Spare Rib Dinner (no foil)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bryce, May 22, 2015.

  1. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    First time no wrap and I'm impressed!

    Had one rack in the freezer for the past 3 weeks. Decided to eat late tonight and toss them onto the WSM.

    Kept smoke on them for about 2.5 hours and then just let them go from there. Smoked at 220 / 240 the entire time (too low or just right?)


    - Next time i'll apply smoke for the entire cook

    - Could not tell much of a flavor difference from wrapped to not wrapped but if I had to choose I would select no wrap

    - Perhaps wrapped ribs are just a bit more moist

    - Good tenderness with no wrap

    - Did not miss the wrap step one bit at all, I've always thought it was a pain!!

    Rubbed and ready to go.

    Onto the WSM.

    1 hour in a little snack showed up.

    2.5 hours in.

    4 hours in.

    All done! 5 hours. Bad to the bone...

    Despite a lot of checking, they still turned out really, really good.  My overall realization is, I like both wrapped and non-wrapped ribs, however; non-wrapped will probably be my go-to way now.

    Last edited: May 22, 2015
  2. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Ribs look great.  Nice smoke ring

  3. brooksy

    brooksy Master of the Pit

    I've never wrapped my ribs and they have always turned out good. Glad to see that you had a good experience with unwrapped.
  4. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks guys.

    Yeah i was a chicken prior to this worried that they'd turn out to dry and too tough if i didn't wrap - and that was completely wrong.

  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking ribs! No foil around here as well!
  6. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks mighty tasty Bryce !


  7. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes sir, looks great.

    I smoke the whole time.

    Glad you like the no foil ribs.
  8. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful ribs!  Welcome to the unfoiled side of the fence. 
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice lookin ribbies Bryce, them had to be tasty ! Thumbs Up
  10. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks B-one. Yeah, took me a while to give it a try. Glad I read that no foil thread!

    Thank you very much! They were definitely good and wife approved (kids didn't get any this time around!) hahaha

    Glad to be there. Took me a while though. Sure makes it extremely easy to smoke them. Literally zero maintenance once their in. :sausage: Thanks Ray!

  11. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks a lot! They were really good - we were happy. Even had a couple left over for this afternoon. Heated them up in foil, with some apple juice, in the oven, Worked out really well for a reheat.

    Have a nice night!

  12. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Well, Bryce, the ribs look great. The qview is terrific. However, there is one problem. I wasn't invited.



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