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  • native_texan
    Former Member
    • May 2017
    • 10

    Hello from Texas

    I just joined tonight, so thought I would say howdy. Or in Texan that comes out "Heidi"! I live in the suburbs south of Houston.

    I have been grilling (charcoal only) for about 23 years now, the first 10 of that on a $20 Wal Mart charcoal grill. Then I got a Chargriller Grilling Pro, and now for the last 5 years the Outlaw (no smoker box). I know the Chargriller doesn't get a lot of love, but I really had good luck with mine, even learned to smoke briskets and pork butts after I got the huge Outlaw..so I could lay the brisket down, and not have it reach the indirect fire. I came to realize that it leaked like a sieve and went through coals and wood like crazy but I pretty good about tweaking things and made some good food. Even a couple of turkeys. I personally like the adjustable fire grate for cooking steaks, chicken, fajitas, etc.

    The downside was that I had to babysit the thing for any long cook, that I practically had to stay outside or go in and out a lot (thus as my wife notes tracking in a lot of dirt)..so I knew an upgrade was needed. After a ton of research I decided on a PBC and the Weber Performer. I just got the PBC last week and will get the Weber soon.

    I cooked bone-in chicken breasts by hanging them on the PBC and after they were done grilled 8 steaks and some mushrooms. It was just amazing how was the setup was, and how great the food was! My gosh that chicken was the juiciest and tastiest we had ever had...my wife, who doesn't eat all that much..picked hers to the bone.

    Looking forward to getting the Weber (I want the Performer for the attached table and other features) as well.

    Anyway looking forward to talking with you folks.
  • Steve R.
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 2498
    • Elizabethtown, KY
    • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

    #2
    Welcome from Kentucky!

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    • lonnie mac
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 1352
      • Bacliff, TX
      • Motovlogging for the freedom of old Hippies...

        https://www.youtube.com/c/LonnieMac

        Home of Brutus Ten!

        http://www.alenuts.com/Alenuts/Alenuts.html

        Pits:

        Weber Performer Deluxe W/ SNS, Craycort CI grates

        WSCGC (Weber Summit Charcoal Grill Center W/ SNS Plus, DNG

        Texas Original Pits Offset Smoker

        RecTec 590

        WSM 18" W/ Upside-down door mod

        Camp Chief Flattop, The big one...

        Weber Genesis II S-335

        Texas Fire Pit

        Thermos:

        Maveric's Most all of em...
        FireBoard W/ Fan Control, GURU Fan
        ThermoWorks, most all of em...
        Meater

      #3
      Welcome from the Galveston area!

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      • LA Pork Butt
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 5654
        • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

        #4
        Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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        • DWCowles
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 9696
          • 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.

          #5
          Welcome native_texan

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          • native_texan
            Former Member
            • May 2017
            • 10

            #6
            Thanks folks!

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            • Nate
              Banned Former Member
              • Apr 2015
              • 3794
              • Quarantined

              #7
              Welcome from Indiana

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              • FireMan
                Charter Member
                • Jul 2015
                • 8211
                • Bottom of Winnebago

                #8
                Welcome aboard there native_texan. Since your new & all, we do require pics of all new purchases of cookers & first cooks. So I would get to it
                & then be prepared to show us all about the Weber when it arrives. It is a law. It can be found under section FM 4250 in the AR by-laws. Eat good & have fun!

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                • checkairspeed
                  Former Member
                  • May 2017
                  • 9

                  #9
                  Welcome Native! Pass any Texas brisket tips this way. Thnx!

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                  • native_texan
                    Former Member
                    • May 2017
                    • 10

                    #10
                    Originally posted by FireMan View Post
                    Welcome aboard there native_texan. Since your new & all, we do require pics of all new purchases of cookers & first cooks. So I would get to it
                    & then be prepared to show us all about the Weber when it arrives. It is a law. It can be found under section FM 4250 in the AR by-laws. Eat good & have fun!
                    Just got approval from the HOA to replace our patio slab and patio cover so will wait until that is done now to get the Weber, but will share 2nd PBC cook pics the next time around. Thanks!

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                    • Mr. Bones
                      Charter Member
                      • Sep 2016
                      • 10014
                      • Kansas Territory
                      • Grills / Smokers
                        *********************************************

                        Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
                        Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
                        Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
                        Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
                        Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
                        Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
                        Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
                        Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
                        Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
                        Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
                        Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

                        Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
                        Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
                        Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

                        Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
                        Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
                        Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
                        Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
                        Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
                        Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
                        (Lime Green)
                        Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
                        Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



                        Thermometers:
                        *********************************************
                        Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
                        Maverick ET-732, (Black)
                        Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
                        ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
                        Blue ThermaPen Mk4
                        Orange Thermapen Mk4
                        Pink Thermapen Mk4
                        ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
                        ThermoWorks Smoke
                        ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
                        4 Pro Series cable extensions
                        Smoke Gateway

                        Accessories:
                        *********************************************
                        2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
                        BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
                        Warming shelf
                        MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale‚Äč
                        Backyard Grill marinade injector
                        Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
                        Bear Paws
                        Meat Rakes
                        BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



                        Cookware:
                        Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
                        G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
                        '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
                        60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
                        50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
                        Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
                        Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

                        Cutlery, etc.:
                        Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
                        Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
                        Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
                        Multiple steels, from all over the planet
                        Crock sticks
                        Diamond stones, various
                        Lansky Sharpening System

                        Tableware
                        Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
                        Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
                        Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

                      #11
                      Howdy, back atcha, from Kansas Territory, Welcome to th' Pit!!!!
                      Loved yer intro; don't never feel ashamed fer any cooker ya' can make great bbq in.
                      Th' Magic ain't in th' cooker

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                      • native_texan
                        Former Member
                        • May 2017
                        • 10

                        #12
                        Originally posted by checkairspeed View Post
                        Welcome Native! Pass any Texas brisket tips this way. Thnx!
                        Thanks! The one thing I would say is sure never saw anybody wrap a brisket in butcher paper or foil..at least in East Texas where I grew up. Obviously someone in Texas invented the "Texas crutch" but I never use it and they always come out juicy and the stall only lasts maybe 20 minutes..and that was on my Chargriller. I will say that I usually go for the first 2-3 hours at 280-300F before going down to 250F. Can't wait to try brisket on the PBC!

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                        • MBMorgan
                          Club Member
                          • Sep 2015
                          • 6511
                          • 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

                          #13
                          Welcome to the Pit and to the PBC community...

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                          • kmhfive
                            Club Member
                            • Mar 2017
                            • 2986
                            • Northern Illinois
                            • Weber Kettle -- 22.5" (In-Service Date June 2015)
                              Slow-n-Sear/Drip-n-Griddle/Grill Grates (In-Service Date March 2016)
                              Pit Boss 820 (Retired)
                              GMG Jim Bowie WiFi (In-Service Date April 2017)
                              Maverick ET-733
                              Fireboard
                              Home-brewer

                            #14
                            Welcome to fun and learning. You've got some great cookers! When you do go for the Weber, take a hard look at the Slow-n-Sear. It is a game changer.

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                            • T-bone
                              Club Member
                              • Dec 2016
                              • 357
                              • Northern Virginia
                                • Traeger Texas 075 (circa 2007)
                                • Weber Genesis Gas Grill (circa 1997)
                                • Weber Kettle Charcoal Grill
                                • Anova WiFi Sous Vide
                                • Tappecue WiFi Temperature Monitoring System
                                • Thermapen
                                • Operation BBQ Relief Volunteer
                                You can take the boy out of Texas, but you can't take the Texas out of the boy.

                              #15
                              Howdy from a displaced Texan in Northern Virginia. Welcome to the Pit, but beware it spreads MCS (more cooker syndrome) throughout it's membership.

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