Smokin' Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jcbigler, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic

    Somehow I ended up alone on Father's Day. The wife took our daughter to Edmond to help her brother finish cleaning up his house after moving out a couple weeks ago. 

    So I stopped by Wally World and grabbed a rack of St. Louis style ribs to smoke up today. Since no one else is here, I guess I'll just have to eat them all myself  [​IMG]

    I got a late start because I thought I had a half a bag of lump charcoal and hickory chunks left from the last time I smoked a brisket, which was a long time ago apparently. Also, apparently I was mistaken and didn't have ANY. So I had to make an emergency run to go get some. Finally got my ribs on the smoker about 2 1/2 hours later than I wanted.

    I'm more of a brisket guy and haven't smoked ribs in a loonng time, probably at least 20 years. Although I do frequently slow cook country style ribs in the crock pot. It's nice because I can put them on in the morning before leaving for work and they are ready to eat when we get home. I used my same basic rub for these: seasoned salt, garlic power, onion powder, course ground pepper and off the self barbecue seasoning. 

    Not sure how these will turn out. 

    After 2 hours the temp is between 140 and 160ish depending on where I take it. I rotated them to help even out the cooking. Not planning to foil. 

    I also whipped up some coleslaw and threw a couple of potatoes on the smoker. 
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2015
  2. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic

    Coming up on 5 hours now. I think they are about there, which is good because it's getting dark out and the family will be back soon. 

    Gonna give 'em just a bit more. 

  3. jcbigler

    jcbigler Smoking Fanatic

    The finished product:

    Not fall of the bone tender, but not too tough either. I would like it a little more tender. I overdid it a bit on the black pepper. Not too spicy but the flavor was a little overwhelming. And I didn't quite get all of the membrane off. Have to work on that. 

    But overall a good meal. 

  4. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those look perfect to me!! Great job. Sorry the family bailed on Fathers' Day. That's pretty crappy.
  5. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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