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  • Mosca
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 3786
    • PA
    • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

    Tom in Mountain Top, PA

    Hello, fellow hedonists! I'm making smoke here in NE PA. I've been grilling since the 70s, but I only got half decent at it in the last 20 years or so. I stick to the basics: ribs, butts, steaks, chicken, burgers... guy food. Mrs and I didn't meet until we were both in our mid 30s, so I had a head start learning to make what I like. I used gassers for years until the last one resisted its final internal rebuild and I went out and splurged on a Big Green Egg, trading one set of compromises for another. (Given the choice, I'd have one of everything, of course.)

    I don't think I can add much to the set of knowledge provided by Meathead on Amazing Ribs; Meat, you are single minded in your pursuit of truth, and I like to cook steaks outdoors. But I can act as a data point, and I'll try to ask good questions.

    Oh, and I'll put my chili up against anyone's.
  • Jerod Broussard
    Moderator
    • Jun 2014
    • 10029
    • East Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
      Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
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    #2
    Great to have ya!!!!

    Thanks for the support!!!

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    • _John_
      Former Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 2447

      #3
      Welcome, I looked forward to seeing some cooks, anybody who has been cooking that much for that long surely has a lot to share.
      My in-laws come from Eerie, pretty good good up that way. Smith hotdogs and Railbender were personal favorites.

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      • Jon Solberg
        Former Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 4818

        #4
        Hello Mosca! Welcome to the pit!

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        • Huskee
          Administrator
          • May 2014
          • 15579
          • central MI, USA
          • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

            Smokers / Grills
            • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
            • PBC
            • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
            • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
            • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
            • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
            • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
            • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
            • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
            • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
            • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

            Thermometers
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            • (1) Smoke X4 by ThermoWorks
            • Thermapen MkII, orange
            • ThermoPop, yellow
            • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
            • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
            • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
            • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

            Accessories
            • Instant Pot 6qt
            • Anova Bluetooth SV
            • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
            • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
            • BBQ Dragon
            • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
            • Weber grill topper
            • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
            • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
            • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

            Beverages
            • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
            • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
            • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
            • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
            • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
            • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
            • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

            About me
            Real name: Aaron
            Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

            Occupation:
            • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

          #5
          Welcome Mosca, great job filling out your signature! If you haven't already, check out Pit Boss' Welcome & Announcements channel to view our guidelines as well as the tips posts, one of them will help you learn the best way to post pictures here, and even links. Enjoy!

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          • Mosca
            Charter Member
            • Oct 2014
            • 3786
            • PA
            • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

            #6
            Let me try a photo: Country style ribs, German potato salad, fresh NE PA corn, heirloom tomato salad, and of course a beer. I don't remember which one.


            Last edited by Mosca; October 31, 2014, 02:55 PM.

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            • Huskee
              Administrator
              • May 2014
              • 15579
              • central MI, USA
              • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                Smokers / Grills
                • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
                • PBC
                • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
                • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
                • Masterbuilt Gravity 560
                • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
                • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
                • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (light blue)
                • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
                • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
                • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

                Thermometers
                • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
                • (7) Maverick ET-732s
                • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
                • (1) Smoke X4 by ThermoWorks
                • Thermapen MkII, orange
                • ThermoPop, yellow
                • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
                • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
                • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
                • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

                Accessories
                • Instant Pot 6qt
                • Anova Bluetooth SV
                • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
                • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
                • BBQ Dragon
                • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
                • Weber grill topper
                • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
                • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
                • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

                Beverages
                • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
                • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
                • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
                • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
                • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
                • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
                • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

                About me
                Real name: Aaron
                Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

                Occupation:
                • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

              #7
              Originally posted by Mosca View Post
              Let me try a photo: Country style ribs, German potato salad, fresh NE PA corn, heirloom tomato salad, and of course a beer. I don't remember which one.
              You got it! Next, be sure where the cursor is when you place the picture, since that's where the pic will squeeze in the post. When posting pics of food, it's better for bragging if you post 'em big to show that delicious detail!

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              • Mosca
                Charter Member
                • Oct 2014
                • 3786
                • PA
                • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

                #8
                Thanks. That was from a couple summers ago, so I don't remember much detail. I tried editing it to fix the photo placement, but when I open the edit panel on my iPad, nothing was in it. It appears I was only offered the option to type an entirely new post. I'll poke around some more, see if I can figure it out.

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                • Mosca
                  Charter Member
                  • Oct 2014
                  • 3786
                  • PA
                  • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

                  #9
                  Here's a screenshot...
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                  • The Burn
                    Founding Member
                    • Jul 2014
                    • 990
                    • West Chester, PA
                    • Gas Grill: NXR Tabletop/Portable Propane
                      Charcoal: Weber Performer Silver (i.e., 22.5")
                      Charcoal: Weber OTG 22.5"

                      Kettle Accessories: Slow 'n Sear, Smokenator and Vortex and bound to be more on the way
                      Smoker: GOSM Propane 38" 2-drawer
                      Pellet: CampChef/Browning Deluxe PGP24LTD

                      Thermometer: 2 Mavericks, Red backlit Thermapen
                      Anova Wi-Fi Sous Vide

                    #10
                    Welcome Mosca. Two new Pennsylvanians in one night, woohoo. Time to even out all the Michiganders lately :-0

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                    • David Parrish
                      Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
                      • May 2014
                      • 5049
                      • Charlotte, NC

                      #11
                      Welcome Mosca! We LOVE pics... and details! Keep it coming! We're glad you're here.

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                      • Guy
                        Guy
                        Former Member
                        • Oct 2014
                        • 366
                        • Niceville, Florida

                        #12
                        Welcome Mosca, I just joined and have about the same story as you. Been cooking a long time but not at the level I want to. You are right about adding to the info that Meathead has already done. Gonna be hard to do. But I love the site.

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                        • Deuce
                          Former Member
                          • Aug 2014
                          • 227
                          • Sulphur, Louisiana

                          #13
                          Welcome to the Pit Mosca, maybe one day you can share that Chili recipe lol.

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                          • Mosca
                            Charter Member
                            • Oct 2014
                            • 3786
                            • PA
                            • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

                            #14
                            Next time I fire it up, Deuce, I'll document it and photo it. It's basically the classic San Antonio recipe, but grill the steak and char the vegetables. Comes out tasting like Texas.

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                            • Deuce
                              Former Member
                              • Aug 2014
                              • 227
                              • Sulphur, Louisiana

                              #15
                              Sounds delicious, love me some great chili, and it'll soon be chili weather.

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