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  • dpsphotos
    Former Member
    • Mar 2015
    • 63
    • Carlsbad, CA

    Newbie from CA

    Hello Everyone. I am new to the world of BBQ, yes I was one that thought chicken and steaks on a gas grill was considered about the only type of BBQ. Anyhow, after finding this place and a few other sites I have gotten into low and slow over the past year or so. I just purchased a Pit Barrel which is my first ever smoker. I attended a few CBBQA events for fun and am excited to try my hands at smoking. I just finished my first chicken cook on the Pit and am going to do some spares this weekend.

    If I had to choose my favorite BBQ food it would be beef ribs. I still have not found any good beef back bones and most of the short ribs have been chopped to bite size morsels around here. I hope to land a good beef rack from a butcher and try that out on the Pit Barrel. The wife likes pulled pork so that will probably be my next cook.

    Excited to be here and learn as I go...

    Cheers,
    Daniel
  • David Parrish
    Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
    • May 2014
    • 5042
    • Charlotte, NC
      • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
      • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
      • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
      • LOTS of accessories
      • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
      • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
      • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
      • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
      • President/Owner - SnS Grills

    #2
    Welcome Daniel! We're glad you're here. Great barbecue awaits!

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    • jmott7
      Charter Member
      • Dec 2014
      • 170
      • Woodland Hills, CA
      • PBC
        Weber Performer
        Rotisserie Ring
        Rotisserie Basket
        Smokenator
        Maverick 732 (featuring a melted back panel, courtesy of a disastrous attempt at pizza)
        Thermoworks Pocket Thermometer
        Three Bricks

      #3
      Welcome, Daniel. I'm also in CA (Studio City), and also have a PBC. Having a lot of fun with it. Anyway, I don't know where in CA you are, but there are a bunch of people here with good lines on butchers all over the place. Enjoy!

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      • Dr ROK
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 1350
        • Morrill, Nebraska
        • Retired high school teacher and principal
          Dr ROK - Rider of Kawasaki &/or rock and roll fan
          Yoder 640 on Husker themed comp cart
          Cookshack Smokette smoker
          Antique refrigerator smoker
          Weber 22 1/2" kettle w/ GrillGrates AND Slow and Sear
          Rec Tec Mini Portable Tailgater w/ GrillGrates
          Plenty of GrillGrates
          Uuni wood pellet oven, first generation
          Roccbox Pizza Oven
          Meater Block
          "Go Big Red" Thermopen instant read thermometer
          Ultrafast instant read thermometer
          CDN quick read thermometer
          Maverick ET-732 thermometer
          Maverick ET-735 thermometer
          Tru-Temp wireless thermometer
          Infrared thermometer (Mainly use for pizza on the Uuni and Roccbox)

          Beverages - Is there really anything other than Guinness? Oh yeah, I forgot about tequila!

        #4
        Welcome to the Pit. You'll be amazed at the amount of info here that'll take your que to the next level many times over.

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        • Breadhead
          Banned Former Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 0

          #5
          Dpsphotos... Welcome to the tribe. The best place to buy beef and pork in California is Costco. Most of their selection is usda Choice and they sometimes have Prime. Bristol Farms has a better high end selection of wagyu but they are more expensive on all grades than Costco.

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          • Huskee
            Administrator
            • May 2014
            • 15303
            • central MI, USA
            • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

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              Smokers / Grills
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              • Grilla Silverbac pellet grill
              • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (SnSK)
              • Dyna-Glo XL Premium dual chamber charcoal grill
              • Weber 22" Original Kettle Premium (copper)
              • Weber 26" Original Kettle Premium (black)
              • Weber Jumbo Joe Gold (18.5")
              • Weber Smokey Joe Silver (14.5")
              • Brinkmann cabinet charcoal smoker (repurposed)

              Thermometers
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              • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
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              • Thermapen MkII, orange
              • ThermoPop, yellow
              • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
              • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
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              • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

              Accessories
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              • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
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              • Weber grill topper
              • Slow 'N Sear Original, XL, and SnS Charcoal Basket (for Jumbo Joe)
              • Drip 'N Griddle Pan, 22' Easy Spin Grate, and Elevated Cooking grate, by ABCbarbecue
              • Pittsburgh Digital Moisture Meter

              Beverages
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              • Fav other beer: DAB, Sam Adams regular, Third Shift amber or Coors Batch 19, Stella Artois
              • Fav cheap beers: Pabst, High Life, Hamm's & Stroh's
              • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
              • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
              • Whiskey: Buffalo Trace, Eagle Rare, E.H. Taylor, Blanton's, Old Forester 1870, Elijah Craig, Basil Hayden's. Neat please.
              • Scotch: Current favorite- The Arran (anything by them), Glenmorangie 12yr Lasanta, sherry cask finished. The Balvenie Double Wood, also like Oban 18yr, and The Glenlivet Nadurra (Oloroso sherry cask finished) among others. Neat please.

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            #6
            Welcome dpsphotos ! Glad to have you here in The Pit, and thank you your support. As soon as Jerod Broussard hears you mention the PBC he'll come running blowing a party whistle and flinging confetti, he's the PBC guru. Lol. There are lots of folks here who can get you on the road to pro-quality results on that device.

            I too loooove beef ribs!

            Since this is your first post, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains a few how-tos and please-dos.

            Hope to hear & see more from you!

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            • Jerod Broussard
              Moderator
              • Jun 2014
              • 9859
              • East Texas
              • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
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                Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
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                Maverick ET-732 White
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                2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
                Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
                Thermoworks Timestick
                Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
                B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
                B & B Pellets

              #7
              ha ha ha ha ha Huskee

              The family here doesn't care for beef ribs much. I think the quality of those is lacking compared to what we get in pork. I know if we had some quality short plates it would at least be a little different.

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              • Jon Solberg
                Former Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 4819

                #8
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