1st smoke of the year.... Man am I late!

Discussion in 'Michigan Members Group' started by fpmich, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. fpmich

    fpmich Smoking Fanatic

    Cold rainy spring and other things kept me from the smoker this year, but I finally got the first smoke of the year under my belt.

    One rack of ribs, and three chuck eyes.  I took the chuck to about 180* and will freeze for future dinners.  Stopping just short of "done" will let me roast them in the oven with veggies for 1 1/2 hours at 325* or so long enough for veggies to get done, and the meat will be just right.

    Here they are about 2 thirds of the way through the cook.

  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like you haven't missed a beat!
  3. Looks great fpmich! So, it appears like you've got the ultra modified version of my Char-Griller offset - I still need to add better temp gauges, but I've removed the inner pan and added a nice baffle from the fire box and some piping to bring the vent back across the top of the unity.I love it and the changes help, but I still have trouble with fire control.

    Any additional pointers/tips as far as your updates to your smoker?
  4. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job frank. How'd the ribs turn out?

    More importantly, how was your luck morel hunting this past spring. I only found six, but that's better than nothing......
  5. fpmich

    fpmich Smoking Fanatic

    Ribs turn out great.

    Morel season didn't.  LOL

    I didn't even bother going out this year, they were so sparse.

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