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Old 08-07-2015, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default First post, first cook on my new PBC

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.

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

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

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

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.
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:18 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:27 PM   #3
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Looks great! I just rotisseried a tri not long ago over a oak fire...sooo good. Might have to do another after seeing yours!
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:29 PM   #4
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Nice results for a first run! Nice photos, too. Thanks for posting!
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:41 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 08-07-2015, 02:42 PM   #6
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Nice job!!
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Old 08-07-2015, 03:15 PM   #7
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Nice job on the tri-tip. You are gonna really like cooking on the PBC!

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We have a PBC Appreciation thread you should check out. Good info and lots of good looking food!
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Old 08-07-2015, 03:42 PM   #8
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Good lookin' tri-tip!

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Old 08-07-2015, 05:28 PM   #9
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Welcome to the Forum, and nice cook! Enjoy the PBC!

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Old 08-07-2015, 07:32 PM   #10
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The photos are awesome! Congrats on a successful cook:)
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Old 08-07-2015, 09:47 PM   #12
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Old 08-08-2015, 08:25 AM   #13
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Welcome to the forum. Enjoy your PBC. You should have done a fatty after you pulled the Tri-Tip.
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