Welcome!


This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Greetings from TX

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Greetings from TX

    My name is Garrett, born and raised in central Texas (Goldthwaite) and have been around central Tx stick burned BBQ for most of my life. It was only until about a year ago that I started to take smoking to another level by creating a competitive BBQ team, and finally got someone to join with me. We started out with a drum barrel offset smoker pulled on a Harbor Freight 800 pound capacity trailer and some last minute knowledge I gained off Amazingribs.com. We did not make it to the finals table, but we did learn a few things from other pitmasters who did- such as blue smoke and that you can't come here to get drunk and expect to place. I have finally got the blue smoke thing down.... So far we have been to 4 and managed to place on th eribs and brisket so I figured joining the pitmasters club will greatly increase my odds.

    I have an undergrad in Agribusiness Management from Tarleton State University and work in the mortgage field. I live in Dallas right now because it was the first place I could find a job after college and I met a girl that I plan on marrying, so I will live here longer than expected.

    I cook on an offset that me and my dad have been building and plan on taking it to many more competitions. Pictured is my new smoker, Fraulein. The firebox looks like its much bigger than the chamber and smoke stack, but it is lined with fire brick so the volume is just a little over the Feldon calculator specs. I will be adding fenders, woodbox, and a toolbox over the next week. Also pictured is my first smoker I brought to comps

    #2
    Being from central TX I expect to see some amazing briskets. And the way you worded that sounded like you got the blue smoke part down but not the getting drunk and expecting to place part

    Welcome.

    Comment


      #3
      The best part of those photos, as far as I'm concerned, is the canopy And the new smoker is cool too.

      Hook 'Em Horns - Class of '85

      Comment


        #4
        Welcome to The Pit Gbell1577! Sounds like you'll fit in nicely here. Nice smoker!

        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!

        Comment

        Announcement

        Collapse
        No announcement yet.
        Working...
        X
        false
        0
        Guest
        500
        ["pitmaster-my-membership","login","join-pitmaster","lostpw","reset-password","special-offers","help","nojs","meat-ups","gifts","authaau-alpha","ebooklogin-start","alpha","start"]
        false
        false
        {"count":0,"link":"/forum/announcements/","debug":""}
        Yes
        Rubs Promo

        Spotlight

        These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

        These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

        Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

        A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs


        Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

        Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

        The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. We gave Spark a Platinum Medal for pushing the envelope of product capability while maintaining high standards of design and workmanship.

        Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review


        The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted


        Napoleon’s 22″ Pro Cart 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 22″ Pro Cart a viable alternative.

        Click here for more about what makes this grill special


        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 beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

        Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

        Click here to order directly and get an exclusive AmazingRibs.com deal


        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


        This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making 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


        Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater


        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


        Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

        We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.
        Click here for our review on this unique smoker