First Smoked Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by irishteabear, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've done spare ribs many times in the past on the grill with good results. This is the first time I've smoked them.


    Before trimming.

    I trimmed the ribs myself thanks to the tutorial on SMF. I rubbed the ribs with Jeff's rub, and the trimmings with a rub I got from a friend who does comp que. Put them in zipper bags for the night in the fridge.

    I got sidetracked and put them in the smoker without getting pics.


    Mid smoke.

    Smoked them using the 3-2-1 method at 220 using hickory. I spritzed a couple of times using a mix of apple juice and capt morgan. Next time I think I'll do them 2-2-1. They were literally falling off the bone to the point you couldn't pick the things up. [​IMG] The ribs were a big hit with everyone. I gave some of the trimmings to Dan and the kids to try the rub. They didn't like it, said it was too hot. Wimps. [​IMG]
     
  2. azrocker

    azrocker Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I have 40 pounds of ribs in the freezer and family on the way later in the month. Can't wait to give them a try. Hope they look anywhere near as good as yours! Points!
     
  3. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    mmmmmmmmmmmm ribs.


    Nuff said

    Points to you on your first rib smoke
     
  4. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ribs look awesome! Looks like you are an ol' pro...never would have guessed those were your first racks. Nice pull back. [​IMG]

    BBQ Eng.
     
  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Real nice ribs.
     
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great nice job
     
  7. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Nice job Dawn, lot of pro's would like to see their ribs look that good.
     
  8. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking ribs, Dawn. I'm with you on not having them fall off the bone. I like them just so you have to pull the meat off with your teeth.
     
  9. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Shweeeeet!
    [​IMG]
     
  10. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Congratulations on your first rib smoke. Looks tasty!
     
  11. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They look great Dawn. Thx for the view.
     
  12. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks great Dawn!
     
  13. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking spares Dawn, congrats. I think you'll like the 2-2-1 method, that's where I've settled on spares. Did you find spares easier to trim than Dino ribs?
     
  14. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Nice. Looks like you were busy this past weekend. I agree with the 2-2-1 method I find the bone comes off clean and you can pickem up, my .02.
    Points.......[​IMG]
     
  15. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So far the dino ribs I've gotten haven't needed to be trimmed. The spares were very easy to do. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. [​IMG]
     
  16. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great job, Dawn! Those look yummy.[​IMG] Congrats on your first spare smoke.
     
  17. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great looking ribs.
     
  18. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great Dawn...Congrats!!
     

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