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Smokin' for the in-laws

post #1 of 11
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Me and the hubby decided we would handle grub for the 4th for the in-laws (his parents and family), so the smoker was a natural (and the only!) solutuon for us.

They're coming over on the 5th (only day everyone is off), this gave me a day to cook ahead of time. I prepped two small boneless butts, 2 racks of ribs and a 1.5 chuck roast a day or two before. This morning, was up at 7 to get the meat out of the fridge for a warm-up, the smoker was fired up at 8:10, and meats on at 8:30. Was a pretty smooth smoke - ribs were done 3-1-1 and done at 2 pm, chuck was put in to rest at 2:25, at this time, one butt was 188 and the other 159, with the GOSM clicking along at 260. The last butt hit 197 at 3:40... and here's a few highlights:

Ribs (one with bottom membrane removed, the other not)

One of the butts, half slab of ribs

Smoker loaded, ready to go

Ribs ready for sauce

Ribs cut and with homemade sauce

Pork butt after 3.5 hour rest

Pulled pork

Chuck roast sliced

Tomorrow, before they arrive for lunch, I'll get a batch of Wicked beans in, as well as three fatties - two naked, and one stuffed with some undecided goodies.
post #2 of 11
Jocassa - really nice smoke ring on all the finished products. Your in-laws will love the food and I'm sure will be taking leftovers home (if there are leftovers!). biggrin.gif

Everything looks great!
post #3 of 11
Looks like a great feast!!!
post #4 of 11
They will be very impressed icon_smile.gif. Everything looks fantastic.
post #5 of 11
Great looking feast!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #6 of 11
Mighty fine lookin vittles, yes siree mighty fine indeed. Job well donePDT_Armataz_01_37.gif if you have any leftovers you could send me some.
post #7 of 11
great smoke!!!!! that a pretty full smoker you had there. looks like quite the feast. great job!!!!!!
post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks y'all!! I'll be working on part two of this here in a little while... Dutch's beans (my first time with those), two plain fatties, and one stuffed with onion, cheese, pepperoni, and two cheeses.

This is the first time the in-laws have been over for any kind of meal, so keep your fingers crossed that they're half as impressed as y'all have been!

Thanks again for the support and the pep talk... at least my FIL is a big BBQ/grillin' kind of guy...

The hubby is talking like we may be adding another smoker in the future... icon_exclaim.gif
post #9 of 11
Real nice Jocosa!! You are gonna love the wicked beans! Looking forward to an update on phase 2 of your smoke
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 
Here's the report - in-laws loved ev-er-y-thing... :::whew!::: Sent leftovers home with BIL, SIL, and FIL... when they found out homemade BBQ sauce was available in jars.... there was almost a scuffle. biggrin.gif

Dutch's beans were a total hit... SIL said something to her mom about "you need to make beans like this..." and the MIL said "we'll just let Tonya (that's me) make them and bring them to gatherings..."

FIL is a rib fanatic... and was begging for people to leave them alone so he could have some to take home... lots of smiles and second helpings. Gotta say that really made me feel good!

Everything we smoked was almost gone... all we have left is maybe a quart bag of pulled pork left, about the same amount of beans... no ribs! The smoked chuck is reserved for us for a couple of sammiches and the rest will be frozen for future chili...

The fatties are reserved for breakfast tomorrow morning and the next few mornings - they'll be gone soon too!

As always, I appreciate all the pointers and lessons learned on the SMF!

Couple of pics to come soon... wait... dunno if I took pics... we'll see! confused.gif
post #11 of 11
What a great smoke. It's a great feeling when everyone wants to almost fight for the left overs...LOL.
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