first smoke

Discussion in 'Pork' started by paddfoot, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. paddfoot

    paddfoot Newbie
    Sunday was my first smoke with my newly built trash can smoker. I did some bby bks and turkey legs. it was a cold morning so i had to supplement the lump fire with my trusty propane torch, it worked out pretty well. i rubbed the meat a few hours before and wrapped them in plastic till i was ready to cook. after a few hours i wrapped everything in hd foil and cooked to temp back in the smoker less the wood. the wife took after they were rested and said "crack me a beer" not too bad for someone who won't eat anything on a bone. let me know what you think. my only complaint was the rub i used was store bought crap, i need to find a good one.
  2. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice lookin' bones, there, paddfoot! There are lots of rub recipes available within the forum here, but I recommend that you purchase Jeff's naked rib rub. The recipe is simple and IMHO is absolutely perfect for ribs and pulled pork...It's been my favorite "go to" rub for the last couple years...

  3. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good looking ribs................Good job.............
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The ribs look great! Thanks for the Qview.
  5. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice ribs. Good color. Plenty of decent store bought rubs out there; you just got a bad one. I would also recommend Jeff's rub receipe. It's great stuff and you can tweak it to your own preference. My wife loves it and especially his BBQ sauce.
  6. chargrilled

    chargrilled Meat Mopper

    Great lookin smoker, and Q!!!

    Keep it up, they get better with time!!!
  7. funh2o

    funh2o Meat Mopper

    Great looking ribs and a nice Q-view Good Job [​IMG]

  8. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice smoker. That is really neat. Nice Q view as well.
  9. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great looking ribs man! Nice job on the smoker [​IMG] .
  10. paddfoot

    paddfoot Newbie

    day off today so i put the babys i had but after the first hour i couldnt keep the temp up with the lump i was using so i had to mad dash to the shed and grab my turkey frier burner and with a few slight adjustments my smoker went from wood to gas fired, looks like the ribs are gona turn out well, i just made some sause from a recipe i found here and we,ll try half sauced and half nakid if they come out ok ill post a qview
  11. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I sure like the looks of that trash can smoker too.
  12. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    great job paddfoot! I started out with a trashcan. I love your gas mod and the legs! Fine looking ribs!
  13. Nice Lookin' ribs!!!! I make my own rub that is simple and my family loves it on about everything. We use it on ribs and anything else that gets smoked, but also on burgers and steaks. we've even used it on baked taters! Feel free to use. I'm sure that this is not an original rub, but that is what I have came up with through trial and error. You will probably do the same, find something you like and tweak it until it is just right FOR YOU.

    2tbls. Seasoning salt
    2tbls garlic powder
    2tbls onion powder
    1tbls black pepper
    1/2 tbls crushed basil
    4tbls brown sugar
    1/2 tbls old bay sea food seasoning
  14. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job, I know you're the type of person who can get it done one way or another. Good Q View too!
  15. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ya done good on the ribs and the smoker [​IMG]
  16. paddfoot

    paddfoot Newbie

    i need to work on my rub now, i guess not everyone likes as much heat as i do
  17. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    Excellent looking ribs. Good job on the smoker too. Keep up the good work. You'll find a rub you like just keep at it.

  18. gt2003

    gt2003 Meat Mopper

    Absolutely awesome looking ribs (and turkey legs). However, the ribs must be faulty. They've got bones sticking out then ends and everything. Send them this way and i'll see if I can get your money back for ya.

    All kidding aside, great smoke. Keep up the good work!

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