View Full Version : First Cook On Reverse Flow

05-31-2011, 09:45 PM
The RF project wasn't totally complete, but close enough to fire it off.

And I couldn't wait! Fired 'er up Memorial Day around 9:30 AM with charcoal and maple. Got the cook chamber up to 325, and closed the dampers down a bit. Never cooked on one of these, so winging it here. Got the temp down to the 235 zone and slid some ribs on:-D. The 2 back racks had Simply Marvelous sweet and spicy(I love this stuff!), the front rack had spicy apple. Cooked for three hours and then spritzed with AJ every half hour to around 5 hours. No foil, no sauce.


Picked some collards
Ribs and collards, a simple dinner. Not a home run, got a lot to learn with this smoker, but for the first smoke, I ain't disappointed. Thanks for looking.

05-31-2011, 09:52 PM
Some good looking grub right there!!!

05-31-2011, 09:55 PM
way to go!! your gonna love the RF I love mine!!!! love collards too!!!:clap2:

05-31-2011, 11:27 PM
That's gotta be satisfying

06-01-2011, 12:18 AM
Nice! On your way to a nice patina!:thumb:

06-01-2011, 12:21 AM
Nice! Looks great!


06-01-2011, 12:22 AM
Very nice cook, bro, and congrats on that awesome new smoker!

06-01-2011, 12:29 AM

Where is the Poke Salad?

06-01-2011, 12:57 AM
You should have built a UDS :-P

A nice plate of grub, what didn't quite meet your standards?

06-01-2011, 08:18 AM
You should have built a UDS :-P
A nice plate of grub, what didn't quite meet your standards?

Have 3 UDS's:thumb:
I think that I overcooked the ribs, as they were a little on the dry side. Still ate 'em all tho!! Just gonna have to try again:-D, and again, and again...

Black Dog BBQ
06-01-2011, 08:28 AM
Wow they sure look good from here!

Rick T
06-01-2011, 08:34 AM
Gotta love it when a plan comes together and you get a great meal out of it. Nice.

06-01-2011, 06:33 PM
Looks like a perfect feast to me!! :-D
Love your smoker, your collards and your ribs! :thumb:

Midnight Smoke
06-01-2011, 07:07 PM
Looks like you really had to stuff those in there to fit. :roll: They sure look good!

Bbqin fool
06-01-2011, 08:46 PM
Great looking meal! And congrats on new smoker!

06-02-2011, 02:13 AM
And another smokin unit is born into the world. Great farkin job BlueTang! I remember when you started this one. I had to put mine off until next year so that my wife can have new wood floors and carpet...sigh...

But not to worry...it just gives me more time to come up with new design improvments! Great lookin meal bro!

06-02-2011, 09:33 AM
Looking very good BlueTang!
Have much Phun with your new pit!

06-02-2011, 09:58 AM
the first word that came to me on the picture of the finished ribs was "WOW!!!!" they look nice brother! I would hit it!