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  • Ann-Marie in the backyard
    Club Member
    • Jun 2020
    • 67
    • SE Michigan
    • Weber One-Touch Gold 22.5", Black (6/2006), functional but in need of rehab
      Weber Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill 22", Copper ("Coppertop"), 5/2020
      Weber Original Premium Charcoal Kettle 26", Glen Blue ("Blooregard Q. Kazoo"), 8/2020

      Weber BBQ System pizza stone
      Weber BBQ System cast iron griddle

      Smoke n Sear deluxe

      ThermoPro TP20 dual probe thermometer
      Alpha Grillers instant read probe thermometer
      FireBoard 2 Drive
      Pit Viper fan (reserved for Bloo, to be installed at a later date)

    Greetings & salutations

    I posted in Beef a couple of days ago, nervous about my first overnight cook. Started that last midnight, and having survived the night (the house is still standing and the backyard didn't go up in flames) I now feel better about writing an intro for myself.

    14 years ago while we were living in NC, I got my first grill, a Weber One-Touch Gold. Made a lot of burgers and hot dogs, steaks, pork tenderloin and country ribs, roasted corn, chicken, things like that, and they were all pretty good. Anything I tried low and slow, like brisket and ribs, were rather sad specimens. I didn't have anyone to ask questions of, and didn't know to look online for forums. Fast forward to 2020 and a quarantine-present to myself of a Weber Performer Deluxe. Started out simply with hamburgers for the first outing, posted pictures on FB, and to my great joy heard from an old friend (Eric, are you reading this?) who put me on to AmazingRibs.com and The Pit. Wow -- good information, lots of recipes, and best of all a bunch of pitmasters great and small I can go to for advice!

    Since Memorial Day, I've been expanding my horizons. There's been really good pulled pork, maple-smoked bacon, reverse-seared tri-tip, one disastrous pizza and one much better one, a couple of bulgogi-adjacent ribeyes, and a plank-like brisket which has led me to today's brisket (which is on the Weber now and I believe may have entered its stall; I should get outside and wrap it). A few photos below. I need to learn to photograph better!

    Am now in the must-have-all-the-toys phase. Got a Slow N Sear last week, a ThermoPro dual-probe thermometer, a good boning knife, and who knows what'll be next.

    There will be a report on my first overnight cook coming soon to a post near you. Thanks to Meathead and all of you for being here!
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    Last edited by Ann-Marie in the backyard; July 17, 2020, 10:37 AM.
  • Steve B
    Club Member
    • Jun 2016
    • 2976
    • Rockland county New York
    • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
      Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

      22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

      Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

      1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
      1 maverick et-733 - gray
      1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
      1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
      1 thermoworks thermopop - red

      Pre Miala flavor injector
      taylor digital scale
      TSM meat grinder
      chefs choice food slicer
      cuisinhart food processor
      food saver vacuum sealer
      TSM harvest food dehydrator

    #2
    Welcome aboard from Rockland County N.Y. Ya got some good looking cooks there.

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    • Texas Larry
      Club Member
      • May 2017
      • 1424
      • 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

      #3
      Welcome from south Texas!

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      • ofelles
        Club Member
        • Jun 2018
        • 2009
        • 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

        #4
        Said it another post but I'll say it again. Welcome to the Pit. Glad you and the meat survived the overnight.

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        • HawkerXP
          Club Member
          • Jul 2016
          • 5499
          • Virginia
          • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
            Thermopops
            Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
            Slo n Sear
            Cold beer

          #5
          Welcome to the Pit! Love that gold performer! Have you ever heard of a pbc barrel cooker? pbc, pbc, pbc!

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          • Ann-Marie in the backyard
            Ann-Marie in the backyard commented
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            I might have, I might have . . . Hey! don't you start being an enabler now!

          • ofelles
            ofelles commented
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            I'm sorry, that train left the minute you hit send with your membership!🙄😀
        • FireMan
          Charter Member
          • Jul 2015
          • 7676
          • Bottom of Winnebago

          #6
          Thanks fer you bein here! Welcome, cook on & continue to have fun!

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          • HouseHomey
            Club Member
            • May 2016
            • 5267
            • 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.

            #7
            Huntington Beach welcomes you and those fine cookers.

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            • Donw
              Club Member
              • Jul 2017
              • 3039

              #8
              Welcome from Maryland

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              • MBMorgan
                Club Member
                • Sep 2015
                • 6192
                • 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

                  > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
                  > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
                  > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

                #9
                Welcome from Colorado ...

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                • Skip
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 3299
                  • 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

                  #10
                  Welcome from Minnesota. Enjoy The Pit!

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                  • RonB
                    Club Member
                    • Apr 2016
                    • 12703
                    • Near Richmond VA
                    • Weber Performer Deluxe
                      SNS
                      Pizza insert
                      Rotisserie
                      Smokenator 1000
                      Cookshack Smokette Elite
                      2 Thermapens
                      Chefalarm
                      Dot
                      lots of probes.
                      CyberQ

                    #11
                    Welcome again. I'm glad The Pit is helping you. This is a great place to learn and expand your repertoire.

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                    • RichieB
                      Club Member
                      • Apr 2018
                      • 1395
                      • Western Mass

                      #12
                      Welcome from Western Massachusetts.

                      Comment

                      • Santamarina
                        Club Member
                        • Aug 2018
                        • 733
                        • Wildomar, CA

                        #13
                        Welcome from California! I recall your post about overnight cooks...glad you made it through. The Pit is a great place for info and encouragement!

                        Also, I have a friend from Michigan who’s mom’s name is Ann-Marie. When I first saw your name and state I thought you might be her...but they’re life long Michigan residents and live in the UP.
                        Last edited by Santamarina; July 17, 2020, 01:38 PM.

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                        • Ann-Marie in the backyard
                          Ann-Marie in the backyard commented
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                          Michigan must be some kind of gathering ground for Ann-Maries! Our next door neighbor is Ann Marie, the mom of our neighbor on the other side is Anne Marie, I know two more from work connections. I've never seen so many of us before! Clearly I'm in the right place.
                      • tiewunon
                        Club Member
                        • May 2020
                        • 265
                        • Virginia Beach, Va

                        #14
                        Welcome from Va Beach.

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                        • LA Pork Butt
                          Charter Member
                          • Dec 2014
                          • 5360
                          • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                          #15
                          Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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