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After laying on my back in the horsepiddle for a week, I’m back on the smoker.

jbest123

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After waiting for a break in the weather to try it out I decided to keep it in the shop year round. I installed a range hood directly above the smoker and vented it through the wall. This way I can smoke and not have to depend on the weather.



Country ribs were my first smoke. I made the mistake of either using TQ or to much TQ it was a surprise to have a mouth full of great tasting tender ham. I have to do more reading before the next go around. This photo is after one hour @ 260 deg.



This photo is after three hours @ 260 deg. At this point I mopped on the bbq sauce and bumped up the temp. to 300 deg for 30 minutes.

 

tyotrain

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Love the set up.. food looks real tasty.. Happy you are up and smoking again
 

les3176

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Good idea for the range hood.i have a few exhaust fans set up in my garage with a vent to the outside.I think their a must have when you smoke indoors! As for the ribs, did you brine them? or just use TQ in the rub? For country ribs i don't think you really need to cure them,they have plenty of fat on them to keep them moist.Or is there some other reason for the TQ?
 

jbest123

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[quote name="les3176" url="/forum/thread/103794/after-laying-on-my-back-in-the-horsepiddle-for-a-week-i-m-back-on-the-smoker#post_598440"]
As for the ribs, did you brine them? or just use TQ in the rub? For country ribs i don't think you really need to cure them,they have plenty of fat on them to keep them moist.Or is there some other reason for the TQ?
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I just did the rub based on a wrong assumption.:frown:
 

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The ribs look great from here. Great idea with the range hood!   
 

scarbelly

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The ribs look great from here too - I love country ribs

One thing you might want to check on though is the use of the smoker in your garage. I checked with my insurance agent and my house would not be covered in the event of a fire under your setup.  There was some clause in there would void my insurance.  I have an electric SmokinTex and thought it would be easy to just keep in the garage with a vent and my insurance guy killed it right away.  
 

jbest123

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[quote name="Scarbelly" url="/forum/thread/103794/after-laying-on-my-back-in-the-horsepiddle-for-a-week-i-m-back-on-the-smoker#post_598605"]
One thing you might want to check on though is the use of the smoker in your garage. I checked with my insurance agent and my house would not be covered in the event of a fire under your setup.  There was some clause in there would void my insurance.  I have an electric SmokinTex and thought it would be easy to just keep in the garage with a vent and my insurance guy killed it right away.  
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I have State Farm and my agent said as long as I don't burn my house down on purpose I was covered.
 

scarbelly

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One thing you might want to check on though is the use of the smoker in your garage. I checked with my insurance agent and my house would not be covered in the event of a fire under your setup.  There was some clause in there would void my insurance.  I have an electric SmokinTex and thought it would be easy to just keep in the garage with a vent and my insurance guy killed it right away.  

I have State Farm and my agent said as long as I don't burn my house down on purpose I was covered.
Nice - Farmers has a whole different idea - may have to look into making a change. Man I had changing insurance
 
 

jbest123

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[quote name="Scarbelly" url="/forum/thread/103794/after-laying-on-my-back-in-the-horsepiddle-for-a-week-i-m-back-on-the-smoker#post_598605"]
The ribs look great from here too - I love country ribs



One thing you might want to check on though is the use of the smoker in your garage. I checked with my insurance agent and my house would not be covered in the event of a fire under your setup.  There was some clause in there would void my insurance.  I have an electric SmokinTex and thought it would be easy to just keep in the garage with a vent and my insurance guy killed it right away.  
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Convinced me, smoking inside not a good idea . The hood worked ok for the LP and small chip box but not the fire box. :dunno:

 

canned smoke

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jbest123, you going for that flame broiled taste? You may want to close the vents down some, I think your runnin it a little on the warm side.
 
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