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  • BrianL
    Former Member
    • Jun 2016
    • 2
    • Petaluma

    Hello from Sonoma County!

    Been smoking for years, finally decided to jump in and join!

    I have a Grilldome Smoker and love it, it works great for medium to long cooks, just wish it held more meat...

    I'm excited to be part of the community!

    Brian


  • hoovarmin
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 1045
    • Neptune Beach, FL
    • Weber Performer 22
      SNS
      Joule
      Thermoworks Smoke
      Thermoworks Thermapen
      Kingsford Blue Bag

    #2
    Awesome cooker! Welcome from Neptune Beach, FL, and post lot's of pics, please.

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    • BrianL
      BrianL commented
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      Thanks! Will do!
  • Henrik
    Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
    • Jul 2014
    • 4290
    • Stockholm, Sweden

    #3
    Hi Brian, and a big welcome to the pit! That Grill dome smoker sure looks good, which color is yours?

    Since you’re new, and if you haven't already done so, 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.

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    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) ”Huskee” with your email change request, or via email at [email protected]

    Add the domain AmazingRibs.com to your email safe list. We NEVER spam! This is important so you can receive special deals we occasionally work out for our members, 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)!

    Thanks for joining!

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    • BrianL
      BrianL commented
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      It is black. I've cooked everything in it, retains moisture super well, never use a water bath. I will do my homework!

    • Henrik
      Henrik commented
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      Black is the new black :-) Cool smoker for sure. Can't wait to see photos of your cooks!
  • LA Pork Butt
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 5349
    • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

    #4
    Welcome to the Pit! You might try the Ceramic Grill Store for expanders I have some for my Big Green Egg.

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    • BrianL
      BrianL commented
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      Thanks, I will look into those
  • MBMorgan
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 6191
    • 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

    #5
    Welcome from Colorado!

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    • BrianL
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      Thanks!
  • ComfortablyNumb
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 3233
    • Northeast Washington
    • KBQ C-60
      PK360
      Thermoworks Smoke
      Thermoworks Thermopop
      Thermoworks Dot

    #6
    Welcome to the Pit from NE Washington state who used to live in Contra Costa county and spent a lot of time in wine country. Along with tips, techniques, and recipes about BBQ we have a lot of fun. If you like music, go to this thread to hear what others are listening to and share what you like. For jokes, go to this thread. Happy to have you along and looking forward to your participation.

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    • BrianL
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      Thanks, I will check out those threads!
  • HouseHomey
    Club Member
    • May 2016
    • 5263
    • 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.

    #7
    Hey Sonoma! Huntington Beach welcomes you! Perhaps a kettle 26 with a SnS. That should do you just fine at a bargain value.

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    • BrianL
      BrianL commented
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      Thanks HB! I will check that out.
  • ecowper
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 3262
    • Maple Valley, WA
    • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
      Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

      Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
      Thermometer = Maverick ET732
      Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
      Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
      Thermapen Classic = Grey
      PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

      Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
      Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
      Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
      Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

      Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


      Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

    #8
    Welcome aboard BrianL .... Hopefully you and your family came through the Tubbs Fire without too much danger or damage.

    I’m originally from Northern California, born at Sutter Memorial Hospital in Sacramento, grew up in the Rocklin/Loomis/Lincoln area. These days I live in Washington, kind of southeast of Seattle. I’m basically halfway from Seattle to MT. Rainier My dad lives in Santa Rosa these days. Whereabouts are you?

    Looking forward to seeing and hearing about your BBQ!

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    • BrianL
      BrianL commented
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      I'm in Petaluma, so a lot of smoke and ash, but we are all ok, thanks for asking!

    • ComfortablyNumb
      ComfortablyNumb commented
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      BrianL Did you go to Kenilworth? Mr. Cardwell is a friend of mine.

    • ecowper
      ecowper commented
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      BrianL glad all is well. My dad’s house is about 1 mile south of Coffey Park in Santa Rosa. My stepmother is a Cuneo, they have a ranch out on the west side of 101 in Petaluma.
  • Nate
    Former Member
    • Apr 2015
    • 3811
    • Quarantined

    #9
    Welcome from Indiana

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    • BrianL
      BrianL commented
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      thanks!
  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 5486
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Thermopops
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    #10
    Welcome to the Pit from Virginia!

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    • BrianL
      BrianL commented
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      thanks!
  • 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.

    #11
    Welcome BrianL

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    • BrianL
      BrianL commented
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      Thanks!
  • 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

    #12
    Welcome to the Pit! Have fun and eat good food.

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    • BrianL
      BrianL commented
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      Thanks! We do!
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 12695
    • 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 Brian.

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    • BrianL
      BrianL commented
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      thanks!
  • fuzzydaddy
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 4957
    • Winchester TN
    • Hardware
      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, GrateGriddles.
      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, SPOG.

    #14
    Welcome from Pensacola FL!

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    • BrianL
      BrianL commented
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      Thanks!
  • Oakgrovebacon
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 1874
    • South central Illinois

    #15
    Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois

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    • BrianL
      BrianL commented
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      Thanks!

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