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Old 04-08-2013, 09:57 PM   #1
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Default My first (minor) smoke on a kettle (limited pr0n)

Well, it actually felt like SPRING today for the first time in about a year....that farking wind FINALLY died down and it was 60! So, cooked some beef backs on a 26.75" Weber. Ha- they look pretty small in that big boy.

It was my first try at using the minion circle method, or whatever it's called. I was happily surprised at how steady the temp stayed at 215. I've never cooked that low before but had decided to let the kettle stay wherever it landed, if it was a good enough temp.

So, it stayed at ~ 215 for ~6 hours w/o no vent adjustment.

I just salted/peppered the ribs, then sauced (homemade) the last 20 mins or so. Only about 1/2 the ring of KBB was burned. Toothpick probed for doneness. Ribs came out pretty good.

Next time I get a rack of pork ribs I'll do them on the kettle instead of the WSM and see what happens. Thanks for looking.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:03 PM   #2
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I would hit those twice

Your right that huge 26.75" kettle makes them look small lol
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:04 PM   #3
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Huge kettle what kettle is that and IDE hit that grub! Very nice
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:42 AM   #4
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you done good gr8 job
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:51 AM   #5
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Great job! I started on a kettle. Now that I'm upgrading from my COS to a monster sized pit, I can't wait to go back to a 22.5 weber for everyday use. You can do pretty much anything on those grills. I like that 26.75 though
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:53 AM   #6
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dang those 26.75 inch weber's look gorgeous. just wish they weren't so stinking expensive :(
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:57 AM   #7
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That's inspirational, got a 26.75 on order and can't wait to play with it. I'm using a SJ until it gets here.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:00 AM   #8
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Those look great! I've never cooked, or had, beef ribs. I may have to pick some up this weekend!
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:54 AM   #9
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:24 AM   #10
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Nice cook, the ribs look great!

I just missed out on a 26"er last week on CL for $75. Luckily I found that 18" WSM to hold me over.
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Old 04-09-2013, 10:27 AM   #11
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Nice lookin' ribs!

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Old 04-09-2013, 11:02 AM   #12
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Those ribs look like sticky bbq goodness!
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #13
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Great looking ribs!!
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:18 PM   #14
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Very nice job on the ribs!
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:21 PM   #15
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Nice job!
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