A Pair Of Spares Beats A Full House!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bearcarver, May 29, 2011.

  1. I agree with BeerBQ.  They'd look a lot better on my table too.  Send those bad boys over.  Great looking ribs, and Q-View.  [​IMG]
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Rubadub, SOB, Barbe, Merv, Dave, and Gene!

    I appreciate the kind words very much!

  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You guys are welcome any time, but give me advance notice, so I can make more!!!


    Thank You!


    Thanks Al,

    I was waiting for you to complain about "not enough green".

    If you look close at the last pic, you can see I ate a Rib before I took that picture (look between the broccoli and the ribs). There was also a couple more taters, and three times as much broccoli before I started eating. I had to eat most of the broccoli to make room on my plate for 2 more Ribs!

    I do this because I know you worry about me!  [​IMG]

  4. Great looking spares Bear...Nothing like sharing a great meal with friends. Have a great Memorial Day...Thanks for your service to our great country!!![​IMG]
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thank You Roller!


    Thank you very much!


    Thanks Dave!

    Don't forget the Qview!

  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Yota!!

    You allowed smoked food up there?

    You're even farther North than I am, and it's hard to find around here, unless you make your own!

  7. The only smoked foods up here are home fixins.  There are even some people running around who still boil their ribs.  [​IMG]   The good news is that smokin addicts like us are starting to make their presence felt.  More and more converts are being created all of the time.  Here is the link to my latest creation.  Now if I can only get my presentation, and ribs looking as good as yours I'll be getting somewhere.  Great smoke Bear.  [​IMG][​IMG]   Happy Memorial Day.

  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup, Same thing around here.

    I say, "I smoke my own Bacon"---People look at me like, "Why?"

    I had to give away most of my first 12 pounds just so family & close friends would know why!!!

    Thanks for the link---I missed that---It looks GREAT !!!!!

    Left a comment for you.

  9. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    I completely understand, Bear. There is a guy in the same building where I work that cooks/smokes quite a bit. He gave me the same look when I told him I smoked my own bacon! He looked a bit skeptical when I handed him a bag but now he is singin' praise lol! 

    Store bacon just doesn't seem right after having home smoked!
  10. Just checkin' here.  I got my AMSN! What a complete difference!  I can now graduate from chickens and try this one for ribs.  Is it true then that at 240 and the AMSN filed only on the outside two rows that this is all the smoke someone should use?  I think it may only smoke at that temperture for maybe 2 hours and that's it?  I think I have been working so hard to get my MS analog smoker working right that I have been over smoking way to much!  The AMNS has changed that even though I tried all rows even the middle and had a smoke jump - but still way better in this smoker than the chip tray route...  Thanks for any advice!  Off to rub my ribs and put them to sleep!

  11. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    If the whole thing goes up at once, it could be too much smoke. Personally I would just fill the outside 1 1/3 rows on each end & light them both. If that doesn't last the 3 hours, you can either let it go for that little bit, pull your AMNS & put some more in it, or drop a couple chips in the drawer. There can't be much time left in the first 3 hours without foil.

    Or you can get one of the new 5 X 8 AMNPS (A-MAZE-N-PELLET-SMOKER) for smoking at any temp---tested to at least 275˚ without any jumping rows or burn throughs.

  12. Those look great Bear. Don't know how I missed the original post. I need to try some spares next time they're on sale. I usually get baby backs but those looked so good. More meat too.
  13. Thanks Bear!  I will give that a try with the AMNS.  I did not know about the AMNPS - I will go searching now!  Seemed like in my MS analog the AMNS 6x8 started out well but then really accelerated about 1.5 hours in.  I had to peek as white smoke began and saw the 3 rows black!   I put the 3 cups of dust in leveled it and even tamped it down a bit and placed it low and to the left of the lil' chip tray.  Put the water/drip foil pan above it because in the smoker the heating element catches all the drippings if you don't.  The chickens were great with maple smoke flavor but maybe heavy on the smoke I am being told and not so appetizing skin color but they were maybe steamed like in a day spa as maybe I had too much water and it was directly beneath them.  It is great to learn this smokin'  all my friends a carefully observing and soon will jump in.  Thanks for your patience and guidance...It is very helpful!

  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The AMNPS should definitely solve your accelerated burning due to high heat in the smoker.

    That thing is even a better unit than the original "AMNS", because most people do more smokes above 180˚ than below 180˚.

    That means you can get perfect smoke at any temp!!!

  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Scott!

    I don't know about other places, but around here the BBs are twice as expensive as Pork Spares.

  16. About 1 1/2 times more here.
  17. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We Had a problem with the Internet and it was slow vary slow and your photo did not wanted  to load and the only thing i sow was

    Thanks for looking,


    A nice pair:  

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  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Big difference here--I just looked:

    Spares----Usually $1.99 to $2.49  ($1.99 right now)

    BBs--------Usually $4.99 to $5.29  ($5.29 right now)

    That's why I always do spares.

    I keep saying, "I gotta do dome Baby Backs"  Then I get to the store & buy Spares.

  19. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL---Gotta try High Test in the downloader!

  20. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    Bear do you continue to smoke in the final hour or just cook in your smoker?

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