My rub, with what will soon be sauce peeking out from behind.
Got about half a chimney fired up and dumped it over about half a bag of unlit coals. Didn't have any splits so I threw a couple big chunks of mesquite in the chimney and dumped once they start to burn.
Ran a little hot at first but then settled in at about 260.
After about an hour
My daughter had a friend over so I made some more burgers for lunch. If I left the fire box lid open too long messing with the patties, the smoke box would start to lose a little heat but would recover as soon as I closed the lid. Burgers, again, turned out great.
Here they are at about 3 1/2 hrs, about to go into some foil for an hour. About a 3/8" pull back and starting to get a nice bend.
And a little sear to finish them. Bones up for 1-2 min then flip, sauce, and pull.
Plated with some Mac and Cheese. In a word, fantastic!! The Open Range was awesome. Being able to just flip open the fire box to sear the ribs was pure luxury. I'll have to figure out the right size fire to start with to keep in from running hot, but that's just part of the fun. Stay tuned, we got chicken, brisket, shoulder and beef ribs coming up soon!!!