Inaugural Smoke W/Q-View

Discussion in 'Pork' started by lancep, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    So I'm finally getting to smoke something on this new smoker. Picked up a couple racks of spares yesterday and trimmed them up this morning.


    My rub, with what will soon be sauce peeking out from behind.




    Got about half a chimney fired up and dumped it over about half a bag of unlit coals. Didn't have any splits so I threw a couple big chunks of mesquite in the chimney and dumped once they start to burn.

    Ran a little hot at first but then settled in at about 260.


    After about an hour


    My daughter had a friend over so I made some more burgers for lunch. If I left the fire box lid open too long messing with the patties, the smoke box would start to lose a little heat but would recover as soon as I closed the lid. Burgers, again, turned out great.



    Here they are at about 3 1/2 hrs, about to go into some foil for an hour. About a 3/8" pull back and starting to get a nice bend.


    And a little sear to finish them. Bones up for 1-2 min then flip, sauce, and pull.





    Plated with some Mac and Cheese. In a word, fantastic!! The Open Range was awesome. Being able to just flip open the fire box to sear the ribs was pure luxury. I'll have to figure out the right size fire to start with to keep in from running hot, but that's just part of the fun. Stay tuned, we got chicken, brisket, shoulder and beef ribs coming up soon!!!
    Lance
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2016
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  2. c farmer

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

    Wow. Ribs look great. That seems like a great cooker.
     
  3. smokinal

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

    Nice job Lance!

    The ribs look perfect!

    That's a fine looking smoker too!

    Point!

    Al
     
  4. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice looking ribs Lance. By the sound of things you're going to be real happy with your new smoker. That's great.

    Gary
     
  5. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Thanks Cfarmer, so far I'm really digging this smoker!

    Thanks Al and thank you for the point. For my tastes they were absolutely perfect!
    Lance
     
  6. Those ribs look great Lance, that Open Range is one mean barbecue machine.  You're makin me jealous; but if I try to park another smoker in the backyard, I think I'll be sleepin with the hounds.
     
  7. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Thanks Gary. Now that I got to throw some smoke through I can tell I'm going to really enjoy having it around.
    Lance


    Thanks Jasper! It is pretty mean for sure. And I hear ya, that's why I went this route. I really wanted something that cover all the bases well. One pit to rule them all so to speak.
    Lance
     
  8. newqreview

    newqreview Fire Starter

    Very nice! Love seeing that pullback!
     
  9. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking ribs, Lance. Love the color and finish. Way to go with that new smoker.
     
  10. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Thank you!

    Thanks Joe! I took a while page from you and started mixing my sauce with maple syrup. Gives it a nice glaxe. Pretty excited about the smoker, can't wait to try throwing some logs through it.
     
  11. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not sure how I missed this post.

    Nice looking grub and that one cool smoker..
    Do they like good Q? Might be worth it..
     
  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking smoke. Nice to get the unit working!

    Disco
     
  13. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Thanks Disco! Yeah I'm pretty excited about it. Due to the move, I hadn't smoked any thing in a month or so!
     
  14. sauced

    sauced Master of the Pit

    Great looking ribs!!
     

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