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I Read the Book and Followed the Instructions

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  • cph
    cph
    Former Member
    • Aug 2017
    • 1

    I Read the Book and Followed the Instructions

    Smoked my first pork butt today. Came out better than expected thanks to what I've learned from this site and the cookbook.

    Two of the greatest culinary moments of my life were discovering that BBQ sauce doesn't have to have ketchup and slaw doesn't have to have mayo. (So I also made the sweet & sour slaw and East Carolina sauce to go with the pork.) Tonight was a third.

    Normally my first attempt at a recipe is a disaster. Today was an exception. My #1 critic loved the pulled pork... even thought it was moist.

    Thank you to Meathead and the crew here (I read every pulled pork thread I could find) for demystifying BBQ. Who knew you could make such good BBQ on a setup that cost less than 3 bills.
  • HouseHomey
    Club Member
    • May 2016
    • 5566
    • 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.

    #2
    Cheers brother! Huntington Beach welcomes you and you Butt! Shazam!!

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    • JCGrill
      Club Member
      • Mar 2017
      • 1851
      • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
      • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
        Gas - Saber
        Smoker - Green Mountain Daniel Boone
        Portable - Charbroil Tabletop Propane Grill

      #3
      Welcome to the pit! Glad to hear that you are doing amazing things with BBQ.

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      • 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!

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        • Hulagn1971
          Charter Member
          • Dec 2014
          • 1074
          • NC, The Triad
          • WSM 22.5", Pitmaster IQ110, Weber 22.5" Kettle with SNS, Weber 14" Smokey Joe.

          #5
          Congratulations on your cook! I am very partial to Eastern NC barbecue sauce myself. Nice work.

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          • FireMan
            Charter Member
            • Jul 2015
            • 8262
            • Bottom of Winnebago

            #6
            You are just beginning grasshopper. Strap yourself in & enjoy the ride. Eat good & have fun!

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            • cmiller0711
              Club Member
              • Jul 2017
              • 126
              • Atoka TN

              #7
              Awesome! I remember my first butt. Actually I cooked 3 my first time, and they just keep getting better!
              Welcome and have fun and share great BBQ!

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              • Spinaker
                Moderator
                • Nov 2014
                • 10987
                • Land of Tonka
                • John "J R"
                  Instagram: JRBowlsby
                  Smokin' Hound Que
                  Minnesota/ United States of America

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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
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                  FireBoard (Base Package)
                  Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
                  Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
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                  Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
                  Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
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                  Stargazer No.10, 12
                  Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
                  Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
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                  FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
                  Kingsford Blue and White
                  Rockwood Lump Charcoal
                  Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
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                  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
                Welcome to The Pit. We are happy to have you. Great to hear that your first cook pulled pork cook went well. Thank you for the support. This is a great place to hang out and learn. We will be happy to help you master the art of pulled pork! Let us know where you think you need to improve.

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                • RTGarner
                  Former Member
                  • Jul 2017
                  • 1

                  #9
                  First post online and first cook with my slow n' sear. Ribs turned out well but I still need to work on keeping the temperature consistent. Followed the last meal ribs recipe.
                  Attached Files

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                  • kmhfive
                    kmhfive commented
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                    Welcome to fun and learning! Great-looking ribs!

                  • Mr. Bones
                    Mr. Bones commented
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                    Howdy!
                    Nice lookin' ribs!
                • 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 cph

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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.

                    #11
                    Welcome RTGarner

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                    • Nate
                      Banned Former Member
                      • Apr 2015
                      • 3800
                      • Quarantined

                      #12
                      Welcome from Indiana

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                      • RonB
                        Club Member
                        • Apr 2016
                        • 13549
                        • Near Richmond VA
                        • Weber Performer Deluxe
                          SNS
                          Pizza insert
                          Rotisserie
                          Smokenator 1000
                          Cookshack Smokette Elite
                          2 Thermapens
                          Chefalarm
                          Dot
                          lots of probes.
                          CyberQ

                        #13
                        Welcome to The Pit to both of you. ( cph and RTGarner ) Both of you can now see your potential vastly improved by this site and the members of The Pit. Don't be afraid of trying new things. Pulled chuck roast is also great and cooked like a pork, but with two exception. First is a different rub, and second is that you will have to take it to a higher temp to get it probe tender.

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                        • fuzzydaddy
                          Charter Member
                          • Nov 2014
                          • 4973
                          • Winchester TN
                          • Hardware
                            Blackstone 36” Griddle.
                            Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado & Kettle Grill.
                            Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0).
                            DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
                            Weber Chimney Starters (regular and compact).
                            Joule, Instant Accu Slim.
                            GrillGrates.
                            Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
                            ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

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

                          #14
                          Welcome from Florida!

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