Great post GM!! Those spares looked awesome...looks like it was a very tasty and enjoyable day! Nicely done!
It was a great day. And the ribs were as good as they looked.
There's just something about a side-firebox smoker that gives ribs a great color. That, some Blues Hog rub and Chef JimmyJ's foiling sauce, then using the 3-2-1 method they can't help but be great. The only difference is with baby-backs, you use 2-2-1.
I haven't tried pork loins yet, but I know there are some guys on here that have mastered them. Start a thread in the pork section describing what the problem is and they will help you out. Make sure the problem is in the title so they will know why you started the thread.
More like a deflector:
It's just a thin piece of stainless steel. The bolt holding it in place is one of the firebox bolts.
The tuning plates are 3/8" aluminum. The tuning plates sit on top of the charcoal grate,
and the deflector directs the heat down under the plates.
You can't see it very well in this pic, but the opening between the FB and CC is large.
The deflector doesn't block much of the opening, maybe an inch across the top.
I don't have a better pic (this one was taken to show the charcoal basket), but if you want, I'll take one for you.
Thanks Dannylang & Timberjet. I haven't visited the forum much lately, deer season came in in October and I actually have to work between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so my smoking time is nonexistent right now. I got an email that someone had commented on one of my subscriptions and relived that beautiful day in my mind as I reread the original post. It got me looking forward to Spring and warmer days and more of those slow-paced and smoky Sundays.
keep on keeping on grillmonkey, they will be better times in the future. time off is treasured. i feel your pain on that,work while the working good... good luck dannylang