View Full Version : Super Bowl Blizzard ribs on the UDS

02-01-2015, 05:50 PM
Was going to haul out the trusty stickburner to do some ribs and then cold smoke some beef jerky but Mother Nature not having any of that. Didn't want to expose the cooker to those elements and then try to babysit a fire in 40mph winds.

So Plan B was to throw the ribs on the UDS. Every time I fire this thing up I'm reminded as to why it's such a great cooker. Have been able to hold temps dead-on 275* no problem despite driving snow.

Anyway, a couple pics of the setup and then the three racks - this as at the 2-1/2 hour mark at which point I foiled them.

02-01-2015, 05:54 PM
They sure are looking good.

02-01-2015, 06:02 PM
You just can't beat the basic cooker, looks great!!

Big George's BBQ
02-01-2015, 06:05 PM
Yum. Great color

02-01-2015, 06:06 PM
Very nice looking so far. Post a shot of the finished product?

02-01-2015, 06:41 PM
those ribs do look good so far.

02-01-2015, 07:59 PM
Looking good

smoke ninja
02-01-2015, 08:08 PM
Nice smoke stack chimney mod. :thumb:

02-02-2015, 02:23 PM
Finished product - a bit late and these were sitting in a bowl for like half an hour so not as appealing as they were out of the cooker but tasted very good!

02-02-2015, 02:25 PM
Nice smoke stack chimney mod. :thumb:

Yeah the chimney is about 5" but given the wind I decided to put that chimney starter on top to at least cut down on the breeze...worked like a charm!!

02-02-2015, 05:08 PM
That's hilarious. I always use my chimney starter as a windbreak! Great minds... Ribs look tasty!

02-02-2015, 05:10 PM
Nice looking bones...

02-02-2015, 05:11 PM
Nice cook!

02-02-2015, 05:12 PM
Good lookin ribs!

How many, and what size intakes were you using? What fuel and how did you get her started?

02-02-2015, 07:46 PM
Great job they look tastey

Happy Hapgood
02-02-2015, 07:54 PM
It always amazes me how you yankee folks cook in the wind and snow and make spectacular BBQ. :clap2::clap2::clap2:

02-02-2015, 07:59 PM
Was having the same problem down in south Kansas. Huge winds that were blowing straight at the firebox. Instead of trying to prop the wheelbarrow across the air intakes, I gave up and used the UDS. Wasn't all that happy with the results, but I did manage to get a good batch of ABTs cooked.

02-02-2015, 08:05 PM
Nice cook. Drum looks nice. Ribs too!

Smoke Dawg
02-02-2015, 09:01 PM
Those look good

Please send some to Toast!

02-02-2015, 09:10 PM
Nice ribs and rack, they look big. I use my chimney as a "exhaust extender" also. I can top it with foil if it starts raining hard as well. Can't beat the UDS for frugality and simplicity.