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First Smoke!

MamaMac

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So I got brave and purchased a 7.2 lb Boston butt, and two racks of baby back ribs.
I injected the butt with Mr. Macs secret sauce, rubbed our house blend all over the outside of the butt and ribs. Let rest in the fridge for 12 hours.
Set the smoker at 225° at about 9:30 this morning.
smoked until about 12ish.
Pulled them off, wrapped in foil, and turned up the heat to 325°. Left them till about 3:30ish.
Took them off and put them in my cooler, wrapped in a towel.
Let sit for an hour. That was the longest hour of my life. I was about to have a fit to look at them. But almost every post I have read on here said not to unwrap.
So I smoked homemade Mac & cheese with bacon, corn on the cob, a pan of sliced zucchini and squash coated in olive oil salt pepper and garlic, and smoked several cloves of garlic.
Here are the results...I squealed like a pig when the bone slid right out!
 

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Brokenhandle

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Wow, you were busy! It all looks wonderful! Great job on your first smoke

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sawhorseray

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Beautiful piece of work, especially for being right out the gate, Like! RAY
 

smokin peachey

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Looks phenomenal. You definitely had a successful first smoke.
 

jcam222

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Great job!! Looks like an overall feast.
 

tx smoker

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That was an ambitious cook for your first time but it looks like you nailed it Great job!!

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JLeonard

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Wowsa! You did some excellent work on your first smoke. And feeding the food porn lovers out here too!
 

SmokinAl

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Well all I gotta say is for a first smoke, your sure hit a homer!
Very nicely done!
Al
 

MamaMac

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Thank you all for the kind words! It was nerve wracking and fun at the same time. I think I have a new addiction for cooking! It was also a huge hit to not heat the kitchen with cooking all day. I can't wait to try something else in the smoker. I am thinking of smoking a meatloaf for my next project.
Thank you all again.
 

Smokin' in AZ

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WOW great job on your maiden voyage into smoking meat!

Bet you are hooked for life now.

BIG LIKE!

And congrats on the carousel ride!

John
 

Motorboat40

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looks great! I don'tvalways wrap my ribs i prefer to just let them do there thing but wrapping does make them super tender. Everyone has different preferences but what matters is you had fun smoking them and you liked the results. A just think that was your 1st smoke that means as get more experience they will turn out better and better! I'm still working on perfecting the art.
 

HalfSmoked

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Sorry late on this but what a great job on a first cook. Yup they can get you on edge but what a great finish.

Warren
 

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