Here is the result of my first smoke.... you know how it goes... someone says "Hey kid, try a smoke".... and before you know it... you're hooked
Sorry about the shakey phone pix....
Tender juicy with a nice ring
Eye Round, and 2 racks of ribs.... after the rub and before the sweet baby ray
Smokin.... not a lot of leakage.... but I will be getting some stove sealant
one to track the smoker's gauge.... and one for the eye of round.... the tracking gauge, and the unit gauge we pretty close
I was worried that I had over cooked it. When I brought into the house to set... my wife poked at it, and just grunted. When I asked what was wrong, she said it wasn't very tender. I told her I was afraid the round would be well done.
After setting...I began to slice, and was delighted in the product.
She also looked at the ribs and commented did that USED to be ribs? I chopped the rackes into 2-4 bone sections, and left one for a "taste test"... it was pretty good....when I offered it to her.... well all I will say is it didn't last long.
Too much rub... and too little sweet baby rays.... but then you WANT the smoke to speak... not the sauce....I used Apple wood... and it was good, but next tine a stronger wood. I took the advice of the forum members... got a small cast iron skillet for the wood.
I will need a small folding table, a metal ash can....and a few more goodies, but over all
thanks to this forum.. a first smoke that was a success