My Ribs Are Never "Great"! Trying Something Different Today...

Discussion in 'Pork' started by grillmonkey, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    I have been maybe trying too hard to get my ribs the way I want them and it hasn't been working out. Today, I'm going to give Chef JimmyJ's 3-2-1 ribs a try. I'll be putting them on about 9 this morning and hopefully I'll be bragging at about 4:00 about how I can make great ribs. Since I'm smoking on my offset, which requires a lot of attention and is way down by the tractor shed, it will probably be after I'm done before I can post Q-View.

    Wish me luck, and if it's a fail I'm sure it will be my fault and not the Chef's great recipe. I hope I can do him justice. I'm not the greatest cook, I don't know why. To put it into perspective, if I were on the TV show "Hell's Kitchen", I'd probably be Chef Gordon Ramsay's first homicide.
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    If you can hold pit temp and can tell time 3-2-1 will work great.

    Happy smoken.

  3. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member


    When I was cooking with my offset I decided the best way to do ribs was in the oven!  After a couple of hours on the smoke that is.  2 or 3 hrs on the smoke at 225-250 then wrapped and braised in the oven till fall off the bone tender.  They went back on the smoker or grill to tighten them up and crisp the sauce.

    Good Luck   Uncle Jimmy gives good advice.
  4. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    Followed Chef JimmyJ's recipe to the letter from this thread:

    I have complained to anyone who would listen that my ribs need some work. As of today, the work is done. They were great. Chef JJ changed my life. I went from my family complaining that I was going to try ribs again, to compliments from everyone who tried them.

    Rubbed and going into the smoke.

    Fired up and smoking. It's not that smoky, the camera lens is fogged up.

    No rib smoke is safe without an alert guard dog posted.

    Ready! If it's as good as it looks, it should be great.

    At this point my mouth is really watering.

    Add some potatoes and southern white peas. You can't imagine the willpower it took to take this pic, and not just dive right in.

    Thanks Chef JimmyJ
  5. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    Life is good right now. And thanks again Chef JimmyJ.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2014
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking ribs!
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    Looks GREAT!

    Happy smoken.

  8. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    The Q-view says it all. They were just as good as they look. The only problem I have is there weren't any leftovers. To put the success into perspective, last time I did a single rack of ribs, just over half were all that was eaten by the same people who devoured this rack. And this time they immediately began complaining that I didn't smoke enough.
  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice .  .  .

     Have fun , do it again (often) and . . .
  10. Nothing is better, than the taste of success!
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Grillmonkey That is some fine looking Q I would eat it.

  12. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the great advice oldschool, I will follow it often.
    You got that right, Addertooth. I can't remember ever pulling something off my smoker that was that good.
    Let me know the next time you're going to be down around Twin City, Ga. and I'll cook you some up, tropics. Just watch out for the guard dog.....sometimes people accidentally step on her tail.
  13. Your ribs look awesome.....beautiful color. It seems to me no matter how many racks I smoke I always wish I had done one more. Nice smoke. Congrats. :sausage: :yahoo:
  14. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks 5oclock, I just scrolled back up to look and my stomach started growling as soon as I saw them.
  15. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Seems like many new smokers want to start with ribs?

    Lots of easier ways to go.

    The perfect rib for you and your loved ones?

    That usually takes some work and experimentation.

    Glad you hit the one for you and your family!

    Now pat yourself on the back and just enjoy those perfect ribs!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  16. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    I had the misfortune of having perfect ribs a long time ago, and the cook wouldn't divulge any part of his recipe. Since then I have been trying to duplicate that taste and texture, to no avail. Now, thanks to Chef JJ, I have a recipe that is not the same, but just as perfect.

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