First time for ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by nowake, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. nowake

    nowake Newbie SMF Premier Member

    I've done a bunch of butts and fatties and I figure it's time to try some ribs. Have a decent slab of baby backs and the wife picked up a bunch of rib tips that were on sale so I guess I'll give it a go. I'll try to post some pics as I go.
     
  2. lakeman

    lakeman Fire Starter

    hey don't forget to pull the membrain of the inside pf them baby's...
     
  3. nowake

    nowake Newbie SMF Premier Member

    Check. Got the membrane off the slabs and even gave the others a once over and found a few pieces that had some membrane on them.

    Here's a pic of them ready for the smoker.
     
  4. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good, waiting on the finished Q VIEW.
     
  5. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good. Are you going to use the 2-2-1 method?
     
  6. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great start, I am with mudd, are you using the 3-2-1 method?
    Looking forward to your progress...
     
  7. yummy....I havent smoked ANYTHING for about 3 weeks[​IMG]

    I know....Its a sin!
     
  8. nowake

    nowake Newbie SMF Premier Member

    Yep, I'm trying the 3-2-1 method. So far so good I think anyway.

    Here they are when I put them on.


    And here is my smoker hopefully doing it's job. Does that look about right for the smoke?
     
  9. motorhedd

    motorhedd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    LOL great TBS[​IMG]
     
  10. audioxtremes

    audioxtremes Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Great looking TBS. I prefer 2-2-1 for baby backs. Seems they need less time to cook and still take plenty of smoke.
     
  11. motorhedd

    motorhedd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    C'MON!!!pull yerself together man![​IMG]
     
  12. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Lookin good No Wake! I use the same times for bb's or spares. looks like ya be doin spares.I would suggest to smoke em at 225-245 for 2 hrs, spritz with your favorite mop, another 1/2 hr in the smoke, then foil(spritz again before ya close the foil, back in the smoker for 1 1/2 hrs in the foil, and then take a peak at them(take the packets right off the pit and check em) I f they look tender and the pullback is good, then carefully place them back on the pit and glaze with a mixture of your favorite sauce,cut about 1/3 with the juice from the foil[​IMG] (don't tell anyone about that) and then continue the smoke for another 1/2 hr to 1 hr. maybe an addition to the glaze after the first glaze has set.

    should work out good, especially if ya got a good batch of spares, and a decent rub on em.[​IMG]
     
  13. nowake

    nowake Newbie SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the tips Spanky............err I mean Capt. Dan. I read this just in time. Sounds like a plan to me. By the way you and your posts on the other site are solely responsible for my new addiction.


    Here they are after the spritz.
     
  14. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    They are lookin good NW. Thanks for blamin me for your newest addiction. I guess I have been blamed for worse in my life!
     
  15. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    lookin good Wake!!! doin ribs myself today and gonna try that lil tip from Dan also. do a 321 for your first shot, assured good ribs, maybe they might be a lil too fall off the bone for you but you can make changes next round and as you do a few batches tweak them just the way you like them. cant wait for the finish!!!
     
  16. dennisdocb

    dennisdocb Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looking good so far...waiting for the finish
     
  17. nowake

    nowake Newbie SMF Premier Member

    I wanted to throw a couple fatties on there but there won't be enough room. I think I need a bigger unit. LOL
     
  18. smokin365

    smokin365 Smoking Fanatic

    You can always make room for a fatty, ya just need to find a cheap rack so that you can stack the ribs and free up fatty space[​IMG] Looks good
     
  19. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh My! They got medicine for that these days![​IMG]
     
  20. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hear ya <sigh> [​IMG]

    If only it were that easy. Between the kids' soccer games and my wife working on her online bachelor's degree (thus requiring me to "keep the kids busy while she is studying" it is really cutting into my smoking time. I have a TON of vacation built up. I may have to take a vacation day to do some smoking . . . [​IMG]

    Dave
     

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