First cook on the smoker today. A bunch of spares and tips. Great googly moogly, did they ever turn out well.
One thing I was shocked to learn about this pit is how much faster the cooking times are compared to what I'm used to. I put the ribs on expecting about a four hour cook as per usual, but at just 2.5 hours they were bending and on the verge of breaking so I had to pull way early. I guess the rotisserie and convection fan really do make a difference.
I was mainly cooking just to test and to make dinner for our family and my in-laws, but since we had some extra I sort of half joked and posted on facebook that if anybody stopped in they could try a sample. I didn't really think anybody would show. Instead, around 30 people ended up coming. Oops.
Great reviews, too, and got to meet a lot of people in the area who are just begging for the place to open, so that's a good sign.
Pretty exciting to be on the cusp of finally opening.