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Aspiring Pitmaster from Huntsville, AL

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by beef_chief, May 25, 2018.

  1. beef_chief

    beef_chief Fire Starter

    My name is Andrew Phillips, I'm 20 years old and a senior at Auburn University studying industrial and systems engineering. I'm home for the summer now with an internship and taking on a few commissions with my woodworking business (Phillips-Head Woodworks... find me on Instagram/Etsy). I have some experience cooking low and slow with reverse-searing steaks, but I'll be doing my first big smoke tomorrow with 2 racks of pork spareribs on my Weber Performer kettle. Plan on sticking to the 3-2-1 method at 225 degrees using hickory wood and spritzing with apple cider vinegar in the first 3 hours, then foiled with more acv and some bbq sauce in the next 2 hours, then more bbq sauce in the last hour unfoiled, and finally resting wrapped in foil for another hour. If anyone sees any problems with that plan or just wants to offer some tips I'd appreciate your input!
  2. dcecil

    dcecil Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the site Andrew. Look forward to see how it turns out. Sounds like a good start. Congrats on being a senior at 20 yrs old. You sound like you have your priorities in order. Good luck buddy
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  3. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF Andrew!
    The 3-2 1 method is pretty foolproof!
    So good luck with the ribs and have a great weekend!
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  4. Geebs

    Geebs Smoking Fanatic

    Sounds like you have it down. Good luck!
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