St. Louis Spares on the Rec Tec W/Qview

Discussion in 'Pork' started by seenred, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Our 2 sons and their wives came to visit today, so I'd planned a couple racks of spares and some ABTs on the new Rec Tec pellet pit. 

    2 nice racks all trimmed up St Louis style.

    Rubbed up.  I made up a batch of Memphis Magic Dust for this smoke.

    I also rubbed the rib tips and all the trimmings.  I'm saving the rib tips for later in the week, and the skirt and trimmings will be an afternoon appetizer while we enjoy a pretty day on the patio.

    I preheated the Rec Tec to 230*.  The Maverick thermo probe is on the grate back center.  I'm pretty pleased with the accuracy of the temp control of the Rec Tec.

    2 racks and lots of trimmings, just got it all in there.  Now they get 3 hours @ 230*.

    I foiled one rack with the Trigg formula (squeeze Parkay, honey, Tiger Sauce, brown sugar and apple juice). 

    I made up a batch of Chef JimmyJ's foiling sauce for the second rack.  If you haven't tried it, you should...its great!  No pics of the foiled step, company was occupying my attention.  2 hours in the foil, I bumped the temp up in the Rec Tec to 275* for the foiled period.

    The ribs just going back on after removing the foil.  The rib tips are already finished and in the fridge for another day.  That made room for some ABTs.  The ribs are really done, just want to firm them up just a little.

    Everything was a big hit.  Wish I had a plated pic for you, but again, I got a little rushed at the end because everyone was ready to eat.  Mrs. Red made some corn salad, and one of our Daughters-in-Law made a potato casserole.  All in all a very enjoyable day.

    I appreciate y'all checking it out

  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Ohhhh nice Red!   I figured you'd have the new grill broken into this weekend.   So was it everything you hoped, and did you feel you needed extra smoke and use the AMPS?
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks FWI.  Man, I'm lovin' it so far!  And at temps under 250* it makes plenty of smoke.  At 230 the ribs came out with a perfect amount of smoke flavor.  I ran a test run with the AMNPS yesterday and it didn't perform well at all.  I already have one of Todd's tube smokers on the list, but at low temp smokes, I don't think I'll have to use it.

  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Awesome, great to hear.   Sometimes for pellet grills like Traegers people will attach smoke generators like Smoke Daddys to them because the generators are independent of the grill and just pump the smoke inward but that 's really good yours is producing enough smoke.    You should have had a step up on taste coming from the MES...pretty noticeable? 
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yep.  Nothing like meat smoked in a wood fired smoker.  Mrs. Red and all the kids raved.  One of the boys said he thinks they are the best of mine he's eaten.  I humbly agree.

  6. lu1847

    lu1847 Smoking Fanatic

    Great job!! Looks great. I like the the pellet pooper , nice looking rig.
  7. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks, lu!  I've only cooked on it twice, but first impression is great...I'm lovin' this thing!

  8. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Red now that you're back in the world of wood burners (automated or no)  we need to talk you into picking up a kettle grill for some simple, if you don't have one that is. 
  9. Great looking ribs and ABT's.  Glad to see you're happy with the new Rec Tec.
  10. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Hey Red,
    Glad that rec tech is working out for you. Nice to hear the smoke flavor is just right. And, yeah, you can't beat wood cookin'. All the best to you.
  11. suie

    suie Meat Mopper

    Looks great Red, really nice color on those ribs!! [​IMG]
  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Great looking Ribs, Red!!!

    I'd be on them in a flash!!!

    Thanks for showing!!

  13. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member's a thought!  Had a kettle years ago and used it til the bottom rusted out.
    Appreciate it, JayBone!  I very happy with it.
    Thanks, geerock! 
    Thanks, Suie!  They tasted better than the looked.
    Thanks, Bear!

  14. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congratulations on your new smoker and a great first smoke!
  15. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like a good time was had by all. Glad the rig is working out the way you expected with no bugs to work out. I looked up that site and you bought at a good time...congrats
  16. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Glad you are enjoying the new "toy"!  Food looked awesome!

  17. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    I just received my Rec Tec and have only two cooks under my belt so far, but I am impressed with machine.
  18. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thanks, Todd! 
    Thanks, Willie!  No real bugs yet, but my SS grates are just a tad warped.  RT already knows about it and will be shipping me some new ones.  Thankfully, this doesn't affect it's performance.
    Thank you, Kat.  I'm enjoying it very much.

  19. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hey, congrats!  I hope you're lovin' yours as much as I am mine.

  20. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member


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