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  • cemushr
    Club Member
    • Jun 2017
    • 28
    • Downs, IL
    • Mush


      Hardware
      GMG DB
      Weber Kettle 22"
      Fiesta Blue Ember Gas - about to be taken out back and shot
      Maverick ET732 - ordered and rocketing to casa de la Mush


      Preferences
      Beer - Give me an IPA...the hoppier, the better!
      Wine - Napa Cab Sauv or Russian River Pinot Noir
      Scotch/Whiskey - Oban or Jameson

    Just Joined from Central Illinois!

    Hey, all! Like many of you, I stumbled upon this site during equipment research, and I decided to pull up a chair and stay for a while. Most people call me "Mush" (last name is Mushrush, and I think every person with that last name uses that nickname).

    We're hailing from Downs, IL...just southeast of Bloomington/Normal. Nice, small town within spitting distance of the city (aka "supplies").


    As for equipment, I've got a standard Weber 22" Charcoal in great shape and a 10-year-old Fiesta Blue Ember gas that is slowly giving up the ghost. The newest piece of equipment just arrived a couple of weeks ago...a GMG Daniel Boone. It was the researching of pellet grills that got me to this site, and the information on this site helped me a ton with the decision-making!

    The DB has been broken in well, with kabobs, an awesome pork loin, and my first ever spatchcocked chicken that almost brought tears to our eyes as we ate it. I also did salmon a couple of days ago with really good success. I'm still trying to dial in the reverse searing method for burgers/steaks, but I'm not giving up! The first burgers were smoked to around 135 and then seared on cast iron inside...tasted great but was too done. For the second try, I brought the burgers up to about 125-130 and then took the temp to 500 on the grill to try a sear; it wasn't done enough for most of my family (argh). I'm going to try cooking to 125-130 and then cast iron on the stove to finish them off next try.

    Planning on spare ribs over the 4th - I had good success on the Blue Ember in the past...I cannot wait to see how they turn out with a more controlled grill and an accurate thermometer. I've also got a butt in the freezer to attempt pulled pork soon, and, though I am trembling as I type this out, I think I might try my first brisket in the coming weeks. I'll be buying a Maverick before I attempt the brisket, though.

    I'm looking forward to learning a lot and meeting/interacting with you on here!

    Mush (Chris)
  • fuzzydaddy
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 4959
    • Winchester TN
    • Hardware
      Blackstone 36” Griddle
      Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado.
      Slow 'N Sear Kettle Grill.
      Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0), DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
      Weber Chimney starters (regular and half).
      Joule.
      GrillGrates.
      Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
      ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

      Consumables / Favorites
      KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks)
      Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins.
      SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
      MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPG.

    #2
    Welcome! Congrats on the new GMG Daniel Boone.

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    • Huskee
      Pit Boss
      • May 2014
      • 15058
      • central MI, USA
      • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

        Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

        Smokers / Grills
        • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
        • PBC
        • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
        • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
        • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
        • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
        • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
        • 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 by ThermoWorks
        • (1) Signals 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.

      #3
      Welcome to The Pit cemushr! Great intro. We're glad to have you here, and yes congrats on the new Daniel Boone!

      Since this is your first post, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains a few how-tos and please-dos. This will help you learn your way around so you can get the best experience from our forum.

      Also, it's very important that you:
      1. Give us an email address you actually use. You can check the email we have on file for you by clicking your name in the upper-right, then User Settings, then the Notifications tab. You currently cannot change your email on file with us since it’s tied to your Pitmaster Club account as well as our payment processor, Stripe. Don’t worry though, we’d be happy to change it for you. PM (private message) me with your email change request, or via email at huskee[at]AmazingRibs[dot]com.
      2. Add the domain AmazingRibs.com to your email safe list. We NEVER spam! This is important to receive notices about your account, such as if you’re up for renewal or are ever drawn as our monthly Gold Medal Giveaway winner, which is open to all USA members or those with a USA delivery address (we’d hate to have to pick another person because you don’t answer us)!


      Hope to hear & see more from you!

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      • cemushr
        cemushr commented
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        Thanks, Huskee...all read up and homework completed! All that's left is the gold star from the teacher.
    • Oakgrovebacon
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 1879
      • South central Illinois

      #4
      Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!

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      • Huskee
        Pit Boss
        • May 2014
        • 15058
        • central MI, USA
        • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

          Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

          Smokers / Grills
          • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
          • PBC
          • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
          • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
          • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
          • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
          • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
          • 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 by ThermoWorks
          • (1) Signals 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
        Thanks, Huskee...all read up and homework completed! All that's left is the gold star from the teacher.
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        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
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          HouseHomey No one's ever really asked for a star before. I suppose had you asked.....

        • Spinaker
          Spinaker commented
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          Oh man, Remember the BBQ medals you guys used to pass out?

        • Huskee
          Huskee commented
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          Spinaker Yeah, I'll have to dust those off. They're on a shelf somewhere...
      • MBMorgan
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 6196
        • 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

          > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
          > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
          > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

        #6
        Welcome from Colorado ...

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        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 12729
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          #7
          Welcome to The Pit Mush.

          Comment

          • DWCowles
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 9709
            • 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.

            #8
            Welcome cemushr

            Comment

            • LA Pork Butt
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 5376
              • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

              #9
              Welcome to the Pit!

              Comment

              • HouseHomey
                Club Member
                • May 2016
                • 5289
                • 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.

                #10
                cemushr Huntington Beach welcomes you Sir! I love your photo/avatar. I have a solution to that finicky doneness problem your family has. First, what are you using for temps, second..... just make one and give them the chicken nuggets. Ha!! Kidding, my family would run me out of town. No worries you will nail it.

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                • cemushr
                  cemushr commented
                  Editing a comment
                  I'm using the probe that came with the DB. I think that, had I just finished them on the skillet, they would have turned out perfectly. I might have to ask Santa for a set of Grill Grates in a few months (that, or buy them now and beg for forgiveness from my wife).
              • 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

                #11
                Welcome to fun and learning! I love my GMG. Have fun.

                Comment

                • Danjohnston949
                  Former Member
                  • Dec 2014
                  • 4419
                  • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

                  #12
                  cemushr, Welcome to "The Pit"! You are Now Enrolled in the BBQ Univ.! Attendance and Participation are Mandatory!
                  Enjoy "The Pit"!
                  In addition to the 👍Maverick👍 You may want to Consider an Instant Read ThermoPen MK-4 by ThermoWorks, They have the Red, White and Blue Versions on Sale Now for +- $80.00! They are Great for Steaks, Salmon, Reverse Searing, Roasts and . . . ❓ You should find a Link at the HomePage, Reviews and Ratings! 🇺🇸 Happy 4th of July 2017 🇺🇸
                  Eat Well and Prosper! From a Backyard Cremator in Fargo ND, Dan

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                  • cemushr
                    cemushr commented
                    Editing a comment
                    Just ordered the ET732, but I'll definitely keep the MK-4 in mind. Thanks, Dan!
                • Nate
                  Former Member
                  • Apr 2015
                  • 3811
                  • Quarantined

                  #13
                  Welcome from Indiana

                  Comment

                  • cemushr
                    Club Member
                    • Jun 2017
                    • 28
                    • Downs, IL
                    • Mush


                      Hardware
                      GMG DB
                      Weber Kettle 22"
                      Fiesta Blue Ember Gas - about to be taken out back and shot
                      Maverick ET732 - ordered and rocketing to casa de la Mush


                      Preferences
                      Beer - Give me an IPA...the hoppier, the better!
                      Wine - Napa Cab Sauv or Russian River Pinot Noir
                      Scotch/Whiskey - Oban or Jameson

                    #14
                    Thanks for the welcome, all!!!

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