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Old 07-02-2011, 12:50 AM   #1
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Totally new to smoking things that had parents.

Tried it once last summer...it went horribly wrong. I plan on giving it another try tomorrow, but I am concerned about how much wood to use.

I am cooking two racks of ribs, dry rubbed.

I am using a electric Brinkmann (the red drum).

I was planning to use between 4-10 oz of mesquite, and doing the 3-2-1 method.

I have also read the 3 hours is the target time for smoke exposure, is that correct?

thanks
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:09 AM   #2
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I followed the 3-2-1 method my first time with ribs, and I should have pulled them after the 3-2. They dried out pretty bad. Good luck and just go low and slow



 
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:10 AM   #3
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I followed the 3-2-1 method my first time with ribs, and I should have pulled them after the 3-2. They dried out pretty bad. Good luck and just go low and slow
And to quote myself, my bad... Just put as much wood as you want. Smoke that sh*t like crazy and drive your neighbors mad.

 
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:29 AM   #4
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I really don't recommend using mesquite on pork of any kind.

Also, if you're new to smoking, I think doing a butt/shoulder for pulled pork is a lot more forgiving (though it takes quite a while).

Also also, the amount of wood you use has nothing to do with how much meat you have.

 
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:44 AM   #5
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The ribs are rubbed and in the fridge, so no turning back on that aspect. What kind of wood is proper for pork?
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:55 AM   #6
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Oak. As long as its seasoned.

 
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:03 AM   #7
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I really don't recommend using mesquite on pork of any kind.

Also, if you're new to smoking, I think doing a butt/shoulder for pulled pork is a lot more forgiving (though it takes quite a while).

Also also, the amount of wood you use has nothing to do with how much meat you have.
+1 to that. Mesquite is pretty assertive in taste and can easily overwhelm the taste of the pork. I generally reserve mesquite for beef, and then only as part of the wood used.

For pork ribs I suggest a blend of walnut and cherry.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:05 AM   #8
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Or if your in the south, go oak. Oak for everything!! Only cause its plentiful and oh so good.

 
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:05 AM   #9
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I used mesquite my first time...the ribs were almost inedible. I thought it was the amount of wood I used. I will shop around in the am for wood.

Is soaking overnight needed? I don't know how much H2O dried wood actually absorbs, I cant imagine much.
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Old 07-02-2011, 02:07 AM   #10
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Throw in some onions on the fire. Helps to tenderize.



 
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