Originally Posted by STLBASSMAN
Her uncle is coming to visit and she's hosting a gathering and wants me to smoke ribs, chicken wings, chicken leg quarters, bacon cheeseburger roll, and an assortment of veggies.
Any pointers beside seasoning the night before?
Yeah, I've got a pointer for ya... RUN!!
The last time I got asked to cook for the girlfriend's family I ended up married.
Also no real need to season the night before. 2 reasons I say this, 1, it opens up the possibility of creating "hammy" ribs by partially curing the meat with a high salt content rub, and 2, you don't really know your audience. Advance seasoning leads to strong flavors and higher salt content (see point 1) which not everyone likes. In addition I'd go with a very mild wood like apple or cherry, to avoid over-smoking. The older I've gotten, the more susceptible I seem to be to the adverse affects of strong smoke. Woods like hickory and mesquite have me reaching for the Tums damn near every time.
Good luck and let us know how it turns out.