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Nice smoke ring:
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There’s a hot little bartender my friends and I like to visit on Wednesday’s.
Tiffany is from Texas and has that bratty quick native wit we tip extra for.

I bring in a couple crock pots of my wife’s ribs and her homemade cornbread.

$2.99 a lb back ribs at Staters
Rub then two and a half hours @225f in the smoker w/pecan wood.
Sauce and season and wrap in foil upside down back in the smoker for heat two more hours.
Slice, Sauce again and serve.

Friends are Kansas farmers that sold out and moved west to be close to their kids.
Conversations go like:
“Ya tack weld a 1/8” inside dia bushing on the end of the Kubotas engines crank shaft oil outlet when the low pressure oil light won’t clear.”

“Ya cut those 20 ml Cialis in half or quarters?” "You can get them in 50ml down in Mexico."
 
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You will learn something every time you use a smoker.
This time I learned Pecan and Hickory are near the same wood.

Pecan is simply a self pollinating tree Hickory needs a male and female tree in close proximity. Maybe pecan a bit sweeter, Hickory stronger, that’s all opinions though and maybe even regional.

I’ve learned pecan works with every meat from Brisket to back ribs.
A chunk of apple and cherry in there with the Pecan works with it too.
“Sugar woods” as the old Kansas farmers tell me.
I’m pretty sure the COSTCO blended pellets are the three woods I mention judging by taste.

The Weber packaged smoker woods come in chunks and chips and are reasonably priced. The chunks are smaller then most others so they work nicely in the Red Box smokers wood tray. Found at Home Depot and Lowe’s.
Always place your smoking wood under the charcoal.



My smoke was drifting up to the neighbors bedroom window so I decided to move the smoker. They asked me not to, they really liked the aroma.
So much they went out and bought a Traeger that very day.

Dumb luck they found a nice one $200 at the local liquidation store. If the wheels are installed incorrectly Tragers will tip over and dent so the liquidation store had several dented. Just reverse the wheels when ya get it home. They tip real easy otherwise.
 
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What kinda smoker is that? I need a new one, and want to use something other than pellets.
 
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Red Box reverse flow smoker.
Super stout and durable but pricy.
Similar kinda units on the market much cheaper.
 

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The corn bread will make you look like a genius in the kitchen:

Three boxes of that cheap-o Jiffy corn bread mix. Sometimes a little more.
Re fill one box with yellow cake mix. Add.
4 eggs
1 stick soften butter.
One and 1/3 cup milk or cream
3/4 cup Agave sweetener or honey.
Mix put in paper baking cups about 2/3 full.

Bake 325f for about 12 to 15 minutes or golden like in the pic above.
 

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We love the pecan for smoking, kinda sweet / light it’s not a heavy smokey flavor. Never tried hickory, will have to give it a burn.
We did some Asian sticky ribs over the weekend, 3 racks, they turned out good.

I’m going to try your corn bread/muffin mix!

Your ribs look great! What sauce do you like to use?
 
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We love the pecan for smoking, kinda sweet / light it’s not a heavy smokey flavor. Never tried hickory, will have to give it a burn.
We did some Asian sticky ribs over the weekend, 3 racks, they turned out good.

I’m going to try your corn bread/muffin mix!

Your ribs look great! What sauce do you like to use?
I have my own but the Heinz Classic is fantastic. Cheapest on the grocery shelf and everyone's favorite.
 
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We do our own also, 2-3 batches a year and jar / can it up, but always wondering what someone else likes...
 
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I made the dune ribs again yesterday.
Two and a half hours smoking w/pecan and apple, then wrap upside down with the usual ingredients and heat for another hour, then remove from the wrap, sauce and season them some more and back in the smoker for another hour. WOW really good with the sauce baked on.

Then at the Dive Bar the Shut up Sisters wouldn't shut up so everyone ate up, finished their drinks and left.
Usually there are a few people that will buy the Shut Up Sisters drinks if they STFU. Shut up for 15 minutes = a free cocktail. But not this day.
"Don't be rude to us, we like to talk."

I followed this method:
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