July 5th Spare Ribs + Bonus Chicken with pics

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mnjosh, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Was on the lake the last 2 days so its time to fire up the smoker. This is the 3rd time I've smoked something first Pork Shoulder, 2nd baby backs.

    Mustard base with my normal dry rub of pepper, garlic, sea salt, cumin & lime zest


    Chargiller loaded up:


    Storm moving in during the smoke:


    Any comments/questions are appreciated, just wanted to post since I registered for the site.

  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome Josh to SMF. You'll like it here for there are alot of good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat or anything else. Now you look like you know what you are doing on the smoker. It nice to see someone who doesn't trim their ribs either. You will really like all the good infomation that is very soon coming your way. This is a great resource for info and recipes that will amaze you how good they really are. So sit back read some threads and enjoy as we know you will.
  3. Thanks for the welcome mballi.

    This is the first time trying Spares and I never trimmed baby backs so I thought I would try it this way and keep it simple.

    I'm using 3-2-1 as read about on another spare rib post and will let everyone know how they turn out. I am also spraying the ribs and chicken down with amaretto and red wine every 45 min or so when I check the temps and add wood or coal.

    My Chargriller smokin pro isn't the most efficient smoker but it is getting better as I make updates.

    Next mods are:

    - mount a lower thermometer that actually works.

    - add a hole to place remote therm wires.

    - seal holes and add a gasket of some sort to the cover.
  4. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Even with the rain it looks like you had a good smoke with some good grub as the result. Nice work!
  5. Thx Sumo, The rain didn't cool down the grill too much and everything did turn out pretty well.
  6. sqwib

    sqwib OTBS Member

    Yeah, open that umbrella[​IMG]

    Looking good!!
  7. dutch

    dutch Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Are they done yet??? Before I moved into a house that came with a 30 X 40 covered patio, I would erect my EZUp canopy if there was a chance of a storm moving in.  You must of had a warm rain if it didn't affect the temps much.
  8. It was almost all covered by my roof overhang.

    I'm getting a bigger umbrella for future cooks :)

    And yes it was a warm rain. Good call on the EZ up, great idea to bust that out in the future!
  9. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah... the Char-grillers actually do OK with rain and even temps down to about 40°. It's the wind that kills em - I had modded Smokin' Pro for almost a year, then switched to a WSM. Was noticing your end of the chamber therm "mod".... heh-heh. If you go to Home Depot or lowes they have some 2" dial therms that are super easy to mount on the front of the lid, about $7 each. I mounted mine half way between the end of handle and the end of the smoker on both sides. Just had to drill two 3/8 d. holes, slip the stem in then put on a thumb nut from the back.

    Nice looking smoke you got going, can't wait to see the results. Also you might want to switch the chicken so it is closer to the firebox - it will benefit from the higher temps and crisp up the skin a bit.
  10. Here are a couple pics of the finished product. Turned out great and I do like smoking the whole spare rib.

  11. Thanks JI, yeah that dryer vent mod seems to help quite a bit and I have one of the therms you are talking about to add as well. Do you have a pic of your Chargriller mods you made?

    I plan to step up to the WSM in the future as well as it is a pain to cook pork shoulders in this chargriller overnight.

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