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Old 09-15-2007, 08:48 AM   #1
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Ribs on the Primo.

here is after and before pictures of my first Primo cook. http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee193/Ineffectual/
Two things that could have been done differently was indirect and less unlit fuel. The fire was too close to the ribs. The ring was filled a little half way. I only placed a few (6) lit pieces of charcoal on top and opened vents all the way. Temp raised quickly. First time I used Cowboy. The bag I bought has a lot of little pieces.

Other than the burnt part the ribs were great
I think I am going to like this cooker .
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:06 AM   #2
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If you ever decide that you don't like that cooker you can send me a pm and I will send you my address.......

I have heard a lot of non-pro remarks about Cowboy lump. I have used RO lump with great results.

Good first cook on the Primo.
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:03 AM   #3
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Cowyboy always has a lot of small pieces. It's mostly made from scraps from flooring mills. One of it's strengths is that it's fairly consistently sized -- so you know what to expect. One of it's weaknesses is that it's fairly consistently small sized -- so it lights hot, but burns down to lower heat pretty quickly.

IMO it's not very good charcoal. Not that I'd throw it out or wouldn't use it over Kingsford briquettes in a pinch. I'd drive out of my way for something better, though.


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Old 09-16-2007, 05:20 AM   #4
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Re: Ribs on the Primo.

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here is after and before pictures of my first Primo cook. http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee193/Ineffectual/
Two things that could have been done differently was indirect and less unlit fuel. The fire was too close to the ribs. The ring was filled a little half way. I only placed a few (6) lit pieces of charcoal on top and opened vents all the way. Temp raised quickly. First time I used Cowboy. The bag I bought has a lot of little pieces.

Other than the burnt part the ribs were great
I think I am going to like this cooker .
Couple things for your next cook on the Primo. Leave the top and bottom vent open 100% until you get to 190-200*, then shut both vents down 75% and add your meat then close both vents down to where you only have about 1" opening. From there your temps will rise a bit but should settle in close to around 250*. Also drip pan racks to hold a couple fire bricks and a drip pan would prevent the ribs from charring.

I don't mind Cowboy Lump, it's certainly not the best but is pretty much the easiest to find. If I use it, it's for grilling vs. smoking. I find it will not give you much of a smoke ring. If you're having trouble finding another brand of lump, try your local roofing center. Yes roofing center, the ones around here sell Royal Oak $9 for a 20lb bag. Roofers use it to heat the roofing tar.

Ribs looked great to me!!
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You'll do better each time you use it. Try to make a brisket next. I think you'll be amazed....
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Old 09-17-2007, 09:22 AM   #6
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Looks good to me.
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Yup looks fine to me too
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