My First Smoke - Spare Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by strawman, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. I got an MES 40 yesterday and I tried it out today. I've never been a huge fan of ribs but my fiancee loves them so I thought I would do them and try and convince her the smoker wasn't a waste of money. Frankly, these were the best ribs I have ever had. I was thrilled with how they turned out. I followed the 3-2-1 method, apple juice and all.

    I used Jeff's rub recipe. I did a rack and half. I sauced the full rack with Mississippi bbq sauce, which is my favorite. I left the half rack dry. When it was over, I preferred the sauced ribs over the dry.

    Here they are rubbed and ready to go. I got them at Sam's.


    Some nice smoke. I used apple chips.

    Here is the finished sauced rack. Everyone should give Mississippi bbq sauce a try. I will be trying Jeff's sauce sometime soon but I have always really liked Mississippi.

    Here is the finished half rack that I left dry.

    Here are the cut shots, I don't think these shots turned out as well because they were really juicy and they looked dry in the pic IMO.


  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They sure look good from here!
  3. look good!

    taking rib pics is always frustrating to me too...they always taste so much better than they photograph!!

    PS  let us know when you compare MS to Jeff sauce... ;)
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  4. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    X2 ON THAT !!!!!!!!!
  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They look great!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  6. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yes it looks great .
  7. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    Great Job
  8. teebob2000

    teebob2000 Meat Mopper

    You're right, they DO look terrible!!  Private message me and I'll give you my mailing address so I can dispose of them for you.  

    Last edited: Oct 2, 2011
  9. Thanks for the comments!
  10. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    You said they were for your Lady...   We didn't hear what her response was ?   They do look pretty darn'd good to me tho
  11. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking ribs!!

    What didja have for sides??


  12. She really liked them!  However, she wants to do some babybacks next time because she felt the spares were a little too fatty. 

    Nothing too special on that front, some corn and cheesy broccoli with mushrooms.  I really wanted to make some corn bread, even if it was Jiffy, it just sounded good. 
  13. they look great for your first smoke

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