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Old 12-28-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default Just got a smoker, what should I make?

I just got a smoker, I have never smoked anything before. What should I make? Looking for something easy.

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Old 12-28-2011, 08:51 PM   #2
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Smoked Pork Ribs


2-4 Racks Of Ribs
1. Baby Back
2. Spare Ribs
3. Country Style
Listed In Order Of Preference

Wood Chips For Smoking
1. Cherry
2. Hickory
3. Pecan
4. Apple
Listed In Order Of Preference

Rub:
¾ Cup Light Brown Sugar
½ Cup Kosher Salt
2 ½ Tablespoons Chili Powder
1 ½ Tablespoons Ground Cumin
2 Teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
2 Teaspoons Fresh Ground Black Pepper
2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
2 Teaspoons Onion Powder

Directions:
Trim ribs to prepare for smoking. Coat ribs on all sides with rub mixture. Place ribs in smoker at 225ºF for 3.5 to 4.5 hours, until ribs are tender.

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Old 12-28-2011, 08:55 PM   #3
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+1 See above.

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Old 12-28-2011, 09:30 PM   #4
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Awesome ... I'm in the same boat as the OP. this looks amazing.

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Old 12-28-2011, 09:36 PM   #5
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+1 on the baby backs. They are *almost* impossible to mess up.

I like to hit mine @ about 225 - 250 for 4 to 5 hours. They are falling apart after that.

If you're wanting to do a long, slow smoke - a pork butt or two would be a great way to christen a new smoker! Cook it at 225 until internal temps hits 190, then wrap it in foil(and towels) and throw it a cooler for an hour or so. Pull it to desired consistency and hit it with whatever sauce strikes your fancy at the moment.

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Old 12-29-2011, 12:38 AM   #6
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I'll do the Ribs with the rub recipe. The pork butt sounds good too, I'll have that on my list to try. Thanks for the feedback!!

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Old 01-02-2012, 01:13 AM   #7
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A pork picnic is the easiest thing to learn your way around your new smoker.

What smoker did you end up getting?

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A pork picnic is the easiest thing to learn your way around your new smoker.

What smoker did you end up getting?
Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain Gas Smoker - Walmart.com
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:00 AM   #9
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+1 See above.
+1 also.
I like to rub the ribs with mustard before using the dry rub. It helps the rub adhere to the meat better and you don't taste the mustard when the meat is done anyway.
I got a new offset smoker for Christmas that I'm really liking. Much better than my Bullet.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:01 AM   #10
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Ok, we need some pics. I'm just finishing some ribs on the egg right now.

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