First smoke ever.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by marsbike, May 9, 2009.

  1. stakeman

    stakeman Fire Starter

    Looks like a great start on your first smoke! I have to plug Dutch's wicked beans....On your next smoke you HAVE to try them. I've been smoking for about a year now and just tried the wicked beans on my last smoke a couple of weeks back. The beans were almost better than the brisket[​IMG]!
  2. marsbike

    marsbike Newbie

    That sounds amazing. I would have done that, BUT, I kinda ran out of room on my smoker :p I've been lurking on the forum for a little while, and every time his recipe comes up, it's nothing but rave reviews.

    EDIT: I hit the real plateau at 150. It's sitting pretty there. I noticed the temp was a little down on the smoker, so I just opened things up a little more and added a little more fuel. Back up to temp.
  3. pinkmeat

    pinkmeat Smoking Fanatic

    Looking forward to the big finish!
  4. marsbike

    marsbike Newbie

    me too. Unfortunately, my temps are dropping. I've got too much ash and not getting enough airflow. GRRRR.....
  5. marsbike

    marsbike Newbie

    Well, 13 hrs in, and still at the plateau at 153ish. It's been there for the last 4 hours. Is this normal? Also, just about out of hickory. I've got three sticks left. Switching to Oak.
  6. marsbike

    marsbike Newbie

    well, looks like I was a little closer than I thought. I'm using two different thermometers, and one was a little off... I think. My pyrex reads at 154, which is good, considering that it's in the big one. The new one, which I got at a restaurant supply store is reading at 164. I was curious, swapped probes, and suddenly my pyrex is reading the other one at 201. Which should I believe? grrr....
  7. The joy of the ART of smoking..........

    By the way - smoking, SRV and hand-made guitars. How cool.

    Looking forward to an update.
  8. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  9. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Check the bone in the one reading 201. If it is in that internal temp range the bone should be fallin out loose. Another good way to tell when they are done without the therm. If it is stll at 180 or under... that bone will be tight.
  10. pinkmeat

    pinkmeat Smoking Fanatic

    Yup ^^^^ If you can start to twist the bone, it's done....
  11. marsbike

    marsbike Newbie

    I'm gonna have to get me one of those! I've used the pyrex one in boiling water, so I'm pretty confident with it. Gonna check the bone, and come back with q-view. Back in a few[​IMG]
  12. marsbike

    marsbike Newbie

    dang near twisted the bone out of two of them when my pyrex started beeping. Swapped it to the next smallest one, and while I was wrapping it up, started beeping again. The other two have a little ways to go temp wise, but I'm just gonna trust my pyrex from here on out.

    That said, q-view:
  13. wmarkw

    wmarkw Smoking Fanatic

    looks good dude!!
  14. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking butts! Nice looking guitars, too. Keep the Qview coming.
  15. marsbike

    marsbike Newbie

    Thanks! I got the last one off somewhere around midnight last night. I realized that my grill was pretty uneven. As soon as I can FIND some thermometers, I'll put some more of those in... I'm also gonna buy some of those taylor thermometers from amazon. Right now, they're buy 3 get 1 free. My wife is a little perturbed that I used our pyrex for that. :p
  16. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice job Mars, looks like a very successful first smoke in spite of the thermo issues. Don't know how you can possibly wait until Wednesday to dig into one of those butts. They look mighty tasty![​IMG]
  17. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Way to hang!
  18. marsbike

    marsbike Newbie

    Thanks. Unfortunately, I had to do the final finishing in the oven. It was getting really dark, and I was getting really tired and just wanted to go watch some TV. [​IMG] Anyways, they're not QUITE as pristine as they appear in the pics [​IMG]. I think for a first attempt, it's better than any BBQ or smoke joint I've been to [​IMG].
  19. rons

    rons Smoking Fanatic

    Ive finished in the oven a few times too, they sure look good!
  20. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice first smoke. Now, you got it. [​IMG][​IMG]

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