• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

My first smoke! tell me what ya think!

scandall

Newbie
12
12
Joined Mar 15, 2011
Hey all, this is my first smoke and my Charbroil American Gourmet 'el cheapo!  It came out crunchy on the ends(which I like) and very tender on the inside! (kinda like a polar bear eating an igloo! Ha) anybody read Far Side? Anyways, my guinea pigs said that it was better than any ribs cooked umong our camping and grillin' crowd that they had had!
I had a hard time keeping grill temp up as the wind picked up and my thin wall smoker cooled down so I batched up more coals in the chimney and threw them in, temp went back up and burned all the paint off firebox vent area,lol and the vent wouldn't stay where I wanted so I had to hold it in place with a rock! 2-2-1 worked pretty good and I tried to follow it to a tee. Thanks everyone for all the tips...I'm hooked!

 

boykjo

Sausage maker
Staff member
Moderator
OTBS Member
Group Lead
7,265
672
Joined Apr 28, 2010
Nice bark on those ribs..... bet they tasted great. Next time dont forget the money shot
 

SmokinAl

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
Staff member
Moderator
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
47,958
8,414
Joined Jun 22, 2009
Nice job there scandall!
 

scandall

Newbie
12
12
Joined Mar 15, 2011
Thanx all! My sliced pics didn't focus too good but they were pinkish/red threw out the thickest parts and darker tone on the ends. I used Apple wood during the first 2.

What is the money shot, sliced cross sections?  I was told about the hole at front of smoker where heat and smoke comes in, yes that will need a MOD! That's why the end

is so charred, but that part was still crunchy and tasty.

Jeff
 

chef willie

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
3,199
364
Joined Dec 31, 2010
looks good for the first run.....you're learning the in's & out's of that smoker
 

Bearcarver

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
41,787
14,177
Joined Sep 12, 2009
Looks And Sounds Great!

A money shot would be a nice close-up of the product sliced open with the juice running out, making it look the best you could possibly make it look.

Many times it is of the whole meal plated up.

Bear
 

oldschoolbbq

Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
9,361
200
Joined Jul 16, 2008
Scandal, your ribs look good, don't worry bout the crispyness on the ends,as you said thet are good too


The wind is a problem for a lot of  us, you could use a couple of plywood sheets with hinges on them to prop up and block the wind and when it is cold, i use a moving blanket over my cooking chamber.Works well


I haven't welcomed you to the forum so
and as you smoke,remember to...
 

alelover

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
4,855
142
Joined Jul 9, 2010
Welcome. Nice lookin ribs. Nice pull back too. A nice view of the loaded up plate before eating would be nice.
 

thebarbequeen

Smoking Fanatic
877
12
Joined Aug 22, 2010
Oh whew!  Amazing job for your 1st time out! You know it only gets better from here.  Congratulations!!!!  This calls for a beer! Cheers!
 

meateater

Legendary Pitmaster
SMF Premier Member
8,984
62
Joined Oct 17, 2009
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking great!
 

hmcm

Smoke Blower
133
13
Joined Dec 14, 2010
scandall!

You'll find that you can't mess it up too bad in a smoker!  If it tastes good, you got a winner!   Don't forget to sign up for the 5 day eCourse if you haven't already!

Great job!
 

fife

Master of the Pit
1,010
12
Joined Mar 14, 2011
Good looking ribs ya got there. I am doing some tomorrow got them in the fridge all rubbed down and chilling.

 

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.