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  • BierUndGrill
    Trial Member
    • Jul 2020
    • 2

    Howdy Fired up Folks

    Grew up around South Texas BBQ pits. My uncle was a butcher in small town and had partnership with beer joint next to his shop that had a big 20 ft square stone pit with huge iron lids on pulleys out back. Mostly fired with oak and mesquite.. Rows of chicken, sausage, brisket, pork would be in the pit every day. In bar area, the only light was from the neon beer signs with saw dust on the floor to soak up the spilled beer and the dirt that came off the working mans' boots. Most popular place for miles around. Spent career in Army, overseas tours mostly in Germany hence my user name. Living in Northern Virginia now. Have WSM 22 Smoker and red Weber Kettle 22" which is about 21 yrs old. Thought Meathead's book was great which led me here to Amazing Ribs. If you have some favorites areas of this website be glad to hear about it.
  • LA Pork Butt
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 5292
    • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

    #2
    Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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      Thks for the welcome
  • Donw
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 2976

    #3
    Welcome from Maryland. My very favorite things about this side of the site are the ideas, tips and recipes from Pit members that don’t make it over to the free side.

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      Thks for the advice and welcome
  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 5348
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Thermopops
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    #4
    Welcome to the Pit! From another Northern Virginian.

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      Thks.... less I 95 means more time on deck and even some weekday BBQ cooks never did it before...only positive I can think of due to the covid
  • MBMorgan
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 6167
    • 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

    #5
    Welcome from Colorado ...

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      Thks for welcome
  • Texas Larry
    Club Member
    • May 2017
    • 1363
    • Wilson County, TX
    • Kamado Joe Bog Joe 2
      Weber 22” Premium
      Weber Jumbo Joe
      JoeTisserie
      Thermoworks Smoke
      Thermoworks 2K Thermocouple
      Thermapen
      Thermapop
      Thermoworks Dash
      Too many gadgets, accessories, and tools
      Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

    #6
    Welcome from south Texas!

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      Thks. Had relatives one time in Floresville. I am from San Antone

    • Texas Larry
      Texas Larry commented
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      Yep we are actually in Wilson County, ‘bout 20 miles from Floresville. Grew up in San Antonio.
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 12568
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      SNS
      Pizza insert
      Rotisserie
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      Chefalarm
      Dot
      lots of probes.
      CyberQ

    #7
    Welcome to The Pit. Since you are from Texas, you might enjoy the beef channel.

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      Thks for tip.
  • tiewunon
    Club Member
    • May 2020
    • 209
    • Virginia Beach, Va

    #8
    Welcome from Virginia Beach. Retired "Rust Picker" here.

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      Tks for welcome
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 1931
    • 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

    #9
    Welcome from the California Delta.

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      Thks ofelles
  • jumbo7676
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 287
    • Centreville, VA
    • GMG Daniel Boone

      Weber Spirit E-310
      GrillGrates

      Weber Performer Premium 22"
      Slow 'N Sear 2.0
      Drip 'N Griddle Deluxe
      EasySpin Grate

      Weber Kettle Premium 22"
      Vortex

      Weber Smokey Mountain 14"

      FireBoard
      Maverick XR-50

    #10
    Welcome from... Northern Virginia! I'm grilling and smoking in Centreville.

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      Thks fellow NVA`r
  • BFlynn
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 765
    • Third Coast

    #11
    Welcome from Houston.
    Glad to have ya here!

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    • BierUndGrill
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      Thks. Have relative in Houston. Been to Goode couple times.
  • FireMan
    Charter Member
    • Jul 2015
    • 7618
    • Bottom of Winnebago

    #12
    Interesting growin up ya had. Interesting places, poke around, there’ll be plenty to catch yer eye. Welcome, eat good and have fun!

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      Fireman Thks! Plan on following ur advice.
  • swartzster
    Charter Member
    • Aug 2014
    • 124
    • Marysville Washington

    #13
    Welcome from the Pacific Northwest

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      Thks for welcome
  • JCGrill
    Club Member
    • Mar 2017
    • 1729
    • Minneapolis / St Paul burbs
    • Charcoal - 22" Weber Kettle
      Gas - Saber
      Smoker - Green Mountain Daniel Boone
      Portable - Charbroil Tabletop Propane Grill

    #14
    Herzlich willkommen. Mostly I use the "recent posts" search, and probably spend more time in the Show Us What You're Cooking thread than anywhere else.

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  • willxfmr
    Club Member
    • Apr 2017
    • 130
    • Fondy

    #15
    Welcome from Wisconsin. Glad you could join us!

    I don't really have a "favorite" section on this side, so can't really recommend one spot or another, but I always enjoy this thread when it pops up.

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If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow 'N' Sear

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The Slow 'N' Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.

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The Good-One Is A Superb Grill And A Superb Smoker All In One

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The Good-One Open Range is dramatically different from a traditional offset smoker. By placing the heat source behind and under the smokebox instead of off to the side, Open Range produces even temperature from left to right, something almost impossible to achieve with a standard barrel shaped offset.

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The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone's Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all!

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The Pit Barrel Cooker May Be Too Easy

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The PBC has a rabid cult following for good reason. It is absolutely positively without a doubt the best bargain on a smoker in the world. Period. This baby will cook circles around the cheap offset sideways barrel smokers because temperature control is so much easier.

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Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

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We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5" x 29.5" footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.

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Genesis II E-335 
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Weber’s Genesis line has long been one of the most popular choices for gas grillers. The new Genesis II E-335 offers solid performance, a sear burner for sizzling heat and an excellent warranty.

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone

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The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it's easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

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The amazing Karubecue is the most innovative smoker in the world. The quality of meat from this machine is astonishing. At its crux is a patented firebox that burns logs above the cooking chamber and sucks heat and extremely clean blue smoke into the thermostat controlled oven. It is our favorite smoker, period.

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Masterbuilt MPS 340/G ThermoTemp XL Propane Smoker

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This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175° to 350°F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

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A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

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FireBoard Drive 2 is an updated version of a well-received product that sets the standard for performance and functionality in the wireless food thermometer/thermostatic controller class.

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The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

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Napoleon's NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

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Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

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