I am smokin'

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by dustbunny, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. Gee whiz. I have been sucessful at my little Spirit Weber BBQ, for many years now. I got a wiff of the smoker smells, my down stairs neighbor produced. They bought a smoker and that got me thinkin'... Smokin' is better than BBQ. It's the best of both. So, I tried first to smoke in my Weber, and my baby back pork ribs came out petrified rocks. That was three weeks ago. The ribs actually clanked on the plate when I took them off the grill. I have never before cooked a meal like this, nor did I ever imagine I could.
    I have a lot to learn, I see. I didn't want to buy a big smoker. I don't have a lot of room for that. I am now experimenting with my Weber (baby) Q 140, electric grill, and trying to find a way to smoke small quatities of fall-off-the-bone ribs, in a simple way, not taking up a lot of space, and without a lot of clean up. That is my goal.
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Glad to have you with us.

    Being new at smoking, you might want to check out Jeff's 5Day Smoking Basics eCourse, you can find it here 5 Day eCourse
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well Bonnie first off welcome to SMF. You'll like it here there are alot of good people here that just love to help out in many ways. First I would suggest that you look up the 5-day E-course it free and very informative on smoking meat. The next thing to do is hang out in here and read the threads and responces and you will learn a bunch. then go smoke something and post it with picture we love the Qview.
    Welcome To The Addiction.
  4. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    Welcome to the SMF. You'll have fun here. Don't hesitate to ask about anything.
    Besides the 5 day course, try reading about the 3-2-1 method for ribs in the sidebar to the left.
  5. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site, you'll be smoking excellent meals in no time.
    One way to help out with ribs taking up a lot of space would be to get a rib rack, then you can smoke them sideways and have free space for...well for anything extra you smoke.
  6. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
  7. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard! With the help from the folks here you will be making the best ribs you have ever tasted in no time!
  8. tacman

    tacman Meat Mopper

    Hi Bonnie,

    My name is Tiarnan and I am a "Que-aholic".

    I last smoked about...8 hours ago....and am Dang Proud of it! [​IMG]
  9. tacman

    tacman Meat Mopper

    Hi Bonnie,

    My name is Tiarnan and I am a "Que-aholic".

    I last smoked about...8 hours ago....and am Dang Proud of it! [​IMG]

    Welcome to the addiction!
  10. tacman

    tacman Meat Mopper

    And apparently I stutter on occasion too... [​IMG]
  11. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard Bonnie.
  12. Welcome to SMF “Bonnie the Dustbunny". Careful that you don’t burn your tail! LOL [​IMG]
    Anyway great to have you aboard!
    Thomas [​IMG]
  13. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

  14. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! We can help with that clanking sound. [​IMG]
  15. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum, Bonnie! I started smoking spares on my gas grill about 9 years ago. It can be done, with patience and the right methods.

    I did break down and buy my first dedicated smoker over 5 years ago...now I have 3, plus a charcoal grill with mods for cold smoking.

    You'll find the info you need to turn out great smoked foods here.

    Good luck and happy smokes!



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