Baby Back Sampler

Discussion in 'Pork' started by briggy, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Decided to have a little fun today.  Picked up a three pack of Costco's Loin Back Ribs. 


    Now for the sampler pack, from left to right:

    1) Jeff's Rub

    2) Famous Dave's Rib Rub

    3) Tatonka and Cayenne


    I will probably use a couple of different sauces on them also so the fam can pick their favorite.

    More to come!
     
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    How about sauce half of each rack other half dry? Looks like a great start!
     
  3. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Interesting thought - I'll have to see if I can get buy-in on that one [​IMG]
     
  4. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    I think we've decided on a third dry, a third with Jeff's, and a third with Carolina Honey Vinegar.  I'll have to put some Devil's Spit on a couple just for me of course [​IMG]
     
  5. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Just some quick QView, smoking with Apple & Pecan with an AJ spritz.  Jeff's on the back, TD front, and Famous Dave's under.

     
  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like a tasty load of pork tastyness!Thumbs Up
     
  7. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Here is the pic off of the smoker.  Total cook time 5 hours running 180 to 190 for the first hour and around 240 to 250 most of the time.  Had to foil wrap and throw in a cooler until the family returns:

     
  8. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What no sampling? Come on fess up!
     
  9. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good. Can't wait to hear how they turned out.
     
  10. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Here are a few random pics of the taste test:



     
  11. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    As far as results go: the kids couldn't remember which rib I gave them so who knows what they preferred.  It seemed they liked the Famous Dave's rub with the Carolina Honey Vinegar sauce, they don't do spicy.

    For the wife and I, we both like spicy.  Our top rib was the Tatonka and Cayenne with no sauce.  Our second place would be the Tatonka and Cayenne with Jeff's sauce.  We both felt that Famous Dave's rub lacked much of any flavor on the finished product.  For those that prefer some spice but not a great deal, Jeff's rub and Jeff's sauce was great all around.

    Nothing wrong with eating 9 ribs just to get through a taste test!  [​IMG]
     
  12. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks to b-one for the suggestion.  Turns out our favorite was indeed dry.
     
  13. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great,glad to hear it was a tasty time!
     
  14. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job on the ribs!

    They all look delicious!

    Al
     
  15. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks B!
    Thank you Al, it was a lot of fun.
     
  16. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking ribs and I may be a tad biased but I am also very happy with you and your wife's choices! :yahoo:
     
  17. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    You, biased?  I never would have thought!  The TD is some great stuff, thank you for a great product!
     
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