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First smoke on my new Weber!

Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by jonny5, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. jonny5

    jonny5 Newbie

    ... 1 hour in and the ribs are looking decent so far. The Weber is proving excellent, it's easy to maintain temperature, I'm just using one of the charcoal baskets loaded with lumpwood and a couple of hickory chunks plus a water pan and maintaining around 235F fairly consistently. The advice from you chaps regarding a wireless thermometer has proved invaluable!

    5 more hours to go (I'm trying the 3-2-1 method with these ribs), looking forward to tasting the end product. 1545490575726478.jpg 1545490576100452.jpg
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  2. texomakid

    texomakid Meat Mopper

    Looking good Jonny. be sure and post your results. 3-2-1 method is one of the best. I use it often.

    5GRILLZNTN Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the site. Make sure to post pics of the finished product. I can't remember when my Weber grates looked that new. Do some research on The Vortex for your kettle. Money well spent.
  4. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like a good start Jonny.

  5. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice! Weber Kettles are one of the Holy Grail's of Bar-B-Que. Good choice.
    Just remember, if you're lookin, you're not cookin. Keep that dome on for best results.
    Looks great so far. You are going to love those ribs.
    When I did the 3,2,1, Ribs; The waiting drove me and my dog nuts. He could not understand what was taking so long.
    But he loved his rib! As did I! Mine are Fall off the bone delicious!


  6. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sonny, just a heads up pork and rib bones splinter easily. May not be the best thing for the pooch to naw on.

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  7. lemans

    lemans Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So 3-2-1 may give you fall off the bone results.. try 3-1-1 for a firmer rib. But anyway they come out will tast great.. first weber.. like tattoos once you start!!!! I have 15.. just saying.. enjoy
  8. jonny5

    jonny5 Newbie

    Thanks for the kind words! We're getting there... Just sauced them, so only 30 mins to go. Getting hungry!

    Photo was taken just after unwrapping and returning to the cooker, they've had 30 mins before saucing. The flash on my phone seems to wash out the colours, must mess with the settings!

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  9. jonny5

    jonny5 Newbie

    Not a bad final product. Very, very tasty! Only criticism I have is the meat doesn't quite come cleanly away from the bone. Is this indicative of needing slightly higher temperatures?

    Served with homemade BBQ beans and coleslaw. Definitely beats a takeaway.

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  10. texomakid

    texomakid Meat Mopper

    Very nice, they look good. Did you use any type of rub and if so what kind?
  11. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like you did good . I like them like that . Nice job .
  12. jonny5

    jonny5 Newbie

    Thanks! I made my own rub, ingredients below...

    5 tbsp (63g) white sugar
    5 tbsp (63g) brown/muscovado sugar
    5 tsp (16g) smoked paprika
    5 tsp (33g) salt
    2 tsp (5g) chilli powder
    2 tsp (5g) ground cumin
    3 tsp (7g) ground black pepper
    3 tsp (9g) garlic powder
    3 tsp (10g) onion granules
    3 tsp (5g) ground ginger
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  13. homeruk

    homeruk Smoke Blower

    looking real good!
    where did you get the ribs from?