View Full Version : My First Smoker Extravaganza (with Pron)

11-27-2011, 10:21 PM
I had a thank you dinner for the guys that built my PIT last Friday, I think it came out perfect.(The meal too!) All week long I was preparing for this day. At 7:30am I started preparing the fire and 9:00am the ribs went on. It was a long day that went smoothly, until the gas grill's oven wouldn't fire up for the corn bread. NUTS! So I went indirect on the top of the grill under the hood, it worked fine.:thumb: By 2:50 everything was plated and ready to eat.

On the menu was: Bilbo's rub and sauce Baby Back Ribs, Dad's Famous Bbq Chicken, Sweet and Spicey Fatties, wrapped with bacon, glazed with Frank's Sweet and Spicey Sauce and stuffed with cheddar cheese, sauteed mushrooms, peppers and onions, and Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans. I forgot to photograph the Cast Iron Skillet Corn Bread and Dutch Oven Fireside Punch. Gettin' old I guess.

11-27-2011, 10:34 PM
yum yum yum! thats one lucky pit builder! now get ready for winter bc its gonna stink! :heh: not lookin forward to it myself.

11-27-2011, 10:37 PM
Looks good, real good!!!

11-28-2011, 03:55 AM
Nice job!

11-28-2011, 08:43 AM
that looks good, both the food and the new pit, I bet the guys enjoyed the food.

11-28-2011, 09:19 AM
"that looks good, both the food and the new pit, I bet the guys enjoyed the food."

Thanks, everything went well I think. I really like my new pit, and those ribs were the first I've done that "I" went nuts over. Thanks Billbo for the recipe you posted. The chicken recipe had been lost to the family for 27 years, it was my fathers special recipe. Thanks to my brother's wife for finding it again. I don't think she realizes how much that recipe ment to me. It brings back memories of my mom and dad, taking my brother and me camping for the season in ct when we were little boys, about a hundred years ago.:-D It was his recipe and cooking method (He built his own special, collapsable grill out of sheet metal, just for this recipe.) which I adapted to smoking.
Here is the original recipe, unaltered:
DAD'S FAMOUS Barbeque Chicken

2 - 3 lb chickens split in half
cup water
1 cup cider vinegar
cup salad oil (vegetable oil)
1 tbsp salt
It takes approximately 8 lbs. briquets.
Place inside of chicken down first. Turn every 15 minutes and baste just before turning. Takes from 1 to 1 hours. Have chicken approximately 20 -24 inches from charcoal which should be burning embers spread thinly.