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MacEggs

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You're My Boy Blue
« on: June 17, 2013, 04:25:55 AM »
I finally got to hug my Blue OTG!
I guess you could say that my parents were the "agents" on this purchase. They live much closer for pick-up.
Got it in early May for $100. New - never been used. New ones retail for $190 + tax, so this was less than half price.
Was up for the Father's Day weekend, and did some ribs the day after seasoning.

I gotta say that the blue is rather striking! I left it at their place ... maybe for the summer, then bring it home.  8) ;)




















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Jeff

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Re: You're My Boy Blue
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2013, 04:30:11 AM »
Way to break it in....RIBS!   Beautiful grill!
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Hogsy

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Re: You're My Boy Blue
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 04:33:04 AM »
Looks Beautiful and the ribs look pretty good too
That mod of yours seems to of performed well
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Craig

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You're My Boy Blue
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 04:38:58 AM »
Beautiful blue! Ribs look great too!

1buckie

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Re: You're My Boy Blue
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 04:39:04 AM »

Pretty zippy fuse fence ya got there Mark !!!!

I'm glad you were able to catch up with your kettle.....Blues' are really something UP CLOSE, eh?

Nice ribs outta the deal too !!!!
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zorknards2

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Re: You're My Boy Blue
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 06:07:11 AM »
looks like baby backs, how did you cook them (times) and is that a expanded metal ring on the bottom? I've never did ribs on my kettle usually smoke in my home made barrell smoker
i almost have all my grails but waiting for that yellow to miraculously appear maybe in ny.

MacEggs

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Re: You're My Boy Blue
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2013, 06:39:27 AM »
looks like baby backs, how did you cook them (times) and is that a expanded metal ring on the bottom? I've never did ribs on my kettle usually smoke in my home made barrell smoker

Yes, these were back ribs (as they are called up here by grocers). The rub was Memphis Dust from amazingribs.com.
The intakes were about a quarter to a third open for most of the cook. I opened them wide for the last hour, including the sauce phase.
These were on for a little over 6 hours. Too long, you say ... nah! These turned out fantastic! Just a slight tug on the bone.

I, too, did ribs on my UDS, and then tried them on the Weber kettle using the snake / fuse method. I love them done this way!  :D

Expanded metal ring.



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Duke

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Re: You're My Boy Blue
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2013, 06:46:40 AM »
Love the blues! Nice grab and great looking ribbies!

zorknards2

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Re: You're My Boy Blue
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2013, 06:55:04 AM »
you use the tin foil to help offset heat? or to help prevent burning
i almost have all my grails but waiting for that yellow to miraculously appear maybe in ny.

Chasing_smoke

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You're My Boy Blue
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2013, 07:06:18 AM »
That's a great looking blue and a hell of a set of ribs! I dig mine cooked longer too and lower heats.


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MacEggs

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Re: You're My Boy Blue
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2013, 08:20:50 AM »
you use the tin foil to help offset heat? or to help prevent burning

Yes, I like to use AF to help avoid any drippings on the charcoal,
as well as to help offset heat and to prevent burning. Works great! I recommend you trying this method.  :)
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OGlenn

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Re: You're My Boy Blue
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2013, 10:15:18 AM »
Nice to see another fresh blue, I really like the color.  I fortunately scored a nib (chip in lid) 22" otg blue on the bay for just over $50 last week... was a local seller so I was able to evade shipping costs. Weber was nice enough to send a replacement lid due to the dent/chip as well! Fired it up yesterday for Fathers Day and for some 2lb ribeyes. It was a good day!
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cbpeck

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Re: You're My Boy Blue
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2013, 10:16:53 AM »
I really like the "AA"s with their black ash pan & triangle. I have a green one I bought new that year. I really like it, but I must confess that sometimes I wish it was blue.

Golly

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Re: You're My Boy Blue
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2013, 12:12:49 PM »
grate looking bluey
just need to get rid of the plastic handles
any suggestions on which timber suits blueys best?
i have light oak on my blueys
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Bman

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Re: You're My Boy Blue
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2013, 01:09:10 PM »
I have a blue performer (newer & SS) and LOVE the color!  Congrats...
I've always had gas...  And now a bunch of kettles because of this place.  Thanks!