west coast remix throwdown RP Ribking and Smokey Mo

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokey mo, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    So a while back RP RibKing had a throw down with my dry rub some from Beer B Q and his own.  He said however his results were less than scientific due to the blurring effect of refreshments.  So I decided to redo a West Coast version.  I didn't have beer B Q's rub so it is a condensed version.  Here goes

    Smoker Stats:

    Hickory lump and maple splits.  Enough lump for temps and splits for TBS 4.5 hours no foil.  Then foiled and chilled till football time.  Reheated in foil for 1 hour at 325*.  All ribs were tender and had a slight tug when pulled from the bone. May be the best I have done. No sauce was allowed during the judging.  Afterwards it was enjoyed by all. 

    Here are the ribs with rubs on.  The four on the right are mine and the two on the left are RibKings. No I didn't overwhelm the results with extra ribs, two of them were sold.  It paid for the throw down.  I cooked them all together Saturday evening and then we had them Sunday for the Packers game. GO PACKERS!!!

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    I took a picture of the action photo while in the Smoker but.....technology is what it is.

    So here is the money shot.  No one was around when I cut and plated then set out the scientific labeling system.

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    and the aftermath....

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    the results are as follows

    6 for "A" and 1 for "B".

    "A" had good flavor and smoke flavor was present.  "B" had a little too much heat and seemed to overpower the smoke flavor. After judging, sauce was allowed and "B" gained in favor and seemed to blend flavors well.  

    The 1 that liked "B" most said it was great and heat was just right.  

    I did not vote.

    Smokey Mo = A

    RP Rib King = B

    As a side note I put some of Rib Kings rub on some beef for Carne Asada and it was out of this world good.  Well done Rib King!!!

    Thanks for coming by.  Feel free to send me your rub if you want me to enjoy it within a little competition. [​IMG]

    Smokey Mo
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2011
  2. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Smokey Mo, Congrats on the Throw Down Title, this time. Let the person that liked my rub know that I Thanked him or her.

    RP,  "Mr. Smith's Rub"
     
  3. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Have you ever written something after you hit the enter button and realize it didn't sound nice....Let me say this to clarify.  Your rub is extremely tasty. A little hot for our group but let there be no misunderstanding I would use it again and urge others to eat it as well. 

    Well done John you have a great rub there.

    Thanks again for sending some to me.  

    Rick
     
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Fl
    What a gentleman!!  

     Not what I was thinking....hahahahahahha

     Have a great day!!!

     Craig
     
  5. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Who's ribs where who's? Where? I don't know John.... sounds like Rick played a little 3 card montey there so he could claim all the results.... lol.  [​IMG]

    Both plates looked good to me!
     
  6. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    JI, I think  A and B got a little switched around at the end, B's ribs were eatin' to the bone and A's had some meat left over.

    Smokey Mo, Nice smoke ring, forgot to mention. 
     
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have had RP's rub and sent him a note to tell him how good it was. I agree it is a spicy meatball for sure but that is what I really liked about it.  I am sure I would like Smoky Mo's rub too.  But I don't have any of it yet [​IMG]   

    Sounds like a great test Mo - I think my invite got lost in the mail   
     
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Smoky Mo, PM me with your address and I will send you some of my rub to try...

    I think we need a neutral Judge to do the comparison tests [​IMG], any volunteers?
     
  9. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    Paul, that is an excellent idea, I think some people thought my results was not right because of the Draw.  
     
  10. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Paul, I think that is a great idea. As a matter of fact I think we need to all send some to SCARBELLY and have a three way throwdown at a neutral site. And he can keep the left overs. [​IMG]

             also I will send you some.

    John, I mentioned that I hadn't voted but let it be known I liked yours VERY much.

    JRod, Duly noted and corrected. Sorry, brain cramp. And as a technicality they were in fact all mine until I shared with the friends and were they good.

    Scarbelly. PM me with your address and I will ship some out this week.

    Paul, I wonder if we just found a new way to do a throwdown.  Two or three samples sent to a neutral party, cooked, shared and judged. Then posted for bragging rights.

    Thanks all for keeping me honest.
     
  11. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    That would work, everyone can send me their Prime Rib and I will tell everyone which one I liked Best...[​IMG]
     
  12. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sorry Paul - remember Smokey suggested looking for a neutral judge [​IMG]  and I seem to be the only really qualified person to fill that role so all entries need to be sent to me especially in the prime rib or chucky catagories. 

    I will be happy to do a run on the 3 rubs just send the required $100 entry fee and some rub and I will get on it [​IMG]
     
     
  13. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Paul, John,  lets just send him some Monopoly Money we have and get this thing going...[​IMG]
     
  14. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Well......., Scar already has tried my rub, butt on some chick wings and now Scar wants the recipe amounts. Rick and Paul Good Luck!!. 
     
  15. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would gladly be a neutral judge.  I also have 2 sons that smoke so we could each do the test and  that way the technique used to smoke them will not play in
     
  16. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You know the best part about this is all three of these rubs are good. So the neutral "test kitchen" is the real winner.
     
  17. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have one of the 4H dads that just got an MES for Christmas so maybe we will run two smokers each with the same ribs and rubs and see how they turn out if he is available
     

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