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    Hi Everyone,

    Newbie in Pittsburgh, PA that just joined up. I started with a charcoal torpedo smoker about 3 years ago that I found cheap at an estate sale and was hooked instantly with how flavorful the meats were that came off of it. It was inefficient, and a pain in the butt to try to maintain temperature, but it was enough to set me on the path of BBQ and smoking.

    I upgraded two years ago to a Masterbuilt electric digital smoker and that made things so much easier to maintain temperature. It's the smaller model, so I find I do have to often separate the point and flat of a brisket so it will fit, but it's allowed me to continue to learn and improve.

    My basic items have been brisket, pork butt and ribs so far. I've been trying to formulate my own rubs to suit my taste for my ribs and have come close, but never quite hit the mark yet. Going to be doing several racks tomorrow and going to try Meathead's Memphis Dust on them tomorrow.

    Glad to be here and look forward to learning!

    Joe
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      Welcome to the Pit Jpe616
      Cheers from Norway!

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          Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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            Welcome from Wilson County, Texas! You’re going to love the Memphis Dust on your ribs. (I usually lay down a light layer of SOG under it.)

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              Welcome from Maryland!

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                Welcome from Maryland too!

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                    Welcome from the California Delta

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                        Going through the homework assignment now. The email address on file is a good one. Thanks Spinaker!

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                        Welcome from California! I’m a big fan of Memphis Dust. I have a slightly modified version I use on ribs and shoulders. Trial and error are great learning tools, and you just joined a community of passionate cooks who love to share!

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                            Welcome from Colorado, Joe ...

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                              Thank you. Spent a quick weekend in Colorado 2 years ago. Ran from Denver up to Estes Park. Hands down, THE most beautiful scenery I've ever seen. Hope to get back there soon.

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