And that's a wrap! Pulled them off an let them rest for 15 while I got the sides ready. Couldn't have been happier on how they turned out
Smoke ring was nice
And the final product
Dinner was great. Actually didn't leave room for dessert so the oakmonter is staying in the fridge
So for my firsts:
Baby backs: tasty but for almost double the price and less meat, I'll stick with spares. Honestly I didn't think they were any better than spares.
Plowboys yardbird: I dig it. Gonna try it on a butt and a chicken. I like it just as much as my rubs and it saves me the hassle of having to mix so it's a win for me.
Peach wood: this is a push. I used a hickory/apple combo on the first rib smoke I ever did and I thought the smoke flavor was more pronounced. Wife doesn't like the strong smoke flavor so these were more up her alley.
BBQ Guru DigiQ DX2: couldn't be happier with it. It literally was set it and forget it. Temp stayed at 230-235 the entire time. Sure it was only a 5 hour smoke and I could've tended to the smoker and kept temps around that range, but it made it a hell of a lot easier. I can't wait to try brisket and pork butt with it. I have a feeling that's where it's gonna shine.
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