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  • CaliforniaDad
    Club Member
    • Nov 2020
    • 17
    • CaliforniaDad
      Pellet: RecTeq RT-700, with Grill Grates
      Gasser: Broil King Baron 440, with Grill Grates
      Sous vide: Joule and Anova
      A-MAZE-N Pellet Tube Smoker
      Bernzomatic TS8000 Butane Torch with Searzall

    Longtime Reader, Finally Joined

    I'm not sure why I waited so long, but I finally joined. I've been gas grilling (often with a smoke tube) and sous vide cooking for a lot of years. I also recently got a RecTeq, and have been smoking everything I can get my hands on. For a long time, I thought Sous-Vide-Q was good enough for brisket and beef ribs, but I'm really starting to think the difference in flavor when it's all done on the smoker is worth it.

    Between this site, and SeriousEats.com, I've learned the importance of a good dry brine, how to reverse sear, and why pastrami is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy (@Meathead's Reuben recipe with homemade pastrami changed my life).

    I'm hoping to up my game even further with this membership, and I'm very interested in finding more good rub recipes (particularly copy-cat ones for well-known brands [like Meat Church], so I can make them without the salt). Maybe drop some of your favorite rub recipes in response? My favorite is Meathead's Big Bad Beef, but it's fun to try new things now and then, and avoiding buying expensive salt in commercial rubs is a big goal of mine.

    I've already started my Thanksgiving planning and prep. Will be spatchcocking and smoking a full bird the Meathead way for the third year, and doing a separate sous vide breast for the first time trying this method: https://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/...nksgiving.html

    If I'm honest, though, I'm most looking forward to the Turkey pot pie I have planned with the smoked leftovers, using a recipe that's a mix of Meathead's version, and some other recipes I've used -- it's the best pot pie, ever.

    Looking forward to learning a lot from everyone!
  • tbob4
    Charter Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 2494
    • Chico, CA
    • BBQ's
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      California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
      California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
      Santa Maria Grill
      Vision Grill

      Beer
      _______________________
      Sierra Nevada IPA

      Wood
      _______________________
      Almond
      Oak
      Madrone
      Cherry
      Peach
      Apple

    #2
    Welcome from Chico. Oh man, turkey pot pie. My wife's is the best ever! Unfortunately, her recipe books and mine don't ever touch each other. I think it's because mine have a lot of steak juice all over them.

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    • ComfortablyNumb
      ComfortablyNumb commented
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      I thought that was drool. Next time I visit I won't be so hesitant about touching them... ;-)
  • Panhead John
    Club Member
    • Aug 2020
    • 1174
    • Houston, Texas
    • Weber 22” Master Touch Kettle, added a side shelf
      Weber 14” Smokey Mountain Smoker
      SnS For the Kettle
      Set of Grill Grates
      Thermo Pro Remote Dual Probe Thermometer
      Rotisserie For The Kettle
      J. A. Henckels Knives
      Work Sharp E-5 Electric Knife Sharpener
      Char-Broil Instant Read Meat Thermometer

    #3
    Welcome from Texas! You’ll like it here, lots of talented and friendly folks.

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    • ofelles
      Club Member
      • Jun 2018
      • 2570
      • Brentwood CA


      #4
      Welcome from the Delta

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      • klflowers
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 3671
        • Tennessee

        #5
        Welcome from TN. I just did a SV turkey breast at 145 for 2 1/2 hours per that recipe, and it is excellent.
        Last edited by klflowers; November 9, 2020, 02:28 PM.

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        • CaliforniaDad
          CaliforniaDad commented
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          klflowers - awesome! Did you try that technique with the skin? How'd that part go? Also, did you bother tying the two halves, as described?

          My wife doesn't love strong smoke on her turkey, so I'm adding the SV breast to make her happy.

        • klflowers
          klflowers commented
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          CaliforniaDad, I did not do the skin; I have never done that part. Too lazy. I have actually done this several times, and the first time I tied the halves. After that, since I vac seal them, I just positioning them and using the vac seal to hold them in place. They come out really moist; we hardly ever buy sliced turkey from the deli counter at the store anymore.
      • Texas Larry
        Club Member
        • May 2017
        • 1746
        • 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

        #6
        Howdy from south Texas!

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        • Whiskeyman53
          Club Member
          • May 2020
          • 391
          • 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.

          #7
          Welcome to the pit from the bbq capital of New England, Massachusetts.

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          • MBMorgan
            Club Member
            • Sep 2015
            • 6511
            • 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

            #8
            Welcome from Colorado ...

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            • Elton's BBQ
              Club Member
              • Apr 2016
              • 2577
              • Saltnes Norway
              • Genesis 320 Limited
                Weber One Touch 57cm
                Weber Smokey Mountain 47cm

              #9
              Welcome to the Pit!
              Cheers from Norway And

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              • RonB
                Club Member
                • Apr 2016
                • 13516
                • Near Richmond VA
                • Weber Performer Deluxe
                  SNS
                  Pizza insert
                  Rotisserie
                  Smokenator 1000
                  Cookshack Smokette Elite
                  2 Thermapens
                  Chefalarm
                  Dot
                  lots of probes.
                  CyberQ

                #10
                Welcome to The Pit.

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                • Donw
                  Club Member
                  • Jul 2017
                  • 3492

                  #11
                  Welcome from Maryland

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                  • DavidNorcross
                    Club Member
                    • Nov 2017
                    • 2224
                    • 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

                    #12
                    Welcome from Virginia!

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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

                      #13
                      Welcome to the Pit!

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                      • Mr. Bones
                        Charter Member
                        • Sep 2016
                        • 10014
                        • Kansas Territory
                        • Grills / Smokers
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                          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

                        #14
                        Howdy from Kansas Territory, Welcome to Th Pit!

                        Lookin forward to learnin along with, an from ya!

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

                          #15
                          Welcome aboard from Virginia Beach.

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