This is a membership forum. As a guest, you can click around a bit. View 5 pages for free. If you would like to participate, please join.

[ Pitmaster Club Information | Join Now | Login | Contact Us ]

There are 4 page views remaining.


No announcement yet.

Hi All

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Hi All

    Kind of new. Been lurking for about a month or so. Just bought a Brinkmann Trail Master offset and all of the mods I have made to it have been shamelessly stolen from this site. So thank you all for that. As a matter of fact I just seasoned it and checked for leaks a few days ago. I monitored the temps and feel confident enough to try my hand at a brisket again. Which I will be smoking this weekend.

    Glad to have found this site and have already learned so much. Thanks for reading.

    Welcome to the Pit


      Again? Did you have poor results last time? Welcome and I look forward to some pics.




          Welcome Aboard, Monet.... let us know how the cook worked out!


            Greeting's Monet.... Welcome to the Pit. We all lurked for quite a while and stole all the info we could like pirates before we joined the Pit. Now we share all of the plunder with our fellow Pit members.


              Thanks for the warm reception. The brinkmann is my second offset. My first was a much cheaper set up and leaked so poorly. Unfortunately I did not have this resource so I kind of just thought that was the way it was supposed to be. A brisket was always a once an hour adding more charcoal and wood and just so much energy to mess around with. I turned out okay brisket but was completely wiped out by the time friends and family showed up that I was not much fun to be around.

              Just based on what I have done to the brinkmann my test run was simply amazing at least to me. So a giant thank you for what I have learned here already.


              • _John_
                _John_ commented
                Editing a comment
                Mine pretty much runs itself, I have to stand by it with the lid open so I smell like enough smoke that people believed I actually cooked it. BBQ equivalent of tossing flour on you face.



                Just a quick update. I followed the "tested recipe" for Texas brisket. Followed the advice to get a digital thermometer. Almost all of the mods were followed in getting my offset together. I loaded my charcoal basket once and turned out the very best brisket I have ever made. So now I now I am set to try out everything I can read here....Vermont Pig Candy!!!!!
                Thanks all.


                  Welcome Monet and congratulations on your brisket! Hope you got a photo or 2 that you can share with us over in the General Discussion board.


                    ​Welcome to The Pit monet108! We're glad to have you here, thanks for the support. But, once an hour adding wood? That's not bad at all. I run an EOS and depending on the wood I'm using (ash vs oak for instance) and the weather, every 30-60 mins it needs a log added. That's the nature of a stickburner. Glad you're having success! We look forward to seeing pics of this brisket, and the pig candy too!

                    Since this is your first post, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains a few how-tos and please-dos.

                    Also, it's very important that you add the domain AmazingRibs.com to your email safe list in case you are ever drawn as our monthly Gold Medal Giveaway winner!

                    Hope to hear & see more from you!



                      I too started on COS, and while it was a pain keeping up with the fuel, there's something about it that most find a bit romantic. It appeals to the caveman in us. My COS has been relegated to corn roaster because of the cooking space, and there it will remain. However, once the newness of my fridge conversion wears off I can see myself with a nicer one. There's just something about adding wood to a fire...

                      Add 'Tim Allen grunt' here.



                      No announcement yet.
                      Rubs Promo


                      These are not ads or paid placements. These are some of our favorite tools and toys.

                      These are products we have tested, won our top awards, and are highly recommend. Click here to read how we test, about our medals, and what they mean.

                      Use Our Links To Help Keep Us Alive

                      A big part of this site is our unbiased equipment and product reviews. We love playing with toys and we have no problem calling them the way we see them. Some companies pay a finder’s fee if a reader clicks a link on AmazingRibs.com and buys a product. It has zero impact on our reviews, zero impact on the price you pay, and the sites never tell us what you bought, but it has a major impact on our ability to keep this site alive! So before you buy, please click our links. Here’s a link that takes you to a page on Amazon that has some of our favorite tools and toys: https://tinyurl.com/amazingribs

                      Bring The Heat With Broil King Signet’s Dual Tube Burners

                      3 burner gas grill

                      The Broil King Signet 320 is a modestly priced, 3-burner gas grill that packs a lot of value and power under the hood. Broil King’s proprietary, dual-tube burners get hot fast and are able to achieve high, searing temps that rival most comparatively priced gas grills. The quality cast aluminum housing carries a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

                      Click here to read ourcompletereview

                      Groundbreaking Hybrid Thermometer!

                      Thermapen One Instant Read Thermometer

                      The FireBoard Spark is a hybrid combining instant-read capability, a cabled temperature probe, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. We gave Spark a Platinum Medal for pushing the envelope of product capability while maintaining high standards of design and workmanship.

                      Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review


                      Comprehensive Temperature Magnet With 80+ Important Temps

                      Amazingribs.com temperature magnet
                      Winner of the National BBQ Association’s product of the year award. This 8.5″ x 11″ magnet contains more that 80 benchmark temperatures for meats (both USDA recommended temps as well as the temps chefs recommend), fats and oils, sugars, sous vide, eggs, collagens, wood combustion, breads, and more. Although it is not certified as all-weather, we have tested it outdoors in Chicago weather and it has not delaminated in three years, but there is minor fading.

                      Click here to order.

                      Our Favorite Backyard Smoker

                      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.
                      Click here for our review of this superb smoker

                      Compact Powerful Sear Machine For Your Next Tailgater

                      Char-Broil’s Grill2Go x200 is a super-portable, fun little sizzler made of heavy, rust-proof cast aluminum. The lid snaps shut. Grab the handle and you’re off to the party! Char-Broil’s TRU-Infrared design produces searing heat while reducing fuel consumption. A 16 ounce LP gas canister is enough to keep you flipping burgers for hours.

                      Click here to read our detailed review and to order

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

                      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.

                      Click here to read ourcomplete review

                      Fireboard: The Ultimate Top Of The Line BBQ Thermometer

                      Fireboard Labs Product Photo Shoot. Kansas City Commercial Portrait and Wedding Photographers ©Kevin Ashley Photography

                      With the ability to monitor up to six temperatures simultaneously with either Bluetooth or Wifi on your mobile phone, tablet, or computer, Fireboard is the best digital thermometer we’ve tested.
                      Click here to read our detailedreview