Question About Smoking Ribs, and Chicken, also question about thermometer on WSM 18.5


 

LinBerl

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Don't start out comparing your cooks to E&J. All my bbq came from them until I got my smoker and after 6 months, I'm just now feeling like I'm in the zone. However, you can snag jars of their sauce (skip the mild) and it will do wonders for your food =). I do my chicken hot at around 275-300, propping the lid with a skewer and all vents full open. At the very end, to get super crispy skin, I pull the middle of the smoker off and quick sear the chicken on top of the grate set right over the bottom coals. The skin blisters and gets a nice char, but you really have to watch it and turn it quickly. For ribs, I use the "bend" test I read about on this forum. You can get some pretty good tasting links to smoke at Magnani's on Hopkins or Taylors in Oakland. Keep at it - it's worth the effort!
 

SMalki

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Don't start out comparing your cooks to E&J. All my bbq came from them until I got my smoker and after 6 months, I'm just now feeling like I'm in the zone. However, you can snag jars of their sauce (skip the mild) and it will do wonders for your food =). I do my chicken hot at around 275-300, propping the lid with a skewer and all vents full open. At the very end, to get super crispy skin, I pull the middle of the smoker off and quick sear the chicken on top of the grate set right over the bottom coals. The skin blisters and gets a nice char, but you really have to watch it and turn it quickly. For ribs, I use the "bend" test I read about on this forum. You can get some pretty good tasting links to smoke at Magnani's on Hopkins or Taylors in Oakland. Keep at it - it's worth the effort!

Thanks for the reply! I'll keep practicing and check magnani's and taylors for hotlinks. I have a feeling everett and jones makes their own since they are so much larger than i've seen anywhere. They just cut them into slices and pour the bbq sauce on them.

I have a jar of their sauce right now, but i always preferred their sauce when you get it at everett and jones, by far. Their bbq is so good, such rich flavor and tons of smoke without being overpowering. Burp 5 hours later and you'll still taste it! Not sure how they do that. If i could get anywhere close to that taste I'd be pretty happy.
 

 

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