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  • Meathead
    BBQ Whisperer, Mythbuster
    • May 2014
    • 1227
    • Chicago area
    • Remember, no rules in the bedroom or kitchen
      Meathead

    Meathead, here


    Founder, AmazingRibs.com 2006 - present

    Hello everybody, Meathead, here. I'm guessing you all know me as the founder of AmazingRibs.com. I want to thank you for your support and introduce you to Huskee, the Manager of this forum, The Pit. He is here to help answer questions, organize topics, stimulate debate, and make this a great place to learn. Now please go back to the main Introduce Yourself channel and click "New Topic" and introduce yourself! Tell us about your cookers, tools and toys, and what you like to cook.
  • Pork Lord
    Former Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 93
    • Pasadena Texas

    #2
    You are a badazz Meathead. Just thought you needed to read that. :-)

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    • (RibTips)
      Former Member
      • Mar 2015
      • 7
      • Sunny Florida

      #3
      MeatHead, Thanks for founding and dedicating so much time to this site, I have gathered so much information form this site, compared to my neighbors I feel I have gained decades of experience in just a few years, I decided to become a paid member and maybe share some of my personal BBQ experiences with fellow pitmasters, Thank again!

      "Keep the Thin Blue Smoke Rollin"

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      • manfred-o
        Club Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 2
        • next to a city called Bielefeld in Germany

        #4
        Hello Meathead
        I'm very excited that I found your page. I'm a total beginner in the "american way" of grilling. Your site is a gift to the novice and today I tried your last meal ribs with Memphis dust & Kentucky BBQ sauce. WOW
        I did it with the smokenator (okay it was a copy but a very fine one) and apple wood chips - it was really wonderful. Thanks to all your teachings about charcoal, wood, temperature control etc. - and those tasteful recipes
        Greetings from Germany & A how how how how Stay tuned
        Manfred

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        • Medusa
          Charter Member
          • Sep 2014
          • 660
          • For those who are about to Cook - WE SALUTE YOU!

            Weber Genesis Silver B - 14 years
            GG's
            Weber OTS
            Vortex
            SnS
            Maverick ET-733 dual 6' probes / Thermo-Pop
            ennoLogic eT650D IR ( -58 to 1202F)
            Weber Rapid Fire Chimney
            Kingsford Blue

          #5
          Medusa here,

          MH, you've done the world a great service and have changed the way I cook outdoors and in. So, I believe it is safe to say that you are a "change agent" when it comes to BBQ & Cooking, etc. No wonder you are "Whisperer"

          Thanks for all that you do. You too, Pit Boss!

          --Ed

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          • David Parrish
            David Parrish commented
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            Than you Sir! Much appreciated. In fact, I live for that kind of thing
        • smarkley
          Former Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 1429

          #6
          Welcome Aboard Manfred... you will like this!

          One day someone gave me a little Meathead's Memphis Dust to try, and gave me the address of where the recipe was located... I have been here almost everyday since!

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          • David Parrish
            Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
            • May 2014
            • 5038
            • Charlotte, NC
              • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
              • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
              • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
              • LOTS of accessories
              • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
              • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
              • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
              • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
              • President/Owner - SnS Grills

            #7
            Originally posted by manfred-o View Post
            Hello Meathead
            I'm very excited that I found your page. I'm a total beginner in the "american way" of grilling. Your site is a gift to the novice and today I tried your last meal ribs with Memphis dust & Kentucky BBQ sauce. WOW
            I did it with the smokenator (okay it was a copy but a very fine one) and apple wood chips - it was really wonderful. Thanks to all your teachings about charcoal, wood, temperature control etc. - and those tasteful recipes
            Greetings from Germany & A how how how how Stay tuned
            Manfred

            Welcome manfred! We're glad you're here. We especially like seeing folks from "across the pond" in The Pit. Grab a chair and relax for a while

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            • manfred-o
              Club Member
              • Jul 2015
              • 2
              • next to a city called Bielefeld in Germany

              #8
              Hello Smarkley, Hello Pit Boss!
              Thanks for your welcome (across the pond - I like that idiom) 😜😎

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              • mackdaddy
                Former Member
                • Jul 2015
                • 264
                • Greencastle, PA

                #9
                Yes, Amazing Ribs has changed the way I grill & cook outdoors. I thought I was cool with my gasser doing hotdogs, chicken, hamburgers, sausages the occasional ribs (using the boiling method, I know BAD boy) & steaks. Thought only pitmasters like you see on TV can do the real cool stuff or go to a BBQ restraint. Because of this site, Meathead, Pit Boss and others I am expanding my knowledge exponentially, (skills a work in progress) and venturing out to grill, cook and smoke like a real BBQ person. Thank You!

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                • andy barnes
                  Charter Member
                  • Aug 2014
                  • 19
                  • Colorado

                  #10
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ID:	119145 I used to think smoking my ribs in my fridge smoker then finishing them up on my grill was the only way to go until I discovered Amazing Ribs.com!! I have learned so much from this site and have become a better all around cook because of it....first time posting a pic! YAY..

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                  • Meathead
                    Meathead commented
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                    That is perfection!
                • ricmcw
                  Charter Member
                  • Sep 2014
                  • 0
                  • Washington

                  #11
                  I want to say that you created something very special to help educate all to share and learn in the BBQ world. I really use the different methods of making great tasting meats. Your Pit Forum is fantastic. This is the first time I posted anything.

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                  • Huskee
                    Huskee commented
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                    Belated welcome to The Pit ricmcw! Next time you visit us, maybe you can give us an introductory bio over at the Introduce Yourself channel?

                    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!
                • Herkimer
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 1

                  #12
                  Congrats on the new book. I've pre ordered 2 copies. One for me and one for my brother in law. He's still using a slow cooker to get the ribs started but hey, he's in California.
                  I HAVE A QUESTION: when the books arrive can I send them to you ( Meathead) for an authors autograph?? I'd love to have a signed copy for bragging rights.

                  Herkimer

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                  • Huskee
                    Huskee commented
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                    Welcome to The Pit Herkimer! Thanks for joining up with us. When you get a chance we'd love to have you tell us a little about yourself over in the Introduce Yourself channel.

                    Since this is your first post, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, https://pitmaster.amazingribs.com/fo...troductions-aa 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!
                    Last edited by Huskee; December 14th, 2015, 04:31 AM.
                • Uncle Meat
                  Former Member
                  • Dec 2015
                  • 19
                  • Columbia, MD

                  #13
                  Yay! I just joined. I LOVE AMAZINGRIBS.COM. The best website ever.

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                • DWCowles
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 9760
                  • Smiths Grove, Ky
                  • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

                  #14
                  Welcome
                  Last edited by DWCowles; December 13th, 2015, 07:51 PM.

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                  • Spinaker
                    Moderator
                    • Nov 2014
                    • 10197
                    • Land of Tonka
                    • John "J R"
                      Instagram: JRBowlsby
                      Smokin' Hound Que
                      Minnesota/ United States of America

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                      Dexter (Beagle mix)
                      Kinnick (American Foxhound)
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                      Big Green Egg (Large) X2
                      Blackstone 36" Outdoor Griddle 4-Burner

                      Broil King Keg
                      Karubeque C-60
                      Kamado Joe Jr. (Black)
                      Lodge L410 Hibachi
                      Pit Barrel Cooker
                      Pit Barrel Cooker 2.0
                      R&V Works FF2-R-ST 4-Gallon Fryer

                      Weber Spirit Gasser
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                      Thermometers
                      FireBoard (Base Package)
                      Thermoworks ThermaPen (Red)
                      Thermoworks MK4 (Orange)
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                      Accessories
                      BBQ Dragon
                      Big Green Egg Plate Setter
                      Benzomatic TS4000 Torch X 2
                      Benzomatic TS800 High Temp Torch X 2

                      Bayou Classic 44 qt Stainless Stock Pot
                      Bayou Classic 35K BTU Burner

                      Digi Q DX2 (Medium Pit Viper Fan)
                      Dragon VT 2-23 C Torch
                      Eggspander Kit X2
                      Field Skillet No. 8,10,12

                      Finex Cat Iron Line
                      FireBoard Drive
                      Lots and Lots of Griswold Cast Iron
                      Grill Grates
                      Joule Water Circulator
                      KBQ Fire Grate

                      Kick Ash Basket (KAB) X4
                      Lots of Lodge Cast Iron
                      Husky 6 Drawer BBQ Equipment Cabinet
                      Large Vortex
                      Marlin 1894 .44 Magnum
                      Marquette Castings No. 13 (First Run)
                      Smithey No. 12
                      Smokeware Chimney Cap X 3
                      Stargazer No.10, 12
                      Tool Wizard BBQ Tongs
                      Univex Duro 10" Meat Slicer
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                      Fuel
                      FOGO Priemium Lump Charcoal
                      Kingsford Blue and White
                      Rockwood Lump Charcoal
                      Apple, Cherry & Oak Log splits for the C-60
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                      Buck 119 Special
                      Dexter 12" Brisket Sword
                      Global
                      Shun
                      Wusthof
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                      Lone Star Grillz 24 X 48 Offset

                    #15
                    Originally posted by Crimsonkng View Post
                    Yay! I just joined. I LOVE AMAZINGRIBS.COM. The best website ever.
                    Welcome to the Pit. We are a "special" group here. Glad to have you join us.

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                    the good one grill

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                    masterbuilt gas smoker

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                    fireboard bbq thermometer

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