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  • sheridan
    Club Member
    • Aug 2019
    • 22

    Newbie from Virginia

    Hello all. BBQ runs deep in my family history, though my skills are sorely lacking. Happy to receive any tips/recipes or anything else for ribs. Cheers!
  • holehogg
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 1903
    • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    #2
    Greetings from South Africa. Ask and you shall receive

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    • klflowers
      Club Member
      • Sep 2015
      • 2786
      • Tennessee

      #3
      Welcome from TN. After spending some time here, your skills won't be lacking for very long!

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      • SmokingSteve
        Club Member
        • Jun 2018
        • 279
        • Mesa Arizona
        • SmokingSteve

        #4
        Welcome from AZ, to a truly awesome forum! It has helped me significantly!

        Looking forward to hearing about your experiences, good or bad. (This is typically a judgement free zone)!

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        • Rob Johnston
          Club Member
          • Apr 2018
          • 331
          • Pittsburgh, PA

          #5
          Welcome from Pittsburgh!

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          • mountainsmoker
            Club Member
            • Jun 2019
            • 1714
            • Bryson City, NC

            #6
            Welcome from the mountains of NC. The biggest tip I can give you is to keep a diary of your cooks. Weather, meat, charcoal that you start with and add, vent settings and adjustments, time put on and taken off, if you crutch what temp do you do it, put on and take off temp, time in Cambro resting.

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            • HawkerXP
              Club Member
              • Jul 2016
              • 4697
              • Northern Virginia
              • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
                Thermopop
                Dot w two probes
                Slo n Sear
                Cold beer

              #7
              Welcome to the Pit! Where in old VA are you? Some of us VA, MD folks do a meatup usually in the spring. Camping, cooking and well, you know. Keep your eyes open for the next one. Good times.

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              • sheridan
                Club Member
                • Aug 2019
                • 22

                #8
                Thanks for the quick responses! I'm in Alexandria, VA. As for set up, I purchased a Monolith and have been using their "Hav'n a BBQ" stuff that came with it. I've used Costco ribs to get myself back into the swing.

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                • HawkerXP
                  HawkerXP commented
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                  I live near Dulles. Yes, Costco has some good meat.

                • shush
                  shush commented
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                  And I'm down 95 in Woodbridge. I can second Costco for the USDA Prime beef and they carry Swift Premium ribs in a 3 rack pack, for the same price as Giant charges fro a single rack. Welcome!
              • ofelles
                Club Member
                • Jun 2018
                • 1513
                • Brentwood CA
                • Yoder YS640 on Comp cart
                  Klose 20x42 Charcoal Grill
                  LSG Insulated Cabinet
                  Jumbo Joe
                  VacMaster Pro 380 sealer
                  FireBoard and Fan
                  Thermoworks Signal
                  Thermoworks Dot
                  Thermopen Mk4

                #9
                Welcome from the California Delta

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                • LA Pork Butt
                  Charter Member
                  • Dec 2014
                  • 4917
                  • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                  #10
                  Welcome to the Pit from Dallas! What do you cook on?

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                  • Donw
                    Club Member
                    • Jul 2017
                    • 2587

                    #11
                    Welcome from Maryland

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                    • AverageJoe
                      Club Member
                      • Jun 2018
                      • 388
                      • 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

                      #12
                      Welcome to the pit from Colorado

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                      • texastweeter
                        Club Member
                        • Jul 2017
                        • 2744
                        • Republic of Texas

                        #13
                        Howdy from Texas.

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                        • Spinaker
                          Moderator
                          • Nov 2014
                          • 10391
                          • Land of Tonka
                          • John "J R"
                            Instagram: JRBowlsby
                            Smokin' Hound Que
                            Minnesota/ United States of America

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                            Dexter (Beagle mix)
                            Kinnick (American Foxhound)
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                            Grills/Smokers/Fryers
                            Big Green Egg (Large) X2
                            Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

                            Broil King Keg
                            Karubeque C-60
                            Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
                            Lodge L410 Hibachi
                            Pit Barrel Cooker
                            Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
                            R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

                            Weber Spirit Gasser
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                            Thermometers
                            FireBoard (Base Package)
                            Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
                            Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
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                            Accessories
                            BBQ Dragon
                            Big Green Egg Plate Setter
                            Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
                            Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

                            Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
                            Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

                            Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
                            Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
                            Eggspander Kit X2
                            Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

                            Finex Cat Iron Line
                            FireBoard Drive
                            Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
                            Grill Grates
                            Joule Water Circulator
                            KBQ Fire Grate

                            Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
                            Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
                            Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
                            Large Vortex
                            Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
                            Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
                            Smithey No. 12
                            Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
                            Stargazer No.10, 12
                            Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
                            Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
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                            Fuel
                            FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
                            Kingsford Blue and White
                            Rockwood Lump Charcoal
                            Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
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                            Cutlery
                            Buck 119 Special
                            Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
                            Global
                            Shun
                            Wusthof
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                            Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

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                          • Texas Larry
                            Club Member
                            • May 2017
                            • 1090
                            • Wilson County, TX
                            • PrimoXL
                              Maverick 732
                              Thermoworks 2K Themocouple
                              Thermapen
                              Weber Go-Anywhere (for the beach!)
                              Dreaming of a really good stick-burner...
                              Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

                            #15
                            Welcome from Wilson County, Texas!

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                            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!

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

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                            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.

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                            Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet's Dual Tube Burners

                            the good one grill

                            The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King's proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

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

                            the good one grill

                            The Good-One Open Range is a charcoal grill with an offset smoke chamber attached. It is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. The grill sits low in front and doubles as a firebox for the smoke chamber which is spliced on above and behind so it can work like a horizontal offset smoker only better. 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.

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                            Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

                            Griddle And Deep Fryer All In One

                            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. Plus it has a built in cutting board, garbage bag holder, and paper towel holder. An additional work table on the left side provides plenty of counter space.

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                            Pit Barrel Cooker Smoker

                            The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

                            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 in the hardware stores because temperature control is so much easier. Best of all, it is only $299 delivered to your door!

                            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. Don't accept cheap substitutes.  Click here to read our test results and comprehensive review and why it won our Platinum Medal .


                            Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

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                            Char-Broil's Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you're off to the party! Char-Broil's TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

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                            The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

                            NK-22-Ck Grill

                            Their 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.

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                            G&F Suede Welder's Gloves

                            Heat Resistant Gloves With Extra Long Sleeves Hold The Hot Stuff

                            If you're using oven mitts at the grill, it's time to trade up. Say hello to these suede welder's gloves. They're heat resistant enough to handle hot grill grates, and flexible enough to handle tongs. The extra long sleeves even let you reach deep into the firebox to move hot logs without getting burned. Our Fave.

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                            GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

                            grill grates

                            GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, keep small foods from committing suicide, kill hotspots, are easier to clean, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily removed and moved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke to whatever is above. Every gas grill needs them.

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                            PK 360 grill

                            Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?

                            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 much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado. Beautifully designed and completely portable. Meathead says it is his preferrred grill.

                            Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

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                            kareubequ bbq smoker

                            Our Favorite Backyard 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

                            The First Propane Smoker With A Thermostat Makes 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


                            Professional Steakhouse Knife Set

                            masterbuilt gas smoker

                            Our founder, Meathead, wanted the same steak knives used by steakhouses such as Peter Luger, Smith & Wollensky, Morton's, Kobe Club, Palm, and many others. So he located the manufacturer and had them stamp our name on some. They boast pointed, temper-ground, serrated, high-carbon stainless-steel, half-tang blades with excellent cutting edge ability. The beefy hardwood handle provides a comfortable grip secured by three hefty rivets. He has machine washed his more than 100 times. They have never rusted and they stay shiny without polishing. Please note that we do not make, sell, or distribute these knives, they just engrave them with our name.

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                            Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

                            fireboard bbq thermometer

                            With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.

                            Click here to read our detailed review


                            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.

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