first Time with ribs, turkey fatty and smoked mac -n chees

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dewetha, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    only my second smoke and I still have to tune up the smokers but I having fun trying. today I overslept and didn't get to make a mod to the chip pan area but I did to two racks of ribs, a turkey fatty and some smoked mac and cheese. these are all firsts for me. I don;t eat ribs often,that is changing :), and never heard of a fatty until I came here.

    overall the recipes I used all need tweaking so the food was mediocre at best. I have had worse but I like to serve better if you know what I mean. this food was for me and my wife to sample. 1 more run and I will give it to guests :)

    I made two racks of ribs. it is nice having a wide smokers so I don't have to cut them. I used two different rubs I purchased from my butchers. they are all natural no preservatives. 1 bourbon and on generic pork rub. I did the 3-2-1(more like 2-2-1) style. the bourbon rub has a nice bite to it. not real spicy but a quick punch to the taste buds. I used sweet baby rays with honey on that one. the other is more mild rub so I used this BBQ sauce a friend picked up in KC. real spicy. I was looking to see what I like best between the compound taste of smoky pork,rub, and bbq sauce.

    the Bourbon rub/sweet baby ray was my favorite so far. I could taste all three flavors. the other have very little separation between the rub and pork and the spice stayed real long in the mouth.

    I smoked 50-50 with apple and hickory. here are some picks.

    guarding the smoker:[​IMG]

    turkey fatty:



    mac and cheese


    loading up the smoker


    the results:



    Last edited: Sep 17, 2011
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    dewetha, Looks like good food to me... better than store bought.. congrats..
  3. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    thanks Dave. hitting up seconds now and it's probably better than I thought. I can be real critical of my own cooking. I look forward to doing more Ribs. seam like a great football snacking food.
  4. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic

    Looks real good :yahoo:
  5. smokinal

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

    Everything looks delicious!
  6. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks great.........[​IMG]
  7. terry colwell

    terry colwell Smoking Fanatic

    [​IMG]Love the color on the Mac-n-Cheese

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