After laying on my back in the horsepiddle for a week, I’m back on the smoker.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jbest123, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. jbest123

    jbest123 Fire Starter

    After waiting for a break in the weather to try it out I decided to keep it in the shop year round. I installed a range hood directly above the smoker and vented it through the wall. This way I can smoke and not have to depend on the weather.

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    Country ribs were my first smoke. I made the mistake of either using TQ or to much TQ it was a surprise to have a mouth full of great tasting tender ham. I have to do more reading before the next go around. This photo is after one hour @ 260 deg.

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    This photo is after three hours @ 260 deg. At this point I mopped on the bbq sauce and bumped up the temp. to 300 deg for 30 minutes.

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  2. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Love the set up.. food looks real tasty.. Happy you are up and smoking again [​IMG]
     
  3. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Good idea for the range hood.i have a few exhaust fans set up in my garage with a vent to the outside.I think their a must have when you smoke indoors! As for the ribs, did you brine them? or just use TQ in the rub? For country ribs i don't think you really need to cure them,they have plenty of fat on them to keep them moist.Or is there some other reason for the TQ?
     
  4. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     I was wondering that myself, les
     Great setup for the smoker  [​IMG]
     
  5. jbest123

    jbest123 Fire Starter

    [quote name="les3176" url="/forum/thread/103794/after-laying-on-my-back-in-the-horsepiddle-for-a-week-i-m-back-on-the-smoker#post_598440"]
    As for the ribs, did you brine them? or just use TQ in the rub? For country ribs i don't think you really need to cure them,they have plenty of fat on them to keep them moist.Or is there some other reason for the TQ?
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    I just did the rub based on a wrong assumption.:frown:
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    The ribs look great from here. Great idea with the range hood!   [​IMG]
     
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The ribs look great from here too - I love country ribs

    One thing you might want to check on though is the use of the smoker in your garage. I checked with my insurance agent and my house would not be covered in the event of a fire under your setup.  There was some clause in there would void my insurance.  I have an electric SmokinTex and thought it would be easy to just keep in the garage with a vent and my insurance guy killed it right away.  
     
  8. jbest123

    jbest123 Fire Starter

    [quote name="Scarbelly" url="/forum/thread/103794/after-laying-on-my-back-in-the-horsepiddle-for-a-week-i-m-back-on-the-smoker#post_598605"]
    One thing you might want to check on though is the use of the smoker in your garage. I checked with my insurance agent and my house would not be covered in the event of a fire under your setup.  There was some clause in there would void my insurance.  I have an electric SmokinTex and thought it would be easy to just keep in the garage with a vent and my insurance guy killed it right away.  
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    I have State Farm and my agent said as long as I don't burn my house down on purpose I was covered.
     
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice - Farmers has a whole different idea - may have to look into making a change. Man I had changing insurance
     
     
  10. jbest123

    jbest123 Fire Starter

    [quote name="Scarbelly" url="/forum/thread/103794/after-laying-on-my-back-in-the-horsepiddle-for-a-week-i-m-back-on-the-smoker#post_598605"]
    The ribs look great from here too - I love country ribs



    One thing you might want to check on though is the use of the smoker in your garage. I checked with my insurance agent and my house would not be covered in the event of a fire under your setup.  There was some clause in there would void my insurance.  I have an electric SmokinTex and thought it would be easy to just keep in the garage with a vent and my insurance guy killed it right away.  
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    Convinced me, smoking inside not a good idea . The hood worked ok for the LP and small chip box but not the fire box. :dunno:

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  11. canned smoke

    canned smoke Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    jbest123, you going for that flame broiled taste? You may want to close the vents down some, I think your runnin it a little on the warm side. [​IMG]
     

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