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  • thedeckle
    Former Member
    • Jul 2020
    • 7

    Greetings From The Sierras

    A pleasure to meet all of you. I'm here to accomplish a couple of things during the Rona. I've set a few goals over the past few months and one of them is to improve my skills with the grill.

    Specifically, I'd like to learn how to duplicate the recipe for the Detroit style rib I used to enjoy many years ago in the Detroit/Windsor area. I believe these were prepared on a spit, were spareribs, and had a rub, no sauce. My favorite was at Tunnel BBQ, located in Windsor. But Checker and Zukin's in Detroit were pretty good too!

    I found the Tunnel website and I've written an email to them inquiring if the sauce and/or rub they have for sale is what I recall from the 60's. We will see if they reply.

    So, I'm on a quest to recreate the sauce, rub, and then learn what cut of rib I need. While I'm at it, I need some info/advice on what equipment I need to pick up to check this bucket list item, off. I have a 20 year old Weber Silver B that is down, ready to be rebuilt, so I'll buy a new grill. I have a neighbor who needs a project and I'll give the old one away. Was thinking the four burner genesis 435 or the the Summit four burner. Obviously, I need to do more research.

    So the plan is to settle in with a couple cold pops and do some reading and research here. Of course, if any of you are inclined to want to point me in the right direction, or share any thoughts you may have, I'd be very appreciative.

    If this was a biker forum, I'd say, "Rubber Side Down." Not sure what you BBQ guys say to each other!

    So, I'll stick with something safe, Go, Blue!
  • Elton's BBQ
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 2584
    • Saltnes Norway
    • Genesis 320 Limited
      Weber One Touch 57cm
      Weber Smokey Mountain 47cm

    #2
    Welcome to the Pit!
    Cheers from Norway

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    • tiewunon
      Club Member
      • May 2020
      • 522
      • Virginia Beach, Va

      #3
      Welcome aboard from Virginia Beach.

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      • DavidNorcross
        Club Member
        • Nov 2017
        • 2209
        • 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

        #4
        Welcome from Virginia!

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        • Skip
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 3703
          • Blue Earth, Minnesota
          • LSG Adjustable Grill/Smoker, MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

          #5
          Welcome from Minnesota.

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          • Mr. Bones
            Charter Member
            • Sep 2016
            • 10024
            • Kansas Territory
            • Grills / Smokers
              *********************************************

              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

            #6
            Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!
            Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

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            • LA Pork Butt
              Charter Member
              • Dec 2014
              • 5643
              • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

              #7
              Welcome to the Pit from Dallas, TX. Stay calm and BBQ on!

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              • RonB
                Club Member
                • Apr 2016
                • 13533
                • Near Richmond VA
                • Weber Performer Deluxe
                  SNS
                  Pizza insert
                  Rotisserie
                  Smokenator 1000
                  Cookshack Smokette Elite
                  2 Thermapens
                  Chefalarm
                  Dot
                  lots of probes.
                  CyberQ

                #8
                Welcome to The Pit.

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                • HawkerXP
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2016
                  • 6318
                  • Virginia
                  • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                    Thermopops
                    Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
                    Slo n Sear
                    Cold beer

                  #9
                  Welcome to the Pit!

                  Some of here use a little ditty, "PBC, PBC, PBC!"

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                  • Texas Larry
                    Club Member
                    • May 2017
                    • 1751
                    • 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

                    #10
                    Welcome from south Texas!

                    Comment

                    • MBMorgan
                      Club Member
                      • Sep 2015
                      • 6512
                      • 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

                      #11
                      Welcome from Colorado ...

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                      • klflowers
                        Club Member
                        • Sep 2015
                        • 3667
                        • Tennessee

                        #12
                        Welcome from TN. I grew up in Detroit, don't remember Zukins or Checker. There was a place a couple of blocks from our house on Grand River that I used to go to a lot, but they have been closed for awhile and I don't remember the name. And you are right - let's go blue!

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                        • thedeckle
                          thedeckle commented
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                          Hey Klfflowers, you bleed blue, too! And man,I have great memories of all kinds of delicious food in the Detroit area. Thanks for the welcome. Go Blue!
                      • ofelles
                        Club Member
                        • Jun 2018
                        • 2592
                        • Brentwood CA


                        #13
                        Welcome from the California Delta.

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                        • holehogg
                          Club Member
                          • Nov 2017
                          • 2593
                          • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

                          #14
                          Greetings from South Africa

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                          • FireMan
                            Charter Member
                            • Jul 2015
                            • 8246
                            • Bottom of Winnebago

                            #15
                            You might remember the Bo, Glenn E. General Patton Schembechler Victory horn. It’ll be interesting what ya come up with as far as the recipes go. I fer one would never have equated BBQ with Windsor, let alone wibs. Welcome, eat good & have fun! “Smoke baby, Smoke”

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                            • thedeckle
                              thedeckle commented
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                              Yo, Fireman. Are you kidding? Bo was the man and the battles with Woody were just great. There was nothing better than waking up on a Saturday morning and walking over to the Big House! Senior year we had 50 yard line seats and great memories to this day. And Bob Ufer was THE Meechigan man. Blue lost a great broadcaster when he slipped away. Jackson and Ufer ... they were college football to me.Thanks for the memories, Fireman!

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