I wasted $25 in ribs!!

Discussion in 'Woods for Smoking' started by nomnomnom, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. nomnomnom

    nomnomnom Fire Starter

    So, I'm a bit new to smoking and I had been using some lump coal from the local grocery store here (Kroger) thinking it was a good grade. All of this time I have had trouble keeping the temps above 200 was due to the lump coal. I bought some Stubbs coal and just one chimney full kept it above 225 for 2 hours. That was without adding any more coal. I feel like an idiot because I have screwed up 2 racks of ribs in the past two weeks and the whole time I was babysitting the smoker, adding more lump, and using a blower to add oxygen for heat. Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. Sorry to hear that but don't feel like an idiot - everyone has to start somewhere & now you know you can keep temps with good lump  [​IMG]    It's only gonna get better for you from here on out  [​IMG]
  3. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    at least ya found out before it was 3 racks and maybe a brisket or something.... EVERY smoke is a learning experience...
  4. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    And your post may help someone else. We all learn from each other.
  5. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It sure is. I learn something with every smoke.
  6. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Aren't ya glad you have something at least to blame it on..........

    Smoking is about gaining experience and having a good time doing it.

    Don't ever get frustrated, you can always adjust in another direction, its just part of the fun.

    Glad ya found your problem, have fun and remember to just enjoy the smoke.

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