HOT From The Pit! - December 28, 2018
Oh the weather outside might be frightful, but inside it's always
HOT From The Pit!
December's Gold Medal Giveaway Winner
December's Gold Medal Giveaway random winner was 2nd-year member Martin McGee, also known as Sneakycop!

In addition, Sneakycop (and every monthly winner) also gets a 3-bottle sample pack of Max Good's Black Swan Gourmet BBQ Sauce!
"When will the next winner be announced, and how will I know if it's me?"

We round up all eligible entrants at the beginning of each month and send the ever-growing list to the sweepstakes company on or about the 7th of each month. Usually within a day or two the winner's name is returned to us and the announcement is made. So watch the Gold Medal Giveaways channel or the Recent Posts on or near the 7th-10th of each month. There's no exact date, but now you know when & where to watch!

The winner is notified at the email address listed in their account details, also visible at the top-right of your screen when you're logged in, and you have only 5 days to respond. M ake sure that email address is one you actually use, and make sure is whitelisted there so our emails make it to your inbox and not your spam folder!
If ever you need to change your email address with us, simply click on your email in the top-right of your screen next to your username & avatar and then click the Request Form link at the top of your My Settings page, or simply right here .
What's New?
If it's been a while since you've logged in to the Pitmaster Club, you may not have yet seen our new sleek design!

In addition to expanding the Recent Posts options which we highlighted in last month's issue of this newsletter, we've removed the top run of 'Products We Love' and limited it to the sidebar to clean up & streamline your screen, we've changed the masthead logo to an eye-catching (and apropos) giant rib, and we've clarified for newer members how to get to the forum channels in the Pitmaster Club vs. how to get to the free side of with larger text and clear separation. We've also streamlined our menu tabs. These changes were made on both desktop and mobile browsers!
Special Offer: Get A FREE YEAR Membership
At about $2/month, the $23.95 per year membership here in the Pitmaster Club has always been a pretty good deal for what you get and who it helps.

But now you can score a 3-year membership for the price of 2! This special is the first time we've ever discounted the price of membership and the offer expires in only a few days- December 31st, 2018.

For $48 you get 36 months of conversation and fellowship, recipes, help, and now, a sneak preview of excerpts from Meathead's next book. That's $1.33 a month for all that, you can't buy a Snickers for that!
Excerpts From Meathead's Next Book!
If you haven't already noticed, Meathead has been posting excerpts from his next book , due out in early 2020, in the Excerpts From Meathead's Next Book channel, nearly as soon as he gets the content written. As a Pitmaster Club member you get sneak peeks over a year in advance!

Some of the latest sneak peeks:

Keep your eyes peeled for more eye-popping, mouth-watering, and artistically-inspiring content showcasing the unique science-meets-art perspective of the up and coming "The Meathead Method: Barbecue Science Meets Art"!
Show Us What You're Cooking!
Here we go folks, some highlights from our most popular thread!

Every season we create a new thread to showcase the outdoor culinary masterpieces your fellow Pitmasters create. These are only some of the highlights that we've had over the past month. Make sure to check out the brand new Winter 2018/2019 Show Us What You're Cooking topic in its entirety, here.
Okay folks, we are going to kick this month off with some spectacular wings from our very own "Wing King" HouseHomey . I bet the rub and glaze on these wings really made for a delicious meal!
marvinpotter was on that rib train this month! What a perfect example of rib meat pulling back from the bone; a sure sign that these were some tender ribs. Great looking cook!
CaptainMike fired up the Santa Maria grill for some steak and veggies. Check out that searing action-feed the flame! Not to mention that beautiful wall to wall, medium-rare color!
This is what happens when Troutman is left home alone! This pork rib roast was brushed with a raspberry chipotle glaze to create some delicious, porky-nirvana.
jfmorris had some gorgeous pork butts rolling on the Weber kettle. Check out that bark!
How about some beautiful Focaccia (naturally leavened) bread made by Pequod? I could get on board with that!
Henrik has decided that "Christmas time is brisket time!" Check out these before and after pics! Beautiful!
Ernest is never one to shy away from a great meal while he's on the road. What many can't believe is that he made this in his hotel room! Pure Sous-Vide-Que magic!
theroc made some Osso Bucco, sous vide, with seared beef shanks. Served in a s auce of onion, carrots, celery, garlic, tomatoes, fresh thyme and bay leaves. Served it on polenta topped with gremolata. Now that is a meal I could come home to!
The Burn went all out on these pastrami Reuben egg rolls. What a wonderful combo for these winter nights! Nice work!
It looks like Attjack nailed Meathead's ham recipe! Spectacular presentation!
Just to round things off for the holiday season, we have ItsAllGoneToTheDogs with this wonderfully hearty plate of Prime Rib, taters 'n gravy and sprouts! What a plate!
Your assignment- sharpen up your photography skills & make it hard on us to pick which pics make the cut next month. Everyone is doing great so far, what a month!

Be sure to visit our brand new Show Us What You're Cooking! (SUWYC)- Volume 12, Winter 2018/2019 topic to view some of these and to share your food pics, and our retired Volume 11.2 Fall 2018 topic to view the rest from this highlight reel.
Catch Up On The PitCasts
Don't forget to learn a little about your fellow Pit members and others in the BBQ biz by listening to Greg Rempe's recent weekly interviews on his members only PitCasts, posted each week on Thursday in The PitCast with Greg Rempe channel .

Don't worry, you don't have to be a pro pitmaster or chef, you just have to answer his questions and tell us a little about yourself. He does most of the work and makes it very enjoyable.
"HOT From The Pit" is the exclusive members only monthly newsletter of the Pitmaster Club from
Pit Boss Aaron "Huskee" Lyons
& Moderator John "Spinaker" Bowlsby.

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