First Q-View!! Mother's Day Baby Backs!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by cle-q, May 11, 2016.

  1. Thank God I finally had a nice Sunday to pull out the smoker!  This is the first smoke for me this year, AND my first ever baby backs!  Up to this point I have only done St. Louis style ribs.  I used the 2-2-1 method on these suckers and they were AWESOME!  Now for some Q!!

    Here they are!  Some delicious Baby Backs!  First I hit them with some salt and pepper.  Let 'em sit for about while, then on went the mustard and rub!  I used meatheads memphis dust recipe.

    I got the Smoke Vault up to 225 with 3 chunks of Cherry wood for smoke (thanks smokinlicious!) and in they went!

    First mod to the Smoke Vault...last year I routed my probe wires thru the intake at the bottom.  It worked ok, but was a bit of a pain sliding the racks in and out.  The probe wires are only so long.  After some searching I found this grommet that is supposed to go on the newer model Weber Smokey Mountain cooker.  5 seconds with a hole saw and the grommet popped right in.  Moving the racks around was much easier with the probe coming in in the middle instead of the bottom

    After 1 hour, I basted 'em with a mixture of apple juice, apple cider vinegar, rub, and vegetable oil.  I hit them with a sprinkling of rub too.  Here is how they looked:

    After 2 hours, they got basted and rubbed again.  Then I foiled them with some margarine, honey and brown sugar:

    After 2 more hours in the cooker foiled, I pulled 'em out and hit them front and back with a little Sweet Baby Ray's that I thinned out a bit with some apple juice, then back in the cooker for 1 final hour!

    After 5 hours of cookin, here they are!  GORGEOUS Baby Backs!  Loved every minute of it!

    They came out perfect!  Just the right amount of chew off the bone, juicy and tender!  
    Last edited: May 11, 2016
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  2. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]  Your BB ribs look great!

    Thought I smelled something good smokin' on Sunday! 
  3. smokinal

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

    They look delicious!

    Nice job!

  4. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Awesome ribs man.  I do like the mustard method, thats the way I do mine. Of course salt n pepper plain jane is good too let the meat speak for itself.


  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    They look great,nice bone showing and the meat looks tender Points


  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First off, nice post with good info.

    Second, great qview.

    Third, wonderful ribs.

    Other than these, it is only a fair post.



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