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  • Brookie
    Club Member
    • Sep 2016
    • 47
    • Walnut Creek, CA

    Hello from Walnut Creek, Ca

    Hello,
    I joined the Pit after learning about Meathead's AR from a close friend and great cook. I am a retired guy now with time to work on fine tuning my BBQ skills. Been BBQing for a long time. The results were usually good but not always. Recently I was cooking some ribs that looked good but ended up dry and a big disappointment. That was the last straw. Now thanks to AR I am learning how to control my cooking temperatures better and hopefully on my way to more consistent and satisfying results.
    Right now I am running gassers. A Bull Texan and a Webber Genesis. One is at sea level and the other at 6500 feet. I have started my new BBQ adventure with Last Meal Ribs on each grill, primarily to learn temperature control, and will be cooking some more ribs later this week on the Bull BBQ.
    The results so far are great and I am looking forward to more improvement.
    Plus lots of new lingo to learn and apply. Reverse Sear, Texas Cutch, etc. And a whole new list of acronyms and abbreviations to connect with. Yeah!
    Thanks folks I'm enjoying this.
    Best regards,
    Brookie
    PS. Yes, I am a fisherman.
  • 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.

    #2
    Welcome Brookie

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    • FireMan
      Charter Member
      • Jul 2015
      • 7676
      • Bottom of Winnebago

      #3
      As far as acronyms go the most important is MCS. You are just beginning to be under its spell. Woe is thy!
      Welcome aboard & enjoy the ride!

      One of our moderators is a great fisherman, you will soon here the tales of Huskee, fisherguy of the north.

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      • MBMorgan
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 6192
        • 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

        #4
        Welcome to the Pit!

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        • SoCal Smoke
          Former Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 16

          #5
          Grilled or smoked fish is awesome
          !!

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          • fuzzydaddy
            Charter Member
            • Nov 2014
            • 4958
            • 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.

            #6
            Welcome to The Pit Brookie. It's great to have you here and thank you for your support! Nice introduction. Feel free to post some photos of your ribs (we're big fans of photos).

            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:
            • 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.
            • 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)!

            See you around The Pit!

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            • LA Pork Butt
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 5360
              • 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!

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              • kenrobin
                Charter Member
                • Jun 2015
                • 354
                • San Francisco Bay Area
                • Cookers
                  - 18" Weber Smokey Mountain (2000)
                  - Weber Genesis EP-310 (2013-2015)
                  - 22.5" Weber Master Touch (2015)
                  - Traeger Pro Tailgater (2015)
                  - Mak 1 Star General w/ wi-fi (2016)

                  Thermostats
                  - ThermaQ
                  - Thermapen
                  - ChefAlarm
                  - DOT
                  - iGrill2

                #8
                Brookie Welcome to the pit. I'm just up the road from you in Clayton.

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                • OneEyedJack
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2016
                  • 161
                  • Walnut Creek, CA

                  #9
                  Hey Brookie, welcome to the Pit. I think I live in the same county as you. Keep us posted with photos from your cooks.

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                  • Huskee
                    Pit Boss
                    • May 2014
                    • 15005
                    • 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.

                    #10
                    A belated welcome to The Pit Brookie! To help you with the new acronyms, we have a Acronyms & Abbreviations thread, this is also linked to in the homework assignment fuzzydaddy shared with you. Welcome aboard.

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