I'm hosting a poker night, expecting about 10 guests, and thought I'd try some ideas I had about ribs. I rubbed and wrapped them last night, left in the fridge, and got started about an hour ago. I picked up 3 racks on super-sale, for $1.99 lb. I have the ECB, and have not made a lot of investment in accessories, as you will see. The beagle is patiently awaiting the fruits of my labor.
The ribs were only mostly thawed yesterday when I washed, de-membraned, and dried them, applied rub (Tony Chachere's and chilli-garlic powder), and wrapped them up. (Next time, I think I'll leave the membrane on)
Space limitations and lack of rib rack led to this first bad idea (if you don't count not fully thawing)
Then, my version of the AMZN smoker box, a couple of cut open beer cans, filled with apple chips, and placed under the coal rack.
I guess I'll need to cook that paint off first, so I don't poison anyone.
Water in the pan, coals out of the chimney, ribs-in-the-round are in. Check back in a few hours.