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01-10-2014, 03:58 PM
Howdy y'all. Another newbie to the forum. Been cooking for about 80% of my 50 years and grilling for the last 30. I consider myself a better than average cook, a good griller, and a learning "pit master".

I used to own a Weber kettle, but have been using a gas grill since the wife and I got together so she can use it sometimes. Our current grill is a Weber Genesis S-330 and I love it. Depending on the time of year and the Texas weather, I can hold it pretty stable from 230* to north of 600*. Have thought about adding a smoker, but cost and space have prevented it so far.

I have recently got more into low and slow cooking of large chunks of meat. I did full packers last year for two different occasions and did a couple pork butts for another.

Stumbled across this site a couple days ago and figured I could add to my expanding knowledge...

Here was dinner last night. Ribeye steak and some shrooms / onions...

01-10-2014, 04:01 PM
Welcome , build yourself an UDS for $150 bucks and you'll be set.

01-10-2014, 04:07 PM
Welcome to the site..:wink:

01-10-2014, 04:13 PM
Welcome to the forum! Your steaks look excellent!

01-10-2014, 04:19 PM
Thanks for the welcome. Will think about the UDS.

Previous grills or LnS's I have done:

01-10-2014, 04:51 PM
Good looking grub. Greetings from North Texas.

01-10-2014, 06:54 PM
BTW, I can't find a picture of the pork butts after cooking. That picture is them getting ready to go on...

01-10-2014, 09:59 PM
Welcome Terry.
Since you're a Weber fan, might I suggest a WSM?
Dollar for dollar the best backyard pit you can buy.

01-10-2014, 10:08 PM
A big Texas welcome from a neighbor in Live Oak !! Your cooks all look delicious. I think you will like it here, there are some very helpful and knowledgeable Qers on this site. Welcome aboard Terry.

01-11-2014, 08:38 AM
Welcome,food looks great, Here is another vote for the UDS.

01-11-2014, 08:43 AM
Welcome to the Brethren and Sisteren. Thats some great looking grub.

01-11-2014, 10:10 AM
Welcome! That food looks great, thanks for posting up pics right away on your way in! You said that cost has been a limiting factor in getting more into smoking so maybe watch what some people do on a Weber kettle. Myself and many others use kettles very successfully as a dual purpose pit for smoking and grilling over live coals too. You can easily smoke pretty good sized hunks of meat on a 22" kettle, and they can be had on Craigslist for $20-$75 in the venerable "One Touch Gold" configuration. In any case, glad you're here!

01-11-2014, 10:25 AM
Welcome, and as Christer said, Great introduction!

01-11-2014, 10:27 AM
i also would like to welcome you to the forum . you do good work on the webber . As for a smoker i have a brinkman . Not the most exspensive but it does what i want . Look around and get one that talks to you .

01-11-2014, 11:11 AM
Welcome Terry. Food looks :thumb:

01-13-2014, 06:32 PM
Thanks Y'all for the warm welcome. Friendly place!

01-13-2014, 06:44 PM
I have cooked many years and many pounds of meat on a 40$ brinkman smoker from home depot. It can be done, I would also look at craigslist.

Welcome to the forum

01-13-2014, 08:16 PM
Welcome home!