Smok'in Spares & mowing the lawn

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokinal, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. smokinal

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

    It's Sunday & I have 2 racks of spare ribs & a lawn that needs mowing. I'm going to try something a little different today. First I'm only going to trim off the skirts & tips. I usually trim them down St. Louis style. Also I'm going to do a modified 3-2-1. 4 hrs. in smoke, 1 1/2 hrs. in foil, then 1/2 hr. on the grill with sauce. I have never sauced the ribs before. I always did them dry with Jeff's rub & served warm sauce at the table. However the last guests we had said the best ribs they ever had were bbq'd with sauce, so I thought I'd give it a try. Here are the ribs ready for the rub.



    The rub I used is Jeff's. I covered them with yellow mustard, then Jeff's rub, and also a dusting of CBP.



    Here they are ready to go in the smoker.



    They have been the smoke for about 2 1/2 hrs., so we took the skirts & tips out & had a couple of beers & bbq sandwiches. Tender & full of flavor. I will post more Q-view later, but now it's back to the lawn.
    Al
     
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great, from what I hear Jeff's rub is wonderful, and adding a dusting of cbp, nicely done.
     
  3. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking real nice. I'm doung some too and I love using the ends as an appetizer.
     
  4. smokinal

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

    They are ready to foil. Here's what they look like.



    We thought we had apple juice to spritz them, but found we didn't. Next best thing beer! We always have plenty of that. Will send more q-view when I take them out of the foil. Man I love the smell of smoke!
    Al
     
  5. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good. If you dont have apple juice you can use any juice. Beer will work good too. I have even used fruit punch.
     
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looking good and sometimes for a change of pace I brush with sauce the last 1/2 hour after it comes out of foil and find it works good.
     
  7. dropastone

    dropastone Fire Starter

    Looking good and tasty SmokinAl Can't wait to see the end results
     
  8. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I've use all kinds of juices to make a spritz and the ribs have always turned out great.

    I sauce mine in the last hour after taking them from the foil.
     
  9. zopi

    zopi Smoke Blower

    you gotta start thinking strategically....neighbor has a lawmmower...and possibly a teenager....right?

    All neighbors love BBQ...even some of the marginal stuff I have made....


    Soooo....drop a hint....lawn gets mowed...neighbor gets fed.....that Pavlov guy had it going on...pretty soon, they'll smell smoke, and automatically fire up the mower.

    I love process improvement.. LOL!
     
  10. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    did you get the lawn done?
     
  11. smokinal

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

    Ok I'm back, ribs are out of the foil & on the grill. q-view below.



    Then we sauced them.



    And now they are on the grill. 3 burner L-O-L. Temp around 260.



    I'll be back with final results & q-view.

    Al
     
  12. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice looking.
     
  13. smokinal

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

    Hey Line The lawns done & now I'm having a little wild turkey waiting for the ribs to get done. Life is good!
    Al
     
  14. smokinal

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

    OK Guys here's the final result.



    Cut & ready to eat.



    These ribs were the best we ever had. I doubt if we will trim them down again. We did take the membrane off, but next time we may try it totally intact.

    Thanks for everybodys help. I think we finally have the rib smoke down.
    Al
     
  15. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job! [​IMG] They look delicious.
     

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