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My First Santa Maria Cook!

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    My First Santa Maria Cook!

    I was visiting my out of state in-laws and my brother in law was showing me his "fire pit" that came with his house when he bought it. I recognized it right away as a santa maria grill with rotisserie. I quickly volunteered to make dinner for their family; as I have been keen on trying a santa maria. We cleaned out all the ash and debris from many camp fires. I fixed up the lifting wires and was ready to cook. I picked up some B&B Hickory whole splits from Ace. I tried to find some nice tri-tips to satisfy the stereotype, but could not find any (East Coast after all). I settled for prime new york's from Costco. They came out amazing! Everyone was pleased. I don't have the greatest photos as I was focused on cooking. I am a fan of the Santa Maria and plan on getting an attachment for my weber kettle.

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    Nice. Cooking on a Santa Maria is so satisfying.


      Way to impress the In Laws!


      • SchweinStein
        SchweinStein commented
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        Haha, ya considering they didn't even know that their fire pit was really a grill.

      Outstanding,,,,,,for a rookie !!!!!!
      ( just kidding about the rookie part )


        Congrats on a successful cook.


          So sorry you had to "settle" for new york strips. Looks fantastic. There is nothing like live fire cooking.
          Last edited by theroc; April 18, 2021, 03:10 PM.


            Now that you have cooked an a Santa Maria is there one in your future?? LSG makes a very nice one...just sayin.


            • SchweinStein
              SchweinStein commented
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              I've seen the LSG Santa Maria and it looks very nice. I don't think I'll get a dedicated SM but just an attachment to my 26 kettle.


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