First Cook On My New Old Country BBQ Over & Under

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dwhite1031, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. dwhite1031

    dwhite1031 Smoke Blower

    The best wife ever got me an Old Country BBQ Over & Under smoker for my recent birthday. I have a Char-Broil vertical gasser I've done mods to to get to where I like it, but I've been wanting to move to a charcoal/wood burner  for a while. This past Sunday was my first cook on it, an 8 pound pork butt and two racks of spare ribs.  I had seasoned the O&U last weekend and had been chomping at the bit to cook on her.  I have to say I'm pretty proud of her and I've been struttin' around like a new rooster in the hen house all week.  I'll post a comprehensive review and details about her later, but this is all about the first cook.

    Saturday night I trimmed the spare ribs to a St. Louis style cut and prepared the pork butt. Early Sunday morning I started two chimneys of Kingsford blue bag briquettes in the firebox to get her up to temp after I took the days menu out of my "Smokin' Meats Only" fridge and sat back with a hot cup of coffee.  She got to temp pretty quickly with the temperature outside at 38 degrees at 8:00 am. 

    So I put a split of oak on the coals, put the ribs and pork butt on the bottom rack and stuck one of the meat probes from my Maverick ET-733 into the butt and the other clipped to the grate.

    She held at 250-275 very well and I enjoyed tending the firebox as needed.  Added a split about every hour and a half. 

    Here's some pics of the O&U and of the cook results:

    The Char-Broil and the New Gal set up under the pergola.

    Over & Under ready to cook

    Love to hear that first sizzle when the pork hits the grate!

    Pork butt went for 8-1/2 hours, bone pulled right out!

    Pulled Pork sandwich anyone?

    Ribs were tender and juicy, nice bit of bark, but next time I'll trim a bit more off the ends

    I'm very pleased with the results of my first cook on my new Old Country BBQ Over & Under.

    And since the food was gone pretty quick, I'd say it was a success! What do ya'll think?
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2015
  2. I love mine so much. Almost feel like opening my own BBQ shop lol. But I come back to reality that I still have a lot of practice left lol.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2016
  3. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    DWhite, that is a good looking smoker!    Keep the cook pictures coming!
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking smoke! Nice job!
  5. dwhite1031

    dwhite1031 Smoke Blower

    Thanks guys! Man I enjoy cooking on my smokers! Wonder why I didn't take this up sooner!
  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congrats on the new smoker and the tasty food!
  7. paul6

    paul6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    THANKS A LOT !!!!!! Skipped dinner last night due to a late lunch got up at 3:15AM to get a Butt started by 4:00 looked at your Pics and am now STARVING !!!!

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