Rib's N' Chops, lots of View!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokefever, Apr 6, 2014.

  1. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    Hey all, got the day off and figured I might as well be smokin' since the weather is clear.  I decided on a rack of baby backs and 3 center cut chops.  I made the rub as soon as I woke up and went with a little different flavor profile.  As with most of my rubs, this one is a brown sugar base with kosher salt, granulated garlic, paprika, old bay, black pepper and a little accent.  They had a few hours to nap in the fridge before I fired up the smoker.

    On the Vision Pro C and ready to roll.  I am using a combination of apple and pecan this time around.  Stay tuned!
  2. I bet it smells incredible! Cheers! - Leah
  3. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    It does smell pretty amazing  [​IMG]  
  4. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    I pulled the chops off after 45 mins at 225, heated up a cast iron skillet with some bacon grease.  I placed the chops in and just seared them for about 45 seconds on each side.  Here are the results. . . .

    These were so incredibly tender and juicy!  Awesome flavor profile.  I will be doing this again in the very near future.  Ribs are still on, they have been sprayed down with apple juice a few times and don't have much longer to go.  Not foiling them, just letting them ride the whole way through.  More to come!
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  5. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    Just got the ribs off, sliced them up and of course sampled them.  Very pleased with the results.  I made some cornbread as well for dinner tonight.  Hard part is not eating all the ribs before then

    Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed!
  6. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It all looks great man ! Just being honest here but I don't think I would have the self control to not eat a bunch of them ribbies before actual dinner time ! Those chops look amazing as well.... Very nice ! :sausage: :biggrin:

  7. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Justin, like you, I did not have the self control.  The boys and I ate half the rack already  [​IMG]  , so needless to say there wont be too many of them come dinner time.  Going to eat the chops, ribs, some mac n cheese, green beans, cornbread and wash it down with some sweet tea.  What a day!
  8. Those look pretty good man!  [​IMG]   Perfect texture on the chops  [​IMG]   All in all a very nice smoke  [​IMG]
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I must be hungry for chops! Those are beautiful. Nice job. Look at the juice dripping out of 'em!

    Excellent Job Chef!
  10. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you, I was pretty happy with the chops. .. they were so incredibly juicy!  Since it was just me and the boys I went for a more firm rib that doesn't have too much tug.  When momma's home we do them closer to falling off the bone. 
    Thank you Foam, they were quite tasty!  I'll be doing them this way for sure in the very near future
  11. goliath

    goliath Smoking Fanatic

    once again GREAT LOOKIN GRUB !!!!!!
    now how about a good cornbread recipe. i have tried a few off the web and are either 1/2 white sugar or my other option was that they come out like masonary building blocks..


  12. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    I used this recipe yesterday and was very pleased with the results. . . .  http://www.chow.com/recipes/28597-basic-skillet-cornbread   Instead of using all that butter, I greased the cast iron skillet with some bacon grease leftover from breakfast.  Once the bread was done in the oven, I hit it with some honey, waited 15 minutes and flipped it over onto a plate and hit the bottom side with honey as well.  Very moist cornbread. . . not too sweet and very flavorful.

    Awesome recipe I will be using again for sure.  Good luck!
  13. goliath

    goliath Smoking Fanatic

    already copy and pasted that into my recipe folder...  :0)
  14. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was so impressed, all I had was a loin and immediate went and sliced off four steaks, and made a brine for 'em! 
  15. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]  Perfection! 

    I sure am glad the weather is slowly improving around here. I am way overdue for some ribs, chops and.....
  16. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    Anytime bud
    Wow, I'm at a loss for words.  .  huge compliment!!  Thank you 
    The change in the weather is definitely a plus.  I couldn't help myself and had my smoker fired up through the winter. . .. I just cant stay away  [​IMG]
  17. they look amazing I can smell them from here one problem I have I'm a newbie and I'm not sure when everything's going to be done so a lot of times when it comes off the smoker I can't help myself but to eat it
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I just saw this, because it was on the Home Page---Looks Great !!![​IMG]

    Now Quit hiding these Great posts, Fever!!!

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  19. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking chops and ribs!!!!
  20. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Bear!!  Glad you didn't miss out!
    Thank you Dirt!

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