Another fine rack

Discussion in 'Pork' started by meyerbbq, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. meyerbbq

    meyerbbq Fire Starter

    Hey guys, 

    Stopped over at my butcher saturday and picked up a beautiful rack of loin backs, these were gorgeous looking ribs that didn't have a ton of loin meat sitting on top of the ribs at one end like my local grocery store sells them. 

    I coated the ribs in Smokin Guns Hot rub for about 24 hrs in the fridge. Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day (when I started my cooker).... then the wind set in. We were getting wind gusts up to 40 MPH which made it very hard to control temps on my Ceramic smoker, I thought about pulling the car over in the driveway and getting the smoker behind it to block the wind but I finally got a handle on the temps. 

    These ribs took about 4.5 hrs @250*-270* (because of wind, I usually like to stay around 250*) 

    Enough chit chat, here's the final product. Sorry there isn't more pictures, these were just too good to stop and admire lol :) 
     
  2. You need to build a 'Smoking Shed'.  [​IMG]

    Those ribs look mighty good!
     
  3. meyerbbq

    meyerbbq Fire Starter

    Thanks Daniel, I was thinking of trying to rig up two big pieces of cardboard to create a barrier around my smoker. I have a party Q from BBQ Guru, but that thing was very hard to handle first time I used it so I haven't used it since.
     
  4. I was sort of joking with the comment about building a shed but it does make a huge difference for me.  I have a 30'x50' shed and I do my smoking there now.  (I started there, moved outside to our patio, and ended up back in the shed.)

    The shed cuts down on the wind of course and eliminates a lot of the temperature fluctuation.  It also lets me run my smoker every day of the year no matter what the weather is like.  January in Iowa is a bit of a challenge for smoking outside and our shade trees are way too small for standing out by the smoker in August.  I just put up the overhead door(s) and open the windows when it's hot or keep things closed up when it's cold and the shed smells wonderful for days after a smoke.  (There's a ridge vent on the roof so I don't get carbon monoxide poisoning.)
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on the ribs!

    They look great!

    Al
     
  6. meyerbbq

    meyerbbq Fire Starter

    I didn't even notice you were from Iowa, I'm in Marshalltown, about an hr from Des Moines. 

    I wish I had a shack like that! 
    Thanks Al! 
     
  7. I'm about 1/2 an hour south of West Des Moines just off I-35 near New Virginia.  Nice to meet you! [​IMG]
     
  8. meyerbbq

    meyerbbq Fire Starter

    If you ever get a chance, stop by B&B grocery in Des Moines, its a old school full butcher shop! Guy there is super friendly and will cut you amazing deals. 
     
  9. There's ANOTHER reason to go to B&B!!!  I've never been there but I've heard they have sort of a deli that's amazing.  I'm in West Des Moines 5 days a week so I'll have to go to B&B.

    Thanks!
     

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