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First Babybacks on the Hondo

 
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bonsaikc



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18 11 8:34 pm    Post subject: First Babybacks on the Hondo Reply with quote

Inaugurated my New Braunfels Hondo yesterday, with two racks of babybacks. I rubbed with mustard and a prepared rub from Jack Stack, a local institution in Kansas City.

The Hondo runs pretty hot since the firebox needs some modification to make it more airtight, but the ribs were fantastic with the spicy zing from the rub.




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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18 11 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

them ribs sure look yummy Wink good job,,,,
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18 11 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fine lookin Bones!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19 11 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, guys! I'm going to try some other rubs, including Pig's Worst Nightmare Apple Rub. These were quite spicy, which I love, but we might want other flavors.

Oh yes, we also used apple chips for smokage.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19 11 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Other than running hot how do you like that Hondo? I hear they are quite a bit bit heavier material than the Chargriller Pro like I have. I have been thinking that the Hondo might be my next smoker/griller. I built a charcoal basket for mine and loaded it up to do the Minion Method. I could tell a difference in the rust on the SFB after the 5 hour smoke I did this weekend. Thanks in advance for any info.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19 11 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a Hondo (15 years now) and I found that a crude baffle will help you with the temps. I flattened a foil tray out and positioned it over the hole between the firebox and the smoking chamber. It's helped me even out my temperatures and is a cheap fix.

Baby backs look really good.

I don't know about the new Hondos. Mine is from back when New Braunfels were actually made in New Braunfels. Char-broil bought them out and changed the way they were made shortly after I bought mine. I'm told they are thinner metal than they used to be. I haven't seen a newer one to compare them.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19 11 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't beat that for a 1st attempt!

Like Big Orson I had an older NB.

It was still a bit tough on temp control.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19 11 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking ribs. Nice smokey deliciousness right there.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19 11 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, guys! This one is much heavier than I expected, and I like almost everything about it. A baffle, tuning plate, and charcoal basket are next on the list of mods. (All I've done so far is extend the stack).

I love the cast iron grates!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19 11 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These Hondo's are tough to find on the web. I went to Lowe's, Home Depot and even Charbroil and they are coming up. Anyone have any suggestions? I am just about to plan out my own Hondo style and built over the winter.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26 11 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RollinontheRvr wrote:
These Hondo's are tough to find on the web. I went to Lowe's, Home Depot and even Charbroil and they are coming up. Anyone have any suggestions? I am just about to plan out my own Hondo style and built over the winter.


Found mine at Academy Sports and Outdoor. Shipping was actually free, so I didn't mind that I couldn't pick it up. Good luck!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29 11 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bonsaikc wrote:
Found mine at Academy Sports and Outdoor. Shipping was actually free, so I didn't mind that I couldn't pick it up. Good luck!


Thanks. I will look that up.
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