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  • TheycallmeMeat
    Former Member
    • Oct 2016
    • 2

    Hello from Southern California

    after spending a lot of time perusing the articles on the site in hopes of improving my skills on the Webber 22" grill I bought 6 years ago I "discovered" that my secret technique of offset grilling isn't really a secret and not something invented by me. To be honest I did know I wasn't the first person to think of it but I had no idea there was a tool to make it easier. I received a slow and sear this week and with it a trial membership to the full site so I thought it would be a perfect time to come and really get better at this. I've spent 21 years as the family cook but only ever grilled mostly over cooked things unitil recently. The new toy helped me to smoke some chicken breasts last night that were among the best things I've ever made indoor or out. I hope I can finally tackle ribs soon, I've always been afraid to ruin them so I've avoided trying in the past. Sorry to ramble. Nice to be here.
  • Spinaker
    Moderator
    • Nov 2014
    • 10611
    • 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
      ******************.
      Thermometers
      FireBoard (Base Package)
      Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
      Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
      **************

      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
      *******
      Next Major Purchase
      Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

    #2
    Welcome to the Pit. We are happy to have you. I am sure your gonna have an SNS for that kettle before you long. In here your practically issued one. Anyway, Welcome and we look forward to your input.

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    • smokinfatties
      Former Member
      • Oct 2015
      • 521
      • Upland, CA

      #3
      Welcome from another member from SoCal. Cheers!

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      • 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.

        #4
        Welcome TheycallmeMeat

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        • LA Pork Butt
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 5376
          • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

          #5
          Welcome aboard!

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          • Breadhead
            Banned Former Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 0

            #6
            Hello from Hermosa Beach...👌

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            • HawkerXP
              Club Member
              • Jul 2016
              • 5511
              • Virginia
              • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                Thermopops
                Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
                Slo n Sear
                Cold beer

              #7
              Welcome!

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              • fuzzydaddy
                Charter Member
                • Nov 2014
                • 4959
                • 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.

                #8
                Welcome to The Pit TheycallmeMeat. It's great to have you here and thank you for your support! Congrats on the Slow 'N Sear!

                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.

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                • 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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                • CaptainMike
                  Club Member
                  • Nov 2015
                  • 2495
                  • 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.

                  #9
                  Hello from The Great State of Jefferson (aka Northern CA) and welcome!

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                  • Steve_D12
                    Former Member
                    • Aug 2016
                    • 65
                    • Pennsylvania

                    #10
                    Hey and welcome! I'm so glad to hear you like your Kettle and slow and sear combo. I'm new and looking to buy my first cooker and I'm leaning toward this combo.

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                    • SoCal Smoke
                      Former Member
                      • Jul 2016
                      • 16

                      #11
                      welcome from another So. Cal. BBQ fan

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                      • gwschenk
                        Club Member
                        • Aug 2015
                        • 181
                        • Sierra Madre, Calif.
                        • Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5", Weber kettle 22", Thermoworks Thermopop and DOT

                        #12
                        Howdy. Welcome to the site, it's really well done. Lots of great info on a variety of subjects. What with the incredible melding of so many cultures here, the best BBQ in the world comes from Southern California.

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                        • MBMorgan
                          Club Member
                          • Sep 2015
                          • 6196
                          • 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

                          #13
                          Welcome aboard!

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                          • FireMan
                            Charter Member
                            • Jul 2015
                            • 7686
                            • Bottom of Winnebago

                            #14
                            Welcome aboard the train to Pittsville! You will learn all sorts of great things, like what Dr. Breadhead says about MCS, which you are about to be infected with, if you don't already have it. Enjoy the cooking experience & the ride!

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                            • TheycallmeMeat
                              Former Member
                              • Oct 2016
                              • 2

                              #15
                              Thanks for all the good wishes and warm welcome. I look forward to the journey

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