Spare Ribs and Pork Butt

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokemaster, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. smokemaster

    smokemaster Smoke Blower

    Last nights prep.
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    Rubbed with
    Southern Succor Pork Rub

    1/2 cup freshly ground black pepper
    1/2 cup paprika
    1/2 cup turbinado sugar
    1/4 cup coarse salt, either kosher or sea salt
    4 tsp dry mustard
    2 tsp cayenne


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    Started cooking at 0900. Had problems getting the wood burning. Started with 3/4 full chimney of lump, then added 2 large pieces of oak. Next time I'll use smaller pieces.

    I have a new charcoal grate. I was losing too much charcoal through the grate
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    Everything is going well. temps have settled.
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  2. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    smokemaster, for my "silver smoker" I made a basket for my charcoal/etc. The ashes just fall to the bottom and the fire doesn't smother itself out.




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  3. smokemaster

    smokemaster Smoke Blower

  4. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Please tell me more about the gasket..What did you use? Also about the tuning plates.
     
  5. smokemaster

    smokemaster Smoke Blower

    The gasket is like this stuff http://www.woodstove-outlet.com/gasket1.htm

    As you know the Silver Smoker (SS) cooking chamber is 35" long and 16" wide.

    My baffle is 14" wide 12" long and extends under the first tuning plate 4 1/2".

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    There is a 1 1/2" gap between the baffle and the front of the chamber and 1/2" on the rear.

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    Tuning plates 1 & 3 measure 13 3/4" x 10 1/4" and #2 is 13 3/4" x 7". The tuning plates are 3 3/4" above the bottom of the chamber. There is a 1/2" space between plate 3 and the right wall.
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  6. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The tuning plates I have not done, but seeing your's, as soon as the weather warms up and I uncover it,,I'm going to do that. The gasket is a good idea also. I remember smoke comming out between the 2 peices.
    Thanks.
     

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