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Discussion in 'Pork' started by yotzee, Jan 13, 2014.
Not my first time ever doing ribs, just first time in this smoker
Looks awesome. Thanks for the play by play. It helps.
Pay attention to the top members around here, you'll learn a ton, I know I have!
Beans and Slaw recipe can be a touchy subject sometimes it is better to leave the mystery alone Everything sure looks good
Exactly! She has her special secret recipes and I have mine.
nuff said don't want Mrs. Yotzee upset
I like to throw my pan of beans in the smoker, just under the ribs to catch the drippings. :drool
Gonna actually try that one next time out. She didn't have the beans ready yet
Looks great! I love my masterbuilt dual fuel. Would love a double wide version...tired of cutting my rib racks in half!
I agree, that is indeed my only complaint. Wish it were just a little bit bigger. Makes it tough to manuever
Looks really nice. Right now, I use the water pan in the same position for my wood chunks. This weekend, I plan to drill the four holes about 2-inches down so I can reposition that last spot where the rack that holds the original water pan so it gets a little closer to the where that burner is...but too close. For the water, I use a stainless or aluminum catering type pan (4" deep) - 14" x 9" or whatever...works really good. You can find them at restraurant supply stores, Sams Club or of course Amazon. It works well, cuz I never have to open the door to add water and it leaves enough room for the drippings to fall in the water. Of course, most of the time, I only fill it up halfway with water. I also took the advice of the smoking veterans and bought that high-temp tape strip to go around the sides of the door and it definitely has improved my smoking. It helped seal the gaps. I found that leaving that top vent partly open really helps with getting blue smoke which you want.
I don't know about you but I am finding that the trick is too "not" use too much wood. I seem to get better results when I use a couple nice size chunks ..2".
Good luck, smoking...it's fun.
Wow! Great idea with the beans! My wife has a killer baked bean recipe and adding the meat from the riblettes would totally kick it up a notch. Already have the menu lined up for the playoffs tomorrow but theres 2 racks of spare ribs in the freezer.
Next time I am going to place the beans in a pan inside the smoker, under the ribs and see how that turns out
"~~ picked up a cryopack of untrimmed spare ribs. Decided I wanted to try cutting them St Louis style myself, and was surprised how quick and easy it was. Never again will I pay the extra price per pound for trimmed ribs."
I bought spareribs with the same goal in mind, but when push came to shove I decided "what the hell!" and just pulled off the membranes. I decided that for me I didn't want to put in the extra effort of cutting off the diaphragm and the brisket bone (or top piece or rib tips--whatever you want to call it). Nobody eating the ribs complained. Maybe this summer I will trim the ribs just for the experience and skill building.
Nice smoke ring !! My only question where is my plate?
DaRicksta - the whole effort took 2 mins
Got a MB duel fuel pro for christmas. Love it. Just oufitted it with the mb smoker shelf found at Walmart online for $9. The shelf was made for the MES but it fits the gas smokers with making the drill holes a littlle bigger. Nice good size shelf to hold my maverick and some mopping cup and gloves. And also replaced the factory external thermometer for larger 3-inch RIver Country therm at amazon. Really and actually the dial from my back door. Large numbers and very accurate. Getting ready to put it on a garden cart so I can wheel it out from the house if I need to. Have some room for my wood chunks. Put some sides on it to keep wind from blowing out pilot sometimes.
Wow, shelf is a great idea! I am going to look into it. I sit my ivation (which I think is a maverick in disguise) on a prep table I inherited for outside but the wire for the Smoker therm is short and its a pain. I would love some place closer to sit the therms and utensils. Does the shelf get hot when you're using the smoker?
Need to cook more ribs, get a Rib Rack. Masterbuilt makes one -