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Thread: Smoking Ribs - Just like my great great grandaddy did

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    Smoking Ribs - Just like my great great grandaddy did

    If he had a closed feedback loop computerized temperature control module attached to his weber kettle grill..

    It's working ok. My old thermometer is reading a little high, but it's maintaining a pretty darn steady temp.

    Took a peek a while ago and things are looking pretty good.

    I've got a few things I'll do different next time to make things work a little better, but I'm happy with it..

    http://pitmasteriq.com/iQue-110.html

    I did have to make a few fire starters out of some planer shavings and some paraffin wax. Used some little 1oz glue cups as molds. Those puppies worked really well.

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    Very cool! Have a friend that makes his starters in cup cake pans using the paper liners. Also just pours patties on wax paper too.

    Will be interesting to see how it does on a long brisket or butt cook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Very cool! Have a friend that makes his starters in cup cake pans using the paper liners. Also just pours patties on wax paper too.

    Will be interesting to see how it does on a long brisket or butt cook.
    Me too. Right now the temps are a little high, but i think the problem is that I've got some air leaks that is feeding the fire.

    Next week I'll seal up the bottom feeder vents a little better, and maybe run a sealing ring of foil around the lid.

    But it truly does seem to be 'set it and forget it'
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    Well, Had them going for about 7 hours, and my oh my did they turn out good.

    I think their defintion of a 'chimney full' of charcoal is different than mine. Looking at the pile of charcoal still out there, that weber could run at 225 until tomorrow morning....

    They were so moist, so tender, with about a 3/16" smoke ring all around.

    The only reason for the foil in the picture is that's what I wrapped them up in after I took them off the grill.

    Seriously, the best ribs I've made in ages...

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    Those came out looking yummy. I think you're gonna like being able to dial in your smoker and hold a steady temperature.

    Useless trivia time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    Will be interesting to see how it does on a long brisket or butt cook.
    Been cooking a pork butt today. I spent a little time and sealed up the bottom vent holes of the weber with some duct tape (I had foil tape, but couldn't find it until I already had it done with duct tape ). I also made an aluminum foil gasket to go around the lid.

    At any rate, it's been going for the last 5.5 hours and the temperature has been 'dead on' 225 the entire time.

    I started it up with a little less charcoal and one of my home made fire starters. The temperature stablized in about 1/2 hour, never getting about 300.

    Going to have some pulled pork sandwiches with homemade beans for dinner...

    It's just nice to get a product that actually lives up to it's promises.
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    Problem is he's out in the garage building his airplane...we both didn't eat lunch...and someone is about to get crabby

    But I'm watching Moby Dick, so that may calm me down

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