been grilling steaks all wrong my entire life.

    All your fault, and thanks!

    - Merkins
  • EdF
    EdF
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 3207
    • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
      Karubeque C-60
      Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
      TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
      Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
      Thermapen
      Thermapen Air
      ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
      Thermoworks Hi temp IR
      BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
      Various other stuff

    #2
    Welcome to the Path, Grasshopper. You can never leave the Path once you step onto it!

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    • MarkinJHawkland
      Former Member
      • Aug 2016
      • 30

      #3
      HA HA! Yes this place is full of enablers.

      I've already bought two cookers this summer and have my eyes on others.

      Now I've discovered that I can get into Restaurant Depot with my KCBS membership. So of course now I have $160 worth of pork and beef to cook.

      I getting fat to boot.

      Look out it's a slippery slope.

      Mark N

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      • Breadhead
        Breadhead commented
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        You Sir have full blown MCS... And there's no cure! Start adding patio or deck space now.😉
    • MyFellowMerkins
      Club Member
      • Aug 2016
      • 4

      #4
      The Path .... winding and interesting for sure. I am about to add top and bottom vents to my smoker, a better thermometer, a bottom rack for charcoal to elevate it, a seal around the lid to stop leakage, and maybe one day in the future a port for a remote meat thermometer, but I'm not going crazy yet with that one extra hole.

      I've now got my own sauce recipe that I made by playing around with a few I found here and modifying to my taste, I now have a strong opinion on wood vs. charcoal vs. gas and smoking salmon is my next step.

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      • MyFellowMerkins
        Club Member
        • Aug 2016
        • 4

        #5
        There is a processor/butcher 20 minutes from me that only serves local farms. They also have a storefront, I can get a full rack of spare ribs for $10, baby back for $12, a tri-tip or brisket for half what the grocery stores charge. Limited hours, but you do what you can!

        If I keep this up, my answer when asked why I stopped smoking meats will be "I got tired of building things."

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        • Thunder77
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 2747
          • 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

          #6
          Welcome to the Pit from Baltimore! There's a reason we call it The "PIT". It's got really steep, slippery sides, and once you're in, you can't get out! We have a lot of fun here, though!

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          • gcdmd
            Charter Member
            • Sep 2014
            • 1019
            • The Republic of Texas

            #7
            I blame all of you for this....
            We have no defense...

            ...and no apologies.
            Last edited by gcdmd; September 3, 2016, 12:47 PM.

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            • MBMorgan
              Club Member
              • Sep 2015
              • 6191
              • 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

                > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
                > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
                > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

              #8
              Welcome to the Pit!

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              • DWCowles
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 9709
                • 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.

                #9
                Welcome MyFellowMerkins

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                • fuzzydaddy
                  Charter Member
                  • Nov 2014
                  • 4957
                  • Winchester TN
                  • Hardware
                    Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado.
                    Slow 'N Sear Kettle Grill.
                    Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0), DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
                    Weber Chimney starters (regular and half).
                    Joule.
                    GrillGrates, GrateGriddles.
                    Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
                    ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

                    Consumables / Favorites
                    KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks)
                    Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins.
                    SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
                    MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPOG.

                  #10
                  Welcome aboard MyFellowMerkins!

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                  • Mosca
                    Charter Member
                    • Oct 2014
                    • 3357
                    • PA
                    • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

                    #11
                    Haha, nice handle.

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                    • Huskee
                      Pit Boss
                      • May 2014
                      • 14988
                      • 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
                        • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
                        • (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.

                      #12
                      Welcome to The Pit MyFellowMerkins! Great to have you here. We're glad you've upped your ribs game. Leave it to a website named AmazingRibs to help you with that!

                      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:
                      1. Give us an email address you actually use. You can set or change your email on file with us by clicking your name in the upper-right, then User Settings, then the Notifications tab.
                      2. Add the domain AmazingRibs.com to your email safe list. We NEVER spam! This is important to receive notices about your account, such as if you’re up for renewal or are ever drawn as our monthly Gold Medal Giveaway winner (we’d hate to have to pick another person because you don’t answer us)!


                      Hope to hear & see more from you!

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                      • RickyBobby
                        Club Member
                        • Jul 2016
                        • 436
                        • Kingwood, Texas

                        #13
                        Welcome to the Pit! Nothing but great folks, great recipes, and awesome advice !

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                        • FireMan
                          Charter Member
                          • Jul 2015
                          • 7674
                          • Bottom of Winnebago

                          #14
                          Is'nt it just great, cooking wonderful tasting food after you have spent a great deal of time wrecking food. Welcome aboard & enjoy the ride!

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                          • MyFellowMerkins
                            Club Member
                            • Aug 2016
                            • 4

                            #15
                            Thanks Mosca, a lot of time and effort went into picking out that name

                            Email is valid!

                            I'm looking forward to this. I am modding my Brinkmann over the next few weeks, basically turning it into a better version of the WSM, I'll post some pics when I am done.

                            Thanks everyone!

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