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Taking the next step in grilling & smoking

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  • maximweinstein
    Club Member
    • Dec 2018
    • 10
    • Boston area

    Taking the next step in grilling & smoking

    Hi everyone,

    I joined the Club recently, and I'm loving all the great advice and the sense of community.

    I've been grilling for a long time on Weber gas grills. After reading Meathead's book and a bunch on this site, I decided it was time to up my game a bit. Thanks to some helpful advice, my Weber is now sporting a set of GrillGrates, and I've had a successful first cook with my Pit Barrel Cooker.

    With a tiny, uncovered patio at my house in New England, I really don't have the luxury of grilling year-round. (During the winter, I need the patio space to pile up shoveled snow. Besides, my commitment to grilling is often superseded by my desire to stay warm and dry.) That means, though, that I try to get the most out of my summer weekends. The PBC looks to be a great addition, and it doesn't take up too much space on the patio.

    I look forward to continuing to learn and be inspired by the rest of the Pitmaster Club community!

    Regards,
    Max
  • AverageJoe
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 394
    • Fruita Colorado
    • Current Grills/Smoker (MCS is hitting)
      Brinkman Trailmaster Ceramic Egg
      Classic Pit Barrel Cooker with
      US ARMY logo plate
      Nexgrill Deluxe 6 burner gas grill

      Accessories
      CGS special order WOO Ring
      CGS 13" round ceramic stone
      Thermoworks Black Thermapen MK4
      Thermoworks BlueDot
      Thermoworks Smoke

      Cutlery/Prep Stuff
      Dalstrong 12" Granton Edge Slicer
      OXO Steel Chef's Mandoline Slicer
      Random other knives and shears

    #2
    I first started my smoking adventure when I was living in Wilder Vermont. I made a little spot just off my tiny deck that I had and that was where I had my WSM setup. Used it year round once I got the vents dialed in. I now live in Colorado just north of Denver and I use my grills all year round here as well. I like being able to have smoked meat year round so I compromise and do it on some of the nicer days.

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    • Greygoose
      Club Member
      • May 2019
      • 702
      • South Shore,MA

      #3
      Snow melts,,,,quickly when ur cookin’ out doors
      I’ll take snow over rain any day
      and a single malt when I’m gettin’ tuned in,,,,,

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      • HouseHomey
        Club Member
        • May 2016
        • 5507
        • 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.

        #4
        Huntington Beach welcomes you sir.

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        • Troutman
          Club Member
          • Aug 2017
          • 7616
          • aka Troutman Taco - Hanging Free in Tejas

          • OUTDOOR COOKERS

            BBQ ACCESSORIES

            WOOD & PELLET PREFERENCES

            SOUS VIDE

            INDOOR COOKWARE


          #5
          Welcome Max from the hot State of Texas. No snow stopping cooking outdoors here !!

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

            #6
            Welcome from southeast Michigan!

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            • ComfortablyNumb
              Club Member
              • May 2017
              • 3464
              • Northeast Washington
              • KBQ C-60
                PK360
                Thermoworks Smoke
                Thermoworks Thermopop
                Thermoworks Dot

              #7
              Welcome to the Pit from the Okanogan Valley of 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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              • smokin fool
                Club Member
                • Apr 2019
                • 2156
                • Mississauga, Ont

                #8
                Pile the snow somewhere else, put on a hoodie, get a bottle of Bulleit bourbon, nothing better than a winter day smoke.
                Don't get me wrong I hope winter stays away for a long time but when its here embrace it....or head to Jamaica, I do both.

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                • Elton's BBQ
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 2528
                  • Saltnes Norway
                  • Genesis 320 Limited
                    Weber One Touch 57cm
                    Weber Smokey Mountain 47cm

                  #9
                  Welcome to the Pit!
                  Cheers from Norway

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                  • Texas Larry
                    Club Member
                    • May 2017
                    • 1679
                    • Wilson County, TX
                    • Kamado Joe Big Joe 2
                      Weber 22” Premium/SNS
                      Weber Jumbo Joe/SNS
                      JoeTisserie
                      Thermoworks Smoke
                      Thermoworks 2K Thermocouple
                      Thermapen
                      Thermapop
                      Thermoworks Dash
                      Too many gadgets, accessories, and tools
                      Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

                    #10
                    Welcome from south Texas, where the only hindrances to grilling 365 are searing heat on many afternoons and the occasional violent thunderstorm! Doesn’t stop us though🤣

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                    • Razor
                      Club Member
                      • Mar 2018
                      • 284
                      • Pittsburgh

                      #11
                      A couple of paving stones from your local landscaping supply company and you can go year round. 😉

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                      • Bkhuna
                        Club Member
                        • Apr 2019
                        • 610
                        • Merritt Island Florida

                        #12
                        I once lived in a small farming village in Japan. Even with snow on the ground, I managed to light up the grill (a novelty in Japan for homes). Old ladies would walk past our house, peer over the wall and mutter about the crazy gaijin standing out in the falling snow while cooking.

                        After living there a couple of years, they started inviting me to festivals, parties, etc. Then I started having neighbors over where I grilled burgers and got dogs (they love American stuff). One year I smoked a couple of turkeys and had about 20 over for an American Thanksgiving. The expression of people that had never see a turkey before was priceless.

                        Soon, every get together included me and my Weber's.

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                        • ofelles
                          Club Member
                          • Jun 2018
                          • 2455
                          • Brentwood CA
                          • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
                            Klose 20x42 Charcoal Grill
                            LSG Insulated Cabinet
                            Jumbo Joe
                            VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
                            FireBoard and Pit Bull fan
                            Thermoworks Signal
                            Thermoworks Dot
                            Thermopen Mk4

                          #13
                          Welcome to the Pit from the California Delta. Year round cooking, earthquakes mean we might have to chase the grill down though.
                          Last edited by ofelles; June 28, 2019, 08:24 AM.

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                          • holehogg
                            Club Member
                            • Nov 2017
                            • 2533
                            • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

                            #14
                            Greetings from South Africa.
                            I will not moan about having to contest with PE wind again.

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