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Hey guys,

New member here from St. Louis. Been a grilling fan for many years, and 5 years ago when I finally had my own home and backyard, my hobby has finally begun to take off!

 

Equipment:

* Standard Weber Grill for the burgers, dogs, veggies and seafood

* WSM - 18.5 incher - this is my favorite thing, my best friend, my rock

* Crappy, cheap Brinkmann mini-off-set smoker that I got off the floor at Home Depot for $40 - I've repainted, resealed and reinforced this thing - testing it out in a few weeks!

 

Favorite things to make:

* Ribs - entered my first competitions last year (backyard, more casual style) - taking home 2nd and 3rd! Not a bad start, but a ways to go.

* Beer Can Chicken - this is my go-to, pepper/salt/rosemary/thyme based rub, along with some legs n' wings on the bottom level of the WSM.

* Injected Pork Butt - I follow Dr. BBQ's recipe for this, but make my own rub that's sweet, w/ a little cinnamon and cayenne.

* Brisket - have only done a few ($$$) but each one gets better n' better.

 

Looking fwd to gaining some great advice, insights and some great convos about making awesome meats!

-EJ

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Welcome EJ. Glad you are here. 

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Welcome EJ! Looking forward to seeing your posts! 2nd and 3rd are pretty impressive!
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Welcome to the group!
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Welcome to SMF, EJ!

 

Glad to have you aboard!

 

Al

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Welcome EJ! Looking forward to seeing your posts! 2nd and 3rd are pretty impressive!


Thanks man! Yeah, now I've got the bug .. just need to assemble a team and find someone else who kinda knows what they're doing!

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Thanks man! Yeah, now I've got the bug .. just need to assemble a team and find someone else who kinda knows what they're doing!

You might check under groups. I don't think there is a Missouri group, but there is an Iowa and Illionois group you could join. There may be some people (bbq vets) on there who may want to meet up for an event and give a hand!
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You might check under groups. I don't think there is a Missouri group, but there is an Iowa and Illionois group you could join. There may be some people (bbq vets) on there who may want to meet up for an event and give a hand!


Thanks! Yeah, that sounds like a plan. Think I'd rather help a team first, let someone much more experienced lead.

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Understood!
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texas.gif  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a sunny cool day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

 

 

Gary

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