Hi from Philaldephia

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Hi from Philaldephia

Postby wssrstrm » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:35 am

Hey, folks. New member from Philly here. I've lived on the east coast for 15 years but I'm originally from Houston, TX where I developed my love of BBQ at Goode Company.

It used to be I only expected to eat Texas BBQ in Texas. But over the past 10 years or so Texas BBQ made its way out east in a whole new way. (I think it probably has something to do with the explosive growth of SXSW in Austin, leading the outside world to begin to discover Texas, but that's a topic for a whole different post). The result is that there are now a handful of pretty decent spots for Texas-style BBQ in Philly and New York. The biggest one, a chain all over NYC called Hill Country, is openly modeled on Kreuz in Lockhart.

And while those are welcomed developments, it's also true that eating at these places (so far, anyway) really only serves as a reminder that there's much better BBQ out there. And I don't mean to knock them, they're professionals, and they do a good job--it's pretty decent! But I can't help but feel like I'm at the Disneyland version of a BBQ joint, shelling out $60 per person, with all the Texas kitsch plastered all over the walls.

SO. That's why I'm here. I want to be able to make a f-----g unbelievable brisket in my own backyard. I'm on my way: I smoked my first backyard brisket over the weekend and it turned out, well, pretty decent! But I've got a lot to learn from you folks. And I'm looking forward to it.

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Re: Hi from Philaldephia

Postby bsooner75 » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:03 am

Welcome aboard and best wishes on your quest. Lots of good info and people on this board.

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Re: Hi from Philaldephia

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Re: Hi from Philaldephia

Postby OldUsedParts » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:59 pm

Howdy and Welcome - - - make yourself at home - - I think you'll find the Members here to be some of the most knowledgeable and helpful anywhere around so ask away and Happy Q'n to ya :texas: :salut:

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Re: Hi from Philaldephia

Postby outlaw » Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:14 pm

Is that a new country? Just kidding. Welcome and show some pics. You will find many knowledgeable and friendly folks here, even if you are North of the Red River. :D :D :D
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Re: Hi from Philaldephia

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Re: Hi from Philaldephia

Postby woodenvisions » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:27 pm

Welcome NEIGHBOR !!

Now I don't feel so alone ! :):)
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Re: Hi from Philaldephia

Postby 02ebz06 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:27 pm

Welcome from New Mexico, New guy here myself.
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