Monday, November 09, 2020

Pellet Smokers For The Win!

... with special thanks to @psudrozz, who encouraged me to buy one. Mine is an Oklahoma Joe model, the Rider. It's one of the best purchases we've ever made.

This weekend, one of our sons came home from a long visit to Philly, so we decided to hold a feast in his honor. Ribs were prepared with a rub, thrown in the smoker for 3 1/2 hours and spritzed with a vinegar-apple cider-imitation butter mix while cooking. I painted some of them with Buzz and Ned's barbecue sauce near the end.

The result was deliciousness.

Before.

During.

After.

I can't recommend a pellet smoker highly enough.

Upcoming Project: Once again, I have regrets about my annual planting experiment and once again, it involves photography. I keep wishing I had time-lapse photos of growth. Usually it's of the plants. This year, I wish I had photos of the development of individual cotton bolls. Each Spring, I commit to being disciplined and taking the photos by hand, but it never works out that way. I need to make an Arduino-powered camera to take my pictures for me.

Election Ranting: I've gone off the political grid. I don't see that I have anything to add and the whole thing was driving me to distraction. I don't have a big following, so nothing I say will make a difference. That means ranting does nothing but cause me heartburn. 

Suffice it to say, I'm convinced there was massive voter fraud. My bet is that Trump won and the election was stolen. If that's the case and we keep this method of voting, then both sides will use it for mass fraud. At that point, arguing politics becomes a complete waste of time because outcomes will be determined by the best cheater. Your vote will mean nothing.

3 comments:

Mostly Nothing said...

The ribs look great. I don't know that BBQ sauce. We generally get sauces from Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, or Kansas.

I wanted to get our smoker out again this fall and make burnt ends again, but we didn't get to it. Snow is coming in a few hours.

The center has failed politically. I have been disenfranchised by both sides. Unfortunately, I'm even more pessimistic than you. The democrats have a larger advantage because, their lapdogs will cover up any fraud by them, and work tirelessly to uncover fraud by republicans, whether or not it is there.

K T Cat said...

Fear not, my friend. If the Democrats have as much of an upper hand as all that, then soon they will use it against each other. It's the instability that is the threat, not who wins one election or another.

Err, maybe fear is the best course of action, come to think of it. ;-)

tom said...

3.5 hours at what temperature on the smoker? I've been messing with my cooking times and temps but am going backwards...