"Bulk" Ribs for Memorial Day

Discussion in 'Pork' started by daveomak, May 31, 2011.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have never done ribs in the smoker so... 10# / $15 last friday at Safeway is a good deal... here goes nuttin'.

    They were thrown in a big bag and frozen in one lump. Now what? Thaw the whole lump in the fridge and take her from there.

    They appeared to be trimmings from what would have been "choice cuts" of ribs. Little stubby sections of ribs and breast bones with flaps aplenty. I guess some of it was pig brisket?

    What the hey. Pork is pork and it all eats. The pic on the cover was a little decieving and before I go any farther on this sublect, the pack was very meaty and the meat delicious. I am going to the store to see if thay have any more packs at $1.50/#.


    Seasoned the meat  and in the refer overnight.


    The MES 30 was pretty full. I figured out how to stack the meat using TIG rod.

    Worked out well. Ribs stacked and flaps laid out on the top rack.

    As the rib temp came up to 150*, the temp in the smoker started

    to drop. I think this was due to moisture coming out of the meat. I decided to pull them and baste

    and into the roaster pan and the oven.


    Looking pretty good after 2 hrs of hickory and 3 hrs of heat @ 225* in the smoker.


    Swabbed with KC Masterpiece. The bride is from Kansas City. Go figure.

    The meat in the foil boat is "Just Passin Thru's" Char Siu Sauce. Into the roasting pan we go...


    Final temp was 191* to get fall off the bone tender meat. It was moist and tender.


    Sorry no pics of the tater salad.

    10# was too much to do at one time for this small smoker. Another valuable learning experience.

    I'm still learnin' so bear with me Bear. I am following your recipe next time.  [​IMG]
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Dave!!

     I have had great luck with spares in my 30.

    SPOG only here.

  3. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks yummy to me.
  4. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sometimes the old MES can get fairly packed, but makes for good eating!
  5. smokinal

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

    Good looking ribs, Dave!
  6. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yummy looking ribs dave

  7. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Awesome, thanks for sharing
  8. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    very meaty ribs
  9. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Now that's what I call some good smoking.  A guys gotta work the meat sections of these stores to catch the "bargains".  If you've got a Haggens or Top Foods in your area, look for the beef flanken ribs.  The spring and early summer is about the only time I see these beauties.  These make excellent smoked beef candy (ala burn't ends).
  10. hardslicer

    hardslicer Smoking Fanatic

    great pics and very informational....nicely done!

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