Ribs for the 4th - Q-view!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by davenh, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Doings some spares in the MES for today's BBQ. Chicken, burgers and dogs going on the grill [​IMG]. Full load about 27lbs of ribs.

    Was a rainy start here, got up at 4:30 and pouring outside. My tarps have so many holes they are not much use to cover up the MES. Had a coffee and got an idea [​IMG], make an umbrella plant..LOL. My company gave us these goofy umbrellas with their logo for an appreciation gift, finally found a use for it. Things you think of while your tired [​IMG].

    Heres the Q-view will post more later [​IMG].



  2. wmarkw

    wmarkw Smoking Fanatic

    Nice umbrella!! Looks like you got a full smoke going on. What kind of rub are you using?
  3. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Dave your off to a nice start. The eats will be good. Happy firecracker day.
  4. cbucher

    cbucher Meat Mopper

    nice use of the free umbrella, ribs look good too
  5. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    nice umbrella mod [​IMG]
  6. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    great inginuity ya got goin' with the umbrella!! Nice pile of ribs ya got goin too!!
  7. vince

    vince StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    looks good!
  8. ldrus

    ldrus Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    looks like enough for us all to stop by!!!! lol
  9. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks..lol. The umbrella trick got me by the storms ok [​IMG]. Ribs are foiled and back in. I'll have to catch up with the q-view after the festivities [​IMG].

    I go simple on the ribs now. Rub on some evoo and garlic and herb seasoning. Then sauce them with some Bullseye bbq sauce.

    See ya later with some q-view, the little woman is giving me some dirty looks as she is working and I'm on the computer [​IMG].
  10. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Didn't get a chance to take pics of the grilled stuff, it was a little hectic getting things ready. But did get pics of the ribs, everyone loved them [​IMG].

    So full now I can hardly type [​IMG].

    Here's the rest of the ribs. Used hickory, temp 240.

    About 2.5 hrs, mopped with apple juice.


    3.5hrs, hit them with apple juice again.



    Out to foil at 4hrs. Because of the volume, it took a while to initially get back up to temp after loading. I gave them an extra hour for make up time. Waited until they felt right.



    I gave them 1hr 20 min in the foil with some apple juice. Sauced with Bullseye and back in the smoker for 45 min. Not a bad smoke ring for an electric (charcoal assisted) [​IMG].


  11. and what was your addess again? Man those look great!
  12. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Dave..outstanding....nice pics.

    Want to get the terms right as I am a newbie...when you brought them 'out' after 4 hrs, you wrapped them in foil and they just sit and don't go back in the smoker for 1.5 hrs??...then 45 min in to warm um back up and serve??
  13. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi eaglewing [​IMG]

    I usually do something similar to the 3-2-1 method.

    Links are listed in the forum for various methods and tips on the far left side of the main forum page.



    3 = 3hrs in the smoke, pull and wrap in foil with a little liquid to braise. Apple juice is good. Back in the smoker.

    2 = 2hr cooked in the foil, no wood/smoke necessary (smoke can't get through the foil). This step makes them real tender. Pull and remove foil. Back in the smoker.

    1 = 1hr smoking with wood again (wood is optional) after removing foil. You can sauce them at this point. This step firms them back up a little and finishes them off. Your done [​IMG].

    Baby Backs are more like 2-2-1

    These are just guidelines, still use your judgment to get them the way you want [​IMG].
  14. wmarkw

    wmarkw Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking ribs dude!! I might have to try that rub of yours; looks tasty!!
  15. bhille42

    bhille42 Meat Mopper

    Great looking ribs! Well done!
  16. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    great lookin smoke man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
  17. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! [​IMG]

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