And here is my set up.... Alternated hickory and apple chunks.
Got my ribs on and I was running around 250 with nice TBS.
Be back with more! Wish me luck!
Those look amazing OP! I just picked up a Performer last week and I am in love. I also have a Genesis gas grill and an 18" WSM. I wanted something I can make steaks and chicken on with charcoal so the Performer looked like it fit the bill. It's a wonderful little tool. Other than blackening up the outside of my ribs and chicken last night, I haven't touched the gas grill and my WSM is downstairs in trash bags overwintering :)
Here are my results, and my first post here, cool place ya'll got! (Crossposted from another forum I frequent, I hope that's alright)
So I have a Smokey Mountain and I do <3 it, however after these results tonight... I think this Performer Platinum has singlehandedly supplanted both by gas grill AND my smoker. I set it up fairly simply, I used the charcoal baskets off to both sides of the cooker. One basket was primarily for heat, the other primarily for smoke. Temps were 240 to 275, it's a very windy day today so I was amazed it kept a stable temp as much as it did. I know that swing doesn't seem very stable but just opening the lid to put more wood chunks would get the charcoal going pretty good again. So anyway, homemade sauce, Magic Dust rub from Virtual Weber Bullet, 4 hours on the spares, 3 hours on the baby backs. If I'm being honest, the spares needed 30 more minutes and the baby backs another full hour. They were still great, I've never gotten a smoke ring like this before. Chicken was in for about 90 minutes total, it was good as is customary with smoked yard bird.
About 3/4 of the way through:
Had a few friends over to enjoy with me, good times!