Smoke em if you got em - Ribs that is.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by misterdk, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. misterdk

    misterdk Fire Starter

    We had a new BJ's Wholesale club open locally and when we went to check it out, we found some really nice looking ribs. They were packaged two slabs per pack and were only about $25 for the pack. It sure didn't take long to get them into the cart in anticipation of warmer weather on the way.

    When we heard the forecast that said it was going to be sunny and in the low 60's, it sure didn't take long to get the smoker out and the ribs thawing. This will be the first smoke since Christmas.


    This is the first slab almost ready for the rub.


    The second slab almost ready for the rub.


    The rub all ready to go. it's made from:

    Brown Sugar

    Powdered honey (man I love this stuff!!!)


    Garlic powder

    Kosher salt

    black pepper

    Once it is all mixed together I like to run it through a electric coffee grinder that turns it into fine rub that is almost like powder.


    Here are the ribs waiting for the smoker to get up to temp. I had to split each slap in two to fit them into the smoker.

    They have been in the smoker for about 2 hours now and they sure smell awesome. I did try something a little different this time for the smoke. I am using some hickory chips and some plain old lump charcoal in the chip tray. The other thing was that I added some cola to the water tray to see it that made any discernible difference in the flavor of the ribs.

    Hope to have a few more pics in a couple of hours.
  2. I'm in ....i'll be waiting for this one!!!![​IMG]
  3. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great start, looking good [​IMG]
  4. misterdk

    misterdk Fire Starter

    Finally got to chow down on the ribs. I had to work quick to snap a couple of pics.


    Fresh out of the smoker. Man does it smell good!!!


    Cut up into smaller portions and ready to serve. They tasted as good as they smelled and looked. Even the 4 and 6 year olds chowed down on them like they were candy. It wasn't safe to reach in front of the 14 year old either. You would have lost an arm if you reached in front to get another rib.

    The day turned out so nice that we ended up eating on the deck and we had the first picnic of the year.

    Hopefully this is just the first of many smokes for the year.
  5. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow I just ate and I want one lol.  They look great, well done!!
  6. harleysmoker

    harleysmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Great job, they look really good! I have some beef ribs in now coming off in about 25 minutes.
  7. Great looking ribs!!!! Looks like a home run right there!!!![​IMG]
  8. I just smoked some ribs over the weekend as well! Warm weather gets me craving smoked meat all the time! These ribs look awesome
  9. jalan43

    jalan43 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Now I have to go to BJ's! I hope mine turn out as good as yours!
  10. misterdk

    misterdk Fire Starter

    I meant to add to the finished write-up that the Cola didn't seem to make any difference in the flavor. Maybe if I had used it as a mop it would have.

    I did notice a slight charcoal flavoring in the meat. It had just the slightest hint of being cooked over a charcoal fire. I guess I will have to test another batch without the charcoal to make sure. At least that is as good an excuse for more ribs as anything else.  [​IMG]
  11. misterdk

    misterdk Fire Starter

    So how did the beef ribs turn out? Inquiring minds want to know...
  12. Those look great! I did some over the weekend too. How did the beef ones turn out?
  13. smokinal

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

    Nice job, the ribs look fantastic!

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