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dfinn
08-07-2015, 02:12 PM
For a month or so now I've been trying to bbq on my gas grill. I was using multiple smoker boxes to try and achieve that smokey flavor. I did a couple batches of ribs, a butt and a brisket. All came out edible and actually not that bad although usually dry and without much smoke flavor. I decided to step it up a bit.

On wednesday my PBC arrived. I had gone to my local butcher ahead of time and picked up some meat. Patience is not a gift of mine and I knew I'd want to cook on it asap but I also knew that meant an after work cook so I decided to try a tri tip.

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brushed with olive oil and rubbed down with the beef and game rub

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first time in my life actually cooking w/charcoal. ordered a Weber chimney. Surprisingly easy to get it going.

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around 45 minutes in and just about done (sorry for the dark pics, didn't start cooking until 8pm)

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Done! Came out really good. 2 things I'll do differently: cook it just a tad longer, it was a bit chewy and use a different rub, the beef and game was a bit salty for my liking.

As advertised, the PBC was easy to use. I set my vent to where it should be based on my elevation (~5500 ft) and it held right around 280 the whole time.

northeast bbqer
08-07-2015, 02:18 PM
I'm sure you'll like the way other meats like chicken, ribs and brisket come out on the PBC. That tri-tip looks awesome!

Fwismoker
08-07-2015, 02:27 PM
Looks great! I just rotisseried a tri not long ago over a oak fire...sooo good. Might have to do another after seeing yours!

Thingfish
08-07-2015, 02:29 PM
Nice results for a first run! Nice photos, too. Thanks for posting!

Bob C Cue
08-07-2015, 02:41 PM
Looks great. Congrats on your new PBC and welcome to the club. Tri tip can be a bit tricky to carve since the grain runs in various directions. That could have contributed to the chewiness, but that's just a guess. Here is a video on carving the bad boy.
https://youtu.be/gmxHmuV4vTU

Decoy205
08-07-2015, 02:42 PM
Nice job!!

AClarke44
08-07-2015, 03:15 PM
Nice job on the tri-tip. You are gonna really like cooking on the PBC!

Welcome to the forum by the way.

We have a PBC Appreciation thread you should check out. Good info and lots of good looking food!
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=210239

Bonewagon
08-07-2015, 03:42 PM
Good lookin' tri-tip!

code3rrt
08-07-2015, 05:28 PM
Welcome to the Forum, and nice cook! Enjoy the PBC!

KC

cowgirl
08-07-2015, 07:32 PM
Looks delicious! Welcome to the forum. :thumb:

bbqwizard
08-07-2015, 08:43 PM
The photos are awesome! Congrats on a successful cook:)

SmittyJonz
08-07-2015, 09:47 PM
:thumb:

Cibelo
08-08-2015, 08:25 AM
Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your PBC. You should have done a fatty after you pulled the Tri-Tip.

RapidCityBBQ
08-08-2015, 08:31 AM
You couldn't ask for a better start to a life in barbecue.