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  • boftx
    Founding Member
    • Jul 2014
    • 911
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • CharGriller Pro COS
      Oklahoma Joe COS
      Maverick 732 thermometer
      Red Thermapen
      Favorite beer: Scotch

      I know I make damn good BBQ cause my 3 dogs have NEVER said no to it. (OTOH, my 13yr old says no to just about everything, except my ribs.)

    Teaching the next generation

    I had my 17yr old daughter do this cook with minimal supervision. About all I did was see if she was checking the pit temp at the right times and make the sauce since she was busy with the fries and biscuits (from scratch). I made certain she saw what I put into the sauce.

    We bought the ribs literally just before starting the coals so there was no chance to dry-brine. She pulled the membrane and put the rub on, and then monitored the pit temp from there. I had her do a classic 3-2-1 for this. When it was time to wrap she added squeeze butter, molasses, and a touch of butter pecan syrup.

    The sauce was made from the juice in the wrap, with a bit more molasses and syrup, along with some vinegar, sage, chili powder and worcestershire sauce. The sauce was used as a glaze on the ribs and as a dipping sauce for the fries.

    She made the biscuits from scratch, well, Bisquick, close enough.

    Here is the result.

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  • Obi-Dan
    Club Member
    • Feb 2016
    • 476
    • Jersey Village, TX
    • Smoker: PBC
      Grill: A 20-year-old Webber 22.5" Kettle with a Slow and Sear
      Thermometers: A Maverick ET732, A Thermapen, a few miscellaneous thermometers
      Misc: I just seem to keep buying things.

    #2
    That looks great. And good for you both. These will be cherished memories. I've tried to get my daughter involved but she's only interested in the eating.

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    • boftx
      boftx commented
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      Well, at least someone likes your cooking.
  • Nate
    Former Member
    • Apr 2015
    • 3808
    • Quarantined

    #3
    That is a heck of lesson... well done... now you just need to get her a AR Pitmaster membership for her 18th birthday and she will be well on her way.

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    • DWCowles
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 9709
      • Smiths Grove, Ky
      • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

      #4
      Looks like she got all the help she needs without our help. Also it looks like she follows directions from her father/teacher
      Last edited by DWCowles; September 18, 2016, 08:52 PM.

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      • boftx
        boftx commented
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        If I can teach her to tame a COS she can cook on anything.
    • RonB
      Club Member
      • Apr 2016
      • 12840
      • Near Richmond VA
      • Weber Performer Deluxe
        SNS
        Pizza insert
        Rotisserie
        Smokenator 1000
        Cookshack Smokette Elite
        2 Thermapens
        Chefalarm
        Dot
        lots of probes.
        CyberQ

      #5
      Congrats on having a daughter that wants to cook at all these days, and it looks like you taught her well ~ Ron

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      • MBMorgan
        Club Member
        • Sep 2015
        • 6242
        • Colorado
        • > Weber Genesis EP-330
          > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
          > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
          > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
          > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
          to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
          > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
          > Thermoworks Smoke
          > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
          > Thermoworks Thermapen
          > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
          > Anova sous vide circulator
          > Searzall torch
          > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

        #6
        Good cook ... Great daughter. Congrats, man!

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        • tbob4
          Charter Member
          • Nov 2014
          • 2383
          • Chico, CA
          • BBQ's
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            California Custom Smokers Intensive Cooking Unit
            California Custom Smokers Meat Locker
            Santa Maria Grill
            Vision Grill

            Beer
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            Wood
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            Almond
            Oak
            Madrone
            Cherry
            Peach
            Apple

          #7
          Very impressed. Did she share well?

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          • boftx
            boftx commented
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            Yes, the dogs didn't give her a choice.
        • Breadhead
          Banned Former Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 0

          #8
          Great job Pops... There aren't many 17 year old humans that can pull that cook off in that type of cooker. You're preparing her for an enjoyable life. She will be able to bring friends and family together by creating great settings around her BBQ skills. When she meets a HWMO she must let him know... Keep away from my smokers and grills.😡

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          • boftx
            boftx commented
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            This was the first time she has done ribs. I've had her monitor the fire a number of times for pork butts and she knows what probe tender means. If she goes hungry in the future it won't be my fault.
        • fuzzydaddy
          Charter Member
          • Nov 2014
          • 4963
          • Winchester TN
          • Hardware
            Blackstone 36” Griddle
            Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado.
            Slow 'N Sear Kettle Grill.
            Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0), DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
            Weber Chimney starters (regular and half).
            Joule.
            GrillGrates.
            Maverick XR-50 [my favorite].
            ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

            Consumables / Favorites
            KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks)
            Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins.
            SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
            MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPG.

          #9
          That is really special and a very tasty meal. Well done! My son is in his 30s and slowly warming up to the idea of learning more. I recently bought him the new magnet and I think he's getting curious. Maybe one day soon we'll cook together.

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          • Thunder77
            Founding Member
            • Jul 2014
            • 2777
            • Halethorpe, MD
            • Weber 26.75" Kettle with SnS. Broil King Baron 5 burner. Akorn Kamado, and Akorn Jr kamado. Primo Oval Junior. Love grilling steaks, ribs, and chicken. Need to master smoked salmon Favorite cool weather beer: Sam Adams Octoberfest Favorite warm weather beer: Yuengling Traditional Lager All-time favorite drink: Single Malt Scotch

            #10
            That looks wonderful! I'm glad your daughter is interested in learning the ways of the grill.

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            • Steve B
              Club Member
              • Jun 2016
              • 3003
              • Rockland county New York
              • Lonestar Grillz 24x36 offset smoker, grill, w/ main chamber charcoal grate and 3 tel-tru thermometers - left, right and center
                Yoke Up custom charcoal basket and a Grill Wraps cover.

                22.5 copper kettle w/ SnS, DnG, BBQ vortex, gasket and stainless steel hinge kit.

                Napoleon gas grill (soon to go bye bye) rotting out.

                1 maverick et-733 digital thermometer - black
                1 maverick et-733 - gray
                1 new standard grilling remote digital thermometer
                1 thermoworks thermopen mk4 - red
                1 thermoworks thermopop - red

                Pre Miala flavor injector
                taylor digital scale
                TSM meat grinder
                chefs choice food slicer
                cuisinhart food processor
                food saver vacuum sealer
                TSM harvest food dehydrator

              #11
              That's awesome. Not just the cook, which looks great, but the quality time you guys get to spend together. This day and age not a lot of families have that. Congrats.

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              • HorseDoctor
                Charter Member
                • Sep 2014
                • 1147
                • Central Iowa

                #12
                Looks awesome! Well done to the both of you!

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                • Spinaker
                  Moderator
                  • Nov 2014
                  • 10681
                  • Land of Tonka
                  • John "J R"
                    Instagram: JRBowlsby
                    Smokin' Hound Que
                    Minnesota/ United States of America

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                  #13
                  They look great. The memories made here will last a lifetime.

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