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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.

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Maintain the temps more closely or go higher to 250. Time in foil with some liquid does the tenderizing to get fall off.. Good first run...JJ

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I've heard the more tender you want them. Just up the time in the foil. Add 30. To 45 min foil time. That will help.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I definitely will try them the next time.
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I put the leftover ribs from yesterday in the pressure cooker this morning with the apple juice mixture I was using yesterday when they were in the smoker. Flavor still great and the ribs much more tender.
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texas.gif  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a pretty nice day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.



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