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  • CosmicMiami
    Club Member
    • Oct 2016
    • 62

    ¡Hola! from Miami

    G,day fellow meatheaders. As you can see, I'm in SoFla. There are not a lot of smokers around here but we have fair share.

    I have been lingering around here for about a year and finally decided to take the plunge. Well worth the minimal dollars so far.

    Currently I use a MB30 electric with a pellet tray. I've primarily made ribs and butts with a single foray into a lamb roast and a brisket. Ribs and butts are always worthy. The lamb roast was okay and the brisket was kind of dry. Need to work on my technique. Tried a cheddar block once but here in SoFla, there are only a few days out of the year when a cool smoke is doable.

    Hope to improve on my smoking with all the experience and tips here.

    Smoke 'em if you got 'em y'all
  • Steve_D12
    Former Member
    • Aug 2016
    • 65
    • Pennsylvania

    #2
    Welcome from another new guy! Hey how do you like that electric smoker? I was looking at a couple of those for a "set it and forget it" dedicated smoker along w/ the weber kettle and a slow and sear as my first cooker.

    Do you have any pics of those ribs or pork butts? I'd love to see some results from the electric smoker!

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    • Thunder77
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 2769
      • 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

      #3
      Welcome to the Pit from Baltimore, MD!

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      • MBMorgan
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 6239
        • 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

        #4
        Greetings and welcome aboard ... from Colorado!

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        • CosmicMiami
          Club Member
          • Oct 2016
          • 62

          #5
          Originally posted by Steve_D12 View Post
          Welcome from another new guy! Hey how do you like that electric smoker? I was looking at a couple of those for a "set it and forget it" dedicated smoker along w/ the weber kettle and a slow and sear as my first cooker.

          Do you have any pics of those ribs or pork butts? I'd love to see some results from the electric smoker!
          No pics. Sorry. It works well for what I do. I wish sometimes I had a little more capacity than the 30. The pellet smoker trays are excellent. Still trying to figure out the best placement and rig so it doesn't get dripped on and extinguished.

          I have found that the temp is a little off. You can't calibrate but you can do an offset using a temp probe in the box. It does hold pretty decent temp though.

          When the meat is on the table, everybody eats it. Not sure I'm the best but I'm the best at mi casa!!

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          • Huskee
            Huskee commented
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            A very belated welcome to The Pit, CosmicMiami!
        • 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.

          #6
          Welcome CosmicMiami

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          • LA Pork Butt
            Charter Member
            • Dec 2014
            • 5415
            • 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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            • Spinaker
              Moderator
              • Nov 2014
              • 10680
              • Land of Tonka
              • John "J R"
                Instagram: JRBowlsby
                Smokin' Hound Que
                Minnesota/ United States of America

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                Assistants
                Dexter (Beagle mix)
                Kinnick (American Foxhound)
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                Grills/Smokers/Fryers
                Big Green Egg (Large) X3
                Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

                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
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                Thermometers
                FireBoard (Base Package)
                Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
                Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
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                Accessories
                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
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                Fuel
                FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
                Kingsford Blue and White
                Rockwood Lump Charcoal
                Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
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                Cutlery
                Buck 119 Special
                Cuda 7' Fillet Knife

                Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
                Global
                Shun
                Wusthof
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                Next Major Purchase
                Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

              #8
              Welcome to the Pit. We are happy to have you.

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              • fuzzydaddy
                Charter Member
                • Nov 2014
                • 4962
                • Winchester TN
                • Hardware
                  Blackstone 36” Griddle
                  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.
                  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, SPG.

                #9
                Welcome to The Pit CosmicMiami. 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.

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                • CaptainMike
                  Club Member
                  • Nov 2015
                  • 2511
                  • The Great State of Jefferson
                  • Weber Summit Charcoal Grill w/SnS and DnG (Spartacus)
                    Old school big'ol Traeger w/Pro controller (Big Tex)
                    2 W22's w/SnS, DnG (1 black, 1 copper) (Minions 1 and 2)
                    20+ y/o many times rebuilt Weber Genesis w/GrillGrates (Gas Passer)
                    20 x 30 Santa Maria grill (Maria, duh)
                    Bradley cabinet smoker (Pepper Gomez)
                    36" Blackstone griddle (The Black Beauty)
                    Fireboard
                    Thermoworks Smoke and Thermapen.

                  #10
                  Howdy from Nor Cali!

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

                    #11
                    CosmicMiami, Welcome to The Pit! You are Now Enrolled in the BBQ Univ.! Attendance and Participation are Mandatory!
                    Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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                    • FireMan
                      Charter Member
                      • Jul 2015
                      • 7700
                      • Bottom of Winnebago

                      #12
                      And G-day to you & welcome aboard CosmicMiami. Just wonderin if that Matthew will affect you. Hope you are protected & safe. Enjoy the ride to Pittsville!

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                      • CosmicMiami
                        Club Member
                        • Oct 2016
                        • 62

                        #13
                        Originally posted by FireMan View Post
                        And G-day to you & welcome aboard CosmicMiami. Just wonderin if that Matthew will affect you. Hope you are protected & safe. Enjoy the ride to Pittsville!
                        It's a non-event here in Dade. Just some rain, which is always welcome. A few brief periods of some wind but nothing more than what we get during a strong cold front or afternoon summer thunderstorm.

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                          Really? Is that all you're seeing?
                      • jharner
                        Club Member
                        • Jan 2016
                        • 1120
                        • Louisiana - North West but a coon ass at heart
                        • Cookers

                          Camp Chef DLX Pellet Grill
                          Weber 22.5 Kettle
                          Brickman Box Smoker

                          Accessories

                          Slow N Sear
                          Tube Smoker
                          Turkey Cannon
                          Rib racks
                          Weber chimney starter

                          Thermometer's

                          Maverick ET 735
                          Tru Temp 3619n
                          Thermapen mk4
                          Thermapop

                          Favorite Drink

                          Free beer
                          Coors Light
                          Windsor ( Canadian blended whiskey )

                        #14
                        Welcome to the pit, enjoy the Wikipedia of BBQ

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