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Patrick (they call me Shush) from Northern Virginia

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  • shush
    Club Member
    • Sep 2016
    • 142
    • Northern Virginia
    • RecTec RT-680
      Brinkmann Bullet (Electric)
      Maverick ET-732

    Patrick (they call me Shush) from Northern Virginia

    I have been messing around the last few years with this smoking concept. My wife bought me a Brinkmann Bullet style, electric smoker for Father's day. I used it a few times, mostly for ribs, salmon, and the occasional Pork Butt. But I had no idea what I was doing. I'd looked up things on the Internet, learned about the Texas Crutch (3-2-1), etc. But never took it seriously. Most of the time, I turned out good to decent food. I started chatting with some folks on-line, bought a couple of Thermapens, a Maverick, and invested in a RecTec 680. The RecTec just got here a week or so ago, and it has already done ribs, pork chops, and this week 3 Butts for a party. I have to say, I never thought I would enjoy sitting around and watching a closed smoker/grill. My formative years were in Wisconsin, where I learned to drink like a 'sconsie. I try not to drink too much while I'm cooking because I fear I'll forget something. But I am learning that some things are more forgiving than others. I just got Meathead's book, and learned soooo much in the first 48 pages. The read is smooth and easy. Anyway, I'll be sure to read/comment on others posts as well as ask some questions of my own.
  • AZRedneck
    Club Member
    • Sep 2016
    • 360
    • Arizona. 90 miles from water and 9 miles from hell.
    • Pit Barrel Cooker
      Weber Kettle 22.5
      CharBroil Gasser 5 burners
      3 x Thermapen
      MAV 732
      Anova Sous Vide

    Welcome to the Pit!


    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 12709
      • Near Richmond VA
      • Weber Performer Deluxe
        Pizza insert
        Smokenator 1000
        Cookshack Smokette Elite
        2 Thermapens
        lots of probes.

      Welcome from another Virginian. Sorry, but I can't help with your RecTec.


      • Bob's BBQ
        Club Member
        • Jan 2016
        • 496
        • Wisconsin

        Welcome from another life long Wisconsinite!


        • FireMan
          FireMan commented
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          Pardon the excitement here, but he is not a life long 'sconsie. He is a defector, sorta kinda. That's OK.
          I wonder if North Virginia is anything like Up Nort Wisconsin? I wonder if they talk funny up there? Then again we talk funny everywhere.

        • Bob's BBQ
          Bob's BBQ commented
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          Up Nort here we still embrace our defectors don't cha know. We talk fine, it's the rest of the country that talks funny, eh. I'm off to get a drink from the bubbler!

        • shush
          shush commented
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          So, defector? Not so much. I was born in VA. Moved to WI when my folks split, learned how to be a decent human being in WI, then moved back to VA because of work/education. I was lovingly adopted by my Wisconsin friends, and still consider myself a Wisconsinite. Just misplaced, not defected.
      • FireMan
        Charter Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 7678
        • Bottom of Winnebago

        Welcome aboard Patrick, they call you shush! You just opened the box to smokin/grillin nirvana. You will find this to be the active element to Meathead's book, or maybe the big brother. He has laid the foundation & now there is a whole lotta building goin on.
        You did throw a new one out there. Can't say l have ever heard 'sconsie referred to before. Enjoy the Q ride!


        • 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.

          Welcome shush


          • shush
            Club Member
            • Sep 2016
            • 142
            • Northern Virginia
            • RecTec RT-680
              Brinkmann Bullet (Electric)
              Maverick ET-732

            Thanks for the kind words all!


            • Spinaker
              • Nov 2014
              • 10597
              • Land of Tonka
              • John "J R"
                Instagram: JRBowlsby
                Smokin' Hound Que
                Minnesota/ United States of America

                Dexter (Beagle mix)
                Kinnick (American Foxhound)

                Big Green Egg (Large) X2
                Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

                Broil King Keg
                Karubeque C-60
                Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
                Lodge L410 Hibachi
                Pit Barrel Cooker
                Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
                R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

                Weber Spirit Gasser
                FireBoard (Base Package)
                Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
                Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)

                BBQ Dragon
                Big Green Egg Plate Setter
                Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
                Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

                Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
                Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

                Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
                Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
                Eggspander Kit X2
                Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

                Finex Cat Iron Line
                FireBoard Drive
                Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
                Grill Grates
                Joule Water Circulator
                KBQ Fire Grate

                Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
                Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
                Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
                Large Vortex
                Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
                Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
                Smithey No. 12
                Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
                Stargazer No.10, 12
                Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
                Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
                FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
                Kingsford Blue and White
                Rockwood Lump Charcoal
                Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60

                Buck 119 Special
                Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
                Next Major Purchase
                Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

              Welcome to the Pit! We are happy to have you here. Drinking and BBQ do go together. But My results certainly improved after I gave up the suds!! its weird, I remember to do the little things so much better when I'm not half in the bag.


              • shush
                shush commented
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                That sounds like my golf game. I used to get plastered and wondered why my score suffered. Now I don't drink a drop and know my score suffers!
            • 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

              Welcome to the Pit, shush !


              • 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).
                  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.

                Welcome to The Pit shush. It's great to have you here and thank you for your support! Great job on your signature and I enjoyed your introduction.

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                • ribeyeguy
                  Charter Member
                  • Jun 2015
                  • 1297
                  • S. E. Wisconsin
                  • Weber Platinum Performer, 18"WSM, Smokenator, Slow 'n Sear.

                  Okay, I'll bite. Why do they call you Shush?

                  And from a fellow 'sconsie (first time I've seen that one too), welcome aboard! Good to have another 'sconsie around even if you're in Virginia.


                  • Butterman
                    Club Member
                    • Aug 2015
                    • 112
                    • REC TEC Mini WeberGenesis Silver B Maverick ET-732 ThermoPop (Red) Thermapen Mk4 (Green) Grill Grates (for my Weber) .

                    Northern Virginia in the house....... Leesburg for me and my Rec Tec Mini. Welcome. Lots of great information and help here.


                    • shush
                      shush commented
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                      Live in Woodbridge, Work in Fairfax. Used to work in Ashburn. Thanks!

                    • richinlbrg
                      richinlbrg commented
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                      +1 in Leesburg.

                      OK, Butterman , actually now just outside of the town proper. Used to live In the historic district.

                      And welcome, shush !

                    • HawkerXP
                      HawkerXP commented
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                      Sterling is where I rest. Work at Dulles.
                  • shush
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2016
                    • 142
                    • Northern Virginia
                    • RecTec RT-680
                      Brinkmann Bullet (Electric)
                      Maverick ET-732

                    It's a very long story, but it boils down to being in a less than legal private poker room. Completely quiet except for the shuffling of chips... I am out of the tournament waiting on my buddy. Out of nowhere, the "floor" (Large man sitting immediately to my left) belts out "FIVE MINUTES LEFT IN THIS LEVEL!". It startled me and I reacted in a less than polite way. He tore into me yelling "You don't shush me in my house!" repeatedly. My buddy latched on and I was given the poker nickname of 'Shush'


                    • FireMan
                      FireMan commented
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                      And here l thought it might have been yo mama shushing ya.
                  • LA Pork Butt
                    Charter Member
                    • Dec 2014
                    • 5364
                    • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                    Welcome to the Pit! You are on the right track.


                    • Danjohnston949
                      Former Member
                      • Dec 2014
                      • 4419
                      • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

                      shush, Welcome to The Pit! You are Now Enrolled in the BBQ University! Attendance and Participation are Mandatory!
                      Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan




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