Maple Glazed Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by disco, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A local supermarket had a great buy on side ribs. They were a little fatty for my taste but I still bought 3 packages due to the low price.


    I wanted to put a bit of maple sweetness on the ribs. In the past, I have put maple syrup in various solutions on at the end. I found it was too maple and thought I would try and use a little less this time. I mixed it with a regular barbecue sauce for a little savoury taste.

    I peeled the sliverskin off the back with a paper towel.


    I gave it a rub with Louisiana Grills Rib Rub.


    I preheated the pellet smoker to 210 F with hickory pellets and put a probe from my Thermoworks remote thermometer in the thickest part of the meat. I fired it in the smoker and let it go.


    I gave it a spray with apple juice every hour to one and a half hour.


    After 5 hours, the internal temperature of the ribs got to my desired 195 F. I brushed them with a glaze made of 2 parts maple syrup and one part barbecue sauce. I used my homemade sauce but bottled would be fine. I cooked for 30 more minutes.


    I took the ribs in to sit and set up while I made some Mountain Toast on my propane grill.



    I cut them up and served them with a nice salad and the Mountain Toast.




    These tasted great and had a wonderful texture. It had a nice maple taste but the nice hit of bbq sauce. The meat was not fall of the bone, it was bite off the bone. I have tried to explain that to people before so I took a picture of what it looks like. You take a bite and the meat pulls clean from the bone but the rest of the meat stays on the bone leaving the shape of your bite.


    I really prefer not foiling my ribs and She Who Must Be Obeyed never cared for fall off the bone so life is good!

    Disco
     
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tasty lookin meal Disco, the ribs look outstanding & the rest look awesome as well ! We had ribs last weekend, just somethin bout em that are so tasty ! :biggrin: Nice smoke my friend ! Thumbs Up
     
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty,I want to try brining to get a light maple touch. You should be a spokesperson for that pellet muncher company!
     
  4. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Those are some fine ribs you have there sir. I like the maple idea, I just might have to try that.

     
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Justin. I do like my ribs.
    Har! Thanks. I will be mentioning them less when I run out of the free spices they gave me.
    Thanks! It gives a different sweetness.
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]WOW.   Another great post.   Them ribs look great.
     
  7. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Adam!
     
  8. weev

    weev Meat Mopper

    Look great I like my ribs like you do but the rest of the family likes fall of the bone better but slowly I'm getting them to switch
     
  9. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Awesome ribs Disco!  Thanks for the pics and technique!  Points to you sir!

    Mike
     
  10. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I understand where they are coming from. When I first started smoking, I loved the 3-2-1 method and the fall from the bone meat. Then I tried unfoiled and converted. Thanks for the kind words.
    Thanks for the points, Mike!
     
  11. Wow Disco, those are some mighty fine looking ribs, Beautiful color Maple glaze sounds interesting

    never tried it, but going on my list.

    Nice job my friend  [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  12. bena

    bena Meat Mopper

    Looks like a poster award for best in show...wow.   Knocked it out of the park again!
     
  13. sauced

    sauced Master of the Pit

    Nice job Disco! Seems you and I are cut from the same cloth......love them ribs!!! But, my family loves the fall off the bone ribs, me....love em either way!

    The Maple syrup sounds like a winner, gonna try that on next rack!
     
  14. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Disco They look good nice smoke ring on them.Not a big fan on any sauce but I'de eat them Points

    Richie

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  15. idahopz

    idahopz Smoking Fanatic

    Dang, those ribs are mighty fine! I too need to try a bit of maple on my next cook.

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  16. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]Good stuff Disco!

    Nice job on the ribs!

    Al
     
  17. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice looking disco. Reminded me of the cured maple glazed ribs of yours long ago.

    Great looking meal.
     
  18. lancep

    lancep Master of the Pit

    Yes, Yes, all of the above, those ribs look fantastic!! I've done the maple/sauce glaze on my last two racks absolutely love it.

    :points:
     
  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Gary. I appreciate the point!
    That is very kind, Ben! I do like my ribs.
    Har! I have to admit, I like them both ways, too. However this way pleases She Who Must Be Obeyed and I am a coward.
     
  20. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, Richie. I have been meaning to drop the hammer on dry ribs one day but I just haven't got there yet.
    I appreciate the point my neighbour to the south!
    Thanks, Al! The point is appreciated.
     

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