Three years ago, on Memorial Day weekend, I used my Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker (the "Bullet") for the first time. I also had just bought a new camera, with video capability, so I decided to capture the maiden voyage of the bullet on video.
What I learned after posting this video is how utterly clueless I was about how to use this device and cooking ribs in general. Among my mistakes:
- Using way too much wood
- Not trimming the ribs properly
- Filling the water bowl outside the smoker and trying to drop it in the hot smoker (good way to burn your hands)
- Finishing in the propane grill (totally unnecessary)
- Not using a rib rack
The video was originally released on the jeffpickens YouTube channel in four parts, as I did not have the software or skills to string the four videos together. Finally, three years on, I was able to string the four parts into one video and add rudimentary titles.
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