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Inaugural Smoke W/Q-View

lancep

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So I'm finally getting to smoke something on this new smoker. Picked up a couple racks of spares yesterday and trimmed them up this morning.


My rub, with what will soon be sauce peeking out from behind.




Got about half a chimney fired up and dumped it over about half a bag of unlit coals. Didn't have any splits so I threw a couple big chunks of mesquite in the chimney and dumped once they start to burn.

Ran a little hot at first but then settled in at about 260.


After about an hour


My daughter had a friend over so I made some more burgers for lunch. If I left the fire box lid open too long messing with the patties, the smoke box would start to lose a little heat but would recover as soon as I closed the lid. Burgers, again, turned out great.



Here they are at about 3 1/2 hrs, about to go into some foil for an hour. About a 3/8" pull back and starting to get a nice bend.


And a little sear to finish them. Bones up for 1-2 min then flip, sauce, and pull.





Plated with some Mac and Cheese. In a word, fantastic!! The Open Range was awesome. Being able to just flip open the fire box to sear the ribs was pure luxury. I'll have to figure out the right size fire to start with to keep in from running hot, but that's just part of the fun. Stay tuned, we got chicken, brisket, shoulder and beef ribs coming up soon!!!
Lance
 
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Wow. Ribs look great. That seems like a great cooker.
 

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Nice job Lance!

The ribs look perfect!

That's a fine looking smoker too!

Point!

Al
 

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Nice looking ribs Lance. By the sound of things you're going to be real happy with your new smoker. That's great.

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Those ribs look great Lance, that Open Range is one mean barbecue machine.  You're makin me jealous; but if I try to park another smoker in the backyard, I think I'll be sleepin with the hounds.
 

lancep

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Nice looking ribs Lance. By the sound of things you're going to be real happy with your new smoker. That's great.

Gary
Thanks Gary. Now that I got to throw some smoke through I can tell I'm going to really enjoy having it around.
Lance


Those ribs look great Lance, that Open Range is one mean barbecue machine.  You're makin me jealous; but if I try to park another smoker in the backyard, I think I'll be sleepin with the hounds.
Thanks Jasper! It is pretty mean for sure. And I hear ya, that's why I went this route. I really wanted something that cover all the bases well. One pit to rule them all so to speak.
Lance
 

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Great looking ribs, Lance. Love the color and finish. Way to go with that new smoker.
 

lancep

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Very nice! Love seeing that pullback!
Thank you!

Great looking ribs, Lance. Love the color and finish. Way to go with that new smoker.
Thanks Joe! I took a while page from you and started mixing my sauce with maple syrup. Gives it a nice glaxe. Pretty excited about the smoker, can't wait to try throwing some logs through it.
 

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Not sure how I missed this post.

Nice looking grub and that one cool smoker..
 
Those ribs look great Lance, that Open Range is one mean barbecue machine.  You're makin me jealous; but if I try to park another smoker in the backyard, I think I'll be sleepin with the hounds.
Do they like good Q? Might be worth it..
 

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Great looking smoke. Nice to get the unit working!

Disco
 
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