T-bones and Rib-steaks, hickory and coals- Q-view

Discussion in 'Grilling Beef' started by forluvofsmoke, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yesterday evening, I did a quick one for dinner after work. I had to take advantage of the upper 70's weather, along with being home at 4:00 pm instead of 7:00...yea, it's smokin' time!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]

    Four bone-in Rib going along with 2 T's.

    I opted to not use the Citrus Grill season at all. I did the T's with crushed pepper and cajun, one for my second oldest son, one for me...we like it hot. My wife got the simple and tangy Lemon-pepper seasoned boneless Rib. The rest of the Ribs were blessed with Canadian Steak season.

    Here goes:
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    Ready for smoke (forgot pics of pre-seasoned...man, these looked so great I couldn't wait to get 'em into the smoke):
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    Temp Probe crammed into the vent about 3"...bottom intake and top vent was closed as tight as possible:
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    And, the temp was just right for a quickie (heh, just noticed I forgot to set the time after a battery pull):
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    Flipped and doin' nicely after 30 minutes...notice the GOSM smoke box, and a lil' smokiness? Started the hickory chips with a couple seconds shot with my 1# bottle propane torch, heh-heh:
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    The T-bone Cajun & Crushed Pepper are on the top right, the Rib Lemon-Pepper on the bottom-right, and the Rib Canadian Steak stacked on the left:
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    That was a nice fix for my smoke addiction. My wife doesn't get along very well lately with smoke, but she said she really liked her steak..."zesty & tangy", she said...then I told her it was smoked over coals with hickory...she gave me that funny look, and I knew she was thinking "you gotta be kidding me, right?"

    Thanks for peekin'

    Great smokin' to ya!

    Eric
     
  2. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Real nice sequence and steaks too.....bone in ribeyes and t-bones are the best. One question though, why did you close off the upper and lower vents tight?
     
  3. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Rivet.

    It was a temp control issue, I still had some nice smoke flowing out the top, because it isn't a tight fitting vent louver.

    I may have used too much coal, close to 2 lbs to start, then added more pre-ignited, about 1 lb....started getting away right there.

    It worked out OK, though.

    Eric
     

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