Babyback Ribs on 4th of July weekend

Discussion in 'Pork' started by 2nd smoke, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. 2nd smoke

    2nd smoke Fire Starter

    Picked up 2 full racks of babybacks for the weekend. I got them all rubbed down with a little yellow mustard and plenty of rib rub.

    Been in my MES for 2 hours at about 225. Used mostly applewood chips with some hickory. Got them wrapped in foil now.

    Trying it out 3 ways.

    2 pieces I just sprayed them with apple juice and added some squeeze butter.

    1 piece I tried what I've seen them do on competition shows, some brown sugar with a drizzle of honey under the rib and the same on top with some squeeze butter on top.

    The other one I tried a foiling sauce reciepe that I saw on this site,

    1 TBS rib rub,

    1/2 stick of butter,

    1/2 cup dark corn syrup,

    1/4 cup apple juice,

    1 TBS molasses.

    Simmer for 5-10 min. and let cool for 5 min.

    After 2 hours in the foil I'm going to unwrap them and lightly sauce them with BBQ sauce except the one with the foiling sauce, I'll use left over sauce to brush on that one. Then back in for another hour or so. I'll be sure to post some pictures when I take them out.
  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking great so far!

  3. 2nd smoke

    2nd smoke Fire Starter

    The ribs came out fantastic! The 1st time I got tender, juicy ribs. Love my MES and want to thank everybody on this forum for all the information.
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2013
  4. 2nd smoke

    2nd smoke Fire Starter

    Here's some pictures.

    I smoked the all ribs for 2 hours using apple wood and a little hickory chips.

    The ribs that I just spritzed with apple juice and added some squeeze butter after 2 hours in the foil.

    The ribs that I put brown sugar, honey and squeeze butter under and over.

    The ribs that I used the foiling sauce on.

    After about 1 hour in the smoker not using any more wood chips.

    The apple juice ribs with a light brushing of BBQ sauce.

    The brown sugar ribs.

    The foiling sauce ribs.

    They were al great. When I 1st saw them using brown sugar I thought they would be very sweet. Not at all. Very good flavor. We found they were so good that we didn't want any extra BBQ sauce at all.

    The ribs that I used the sauce or the brown sugar were a little more moist. But all were good.

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