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  • Ptrbve
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 78
    • Worcester
    • OlllllO

    Hello, from Worcester, Massachusetts

    I bought my first charcoal grill (Weber kettle) last Fall and soon after bought a Smokenator. The family and I love them both! I rarely use gas now. Being a novice to smoking, I have learned tons from this site, so I joined.
  • JPP
    JPP
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 232
    • Massachusetts
    • PBC
      Weber Smokey Joe, no legs... kettle rusted at the attachment point
      An expensive but cheap gas grill (too embarassed to admit brand)
      Barely adequate probe type meat therm. (brookstone quality)
      Maverick E-732

      Guiness Draught (why drink coors lite at 110 calories? Guiness is 124!)

    #2
    Hi! Welcome! You have definately come to the right place! I'm from Framingham... And with the helpful advice of folks here, I got myself a pit barrel cooker. I never thought I'd go back to charcoal cooking and I can say I am so very glad I did!

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    • Jerod Broussard
      Moderator
      • Jun 2014
      • 9738
      • East Texas
      • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
        Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
        Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
        Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
        Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
        Weber Smokey Joe Gold
        Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
        Vortex
        Maverick ET-732 White
        Maverick ET-732 Copper
        2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
        Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
        Thermoworks Timestick
        Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
        B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
        B & B Pellets

      #3
      Welcome aboard. You see the new Party Q?? Nice addition to that smokenator.

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      • Bocman9000
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 0

        #4
        Hey fellow Bay Staters! It's nice to see there's other people from Massachusetts that enjoy barbecue. JPP, I checked out your restaurant post, glad to see one posted for Mass; the Blue Ribbon looks great! I have a growing list of places I want to check out around the area, I have to let you all know how they are once I visit them.

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        • JPP
          JPP commented
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          Firefly's in Marlboro is decent, although I think I surpassed their ribs with my second cook on the PBCnquite frankly. Prices are decent, but it can be hit or miss... I got leather ends on a couple of visits... One when I specifically asked for thick end after getting the thin end three times in a row... They did make it right but I had to complain and I really hate doing that... Everyone at the table had these huge ribs and I got scraggly bones with leather instead of meat...

          I also thought Goody Cole's in Brentwood New Hampshire was quite good... Better than FF but none in this area IMHO can hold a candle to Blue Ribbon or Redbones!
      • David Parrish
        Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
        • May 2014
        • 5038
        • Charlotte, NC
          • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
          • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
          • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
          • LOTS of accessories
          • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
          • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
          • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
          • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
          • President/Owner - SnS Grills

        #5
        Welcome to The Pit! When you have a moment please check out my tips post, especially tip #1 that shows how to fill out your signature. I'm going to move this post to the "Introductions" channel.

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        • bocefuss
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 108
          • San Antonio, TX
          • Charbroil Red infrared gas grill, 3 burner
            Cookshack AmeriQue electric smoker
            New Braunfels Bandera charcoal/wood tower smoker
            Weber portable kettle charcoal grill

            I have a wonderful assortment of temperature reading devices, like infrared, instant read, and stay in brands.... all are good and kept in calibration.

            I love beer guys... I can say I've tasted/sampled hundreds, maybe a thousand. I brew my own and love local Texas selections. Shiner has a wonderful selection of brews I like. There are many others in Texas worth putting to your lips. I drink what tastes good, no matter where it's brewed!

            I experiment with food on the grill/smoker and in the oven. I'm inspired with what I read. I love to show off with family & friends.

          #6
          Welcome! Bring on your questions and comments.

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          • Jon Solberg
            Former Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 4819

            #7
            Hey PT welcome!

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            • Ptrbve
              Founding Member
              • Jul 2014
              • 78
              • Worcester
              • OlllllO

              #8
              Thanks you all.

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