Smoker has been running between 264 and 300.
Did not check the lid til 11:06, she’s looking niiiiice
She has stalled at 167 internal for about an hour or so. Gonna spritz her and open the vents a little, temps have settled in at grate level at 250.
The stall lasted just over a hour. Broke out at 1:15PM.
Just gonna kick back, drink a beer and let all that fat render down into succulence.
At 2:00PM she got double wrapped in foil and transported to the house where the oven was preheated for 275.
Temps started to climb slowly and at 4:15PM she hit 203 internal. A ten hour session! Wrapped the butt in a towel and placed it in a cooler to rest for an hour.
When we unwrapped her at 5:15PM the results were worth the wait-
Nephew BJ and BIL Barry as well as The Kimberley’s came over to enjoy some wings and pulled pork.
It was a Sweet Baby Ray’s kinda day-
Nephew BJ approves
4:40AM Light The Chimney with about 12 Kingsford briquettes and set up the pit for snake method smoking using mesquite chunks and cherry wood chips.
Outside conditions 39 degrees with a light drizzle.
I’m trying a little something different as the beef ribs are so rich and I wanted to cut back on the salt so I put together a beef rub consisting of-
3 tbsp restaurant grind black pepper
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp sugar
2 tsp granulated garlic
2 tsp ancho powder
1 tsp cayenne powder
At the dollar store I picked up this $1 sugar shaker to use to disperse the rub.
First a light slather of yellow mustard for the rub adhesive and then I applied ground Himalayan salt to the ribs as if I was seasoning a steak ( a lot less salt than the 50/50 pepper salt ratio I was using before). Once the salt was on I shook on the rub using the sugar shaker.
5:20AM Ribs Hit The Kettle-
6:57 Update: Temps have fluctuated from 250- 325. I’m not sweating the temps, they’ll be done when they’re done.
9:40AM. Probably the first time ever that I didn’t lift the lid once start to finish. The temps within the first hour varied from 250-325 but after exactly two adjustments she settled into a much tighter range of 270-289.
They were fantastic but probably could have benefited for spritzing at 20 minute intervals during the final hour. I also will absolutely use this rub again as they had a much better pepper/salt flavor.
With Saint Patrick’s Day just around the corner, there are some great deals out there on brisket. $1.66/lb at Stop and Shop – point cut. It was packed in a completely saturated brine, and I should have soaked it in plain water to cut the saltiness. I didn’t figure this out until the first taste of the finished product.
Unpack. Rinse. Salt. Pepper. Let sit [covered] until it reaches room temp.
Low and slow is the way to go. Grill dome top temp was 300 – 350°, offset fire, bricks and hardwood charcoal mix, soaked mesquite chips, pan with water. I figure the dome top temp is 75-100° higher than offset area of grill.
Beef is pulled at ~165-170° internal temp.
Wrapped plastic over foil – try it. Rest for at least an hour.
Luckily I cooked something to eat because we were too hungry to wait out the rest period. Salt, pepper, low and real slow.
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5:30AM Set up the kettle with a aluminum pan filled with water and briquettes set up snake style around the bowl for a low and slow sesh. Lit 12 briquettes inn the chimney and dumped them on the left end of the trail of briquettes which we’re looking to gradually catch and provide steady even heat between 275-300 degrees. using cherry chips and mesquite chunks.
I’m not sure if it’s just our local Stop and Shop market that pre-cuts the racks of beef ribs or if it’s done elsewhere as well. I buy what’s on sale usually and they had 2.4 lbs on sale for $2.24 per lb so I couldn’t pass them up (you can’t see the sale tag in the first picture).
Slathered them up lightly with yellow mustard and applied a generous coating of coarse salt and black pepper (Texas Style rub).
The pit set up and getting up to temp. Water in the pan to keep a moist smoking environment-
6:24 The Beef Ribs Hit the pit.
8:39AM Cranking along Grate temp 284 degrees. Only adjusted the vents once since 6:24AM Got a ways to go. Haven’t opened the lid once. “If you’re looking-you ain’t cookin.”
9:54AM 3.5 hours in-
11:45AM- They’re all jiggly and the probe slides right in so it’s time to take ’em off-
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Had to shovel out the smoker but the show must go on.
5 lb pork butt.
Rubbed down with EVOO and my go-to Paul Prudhomme Blackened magic rub.
Smoker at 276- butts hit the Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker at 7:20AM
Two hours in and she is developing some nice color- smoker running between 266 and 315. Internal temp 132. It was looking a little dry so I added some warm water to the water pan and spritzed the butts with a mixture of honey, tabasco, apple cider vinegar, worcestershire, and ketchup.
12:00PM Update Pit temps started to recede under 260 degrees despite all bottom vents being wide open so I fired up a half a chimney of briquettes and added them through the smoker fuel door. Internal temp 160. Also spritzed again with the liquid mixture to build flavors and bark. Looking good. Don’t think I’m going to foil them.
1:20PM She broke out of the stall. 170 internal and has a nice bark forming.
1:50PM Pulled The Butts Off and Wrapped Them To bring to Sista Felicia’s. Wrapped in foil and tossed them in a cooler to transport and will finish in her oven
Brought butts to my sisters and tossed them in my sister’s oven til 195.
Pulled them out and rested for a half hour. Couldn’t resist ripping off a hunk of burnt ends
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12:10PM NY Strip Loin Hits The Smoker
Cavetools Magnetic Meat Temperature Guide Newly Affixed To the Smoker
Loin pulled and wrapped in foil when it hits 120 degrees internal 2 hours and 38 minutes at 250 degrees on the smoker. It was a 5.5 lb loin.
The Kettle Will be Fired Up Now To Sear The Meat after Resting For a Half Hour
After The Sear Place Offset The Coals To Wait Til It Hits 125 Degrees.
Pulled Off And Resting-
The Money Shot-
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External Temp 36 Degrees
5:10AM Set Up Smoker using minion method. Looking to get a controlled temp around 275. Using Kingsford Briquettes, Apple Chunks from Russell Orchards in Ipswich MA and Cherry wood chips for smoke.
Lightly slathered ribs with Texas Pete Hot Sauce and used Paul Prudhomme Blackened Rub.
Once pit temps hit 180 degrees closed two out of the three bottom vents and left one wide open. After climbing to 200 degrees closed bottom vent a third of the way looking to not let the pit get too stoked and fight temps on the high side throughout the smoke. Aiming for 275 degrees.
6:00AM Meat Hits The Smoker- Current Weather Conditions-
7:15AM Update Looking Good Pit Temp 250 Opened second bottom vent halfway to get pit temps up just a bit. Developing some nice color on the ribs.
Smoke billowing out makes me happy 🙂
Nice Bark Forming On The Beef Ribs.
Pork Burnt Ends Ready To Come Off To Sauce
10:55AM Update beef Ribs Are Probe Tender