Well, thanks, Puter, for what the heck that was. Turns out this smoking conversation has inspired a lot of conversation, both in the Castle and even down at the Doublewide.
JAB, after a too-long absence writes in:
As you know, we Americans do value our mobility. Here you will find a photo of my dad’s grill, complete with tires that almost always need air. Kinda like a “mobile home,” it’s mobility is more potential than actual, but a tractor with a front-end loader can haul it to and fro in case a family member is hosting a gathering, for instance.
Anyhoo, I heartily commend you for your posting on the proper preparation of ribs. Perhaps you have helped in some way to ERADICATE FROM THE FACE OF THIS EARTH the hideous practice of parboiling ribs to “save time.” Love the idea of the cidar vinegar mist! For your future dry-rub mixins, might I suggest that you add in some dry mustard?
JAB from the Doublewide
P.S. Artisanally produced using his very own welding trailer, there is really no telling what the barrel originally held, but even money says it was some sort of chemical used on the farm. DADT!
Thanks. Actually, that looks like a perfectly functional barrel smoker. It may be rusty on the outside, but it very likely started out in life as a barrel smoker. They arent pretty, and they arent meant to be.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.