View Full Version : First cook drum smoker

07-21-2007, 04:26 PM
Cooked ribs on drum smoker !

Photo 1--Butternut squash from garden

Photo 2-3--Ribs rubed down with Mortons Nature Seasoning and a little garlic powder

Photo 4-5--On smoker

Photo 6--Cherry wood and a pile of hickory to the left

Photo 7-8--Finished and looking good


07-21-2007, 06:41 PM
looks good! need more pics of food!:-P How did it taste?

07-21-2007, 07:14 PM
Food looks great. How did you like the way it cooked?

07-21-2007, 07:53 PM
Results will be in shortely !
Another couple coming for dinner.
Smoked baked beens--Potato salad

07-21-2007, 09:34 PM
Looking good.

07-22-2007, 01:22 PM
Results are in
Friends 65yr. old--Both said that the ribs were the best they have ever had.
Wife--Not a big rib eater--The best she has ever had-we have been married for 24yrs
Belive it or not-this is the first time to cook slab ribs always baby backs

The drum smoker works

07-22-2007, 02:03 PM
YEAH, BUDDY! Drums rock!!

07-22-2007, 03:22 PM
cooking in that drum will impress alot of people keep cookin

07-22-2007, 03:58 PM
I woulda probably trimmed up the ribs St. Louis style. They look like brontosaurous ribs. :wink:

07-22-2007, 07:52 PM
Looking good Mike! Did you turn the ribs or use foil on them?


07-22-2007, 11:03 PM
SWAMPRB----I turned about every 30 or 40 mins. Sprayed with apple juice. Did this for about 2 hours and then I put them in racks so I could go take my afternoon nap ! After nap I laid the back flat. I did not trim these ribs. When I served them, I cut them just like you would have trimed them. Part trimed off will be used for seasoning in a variety of dishes.
I live in a small town of about 1200 people, I bought the old 2 story bank building on main street and use it for my office and storage, I also use part of it for projects, such as building my drum smoker. Some how word got out about this project and I had a steady stream of old codgers and some young ones peering in my window to see what the hell I was making.
Small towns are a trip to live in especially if they cannot figure out what you are doing.