A couple weeks ago we had a rib & loin cook-off in a neighboring town so my 8 year old and I decided to take the challenge and see what we could do. I didn't do a great job of taking pics during the process, i was a little busy ! I used Jeff's rub, and ECTO1's process for the ribs, i used cherry wood from a couple trees i cut down in my back yard. I had made a convection plate the week before and I don't think i got the holes large enough to get good airflow and battled the smoker temp a good part of the day. Tried to keep the temp at 225 but found that I had to keep the smoker box door open and adjust the direction of the smoker to allow the wind to keep things stoked.
Pulled the ribs off and let them sit for a bit before I cut em. Would have liked to have them pulled from the bone a little more...
All cut up and ready to select the top 18
The smoky dozen and 1/2 ready to be submitted
Used Jeff's rub on the loin as well. Seasoned bacon with Chipotle rub and wrapped her up. Smoked the loins on my ECB. Took them to 145, wrapped and put in a cooler for 45 mins or so.
Busted our butts on the ribs, and did not put too much effort in the loins but ended up winning the loin comp and not placing in the ribs... go figure. Any way my partner and I have a "Golden Pig" for the mantle, split the winnings and had a great day of Daddy - Daughter time!!
Thanks for lookin! Thanks for all of the advice, could not have done it without all of the great people on SMF!