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Lightning

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COVID-19 work from home First time Ranch smoke
« on: March 26, 2020, 02:20:13 PM »
Things keep tightening up here with restrictions on what can be open, what you can do, etc etc.   Anyhow the Lococoís near me had a sale on side ribs.  The price per pound was down and then they added a buy two, get the third one free deal.  So I did.

Work has done a 180 degree U turn on (among many other things; sheesh guys, stop writing each other bonus chequeís and get it together) work from home so Iíve been at home with a laptop Iíve had for three years that Iíve never been allowed to remote in with before.

Also, my Ranch has been seriously under utilized which was frustrating me to no end since I got it but Iím not even sure I fired it up at all last year.

Combine all three, the deal on ribs, working from home, and the desire to use the Ranch more and I spent part of the afternoon alternating between sitting in the back yard on my laptop with a coffee, walking over to the Ranch and getting it ready, and as soon as I went off the clock, getting the ribs ready.  Theyíre smoking now.  Iíve never smoked on the ranch before so this is a total experiment.  Hopefully they turn out well.

Iíll keep you guys posted.


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bbqking01

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Re: COVID-19 work from home First time Ranch smoke
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 02:39:53 PM »
I wanna see um finished. Look fantabulous!!


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JEBIV

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Re: COVID-19 work from home First time Ranch smoke
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 03:45:00 PM »
Is that a 2x1 snake ?

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Lightning

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Re: COVID-19 work from home First time Ranch smoke
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2020, 04:12:14 PM »

Is that a 2x1 snake ?

Close.  What I did was make a triangular profile snake where itís two briquettes wide on the bottom layer and a single layer on the top where the briquettes in the top layer straddle the ones on the bottom.   Iím not sure itís enough to keep the temperature propped up.  Itís running much cooler than my WSM usually does.

Anyhow Iíve attached a picture of the progress thus far.


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GrillGuyMosier

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Re: COVID-19 work from home First time Ranch smoke
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2020, 04:17:46 AM »
3x2 snake will hold 250
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Re: COVID-19 work from home First time Ranch smoke
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2020, 12:48:12 PM »

3x2 snake will hold 250

Yeah, thanks for that tip, I was thinking of going to a 2x2 but in light of that Iíll bump it up more since it had a hard time staying above 200 and took forever to even get there.  I ended up finishing the ribs in the oven and they werenít all that good.  About the same as the meh stuff one of the local restaurant chains served.

Thereís always next time.  Anyhow the real head scratcher to me was not being able to get the temperature up on the Ranch. Previously, for regular grilling, Iíve had the opposite problem with it skyrocketing and difficulty keeping it down to a reasonable level since it was constantly trying to run away and turn into an inferno.  Thatís why I went light on the charcoals for smoking...


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