5 BBR smoke with Q-View with need of input.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by vegassmokeout, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. vegassmokeout

    vegassmokeout Meat Mopper

    OK, since I got my Char-broil side by side in May, there has been 15 to 20 rack fly through this smoke with different out comes every time (still learning) Anyways, I did the 3-2-1 method this time.  You'll see the problem at the end.

    Night before:


    On the smoker:


    3 hours:


    Before Foiling:


    First rack:


    Then all the rest.... I don't get it.  They all fell apart.  I am one of those the like a slight tug.  These I went to cut and they were muss.  Tasted great but some were just a pile of meat.  :(  I avg 205-230 during the 6 hour smoke.  I put apple juice and Malibu Rum in the foil for the 2 hour part.  Should I have not done that??  No wind to speak of.  Just don't know. 

  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I would eat those....
  3. Hmnn, Bearcarver mentioned a 2-2-1 method and it  addressed that very issue.

    I've done BB's twice so far and my second batch came out way better than the first, mainly

    because I went with the 2-2-1 but only left them in apple juice wrapped for one hour.

    all in all, like Roller said, "I'd eat those", any day all day...James
  4. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like your going to long there! Try the 2-2-1 for sure & then if their still not where you want them try NOT using foil. When you foil with liquid your mainly brazing them to get them more tender. So try it without or maybe your putting too much liquid in the foil? Very last thing is have you calibrated your therms? Straight from the manuf. They may not be accurate?
  5. smokinal

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

    If they're too tender, just cut down on the foil time, or go with no foil at all. 
  6. retread

    retread Meat Mopper

    I like a fair amount of "tug", too, as well as a lot of smoke flavor.  I cut the foil time to 1 1/2 hours for Baby Backs, Spares and Dinos and add it to the last session so mime are 2 - 1 1/2 - 1 1/2 for Baby Backs and 3 - 1 1/2 - 1 1/2 for Spares and Dinos. 
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    ^^^^^^ what  Al said,yes![​IMG]
  8. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I don't foil mine at all. 

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