Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 3 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 2 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse

Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

SOLD OUT! Secure your spot on our waitlist now. First-come, first-served!
Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis)
See more
See less

Hello from Canadian Lakes, MI

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • BourBonQ
    replied
    Welcome from the Lowcountry of South Carolina

    Leave a comment:


  • Spinaker
    replied
    Welcome to The Pit! We are happy to have you.

    Leave a comment:


  • BBQ_Steve-O
    replied
    Welcome to the Pit from NW Washington State!

    Controlling airflow in your kettle is key to temp control. As Mr. Bones mentioned, using clamps or something to squeeze the lid down helps a lot. I use Bulldog-clips for the same effect, just my own preference.

    If you want to hang out with BBQ folks, you came to the right place brother!

    Leave a comment:


  • ComfortablyNumb
    replied
    Welcome to the Pit DaveS121 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.

    Leave a comment:


  • DaveS121
    commented on 's reply
    On my kettle grill for a 2-3 hour cook I use about 3/4 full charcoal chimney of fully engaged Kingford briquettes.

  • Mr. Bones
    replied
    Nice to hear from ya, after 2 years, brother!
    Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

    I'd also be interested in what brand charcoal are ya usin, how many, an lit, vs unlit, at startup...

    Alla this will help home in on some good answers fer ya...

    Lookin forward to learnin along with ya, Keep th Smoke Rollin!

    Leave a comment:


  • Mr. Bones
    commented on 's reply
    JGo37 ya might consider lookin in th Electrical section of yer local hardware superstore, fer some beam clamps; mebbe that'd give ya someplace to start...or at least give ya some ideas...

  • Keiferr
    replied
    Welcome from southeast Michigan!

    Leave a comment:


  • Nate
    replied
    Welcome from Indiana

    Leave a comment:


  • HawkerXP
    commented on 's reply
    Then I heard about the “snake method” which worked good also. But once I got my SnS I was more consistent in my cooking. Do so reading here and at the abcbarbecue.com

  • HawkerXP
    commented on 's reply
    Before I came here I used the Weber charcoal baskets and I found that 14 hot coals would give me 225 to 240. I had to keep adding about 6 unlit bricketts every half hour. Great if you have nothing else to do.

  • DaveS121
    commented on 's reply
    My email address is correct and I receive emails from AmazingRibs.com. A small world. Working on homes in CL did you know Jim Diehm a local, retired, general contractor? We retired to CL from Chicago in 2016. We vacationed at St. Ives in 2011. What drew us to the area were the bicycle trails. We met Jim Diehm through a local bicycle group, Silver Spokes of Mecosta County. We love it here.

  • FireMan
    replied
    RonB mentioned the SnS. You really need to get it. Your whole kettle experience will change. Welcome after 2 years! Eat good & have fun!

    Leave a comment:


  • Huskee
    replied
    Welcome to The Pit DaveS121! We appreciate your support and I'm glad you popped in to say hello.

    I live just under an hour NE of you. I used to be very familiar with Canadian Lakes. In fact, in the late 90s to mid/late 2000s I worked on countless homes in CL doing insulation & drywall, sunrooms, etc. Even one of the hotels there, I wanna say St Ives.

    Since you’re new here, 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 Account tab. You currently cannot change your email on file with us yourself since it’s tied to your Pitmaster Club account as well as our payment processor, Stripe, if you’re a paying member. Don’t worry though, we’d be happy to change it for you, just click here to fill out an email change request.
    2. 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. (Paid members get automatic monthly entry, whereas Free Trial members or general public must enter manually.) We’d hate to have to pick another person because you don’t answer us!

    Hope to hear & see more from you!

    Leave a comment:


  • RonB
    replied
    Welcome to The Pit Dave. Do you have a Slow N Sear for the kettle/ That will help with holding temps.

    Leave a comment:

Announcement

Collapse

Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

SOLD OUT! Secure your spot on our waitlist now. First-come, first-served!
Click here for details. (https://amazingribs.com/memphis)
See more
See less
Working...
X
false
0
Guest
500
["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
false
false
{"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
Meat-Up in Memphis

Spotlight

These are not ads or paid placements. These Are Some Of Our Favorite Tools And Toys.

These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

Use our links when you buy things

Many merchants pay us a small referral fee when you click our links and purchase from them. On Amazon it works on everything from grills to diapers, they never tell us what you bought, it has zero impact on the price you pay, but has a major impact on our ability to improve this site! If you like AmazingRibs.com, please save this link and use it every time you go to Amazon

If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

slow n sear
The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

the good one grill
The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

Click here to read our complete review


Griddle And Deep Fryer In One

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker
The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all!

Click here to read our detailed review and to order


The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker
The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

Click here to read our detailed review and the raves from people who own them


The Undisputed Champion!

thermapen
The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. The MK4 includes features that are common on high-end instruments: automatic backlight and rotating display. Don't accept cheap substitutes.

Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review


Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

Grilla pellet smoker
We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5" x 29.5" footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.

Click here for our review on this unique smoker


Delta by Nuke,
Stylish and Affordable
Gaucho Grill

Weber Genesis Grill
Delta by Nuke burns wood or charcoal and comes with an adjustable height grill grate. This Argentinian grill will get your flame on!

Click here to read our complete review


Genesis II E-335
A Versatile Gasser That Does It All!

Weber Genesis Grill
Webers� Genesis line has long been one of the most popular choices for gas grillers. The new Genesis II E-335 offers solid performance, a sear burner for sizzling heat and an excellent warranty.

Click here to read our complete review


GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

grill grates
GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily rmoved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

PK 360 grill
The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

Click here to order directly and get an exclusive AmazingRibs.com deal


Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

kareubequ bbq smoker

The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

Click here for our review of this superb smoker


Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

masterbuilt gas smoker
This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175? to 350?F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

Click here to read our detailed review


Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

maverick PT55 thermometer
A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

Click here to read our complete review


Track Up To Six Temperatures At Once

Grilla pellet smoker
FireBoard Drive 2 is an updated version of a well-received product that sets the standard for performance and functionality in the wireless food thermometer/thermostatic controller class.

Click here for our review of this unique device


The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

NK-22-Ck Grill
Napoleon's NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

Click here for more about what makes this grill special


Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill
Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

Click here to read our detailed review and to order