Had a great Fathers Day smoke and hope all you other Dad's did too! Had a long 3 day weekend and smoked each day, now I'm ready to go back to work and get some rest!! LOL Fridays first round tried out some ABTs and Cabbage....learned some things, second round, Saturday, 1 rack of spares and two incredible whole chicks...learned great things which provided for an awesome family feast today! And thanks to all of you have posted as I picked up stuff that allowed my learning curve to be pretty small!
Had plans to do a butt in addition to the 3 racks and beans, BUT, it was so hot yesterday...the adult beverages started flowing pretty good early, smelling smoke all afternoon and all ya know...when I woke at 2:30 a.m. to get started, well, I wasn't feeling quite up to it....had one of those adult sinus headaches (if ya know what I mean) and was pretty darn tired!!!! LMAO
Any how, on to today's successes! My BIGGEST learning event yesterday had to do with the rub application....yesterday I believe I caked on toooo much! Today, went a little lighter on the coverage, one uniformed coating, and not two or three layers...just one nice light cover. Used Jeff's rub on 2 racks and something I mixed up to try on 1 rack. Both turned out awesome.
Also tried the 3-2-1 at the last minute today at the 3 hour mark, except after reading many of your post I cut the 2 hour phase to 1 1/2 hours and it was still just a tad much. If I wrap them again I think I'm only going to drop the wrap time to 1 hour. At 1 1/2 they were falling off the bone. Ok, ok...I'll shut up (can't tell I enjoy it?) and get on with the qview!
@Pineywoods you're right! No temp probe needed for ribs! Made me think of the ole saying, look, no hands! haha Definitely Appreciate all the tips and tricks everyone shares!
3 hrs in - Sorry I didn't get a before to illustrate my comments about less rub can be better. Right before foiling for 1 1/2 hours.
Talk about fall off the bone good!!
Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans Recipe was INCREDIBLY!! WIKI for recipe! zero leftover beans! That's a first and 3 lbs to boot! These are SUPERB!!
Grilled taters and some sauce I whipped up that was pretty tasty!
The things we do to have a smoke! A nasty quick late day storm blew in...lightning hit a house a couple street over...I don't play well with lightning.....
As always, thanks to each and everyone of you who post and share your knowledge and experience, good and bad, so even us newbies and can smoke up some pretty darn good Q!