1st try at smoking!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by 1jonnyz, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. This is my first attempt at smoking... I am using my trusty Weber Kettle with the Smokenator 1000. I bought 4 racks of Pork ribs yesterday and a beef chuck roast. I rubbed them down last night with Jeff's rub and re-rubbed them this morning before putting them on the grill. I am using Wicked Good briquettes on top of Wicked Good lump, also hickory chunks and alder chips. It has been about 2 and a half hours since I started and all is well!! I have filled the water tray up with Sam Adams Cream Stout a couple of times and it seems to be working well. I have 1 before shot and the last one is 2 1/2 hours into it... don't know if I can wait much longer!!!

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  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There are the pictures! Looks good Jon![​IMG]
     
  3. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks great!!![​IMG]
     
  4. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    1jonnyz
    Nice looking smoke you have going on, very impressive for your 1st; you have been researching haven't you !!!
     
  5. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    looking good.......REAL good
     
  6. Lookin good. I just posted my first turkey smoke. Just pulled it and it is GOOOOOOODDD. Hope yours turns out for you, looks like it will.
     
  7. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Damn John that looks good.
     
  8. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Man that looks good! This is your 1st smoke?, since when? You have really been doing some reading then. Way to go.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    Looks very tasty!
     
  10. smokincowboy

    smokincowboy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Lookin good.
     
  11. coldjava

    coldjava Fire Starter

    I'm droolin...excuse me while I wipe my chin
     
  12. raven1911

    raven1911 Fire Starter

    Johnnyz,

    Looks good man. I hope they turned out. I just did my first smoke for new years and it turned out pretty good. The Tritip I did was AWESOME and the ribs were just OK. Probably could have cooked them a little more. I made some rookie mistakes my first smoke though. Can't wait to hear how your turned out.
     
  13. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think you are a confirmed smokeaholic... congrats!
     
  14. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good work!! I like the conversion for the kettle grill into a smoker! Seems to work pretty good. How was the heat in there?
     
  15. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks very good, How was the finished product? Hope all turned out great for your first of many more!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  16. longshot

    longshot Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    All I can say is WOW that looks fantastic. Good job
     
  17. Finally I'm back!! Thanks to Verizon I had no internet from my last post 'til now!!!

    The ribs and the beef turned out GREAT! I pulled the ribs at 6 hours (didn't take the temp) and the beef roast at 145 degrees. Jeff's BBQ sauce was served with the meat and everyone loved it. I also made some garlic redskin potatoes (smashed) and my homemade coleslaw (AWESOME recipe if anyone's interested!!). Unfortunately, I was upset about the internet and trying to cook and I got NO PICTURES of the finished product!!!!!!!! Oh well, there's always next time. The meat was great, the rub and BBQ sauce was great, and the Smokenator worked GREAT on the Weber!!
     
  18. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looked good!! Nice job!
     
  19. 316sports

    316sports Fire Starter

    Looks outstanding. I am hungry.
     
  20. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I've always taken my chuck roast to 200º so I can pull it, but I am finding out there are different beef roast and some do not pull as well as others. Will have to try one at 145º and see how I like it. Looks darn good [​IMG]
     

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