This is my first time BBQing (smoking) by myself with no help from anyone except YouTube. It’s not like I had much to lose if I messed up, just some $32 Dinosaur Ribs is all. So I tried my very best to do a good job.
I started around 7am by prepping the meat, removing the fat cap & seasoning with salt & pepper.
By 8am the smoker that we have not used in probably 6 months nearly caught fire all while coming down in temperature at the same time. Yes you read that correctly. It smoked me out of my own yard & at the same time dropped in temperature to the point it just stopped working.
As with all forms of technology I figured before I hosed it down & grabbed my inhaler I’d just turn it off, unplug it, & plug it back in. It works for everything else & it worked for this Pit Master too.
I had no clue why this happened. There was no one to call & nothing to do but try again. I did notice it was a tad low on pellets so I loaded it up & started over. By 8:40am it had reached 225 degrees & was smoking like normal. My Dinosaur Ribs were in. Four hours later I wrapped them in foil & put the thermometer probe in so I’d know when they reached 190 degrees. This happened about 3 hours later. I let them rest in the foil for 30 minutes & then served them.
These ribs were easy to make & tasted great but overall are a novelty. At $7.99 a pound they’re not expensive per pound BUT you’re paying for the bones, not the meat. They look impressive but I probably won’t get them again, I’ll stick with normal beef ribs that cost a bit less and offer up more meat.
Will I grill again? Sure. It was fun. My first time out unassisted & I tackled Dinosaur Ribs. I’m giving myself a pat on my smoke stinking back tonight.