Pork Spare Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tailgate72, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. tailgate72

    tailgate72 Smoke Blower

    Hey all,

    This is my first proper way to do ribs I guess you would say, as before I would put them off and couldnt figure out why they would always turn out kinda crappy. Was never happy with them. Guess that is why I do so much reading on here so I can improve and we can enjoy what we eat instead of just eating it LOL.

    Anyway here is what we smoked last night.

    trimmed and ready to go on the smoker


    Little left over pieces I decided to smoke as well


    6 hrs later off they come. Pic is a little dark.


    All sliced up and ready for supper tonight.


    Thx for looking


    Any tips and tricks would be greatly appreciated. I tried part of one and it was excellant for what I like. I am going to change what I mop them with though. I would have liked to spritz them with just apple juice but forgot to pic up a new bottle as my old one had an accident and we had to bury it in the land fill.
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good looking Ribs there, Dave!!!

    Looks mighty tasty!!!


  3. smokinal

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

    Looks like you nailed it to me! 

    For me ribs are the hardest thing to smoke and have them turn out great every time.

    I just did a rack yesterday that were the best I have ever done, but now I'm worried I won't be able to to it the same next time.

    I go through the same procedure each time & they are a little different each time.

    You just have to keep experimenting until you find the ribs that you & your family like. Then stick to that procedure.

    Take notes each time so you can duplicate your effort.
  4. tailgate72

    tailgate72 Smoke Blower

    Thanks Bear
    Im going to have to get in the habit of writing down everything I do. Notes on this one sure would have helped on the next. They have two very distinctive flavor profiles. Very sweet to begin with then the heat just sneaks up on ya and grabs ya from behind. My brother went nuts over the mop sauce, he loved it. BUT I dont l care for the finished apperance of it. I wish it would have hardened a bit more instead of being "soft" so to speak.

    Will be working on it to find that happy medium

    Thank you very much AL

  5. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    Those look fine to me...but to be sure I would have to try a plate.


  6. Those look real tasty. I am very temted to try some this weekend on my MES40.
  7. jeff b

    jeff b Fire Starter

    Great looking ribs!

    My first attempted turned out great and hoping to replicate it this weekend.
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good from here!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  9. I have done several racks now Johnny Trigg/321 style...kind of my own twist on both.  Trimmed and rubbed, in the smoker @ 225 for ~3 hours, until you get good pullback on the bones.  Then foil with squeeze Parkay, honey and brown sugar.  Back in the smoker for around 2 hours.  Out of the foil, be careful they want to fall completely apart at this point.  Then back into the smoker for another hour or so to firm them up.  I haven't had a bad rack yet and my in-laws love them, my wife...well, she's a vegetarian, I just don't get it!
  10. dpeart

    dpeart Smoke Blower

    I must admit I'm a vegetarian as well.  You are what you eat . . . right?

    or as my boss says, "vegetables are what food eats"

  11. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!!

  12. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I get my share of veggies second hand.

    Just about everything I eat was once a vegetarian.

  13. tailgate72

    tailgate72 Smoke Blower

    Too Funny Bear.

    Thanks all for the kind words.

    Bones thx for reminding me of Johnny's method I couldnt for the life of me remember, but then again like I've said before my memory is as long as my big toe..or was it my little one..

  14. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tailgate , your Ribs are looking good,just keep praticing and sending us Q-view [​IMG]  Remember we LIKE to drool [​IMG]

    Have fun and............
  15. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      The ribs look awesome! Nice smoke ring.

  16. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    Good pics, ribs look excellent, sounds like you're improving, which is great!
  17. berninga87

    berninga87 Smoking Fanatic

    [​IMG]Lookin good!
  18. ugaboz

    ugaboz Smoking Fanatic

    looking good

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