My first smoke! tell me what ya think!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by scandall, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Hey all, this is my first smoke and my Charbroil American Gourmet 'el cheapo!  It came out crunchy on the ends(which I like) and very tender on the inside! (kinda like a polar bear eating an igloo! Ha) anybody read Far Side? Anyways, my guinea pigs said that it was better than any ribs cooked umong our camping and grillin' crowd that they had had! [​IMG] I had a hard time keeping grill temp up as the wind picked up and my thin wall smoker cooled down so I batched up more coals in the chimney and threw them in, temp went back up and burned all the paint off firebox vent area,lol and the vent wouldn't stay where I wanted so I had to hold it in place with a rock! 2-2-1 worked pretty good and I tried to follow it to a tee. Thanks everyone for all the tips...I'm hooked!

  2. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Looks like a Winner [​IMG]
  3. mrsb

    mrsb Smoking Fanatic

    got any sliced pics? what type of wood? looks very good
  4. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice bark on those ribs..... bet they tasted great. Next time dont forget the money shot
  5. smokinal

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

    Nice job there scandall!
  6. Thanx all! My sliced pics didn't focus too good but they were pinkish/red threw out the thickest parts and darker tone on the ends. I used Apple wood during the first 2.

    What is the money shot, sliced cross sections?  I was told about the hole at front of smoker where heat and smoke comes in, yes that will need a MOD! That's why the end

    is so charred, but that part was still crunchy and tasty.

  7. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks good for the first're learning the in's & out's of that smoker
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks And Sounds Great!

    A money shot would be a nice close-up of the product sliced open with the juice running out, making it look the best you could possibly make it look.

    Many times it is of the whole meal plated up.

  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Scandal, your ribs look good, don't worry bout the crispyness on the ends,as you said thet are good too[​IMG]

    The wind is a problem for a lot of  us, you could use a couple of plywood sheets with hinges on them to prop up and block the wind and when it is cold, i use a moving blanket over my cooking chamber.Works well[​IMG]

    I haven't welcomed you to the forum so[​IMG]and as you smoke,remember to...
  10. Welcome. Nice lookin ribs. Nice pull back too. A nice view of the loaded up plate before eating would be nice.
  11. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    Oh whew!  Amazing job for your 1st time out! You know it only gets better from here.  Congratulations!!!!  This calls for a beer! Cheers!
  12. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking great!
  13. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


  14. hmcm

    hmcm Smoke Blower

    [​IMG] scandall!

    You'll find that you can't mess it up too bad in a smoker!  If it tastes good, you got a winner!   Don't forget to sign up for the 5 day eCourse if you haven't already!

    Great job!
  15. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice job Scandall - looks like it was a great success
  16. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Good looking ribs ya got there. I am doing some tomorrow got them in the fridge all rubbed down and chilling.


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