The Wife was off , weather great and things starting out great ! Then , Trish said "Rolo needs to potty 'NOW' ! So I got things set right and went the three blocks to the Park (I have spoiled her by always going there , so . . . off we went ! ) . Now this trip she decides to smell and pee on EVERY smel she came across ! ! ! Then she had to find to perfect place to poop , not twice as usual , but three times ! ! ! On the way home(finally) , I began to see billowing white smoke and noticed a strange odor !!! Needless to say ,I hurried as fast as I could to get the Dog in the house and go about saving my Ribs . . . I pulled the temp. from a blazing 357*F to my normal 225*F , got the smoke ba k to TBS and began babysitting ! I managed to (kind of ) save them , with a bit of the patience I had left , (I know , patience is my motto , but ) . . . Enough whining , here are the Q-views : Oh , in my excitement of having something to smoke , I didn't get a package shot , and none of the seasoning and rubbing . I used a simple SPOG and placed them in the smoker . , everything was fine until the Dog incidence : a shot of the pull back . . . and the temp . . . when I did my bend test , they kind of broke . . . the others LOOKED good , but not even close to my idea of GOOD Ribs ! I took the worst one (I didn't show it out of embarrasment ) and put it in the Chili we made the day before , did a great job flavoring that . . . So here's the plate I ate : This was a lesson in caring for a Stick Burner , I won't have that again , I've entered this into my BBQ Log as a reminder not to trust a working wood fired unit! ! ! ! They were good but a bit too done for my liking ! ! ! Sorry I got long winded , but I feel better now that I have confesed :biggrin: Hope you enjoyed the show , and as usual . . .