I seasoned the smoker on my last days off with a simple coal pan mod while I watched temps and got a handle on the low volume consumption of briqs...no comparison to the SNP...1/4 to 1/3 the fuel usage.
Anyway, here's the first offering to the smoke gods.
The start of a long night:
Rinsed off and drip drying on the grate I will use to smoke with and to transfer the butt to a pan for tenting:
Rubbed with none other than my Red Bell Pepper Rub...we love this stuff...I kept the mess all in the sink for easier cleanup:
Into the lower level of the gourmet on the accessory rack, which elevates the butt approx. 2" above the stock grate:
That 8# butt looks kinda tiny way down there...
Charcoal pan mod...holds about 5# level to the top, with an ash fall-out space of about 4":
Smoke provided by Mesquite...I tucked a small chunk into a pocket I dug into the side of the coal-bed to get a smolder going:
Rib Steaks on the top level, plus another accessory rack, for dinner tonight...yummo!:
Didn't get finished pics of the steaks, but then, that's not tonight's focus.
I won't have much more to show for a while, as I'm not peekin' at the smoke...just keepin' the fire and wet smoke goin' on for now.
Over 7 hours into the smoke right now...maybe it's time for a thermo probe in my butt to see if it has a fever yet?
Yea, why not...catch a quick pic or 3, and I'll be back in a flash! LOL!!!