Tank 2012-06-07 01:35:50
Well folks, it was 10 below zero this AM
here in Central Ohio, with a 20 below wind
chill factor. No reason not to fire up the New
Braunfels, I say.
Had to dig a path to the smoker, six inches of
snow over an inch of ice. A little rock salt &
now we are in business!
Today it’s western-style pork ribs from the freezer.
Gently water-smoked over citrus & cinnamon,
using some lovely apple wood received as a
Rubbed the ribs with a bit of onion & garlic, a
bit of paprika. Sprinkled them with juice from
Maintaining a stable temperature with a shiny new
thermometer, also a wonderful Christmas gift!
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M&m 2012-06-07 16:30:21
I can just see you out there dumping snow covered
wood into the firefox and lighting it off with a road
flare. Then I envision a picture of a man with a pair
of binoculars trying to see the thermometer through
a fogged up window.
M&M (Raining and 65 in Tampa)
Tank 2012-06-07 16:30:34
How uncivilized that would be! I always keep some wood in
the house for just such an emergency! I can see the thermometer
from the back door without going outside.
Of course, I did have to empty the snow from the home-made
chimney starter I use, but hey, after shoveling my way to the
smoker, that was easy! 🙂
On a side note, I am pleased to say that I was able to maintain
a rock solid 325 degrees for hours on end, using Royal Oak
lump & apple wood chunks. The ribs came out perfectly!
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