Woke up yesterday to an inch of snow and 30 degree temps. I thought this is stupid for Mid april (and why do i live here??), but the ribs have been resting in Jeffs rub overnite......So I said WTF!!.......Lets smoke. Got my smoker last fall and only used it twice with not the greatest results, and because of finding this forum, I know it was because i was trusting the factory thermometer. Much has been learned over the last few months by reading all the great info on this site.
Actually had to shovel a path on the deck through the snow.
Fire Up the Landmann and bring it up to 225 steady, after putting in a freshly boil tested digital thermometer, I found out that the factory one on the door is out 60-70 degrees(never trust these) That would explain why nothing turned out last fall. It was reading 225 and was probably only at 160-170. Barely got smoke and nothing turned out right.
Ribs go in for the first leg of the 3-2-1 method. with some apple wood.
also sprayed them with apply juice every hour.
Time to make my first attempt at a Fattie, All our stores had was "Maple Leaf Pure Pork Sausage" 1lb chubs. Looks too white/pale compared to the other fatties i have seen rolled.Stuffed with sauted spinache and provalone.
First ever weave attempt....not too hard.
Ribs get foiled with some apple juice and the Fattie goes on.
Time to try this ABT thing, Some cream cheese, jeffs rub, green onions, crumbled bacon, worchester sauce, and cheddar. All wrapped up in a blanket of bacon.
Here are the finished products........mmmmmm
The ABT's were done in about 1.5 hrs, We tried these first, and they sure has a strong smoke flavor, almost overpowering the first bite, like tasting a campfire. Is this normal? the bacon really soakes up the smoke i guess. I might try less smoke next time.?
I really like these! need to experiment some more.
Good flavor. Everybody liked it, but I have to find some diff sausage to try.
Ribs did sure didnt last long, barely got a pic before they were all snapped up.
Finished with Jeffs sauce mixed with 25% honey(carmelizes nicely) , everybody raved about the taste!
Served it all up with some baked potatoes and some corn on the cob with chili-lime butter.
Everything got devoured in record time.
Thats my first smoke of the year,,,,,in the snow!
Thanks to all the good info on this site , everything went off without any problems and my guests loved everything.
I'm hooked now on fatties and Abt's
PS. Just ordered a new Maverick ET-732 (cant wait)