First real rib smoke

Discussion in 'Pork' started by camg, Jan 1, 2016.

  1. camg

    camg Fire Starter

    ill be throwing in some baby backs for Sunday. first real smoke I've done a were I've cooked in the oven for most the time then through them in the smoker for little while. 

    started them tonight with a brown sugar rub that has some what of a kick 

    1/2 cup Brown Sugar
    1/4 cup Paprika
    4 T Coarse Salt
    3 T Coarse Pepper
    2 t Onion Powder
    2 t Garlic Powder
    2 t Celery Seed
    1 t Cayenne Pepper

    added a little more cayenne for some more spice

    now ill let them sit for till Sunday morning


    the bbq sauce I'm making is a sweet coca cola bbq sauce first time I'm trying this as well so well see how it is

    • Cinnamon – 1 Tbsp.
    • Dry Oregano – 1 Tbsp.
    • Brown Sugar – 1 cup
    • Black Pepper – 2 Tbsp.
    • Chili Sauce – 1 pint
    • Ketchup – 24 oz.
    • Coca-Cola – 16 oz.
    • Prepared Mustard – 2 Tbsp.
     

    I plan on doing the 2-2-1 method at 200-225

    Let me know what you guys think and if you have any pointers let me know!
     
  2. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Cam,

    2-2-1 is probably ok. I definitely prefer more of a 3-1.5-.5 kind of smoke when I wrap. You can also try to run them straight through without wrapping. Will take about 5 or 6 hrs. @ 225/250. I used a mixture of pecan and apple today and I was very pleased with the results.

    Bryce
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2016
  3. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I agree with Bryce , enjoy your ribs !
     
  4. camg

    camg Fire Starter

    thanks for the info will monitor for sure maybe do the 3-1-.5.

    do you guys usually spray with apple juice? or just let it ride out
     
  5. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    For pork ribs, both baby back and spares I prefer to run them naked and not foil. I do not spray them. every time you open the smoker you loose heat and smoke. If I'm going to add a sauce I do that during the last hour and I only add it once. Plan on 4-5 hours for baby backs. Spares take about 5-6. A good test to see if they are done is to pick the ribs up about a third of the way through the rack with tongs. If the rack bends 90 degrees or close too you are done. The meat shouldn't fall off when doing this. I will usually check at around hour 4 and then every 15 minutes after that.
     
  6. camg

    camg Fire Starter

    thanks sailor ill definatly try it that way then open the grill as minimal as possible then.

    what temp do you usually use the 225-250?
     
  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes 225-250 for low and slow smokes. I also eillmdomhigher temp rib smokes too. Running the smoker 285-325. Ribs take around 3 hours.
     
  8. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great start. b
     
  9. camg

    camg Fire Starter

    thanks BD hoping it turns out
     
  10. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Look like you're off to a great start.  I would keep the temps between 225 and 250.  Good luck, I'll be watching!

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    Mike
     
  11. camg

    camg Fire Starter

    thanks mike appriciate it. will keep everyone updated as soon as i start tomorrow

    cam
     
  12. camg

    camg Fire Starter

    Just got the ribs on I'm taking dirt sailors method and just going to cook slow without foil.
     
  13. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a plan. Case knows how to cook! Light that fire!

    Looks to me that your 4 legged buddy is wanting a bone.

     b
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2016
  14. camg

    camg Fire Starter

    yeah he's always wanting something. An hour and ten minutes in and it's rolling pretty good making the bbq sauce now
     
  15. camg

    camg Fire Starter

    Just came out of the smoker
     
  16. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very pretty!  Nice smoke CamG
     
  17. camg

    camg Fire Starter

    here's the cut into picture. Don't think they're as tender as I wanted but very good flavor
     
  18. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Excellent smoke!  Nice job.

    Mike
     
  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty! Nice smoke!
     
  20. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yup... Ditto to all those comments.  Ya did a great job. I hope you enjoyed the cook as much as you did eating those ribs! b
     

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