Just got my "The Good One" Patio Jr. delivered today. I've never seen anything packed so carefully and securely. This this is built like a tank.
Getting ready for the inaugural lightup
1st light up is going well. Within 20min I was able to dial in the spinner intake vents and adjust the damper to hold a steady temp. I have been holding this temp now for 2 hrs and I should note that is is very windy and raining. I purposely am leaving the smoker in the open to see how it reacts to very adverse conditions.
Got a good deal on St Louis style ribs and did a dry brine and a simple rub. Put 6lbs of Royal Oak in the firebox and a couple of fist sized chunks of Apple wood. Six hours later out came magic. This smoker held temp between 225-255 all day and it was windy and 60. I was used to my usual ribs from my ECB, which where good but often dry. The results of The Good One was in a word AWESOME. I had juice running down my arms when eating, the bark was like some magical pork/candy. And the texture was perfect, not mushy but had that slight give that people like. Man, if this what I can do just learning my new toy, I can't wait for what adventures are in store for me. Better buy a bigger belt.
How do find the JR, I am looking at buying one I normally cook for two, on the on odd accasion larger groups of family, the size isn't that much smaller than the open range, I have a couple of other smoker Weber and smoke vault, would I be happy with JR? Thank you for any feed back.