Just have a beer and go with the flow, I did a slab-o-ribs yesterday and couldn't asked for a better bbq day. But today nicer day than yesterday but different wind and running 15 degrees cooler on the old smoker, no prob just a few cool ones and smoke is always a good day. Smoke on Brotha
Well I fired my h2o up yesterday to try my hands at some ribs. It has been awhile since I have cooked ribs and I needed to get some times down for a comp in may. I slathered with mustard and a heavy coating of rub. 4hrs later you could pull every bone out by hand and they cut beautifully.
The process has been around longer than any of us to date. He probably never has done any smoking and thinks that grilling some hamburgers is considered bbq. There is to much food out there that can be smoked and we are coming up with new ones every day. I'll get of my soap box now!!!
Do you know what type of fire wood it is. As long as it is not pine, or red oak or anything like that it is prob ok. You can use mesquite,fruit woods, or pecan, those will do just fine. I would use charcoal and wood both to get a real consistent burn for your fire. Small clean burning fires...
Sounds great my bbq brotha. Do what works best for you and keep tinkering until you think it is perfect and people like it. One note to consistent cooking is a log or a journal of some sorts, I know we all get busy with everything(including the consumption of adult beverages) while seasoning...
Newbie Question on barrel smokers, did you have to add more fuel for the fire ore was one basket enough. IF you do have to add how the heck do you do it. How is the heat and smoke pulled through the barrel. Sorry if these seem childish. :)
You can do some easy fatties for you can have some snacks while things are cooking. Do you a brisket, it is not as hard as you think it is. Maybe some ABT's if you like jalapeÃ±os. If you have any questions on any of it drop a pm to me, I would be more than happy to help you out. Good luck
Ribs and chickens both will be a whole new adventure. I find mine in the regular jelly section. If I could fine where I put my jalapeÃ±o jelly I would add a little of that with the pineapple to make an incredible mix. Let me tell you the ribs look fantastic with the sheen of a light jelly mix.