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  • geoNaCl
    Club Member
    • Sep 2019
    • 30
    • Taylors, SC
    • Cookers
      • Oklahoma Joe's Bronco Drum Smoker
      • Char-griller Duo 5050, gas and charcoal

      Thermos
      • Fireboard
      • Thermapen Classic
      • back half of a Maverick ET-732 that other half quick working on me

      Accessories
      • Ove Glove (2)
      • Weber chimney
      • Thermoworks Timestick Trio

      Root Beers: Bulldog, Boylan, Sprecher, Hires, Virgil's, Maine Root, others I forget

      Patrick
      Taylors, SC (in the Upcountry)
      I do I.T. work now, but I have two English degrees

    Good bread, good meat...Good Lord, let's eat!

    Greetings, grillmasters!

    I discovered the site a few years ago when I took a stab at ribs and wanted reputable advice—I found it! When I got serious recently about the purchase of a dedicated smoker, I realized how valuable the Pitmaster Club could be and just how far down the rabbit hole you rib-sniffers have gone. And I wanna whiff o' that!

    I made a modest investment in mastering the charcoal arts in 2007 with a Walmart rust magnet. I was hooked by the smokey depth it added (in addition to the obvious primal arousal of watching and smelling as tangible fuels combust at my command). I replaced it with the aggressively-priced but versatile Char-griller Duo 5050, but I still prefer the charcoal side when there is time. Here I am braving the "adverse conditions" to put flame under meat while my South Carolina neighbors hoarded bread and milk.
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    I'm proud of my history in the Carolinas, and the barbecue I'm partial to is pulled pork (with a sweeter sauce or mustard-base now and then) or ribs (with no sauce, if I can get 'em juicy and rubbed with the right stuff). As a charcoal newb, I worked on dialing in my burgers (my wife's "last meal" now), and stuck mostly to steaks, chops, and chicken thighs. Jamie Purviance's Weber books taught me the basics, like two-zone fires, and I still use several of the recipes.

    But now that I've nabbed a Bronco drum smoker, I have my sights set on Invite-him-to-the-Fourth ribs and Let's-just-stay-home Boston butt!
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    Maybe I will post a newer photo or several of myself cooking or with an empty plate soon. I do enjoy pointing a camera at things if I'm not licking my fingers. Meanwhile, I'll post a larger copy of my avatar, taken by my wife while I heaped burning coals on the heads of my enemies. Look for me soon in the brand new Bronco channel or in the Pork channel getting rib advice and posting my nerd graphs. My project for this fall is juicy, tender dry rub ribs, and at the first sample, my wife's cousin said, "Forget turkey—bring these to Thanksgiving!"
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  • Donw
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 3293

    #2
    Welcome from Maryland

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    • ofelles
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 2257
      • 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

      #3
      Welcome from a "Rib-Sniffer" on the California Delta. Good thing I'm not sensitive, or as a good friend once said a "touchy bast*#d"

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      • klflowers
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 3475
        • Tennessee

        #4
        Welcome from TN. I think you are going to fit right in around here.

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        • Mudkat
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          My thoughts exactly!
      • mountainsmoker
        Banned Former Member
        • Jun 2019
        • 1849
        • Bryson City, NC

        #5
        Nice Smokey Joe barrel. You can do a lot with it. Welcome from the mountains of NC.

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

            Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

            Smokers / Grills
            • Yoder loaded Wichita offset smoker
            • PBC
            • 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
            • (3) Maverick XR-50: 4-probe Wireless Thermometers
            • (7) Maverick ET-732s
            • (1) Maverick ET-735 Bluetooth (in box)
            • (1) Smoke by ThermoWorks
            • (1) Signals by ThermoWorks
            • Thermapen MkII, orange
            • ThermoPop, yellow
            • ThermoWorks ChefAlarm
            • Morpilot 6-probe wireless
            • ThermoWorks Infrared IRK2
            • ThermoWorks fridge & freezer therms as well

            Accessories
            • Instant Pot 6qt
            • Anova Bluetooth SV
            • Kitchen Aide mixer & meat grinder attachment
            • Kindling Cracker King (XL)
            • BBQ Dragon
            • Weber full & half chimneys, Char-Broil Half Time chimney
            • 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
            • Favorite summer beer: Leinenkugels Summer & Grapefruit Shandy, Hamm's, Michelob Ultra Pure Gold
            • 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.

            About me
            Real name: Aaron
            Location: Farwell, Michigan- near Clare. (dead center of lower peninsula)

            Occupation:
            • Healthcare- Licensed & Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) for MidMichigan Health, a University of Michigan Health System.

          #6
          Welcome to The Pitmaster Club! Loved reading you intro. Thanks for your support!

          I too like the same kinda pulled pork and ribs as you. If you care to look at or try, I have a rib rub recipe and a few BBQ sauce ("shawsh") recipes you may be interested in trying out.

          Since you’re new here, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains a few how-tos and please-dos. This will help you learn your way around so you can get the best experience from our forum.

          Also, it's very important that you:
          1. Give us an email address you actually use. You can check the email we have on file for you by clicking your username in the top-right, then User Settings, then the Account tab. You currently cannot change your email on file with us yourself since it’s tied to your Pitmaster Club account as well as our payment processor if you’re a paying member. Don’t worry though, we’d be happy to change it for you, just click here to fill out an email change request.
          2. Add the domain AmazingRibs.com to your email safe list. We NEVER spam! This is important so you can receive special deals we occasionally work out for our members, receive notices about your account, such as if you’re up for renewal or are ever drawn as our monthly “Great Giveaway” Monthly Sweepstakes winner, which is open to all USA members. (Paid members get automatic monthly entry, whereas Free Trial members or general public must enter manually.) We’d hate to have to pick another person because you don’t answer us!
          Hope to hear & see more from you!

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          • MBMorgan
            Club Member
            • Sep 2015
            • 6358
            • 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

            #7
            Welcome from Colorado ...

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            • RonB
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 13103
              • Near Richmond VA
              • Weber Performer Deluxe
                SNS
                Pizza insert
                Rotisserie
                Smokenator 1000
                Cookshack Smokette Elite
                2 Thermapens
                Chefalarm
                Dot
                lots of probes.
                CyberQ

              #8
              Welcome to The Pit. Nice intro.

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              • JGo37
                Club Member
                • Apr 2018
                • 1577
                • the LOU
                • Cookers:

                  22" Blackstone Griddle, with stand & hood
                  CharGriller Portable Firebox - so modified you'll BLOL
                  Kitchenaid #810 Charcoal Grill - highly modified
                  Weber BI-code Black Performer w/Igniter
                  Weber DE-code Red Limited - 'Lucille'

                  Accessories:

                  Ancient heavy CI Propane Turkey Fryer, for lighting chimneys
                  BBQ Dragon kettle shelves - 2
                  Fyre Dragon Kettle Drippin' Ring, Burnin' Cone & Drippin' Pan - 2 sets
                  Fyre Dragon Kettle Ribbin' Ring
                  Fyre Dragon Kettle 2-Zone Smokin' Sheet
                  OneGrill Rotisserie for the Kitchenaid
                  Smokenator
                  Smoking Tubes: 2x12" & 1x6"
                  SnS
                  Weber Gourmet Grill w/Griddle, Pizza Stone & Wok

                  My Helpers:

                  Anova 900W Sous Vide Cooker w/Radios
                  Instant Pot 6Q Duo
                  Nesco Tabletop Roaster
                  & the PIT!

                #9
                Welcome to the PIT from the LOU, where when it comes to ribs, we know a thing or two. I love Carolina recipes as a changeup to the sweet smokies (dry) I most often make. And I'm watching closely to add a Bronco to my cookers.

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                • Mosca
                  Charter Member
                  • Oct 2014
                  • 3617
                  • PA
                  • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

                  #10
                  I LOVE that first photo, with the icicles coming out horizontally from the open lid while the chimney glows!

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                  • Dan Deter
                    Club Member
                    • Jun 2018
                    • 486
                    • Raleigh, NC
                    • Weber Summit S-670
                      Thermapen Mk 4

                    #11
                    Welcome from Raleigh, NC!

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                    • tbob4
                      Charter Member
                      • Nov 2014
                      • 2504
                      • Chico, CA
                      • BBQ's
                        _____________________
                        California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
                        California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
                        Santa Maria Grill
                        Vision Grill

                        Beer
                        _______________________
                        Sierra Nevada IPA

                        Wood
                        _______________________
                        Almond
                        Oak
                        Madrone
                        Cherry
                        Peach
                        Apple

                      #12
                      Welcome from Chico. I, like Mosca , love that first photo. Priceless.

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                      • Texas Larry
                        Club Member
                        • May 2017
                        • 1598
                        • 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

                        #13
                        Welcome from Wilson County, Texas!

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                        • Skip
                          Founding Member
                          • Jul 2014
                          • 3518
                          • Blue Earth, Minnesota
                          • MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

                          #14
                          Welcome from Minnesota. Enjoy The Pit!

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                          • FireMan
                            Charter Member
                            • Jul 2015
                            • 7829
                            • Bottom of Winnebago

                            #15
                            Very cool intro. Very cool Bronco! Oh, & the rust thing, 👍. Welcome, eat good and have fun!

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