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  • Blaedes
    Former Member
    • Jun 2017
    • 40
    • PR

    Hola/Hi from Puerto Rico

    Greetings from Puerto Rico. I'm a retired Microsoft Eng. and Army Vet.. I started smoking ribs about 5 years ago in a cheap square grill. the grill was used for burgers and hot dogs, sometimes pork chops or chicken.But i wanted o learn how to properly smoke some ribs. Past attempts failed miserably. Look up video in you tube and one day i finally smoked some fairly eatable ribs.
    That prompted my search for information. Read anything and everything, watch any video available, purchased books. finally i was smoking ribs, great tasting RIBS. Neighbors raved about them, invited me to cook outs and wanted me to smoke them. Sadly my cheap grilled started to die and I was out growing it. So my wife decided on my birthday to surprise me with a larger grill (without my knowledge), you guess it, she purchased a beautiful extra large all stainless steel, with all the whistles and bells gas grill. Was nice but not my choice.
    So off to Home Depo and wow, there a great macho looking smoker (offset smoker, Brinkmans), price was so enticing, what is an ignorant man to do? I bought it. Took it home, fired that baby up(dry run), eyes glistening, smoke every where......OMG what have i done.......this piece of crap was leaking everywhere. Undaunted I decided i would try some ribs. First couple of hours with lots of patience and labor, i manage to keep temps between 225 and 250F. Then the nightmare begun, temp started to drop, added coals, temps keep dropping, i shook the ashes off the coals, but could not get temps over 195F.
    finally i realize...no space underneath the coals to allow air to feed the combustion. So i open the side door.....big mistake ....temps went through the stratosphere. Needless to say , i took my ribs out and finished them in my stove oven.
    Very next day i went and purchased a Weber Kettle (22"). Been smoking well last couple of years. But not as much as i like to. Until I ran into Amazing Ribs and that fire was lit up again. Joined and the very next day purchased a slow n' sear. Should be at post office this coming week. Cannot wait to cook ribs, and some fresh tuna/Dolphin fish on it.

    I love deep sea fishing. So fish is big in my house. I also play World of Warcraft on my off time. Looking forward to learning from your experiences and become the pit-master/ hero in my community.

    Thanks and please excuse my long post. glad to be here.
  • Nate
    Banned Former Member
    • Apr 2015
    • 3800
    • Quarantined

    #2
    Welcome from Indiana

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    • Mr. Bones
      Charter Member
      • Sep 2016
      • 10024
      • 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
        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

      #3
      Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to th' Pit!
      Glad ya joined us here, an' Thank You fer yer Service!
      Puerto Rico is a beautiful place; I was based outta Roosevelt Roads Naval Station, in 1987, fer 'operations' in Central America...
      I jus' know yer gonna LOVE th' Weber kettle / SnS combination!
      (Mighta fooled around, with them, a bit, my dang self!!!)
      Lookin' forward, with great anticipation, to pics of yer newly mastered rib cooks!!!

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      • HouseHomey
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        hmmm... 87... central america... I'm beginning to wonder bout you Mr. Bones.
    • kmhfive
      Club Member
      • Mar 2017
      • 2988
      • 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

      #4
      Welcome to fun and learning! I love my kettle now that I have the SnS. You will, too. Don't give up completely on the COS. I dont have one, but you may be able to make some modifications that will get it going. Mr. Bones may be able to direct you to the best sources of information re: that.

      Great post! Love the details. Thanks for your service. Post pictures of both fish and cooking. We love pictures. I personally can't think of a better fish than Atlantic Dolphin. They are beautiful to look at, catch, and eat.

      Enjoy great food.

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      • FireMan
        Charter Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 8246
        • Bottom of Winnebago

        #5
        Glad to see the Fire is Lit! Now, keep em burning, that's an order. Eat good & have fun!

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        • LA Pork Butt
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 5643
          • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

          #6
          Welcome to the Pit!

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          • HouseHomey
            Club Member
            • May 2016
            • 5559
            • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
            • Equipment
              Primo Oval xl

              Slow n Sear (two)
              Drip n Griddle
              22" Weber Kettle
              26" Weber Kettle one touch
              Blackstone 36” Pro Series
              Sous vide machine
              Kitchen Aid
              Meat grinder
              sausage stuffer
              5 Crock Pots
              Akootrimonts
              Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
              cast iron pans,
              Dutch ovens
              Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, Dots, thermapop and maverick T-732, RTC-600, pro needle and various pocket instareads.
              The help and preferences
              1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
              KBB
              FOGO
              A 9 year old princess foster child
              Patience and old patio furniture
              "Baby Girl" The cat

              Erik S.

            #7
            Buenos dias. Huntington Beach welcomes you sir. Thank you for your service. I have my 26 kettle on now with my first SnS cook. just salted Nekkid meat. im dialed in at 241degrees right now. I look forward to your pics.

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            • Spinaker
              Moderator
              • Nov 2014
              • 10986
              • 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
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                Next Major Purchase
                Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

              #8
              Bienvenidos! Great intro man! We love it. Hope to hear more from you in the near future. If you need any help at all, please let The Pit know! This is a great community. Thank You for the support and for your service to our country.

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              • Blaedes
                Former Member
                • Jun 2017
                • 40
                • PR

                #9
                Thank you for the warm welcome. I will make sure to post some pics. Once again , thanks for making me feel at home.

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                • DWCowles
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 9702
                  • 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.

                  #10
                  Welcome Blaedes

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                  • MBMorgan
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2015
                    • 6512
                    • 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

                    #11
                    Welcome from Colorado ....

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                    • RonB
                      Club Member
                      • Apr 2016
                      • 13533
                      • Near Richmond VA
                      • Weber Performer Deluxe
                        SNS
                        Pizza insert
                        Rotisserie
                        Smokenator 1000
                        Cookshack Smokette Elite
                        2 Thermapens
                        Chefalarm
                        Dot
                        lots of probes.
                        CyberQ

                      #12
                      Welcome to The Pit.

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                      • Thunder77
                        Founding Member
                        • Jul 2014
                        • 2881
                        • 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

                        #13
                        Welcome to the Pit from Baltimore, MD! Glad you joined us.

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                        • JCGrill
                          Club Member
                          • Mar 2017
                          • 1850
                          • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
                          • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
                            Gas - Saber
                            Smoker - Green Mountain Daniel Boone
                            Portable - Charbroil Tabletop Propane Grill

                          #14
                          Welcome! Puerto Rico is on my vacation list.

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                          • Blaedes
                            Former Member
                            • Jun 2017
                            • 40
                            • PR

                            #15
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