Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: My First Smoke Day!!!!

  1. #1
    TVWBB Pro Dan C. FL's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Florida Panhandle
    Posts
    703

    My First Smoke Day!!!!

    My plans went all wonky this weekend with the impending storm and friends being in town, so my cook got put off until Monday. When I've done ribs, I've always done baby backs, I have seen a bunch of y'all do spares and have wanted to do them ever since. Picked up a cryovac bag of spares weighing in at 9 lbs. I'm not sure why, but for some reason, my stupid brain had it set that there was only one slab in there. I should've known better considering the weight, but was surprised when I opened the bag and there were two in there. Whoops.

    Thanks to the great prep video Chris has, I prepped the spares in short fashion and got them seasoned up and ready for the smoker.





    I used my own rub, but otherwise followed the 3-2-1 instructions. Used one hunk of cherry and a couple of hunks of apple. On the smoker:



    Monday's weather called for rain on and off all day, so I got to use the tailgate tent that my wife said to get for our anniversary (frankly, I think she just wants me cooking more often). Here's the set up:



    After about 3 hours, I drizzled honey from my friend's honey bees and some apple juice and foiled them up.



    And, finally, done:


    We've become friends with the owner and staff at one of the local breweries. Our friend had to work the taps on Monday, and he and the misses got talking about using their latest stout (12.3%!!!) in some baked treats. So, while I was finishing up, the misses made Chocolate Stout Whoopie Pies. There's beer in the cake and in the fluff. They were phenomal:


    I sliced up the ribs and we took them, the Whoopie Pies, and some sides to the brewery for the fellas to enjoy. I wasn't planning on bringing ribs, but since I discovered that we had two slabs, I thought that was a nice addition and would lay the foundation for their chocolately treat. There are some tweaks that I'll make for next time, but these were good. Here were the final sliced pics:





    And thus, my first Smoke Day is in the books! Thanks for looking...hope y'all had a great weekend!
    22" Weber Kettle; 18" Weber Kettle; Big Brother: 18" Weber Smokey Mountain ; and Brand New Baby Brother 14" Weber Smokey Mountain

  2. #2
    TVWBB Guru
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Pewaukee, WI
    Posts
    2,012
    Dan,

    I always cook more than I plan for Smoke Day myself. Leftovers for weeks is part of the fun.

    Whoopie Pies look fantastic, and your nails are lovely.

    Good job,

    Jim

  3. #3
    TVWBB Pro Dan C. FL's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Florida Panhandle
    Posts
    703
    Quote Originally Posted by JRPfeff View Post
    Dan,

    I always cook more than I plan for Smoke Day myself. Leftovers for weeks is part of the fun.

    Whoopie Pies look fantastic, and your nails are lovely.

    Good job,

    Jim
    Hahahaha!! They were just done on Saturday!!!
    22" Weber Kettle; 18" Weber Kettle; Big Brother: 18" Weber Smokey Mountain ; and Brand New Baby Brother 14" Weber Smokey Mountain

  4. #4
    TVWBB 1-Star Olympian Bob Correll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Near St Louis, MO
    Posts
    13,728
    Beautiful rib cook Dan!
    I love Whoopie Pies!

  5. #5
    TVWBB 1-Star Olympian Rich Dahl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Prescott Valley, Arizona
    Posts
    11,825
    Those ribs look great Dan and your nails are truly gorgeous I haven't done spares in a couple of years as we like Costco's BBs so much. Maybe time to do a few racks of spares. The Whoopie looks great too.
    "Rescuing just one dog won't change the world, but it surely will change the world for that one dog."

  6. #6
    TVWBB Olympian ChuckO's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Left Coast
    Posts
    8,549
    You blew it Dan, it's going to be hard to improve that for the future smoke day cooks. Nicely done!
    85 78

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •