Rack of Pork-Heavy Q-view cause I rememberd the SD Card

Discussion in 'Pork' started by garyinmd, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. garyinmd

    garyinmd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Teebob started a thread here a couple of weeks ago on a Rack of Pork he picked up, ironically I picked up the same cut and was going to ask the group what to do with it when I seen his post (http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/112566/smoking-a-rack-of-pork-qview-added).  I already had a chuckie on the smoker that day so he took the lead and since others have followed.  Last Sunday put the rack on the NB side firebox I got from Craigslist, cleaned up and modded, only second time I used it, first time with no rain (http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/112814/finally-done-with-nb#post_710157).

    Here is the beast I'm talking about.


    Out of the package, meat side view.


    Removed the membrane then decided to do things a bit different.  Because some family members were going to be gone really did not need the whole rack, cut off each end so I could have some chops later and also trimmed the meat off the bone so I could fry up and put in the beans later.  (chops and trimmings in background)


    1st pic is the rack and trimmings with a coat of JH pecan rub,  2nd pic you can see where I trimmed out the meat next to the bone for the trimmings.  3rd pick is the chops from both ends for a later meal.  Wrapped up meat and into the fridge for a nights rest.


    Took out of fridge Sunday and put on counter to warm up while I got the smoker ready to go, 2nd pic is the trimmings.



    NB offset ready for 1st smoke with no rain in the forecast.  Got the probes setup ready to go.


    Shaker box loaded and lit.  Using pecan chunks only this trip.


    Here is everything on the smoker, rack above pan to catch juice, trimmings in small foil pan and taters.


    Well every thing on smoker getting happy, what to do.  OH DAMN, how rude of me, I forgot to introduce to my new best friend.  Found one of these in the store yesterday, jumped in my cart, what's a fella to do?  [​IMG]


    When I started I wanted all the probes on the smoker grate to check temp's side to side.  1 1/2 hours into the smoke I opened it up and inserted the probe in the rack.  Trimmings were looking good so I removed them then shut the lid so I did not loose much heat.  I was pretty happy, the NB came back up to temp quicker than I thought it would.


    Left the lid shut until the meat was at 145 deg, wanted to try the reverse sear so put grate over the coals, next two pics show sear.


    Internal came up to 149 pretty quick and sear looked good so into foil and cooler, next 3 pics.


    I always use a smoke log so I can remember, repeat or make changes if needed.  (useful with new best friend above).  I usually get busy and don't get every 1/2 hour filled in which is what the sheet is set up for but still good reference.


    Next 4 pics are money shot.  Never did one of these in the MES so I can not compare but this thing came out looking great.


    I know I should not tease the bears but here ya go Bear.


    Here's the spread for the evening.


    Chef's plate.  If you look at the top of the picture you can see a knife, like the others said it was not needed.


    First real smoke on the SFB I was pretty happy, temps held good side to side and recovery was better than I thought (outside temps in mid 50's).  Only thing I would change is to put the trimmings in a pan and crisp up a bit more, they were not as done as I would have liked them but did change the taste of the beans.

    Thanks for looking.

  2. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    Id like a plate of that please. Looks great.
  3. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Awesome!! Those sliced pics look amazing. I still haven't found one of those pork racks yet.
  4. garyinmd

    garyinmd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks bmudd

    Thanks teez, never seen them before Costco got them a couple weeks ago, stopped on way home from work Wed and picked up another for the freezer.  Never know.

  5. Wow, great lookin rack.
  6. Great job on that beast! I too have never seen a cut like that before now. Nice find a great pics, thanks!

  7. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great work, your really organized thats impressive on its own.But it looks really good on the plate as as well.
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome looking meal. The nearest Costco is 1 1/2 hours away, but I may have to take a drive.
  9. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    Looks awesome, gary!

    We we ate ours I did not slice the whole thing, as it is just Mrs. scooper and I.  I took my leftover piece, filleted the bones off, sprinkled the top with rub, and grilled them till they were brown.  Yummy appetizer!

    Then I took the eye and sliced it into 1/4" thick breakfast slices.  Perfect for an English Muffin. 
  10. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    man o man that looks great.. Nice job bet it was tasty
  11. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Looks fantastic!  I need to find a rack of pork now.....
  12. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now thats sure is one fine looking plate of food you have there Gary. I have done a couple of those racks and they make for some good eats.
  13. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Gary, now THAT is impressive.  What a wonderful job, and it's almost a primer on exactly how to make perfection.  Outstanding work.  Congrats!
  14. You've inspired me: 1. I am joining Costco. 2. I am going to fix the leaks in my side-by-side el cheapo with foil. 3. I also use a spreadsheet log and don't quite hit all the blanks. :) 
  15. garyinmd

    garyinmd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks mballi, Frosty, makes ya wonder if they are popular why they only have them during the holidays.  Maybe we should all send a email and demand them year round.
    Thanks again everyone
  16. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Aw right...another rack of pork. Looks great with the sear. I did one a few months back from Costco but just straight smoker. Was excellent and I wish they had them all the time. I picked one up yesterday to do for Thanksgiving. Just gonna be me & the GF at a cabin on the river so no turkey planned. Seems Costco only has them around holidays...Easter, Thanksgiving and hopefully Christmas.
  17. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!

    Also a blast from the past.  I haven't seen one of those little keggers for years.  Wasn't it Hamms that sold them way back when?

    Good luck and good smoking.
  18. garyinmd

    garyinmd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Chef, I just seen them a couple of weeks ago at our Costco although we only go every couple of weeks.  It actually looked good just with the straight smoker but had the reverse sear in my head so went with the plan.  Cabin on the river for the holiday sounds good, still think we should bombard Costco with emails to stock all the time.  That being said $3.99 per pound I can find a lot of other meats to smoke.
    Thanks Venture, there have been different ones over the years, last I seen Heineken had one in aluminum.  Did the per ounce math and cans are still a lot cheaper but not as much fun and less bragging rights.

  19. teebob2000

    teebob2000 Meat Mopper

    Gary *sniff* you done me proud, man!!!  [​IMG]

    Looks damn good.  I'm doing up another one right now, will get posted shortly.

    And I picked up 4 more at Costco this a.m.!!!!

    Great job!

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