Hi guys, got a Brinkman SNP from Home Depot for $189 about 3 weeks ago. Seasoned it and did a rack of ribs with store bought sauce. me and bro liked them, wife not as thrilled.
Then I joined here...
Read about the mods to be made/tried.
Scrapped the Kingston, went with Cowboy lump charcoal
Last week took a tin foil lid for a buffet tray and wrapped it around a whiffle ball bat and inserted it in chimney. Also took a lid and used it as a damper ( I think that was term I read here), which I placed over the heat input from the offset. Both of these seemed to give me more stable heat. (I also learned from first try that I didnt use enough charcoal).
Got some Hickory chunks from Home Depot and used that sparingly.
Last week ribs were real good, just going with apple juice spritzing and sauce at end, using the 3-2-1 method (2-2-1, really as went with baby back)
Now move to Christmas day, went with fried turkey in the deep fryer and 3 racks on the smoker, 2-2-1, 2 with the rub recipe bought here, and one with the sauce recipe also bought here, SMASH HIT!!!!
Everybody loved them, even my mother, who was not particulary thrilled with the concept of ribs for Christmas dinner....
Thanks for all the tips on here, and the recipes.