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  • Frantirod
    Club Member
    • May 2020
    • 10
    • Sevilla

    Hello from Spain

    Hi everyone, I’m Venezuelan currently living in Spain. I started grilling 6 years ago when I began my business Los Parrilleros. I moved here 2 years ago and at this time my interest about barbecue grew up, I began reading books and now I have a propane tank to convert it in an offset smoker.

    I’m trying to go to the U.S. for learn in a good barbecue joint.

    I opened my business here for catering at the moment but I’m working for make it a restaurant. I really appreciate if anyone wants to follow me in “losparrilleros.es”

    P.D. Sorry if my English isn’t good.
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  • jfmorris
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 3379
    • 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!

    #2
    Welcome to the Pit from Huntsville, Alabama, US. Glad to have you onboard!

    I cannot give much advice about converting a propane tank into a smoker, but there are several folks here that have done that. As an engineer I understand the steps involved, but have not personally done it, as I am using a small offset smoker my father (also an engineer) had one of the guys in his shop weld up back around 1985. I love everything about BBQ and outdoor (and indoor) cooking in general, and look forward to seeing what you are cooking up across the pond in Spain. I imagine the folks there will appreciate the Venzualean flair you add to your BBQ as well.

    One of our very active members Ahumadora builds smokers. He might have some advice.

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    • Frantirod
      Frantirod commented
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      Thanks for your recommendation! One of the things that I love about BBQ is all the history about it. An offset smoker from 1985...wow I was born in 86 and the smoker is the same.
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 2413
    • 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

    #3
    Welcome from the California Delta. Heck my English is not very good and I was born and raised here.

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    • Frantirod
      Frantirod commented
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      Thank you!
  • Texas Larry
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 1662
    • Wilson County, TX
    • Kamado Joe Big Joe 2
      Weber 22” Premium/SNS
      Weber Jumbo Joe/SNS
      JoeTisserie
      Thermoworks Smoke
      Thermoworks 2K Thermocouple
      Thermapen
      Thermapop
      Thermoworks Dash
      Too many gadgets, accessories, and tools
      Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

    #4
    Welcome from south Texas! Glad you’re here!

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    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 13289
      • 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. Your English is better than some native speakers, so don't worry about it. We have one member who has done exactly what you want to do. His handle is PaulstheRibList , and there is a long post where he details his journey to opening a successful restaurant:

      https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...ckbarbecue-com
      Last edited by RonB; June 18, 2020, 09:18 AM.

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      • Frantirod
        Frantirod commented
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        That’s great! I’ll check it. It would be very interesting to me, thank you.
    • FireMan
      Charter Member
      • Jul 2015
      • 8031
      • Bottom of Winnebago

      #6
      You will be in good company with Ahumadora, Henrik & others. Welcome, eat good, learn a lot, & have fun!

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      • Frantirod
        Frantirod commented
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        Thank you man!

      • FireMan
        FireMan commented
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        Frantirod , a big afterthought, really dig the hat!
    • HawkerXP
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 6086
      • Virginia
      • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
        Thermopops
        Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
        Slo n Sear
        Cold beer

      #7
      Hola! Welcome to the Pit!

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      • LA Pork Butt
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 5571
        • 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, Texas, USA! Feel free to ask questions and you will receive the collective wisdom of the Pit.

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        • Frantirod
          Frantirod commented
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          Thank you! That’s great.
      • tiewunon
        Club Member
        • May 2020
        • 522
        • Virginia Beach, Va

        #9
        Welcome to the group. I have a good buddy from Venezuela who currently lives in Amstetdam. Not sure if this place in Caracas is still open but had the best steak of my life there Lee Hamiltons.

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        • Frantirod
          Frantirod commented
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          Yes! Lee Hamilton was one of the greatest steakhouses in Caracas, I always remember my best t-bone there. Unfortunately is closed or I think it is.
      • Donw
        Club Member
        • Jul 2017
        • 3378

        #10
        Welcome from Maryland

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        • Henrik
          Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
          • Jul 2014
          • 4463
          • Stockholm, Sweden

          #11
          Welcome to the pit! Great to have another European onboard! This is THE place to hang out and learn stuff related to BBQ. Thanks for joining!

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          • Sweaty Paul
            Founding Member
            • Aug 2014
            • 1576
            • Hays, KS
            • Green Mountain Grill - Jim Bowie
              (I've never regretted having too much grate space).

              Weber Genesis Gas grill
              Weber Kettle grills x 2

            #12
            Salutations from Hays, Kansas! I imagine someone will
            be along with answers to your question.

            I will also say your English is much better than my Spanish. Looking forward to seeing and reading about your cooks.

            ​​​​​​​Sweaty

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            • MBMorgan
              Club Member
              • Sep 2015
              • 6413
              • 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

              #13
              Welcome from Colorado ...

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              • DavidNorcross
                Club Member
                • Nov 2017
                • 1994
                • 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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                • Mr. Bones
                  Charter Member
                  • Sep 2016
                  • 9832
                  • Kansas Territory
                  • Grills / Smokers
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                    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

                  #15
                  Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
                  Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

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