First smoke. Not terribly successsfull but...

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by kingfish, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. kingfish

    kingfish Newbie

    So, I had a brand new smoker/grill, some Country Cut Ribs, a great rub, Royal Oak lump Charcoal, OS wireless thermometer and lots of time...

    The smoke gods had other plans.

    The fatty turned out GREAT.

    Gonna have to split this up into 2 posts...Lots of pics

    The meat 5 lbs of Country cut ribs.

    Rubbed up

    The fatty fixins. TN pride mild was ALL the grocery had.

    Taking shape

    The soldiers have their orders. Notice position of probe...HUGE mistake.

    Pretty good smoke I think.

    Oregon Scientific talking wireless thermometer.

    Been wanting to try this for a long time.

    Turns out the fire was a bit too hot.

  2. kingfish

    kingfish Newbie

    About 1/4 way through


    The fatty....YUMM!!


    Fatty turned out GREAT. was so yummy.

    The ribs on the other hand...Did not even bother taking a picture. Turns out with no MODS (wanted to do it clean the first time) where I had the probe was much colder than where the meat was cooking.

    The smoking gods wanted their share that day.

    Oh well...Second smoke turned out better...Will post that in the poultry section.

  3. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You did a good job kingfish! That fattie is making me hungry!![​IMG][​IMG]
  4. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Kingfish fatty looks great![​IMG] Try the mods, they make a huge difference.
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well, lookie what ya learned! Least it wasn't a whole brisket or a prime.

    BUT how was the Hobgoblin? I had that years ago...seems I remember a sweet STRONG smooth ale... with a great head...fine bead and dense.
  6. kingfish

    kingfish Newbie

    Yeah, learned alot that first smoke.

    The Hobgoblin was GREAT!! Not sure about the head as I didn't pour any. Yeah, it is a little sweet, fairly strong, and lots of flavor.
  7. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nobody master's their pit first time out.........ya done good, learn from your mistake's and move on!! Nice job on the pic's!![​IMG]
  8. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    And then even once you got your smoker %100 figured out, you find a new way to screw up a cook. LOL It happens.

    Like they said, learn from it and keep on smoking.
  9. kingfish

    kingfish Newbie

    Thank you all very much.

    I really enjoy hangin out with the smoke.

    You know, you can read all day long but until you try it, it doesn't make nearly as much sense. I now understand a lot better.

    There will not be a time when there is smoke coming out of the stack on my smoker that there will not be a fatty under the hood. I pulled that one at 160° am going to try the next one at 170°. I like my sausage a little more firm. The cheddar was good-glad I used sharp. I don't think mild would have enough flavor to add anything to the smoke and sausage flavors.

    For the pics, am using a Cannon PowerShot A720 IS 8mp digi on highest settings. I just run the pics through PIXresizer-(freeware batch resizer) to cut the size down from ~2.5mg to under 100k.

    Oh and the lump Charcoal. Will never go back to Kingsford. The lump starts MUCH easier, is ready really fast, has almost no ash, and is hot. Found the Royal Oak at WM. $5 for #10. Still can't find any Apple chunks though. Is Apple available in central Alabama?

  10. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Check the phone book for orchards...good source for trimmings/storm damage...etc.

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