smokin in the rain

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Smoking Fanatic
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Apr 10, 2007
Arlington, TX
I guess Im a die hard. Im smokin some ribs, a fatty, and some brats in the pouring down rain. Decided not to do a brisket today. Gonna go enjoy fireworks tonight, weather permitted. Heres a couple of pics of my flooded backyard. Pics later!!
We have all been there, rain never stopped a dedicated smoker! I guess we could call this thread "Smoke on the Water"
. Hope the fireworks are a go!
i love it- another hardcore smoker. i'm watching the weather channel watauga & you are getting pounded all the way down to my hometown of port aransas. better get the ark cranked up and put that pit in it.hope y'all are ok down that way.
reminds me of this last christmas eve. i was smoking a turkey; 42° and pouring rain.

i was watching the news yesterday, and it showed the d/fw area and north of it getting hammered. we got alot of rain yesterday and last night. it is supposed to rain yet again today. our lake is 20' above normal level right now. my mom said something about lake granbury busted or something like that. know what she was talking about?
I havent heard of Lake Granbury busting, but I wouldnt be surprised with all this rain we've had lately. All the lakes up this way are flooded. Are you close to Lake Whitney?
Time to foil the ribs and throw the fatty on. The brats are already gone cause I needed a snack. Heres a pic of the ribs right before they get foiled. And a pic of the fatty. I used mozzarella and cheddar cheese. And sauted some onion and jalapeño and threw it in there too.
Ive never been to Lake Waco. I heard Whitney was overflowing its banks. Thank the lord the rain has stopped for awhile anyways.
Just unfoiled the ribs, rubbed with Stubbs barbecue sauce, and put them back on for 1 more hour. Fatty is done. Gonna go slice it up.
Those ribs look reall good. Glad the rain stopped a little, it just started up here in the middle of my smoke. It's not too bad yet, the table umbrella is keeping the smoker dry. the wind though is playing havoc with keeping the temp steady. Almost there though at 140deg.
ribs are done, fatty is done, the wifes potato casserole is done, Im gonna go eat and relax.
Sure do.

2 cups mashed potatoes
1/2 cup sour cream
house seasoning - (1 cup salt, 1/4 cup black pepper, 1/4 cup garlic powder)
1 small onion, sliced thin
1 small bell pepper, sliced thin
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter
1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar
4 medium potatoes, cooked
6 slices bacon, cooked crisp

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread mashed potatoes evenly on bottom of casserole dish. Layer sour cream evenly over top. Sprinkle some of the house seasoning to taste. Saute onion and bell pepper in butter; evenly layer over top of sour cream. Slice potatoes and layer over onions and bell peppers. Add butter. Sprinkle more house seasoning. Finally top with cheese. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from oven and crumble bacon over top. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.