Two racks of beef backribs.
And exactly how in the heck, you ask, can I predict that my first attempt at these will be the best I ever cook? Well, two reasons.
Reason #1. The wife has been out of state for two weeks helping her folks after paw-in-law had surgery and she will be home tomorrow. It has been awful peaceful around here with just me and the daughter since neither of us are big talkers, but I sure do miss Mama.
Reason #2. These will be my first smoke after the near disaster at work today. I was replacing the entrance drive at the Post Office in Berwick, LA today. Got the first load of concrete of the ground and finished bullfloating it. I went to lean the float handle against a tree to wash it off and lost awareness of my surroundings for a split second. Believe me, when they say all it takes is a split second.... all it takes is a split second.
Have you ever wondered what 13,500 volts of electricity will do to an aluminum pole? Let me show you.
And what, you may ask, will send 13,500 volts thru an aluminum bullfloat handle?
First off, I want to thank the Good Lord for keeping his hand on this poor ole country boy today. THANK YOU, LORD, THANK YOU!!
Gentlemen, I did an awful lot of crazy and sometimes just plain stupid crap growing up, spent 9 yrs in the Military Police in the MS ARNG and have been in the construction business for 25 years and I have never come as close to cashing in as I did today. Since the end of the handle was 6 inches lower, it missed the outside highline. Since it was on a slight angle, it caught the bottom line which is a neutral, right before it hit the center highline which carries high voltage. This caused it to short to neutral. And since I was wearing both rubber boots and rubber palmer gloves, all I felt was a slight tingle in the milli-second it took me to let go of that damn bullfloat.
Did I remember to say, "Thank you, Jesus."
So, my fellow smokers, what are your suggestions to knock these ribs out of the park?
Smoke it up