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Ribs & chicken on the wsm

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hillbillyrkstr, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Hello SMF members!

    I hope y’all had a great 4th of July! We had a blast with our families & friends up north in Michigan at a lake cabin near manistee.

    I wound down our vacation Sunday at Wonder Dog Ranch with some
    Dog training, and some more Q on the newest smoker in my collection the wsm. I think I’m starting to get the hang of this thing!

    Once again I was busy so not enough pics. But with the exception of one time I walked away for an hour and the wsm dropped to 197 degrees the smoke went smooth. The drop was my fault as I was busy and walked away right after closing the vent a bit because the temp was up around 245 and I wanted to cool it down a bit.

    Left the ribs on a half hour longer than normal to make up for this temp drop. Seemed to work out.

    Ole Hoop guarding the wsm & enjoying the July sun.

    Not a lot to do while the smokers doing its thing so a little training time is in order. The dogs never seem to mind how hot it is.

    Finishing the chicken half on the grill to crisp up the skin.

    Baby backs, chicken, and wrapped taters and onions fresh off the smoker & grill.

    Nice shot of the feast ready to serve.

    Plated with the usual audience. Nothing new around here. Wife made some pasta salad and beans to go with the Q.

    This set of progression pics from yesterday show just how hard Hooper goes. She does it every time with zero quit.

    This is exactly why I couldn’t take her to the cabin over the 4th holiday. She’d over do it the first day and I’d be back to square one with the injury.

    It’s been about 2 months with little to no training so I figured I’d ease her back in with a little water work. We will see how she’s getting along when I get home from work today. Hopefully no limp.




    These pics are pretty impressive. They show the dogs will and this Is just training at the ranch. It’s even more impressive when waterfowl are raining down from the sky.

    Thanks for checking out this thread.


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  2. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Smoking Fanatic

    That's an outstanding looking meal! Points on the smoke! Washing it down with a coke huh? Must have had too many cold ones at the lake haha

    Looks like the dogs had a great time too!
  3. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Smoking Guru

    Looks like a good way to wind down the week.

  4. Geebs

    Geebs Smoking Fanatic

    That plate looks delicious. Points!
  5. Will Smoke

    Will Smoke Fire Starter

    spattle cock Rocks!! the only chicken i eat, Hawaiin Punch is all i drink
  6. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Awesome looking Q!!
    Awesome looking dog!!
    Congrats your Q & your dog made the carousel!
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2018
  7. motocrash

    motocrash Master of the Pit

    Great looking meal.Awesome pic sequence of Hoop gittin' it too!:cool:
  8. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead


    Lmao! Yes to many brown pops the past week. Was trying to recover Sunday. Lol.

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  9. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Appreciate it chris!

  10. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Dogs thought so to Geebs! Lol! Turned out pretty good. But the wife said she’s sick of pork.... she’s in for a looooong summer with an attitude like that combined with all the smokers i own, and my buddy being the pig farmer!

  11. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead


    Thanks but it was just a half chicken from the start. Hawaiian Punch is pretty tasty as well!

  12. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Thanks Al!

    And I appreciate all the lessons you’ve given me on the proper use of the wsm!

  13. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great post and even better looking meal! Love the pup pics!
  14. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking smoke, ribs and the pooch's. That is points all around in my books. Sounds like you had a great time, Good for you and family. Congrats on the carousel ride as well.
  15. Smoke23

    Smoke23 Smoking Fanatic

    That’s a fine looking meal right there!
    Love the pics of the pooches to!!
    Hope they don’t get dizzy on the carousel!!! Congratulations!
  16. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Thanks Moto!

    I’m hoping to have her back in top shape soon. Tough to tell with a partially torn ligament. But she was good this morning and knock on wood she’s been good tonight. I’ll let her rest up for another day or two and then some more light training.

  17. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Thanks brown! I’m pretty sure members know the dogs better than me but I’m cool with that!

  18. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Appreciate it canuck!

  19. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Appreciate it smoke23!

    Dogs celebrated they’re new found fame by training! Well Hooper rested but scout was just out with me. Good day, she picked up a new drill very quickly!

    Thanks again,
  20. texomakid

    texomakid Meat Mopper

    Those poor puppies appear to be mistreated. :)
    All your photos are great (Jana and I are dog folks) and the one that made the carousel is truly heart warming.
    The Q looks awesome.....