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Class is in session 3...

post #1 of 13
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Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and I knew we would not want turkey for both lunch and dinner so I had already planned on ribs since they were such a hit last time. As I was getting ready to head to the store, Joe, our newest resident, who has slowly been coming out of his shell, came up to me this morning and told me that he had wanted to get in on the Cornish game hens with Jake but was still not ready to be social at that time. He also asked if I would show him how to smoke. "Well, le me think about it...of course I will!"

My mistake was not buying the ribs last week. We got to the Winco and these two packs were the last two packages in the store. Period! God provides, we only need two! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

So, as usual, Joe will do the work whilest I supervise/teach. Hickory chips need to soak.

Smoker needs to preheat. Since we want the smoke ring we'll use the Brinkmann today.

Mustard helps the rub stick to the ribs.

The rub gets applied.

Ribs are in and thin blue smoke is rising. Time to wait since we're doing the 3-2-1 method.

More in a couple of hours...
post #2 of 13
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One hour into it and a quick spritz with AJ and add some more chips.

TBS is a wonderful thing! I mean, is it just me or do the smell of smoking wood and the sound of bagpipes stir the heart into a euphoric state unparalleled by any other worldly pleasure?!?

One hour down and two to go to foil...I love the temp control of a gasser!
post #3 of 13
It sounds like you are well on your way to some fine ribs there. The kids like to smoke their food don't they and I was wondering if Jake got in on the smoke or is he not yet ready for that part. You are doing a good thing.
post #4 of 13
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Jake decided to step back and watch on this one but will solo completely (only coming to me if he really has to) next week after he decides what he wants to smoke. I suggested the tri-tip we have since it's an easy item to do and tastes oh, so good!
post #5 of 13
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Three hours in and time to foil...

Looking good!

Like wrapping Christmas presents! icon_wink.gif

All ready and time to lid and wait another two hours!

So far Joe is just tickled with himself and I'm liking what I see! Next installment will probably be when it's time to eat!

Joe & Mac
post #6 of 13
Man that loooks soooo good, i may have a rack or two of ribs i may just give that a try..
post #7 of 13
You're an awesome guy there Mr Mac. Tell Joe I said "GREAT JOB"!

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post #8 of 13
Professor Q Teaches BBQ...PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

You are going to need to have a graduation ceremony once you have them trained...icon_smile.gif
post #9 of 13
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Here are the post-foil or, the 2 part of 3-2-1. Getting good pullback and no dryness noted. Joe is stoked to be sure!

Secret weapon...reduce the braising liquid and add some more brown sugar and whatever additional spices you like. For us it was simply salt, pepper and some more chili powder and red pepper flakes to add a wee kick!

Finished glaze suitable for dipping, slathering or, as Jake said, sippin'! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

Less than 30 minutes before we remove and tent!
post #10 of 13
Great way to get the kids involved points my freind !!!!!points.gif
post #11 of 13
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Here we go! It is now just a wee bit over 6 hours and the ribs have had a rest from their trying day! Not much more for me to say other than, I love teaching these guys how to smoke! As for the rest, I'll let the pictures do the talking!

6 hours of smoke time in the Brinkmann All-In-One

Good amount of ribs!

Slicing and seeing a nice little smoke ring!

My plate.

My student, Joe.

The aftermath (we are holding some for one more diner who's late!) Pretty much says it all!

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!

post #12 of 13
They look great. Did you teach him how to remove the membrane? You didn't mention that.
post #13 of 13
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Actually, I did. I guess I didn't mention it here because it's pretty much a required step/cardinal rule for us old timers! icon_redface.gif
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