I had an unexpected day at home, and my wife asked me to grill some chops for dinner. Being the BBQ man I am, I checked the clock and did the math: just enough time to smoke 'em up for a fashionably late dinner. Had she asked any later, I would have been stuck at the grill wondering why she hadn't asked earlier.
I sprang into action and got the smoker fired up, dusted the chops with salt, pepper and dark brown sugar.
Got the smoker stabilized at 244* and smoked with plum wood. 2.5 hours later we hit the magic 165* IT:
Great color and aroma. The wife really likes how those smells fill the kitchen and dining area! Plated them up with rice and my wife's hot homemade apple sauce!
The money shot...
Moist, juicy, and tender -- with a light smoke ring. Normally, I would smoke these lower and slower for better smoke penetration, but the wife's gotta give a guy some lead time!!!! All in all, the meal was really great. Thanks for looking!