I will be smoking with Oak and Hickory today.
This is about where I keep the damper for 200 degrees. On a cold day I have to open up to about an inch.
I made up about 2 gallons of rub.
Missed the pict of rubbing the butts. But here is the ribs. I add dark brown sugar to my rub. I use 2 to 1 sugar to rub.
The butts have been on for about 2 hours. Ribs on and ready. I will be doing two rounds of ribs.. I didn't want to crowd the smoker to much. I also have to watch the firebox side. It seems to run a little warmer on that end. Never mind the top rack, I had to make a quick adjustment when the weld broke but it worked. I guess I will be doing some smoker maintenance next weekend.
Ribs after spending an hour in the cooler.
cross section. They turned out great!
Second round of ribs are on and the butts are looking good! I started the smoke at 8:30am. I took them off and put into the cooler around 10:30pm . Kept the temp around 200 degrees except when I had the ribs on. I raised it to around 225.
I like to wrap the butts in a pan together. I just cover this with foil and leave on the smoker for till they hit 200 IT. Then they go into a cooler. I have a big 64quart fishing cooler that I use. The juice is used when I wrap them for storing.
going in the foil.
About 1 cup of the juice.
all wrapped up and in the fridge.
I need to use a camera next time. This is all with my phone. I'll try harder next time. I wanted to show most of my process. It makes for a long day. I usually have my neighbor help with this but he was out of town this time.
Thanks for looking!