Got carried away. Ribs, chicken, beef, queso

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SmokingUPnorth

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So we have had rainy/cloudy weather for a bout a week and a half same thing yesterday but I had the itch bad. Since I got my CC Flat top I haven’t usedh WSM. I went through the freezer and pulled out a rack of St. Louis ribs and a random piece of beef roast I used for kabobs. I also went to meijer and grabbed a chicken (at this point my mind was all over the place. I just wanted to smoke anything haha. Got my WSM going with embers charcoal and some apple chunks under the charcoal. Sprinkled some pectin chips on top (no real reason for this) the. I seasoned the ribs up with some brown sugar, paprika, garlic and onion powder and threw them on. Saved some of the seasoning for the chicken, rubbed a little on it and threw that on a few hours into the ribs cooking.
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Those were cooking and the random piece of beef I found was thawed out so I rubbed that with some Hardcore Carnivore black and threw it on to join the others
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Started getting crowded
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After that I started going through the fridge and saw I had half a pack of Velveeta white queso cheese. I’ve never smoked queso before so I gave it a shot. Cut it up into squares, added some cubes cheddar cheese, diced up about 1/4 of an onion, 1 jalapeño, half a can of Rotel, and added some ground beef and tossed it on with the rest. (At this point I almost had to use the bottom rack of my 22” WSM. I Didnt but it was crowded.
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At this point the chicken and ribs were getting some nice color. And queso starting to melt.
The beef didn’t take too long to cook, I think it was about 2 hours and I pulled it a little late at about 143*. It turned out decent but I wasn’t expecting much.
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Next to come off was the queso that turned out really good. We all like it. Next time I would use more jalapeños and probably the”Hot” rotel.
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After I mixed it up
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The ribs came off next and we ate that for dinner (I didn’t get any pics of that but they were good too all my picky kids ate them which is ways good when that happens.

The chicken 9lbs I think, threw me for a loop. I was planning on around 3 hours but it ended up taking about 5. Smoker was at 275* once I threw the chicken on, once I pulled the ribs I added some charcoal and brought it up to about 325* and skin turned out great. Here are the finished pics of the bird.
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All in all it was a good day, a little rain on and off but the kids were able to go outside for a little bit. And I even had time to take my daughter to shoot for the first time. (She wasn’t a fan, sh just turned 12). Thanks for looking!
 
That's what I say, to heck with the weather......
Do what you want , and yes you wanted to cook some great foods,
Well you succeeded
Everything looks fantastic...chicken wins the ribbon

David
 
Everything looks just awesome!
You really put that WSM to use.
I don’t have a reason to smoke that much food, with just Judy & I, unless we have the neighbors over, so I haven’t used my WSM or Lang in a while. I usually just use my Smoke Vault, cause it’s quick & easy & doesn’t use much fuel. I gotta have a block party & fill the Lang up.
Al
 
That's what I say, to heck with the weather......
Do what you want , and yes you wanted to cook some great foods,
Well you succeeded
Everything looks fantastic...chicken wins the ribbon


David

thanks a lot DRK. Got a little wet but overall not bad at all.


Everything looks just awesome!
You really put that WSM to use.
I don’t have a reason to smoke that much food, with just Judy & I, unless we have the neighbors over, so I haven’t used my WSM or Lang in a while. I usually just use my Smoke Vault, cause it’s quick & easy & doesn’t use much fuel. I gotta have a block party & fill the Lang up.
Al
Thanks Al. I’m with you. I usually don’t cook this much either. But the chicken I wanted to do to eat during the week. Both my daughters have softball Monday through Friday and figured it would be an easy meal reheated. I’m actually up in the air about selling the wsm and just grabbing a 26” kettle
 
I don’t think I’d ever have thought to do queso like that. Great idea and looks delicious.
 
Heck ya! Good looking meal. I totally agree with you as we have been getting hammered in SW Michigan as well. Finally a little break today so the smoke is rolling here. Nice work!
 
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