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  • Barker
    Club Member
    • Aug 2020
    • 14
    • West Texas

    Newbie from West Texas

    Greetings everyone,

    Today I start my journey...
    I purchased a PBC two weeks ago and later today I'll hang my first ever - racks of ribs. A little about me. I'm 65 and retired from the oil & gas and banking industry in March. I LOVE to play golf and have played the game (since age 10) from coast to coast. I also started and run a First Tee chapter as Executive Director. Life is good. I'm not new to forums as I was a member of a golf forum for 8 years. During that time I made a lot of good online friends. I even met a few of them at a golf outing once. Really nice people. I expect to meet and make many new friends here over time.
    A few months ago I started thinking I wanted to get a smoker. Initially, I thought I wanted a pellet smoker but in the end, I settled on a PBC. I think for me it will be perfect.

    I've never been one to think I was that great of a BBQ man. Actually, I prefer to cook a steak in a cast-iron skillet. I've tried briskets a couple of times with mediocre results. Both times using my Weber kettle grill. So, I'm optimistic that by choosing a PBC my results will begin improving. I sure hope so.

    Today I'm starting with two racks of BB ribs. I'm going to just follow the basic instructions and see what happens. Yesterday evening I rubbed the ribs with the Pit Barrel Cooker all-purpose seasoning which was included with the PBC and refrigerated them. From everything I've read and watched, I should be able to produce great results. We'll see and I'll let you know how it all goes down. Literally. Ha!

    Have a great weekend everyone.
  • ofelles
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 2002
    • 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

    #2
    Welcome from the California Delta. Looking forward to hearing about and seeing the rib results.

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    • Jerod Broussard
      Moderator
      • Jun 2014
      • 9726
      • East Texas
      • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
        Weber One Touch Premium Copper 22" Kettle (gift)
        Slow 'n Sear for 22" Kettle
        Weber One Touch Premium Black 26" Kettle (gift)
        Slow 'n Sear XL for 26" Kettle (gift)
        Weber Smokey Joe Gold
        Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
        Vortex
        Maverick ET-732 White
        Maverick ET-732 Copper
        2- Auber SYL-1615 fan systems(Awesome!!!!!!!!)
        Thermoworks Thermapen w/ Back light (gift)
        Thermoworks Timestick
        Cambro Model 300MPC110 w/ Winco SS Pans
        B & B and Kingsford Charcoal
        B & B Pellets

      #3
      Welcome from east Texas!!

      My uncle just retired from Oil and Gas. He bought one of the living quarters for the rigs and shipped it to his deer lease in Mississippi.

      I love me a good steak in the skillet. It's the crust that keeps on giving the whole steak through.

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      • Mr. Bones
        Mr. Bones commented
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        I also loves me some steak in a skillet, often augmented by butter, bacon grease, beef love, ghee, whatever's close to hand...
    • Donw
      Club Member
      • Jul 2017
      • 3027

      #4
      Welcome from Maryland

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      • bbqLuv
        Club Member
        • Jan 2020
        • 341
        • Milwaukie OR

        #5
        Hello

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        • RonB
          Club Member
          • Apr 2016
          • 12685
          • Near Richmond VA
          • Weber Performer Deluxe
            SNS
            Pizza insert
            Rotisserie
            Smokenator 1000
            Cookshack Smokette Elite
            2 Thermapens
            Chefalarm
            Dot
            lots of probes.
            CyberQ

          #6
          Welcome to The Pit.

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          • RichieB
            Club Member
            • Apr 2018
            • 1391
            • Western Mass

            #7
            Welcome from Western Massachusetts.

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            • Texas Larry
              Club Member
              • May 2017
              • 1416
              • 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

              #8
              Welcome from south Texas!

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              • LA Pork Butt
                Charter Member
                • Dec 2014
                • 5347
                • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

                #9
                Welcome to the Pit from Dallas!

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                • MBMorgan
                  Club Member
                  • Sep 2015
                  • 6191
                  • 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

                  #10
                  Welcome from Colorado ...

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                  • Barker
                    Club Member
                    • Aug 2020
                    • 14
                    • West Texas

                    #11
                    Thanks, everyone. Folks from all over and even a few Texans. This is going to be fun. Almost time to hang some ribs.

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                    • FireMan
                      Charter Member
                      • Jul 2015
                      • 7674
                      • Bottom of Winnebago

                      #12
                      Two wacks of Wibs is a fine way to start. You will be the greatest BBQ wib guy you ever met usin that PBC. Welcome, eat good and have fun!
                      Last edited by FireMan; August 29, 2020, 11:52 AM.

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                      • holehogg
                        Club Member
                        • Nov 2017
                        • 2333
                        • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

                        #13
                        Greetings from South Africa

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                        • HawkerXP
                          Club Member
                          • Jul 2016
                          • 5481
                          • Virginia
                          • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
                            Thermopops
                            Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
                            Slo n Sear
                            Cold beer

                          #14
                          Welcome to the Pit! We can always use another barrelhead! Lots of good info in the channels section like this for the PBC. https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...-barrel-cooker

                          Ribs usually in the PBC take 3 or so hours. Look for the pullback on the bone ends and probe (toothpick) tender between the bones. Good luck and we like pictures or it never happened. ​​​​​​​

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                          • hoovarmin
                            Founding Member
                            • Jul 2014
                            • 1040
                            • Neptune Beach, FL
                            • Weber Performer 22
                              SNS
                              Joule
                              Thermoworks Smoke
                              Thermoworks Thermapen
                              Kingsford Blue Bag

                            #15
                            Welcome from NE Florida!

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