Well, I did my first smoke on my new Landmann yesterday. Started out behind the house under the pecan trees, chipping up a few limbs to use in the smoker. We had guests coming over so for supper at 6, so I put a rack of spare ribs on at dinner (or lunch...sorry, I'm from GA), put on a roaster chicken at 2, foiled the ribs at 3 and put on some Dutch's Baked Beans, unfoiled the ribs at 5. I was hoping I'd have everything ready around 6, but it didn't quite work out. The ribs were ready, the beans were ready, but the big roaster wasn't. I turned the smoker to high and had it ready at 6:30, not too bad. I was only able to take 3 pics:
I was very pleased with everything, especially the flavor, just a couple of problems though. For one, the ribs were not as tender as I'd hoped, definitely not fall off the bone. Also, the skin on the chicken was rubbery, but I'm assuming that was from cooking slowly. I smoked between 225-240 the whole time, except the last 30 min to try to speed it up I went to about 310. The baked beans were very very good, and Mama fixed some homemade fries...lots of compliments on everything.
One more side note, I think that roaster chickens are the way to go for the smoker...lots of meat, tender, juicy, yum yum!
Thanks for looking, any suggestions to fix my problems would be appreciated.