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2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled

We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for tentatively March 18-21, 2022. Click here for more info: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/forum/announcements/misc/1014106-meat-up-in-memphis-2021-canceled
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  • Peteh8888
    Club Member
    • May 2020
    • 6
    • Near Portland Maine

    Hello from Maine

    Started reading this site after retirement got me thinking about learning how to up my pathetic grilling skills. Got put on hold for several years due to busy moving to Maine, now is finally time to get serious. Replaced tired rusty left-behind with red Weber 22, but never satisfied with chicken or burgers. Joined a month ago and read everything about smokers thinking that was what we needed next. However, a bunch of you convinced me to start with a slow n sear, which is scheduled for delivery today. Should help with chicken and looking forward to smoking ribs,etc.
    Thanks for the science of cooking approach, which makes more sense to me, and to a community of comical yet serious users that seem willing to help everyone. Now about that Thermoworks Smoke dual port thermometer and Drip n Griddle.
  • LA Pork Butt
    Charter Member
    • Dec 2014
    • 5639
    • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

    Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!


    • Parkin
      Club Member
      • Jul 2020
      • 79
      • Scottsdale AZ

      Welcome from Scottsdale....It's 111* today, and I'm melting! (but, still out back with a Butt on the drum!)


      • smokin fool
        smokin fool commented
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        Someone, anyone, get this man a beer or beers....

      • Parkin
        Parkin commented
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        I've been here for 30 years but this is the first time I've been stuck here all summer...and of course, it been record heat. Beer helps....

      • HouseHomey
        HouseHomey commented
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        SmokinG fool I know you better half never says this so I will. You are right. Now... how does that feel. You see fine sir he admits it. “beer helps.” GENIUS SIR!!
    • holehogg
      Club Member
      • Nov 2017
      • 2582
      • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

      Greetings from South Africa


      • RonB
        Club Member
        • Apr 2016
        • 13504
        • Near Richmond VA
        • Weber Performer Deluxe
          Pizza insert
          Smokenator 1000
          Cookshack Smokette Elite
          2 Thermapens
          lots of probes.

        Welcome to The Pit Pete. The Drip N Griddle is very nice. It directs the intake air through the SnS. It can also be used as a drip pan and a griddle. However, if ya want crispy skin chicken, I suggest getting a Vortex. It is a chicken cookin' machine. One caveat though - it's better at cooking pieces than whole chickens.
        Of course, if ya can afford both - that's the way to go.
        Last edited by RonB; August 3, 2020, 12:53 PM.


        • ofelles
          Club Member
          • Jun 2018
          • 2582
          • Brentwood CA

          Welcome from the California Delta.


          • Randy-Phx
            Club Member
            • Apr 2018
            • 541
            • Phoenix, AZ

            Welcome to the Pit!


            • Peteh8888
              Club Member
              • May 2020
              • 6
              • Near Portland Maine

              Thanks everyone.

              Parkin is in serious need.

              BobR thanks for the Vortex suggestion and warning. They are both future needs till I become proficent at smoking and grilling with the SnS, never got past burgers and chickens. I'm really hoping for results like I see in everyones pics, with time.


              • Texas Larry
                Club Member
                • May 2017
                • 1745
                • Wilson County, TX
                • Kamado Joe Big Joe 2
                  Weber 22” Premium/SNS
                  Weber Jumbo Joe/SNS
                  Thermoworks Smoke
                  Thermoworks 2K Thermocouple
                  Thermoworks Dash
                  Too many gadgets, accessories, and tools
                  Favorite beer: Alaskan Amber

                Howdy from south Texas!


                • MBMorgan
                  Club Member
                  • Sep 2015
                  • 6503
                  • 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

                  Welcome from Colorado ...


                  • FireMan
                    Charter Member
                    • Jul 2015
                    • 8222
                    • Bottom of Winnebago

                    Very, very cool! The SnS grill. Can’t wait to see it in action! Welcome! Eat good and have fun!

                    P.S. After further thought, I’m tryin to figger out what Parkin is? As far as time, we’ll let ya have a week to figger it out & we want a full pictorial report.
                    Now the matter of calling some members serious comics............we’ll get back to ya.
                    Last edited by FireMan; August 3, 2020, 02:03 PM.


                  • Peteh8888
                    Club Member
                    • May 2020
                    • 6
                    • Near Portland Maine

                    Fireman - Parkin is the name given for the second responder, sorry! I have to run a few trials for calibration, then make my 1st rub, then the hard part: finding baby back ribs is a challenge in Maine, as they seem partial to St. Louis style. I'm guessing calibration pics won't cut it even with beer included.


                    • RichieB
                      Club Member
                      • Apr 2018
                      • 1755
                      • Western Mass

                      Welcome from Western Massachusetts.


                      • Whiskeyman53
                        Club Member
                        • May 2020
                        • 377
                        • Massachusetts
                        • Smokers/Grills:
                          Camp Chef Smokepro DLX pellet grill
                          Weber Kettle
                          Dyna-Glo vertical offset smoker

                          Favorite whiskey:
                          Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon
                          Angels Envy Bourbon
                          Whistle Pig Rye

                          Everyday sipper:
                          Jim Beam Black and Wild Turkey Rye 101

                          Favorite beer:
                          Coffee Porter or Stouts

                          Pabst Blue Ribbon and Narragansett for grilling and lawn mowing.

                        Welcome from Maine's cousin, Massachusetts.


                        • Donw
                          Club Member
                          • Jul 2017
                          • 3483

                          Welcome from Maryland




                          2021 Meat-Up In Memphis Canceled

                          We've unfortunately had to cancel the 2021 Meat-Up in Memphis. We are rescheduling for tentatively March 18-21, 2022. Click here for more info: https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/forum/announcements/misc/1014106-meat-up-in-memphis-2021-canceled
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