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  • Hermitage1
    Club Member
    • Jun 2017
    • 0

    Hermitage1

    Hello, I'm new to the pit. I own a charcoal grill and smoker. I also last year to cook my first pig, purchased the Latin box Caja china. I'm cooking for 25 guest for the 4th and plan to smoke the ribs. I'm a home cook not pro but enjoy the smoke. I'm thinking that for the chicken I will use my rotisiere not sure what recipe I'll go with so I'll look through your tested recipes and see what I come up with, the question always comes up as to brine or not brine. I like the salt dry brine method because it's easier but I'm not sure if it works as well on Chicken.
  • tbob4
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 2494
    • Chico, CA
    • BBQ's
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      California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
      California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
      Santa Maria Grill
      Vision Grill

      Beer
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      Sierra Nevada IPA

      Wood
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      Almond
      Oak
      Madrone
      Cherry
      Peach
      Apple

    #2
    Welcome from Northern Ca

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    • Hermitage1
      Club Member
      • Jun 2017
      • 0

      #3
      Thanks, I'm a transplant living in Seattle WA. We had quite a hot day yesterday, I believe we reached 90

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      • FireMan
        Charter Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 8721
        • Bottom of Winnebago

        #4
        Welcome aboard Hermitage1. A home cook who likes to go out of norm a bit with that Latin Box Cuba, way cool! Eat good & enjoy!

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        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 14104
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          #5
          Welcome to The Pit.

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          • DWCowles
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 9703
            • 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.

            #6
            Welcome Hermitage1

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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

              #7
              Welcome to fun and learning!

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              • LA Pork Butt
                Charter Member
                • Dec 2014
                • 5893
                • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                #8
                Welcome to the Pit!

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                • EdF
                  EdF
                  In Memoriam
                  • Jul 2016
                  • 3228
                  • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
                  • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
                    Karubeque C-60
                    Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
                    TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
                    Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
                    Thermapen
                    Thermapen Air
                    ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
                    Thermoworks Hi temp IR
                    BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
                    Various other stuff

                  #9
                  A buddy of mine from Peru (many years back) has been talking about getting one of those China boxes for a couple of years now. Going to have to keep after him!

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                  • JCBBQ
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                    I have a buddy who's got one. They're pretty awesome.
                • Spinaker
                  Moderator
                  • Nov 2014
                  • 11097
                  • Land of Tonka
                  • John "J R"
                    Instagram: JRBowlsby
                    Smokin' Hound Que
                    Minnesota/ United States of America

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                    Kinnick (American Foxhound)
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                    Big Green Egg (Large) X3
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                    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
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                    Thermometers
                    FireBoard (Base Package)
                    Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
                    Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
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                    Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
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                    Finex Cat Iron Line
                    FireBoard Drive
                    Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
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                  #10
                  Welcome to the Pit! We are happy to have you! I wanna see that Caja China in action! Get us some pics!

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                  • HouseHomey
                    Club Member
                    • May 2016
                    • 5580
                    • 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.

                    #11
                    Hermitage1 Huntington Beach welcomes you. Caja china very nice. Whole hog it, with pics of course. Perhaps you can try some wet brines and some not???

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                    • bardsleyque
                      Club Member
                      • Oct 2015
                      • 713
                      • Snoqualmie Wa.

                      #12
                      Welcome from Issaquah Wa. (it wasn't quite hot enough here so I went down to Portland,where it hit 102)

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

                        #13
                        Welcome from Indiana.

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                        • MBMorgan
                          Club Member
                          • Sep 2015
                          • 6731
                          • 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

                          #14
                          Welcome from Colorado! These days I always dry brine poultry ... uncovered in the fridge.

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                          • Henrik
                            Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
                            • Jul 2014
                            • 4550
                            • Stockholm, Sweden

                            #15
                            Welcome to the pit!

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