First Smoke/Spare Ribs w/Qview!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by rtclac, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. rtclac

    rtclac Newbie

    Hey all- Finally got to use new GOSM smoker(small one- I now know should've got the big one!- but only small one available at WW)
    Set up GOSM after making a platform to set it on- seasoned and was ready to go.
    Spares from Costco were rubbed with a recipe from al roker's rub, then refrigerated for a bit and then trimmed st louis style and placed in smoker. Hot day and had no real problem keeping temp at 225- 250 degrees because although it ran a little hot, I had to check therm placed inside every once in awhile which lowered temp when door was opened.
    I used the 3-2-1 method that I learned from this great forum and had a few G&T's while listening to Kenny Chesney on outdoor speakers!
    I spritzed with combo apple jiuce/rum every so often and then fished last hour with a finishing sauce from another forum using some BBQ sauce, bourbon and brown sugar- gave it a nice glaze.
    Oh- used the cut down coffee can for a chip box and used hickory chunks form Bass Pro and some lump charcoal(not much) Actually had some very nice TBS and was proud of that!
    Finally did some of the GREAT wicked beans that you all have endorsed and they were outstanding!!

    So - the ribs were excellent! and we loved the smokey flavor and outside "bark" with inside flavor- kids would have liked a bit more "sauce" on the ribs as they are used to "famous daves's" but these were the bext tasting ribs I think they have had!
    Thanks for all the info I have learned here!- I have put the time in to see how the masters here have done it and next will be doing chicken, pulled pork and keep you posted!

    Here is set up



  2. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Fantastic Job! They look great, and a nice smoke ring too.
    Making me hungry just looking at them! Is it lunch time yet??
    Excellent first smoke!
  3. tybo6

    tybo6 Smoke Blower

    Good lookin ribs.........I have tried ribs with no luck.......lookin at ur pics makes me wanna go try again......right now.........good job
  4. dennisdocb

    dennisdocb Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Great lookin ribs[​IMG] Good job
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Eh..yer kids will learn good ribs don't need sauce...or very little and not gooped on...soon!

  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking ribs, but I will make a comment about "It was the only small one available at Wal-Mart".
    Unless you just had to have it that day, all GOSM's are at Wal-Mart. Just shop for them online. Free shipping to your local store. Sometimes even cheaper online than at the store. [​IMG]
  7. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow those look good!!![​IMG] Can't wait to see ur pulled pork! Keep it up, great job!
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome [​IMG] with the grandkids around I just warm a bit of sauce and put it on the side for them to dip in
  9. The ribs look terrific..yummmm. Sounds like you had it all going on... the music...the smoke...rids...beans... few pops maybe? I especially like the tiled platform. Great job dude on all counts.

  10. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking ribs.
  11. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    pts for a great first smoke,congrats!!
  12. rtclac

    rtclac Newbie

    thanks guys- appreciate the suggestions too!

    that platform weighs a bit but had fun putting it together!
    Also, next time will put some sauce on the side but I do agree- good smoked ribs are all that's needed! also will try to find some apple wood but having trouble and no Bass Pro or similar store around here[​IMG]
  13. carnuba

    carnuba Smoke Blower

    if you have an academy sports around there
    i got apple chips from there for about 2 bucks a bag
  14. chitownbbq

    chitownbbq Newbie

    Wow. Now those are some nice lookin ribs. Makin me hungry. Surely this can't really be your first smoke?

    I think I saw apple chips at Lowes. I got mine from Menards, but you might not have any around there.

    There needs to be some sort of nationwide smoking specialty store, haha.
  15. ezmoney

    ezmoney Meat Mopper

    Excellent work.....those ribs look delicious!![​IMG]
  16. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on a great successful rib smoke! [​IMG]
  17. rtclac

    rtclac Newbie

    Yeah- I think that's business that could make it! nationwide smoke stores!
  18. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great for a first smoke. WTG.
  19. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Right on !! for a first smoke those ribs look awsome. Thats the way to hit the ground running [​IMG]
  20. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, great looking ribs,[​IMG] first smoke or not!

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