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  • HawkerXP
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    Probe should be in the area where your meat will be, yes. But get it up off the grate. Use the clip that came with it or stick the probe through a small ball of foil.

    Also, keep probe at least 2 to 3 inches away from the meat.

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  • donsut
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    Thank you all. I do have one silly question....

    Temperature wise when indirect cooking, do I put my probe in the air around the area of where the meat will be or is okay to let it rest on the grid?

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  • donsut
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    Originally posted by Spinaker View Post
    Welcome to the Pit! Thanks for joining up!


    Also, it's very important that you:[LIST][*]Check the email we have on file for you by clicking your name in the upper-right, then User Settings, then the Notifications tab.
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  • Henrik
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    Welcome to the pit! Now that was one of the better intros I've read. Particularly about your experiences, and if I may, 'enlightenment'. It sure helps that you bought one of the best ceramic grills out there. The Primo Oval will not disappoint, I guarantee you that. Just let us know when you have any questions, we're all here to help. And share photos of your cooks!

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  • kamadoRob
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    Hello and welcome from Colorado!

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  • Keltonfoss
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    Hello from Montana, I am also new to the forum, Welcome

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  • Spinaker
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    Welcome to the Pit! Thanks for joining up!

    When you have a second, give this thread a once over. There is some important information for you. This information will ensure you get the most out of your experience here in The Pit.

    Also, it's very important that you:
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    Thank you for your support. We are excited to have you and we look forward to your contributions.

    -Spinaker

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  • ComfortablyNumb
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    Welcome to the Pit donsut from NE Washington state. 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. Go to this thread to post where you work and what your hobbies are and get to know other members here. We are happy to have you along and looking forward to your participation.

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  • HouseHomey
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    Huntington Beach welcomes you and the new coooker. Heck, show us the pics when it gets there!!

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  • Troutman
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    Hey brother, welcome from the Katy area. BTW you're gonna love that Primo. Show us some pics after you get some cooks under your belt !!!

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  • donsut
    started a topic I'm In, from Houston...

    I'm In, from Houston...

    Another Houston guy here. I've been "grilling" 3-4x's a week for the last 10 years. I thought I knew a lot about grilling because my steak and chicken tasted better than that from a restaurant. After 5 or 6 burger bond fires and 8+ years of active duty my Weber gas grill was replaced by an MHP grill. After fighting with the settings of the MHP and trying to get the temperatures and cooking correct, I started reading more on grilling. That led me to the Meathead book and that led me to this forum.

    When I first read the book it says "...sadly, neither do most modern backyard cooks, who throw meals into the sacrificial pyre and are doomed to serve carbon-coated chicken wings and hockey-puck burgers..." Whoa, you hooked me in at hello....

    Using what I've learned over the last few weeks (using a thermometer, indirect cooking, lower heat, etc) my steaks have gone from good to great with a just a few minor but critical modifications. My 10 years of previous experience was basically "throwing meals in to the sacrificial pyre..." We're on the right course now!

    As I sit here typing this, I've taken the day off from work and am waiting patiently for my primo oval XL to be delivered sometime today from a local dealer. Though I've read and learned so much over the last few weeks, I still have so many questions. More importantly, I'm ready to try some of this stuff I've learned and start experimenting.

    I used to sit and wonder why my friends would spend all day on the weekend sitting around the pit. While the food was good the "wasted day" hardly seemed worth it. Now I'm starting to get it and I can't wait to "waste" this 3-day weekend I have sitting around the pit.

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