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First Smoke in Masterbuilt XL w/Qview

Discussion in 'Beef' started by bourbonman, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. So I'm trying out the Masterbuilt XL propane smoker today. I decided to christen it with something I haven't done before-beef ribs. I am also doing a rack of spares and some center cut pork chops.


    I trimmed out the spare and the beef ribs- put the chops in a quick marinade of 'fast bbq sauce' and soy sauce. Rubbed the ribs down with basic rub.



    I am also trying Dutch's beans for the first time


    I will post more pictures when everything goes on the smoke later. The recipe for the fast bbq sauce can be found in "BBQ and All the Fixin's" by Simon Oren. I bought this book when I started smoking on a brinkman 13 years ago and it is fantastic.
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  2. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Looking good so far!! I havent tried beef ribs yet either, cant wait to see more.
  3. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Looks great so far!  Happy smokin' on your maiden voyage with the Masterbuilt XL.  Looking forward to the finished Q.  
  4. Smoke is on at 11:30 or so.


    Had to foil packet my mesquite chunks to try to keep them from flaming. TBS is going to be a fight on this one.



    Update when the ribs go to foil. Thanks for looking.
  5. Out of the smoke and into the foil. I put sliced apple rings and a little apple juice underneath the spare ribs.



    I put sliced onions and red wine w/ garlic underneath the beef ribs



    Pork chops are done and will go back on the smoker with some sauce the last 1/2 hour of the ribs.


    More pics after the smoke is done.
  6. Took everything off about 5:30- probably should have taken the chops off earlier but they were ok. Didn't have time to get pictures plated because we had freinds coming over.


  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Looks like you got some serious pullback on those ribs. Bet they were mighty tasty
  8. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very Well Done!!!

    How'd the temp control work in the smoker?

  9. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Looks real good from south Louisiana.

     Can't quite smell it though.
  10. Scarbelly- I was a little shocked at how much those ribs shrunk. Don't know if I would do these again even though they were tasty.

    T Johnson- If you are referring to the thermo reading, it was pretty accurate. As far as keeping a consistent temp it did well, but the recovery time after you open the door is poor. I am not a 'peeker', but the water pan is so small you have to replenish every 1-1.5 hours. I see mods in this smokers future.
  11. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good. Its always a small challenge to figure out how your smoker is going to run for the first couple of times. Smoke a few more times and you will have that new smoker tuned in perfectly.
  12. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Awesome looking food! I don't care for the beef ribs that much, sometimes they are tastey sometimes not. Any time I have done them I get all kindsa shrinkage! I'm a pork girl. The pork chops sure do look mighty tasty! Love your Q-view! Thanks for sharing!
  13. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That looks great.  Beef ribs do that. I have tried twice and after the smoke get very little meat
  14. Agree with the shrinkage- It's kinda like buying penuts in the shell at the ball game- they taste great but it's too much work for what you get!
  15. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    It all looks great...
  16. All looks real good friends made out on this one, i have a masterbuilt 30in. gas vertical it also maintains temps well door thermo matched up to oven thermo inside as for water pan not bad 2hrs.+ so far pleased. 
  17. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Wow it all looks great, I would love to find some descent dinos in my area. That deserves some [​IMG]