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  • Texas Larry
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 1494
    • 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

    #16
    Welcome from south Texas! Glad you’re here. Looks like a great start!

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    • HawkerXP
      Club Member
      • Jul 2016
      • 5666
      • Virginia
      • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
        Thermopops
        Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
        Slo n Sear
        Cold beer

      #17
      Welcome to the Pit!

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      • Blues1
        Club Member
        • Mar 2020
        • 330
        • SC
        • Steve

          RecTec RT700, Weber Genesis 2

        #18
        Welcome from South Carolina

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        • MBMorgan
          Club Member
          • Sep 2015
          • 6249
          • 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

          #19
          Welcome from Colorado ... That’s an excellent grill you’ve got there.

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          • eric8839
            Club Member
            • Jun 2020
            • 21
            • Avon NY

            #20
            Welcome from NY

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            • Whiskeyman53
              Club Member
              • May 2020
              • 156
              • Massachusetts

              #21
              Welcome from Massachusetts, the bbq capital of New England. Great looking first cook. You know you're hooked when as soon as you finish one cook you begin to think about what to put on the smoker or grill next. Join the Pitmaster Club you won't be disappointed.

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              • RTzero
                Former Member
                • Jul 2020
                • 9

                #22
                Thank you all for the friendly reception!

                I'm from Colorado myself.

                I've already got a long list of meals I want to prepare on this grill: ribeyes, whole trout, wings, Chicago hot dogs, asparagus, squash, calcots, pulled chicken, leg of lamb. Not to mention some of the grilled Thai recipes from Andy Ricker's Pok Pok cookbook.

                Gonna be a busy summer!
                Last edited by RTzero; July 12, 2020, 08:25 AM.

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                • RonB
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 12857
                  • Near Richmond VA
                  • Weber Performer Deluxe
                    SNS
                    Pizza insert
                    Rotisserie
                    Smokenator 1000
                    Cookshack Smokette Elite
                    2 Thermapens
                    Chefalarm
                    Dot
                    lots of probes.
                    CyberQ

                  #23
                  Welcome to The Pit. You are off to a nice start.

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                  • jfmorris
                    Club Member
                    • Nov 2017
                    • 3099
                    • 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!

                    #24
                    Welcome RTzero! Good looking cook!

                    My son has the same grill, and has asked me about doing ribs on it. Do you just use one burner at one end, and put the ribs at the other end of the grill? He has asked my advice, which was to do just that, but since I've never smoked with anything other than charcoal and wood, I don't have any experience doing this on a gas grill.

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                    • RTzero
                      Former Member
                      • Jul 2020
                      • 9

                      #25
                      Originally posted by jfmorris View Post
                      Welcome RTzero! Good looking cook!

                      My son has the same grill, and has asked me about doing ribs on it. Do you just use one burner at one end, and put the ribs at the other end of the grill? He has asked my advice, which was to do just that, but since I've never smoked with anything other than charcoal and wood, I don't have any experience doing this on a gas grill.
                      Here's a photo of how I set it up. I only used the left burner under the water pan, with wood chips behind it in the smallest disposable loaf pan I could find (I stabbed a dozen holes in the bottom for airflow). Partway through I had to replenish the water. There's only about 1.5 inches of space between the bars and the grates, so you can't fit a very deep pan in there.

                      I was able to get the front 2/3rds of the indirect side to 225, but the back third was hotter, so partway through I rotated the ribs so they cooked more evenly. It took a lot of fiddling with the left burner to get to a stable 225.

                      At the very end I turned the middle and right burners on their lowest setting and brushed on a little sauce. I let it sizzle for about 3 minutes per side then took the ribs off.

                      This was a 3 pound slab (including bones) and it took just over four hours from putting the ribs on the grill to taking them off, plus about 45 minutes fiddling to get the temperature right before putting the ribs on. Right now I just have a Thermopen thermometer which wasn't the greatest for measuring grill temps, so while I was cooking the ribs I ordered a Thermoworks Dot with the air probe and clip to make that part easier next time.
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                      • jfmorris
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                        Thanks! I also started with a Theroworks Dot + air probe for my first leave in thermometer, and it worked great. I would actually insert the included meat probe into the meat, and the air probe in its clip to the grate, and I would switch the wires on the Dot to alternate between checking meat versus grate temperature.

                        Later I upgraded to a Thermoworks Smoke, when it was on sale, which I am still using. I use the Dot plenty though, as its a great little unit.
                    • tenphases
                      Club Member
                      • Nov 2016
                      • 283
                      • Jersey City NJ
                      • Fast Eddy's Cook Shack PG 1000
                        Humphrey's Pint with Fireboard + Pit Viper
                        Hasty-Bake 256 Gourmet Dual Finish
                        Camp Chef DLX pellet pooper/sear burner/jerky rack
                        Broil King Keg Kamado
                        Charbroil Kamander
                        Original Pit Barrel Cooker
                        Barrel House Cooker
                        Akorn Kamado with cart
                        WSM 22 with Flame Boss
                        WSM 18.5 with Flame Boss
                        Weber Kettle Performer (with Slow n Sear/Drip n Griddle)
                        Weber Jumbo Joe
                        Weber Smokey Joe
                        Weber Q gasser with stand
                        Blackstone Griddle 22 with stand and lid
                        Blackstone Griddle 36
                        Akorn Kamado jr

                      #26
                      Welcome from Jersey City

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                      • ofelles
                        Club Member
                        • Jun 2018
                        • 2093
                        • 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

                        #27
                        Welcome from the California Delta. Great wibs by the way.

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                        • HouseHomey
                          Club Member
                          • May 2016
                          • 5311
                          • 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
                            Akootrimonts
                            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
                            KBB
                            FOGO
                            A 9 year old princess foster child
                            Patience and old patio furniture
                            "Baby Girl" The cat

                            Erik S.

                          #28
                          Huntington Beach welcomes you and those ribs!!

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                          • klflowers
                            Club Member
                            • Sep 2015
                            • 3332
                            • Tennessee

                            #29
                            Welcome from TN. Great first time ribs!

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                            • Mr. Bones
                              Birthday Hat Master
                              • Sep 2016
                              • 9449
                              • 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

                              #30
                              Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
                              Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

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