Spare Ribs St. Louis Style w/QVIEW

Discussion in 'Pork' started by loosechangedru, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Ever since my family devoured my pulled pork and fatty, they've been beggin for more (i'm the only smoker in the family). So, I decided to surprise my dad with some spare ribs. My first try went smoooooooth :) I tried a brisket along with it, though it went.....less than tasted good, but not picture worthy. On to the ribbies!

    Did the basic 3-2-1 method without any modifications (3 hours unwrapped, 2 hours wrapped, 1 hour unwrapped); I wanted to set a baseline before I started tampering with technique. On at 2:30pm, wrapped with a quarter cup o' apple juice at 5:30, and unwrapped at 7:30. Delisciousness at 8:30 :)

    Smoked with applewood at 210*-230* (WSM holds SO rock solid, ya'll)

    Trimmed em myself, I was so proud! Cool experience, but I think I'll have the butcher do it for me next time.

    Membrane removed, and ready to go


    All rubadubdubbed.


    It was a tight fit on my 18.5 WSM, but I managed. Sure could use just a hair more space. but I'm not complaining.


    Side by side, at the end. I wrapped em just to keep them warm til I got back to the house. I snuck the ones on my right into my dad's house in foil and towels and left it on his kitchen counter as a surprise when he got home.from church last night. He was thrilled!



    Still pipin' hot, and falling apart.



    That didn't take long at all :)


    IF I could critique something, the ribs were a smidge too tender for me. I know, I there such a thing??? Maybe I'll try the 2.5-1.5-1 method next time. Still the best damn ribs I've ever had, thanks for all the guidance and direction I've had via your qviews and chats!
  2. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    Nicely done Dru! The last picture with the bones says it all. Yes, the WSM holds Rock Solid. [​IMG]
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  3. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice spares my friend,

    Too tender [​IMG]  Hmmmmmmmmm

  4. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That was an awesome smoke!  Picture perfect results.  I'm getting the paper towels for the drool on my keyboard before I short everything out!  Nice of you to include your pops too!  Congrats!
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great pullback & smoke ring!   [​IMG]
  6. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great ribs [​IMG]
  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Beautiful money shot.  More pull back than I would have expected.

    When you can do ribs that great, why trust anyone else to trim them for you?  You are doing better than the so called "butchers" do today!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  8. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    brother those look great...

    I know what im haveing tonight on a date with my wife[​IMG]

    we are going to the BBQ place[​IMG]
  9. shucks, thanks ya'll!

    only wish I'd made more!
  10. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Then you would just be fat like me.

    Good luck and good smoking.

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