First Ever Attempt at Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by el cid bbq, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. el cid bbq

    el cid bbq Fire Starter

    I almost have my smoker figured out - got the temp dialed in, but chips kept catching fire. Will most likely be switching to chunks instead. All in all, for only my second attempt at smoking and first attempt at ribs (& smoked wild turkey breast - see my wild game thread) I'm pretty dad gum happy with the results. Forgive the photography skills.


  2. EXCELLENT!!!  Nice job and thanks for the Q

    Welcome to the addiction.
  3. smokinal

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

    Ribs look great. You got that smoker dialed in already. You may want to try chunks or a cast iron pan for your chips.
  4. ugaboz

    ugaboz Smoking Fanatic

    they look great
  5. seaham358

    seaham358 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice smoke!! they look goooood
  6. woodchucks

    woodchucks Smoke Blower

    Looks great....Do you soak your wood chips? That may help a little
  7. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks great i agree chunks should not catch fire as easy as chips.  I never soak chips unless i am grilling.
  8. jakerz66

    jakerz66 Smoke Blower

    Nice looking bones keep on smokin it only gets better
  9. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congratulations on your first ever rib smoke.  Looks like a success!
  10. el cid bbq

    el cid bbq Fire Starter

    Thanks everbody. I did soak the chips and what I ended up doing was as soon as they started catching I put some more wet chips on top. I'm gonna try the chunks next and maybe the cast iron pan too. I have to admit they tasted pretty dam good.
  11. Good looking ribs...Gotta love a smokey rib feast...[​IMG]
  12. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    El Cid,


    You got nice smoke ring on the ribs....they're looking delicious !  
  13. skully

    skully Meat Mopper

    looks tastey....did U baste at all and what did U use?????????
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good from here El Cid !!!

    I use a watt burner & an AMNS, so I don't need this, but nobody has mentioned putting your chips in foil & punching some holes in the foil.

    They tell me they will smoke good, but won't flare up. Makes sense to me.

  15. ravanelli

    ravanelli Fire Starter

    Those ribs look fantastic, I'm doing some ribs this Sunday and I'll consider myself lucky if they come out looking like that!  
  16. X2, the foil pack will definitely help control ignition.

    Great job on the ribs, that's quite a smoke ring! I'll check out your turkey breast thread, too! 
  17. jeff 1

    jeff 1 Smoke Blower

    this does work well and I use to do this until I got a chip pan with lid
  18. el cid bbq

    el cid bbq Fire Starter

    No basting, tried the 3-2-1 method. I coated them with some dry rub, let the smoke go for the first three hours, wrapped in foil with some beer for two hours and then unwrapped them for the last hour. 
  19. el cid bbq

    el cid bbq Fire Starter

    Thanks everbody. I am gonna try chunks next, but if they flare up too I will try putting the chips in foil next.
  20. el cid bbq

    el cid bbq Fire Starter

    Thanks and good luck. There's a lot of good advice on this forum.

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