Finally did it - ribs Memphis style

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dvan1901, Oct 6, 2008.

  1. dvan1901

    dvan1901 Newbie

    One of my goals in getting a smoker was to recreate the ribs we used to get all the time in Memphis. I tried and tried on my grill and they all sucked. Part of that was the grill, but the other part was the cut of meat I was buying. So, armed with my new smoker and two successful Boston Butts under my belt (literally) I set out to do some ribs.

    First, I bought baby back ribs; I had been buying spare ribs and they were like a big fatty pork chop on rib bones. I took the baby back and applied a rub from a famous restaurant in Memphis and let them sit overnight. Then, I got my smoker to temp, good smoke rolling and put the rib racks in. I smoked them for about 3 hours at 225, basting after the first hour with a spray bottle of apple juice. I then took them off and wrapped them in heavy foil with a splash of juice and cooked them for another two hours. Then, I just opened up the foil to let the steam out and left them on for another 45 minutes. They were pretty darn good if I say so myself; they were exactly like I was trying to create. I was pumped! Had to share...
  2. doctor phreak

    doctor phreak Smoking Fanatic

    no q-view didn't happen.......j/k sounds good but a q-view would help....[​IMG]
  3. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Good for you man!
    I only hope the rub wasn't from the neely's.

    Sounds like some fine ribs.

  4. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    excellent! Sounds like you hit the jackpot.
  5. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh Happy Day. Now ya got that figured out, whats the next quest?
  6. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Sounds great!! Love to see some pictures.

    What makes them "Memphis Style"? Is it the rub or the way they're smoked?
  7. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    My guess is it was Charlie Vargas rub (Rendezvous). Maybe Corky's, but I'm sticking with Rendezvous rub.
  8. kurtsara

    kurtsara Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Way to go, that' what it's all about
  9. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds good. Nothing much better than baby backs!
  10. dvan1901

    dvan1901 Newbie

    If there was a prize, you would win. I'm going to be back in Memphis this weekend so I'm going to stock up on both as I like them both and can't get them here.
  11. dvan1901

    dvan1901 Newbie

    Memphis style traditionally means smoked only with a dry rub, not sauce.
  12. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Thanks! I can say I have done some ribs in the passed Memphis style. [​IMG]
  13. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My favorite style. You gotta have a great rub and a perfect smoke to get them JUST right. This weekend I BARELY wet my ribs with a doctored sauce...and din't like doing it, but it's expected sigh.
  14. audioxtremes

    audioxtremes Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    The rendezvous is the second best bbq i've ever had. Best in memphis.

    Nothing like back alley bbq.
  15. I just found the Charlse Vergos rub available online from their website.

    I think I'm gonna give it a try! I LOVES ME SOME DRY RIBS!


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