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Totally new to this! From PA

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    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

    Welcome Steve_D12


      Welcome to the Pit!


        Greetings Steve... and welcome to the Pit!


          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.)


            Welcome to the Pit! I'll second boftx


              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!


                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!


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


                    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!


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

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                        Welcome Steve_D12 !!!

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

                        Best regards to your Family!!!


                          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!


                            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!


                              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.



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