Lucky score

If you are new to BBQ and have questions about cooking, competitions, techniques, or how to get started, then this area is for you. Remember there is no such thing as a stupid question. THIS FORUM WILL BE HEAVILY MODERATED AND WILL HAVE A 0 TOLERANCE FOR NEGATIVITY.

Moderator: BBQTalk Moderators

Post Reply
dannyboy
knows what a "fatty" is
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue May 26, 2009 10:57 am
The middle number please (3): 3
Antispam: No
Location: Wellandport, ON

Lucky score

Post by dannyboy » Mon Jun 08, 2009 9:09 am

Just joined this board a short while ago, I have a Brinkman (ECB?) and a cheap off-set smoker that require constant attention.

On a whim I checked kijiji; as new WSM with a bag of charcoal, four bags of wood chips, Weber charcoal starter, and Weber WSM cover - $115 just listed 26 minutes prior.

Made contact and picked it up Saturday morning, stopped by Highland Packers in Stoney Creek - Fresh Whole Pork Side Ribs $1.69 lb.

Fired up the smoker Sunday per instructions found on this forum, the temp stayed 230F for a solid 6+ hours with no adjustments on 2/3 charge of briquettes. Ribs were good - a little bitter, I didn't use wood chips so I think it was the paprika in the rub.

I guess I am well started on the slippery slope now,

Dan

User avatar
Diva Q
Moderator
Posts: 1942
Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:12 am
The middle number please (3): 5
Location: Barrie, Ontario
Contact:

Re: Lucky score

Post by Diva Q » Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:59 pm

Congratuations on the excellent find!!
http://www.divaQ.ca
Visit my blog http://www.divaqbbq.blogspot.com
_____________________________
Generously Sponsored by:

Traeger Canada
Hovey's Gourmet Meats
Basques Hardwood Lump Charcoal
Big Rock Brewery
Alcan

User avatar
Trev
Pork Puller
Posts: 316
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:50 am
The middle number please (3): 5
Location: Burlington

Re: Lucky score

Post by Trev » Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:52 pm

Great score, dannyboy. You're hooked now b2
There are 3 kinds of people in this world, those who are good at math and those who aren't.

rgibson3468
knows what a "fatty" is
Posts: 20
Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 7:32 am
The middle number please (3): 3
Antispam: No

Re: Lucky score

Post by rgibson3468 » Tue Jun 09, 2009 6:17 pm

Were the ribs bitter as in a stingy flavour or bitter from spices? Thinking you may have the wood smouldering giving off that acrid style taste. Big mistake I have made in the past using too much wood and charcoal hence closing the non firebox vent to prevent overheating having the smoke go back into the smoker verses out..hope i explain it properly...
________________________________
Brinkmann Cimarron Horizontal Smoker
No Name Bullet Smoker/BBQ
Hunk of Junk Gas unit collecting dust

dannyboy
knows what a "fatty" is
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue May 26, 2009 10:57 am
The middle number please (3): 3
Antispam: No
Location: Wellandport, ON

Re: Lucky score

Post by dannyboy » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:15 am

I didn't use wood so I am guessing it was the spices, here is the recipe I used:

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup paprika
2T garlic salt
2T onion salt
2T chili powder
1T cayenne powder
1T black pepper
1 1/2t oregano
1 1/2t white pepper
1T cumin

Any comments are welcome

thanks
Dan

User avatar
roastntoast
Chicken Choker
Posts: 265
Joined: Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:08 am
The middle number please (3): 5
Location: Stoney Point

Re: Lucky score

Post by roastntoast » Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:53 am

What kind of charcoal did you use and what did you use to light it. That makes a big difference in tast as well

Jules

dogthebear
Chicken Choker
Posts: 221
Joined: Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:10 pm

Re: Lucky score

Post by dogthebear » Wed Jun 10, 2009 12:18 pm

one thing to keep in mind is use a "chimney" , to pre-light any charcoal you add to the smoker during the cook. And make sure its going before adding it.
If you add "cold" unlit charcoal to the smoker during the cook , you will get that "dirty smoke" bitter charcoal flavor .... cuold that have been the issue ?

MikeDoc.

dannyboy
knows what a "fatty" is
Posts: 17
Joined: Tue May 26, 2009 10:57 am
The middle number please (3): 3
Antispam: No
Location: Wellandport, ON

Re: Lucky score

Post by dannyboy » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:20 am

I used Kingsford briquettes lit in a chimney using newspaper.
The coals were all grey before I assembled the smoker and then I let the temp stabilize about 20 minutes before I added the ribs.

thanks
Dan

Post Reply