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Easter Smoke

post #1 of 9
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After boiling crawfish for Good Friday at my Father-in-laws house, I headed to the mother-in-laws for a somewhat crazy or brave (being a newbie) smoke.

My mother-in-law invited 30 of her family member and after a few beers I agreed to smoke for them. So this was my plan, 1 - 7.5 lb butt, 5 racks of spare ribs, 5 lbs of sausage and 5 lbs of hamburgers. They were going to take care of all the other fixins.

After a good rub down,

I started smoking the butt around 7:00 pm Saturday night using a combo of hickory and apple and drank beer and applied smoke

until around 1:00 am then went to bed. I checked the IT at 3:30 and it was @ 160. Going great so far PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif. Back to bed 5:15 would come quick. The ribs go in @ 5:45 and the butt gets foiled IT @ 162. Now smoke the ribs with just apple for 3 hours and then foil them.
After 2 hours I pulled the foil from the ribs and the butt IT is now @ 190. I was getting concerned if they would all be ready at the same time.

After removing the foil I applied my spicy BBQ sauce and back into the smoker for the final hour.

I get caught up in the kitchen trying to help and I missed my 11:45 by 15 minutes, the butt IT is at 202, so I pull out the ribs and foil them and them pull out the butt and put it and the ribs in the ice chest to sit until we ready to eat @ 1:00.

OK so I pull the butt around 1:00 and it completely fell apart but was not mussy. The ribs had a great smoke flavor were tender but not fall of the bone. I guess it was good because by the end of lunch we had about a slab of ribs and about a 1/2 butt left. I used a modified version of Jeff's rub and BBQ sauce and had 2 other I made. I ended up severing a sweet, sweet and spicy and a spicy bbq sauce.

I really need to thank all of you for all the help because without you I could not have pulled it off.

Now my mother-in-law is already planning a 4th of July party for around 50 people.
post #2 of 9
Great job! Looks like all turn out excellent. Can't wait to see the 4th of July posting too.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #3 of 9


Way to go CG,
Allways good to make points w/ MIL.
Only thing is as you are finding out is they want more.
post #4 of 9
got to keep the mother in law happy lol good job
post #5 of 9
I'm really glad all were happy with all your fixin's and it started out looking good too. Now You do have to keep the MIL happy but it sounds like you kept everyone happy who attended your smokin lunch.points.gifNow we just have to get you to work on some more Qview to go along with the story.
post #6 of 9
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I planned on some more qview but it got real hecticicon_neutral.gif, will do a better job next time.
post #7 of 9
Well, since you explained it, I guess I can let it pass. I had my drool bib on & all I saw was a smoking smoker!! PDT_Armataz_01_23.gif Good luck on your next smoke.
post #8 of 9
Nice looking qview, just hope you dont wait till 4th of july to smoke again.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
No fears Meat I was planning another this weekend until both the wife and my daughter ended up sick, so next weekend it is. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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