Well, where to start. I guess from the top, right? Well about 8 months ago I found out that now in 24 days.... I will be a father. That being said, there was a baby shower at my father-in-laws house on saturday. I was in charge of feeding and entertaining all the wayward husbands. For quite some time now I have wanted to successfully smoke something, PERIOD. I have tried a few times and aside from poultry, any other flesh was, a disaster? With a little bit of reading, $14 in parts and about 30 minutes of cutting and measuring. I think I have it dialed in. Unfortunately for all of you I suffered from one small problem while going through this whole process.
I started out on Saturday morning with 3 decent sized racks, 3 racks that wouldn't fit. So I had to hack em a little bit get them on a rack and start this "3-2-1". Things got started quite nicely,
I had my dog,
70 degree weather,
a cooler full of beer and nothing to do but eat, drink, and be merry. Well this is where I end up at my first poster problem. No pictures. In the morning my hands were to gross to get ahold of the camera, then while cooking, I was to worried about upsetting the balance of life in the small world of temperature on a 22.5" weber. Naturally right when I found out that the ribs were a little over cooked. I began panicking that "Even though these ribs have been on the grill for 5 hours, the 30 seconds its going to take a picture will completely ruin the ribs". Looking back on that, I realize that is completely silly. SO the verdict....
They were very very tasty, used a good rub and made a sauce on the side, absolutely delicious and tender. However they just completely fell off the bone when I tried to cut them into nice little ribs. What did I learn??? Im not entirely sure, maybe I need a bigger smoker? maybe my thermometer was messed up? Maybe I need to change it to 2-1-1 when they are chopped and stacked on the weber? maybe I could juggle them as the smoke goes? I do know for sure it was awesome, tasty, and I have alot to learn. I have a feeling its going to be a tasty summer.