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    Joining from Leesburg, FL

    Greetings and salutations. I am Rob Thatcher - a husband of 1 (27 years), father of 2 (boy and girl), oldest of 3 (all boys), and according to the member list - the 4th Pitmaster Club member in Leesburg FL (NW of Orlando).

    I feel like I am in my 20th season of my 1st year of grilling - grilled rarely, charred much for many years, but have been recently "upping my game." I was gifted Meathead's book recently and had some time (furloughed since early April - returning to FT work in mid-July) to direct to my BBQ game.

    I have a Weber Performer (love it) and after reading about how to grill low and slow, I downloaded a ribs recipe and determined to get it right. The meal was a knockout!
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    I went on to order some thermometers and other tools (suggested by Meathead in his book) that I felt I needed to really make my grill work for me and my family and have been digging into the tools here at AmazingRibs.

    I am excited to learn more and to share in the community. Thank you to those that have been here a piece - y'all's longevity, kindness, and care make such a place possible.

    Tonight - I am grilling sausages (recipe) and asparagus (recipe) and drinking my favorite gin cocktail (recipe).

    Happy grilling and smoking.
    Rob

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    Welcome from the California Delta.

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      Welcome from South Carolina

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        Welcome from Virginia.

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          Welcome to the Pit! We've have a few folks in Leesburg VA also! Unless they change the name.

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            Greetings from South Africa

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              Welcome from Colorado, Rob ...

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                Welcome from Maryland

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                  Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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                    Welcome and greetings from the Treasure Coast.

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                      Welcome from south Texas!

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                        Welcome to The Pit Rob.

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                          Richmond VA - a favorite airport to fly into and city to eat and drink in. Business travel has brought me into Richmond multiple times over the past few years - looking forward to return to The Roosevelt (hopefully) soon.

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                        Welcome from Orlando. Grew up in Clermont ~ (50 years ago)

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