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  • zero_credit
    Club Member
    • Mar 2020
    • 416
    • Near Chicago, IL
    • Current Pride and Joy:

      Masterbuilt Gravity 560

      Joule

      Old (sold) Loves:

      PBC
      Weber 22" Premium

      Thermometers:

      Inkbird

      Preferred Charcoal:

      B&B Charlogs/B&B Lump

    A Bit Late But Worth It Right?

    Alright, I've been posting here a bit already, but figured I'd get the fun post up.

    I've been smoking for about 4-5 years, mainly on a PBC, thanks to AR's education and recommendation. I bought a Weber 22" premium last year to do a better job on steaks and burgers as I wasn't thrilled with the PBC in that regard. Sold both the PBC and Weber a few weeks back as I bought the Masterbuilt Gravity 560, which I've reviewed on these pages. So far it is been a blast to use and I love it. I live near Chicago and it's a point of pride to smoke year around. I have my January winter cooks every year, and it's great fun.

    I would say that brisket and ribs are my favorite foods to make on a regular basis, though I do more burgers and steaks now with the new grill.

    Food I've made to date:

    Briskets (full packer and flat cuts)
    Burnt Ends (pork belly and brisket burnt ends)
    Ribs (baby back and St Loius cut)
    Pork butt (did not turn out well, probably didn't cook long enough)
    Atomic Buffalo Turds
    Armadillo Eggs
    Burgers
    Sausages
    Steaks
    Breakfast fattie (eggs, cheese, bacon, hash browns wrapped in sausage and bacon)
    Doner Kebab (my latest effort - see pics posted here)
    Bacon (pork belly)
    Chicken Tandoori

    Food I'm Planning To Make:

    Pizza (wife finally signed on to this one, so I'm going to try the Detroit-style pizza). Need a recommendation on essential tools, as I have one pizza stone, so probably just going to get a steel peel.

    Make my own sausage (KA attachment and casings arrived this week)
    Some kind of lamb kebabs (exact recipe TBD)
    Blasphemy Ribs

    Looking forward to chatting and learning with y'all!
    Last edited by zero_credit; June 4, 2020, 10:57 AM.
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 2272
    • 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

    #2
    Belated welcome from the California Delta. You have been a busy boy, new toys are sooo much fun.

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    • Steve R.
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 2424
      • Elizabethtown, KY
      • Current line-up of cookers: Weber 26" kettle w/ SnS and BBQ Guru adapter; Weber Smokey Mountain 22" w/ Guru adapter.

      #3
      Welcome to the Pit! I was perfectly content with my current lineup of cookers until I saw the Masterbuilt Gravity Series. Putting such thoughts into words is usually the first step of me heading to the point of no return, so here we go I guess.

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      • Potkettleblack
        Club Member
        • Jun 2016
        • 1979
        • Beautiful Downtown Berwyn
        • Grill: Grilla Original / Weber Genesis EP-330 / OK Joe Bronco Drum
          Thermometers: Thermapen / iGrill 2 / Fireboard
          For Smoke: Chunks / Pellet Tube / Mo Pouch
          Sous Vide: Joule / Nomiku WiFi (RIP Nomiku)
          Disqus: Le Chef - (something something something) - it changes

        #4
        Welcome from Beautiful Downtown Burrr-Win.
        Your love of the Masterbuilt almost sold me. Almost. We might have to compare notes on things cooked on your 560 and my Bronco... ;-)

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        • zero_credit
          zero_credit commented
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          With your set-up and grills, I do think the Bronco was the right choice as a barrel cooker is a different experience and fun to use for sure. The Masterbuilt is awesome, but it's not going to act like a barrel (except in the set it and forget type cook..). Now, your next addition to the stable though.....*cough* M *cough* B *cough* 560.
      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 3303

        #5
        Belated welcome. Glad the KA attachment has arrived so you can try sausage making. If you enjoy it like a lot of us, next step will be a dedicated stuffer and a larger grinder. Start saving now.🙂

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        • Skip
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 3526
          • 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

          #6
          Welcome from Minnesota. You will like it here.

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          • JP7794
            Club Member
            • Jul 2018
            • 13
            • Wisconsin

            #7
            Welcome.

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            • LA Pork Butt
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 5528
              • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

              #8
              Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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              • DavidEmpey
                Club Member
                • May 2020
                • 61
                • East York, Ontario, Canada

                #9
                Welcome from Toronto! I thinking about the Gravity series, thanks for your review.

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                • zero_credit
                  Club Member
                  • Mar 2020
                  • 416
                  • Near Chicago, IL
                  • Current Pride and Joy:

                    Masterbuilt Gravity 560

                    Joule

                    Old (sold) Loves:

                    PBC
                    Weber 22" Premium

                    Thermometers:

                    Inkbird

                    Preferred Charcoal:

                    B&B Charlogs/B&B Lump

                  #10
                  Ordered a new pizza peel:

                  https://honeycando.com/products/14-i...ble-pizza-peel

                  Ha. It's good my birthday is next week!

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                  • jfmorris
                    Club Member
                    • Nov 2017
                    • 3246
                    • Huntsville, Alabama
                    • Jim Morris

                      Cookers
                      • Camp Chef FTG900 Flat Top Grill (2020)
                      • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
                      • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q (2007)
                      • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
                      • King Kooker 94/90TKD 105K/60K dual burner patio stove
                      • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
                      • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
                      • Anova
                      Thermometers
                      • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
                      • Thermoworks Dot
                      • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
                      • Thermoworks RT600C
                      Beverages
                      • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

                    #11
                    Originally posted by zero_credit View Post

                    Pizza (wife finally signed on to this one, so I'm going to try the Detroit-style pizza). Need a recommendation on essential tools, as I have one pizza stone, so probably just going to get a steel peel.
                    I've been enjoying your posts so far! Glad for the late introduction, and glad to have you here!

                    Umm... Detroit style pizza is thicker pizza, traditionally made in a rectangular metal pan. I don't think you want a pizza stone for that style, but a stone would be good for other style pizza. I've enjoyed making pizza on my kettle lately, using a Lodge 14" cast iron pizza pan, which I use like a pizza stone or steel.
                    Last edited by jfmorris; June 4, 2020, 11:16 AM.

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                    • zero_credit
                      zero_credit commented
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                      Darn. I haven't really looked into the pizza other than noticing the popular sticky post, so I guess I'll have to do pizza on the stone as a first effort.
                  • FireMan
                    Charter Member
                    • Jul 2015
                    • 7841
                    • Bottom of Winnebago

                    #12
                    Talk, talk, talk. Let’s see this bad boy & with MEAT on it. Mebbee ya did already but I’m not goin to check backlogs on yer posts when yer just now interducin yerself. Welcome, & continue to have fun!

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                  • klflowers
                    Club Member
                    • Sep 2015
                    • 3481
                    • Tennessee

                    #13
                    Glad you are here. Get to making that sausage!!!

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                    • Mr. Bones
                      Charter Member
                      • Sep 2016
                      • 9746
                      • Kansas Territory
                      • Grills / Smokers
                        *********************************************

                        Kingsford 24" grill (Free) 'Billy'
                        Brinkmann Smoke n Grill
                        Oklahoma Joe Highland, gaskets, LavaLock baffle / tuning plate. 'Big Joe'
                        Weber 18" Kettle ($30 CL) 'Lil' Feller'
                        Weber Smokey Joe ($25 CL) 'Lil' Brother'
                        Weber 22.5 Master Touch '93 P Code Blue($85) from fellow WKC member Bmitch 'Elwood'
                        Weber 22.5 Bar-B-Q Kettle '69-'70 "Patent Pending" Red ($80) from fellow WKC member dwnthehatch 'Maureen'
                        Weber 22.5 OTS DD Code Black ($40 CL) 'DeeDee'
                        Weber 22.5 OTS DO Code Black ($15 CL)
                        Weber 22.5 OTS E Code Black ($20 CL
                        Weber 22.5 OTS EE Code Black ($20 CL

                        Weber "C" Code 18.5" WSM '81 ($50 CL) 8-0!!!
                        Weber "H" Code 18.5" WSM '86 ($75 CL)
                        Weber " " Code 18.5" WSM

                        Weber 26.75, $199 NFM clearance !!!
                        Weber SJS AH 'Lil' Brother'
                        Weber SJS AT 'Lil' Sister'
                        Weber SJS DE Code (FREE) 'Lil' Helper'
                        Weber SJG M Code 'Lil Traveller'
                        Weber SJS AH Code 'Kermit'
                        (Lime Green)
                        Horizon 20" Classic, w/baffle/tuning plate (FREE)
                        Good One Open Range, (FREE), Monthly Prize from AR giveaway!!!!



                        Thermometers:
                        *********************************************
                        Ol' Skool Bi-metal probe pocket thermo, that has checked / served ~ 1,000,000 meals in my possession, easily...
                        Maverick ET-732, (Black)
                        Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
                        ThermaPen Mk4 (Black), THANKS!!! to jgjeske1
                        Blue ThermaPen Mk4
                        Orange Thermapen Mk4
                        Pink Thermapen Mk4
                        ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S
                        ThermoWorks Smoke
                        ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
                        4 Pro Series cable extensions
                        Smoke Gateway

                        Accessories:
                        *********************************************
                        2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
                        BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
                        Warming shelf
                        MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
                        Backyard Grill marinade injector
                        Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
                        Bear Paws
                        Meat Rakes
                        BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



                        Cookware:
                        Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
                        G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
                        '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
                        60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
                        50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
                        Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
                        Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

                        Cutlery, etc.:
                        Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
                        Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
                        Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
                        Multiple steels, from all over the planet
                        Crock sticks
                        Diamond stones, various
                        Lansky Sharpening System

                        Tableware
                        Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
                        Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
                        Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

                      #14
                      Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
                      Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

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                      • mountainsmoker
                        Banned Former Member
                        • Jun 2019
                        • 1849
                        • Bryson City, NC

                        #15
                        Welcome from the mountains of NC

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