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First smoke on Mini WSM - Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by texastiger, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. texastiger

    texastiger Fire Starter

    A week ago I built and seasoned my mini WSM. Today here in the D/FW area, since we were iced in anyway, I figured it would be a good day to smoke some baby back ribs. I had some rub I got from Joe's Barbecue in Alvin, TX, a while back, so I tried that. For the heat I used plain old blue-bag charcoal briquettes, and for the smoke I used chunks of hickory. It was cold and windy but the Mini WSM held 225 pretty steady for the 5-hour cook. In the past I have done the 3-2-1 method. But today, since it was so cold and windy, I decided to keep the little smoker closed throughout the cook.

    Here's the smoker, cooling down after the finishing the job...

    Here's the product after resting a half-hour...

    And here's what went to the table. They were fit to eat. Joe's rub worked out well.

  2. mrpat

    mrpat Newbie

    The ribs look perfect!
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  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Great looking ribs! The mini does a great job in cold weather. As I type it's -16 in my neck of the woods and I wouldn't hesitate firing up the mini and smoking with it. I have two of the mini's and I wouldn't trade them for any other smoker !
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2013
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  4. texastiger

    texastiger Fire Starter

    Thanks guys! I was really pleased with the mini's first smoke. Like others have observed, it was really efficient on the fuel burn. I can tell it's going to get a lot of use.
  5. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Looking good!   Mini is getting popular these days!
  6. Good looking ribs!
  7. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

  8. texastiger

    texastiger Fire Starter

    Dutch, that's BBQ engineering at its finest! I'll give that a try. Thanks!!
  9. texastiger

    texastiger Fire Starter

    Thanks again for the compliments guys! I'm new to the forum and appreciate the encouragement!