OK, new member here .... formal introductory post here http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/246045/hello-from-kansas :)
Today I am doing my first solo smoke on my 18.5 WSM ... I hope it goes well. I still have my heart on a Yoder Wichita. I have told myself that if the WSM does not end up in the corner of the garage by next spring Ill buy one ... Or I may decide the WSM is enough and all I need?
I have friends who smoke meat and I am a frequent griller, but I work a lot of hours and due to not many completely free days, I am just now buying my 1st smoker.
I have today off .. gonna smoke some ribs, clean the garage and do yard work. Ill update this post as things go along ... I welcome advice but please hold advise until the end, I have a plan and do not want to modify it on the fly. Reply posts of feedback and general chit-chat are completely welcome and will likely provide encouragement .... Please hold advice until I have posted the finished product. Win, loose or smoker blows up, Ill post pics as it comes along
1st things first .... Prep
Took the ribs out of the fridge, removed silver skin and trimmed. The recipe I am following calls to coat them in Canola oil. I found this a bit different, I was expecting to coat them in mustard for a "layer of flavor", but hey, I hope they know more then I do. Canola oil is also not a odd ingredient for me, I cook with it enough I have 2 bottles on hand.
After ribs were trimmed and coated in oil, I covered in rub, friend of mines recipe. Rub "pressed" in, not "rubbed". Going to allow them to sit until completely room temperature, ~1 hour or so
Edited by tsonka - 5/13/16 at 7:21am