Well last night i did my first ever smoke on my offset smoker. 3 2 1 ribs was the plan and i set off on my mission.
I preped the rack with the usual method the night before and while it was sitting on the counter coming up to room temp i got my smoker fired up.
My temps ranged anywhere from 220 to 230 with the lowest hiting 219 when i had to open the lid between the steps. Highest was 235. Im learning as i go and after playing with the vents for an hour or so i got it controled on about 227f.
So on with rack then 3 hours down i wrapped them up. I will add i didnt do any spritzing as alot of people have said not to bother. This rack was pretty wide each bone length was close to 6 inches long.
When i wrapped them it wasnt until after the 2 hour mark when i had UN wrap that i noticed my wrapping skills need more attention as it wasnt a good tight seal. Was hard due to the ribs being so wide.
So on with the glaze and back in for an hour this is the exciting part isnt it 5 hours fown your in the last hour plates are coming out tables being set wife waiting patiently.
Once off i sat them on a chopping bored while i got the sides sorted out. Then the moment of truth i cut the ribs into portions for myself and wife. Lit the candles at the table and we finaly sat to try out our smoke.
Then it hits me there tough there dry but thankfully the taste was not bad but to say i was disappointed with myself is an understatement the first dinner for 2 in a year since our kids were away for the weekend and i blew it.
I dont know how or what i did wrong but my guess is maybe a spritz and better foiling in the wrapping stage is where i need to improve.
So what to do from here well thats easy go buy more ribs of course. I may have been robbed of my ribs but it was my first go and i can honestly say im addicted now.
Tha ks for reading guys