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Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

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  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 5648
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    Glad to here from ya! Don’t stop now. Show us some cookin!!!


    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 12842
      • Near Richmond VA
      • Weber Performer Deluxe
        Pizza insert
        Smokenator 1000
        Cookshack Smokette Elite
        2 Thermapens
        lots of probes.

      Welcome to The Pit. Please don't wait another six years to post again.


      • FireMan
        Charter Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 7703
        • Bottom of Winnebago

        Holy smoke! Sept. 2014! Charter member! Meatheads nephew! Amazing! Welcome, eat good & have fun!


        • HouseHomey
          Club Member
          • May 2016
          • 5309
          • Huntington Beach, Ca. Surf City USA.
          • Equipment
            Primo Oval xl

            Slow n Sear (two)
            Drip n Griddle
            22" Weber Kettle
            26" Weber Kettle one touch
            Blackstone 36” Pro Series
            Sous vide machine
            Kitchen Aid
            Meat grinder
            sausage stuffer
            5 Crock Pots
            Two chimneys (was 3 but rivets finally popped, down to 1)
            cast iron pans,
            Dutch ovens
            Signals 4 probe, thermapens, chef alarms, Dots, thermapop and maverick T-732, RTC-600, pro needle and various pocket instareads.
            The help and preferences
            1 extra fridge and a deep chest freezer in the garage
            A 9 year old princess foster child
            Patience and old patio furniture
            "Baby Girl" The cat

            Erik S.

          Huntington Beach welcomes you. Stalker!


          • barelfly
            Club Member
            • Dec 2017
            • 1142
            • New Mexico

            Welcome - from the Land of Enchantment!


            • ofelles
              Club Member
              • Jun 2018
              • 2081
              • 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

              Welcome from the California Delta.


              • trevortress
                Charter Member
                • Sep 2014
                • 4
                • Culver City, Ca (basically West L.A.)

                I'm terrible about taking pictures. Once the food is ready I can't think about anything else but eating it. Here are some pictures. There is some Brisket, Home-cured bacon, and that last one is rolled and tied up flap steak that I smoked, and they cooked them sous vide it was basically a meat rollup.
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                • trevortress
                  Charter Member
                  • Sep 2014
                  • 4
                  • Culver City, Ca (basically West L.A.)

                  Thank you, everyone, for being so welcoming!


                  • troymeister
                    Charter Member
                    • Aug 2014
                    • 1447
                    • Forest Park Il
                    • Weber 26

                      Weber Performer 22.5, Weber 18.5, WSM 18.5, Smokey Joe

                      2 Slow N Sears, Charcoal Rotisserie, Kettle Pizza for Weber 22.5, Vortex, Grill Grates

                      Smoke Thermometer, Igrill, Thermapen, Thermapop,Maverick 2 probe
                      I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I put it in my food.

                      One cannot have too many grills.

                    You have come to the right place. For Sure...Better late than never. 😏


                    • jumbo7676
                      Club Member
                      • Jun 2018
                      • 300
                      • Centreville, VA
                      • GMG Daniel Boone

                        Weber Spirit E-310

                        Weber Performer Premium 22"
                        Slow 'N Sear 2.0
                        Drip 'N Griddle Deluxe
                        EasySpin Grate

                        Weber Kettle Premium 22"

                        Weber Smokey Mountain 14"

                        Maverick XR-50

                      Welcome! I have a GMG DB as well, which I also bought after reading reviews on this site.

                      If you are really in the market for more cooking real estate but don't have the budget for a bigger smoker, you may want to consider supplementing instead of upgrading. I also use a Weber Performer (though a basic kettle without the table would do) with a Slow n Sear and find the results of cooking with charcoal and a few wood chunks have so much more flavor, though obviously that is a matter of personal preference. I might stick to the GMG for poultry (especially skinless turkey breast) and fish where I don't want an overwhelming smoke flavor, but reverse searing a thick steak or tri-tip on the kettle with a few chunks of wood (I've been using pecan) has been phenomenal. I also think the stronger smoke profile would be an advantage when doing SVQ.

                      I like having the flexibility that having two cookers offers, especially if somewhere down the road you add some of the million other toys for the kettle. I can have the GMG going while also using the kettle as an additional smoker, maybe at a different temp (I like to cook pork butt at a little hotter to cut down on time), sear some thinner cuts (flank or skirt for fajitas), rotisserie some birds/roasts/pineapple, or cook a bunch of wings/drums using a Vortex. It's a relatively inexpensive way to add more space, but more importantly for me it gives me more options and ways to explore. The downside is once you start experimenting and see how different the results can be from one method to the next, the MCS really kicks into high gear. My wife would definitely not go for another grill or smoker, so I've had to turn to other ways to satisfy the craving that can fly a bit under the radar. My cast iron collection grew from 2 to 6. I even just ordered a molecular gastronomy set that was on sale online in order to keep looking for new creative ways to play in the (indoor and outdoor) kitchen.

                      Sorry for the long reply.I thought it would be short and sweet when I started to write. But the end of a long day after not much sleep got my mind wandering and now I'm excited thinking about all of the different cooks that I want to do. I guess I won't be getting much more sleep tonight either.




                      Meat-Up in Memphis 2021

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