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Featured Ribs, Tips, Bacon and Beans (lots of pictures)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by Jonok, Jun 5, 2019.

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    So I woke up at 3:00 this morning and realized that I had neglected to shut the valve on my 300 cf argon tank yesterday after I finished some fabrication. (The gas solenoid in many welders isn’t exactly perfect, and this often results in an expensive empty tank). I couldn’t take it, so I drove down to the shop, shut off the gas (hadn’t leaked too much) and wondered what I could do that might be useful until the rest of the world was awake.
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    Broke out the smoker, a couple racks of ribs, and trimmed them up. Found some thick cut bacon, and some beans, and went to work on lunch for the guys.

    About 3 hrs in, I wrapped the tips with some butter, rub and honey. I also put the bacon on, and mixed up my favorite bean recipe.

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    Let it go for another 2.5 hrs or so at 250 until everything was looking about right

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    Had to distract the riff raff with a little Brie to keep em from eating all the bacon before it made it into the beans
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    A little potato salad, and we’re good to go.
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    Of course, now it’s the middle of the afternoon, and everyone’s in a meat coma, not getting anything useful done...
     
  2. Smoke23

    Smoke23 Smoking Fanatic

    Everything looks great!
     
  3. Inadvertently posted a bastardized version when I was trying to show what I did between prepping and putting the meat on:

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  4. Looks FANTASTIC!!! That's a superb lunch!
     
  5. tin snips look like they work good to cut the bacon
     
  6. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    All Looks Great from My Den!!
    Nice Job!
    Like.

    Bear
     
  7. Thanks, smoke! Appreciate the Like!
     
  8. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good . Like the bread on the bottom .
     
  9. One of the guys got tired of waiting, and availed himself of the nearest toolbox. (Pretty sure he got most of the oil and Dykem scraped off first)
     
  10. Thanks Bear! Sometimes a guy gets lucky twice in one day!

    Thanks for the like
     
  11. Pilot Bird

    Pilot Bird Fire Starter

    When’s the next lunch? Grubalicious.
     
  12. Man, that’s a nice looking spread. You work with a lucky group of guys.
     
  13. Hey, they brought the potato salad!

    (I was already there trying to rectify my oversight from the previous afternoon)
     
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  14. Jabiru

    Jabiru Smoke Blower

    I want to work there! Great feast for the workers.
     
  15. Hey, the guys seem to like rye.

    Thanks for the like!
     
  16. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hope you get up early to turn off the gas more often haha. Like!
     
  17. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great spread!
    Everything looks delicious!
    Al
     
  18. Pilot Bird

    Pilot Bird Fire Starter

    Did you do that with the same smoke generator that you sent me? It’s hard to tell from the pics. I’m working on a Sirloin tip roast now. I cut the bottom third off to make burnt ends. I’ll try again to post pics when I’m done.
     
  19. Hey, at $90 or so for a big bottle like that, the next time I do it I'll be back out there!!!
    (I have a big sign on the door on the way out that says: "Did you turn off the Damned Gas??)

    (I'm the worst offender by far)
    Thanks for the Like!
     
  20. Thanks Al, coming from you, that means a lot!
    Thanks for the like!!