Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Totally new to this! From PA

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Totally new to this! From PA

    Hey guys I found Amazing Ribs through BBQCentralShow because I listen to a ton of podcasts. I use them to learn more and keep current with my hobbies and interests. I'm 34 and married with two daughters (3 yr old and 3 months) and only stumbled upon great low and slow bbq a few years ago.

    I currently do not own a cooker other than a Weber Q tailgater but will be buying one by year's end. From reading some posts here I'm leaning toward a Weber kettle with a slow N sear because it'll be both a legit grill for burgers and steaks along with the smoking capabilities.

    Any recommendations on books or videos or podcasts to help a complete new guy would be appreciated!
    Last edited by Steve_D12; October 2, 2016, 10:33 AM. Reason: Fixed typo from iPhone autocorrect

    #2
    Welcome Steve_D12

    Comment


      #3
      Welcome to the Pit!

      Comment


        #4
        Greetings Steve... and welcome to the Pit!

        Comment


          #5
          Welcome! You have everything you need in terms of reference material right here at The Pit. The kettle with an SnS will be a great starter combo. (Don't worry, your MCS will develop soon enough after that.)

          Comment


            #6
            Welcome to the Pit! I'll second boftx

            Comment


              #7
              Welcome aboard Steve_D12! We're glad you joined. The Weber Kettle and Slow 'N Sear is a great choice. For books, look at Meathead's. We have Video Seminars with Pitmaster Professors and The PitCast With Greg Rempe (BBQCentralShow). You'll need a good digital thermometer for meat and air/pit temps, and look at the new Smoke from ThermoWorks. See you around The Pit!

              Comment


                #8
                Thanks everyone! fuzzydaddy thanks for those links. I'll be sure to check out the videos. boftx thanks for the confirmation about Weber kettle and sns!

                Comment


                  #9
                  Welcome Steve! Glad you took the referral over here as well! Thanks for being a Centralite as well!

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Hiya Steve_D12, I kept my old Weber in the RV for years and only used it to cook on campouts. Since I found this site my venerable old kettle now has a place of honor among my other grilling appliances and I use it regularly. The SnS really gives it another dimension. Carry on!

                    Comment


                      #11
                      Steve_D12 it's great to have you here and thank you for your support!

                      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 Account 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!

                      Comment


                        #12
                        Welcome Steve_D12 !!!

                        *I'm glad to have you here, and welcome your input!

                        Best regards to your Family!!!


                        Comment


                          #13
                          Welcome aboard Steve_D12. You cannot go wrong with the Weber kettle & the Sn'S for cooking for your young fam & initial BBQ. But be very careful, your family is about to expand as your skills improve. That's when MCS will strike & rear it's mighty head & then you will be "a cooking fool". Enjoy the ride!

                          Comment


                            #14
                            Welcome to The Pit Steve_D12! Yep, I too will confirm your initial choice of a kettle and SnS will provide you with great happiness, relatively small initial expense, GREAT efficiency of charcoal use, and is a perfect size for a small family. Heck, I've cooked for my family & guests (11 people total, 8 adults) on my 22". They'll hold a couple large pork butts or a full packer brisket, and that's a lotta food to cook on only a chimney or two of charcoal!


                            Comment


                              #15
                              One more vote for Kettle & S&S. I use that as much as I use my Big Green Egg.

                              Where in PA? I grew up in the Pittsburgh area, South Hills (Pleasant Hills to be exact). Now we're in NEPA.

                              Comment

                              Announcement

                              Collapse
                              No announcement yet.
                              Working...
                              X
                              false
                              0
                              Guest
                              500
                              ["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
                              false
                              false
                              {"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
                              Yes
                              Rubs Promo

                              Spotlight

                              These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

                              These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

                              Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

                              A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs


                              Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?


                              The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust-free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360 and get a special AmazingRibs.com price!


                              The Efficiency Of A Kamado Plus The Flexibility Of The Slow ‘N Sear Insert

                              kamado grill
                              Built around SnS Grill’s patented Slow ‘N Sear charcoal kettle accessory, this 22-inch kamado is a premium ceramic grill that brings true 2-zone cooking to a kamado. Click here for our article on this exciting cooker.


                              A Propane Smoker That Performs Under Pressure

                              The Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin’. Click here to read our detailed review.


                              Amp Up Your Outdoor Cooking Game By Joining The Pitmaster Club

                              AmazingRibs.com Pitmaster Club
                              Now the largest membership-based BBQ and grilling community in the world, the Pitmaster Club is sure to step up your outdoor cooking game. Experience the countless benefits — from monthly giveaways, to free products, to exclusive content, and more– by signing up for a 30-day free trial below! Get a free 30-day trial here.