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  • kallbr
    Former Member
    • Dec 2018
    • 2

    New Member From Cincinnati, Ohio

    My name is Brett Kallini. I’m 13 years old and from Cincinnati, Ohio. For Christmas a couple days ago I received a Green Mountain Grills Davy Crockett pellet grill and a Masterbuilt 340g 40 inch electric smoker. I love them both. I’m looking for tips on how to smoke meat to have better results specifically on beef brisket, pork shoulder, and pork ribs. I also have been smoking meat for about a year. I just need helpful information on smoking meat. If there is anyone out there who can help me respond to this.
  • EdF
    EdF
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 3229
    • Atlantic Highlands, NJ
    • Uuni Pro (new kid in town)
      Karubeque C-60
      Large BGE since 2002 + plate setter + pizza stone + upper grid + stainless paella pan for drippings (the best!)
      TEC Cherokee FR since 2014 (portable infrared grill - does a mighty sear)
      Polyscience Sous Vide Pro since 2012 (wasn't much else available in those days)
      Thermapen
      Thermapen Air
      ThermaQ (or its predecessor)
      Thermoworks Hi temp IR
      BBQ Dragon & Chimney of Insanity
      Various other stuff

    #2
    Welcome Brett! For starts, head on over to the public side of the site, and explore the pages there. There are whole sections on most of those kinds of cooks that will tell you how and why. You want to build up your understanding of "why", because that will allow you to invent the "hows". Best wishes.

    When you have specific questions, ask them here on the forums.

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    • Mr. Bones
      Charter Member
      • Sep 2016
      • 9848
      • Kansas Territory
      • Grills / Smokers
        *********************************************

        Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
        Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
        Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
        Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
        Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
        Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
        Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
        Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
        Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
        Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
        Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

        Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
        Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
        Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

        Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
        Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
        Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
        Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
        Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
        Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
        (Lime Green)
        Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
        Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



        Thermometers:
        *********************************************
        Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
        Maverick ET-732, (Black)
        Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
        ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
        Blue ThermaPen Mk4
        Orange Thermapen Mk4
        Pink Thermapen Mk4
        ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
        ThermoWorks Smoke
        ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
        4 Pro Series cable extensions
        Smoke Gateway

        Accessories:
        *********************************************
        2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
        BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
        Warming shelf
        MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
        Backyard Grill marinade injector
        Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
        Bear Paws
        Meat Rakes
        BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



        Cookware:
        Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
        G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
        '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
        60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
        50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
        Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
        Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

        Cutlery, etc.:
        Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
        Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
        Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
        Multiple steels, from all over the planet
        Crock sticks
        Diamond stones, various
        Lansky Sharpening System

        Tableware
        Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
        Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
        Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

      #3
      Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
      Them is some nice cookers that ya got there, Brett!
      (And a very generous Santa!)

      Feel free to ask all kinda questions; th members here are friendly, an helpful, an have lots of knowledge, an experience

      Lotsa folks here, with pellet cookers, an even Green Mountains, specifically...they'll be able to give ya some collected experience, an wisdom that is second to none...tips an tricks are abundant, as well

      Plenty of electric smoker owners, an experience, advice, etc. here too

      I'm excited fer ya, an anxious to see yer Great Food, an yer new smokers in action!

      Got any pics of previous cooks? That'd jus be SO COOL

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      • MBMorgan
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 6436
        • 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

        #4
        Greetings from Colorado, Brett!

        As EdF said, there's a ton of good information on the free part of the site. A good place to start is here: https://amazingribs.com/tested-recipes

        ​​​​​​​... and as Mr. Bones said, feel free to ask questions here in the Pit because there's a ton of folks around here more than happy to help out.

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        • Keiferr
          Club Member
          • Jun 2018
          • 964
          • Southeast Michigan

          #5
          Welcome from southeast Michigan!

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          • holehogg
            Club Member
            • Nov 2017
            • 2532
            • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

            #6
            Greetings from South Africa lots of help here.
            Begin with the advice above.

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            • Donw
              Club Member
              • Jul 2017
              • 3401

              #7
              Welcome from Maryland

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              • RustyHaines
                Club Member
                • Sep 2017
                • 742
                • Tiedeman's Pond, WI

                #8
                Welcome to The Pit from Madison, WI

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                • rwalters
                  Club Member
                  • Aug 2017
                  • 408
                  • TN
                  • MAK 2 Star - MAK 3 Star - Camp Chef FTG900

                    I am not a vegetarian, but I eat animals that are

                  #9
                  13 years old and already smokin’. Love it!!! Welcome to the Pit

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                  • Troutman
                    Club Member
                    • Aug 2017
                    • 7609
                    • aka Troutman Taco - Hanging Free in Tejas

                    • OUTDOOR COOKERS

                      BBQ ACCESSORIES

                      WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES

                      SOUS VIDE

                      INDOOR COOKWARE


                    #10
                    Does my heart good to see you here young man, good for you. I can’t get my 13 yo to boil water much less want to learn how to better cook.

                    Look around the site, do your searches using the search engine and stay engaged. This is your chance to become a very good barbecue cook.

                    Remember to contribute as well, good or bad. Remember the more you stay engaged the more dividends will be returned to you. Look forward to seeing you around !!!!

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                    • RonB
                      Club Member
                      • Apr 2016
                      • 13321
                      • Near Richmond VA
                      • Weber Performer Deluxe
                        SNS
                        Pizza insert
                        Rotisserie
                        Smokenator 1000
                        Cookshack Smokette Elite
                        2 Thermapens
                        Chefalarm
                        Dot
                        lots of probes.
                        CyberQ

                      #11
                      Welcome to The Pit Brett! Glad to have you here. It looks like you want to be the best cook you can be. So I suggest you spend some time reading articles on the free side that discuss the "why" behind how things work. If you understand the principles, the "how" of recipes makes much more sense.

                      Christmas has passed, but I suspect you have a birthday coming next year, so I'm going to recommend two books that go into the science behind cooking:

                      Meathead Goldwin's The Science of Great BBQ and Grilling. This book has the info from the free side, but in a more logical manner.

                      Kenji Lopez Alt's The Food Lab. This book has a ton of great info on cooking in general, and will also help you with whatever you want to cook.

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                      • EdF
                        EdF commented
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                        Heartily seconded!

                      • Troutman
                        Troutman commented
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                        Third it

                      • HouseHomey
                        HouseHomey commented
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                        The motion unanimously passes!!!
                    • klflowers
                      Club Member
                      • Sep 2015
                      • 3559
                      • Tennessee

                      #12
                      Welcome to the pit from TN. Glad you are here.

                      Comment

                      • Oakgrovebacon
                        Club Member
                        • Apr 2016
                        • 1980
                        • South central Illinois

                        #13
                        Welcome to the Pit from Southern Illinois

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                        • LA Pork Butt
                          Charter Member
                          • Dec 2014
                          • 5587
                          • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                          #14
                          Welcome to the Pit! When I was a lot closer to your age one of my teachers said, “Experience is a hard teacher. She gives the test first and the lesson afterwards.” You have a great opportunity in the Pit to learn from other’s experience.

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                          • jgreen
                            Charter Member
                            • Oct 2014
                            • 2738
                            • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
                            • Cookers:
                              Broil King XL
                              Broil King Smoke
                              Weber Kettle 26
                              Grilla Pellet smoker
                              Capital 40 natural gas
                              Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

                              Thermometer:
                              Maverick 733
                              Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
                              Thermo works DOT (or two)
                              Fireboard (probably my favourite)
                              Thermworks Smoke (or two)

                              Accessories:
                              SnS (original, plus and XL)
                              DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
                              Vortex
                              Grillgrates
                              and, maybe some other toys as well

                            #15
                            Welcome from Winnipeg. Great to have someone your age join some of us old guys. I agree with the suggestion to start with the tips on the main site, then read or ask questions in here. The search function is pretty good to see if your question has already been asked and answered.

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                            • EdF
                              EdF commented
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                              But we don't really mind when the same question gets asked more than once. Helps us too!

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