First smoke on new Smokin-It #3D - SLRibs and CSRs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smoking4fun, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. smoking4fun

    smoking4fun Smoke Blower

    I picked up my new Smokin-It #3D on a trip back home last weekend, got it seasoned (twice) during the week in preparation of a couple of planned smokes this weekend.  First smoke ever on my #3D is 3 racks of St. Louis Spare Ribs (picked up for $1.99/lb at Costco) and a huge package of Country Style Ribs from the pork shoulder (picked up for $2.69/lb at Costco).  I got them rubbed down and stacked on racks:

    Foiled the smoker box lid and floor of the smoker:

    And loaded up the SLRibs and CSRs, set the temp at 230* with a 5 oz hunk of hickory, got the timer set for 3 hours when I'm going to pull the CSRs and foil them for a couple hours...leaving the SL Ribs to continue cooking.  I'm going to try the no-foil method for the SL Ribs this time (first time for that as well).  And here we go:

    The smoker hasn't even started this morning yet, and I already smell all smokey from the build-up on the walls of the's a good day already!
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2016
  2. smoking4fun

    smoking4fun Smoke Blower

    Lesson #1 of new smoker...don't forget the drip tray...ugh.

  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great start!

    Can't wait to see the finish.

    Good luck!

  4. smoking4fun

    smoking4fun Smoke Blower

    I decided to try to make the CSRs into pork burnt ends (first attempt at this)...sauced up and ready for the bark creation:

  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking good so far!:drool
  6. jetsknicks1

    jetsknicks1 Smoking Fanatic

    Very nice.
  7. smoking4fun

    smoking4fun Smoke Blower

    And, the finished foil didn't do so well since meaty end was REALLY meaty, and the thinner end got really dry. Gonna stick with foiling for now...

  8. whistech

    whistech Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Ribs and CSRs look great smokin4fun

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