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    Greetings from Richmond, VA!

    My name is Joe and about a year ago I moved from an apartment into a single family home. My first purchase was a 50$ electric Masterbuilt smoker off craigslist. I started off smoking chicken, pork shoulders, maybe some ribs here or there. Every Satruday and Sunday I'd set the smoker and check on it once or twice throughout the day and return to some magical smoked meat. For thanksgiving, I had a "friendsgiving" and smoked my first turkey using the amazing smoked Turkey guide on this site. Around February I tried smoking a brisket, which was amazing.

    After about 10 months of smoking weekly, I found that I had hit a ceiling to how good meat could be coming out of the Masterbuilt electric. After doing some research, I spent about 250$ on a char griller akron and some accessories such as a partyIQ fan/temp control, and a pizza stone. In the last three months, I've still been out there every week checking my vents, loading charcoal, adding chips. I love everything about smoking meat and looking forward to learning everything I can about it here on the forum.

    I bought meatheads book which is amazing and I direct everyone I know towards this site.

    Welcome to the Pit from nothern Virginia! "Birth Place of BBQ"


      Welcome to The Pit from Midlothian Joe.
      Last edited by RonB; August 6, 2017, 09:16 AM.


        Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to th' Pit!!
        Glad ya' joined us, here!
        Have a Smokey Sunday!


          Huntington Beach welcomes you, not the birthplace of BBQ.


            Welcome to the pit! You're well on your way, cool story! We look forward to photos of your cooks, and there's plenty of smart people here to help out and cheer you on.

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              Welcome to The Pit! Great to have you here Joe!


                Welcome to The Pit! Born and raised in Richmond and Midlothian, now reside in NC since 2008.


                  Welcome to the Pit from Midlothian.


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                      Welcome from Farmville, Va.


                        Welcome to fun in the Pit!


                          Welcome JoeSkolnik


                            Welcome to fun and learning!


                              Welcome aboard, eat good & have fun! Now, what is in store for your next cooker, eh, eh, eh.



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