First Cooks on Traeger Lil Tex

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ctsmoking78, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. Just wanted to share a few photos of my first few attempts on the new smoker...First run at ribs didn't result in anything worth wild, had to figure out the qwerks of the unit.

    One Saturday I did 2 racks of St. Louis style ribs with Jeff's Naked Rub using the 3-2-1 method. Ribs came out really good, they were fall off the bone which I hear is a sign of over cooking. They had a good bark and flavor so I was very happy with the result. I foiled with brown sugar, honey, parkay. 

    Next weekend we did a 7.5lb pork but, again with Jeff's Naked Rub, did an overnight cook using the Maverick 733 to monitor (love this thing). Wrapped in foil at 160 degrees. Came off the pit around 200 degrees and sat wrapped in a towel in a cooler till guests arrived about 2.5 hours later, didn't time it right, but was till hot and juicy when pulled.

    How about some pics!

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  2. smokin218r

    smokin218r Smoking Fanatic

    Nice job on the first cooks!

    Everything looks really tasty. [​IMG]
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like you have it figured out to me. Good looking pig.

    Grats on that new smoker too!
  4. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking Ribs , first time is always a "Hoot" . Glad you're enjoying the new Trager .

    I have a suggestion , start and record each and every cook . This makes for an excellent reference of you tricks and slips (so to say). A great learning tool !:biggrin:

    Have fun and . . .
  5. Thanks everyone!

    I also did some Smoked & Fried buffalo wings for football sunday...they were also a hit.

    Soaked them in buttermilk with some paprika, onion, garlic S&P for a few hours. Put them on the grill for a quick sear, then transferred to the smoker for about 30 minutes. Back into buttermilk bath just to wet them, dusting of flower and into the fryer for about 5 minutes. Everyone really enjoyed the hint of smoke flavor and the juicy meat. Will definitely make again.

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