› Forums › Smoking Meat (and other things) › Pork › My first Qview
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

My first Qview

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
I decided I wanted to try some ribs on my BSKD for the first time. In the past I have had problems with temps. The rack that is supposed to hold the coals is to flimsy to be practical and to narrow to use for a cooking rack so it's basically worthless to me, but the ash pan proved usefull.

Then I took an old fireplace grate and put it in the firebox. I loaded it with charcoal and as soon as it was going good I started adding wood. This works great because you get plenty of air flow around the coals and it keeps the paint from burning off.

This brought my average temp up by 30 degrees. As soon as I had the temp set and the TBS rolling I put on the ribs. I took a peek after 1 hour and all seemed fine.

I only used 10lb of charcoal and one chunk of hickory about 8" across and 12" long. Seems like a lot for two racks of ribs but I could have cooked a lot more food, just wanted a test run first. I still plan on adding a baffle to direct the heat under the water pan and a propane burner.

I usually get a better bark and pullback from the bones if I use my old horizontal smoker (still has 68 years on the warranty), but for the first attempt at babybacks on a vertical set up I can't complain and neither did the neighbors.
post #2 of 17
i love the way them ribs look!!!!! great job
post #3 of 17
Sweet lookin grub!!!! Way to Go.
post #4 of 17
Those are some beautiful ribs! I just finished eating and you went and made me hungry again!PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
post #5 of 17
Looks great PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 17
Great lookin' Ribs, good job.
post #7 of 17
Those ribs look awesome. WTG.
post #8 of 17
Fine lookin vittles, mighty fine indeed! Keep workin on tunin that rig, yall getter ta where ya wan't soon! What yer doin is a workin!
post #9 of 17
Great job yarddog on your ribs,I love ribs and yours look tasty.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #10 of 17
I can only hope the ones i hav on the pit turn out like those lil devils!! good job.
post #11 of 17
My next project will be ribs but I will smoke them on my stick smoker (horizontal) just have to do some mods, the ribs look great. Coleslaw and tater salad and a great mealPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks all for the comments. Sure means a lot when the Pros give ya kudos. Those things were falling apart trying to get them out and on to a platter. I normally dont cook them that long, I like them to be a little firm, so I'm glad I got the Q-View before I took them out. Finished off the last of them tonight and tore into them cold from the fridge. Combined with tater salad and an ice cold beer I have to say that I impressed myself with the quality. Now if I can only find time to finish the mods...
post #13 of 17
Looks great Yard Dog!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #14 of 17
those look smokin hot!!! nice work buddyPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #15 of 17
It only gets better Yard Dog! From the looks of those ribs, you don't have far to go at all!
post #16 of 17
ribs look great dog.U impressed yourself thats a good thing-I impressed also-keep it up.
post #17 of 17

looked good to me

They sure looked good to me!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Pork › Forums › Smoking Meat (and other things) › Pork › My first Qview