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    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.

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


      Welcome from south Texas!


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


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


          • 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!🙄😀

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


            Huntington Beach welcomes you and those fine cookers.


              Welcome from Maryland


                Welcome from Colorado ...


                  Welcome from Minnesota. Enjoy The Pit!


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


                      Welcome from Western Massachusetts.


                        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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                          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.

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