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  • Big Bs BBQ
    Club Member
    • Dec 2019
    • 18
    • Brooklyn Park, MN

    New member from Minnesota!

    Hey guys and gals! My name is Bryan. I have been following this site for awhile and just paid for the membership. Currently, I use a 18 inch WSM and have had it going on four years now. I chose this smoker for two reasons. One, I really like the charcoal flavor! Before this purchase, I would smoke on my Weber grill but wanted something bigger since I buy most of the meat I use from Costco (can't go wrong with there Prime briskets!). The other reason was of course the price. My friends have pellet grills, but the flavor just isn't the same. The only issue is you have to monitor the temp without mods. Looking forward to the Weber SmokeFire review! But I still really love the charcoal! I like to use cherry and apple wood on pork. I use chips, not soaked in water.

    I attached some photos of the pork loin backribs I did tonight. I'm always experimenting with different rubs and techniques but always end up going back to a modified version of Oklahoma Joe's meat rub (which I use for both pork and beef). I'm always sharing meat with my neighbors and asking them to give me an honest opinion. I never tell them which rub it is but they always say Oklahoma Joe's is the best. Tonight, I tired three different rubs as you can see from the photos.

    I have been following Franklin BBQ as well. That one always looks the best! It's pretty good too. I am headed to Austin TX this week to try his BBQ in person! Can't wait. I'm hoping he will be there and maybe even get a tour? I know he's a busy guy these days so we'll see what happens (fingers crossed!). Have any of you guys been there?

    Anyhow, that's my intro. Thanks for reading!
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    Last edited by Big Bs BBQ; December 30, 2019, 09:52 PM.
  • Red Man
    Club Member
    • May 2018
    • 1227
    • Western Washington

    #2
    Welcome! Great looking ribs. I’m jealous you’re going to Franklin Bbq, I’d love to go there!

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    • Big Bs BBQ
      Club Member
      • Dec 2019
      • 18
      • Brooklyn Park, MN

      #3
      Thanks! I'll post some photos here next week.

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      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 3400

        #4
        Welcome from Maryland.

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        • Big Bs BBQ
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          Thanks Donw!
      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 13321
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          SNS
          Pizza insert
          Rotisserie
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          Chefalarm
          Dot
          lots of probes.
          CyberQ

        #5
        Welcome to The Pit Bryan. Just ask when you pay for your food and they will tell you what to do for a tour. He Aaron was there when I went. Good luck.

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        • Big Bs BBQ
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          I wish I could go there at 2am and work for free just to experience the whole thing! Thanks for the tip!
      • Redwng
        Charter Member
        • Oct 2014
        • 211
        • St. Cloud, FL

        #6
        Welcome from central FL.

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          Thanks Redwng!
      • MBMorgan
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 6435
        • 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, Bryan ...

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        • Big Bs BBQ
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          Thanks MBMorgan!
      • JCGrill
        Club Member
        • Mar 2017
        • 1839
        • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
        • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
          Gas - Saber
          Smoker - Green Mountain Daniel Boone
          Portable - Charbroil Tabletop Propane Grill

        #8
        Welcome. We've got a fair number of people from Minnesota on the boards. I'm in Maple Grove.

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        • Big Bs BBQ
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          Nice! We're a stones throw away from Maple Grove!
      • Jon McCue
        Former Member
        • Jan 2019
        • 16
        • 7016 Tupa Circle Edina MN

        #9
        Nice job BBQing in the snow storm we had today!

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        • Big Bs BBQ
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          Had to pull the smoker into the garage. Surprisingly, it held temp though. Not bad for 28 degrees.
      • tbob4
        Charter Member
        • Nov 2014
        • 2511
        • Chico, CA
        • BBQ's
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          California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
          Santa Maria Grill
          Vision Grill

          Beer
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          Sierra Nevada IPA

          Wood
          _______________________
          Almond
          Oak
          Madrone
          Cherry
          Peach
          Apple

        #10
        Welcome from Chico, Ca!

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          Thanks tbob4!
      • Big Bs BBQ
        Club Member
        • Dec 2019
        • 18
        • Brooklyn Park, MN

        #11
        Here are a few more photos from this year.
        Attached Files

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        • Skip
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 3605
          • 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

          #12
          Welcome from southern Minnesota.

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          • Elton's BBQ
            Club Member
            • Apr 2016
            • 2526
            • Saltnes Norway
            • Genesis 320 Limited
              Weber One Touch 57cm
              Weber Smokey Mountain 47cm

            #13
            Welcome to the Pit!
            Cheers from Norway

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            • DavidNorcross
              Club Member
              • Nov 2017
              • 2026
              • 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

              #14
              Welcome from Virginia!

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              • Oakgrovebacon
                Club Member
                • Apr 2016
                • 1980
                • South central Illinois

                #15
                Welcome to the pit from Southern Illinois!

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