My first Qview

Discussion in 'Pork' started by yard dog, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. yard dog

    yard dog Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    I decided I wanted to try some ribs on my BSKD for the first time. In the past I have had problems with temps. The rack that is supposed to hold the coals is to flimsy to be practical and to narrow to use for a cooking rack so it's basically worthless to me, but the ash pan proved usefull.

    Then I took an old fireplace grate and put it in the firebox. I loaded it with charcoal and as soon as it was going good I started adding wood. This works great because you get plenty of air flow around the coals and it keeps the paint from burning off.

    This brought my average temp up by 30 degrees. As soon as I had the temp set and the TBS rolling I put on the ribs. I took a peek after 1 hour and all seemed fine.

    I only used 10lb of charcoal and one chunk of hickory about 8" across and 12" long. Seems like a lot for two racks of ribs but I could have cooked a lot more food, just wanted a test run first. I still plan on adding a baffle to direct the heat under the water pan and a propane burner.

    I usually get a better bark and pullback from the bones if I use my old horizontal smoker (still has 68 years on the warranty), but for the first attempt at babybacks on a vertical set up I can't complain and neither did the neighbors.
  2. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    i love the way them ribs look!!!!! great job
  3. jtribout

    jtribout Meat Mopper

    Sweet lookin grub!!!! Way to Go.
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those are some beautiful ribs! I just finished eating and you went and made me hungry again![​IMG]
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great [​IMG]
  6. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great lookin' Ribs, good job.
  7. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those ribs look awesome. WTG.
  8. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Fine lookin vittles, mighty fine indeed! Keep workin on tunin that rig, yall getter ta where ya wan't soon! What yer doin is a workin!
  9. Great job yarddog on your ribs,I love ribs and yours look tasty.[​IMG]
  10. chargrilled

    chargrilled Meat Mopper

    I can only hope the ones i hav on the pit turn out like those lil devils!! good job.
  11. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    My next project will be ribs but I will smoke them on my stick smoker (horizontal) just have to do some mods, the ribs look great. Coleslaw and tater salad and a great meal[​IMG]
  12. yard dog

    yard dog Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Thanks all for the comments. Sure means a lot when the Pros give ya kudos. Those things were falling apart trying to get them out and on to a platter. I normally dont cook them that long, I like them to be a little firm, so I'm glad I got the Q-View before I took them out. Finished off the last of them tonight and tore into them cold from the fridge. Combined with tater salad and an ice cold beer I have to say that I impressed myself with the quality. Now if I can only find time to finish the mods...[​IMG]
  13. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Yard Dog![​IMG]
  14. davy

    davy Fire Starter

    those look smokin hot!!! nice work buddy[​IMG]
  15. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It only gets better Yard Dog! From the looks of those ribs, you don't have far to go at all!
  16. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ribs look great dog.U impressed yourself thats a good thing-I impressed also-keep it up.
  17. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    They sure looked good to me!!

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