Got my first smoke out of the way. I smoked to t-bones and 2 long hot links. Took about 45 minutes to an hour for the steaks and the hot links didn't take much longer.
I was having a hard time keeping my smoker between 200 and 230 degrees as it kept wanting to hit the 300 mark. I used a cast iron skillet that I placed on top of the stock chip tray and I used the stock water pan with about 1" of water. The smoke was consistent and everything came out great.
I am looking to smoke a rack of short ribs tomorrow... any tips? I've got a general idea but am worried about the smoker getting too hot. Looking over a dozen recipes or so, should I cover the ribs in foil beforehand? Am I better off cooking them uncovered for a bit and then covering them.
What would you do?
Is there a beginners guide to smoking you'd recommend that I should read up on?
Great forum btw, excited about my future smoking endeavors!