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  • Mossy
    Former Member
    • Jul 2019
    • 7
    • Western New York

    Howdy from Western New York

    Hey everyone, glad to be here. Writing in from WNY (Buffalo/ Niagara Falls area). I've been around grills as long as I can remember - started off by watching Dad pour beers on cheap steaks over a propane fire and lava rocks (are those even around anymore?). Only to later learn that is a terrible method and why the meat was always dried out and gross, but it was time well spent with Dad nonetheless. Thankfully Mom started watching Food Network and we learned some better methods on keeping meat delicious while using a grill.
    One Father's Day we all pitched in and picked up a Weber Smokey Mountain. We had been watching some BBQ shows on TV and thought we'd give smoking a try. Glad we did, as some of the best meals we ever had came off it. Fast forward a few years and I've got a Weber 22" Kettle to grill/smoke for my wife and kids - we love it!
    I struggled a bit at first keeping temps while smoking ribs and butts, I was just piling up charcoal on one side and hoping for the best - results were... meh. Just recently picked up a slow n' sear which has made longer cooks SO much easier. The first pork butt I did on the SnS I followed instructions from the free portion of this site. Did the 24-hour dry brine, then sprinkled some of Meathead's Memphis Dust on it right before it hit the grill. I was able to keep the temp in range for most of the cook, even though we left for some errands and came back to a pretty low cooking temp. Fixed that up, then wrapped after the stall. I tell ya, it was the BEST pulled pork I've ever had . Awesome bark, decent smoke ring, perfectly moist meat, and the shoulder bone came out clean as a whistle:

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    Also made a delightful smoked meatloaf and baked taters. If I could, I'd grill every single day!
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    My next big cook will be this weekend, borrowing Dad's WSM to fit two huge chuck roasts on. I've been reading and watching videos on what to do with chuck roast and based on previous results from using this site, I'm anticipating this will be the best smoked roast ever! Stay tuned for results. Will try to post pictures from throughout the process, even though I'll have to wake up super early (planning to light up around 3:30a) to get done in time for the 1pm party.
    Looking forward to this and many more smokes. Thanks for such a great site!

  • Mr. Bones
    Charter Member
    • Sep 2016
    • 10018
    • 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 Scaleā€‹
      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

    #2
    Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
    Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

    Glad yer here, thanks fer th great pics, I'll be watchin fer more from ya, amigo!

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    • ComfortablyNumb
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 3478
      • Northeast Washington
      • KBQ C-60
        PK360
        Thermoworks Smoke
        Thermoworks Thermopop
        Thermoworks Dot

      #3
      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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      • mountainsmoker
        Banned Former Member
        • Jun 2019
        • 1815
        • Bryson City, NC

        #4
        Welcome from the mountains of NC spent some time up in the Oswego part of your state.

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        • HawkerXP
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 6325
          • Virginia
          • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
            Thermopops
            Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
            Slo n Sear
            Cold beer

          #5
          Welcome to the Pit!

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          • Texas Larry
            Club Member
            • May 2017
            • 1747
            • Wilson County, TX
            • Kamado Joe Big Joe 2
              Weber 22ā€ 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

            #6
            Welcome from south Texas! Those are beautiful cooks!

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            • DavidNorcross
              Club Member
              • Nov 2017
              • 2229
              • Virginia
              • SNS Kamado
                Weber Summit S-670
                Camp Chef FTG 600
                Camp Chef Escape

                Old Hickory Knives
                More Cast Iron than I care to admit

              #7
              Welcome from Virginia!

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              • Donw
                Club Member
                • Jul 2017
                • 3494

                #8
                Welcome from Maryland. Enjoy those chuckies

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                • LA Pork Butt
                  Charter Member
                  • Dec 2014
                  • 5655
                  • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                  #9
                  Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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                  • FireMan
                    Charter Member
                    • Jul 2015
                    • 8216
                    • Bottom of Winnebago

                    #10
                    Mossy you just nailed it. You are having just about enough FUN! That nā€™ things bein tasty. Welcome, eat good & continue with the fun!

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                    • ofelles
                      Club Member
                      • Jun 2018
                      • 2574
                      • Brentwood CA


                      #11
                      Welcome to the Pit from the California Delta. great looking pics.

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                      • JimLinebarger
                        Club Member
                        • Jun 2017
                        • 907
                        • Spokane Valley, Wa.
                        • Grills/Smokers
                          Blaze 32" 4-Burner Gas Grill w/infrared rear rotisserie burner
                          Weber Jumbo Joe
                          Weber 22" Master-Touch Kettle
                          Pit Barrel Cooker
                          Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain Series 36" Vertical Gas Smoker
                          Traeger Timberline 850

                          Thermometers
                          Thermoworks Smoke
                          Maverick ET-733
                          Thermapen Mk4, Red

                          Sous Vide
                          Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker, Bluetooth, 800W
                          Anova Precision Cooker Insulated Container
                          Lipavi C15 container and lid
                          Lipavi L15 Rack

                          Accessories
                          SNS
                          BBQ Guru DigiQ (for PBC and 22" Weber Kettle)
                          BBQ Dragon
                          BBQ Dragon Grill Table for 22" Weber Kettle
                          Fire Butler (for Weber 22")
                          Grill Grates for Jumbo Joe and Blaze grill
                          Hovergrill

                          About me
                          Name: Jim
                          Nick name: Bear
                          Location: Spokane Valley, Wa.
                          Born at a very young age at Egland AFB, Ft. Walton Beach, FL.

                          USAF vet, ECM (F4 & B52)/B52 Crew Chief, Computer Systems NCO, disabled
                          Former Computer Tech/Admin
                          Campus Manager/Lead Tech/Tech (IT) for The Kemtah Group contracted to Intel, Rio Rancho, NM.
                          Short Term Missionary to the Marshall Islands with MAPS of DFM of AOG

                        #12
                        Welcome form Spokane Valley, Wa.

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                        • djl
                          djl
                          Charter Member
                          • Sep 2014
                          • 116
                          • Western NY
                          • WSM 22.5
                            Weber 22.5 Kettle (2)
                            Slow n Sear
                            Smokenator 1000
                            Cajun Bandit Rotisserie
                            Vortex
                            Weber Genesis Silver B
                            Maverick ET-732 Maverick ET-732

                          #13
                          Welcome aboard neighbor

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                          • AverageJoe
                            Club Member
                            • Jun 2018
                            • 394
                            • Fruita Colorado
                            • Current Grills/Smoker (MCS is hitting)
                              Brinkman Trailmaster Ceramic Egg
                              Classic Pit Barrel Cooker with 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

                            #14
                            Welcome to the pit from Colorado. That is a heck of a cook worth of pictures you shared. Looking forward to your contributions.

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                            • RonB
                              Club Member
                              • Apr 2016
                              • 13522
                              • Near Richmond VA
                              • Weber Performer Deluxe
                                SNS
                                Pizza insert
                                Rotisserie
                                Smokenator 1000
                                Cookshack Smokette Elite
                                2 Thermapens
                                Chefalarm
                                Dot
                                lots of probes.
                                CyberQ

                              #15
                              Congrats on a successful cook, and welcome to the Pit.

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                              We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for March 18-20, 2022. More details and re-booking info coming soon! For now click here for more info.
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