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  • beez64
    Club Member
    • Nov 2019
    • 2
    • Huntington, Indiana

    Greetings from Indiana

    Just a newbie at the whole smoking thing. Currently smoking my first brisket as we speak. Was literally going out of my mind when I thought there was something wrong with my thermometer until I read about the "STALL". Looking forward to any and all tips anyone can give about smoking.
  • jgreen
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 2646
    • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
    • Cookers:
      Broil King XL
      Broil King Smoke
      Weber Kettle 26
      Grilla Pellet smoker
      Capital 40 natural gas
      Napoleon Pro 22 kettle

      Thermometer:
      Maverick 733
      Thermapen (ok..4 thermapens)
      Thermo works DOT (or two)
      Fireboard (probably my favourite)
      Thermworks Smoke (or two)

      Accessories:
      SnS (original, plus and XL)
      DnG pans, 6 or 7 of these
      Vortex
      Grillgrates
      and, maybe some other toys as well

    #2
    Welcome from Winnipeg. Tons of tips here, and advice if needed.

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    • tbob4
      Charter Member
      • Nov 2014
      • 2257
      • 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

      #3
      Hello from Chico, Ca. While in the stall read lots of posts. I’ll bet you will find that people here are great and you will become a member for life.

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      • tbob4
        tbob4 commented
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        How did it turn out?

      • beez64
        beez64 commented
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        well this is definitely gonna be a learning process. I took it off the smoker and while it ended up having a nice char it was dry as a chip. I think I may try to inject some beef broth next time and also just salt it which I think I saw someone do. Kinda looked like you. Anyways, I look forward to the next time. Thanks for the help!!

      • tbob4
        tbob4 commented
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        Kind of looked like me and it was bad and looked like leather? Hahahahahahahaha. I definitely have to change my photo.
        Last edited by tbob4; November 3rd, 2019, 10:16 PM.
    • ofelles
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 1479
      • 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

      #4
      Welcome from the California Delta. Yea the stall freaked me out the first time. Hopefully you have an instant read therm. Take it to about 200 to 205. Start probing at about 190 and when it's like butter you're done! Then rest wrapped.

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      • FireMan
        Charter Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 7142
        • Bottom of Winnebago

        #5
        Wait til ya run into the “Whoosh”. Then you’ll know you have arrived as a master of the pits. Welcome, eat good & have fun!
        Last edited by FireMan; November 3rd, 2019, 03:17 PM.

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        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 11811
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          #6
          Welcome to The Pit. If you have a specific question, it helps to know what you are cookin' on as well as the fuel and your cookin' temp.

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          • RonB
            RonB commented
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            beez64 - did you add any wood chips or charcoal to provide smoke? That will also aid in bark formation.

          • Steve R.
            Steve R. commented
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            beez64 what did you use for the dry rub?

          • beez64
            beez64 commented
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            Hey Steve. I just used a dry rub recipe that I got off line. paprika, brown sugar, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper...I think there was something else but that's what I remember. I'm gonna inject the brisket next time and also wrap it up when it hits the 160 mark and add a bit of apple juice. I've read a lot about doing this so I'll give it a try
        • RichieB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2018
          • 1097
          • Western Mass

          #7
          Welcome from Western Massachusetts.

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          • HawkerXP
            Club Member
            • Jul 2016
            • 4683
            • Northern Virginia
            • 3 Weber kettles, and a PBC
              Thermopop
              Dot w two probes
              Slo n Sear
              Cold beer

            #8
            Welcome to the Pit!

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            • MBMorgan
              Club Member
              • Sep 2015
              • 5926
              • 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

                > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
                > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
                > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

              #9
              Welcome from Colorado ...

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              • Texas Larry
                Club Member
                • May 2017
                • 1074
                • 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

                #10
                And welcome from south Texas!

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                • holehogg
                  Club Member
                  • Nov 2017
                  • 1875
                  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

                  #11
                  Greetings from South Africa

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                  • Donw
                    Club Member
                    • Jul 2017
                    • 2560

                    #12
                    Welcome from Maryland

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                    • Skip
                      Founding Member
                      • Jul 2014
                      • 2853
                      • Blue Earth, Minnesota
                      • Memphis Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates

                      #13
                      Welcome from Minnesota. Enjoy The Pit.

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                      • Nate
                        Charter Member
                        • Apr 2015
                        • 3800
                        • Quarantined
                        • INFO
                          ~Known as: Nate
                          ~Location: Cornfield in Southwestern Indiana
                          ~Credit Manager for an Agriculture Coop.


                          SMOKERS & GRILLS
                          ~Grilla Original Grilla
                          ~Char-Broil Commercial Tru-Infrared Gas Grill
                          ~Pit Barrel Cooker
                          ~Brinkmann Trailmaster Vertical Offset Smoker
                          ~Weber Kettle 22.5" Original
                          ~Weber Q1000


                          THERMOMETERS
                          ~Thermoworks Thermapen MX4
                          ~Thermoworks Thermapen
                          ~Thermoworks ThermoPop
                          ~Thermoworks ChefAlarm TX-1100-XX (Orange and black)
                          ~Thermoworks DOT TX-1200-XX (Black)
                          ~Thermoworks IR-Gun-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
                          ~Maverick ET-733
                          ~Maverick XR-50


                          ACCESSORIES
                          ~Stanley T-Stak mobile tool box for BBQ Supplies
                          ~Slow 'n' Sear
                          ~Drip 'n' Griddle
                          ~Weber Rapid Fire Chimney Starter
                          ~Pro-Series Probes for Thermoworks
                          ~Humphrey's Rib Spatula


                          DRINKS
                          ~Sweet Tea
                          ~Bourbon
                          ~Craft Beers or whatever is in your fridge

                        #14
                        Welcome my fellow Hoosier!

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                        • mrteddyprincess
                          mrteddyprincess commented
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                          Second welcome from a Hoosier. Welcome.
                      • Sweaty Paul
                        Founding Member
                        • Aug 2014
                        • 1305
                        • Hays, KS
                        • Green Mountain Grill - Jim Bowie
                          (I've never regretted having too much grate space).

                          Weber Genesis Gas grill
                          Weber Kettle grills x 2

                        #15
                        Salutations from Hays, Kansas! Keep looking and you’ll find answers to many questions on this site!

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                        Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts


                        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!

                        Click here for more info on the Maverick PT-55 Waterproof Instant-Read Thermometer Review shown above. It may be the best value in a thermometer out there


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

                        slow n sear

                        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.

                        Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool


                        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.

                        Click here to read our complete review


                        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.

                        Click here to read our complete review


                        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.

                        Click here to read our detailed review and to order


                        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.

                        Click here to read our detailed review and to order


                        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.

                        Click here for more about what makes this grill special


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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.

                        Click here to read our detailed review

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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.

                        Click here for more about what makes these grates so special


                        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.

                        Click here to read our detailed review and to order


                        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.

                        Click here to read our detailed review and to order