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    2018 Smoke Day is SW Colorado

    Getting things ready around here for smoke day 2018:
    Plated ribs are seasoned

    Old leaky needed to get warmed up

    Jealous Devil lump with Hickory wood chunks

    A little past 4 this afternoon we spotted smoke to the north of our house



    We couldn't tell just how far away it was from us. But could tell it was burning hot.

    A hour later. Fire fighters are getting a handle on it.
    Then we noticed more smoke to the south. Oh boy

    We know the fire to the south is a good ways away from us.
    Looks like tomorrow might be interesting.
    Will post more tomorrow.
    Have a guud one.
    Last edited by russ olin; 05-25-2018 at 07:19 PM.
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    Good luck to you Russ with that fire. I know it's a nauseating feeling to look out and see that smoke cloud. I checked on line and didn't see any updates, assuming that's the 358 fire, so hopefully things are better. Hang in there. Looking forward to seeing those ribs!
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    UPDATE:
    Pulled out the ribs after seasoning them & gerarding them over night a pro tip by the great Chris Marks. It breaks down tough fibers and drives the seasoning deep into the meat.
    Mopped the ribs with Worchestershire this morning after air drying all night. A little more Hardcore after that.
    Into old leaky we go:

    A couple hours in we mopped with beef broth/worchestershire

    4 hours in and starting to see some bones showing. Another mopping we look to be halfway there.

    We have 15 mph winds here with cloud cover. Fires seem to be under control at this point.
    We have seen a couple of choppers flying. So far so good.
    More to come.
    Hope that you are enjoying your smoke day like we are.
    Weber Mountain Smoker working away, of course in the mountains.

    2 Guard dogs on duty. No one is getting our RIBS without a heck of a fight. lol
    Last edited by russ olin; 05-26-2018 at 12:10 PM.
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    Yes Cliff, it is the 328 fire to our north. Arena fire to the south.
    328 was started by someone target shooting at a private range.
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    Our finest fighting the fire to the north of us.
    Kool pic that the wife got:

    Ribs are ready to give it up. 8 hours later. Lot of bone showing. Just the way that we like it.

    Plated pic:

    Nailed it! The fat was rendered out but the ribs were juicy. As you can see.

    Great day. Hope that yours was as guud.
    Happy Memorial Day everyone
    Last edited by russ olin; 05-26-2018 at 04:28 PM.
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    Super looking ribs Russ!
    Hope you guys get some rain soon.

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    Fantastic looking beef ribs Russ! Keep that fire away
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    Great looking ribs, Russ! I hope some moisture finds its way to you soon.
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    wow! those ribs look SOOO tasty!! It's too early to be worrying about fire... its going to be a long summer in the west.....
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    Awesome looking ribs
    And good luck with those fires

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