Morning everyone. My wife and I got back from our honeymoon last weekend and went to pick up my wedding gift from her at Lowes. She got me the Master Forge Dual door vertical gasser. Got it sealed up with some fireplace rope and then fired it up and seasoned it earlier in the week.
Last night I got the butt and ribs rubbed down and in the fridge for an early wake up. Power went out last night, so I was an hour late getting up and starting the smoker this morning. I had it hot and the butt on by 6:00 AM, but was originally shooting for 5:00 AM. Game time is 7:00 PM, so I am hoping I have enough time and don't get a long stall. Got the temp locked in at 225 right now, but thinking about bumping it up to 230-235. I have a mix of cherry, apple, and oak for the day's smoke. Two racks of spare ribs going on around 12:00-1:00ish, and then ABTs and Dino eggs around 3:30-4:00 PM. If I am off on my time-line, please let me know. I will be updating throughout the day.
I have to make a run into town for some beer and to fill another gas tank just in case. Football all day and the smell of the smoker...is there a better way to spend a Saturday? Here is what I got so far.
Got the butt on sale this week
Got the spare ribs already split, but the butcher kinda butchered them. He cut the tips off..aaarrrrrrgghh, so I am short about 3 ribs on each rack. I normally buy them already cut and they are perfect. Must be a new butcher. The rest of the meat goes in the freezer for Brunswick Stew as soon as it gets a little nippy outside.
Butt rubbed down and ready for the fridge.
Ribs rubbed and ready for fridge
Butt going in at 6:00 AM
I will update as the day goes on. Off to the store for some gas and beer, and then back to prep the ABTs, Dino Eggs, and Cole Slaw.