Memorial Day Weekend - Saturday Kickoff

Discussion in 'Pork' started by piaconis, May 25, 2013.

  1. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    So, I took a trip with the wife to our local butcher, and armed myself for the weekend. Ribs are on today. Stay tuned for pics! And...away we go!!!
     
  2. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Two pretty substantial slabs


    Cut them to be a little more uniform. Rubbed the slabs with Jeff's rub, the scraps with some KC BBQ rub, then threw it all on. Going to eat the scraps as little snacks along the way.


    Another view...


    More to come.
     
  3. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Well, it was quite a fight to maintain temps.  Wasn't the smoker so much as me committing the cardinal sin of resealing my smoker, and not doing a test burn to see how it behaved with the new seal.  Anyway, we've reached the foiling point...


    And I added a little foiling juice, made from rib seasoning, apple cider vinegar, and chicken broth.


    Still going...
     
  4. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Looking good!
     
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Love me some ribs!

    Kat
     
  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice, and the color is great.

    Keep doing it that way...
     
  7. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    And here are the rest:

    Wife decided to throw on some mac and cheese to smoke with me, using a four cheese recipe we found last year


    Another view of the mac


    Foil stage is done...time to glaze and let sit in the smoke again


    Trust me...I'm a doctor


    Other slab


    Looking good, ready for another hour


    Took the juice from the foil, added ketchup and honey, and reducing for a sauce


    Mac is done...beautiful color and still tender


    Finished product


    There's the cheesy goodness


    Cutaway


    Dog loves his smoker, lol


    Yep, it got hit hard


    Another slice.  Would have been perfect, except I had to take a bite, lol


    Well, there it is!  Flank steak tomorrow.
     
  8. YUM!! Looks great!! :drool
    I would love that Mac and cheese recipe to fix!
    Hopefully I can get my smoker going next week and do q view of my first smoke:yahoo:
    Really bad sinus infection right now.
     
  9. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Mcgallimore,

    Sorry to hear you're under the weather. Get well soon.

    I'll dig up the recipe (or link to it) and add in my wife's mods. It's good stuff. There's a good amount of Gouda in it, and it really takes the smoke well.
     
  10. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice, piaconis!  The ribs and the mac n cheese looked delicious!

    Red
     
  11. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks Red! Just getting warmed up. Gonna have the smoke rolling all weekend.
     
  12. Looks delicious!
     

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