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First Smoke!! I Did Baby Backs!!

post #1 of 14
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All right guys and gals, I finally got the smoker fired up for the first time. Got some fine baby backs from Charlie's Meat Market here in Memphis, which was a first time visit. They already had the membrane pulled off for me, which was a nice suprise. They also had some tasty lookin steaks, I will frequent this place. Good prices, too. Located some apple chunks and some lump and fired up my ECB POS with some mods that you all suggested. I cut the slabs into halves, Mustard slathered and dry rubbed then they sat around for an hour. I did the 2-2-1 method. I haven't purchased the digi thermo yet, but definately will before my next smoke. I have an oven thermo and a meat thermo that I used, which worked, but I know the digi would make it easier. These weren't just 'fallin off the bone,' but they were definately very tender. Lets take a look...

The wife had the camera and wasn't home when I started, but here we are mid smoke, I thought you all might like seeing that smoke seep out of my POS...

Another shot at it...

Finished product, resting for about 20...

In mid-devour...

This was a test run, I will do more next time for some company.

Thanks for all the help!
post #2 of 14
nice lookin bb's, great q-view!!!
post #3 of 14
post #4 of 14
Like the Thin Blue! Looks like your first smoke was a success! Way to go!
post #5 of 14
Wow, that looks good
post #6 of 14
Nice job Nick!!! They look awesome. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #7 of 14
Looks good Nick. Glad you got to eat them.

I think that you might see the ribs more tender once they start to shrink down on the bone a little more. I had some a couple weeks ago that had to be served because they were going to chew my legs off if I didn't and they weren't as tender as I would have liked. Looked the same as yours though I didn't 221 but I cooked them five hours. I think that I need to raise my temp a little or try wrapping next time. LAL (live and learn)
post #8 of 14
I would say you have a success on your hands.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #9 of 14
Those are some good looking ribs! BBs are one of my favorites.
post #10 of 14
tasty looking BB ribs, congrats on a great smoke.
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
Yea, I can agree with that, I will raise the temp next time as well. I got a late start, too, and had to pull em. I learned a few things and will give it another shot. But, first time around, not so bad.
post #12 of 14
As long as when your done cleaning up. You look back and start to think about the next smoke...its good.

Nice looking ribs. By your tone when speaking of your ECB, something tells me you'll be upgrading real soon.
Go ahead and clean it up then leave it behind your wifes car. You'll have a new smoker real soon.
post #13 of 14
Good looking ribs Nick!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #14 of 14
The heck with that, if you want it done right, leave it behind your car/truck. You don't want it half run over and ordering parts and stuff, right?

Better yet, hire someone to run over it as you don't want to scratch your vehicle. wink.gif
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