Pork Spare Ribs in a MES 30

Discussion in 'Pork' started by waucedah, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Please give me any tips or hints.

    These will be my first in the MES

  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    hint: 3-2-1
  3. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

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  4. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      First, what is your main concern? Be more specific and it will be easier to help you.

  5. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Don't do it!.... you'll be hooked for life![​IMG]
  6. I have no major concerns, should have probably  asked for any thing that stands out as a technique that worked well, something different.

    How about getting bark on ribs in a electric MES?

    I will be using the 3-2-1 method with a dry rub

    Thanks much
  7. kryinggame

    kryinggame Smoking Fanatic

    Here's what I do:
    1. Using spare ribs that have been cleaned up, I rub them down using Jeff's rub and let them sit overnight;
    2. The next morning, I'll get my MES ready. Get it up to 275;
    3. Once it reaches 275, I'll put my rack in, along with my AMNPS and will lock the chamber and set it for 235 degrees and keep the timer to 7 hrs;
    4. I don't like the 3-2-1 method. I don't like meat that's falling off the bones. I just let the ribs cook for the entire 6 hours;
    5. After 4 hours of smoking, I'll open the chamber to spray some apple juice;
    6. The 5th hour, I'll squirt a bit more apple juice on it.
    7. At the 6th hour, I'll do the bend test. Generally, the ribs are about to break apart at this point.
    8. I'll take the ribs out and will wrap them in foil for 20 - 30 minutes before cutting up.
    Here's a picture of the ribs that I pulled off about 2 hours ago:

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  8. Thank you for the suggestion, I will try it next time.

    Today I ran two racks of ribs 3-2-1

    yellow mustard to coat the ribs and the "don't rub your eyes"[​IMG] rub that Jeff has on his smoking-meat.com web site.

    they turned out great

    used three small bottles of red blush wine in the water pan ( left over in the fridge from a visitor)

    pecan and hickory wood

    left the membrane on, kinda used to it being on from restaurant's that I have ribs at on a regular basis  also I like the meat to stay on the bone
  9. kryinggame

    kryinggame Smoking Fanatic

    I'm so happy that I was able to assist someone. I just finished eating the ribs that I smoked yesterday. They were dang good ribs. I even sucked the marrow out the bones. lol

    I think the lynchpin of success is Jeff's rub. Man, lately, I've been putting it on everything. The flavor is so good. You absolutely do not need sauce. Last night a buddy and his wife dropped by (as they usually do on Saturday nights to see what I smoked). His wife insulted me, she asked why there was no sauce on the ribs. I wanted to kick her out but I simply told her to take a bite. Afterwards, Pam apologized.

    What you'll learn is, once you understand the basics, the ribs get better each time. Anyway, I wish you continued success.
  10. whittling chip

    whittling chip Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

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