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BC's First Dance with the WSM...With Q-View!

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Since the Pittsburgh weather cooperated today with a 60 degree day I decided to smoke some ribs.

 

This will be my first attempt with my Weber Smokey Mountain (WSM).   I did several searches regarding the monitoring of the smoker and found some great instructions from our members.  

 

I decided to document this inaugural disaster or success!

 

Since I am not a big fan of fall off the bone ribs, I decided to apply Smokin Al's method which brings the ribs to an internal temperature of 195 degrees and pretty much ignores the length of time the ribs will be in the WSM.

 

 

Went with some boneless country ribs and a St. Louis Cut slab...Yum!

 

 

 

Yellow mustard and Jeff's Rub!

 

While the ribs were resting in the refrigerator I made three of my favorite sauces:  Cherry Chipotle,  Jeff's Sauce, and Mrs. Mad Dog's Root Beer Sauce.

 

Recipes available upon request except for Jeff's.  Sorry, but Jeff's recipe needs to be purchased which helps with the maintenance of our sight.

 

 

 

Done resting and waiting for the WSM to come up to temperature.  They look happy don't they!

 

 

 

Minion Method with Apple and Hickory.

 

 

 

Finally ready to dance!

 

 

 

The research paid off! 250 degrees and Thin Blue Smoke...What could be better?...Life is good!...Thanks Guys!

 

 

 

After four hours, done...What do you think Al?  Pretty cool...Huh?

 

 

 

Finished and ready for consumption.  Thanks again to all who contributed threads regarding smoking ribs on a WSM and how to regulate the  temperatures.  You guys made the process painless. 

 

Well,  I guess I can declare a success instead of a disaster because of this Forum and the great people who contribute to it!  The dance has ended!

 

 

 

Keep on Smoking everyone!

 

John


Edited by BandCollector - 2/29/16 at 11:38am
post #2 of 18
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To the Victor go the spoils!

 

The ribs were firm, tasty, and perfectly done...Thanks Al!

 

Just waiting for the Brussels sprouts.

 


Edited by BandCollector - 2/29/16 at 1:12pm
post #3 of 18

Great job with that WSM!  Those ribs look amazing!

 

Mike

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Originally Posted by mike5051 View Post
 

Great job with that WSM!  Those ribs look amazing!

 

Mike


Thanks Mike,

 

It was a lot of fun learning how to use it...Just as easy as my Mini WSM.

 

John

post #5 of 18
Looks like a perfect meal.

POINTS
post #6 of 18
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Originally Posted by c farmer View Post

Looks like a perfect meal.

POINTS

Thanks c farmer for the kind words and the points!

 

Take care and Keep On Smoking!

 

John

post #7 of 18

Awesome job, John!!

 

It's so cool that it's the first time with a new smoker & you hit one out of the park.

 

I think that shows the kind of experience you have.

 

POINTS to you my friend.

 

Al

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Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post
 

Awesome job, John!!

 

It's so cool that it's the first time with a new smoker & you hit one out of the park.

 

I think that shows the kind of experience you have.

 

POINTS to you my friend.

 

Al


Thanks for the kind words and the points Al.

 

Experience is gained from doing and learning from others...Guys like yourself and others here on the Forum.

 

When I joined the Forum I was a novice...Now I am a novice with some knowledge.

 

Thanks to all here who contribute and unselfishly share their experience and expertise...Without you perhaps we all would be floundering!

 

Keep on Smoking,

 

John


Edited by BandCollector - 2/29/16 at 2:00pm
post #9 of 18

Hey John, tasty looking ribs!  A home run on your first cook in the new rig!  Agree with Al...it shows your experience when you get such good results on the first run.

 

And I completely agree with your comments about the fine folks on these forums...I don't ever worry about not knowing how to do something...if it's related to smoking, grilling, curing, etc...I know I can always learn it from experts here at SMF!

 

Points for a great smoke!

 

Red

post #10 of 18

Nice job! Welcome to the WSM club....keep the pics coming

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Originally Posted by SeenRed View Post
 

Hey John, tasty looking ribs!  A home run on your first cook in the new rig!  Agree with Al...it shows your experience when you get such good results on the first run.

 

And I completely agree with your comments about the fine folks on these forums...I don't ever worry about not knowing how to do something...if it's related to smoking, grilling, curing, etc...I know I can always learn it from experts here at SMF!

 

Points for a great smoke!

 

Red

 

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Originally Posted by UncleBubbas BBQ View Post
 

Nice job! Welcome to the WSM club....keep the pics coming

Red & Bubba

 

 

Thanks for the kind words and the points...This is probably the most friendly and helpful web sight because of its members.

 

Thanks again and Keep on Smoking!

 

John

post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by SeenRed View Post
 

Hey John, tasty looking ribs!  A home run on your first cook in the new rig!  Agree with Al...it shows your experience when you get such good results on the first run.

 

And I completely agree with your comments about the fine folks on these forums...I don't ever worry about not knowing how to do something...if it's related to smoking, grilling, curing, etc...I know I can always learn it from experts here at SMF!

 

Points for a great smoke!

 

Red


Red,

 

I forgot to report that the ribs were indeed juicy & tasty... just the right texture for my taste...SmokinAl is really onto something...Thanks again for the points.

 

You are absolutely correct...You don't have to know anything about smoking...Someone here will teach you...Cool, Huh?

 

Take care, 

John


Edited by BandCollector - 2/29/16 at 2:33pm
post #13 of 18

John sorry I missed this one and glad to see it come back up.You have me going crazy trying to think of what, my first smoke will be on mine.Points

Richie

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John sorry I missed this one and glad to see it come back up.You have me going crazy trying to think of what, my first smoke will be on mine.Points

Richie


Richie,

 

Ribs are a perfect first choice...I don't know how you prefer them (fall off the bone, etc.) but check out SmokinAl's technique.   It was easy and the results were delicious!

 

Thanks for the points!

 

Good luck with your delima...Those are the type of dilemmas I like...Hmmm, what shall I smoke today?

 

Take care and Keep on Smoking,

 

John

post #15 of 18

Nice first run in the WSM! Waiting for brussel sprouts, sounds like something my wife would make me do!

 

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Originally Posted by dirtsailor2003 View Post
 

Nice first run in the WSM! Waiting for brussel sprouts, sounds like something my wife would make me do!

 

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LOL!  No, this time I was roasting the Brussels sprouts and they weren't quite done yet.

 

Thanks for the kind words and the points...Really appreciate it!

 

Take care dirt,

 

John

post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by tropics View Post
 

John sorry I missed this one and glad to see it come back up.You have me going crazy trying to think of what, my first smoke will be on mine.Points

Richie


Tropics,

 

Have you decided what should be your inaugural smoke in your new WSM here on Super Tuesday?

post #18 of 18
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Well Boys, 

 

Since I had so much fun with the WSM and the ribs I am going to smoke a Spatchcock Chicken this weekend...Q-View to follow!

 

Can't Wait,

 

John

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