Finally finished tobacco - Smoked ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by grothe, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We finally finished harvesting tobacco, so.... time for some ribs. Smoked 5 racks of st louis and 4 racks of spares. All rubbed w/ Jeff's and smoked in the offset & vert propane.

    Goin in a smokers



    3 hrs in & ready to be wrapped



    Wrapped up in the offset


    Finished




    One guy that helped us out w/ the tobacco said his brother was into cookin up Q. I had him try some of the ribs and asked him his opinion. I was surprised to to hear him say "Those beat the **** out of my brother's". He is suppose to stop by next week with a couple of racks for me to smoke for his brother to try. LOL By far the best complement I've gotten to date[​IMG] !!! Thanks to all here who've shared their knowledge with me!!![​IMG] With out all of you, I'd still be eatin ****!!!!
     
  2. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thought for sure you were using tobacco for the smoke on these ribs when I read the title.

    They look great! Do any in menthol?
     
  3. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking ribs!![​IMG]

    I really enjoy your pictures too.[​IMG]
     
  4. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't think I'm gonna try - may be a little harsh. Like eatin out of an ash tray. LOL[​IMG]

    Thanks Cowgirl! Still doesn't compare to your smokes![​IMG]
     
  5. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    LOL, that's all we need. Two things that could kill us when eating ribs. Tobacco and smoked foods. [​IMG]
     
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great congrats on a fine smoke [​IMG]
     
  7. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good.

    Man, I don't miss tobacco at all. I talked with dad over the weekend. They apparenlty planted too much this year, and think the frost may get some of it before they crop it all. Sucks, but live and learn.

    Is Conn. Burley tobacco?
     
  8. dangerdan

    dangerdan Meat Mopper OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ahhhh my two favorite vices... Tobacco & BBQ...

    Great lookin ribs there..
     
  9. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanx Guys!
    Piney

    Packplantpath, Connecticut Broad Leaf - Used for cigar wrapper
     
  10. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

     
  11. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nothing like a full smoker to warm the soul!! :0-)
     
  12. sheepdog

    sheepdog Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Looks good. Let me know when you need help getting rid of the geese.
     
  13. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Real nice ob there Gene. Like the tobacco set up you have there.
     
  14. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow Gene,
    What a rib feast! they look amazing....what a harvest! Glad your back to smoking...ribs!
     
  15. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    Ahh, thanks. I have zero experience with cigar tobacco.

    Flue cured, and very little burley.

    I'm sure it's nice to be finished.
     
  16. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Heh love the title... great looking ribs man... well done!
     
  17. solar

    solar Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Gene, those are some great looking ribs, looks like a nice bark on them too, great job!!

    Love the pictures, are those old Farmall tractors?
     
  18. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    nice looking smoke gene!!!! so which tasted better? from the sfb or from the vert. or no noticable difference? just curious. great smoke! great pix!!!
     
  19. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks everyone!

    Solar - Farmall 200, Farmall C, & Farmall Cub

    Erain - Glad ya asked. I forgot to mention the difference between the two. In the offset, I preburnt oak for the fuel. The vert just used oak chunks. The darker ribs came from the offset and had a more pronounced smoke flavor. Don't get me wrong, the vert ribs were da** good - just the offset's were just a little bit better. IMHO - others may argue my findings. LOL I'll ask the others that tried em ( doubt they even knew the difference ).[​IMG]
     

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