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Evilsports
05-14-2013, 12:52 PM
I know, I cook ribs on gas. (In my defense I'm only now learning more about smoking and I'm in the process of narrowing down the contenders for my first proper bbq)

I know, I cover them in sugar.

I know, I don't even add any wood chips for ribs.

I know, they're as far from a "purist" BBQ recipe as possible.

We love them though.

Trimmed and membrane removed:

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/20130514_090706_zps61cada2a.jpg

Sprinkle of dry mustard:

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/20130514_090927_zps11c14198.jpg

Rubbed with smoked applewood seasoning:

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/20130514_091250_zpsfeafc9c9.jpg

Smothered in brown sugar:

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/20130514_091800_zpsc17bad89.jpg

Waiting for sugar to dissolve, snacking on some salmon candy:

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/20130514_094611_zpsaf517120.jpg

Close enough:

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/20130514_101629_zps982d0ee2.jpg

After first hour of indirect @ 225, spritzed down with apple cider:

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/20130514_111204_zps2ef01249.jpg

Will update. Plan is ~3hrs at 225-250 indirect, foiled for 2hrs, one more hr direct heat to brown and sauce...

Evilsports
05-14-2013, 01:12 PM
2hr cider spray:

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/20130514_120950_zps2d333686.jpg

jasonjax
05-14-2013, 01:26 PM
In the end, it is all about what tastes good to you and those you are cooking for!

That said, go get yourself a "real smoker" post-haste. :razz:

Evilsports
05-14-2013, 01:31 PM
In the end, it is all about what tastes good to you and those you are cooking for!

That said, go get yourself a "real smoker" post-haste. :razz:

I'm on it, brother! Just sifting through the mountain of reviews and recommendations.

1911Ron
05-14-2013, 01:56 PM
Build a UDS!:biggrin1: What you and yours like is up to you, i will not judge you on your likes or your choice of cooking platform!:biggrin1:

deguerre
05-14-2013, 01:58 PM
Yep. Key phrase ..."We love them though". What type of cookers are you looking at?

fingerlickin'
05-14-2013, 02:12 PM
It is not a crock pot. You are good. :thumb: You should consider picking up a kettle grill or smoker though. I think those would taste even better over charcoal. :wink:

dajogejr
05-14-2013, 02:14 PM
When "We" pay for your food and eat it for you..then "we" get to decide what's good...LOL.

What is good to you and yours is all that's ever important!!

Evilsports
05-14-2013, 02:32 PM
Yep. Key phrase ..."We love them though". What type of cookers are you looking at?

I'm trying to weigh the pros and cons of everything.

To be honest, the Primo cooker is standing out a bit for me right now. Mostly based on ease of use (with a digital temp controlled fan) and the split cooking box and grate.

An offset, while seeming to be the "purist" form of bbq, might be something that's a bit more than I would want to tackle straight off.

The usual UDS and WSM are also in the running, although I'm not crazy about the idea of having to pull everything out of a bbq in order to adjust coals or add wood? That's kind of what made the Primo unit appealing.

Like I said though, I'm learning this as I go so I'm not going to dive right into the first seemingly good idea. I'll take my time and hopefully get myself set up in a way that suits our needs and ambition level.










Who am i kidding. I'll probably own one of everything by the time I get done researching. :mrgreen::doh:

Puckstopper
05-14-2013, 02:33 PM
in the end, it is all about what tastes good to you and those you are cooking for!

That said, go get yourself a "real smoker" post-haste. :razz:

+1^^^^

Evilsports
05-14-2013, 02:34 PM
Hour 3, into some foil with apple cider. I didn't end for end the racks at all during the first three hours. It looks like the one side got a fair bit more heat, but it was a fair bit thicker on that side anyhow. Rotated them now and I'll give the last hour that way as well.

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/20130514_131934_zps4164e0a2.jpg

deguerre
05-14-2013, 02:36 PM
Who am i kidding. I'll probably own one of everything by the time I get done researching. :mrgreen::doh:

NOW you're talking.:becky:

smokainmuskoka
05-14-2013, 02:38 PM
I'll have some(please).

Some wood chips in aluminum foil, and you won't have to feel self-concious. Not that you should now - those look great.

Be sure to post some end-product shots.

Evilsports
05-14-2013, 02:44 PM
I'll have some(please).

Some wood chips in aluminum foil, and you won't have to feel self-concious. Not that you should now - those look great.

Be sure to post some end-product shots.

I've got the smoker box in the grill, but to be honest I'm not really a big fan of it. That's actually what led me to this site, and the possibility of upgrading to a real bbq.

It seems like the little smoker box just flash burns the chips, even soaked. What smoke it does produce seems to just billow out the side and top of the grill cover. I did a pork shoulder last week and I ended up having to add chips every 20 minutes or so.

By the time it was all said and done I think I added 4-5 hours to the cook time just from having to open the grill so often to add chips! :doh:

I'm a bit disenfranchised with my grills ability to hold smoke at the moment. :biggrin1:

deguerre
05-14-2013, 02:44 PM
Yep. Lookin' good so far. I'm curious about the smoked applewood seasoning. Is that a commercial product? In case I want to replicate this. I do have a gas cooker after all, even if it does make some very good smoke using chunks instead of chips.

Evilsports
05-14-2013, 02:49 PM
Yep. Lookin' good so far. I'm curious about the smoked applewood seasoning. Is that a commercial product? In case I want to replicate this. I do have a gas cooker after all, even if it does make some very good smoke using chunks instead of chips.

It is a commercial product. I sent you a link to the ingredients.

smokinrack
05-14-2013, 02:52 PM
In your defense if I tried to cook ribs on gas Id probably burn the hell out of them, keep up the good work:clap:

Evilsports
05-14-2013, 03:00 PM
Be sure to post some end-product shots.

I will. (Even if I have to steal one of my daughters red crayons and draw a smoke ring on them, first) http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/044_zps80b14c47.gif

PatAttack
05-14-2013, 03:03 PM
You mean you're not boiling first?:shock:

JK. Looks good from here. I'll have a slab.

Bludawg
05-14-2013, 03:35 PM
Come on if you gonna make the leap head on down to Canadian Tire and get a poke of Charcoal dump some in the bottom of that Gasser. Once it catches shut down the gas pile some unlit on the other side bury 4-5 man fist sized chunks of Maple in there and put the lit stuff on top. Put your food on the other end, pull up a 12 pk of Molson and tell everybody your busy for the next 12 hrs.:becky:

tb80
05-14-2013, 03:38 PM
Find a weber kettle off craigslist for $20 (I have found 2 that way). You can smoke some great ribs on a kettle while you look for the perfect smoker.

however, as long as they taste great, good for you. They look good.

N8man
05-14-2013, 03:55 PM
I'd help you eat them ribs.....yessirbuddy!!!


not to hijack your thread but, as far as having to add wood or charcoal to an Ugly Drum Smoker
that is simply not the case....load it one time, fire it up, and it runs all day, all night..
no need to do anything but kick it once in a while to knock down the ash....

My cook from Sunday.....
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=160728

lit it at 8:30 am...finished cooking by 8:00 pm....

Evilsports
05-14-2013, 03:58 PM
Side salad (our go-to summer salad)

Bell peppers
Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Goat Cheese
Roasted Pine Nuts

Chopped all up and mixed around. Topped with an old (15-20) balsamic. Try and find a nice thick and sweet balsamic and when it mixes with the roasted pine nuts and the sharp goat feta....mmmm. The veggies are just along for the ride at that point.

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/4fe407995a83e662936484a2307670e8_zps427312a0.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/9525ccf40979a4dbf2b63077af1fbf37_zps37512d71.jpg

Evilsports
05-14-2013, 03:59 PM
Come on if you gonna make the leap head on down to Canadian Tire and get a poke of Charcoal dump some in the bottom of that Gasser. Once it catches shut down the gas pile some unlit on the other side bury 4-5 man fist sized chunks of Maple in there and put the lit stuff on top. Put your food on the other end, pull up a 12 pk of Molson and tell everybody your busy for the next 12 hrs.:becky:

It sounds like you've grilled in Canada before?

:mrgreen:

Evilsports
05-14-2013, 04:08 PM
Hour 5. Out of the foil and into the fire:

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/20130514_150231_zps54947c7f.jpg

smokainmuskoka
05-14-2013, 04:41 PM
Those look more than respectable, and I'm sure they kick Swiss Chalet's a$$.

tb80's comment about getting a Weber Kettle off craigslist is excellent. That's what I did and my Q improved immeasurably. I've done Ribs, chicken, pulled pork, brisket and sides, not to mention everything that can be direct grilled. Once you figure it out, it's pretty low maintenance.

Welcome, by the way. Get comfy - you'll be here awhile...

kenthanson
05-14-2013, 04:43 PM
Find a weber kettle off craigslist for $20 (I have found 2 that way). You can smoke some great ribs on a kettle while you look for the perfect smoker.

however, as long as they taste great, good for you. They look good.

We don't have $20 kettles up here in Canada. I've seen one kettle, an 18 with a missing grate for $40. Brand new OTS are $130 for krissakes.

dwfisk
05-14-2013, 04:51 PM
Hey, gas ain't bad (especially if y'all like the output and those ribs look pretty durn good) but wood is just better. When you are ready to make the leap, my suggestion is simply something that will let you play with fire & quality seasoned wood. As someone who transitioned from gas cookers to wood I can testify you can't beleive the difference!

williamj
05-14-2013, 05:00 PM
I started out cooking ribs on a gas grill too, did it for years with great results. Like others stated its all about taste. I will say though that when you get to smoking them its a whole new world and technique, but I think you will find the results more satisfying. All I use my Weber gas grill for is to hold my chimney and other barbecuing accessories. Shame really, Ive cooked a lot of good barbecue on it but find no use for it anymore. Good luck with your search. To start out though I too would go with a kettle. JMHO

jimstocks53
05-14-2013, 05:00 PM
Don't need this for my Primo but I have seen good reviews about the AMAZ-N-Smoker (sp??) which would probably work fine on your gasser - not that I would want to dissuade you from otherwise upgrading or adding to your BBQ toys. And I am sure others can name any number of other similar smoke units.

Evilsports
05-14-2013, 05:00 PM
Sweet Baby Ray's for 15min and ready to chop:

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/20130514_154904_zps586f8b5d.jpg

Done deal:

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll299/Evilsportszx14/20130514_153317_zps92210a4a.jpg


My one rack pulled back and finished a half hour sooner than the second.

My wife says she prefers them like this. The only difference was that I spritzed them with apple cider instead of apple juice every hour. You could pick up a bit of a background malt flavor from the cider.

smokainmuskoka
05-14-2013, 05:15 PM
We don't have $20 kettles up here in Canada. I've seen one kettle, an 18 with a missing grate for $40. Brand new OTS are $130 for krissakes.

I found my first for $25 and the second for $20, and I had to wait a while. You're right - they don't show up often up here.

One I use regularly, the other was for UDS parts. I have no problem with getting a good deal used, but if I have to pay list, I think Weber product is well worth it.

cowgirl
05-14-2013, 05:17 PM
Mighty fine looking ribs and salad!! :thumb:

kaosfury
05-14-2013, 09:20 PM
Yum. Just.... yum.

deguerre
05-15-2013, 09:20 AM
Excellent. I'd hit that!

BBQinMI
05-15-2013, 09:36 AM
The ribs look great and the salad looks excellent

frognot
05-15-2013, 09:40 AM
Pretty tasty lookin' grub there!

aawa
05-15-2013, 09:41 AM
That is great looking food! Even if it is on the gasser you can still add some smoke flavor if you wanted. Just put some chips into a foil pouch and punch some holes in the top and rest it on the flavorizer bars just above the burners.

I am definitely going to have to try that summer salad.

Evilsports
05-15-2013, 10:18 AM
That is great looking food! Even if it is on the gasser you can still add some smoke flavor if you wanted. Just put some chips into a foil pouch and punch some holes in the top and rest it on the flavorizer bars just above the burners.

I am definitely going to have to try that summer salad.


Be careful roasting the pine nuts! Those suckers are super easy to get away from a person. I do them in a pan with olive oil over med heat. Once they start to brown they really roast fast.

Evilsports
05-15-2013, 10:20 AM
I'd help you eat them ribs.....yessirbuddy!!!


not to hijack your thread but, as far as having to add wood or charcoal to an Ugly Drum Smoker
that is simply not the case....load it one time, fire it up, and it runs all day, all night..
no need to do anything but kick it once in a while to knock down the ash....

My cook from Sunday.....
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=160728

lit it at 8:30 am...finished cooking by 8:00 pm....


Thank you for pointing that out, I wasn't clear on that. I figured the way that everybody raves on the UDS that I was probably missing something.

aawa
05-15-2013, 10:21 AM
Be careful roasting the pine nuts! Those suckers are super easy to get away from a person. I do them in a pan with olive oil over med heat. Once they start to brown they really roast fast.

Thanks for the pointer with that. I am definitely going to have to give this a try.

TBASS
05-15-2013, 04:23 PM
It is just like in golf. They don't ask you "how" they ask you " how many". As long as you like them, that is what counts. They look good to me. Thanks for sharing.

hogheavens
05-15-2013, 05:10 PM
I smoked ribs on a gas grill for years with good results so I know it can be done. My 2 cents for a smokerthat you can use that is inexpensive so you can get it without the fear if wasting money is the chargriller acorn. It goes by a lot if different names but its only 250-300 bucks. They work just like any iof the other expensive kamado style cookers. The best thing about them is being able to get the temp set and forget it. When I used glass I felt like a babysitter. Now I'm a babysitter that can drink some beers and fall asleep and everything is OK.

kenthanson
05-15-2013, 06:22 PM
I smoked ribs on a gas grill for years with good results so I know it can be done. My 2 cents for a smokerthat you can use that is inexpensive so you can get it without the fear if wasting money is the chargriller acorn. It goes by a lot if different names but its only 250-300 bucks. They work just like any iof the other expensive kamado style cookers. The best thing about them is being able to get the temp set and forget it. When I used glass I felt like a babysitter. Now I'm a babysitter that can drink some beers and fall asleep and everything is OK.

Wal-Mart up here started carrying them this season, $299, good deal for a very versitile unit. Most of the major home centers are carrying ceramic style cookers this year and its good to see.

Banjoe
05-15-2013, 07:13 PM
Incredible job on some beautiful ribs. You are an inspiration sir.

Like you, I'm trying to figure out how to transition from gas to real cooking and am more than confused about the whole process. Will keep up learning from this incredible group and hope to crank out some good product eventually.

Keep up the great work.

NorthwestBBQ
05-15-2013, 07:20 PM
Blasphemy! :icon_smile_tongue:

liv4jpn
05-15-2013, 08:13 PM
just my 2cent but those look good enough 2 eat ;) on a side note you wont be disappointed if you spend the cash on a primo lovin mine