My first experience a couple weeks ago smoking some Cooked Salami was a success. As I posted before, the best in 30 years of making it. So, today I thought I would try smoking some ribs. Following the advise of other smokers, I prepared the ribs last night and put them in the cool garage overnight. Today I tried to follow the 3, 2, 1 smoking method. Although the wind played a little havoc on keeping the temperature at 225F, I was able to do a pretty good job maintaining the temperature by putting up some windbreaks. I definitely can't say the meat was fall off the bones, but was it good for a first attempt. I think if I warm up the ribs tomorrow in the crockpot they may come closer to falling off the bones. My wife said I can make the ribs again any time. She sure liked the flavor of the smoked ribs. She kept saying "have I told you how good these ribs are?". I will attach some photos of my first attempt at smoking ribs. I look forward to any suggestions how I can do a better job the next time.
As for my next smoking experience, I am thinking of either smoking some fish steaks or pork butt.