Time for some spare ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by 1fastss, Apr 9, 2011.

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    Well guys time for some spare ribs. J

    I bought Jeff’s rub yesterday and I put that on the ribs and with the mustard base. I put that together last night so that they had time to hang out with the rub for about 10 hours. They are now on the smoker. Quick question, I put the 2 massive spare ribs on the smoker and the temp just shot down to about 80 degrees, having hard time getting it back so I keep upping the temp. Is that ok? Been 30mins since I put it on and it is around 140. First picture posted more to come later J[​IMG]
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We need more info:

    You're using a GOSM, right?

    What thermometer are you going by? Is it accurate?

    What temp did you have it set at originally? 225˚/230˚? If so, when you get it back up to that temp, reset your control to 230˚ again.

    Water in pan?  If not, can you boil about a quart of water, and pour it into your water pan?

    That will definitely help.

    Bear
     
  3. Sorry I need to add that to my signature, my fault.

    Yup I am using the GOSM wide body from wallmart. Thermometer is the ET-73, and the smoker was at 230 when I put the 2 slabs in. Water pan is full with hot water. I will jack the temp till I get to 230.
     
  4. Ok found the issue the internal smoker thermometer fell out of the holder and was laying on the meat...lol
    So is it the same with ribs as it is with brisket that after awhile the meat will not except anymore smoke?
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    One other question---Might sound dumb:

    How close is your ET-73 smoker probe to your cold meat.

    If it's close, you could be getting a lower temp from the cold radiating from the meat to your probe.

    Bear

    On edit----I typed this before you posted that last comment---I type very slowly.
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2011
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It will always accept smoke IMO. You're thinking of the smoke ring stopping at a certain temp.

    I put smoke on all the time, except when it's foiled---But I AM A SMOKE HOG, so you maybe should not go by my actions !

    Bear
     
  7. hahaha, nothing wrong with that. To advoid the white smoke issue has anyone done like a preburn on the outside if the wood chucks with a torch to help avoid that when you add more.



     
     
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I use an AMNS for my smoke, but It's not how much or how long you smoke that causes problems, it would be how heavy.

    IMO--6--10--20--even 30 hours of light or medium smoke is great, but 1 hour of billowing white smoke is bad. TBS is nice, if you can get it.

    Some pre-burn chunks, but I forget why----My AMNS has definitely spoiled me.

    Bear
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2011
  9. smokinal

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

    Sounds like Bear has you on the right track. Looking forward to your finished shots.
     
  10. After the unfoil [​IMG]
     
  11. She is done, it was pretty damn good! Little dry on the ends but it was pretty much falling off the bone. :) 3-2-1 works great.[​IMG]
     
  12. fourashleys

    fourashleys Smoking Fanatic

    Them look tasty!! Nice job.
     
  13. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great Looking Ribs...
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks real good from here!

    Bear
     
  15. smokinal

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

    Excellent job! The ribs look fantastic!
     

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