Tonights Baby Backs with q-view

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bweist, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. bweist

    bweist Fire Starter

    Did up 2 1/2 racks of back ribs tonight. Probably some of my best ribs yet.

    Wife loved them when I took a rack to work for her supper. - Nothing like tormenting co-workers [​IMG]

    Smoked them with hickory and a tweaked memphis dust rub.

    They were on the smoker for about 4 1/2 hrs. Temps running 240 - 250 for the duration.

    Fall off the bone tender, nice smoke ring, a little salty sweet bundles of deliciousness.

    Also, I finally resolved the issue I have occasionally had with my chips catching fire. I added an 1/8" steel plate that I got when I first bought the smoker. It sits about 3 inches above the burner. You can see it best in the second picture. I set my cast iron chip pan on top of it. Worked like a charm! Not once did the pan catch and I was able to leave it uncovered. I was able to get about an hour of smoke per load in the 8 inch pan. Only draw back is that the plate acts as a huge heat radiator so my temps were a little higher than usual - normally I run at 225 - 230 with ease. However, its not a big adjustment to work with and will be nice when I fire up the smoker during colder weather.


  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bill, morning..... looks really good to me.....  Should taste good.....   A needle valve, on the incoming propane, line will help with getting lower temps if you are so inclined.......

  3. bweist

    bweist Fire Starter

  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. bweist

    bweist Fire Starter

    Well .. I modded the smoker again .. added a 2.5 inch hole for fresh air intake on the front door of the smoker. Made a flap for it so I can adjust the opening size to control the air flow .. worked like  a charm. I can now get the temps down to a constant 225 by tweaking the flame a wee little bit and adjusting the flap for air flow.  Got a small 4lb shoulder and small pork tenderloin in now .. will be adding some cream cheese stuffed peppers as well.

    Been going for 4.5hrs now with nice even temps and no chip flame outs. Nice TBS and my chips seem to last a lot longer to boot ... I think the modding has got it to the point where I am in love!
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  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bill, cool.....  taking a trick from another smoker design is genius...... pure genius.......   [​IMG]  ......   Dave

    Can you add a picture ??   Or start a thread explaining what's happening and your mod ??
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2013
  7. bweist

    bweist Fire Starter

    Will certainly do that Dave. Will pop a quick picture here and maybe start another thread. Going to see if I still have a picture of the smoker when I first got it to show where it has come from till now.
  8. bweist

    bweist Fire Starter

    Here is a pic of the smoker now. You can see the air hole part way up the door. There is a stainless cover that pivots to the side for adjusting air flow. It is a little hard to see in this light.

  9. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have the exact same hole on the door of my electric smoker. The only time I adjust it when I use the AMNPS, it allows too much oxygen and starts the pellets on fire.

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