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Unread 09-30-2013, 12:45 PM   #1
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Default New WSM - First smoke

Just got a new WSM smoker 22.5". I've used a bradley smoker for the past 3-4yrs with decent results, but never really had the flavor I was looking for. I switched to this WSM last week and was very impressed to say the least. I was able to keep the temps in the 230 F range for the entire smoke with less hassle than what I was expecting. I smoked with hickory which produced a very nice smoke flavor, something I hadn't really tasted on the bradley despite my best efforts. I used the 3-2-1 method on these ribs with a rub I mixed up. The results were the best spare ribs I've ever made and possibly the best I've eaten anywhere. At $1.49 per lb at the grocery store I think I'm guna be putting some in the freezer for future smokes.

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Unread 09-30-2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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Looks like you have this thing down pat!
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That is a beautiful thing right there, congrats on you're success!

BTW, Welcome looking forward to more!!
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WSM FTW!
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The ribs look good! If you have a Foodsaver or similar you can vacuum seal whole racks, freeze and then reheat in boiling water.
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Nice work.
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Looks like you nailed it!
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Looks real good
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The more you use your new rig, the better it will hold rock solid temps as the gunk builds up.

Great looking first cook! Congratulations.
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The ribs look good! If you have a Foodsaver or similar you can vacuum seal whole racks, freeze and then reheat in boiling water.
Hadn't thought about using the food saver like that! Great idea!
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Nice ribs and great price! I'd fill the freezer at that price.

The WSM is great for both the lazy AND busy smoker. (not that any Brethren are lazy ).
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The ribs look good! If you have a Foodsaver or similar you can vacuum seal whole racks, freeze and then reheat in boiling water.
Agree! I was skeptical before trying this, but it is amazing how great the leftovers taste!
Good looking ribs!
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