First Ribs in Masterbuilt Dual Smoker with Qview

Discussion in 'Pork' started by yotzee, Jan 13, 2014.

  1. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    Christmas brought me a new Masterbuilt Duel Fuel Pro smoker.  After reading numerous reviews of the smoker I figured it was the best for the price range I was looking in.  The reviews are spot on, needs a few mods and its a fine little smoker.  The cast iron skillet for a wood tray is a must as you will get wood flare ups with the pan that's provided, and the door thermometer is off by 40 degrees as expected.  So after a few smokes with spatchcocked yardbirds, a rack of baby backs and some wings to get the feel for it, I decided it was time for spare ribs.

    I picked up a cryopack of untrimmed spare ribs.  Decided I wanted to try cutting them St Louis style myself, and was surprised how quick and easy it was.  Never again will I pay the extra price per pound for trimmed ribs.  Covered them with my own rub and wrapped into the fridge for the night.

    Took them out and let to sit in room temp as I got the smoker ready to go

    The smoker loaded up with the ribs and the trimmings that Mrs. Yotzee was going to add to her soon to be famous baked beans.  My one complaint with the smoker is that its smaller in width and depth then I expected.

    After about 4 hours, pulled the trimmings and chopped for her beans (what didn't end up in my mouth anyway)

    Wanted to try something a little different, so I made my Carolina style sauce I use on Pulled Pork, and added just a touch extra molasses to make it just thick enough to stick to the ribs:

    About 6 hours at 225-250 with apple wood smoke for the first 4 hours, and a little coat of the Carolina sauce the last hour and we had some good looking ribs:

    Yotzee's first plate with a big helpin of Mrs Yotzee's beans.  The smoked pork trimmings in the beans took them to the next level of unbelievably good

    Ribs turned out perfect in my mind.  Just the right tug off the bone, but came away clean.  Nice smoke ring and the Carolina Sauce may be our new favorite, had the bowl on the side for adding more.  Mrs Yotzee likes her ribs to fall off the bone more, so next time I will be crutching hers, but I'll takes these ones all day long,

    Thanks for the look!
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  2. heyer5

    heyer5 Meat Mopper

    Those look amazing!  Good work!
  3. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Heyer, was pleasantly pleased with the Masterbuilt Duel Pro, especially once I got the temp dialed in on a cold windy day.
  4. rschwartz

    rschwartz Newbie

    evrything looks awesome, great job with the food and pics.
  5. Looks great. Thanks for sharing
  6. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks rschwartz, all done with the tips I learned right here
  7. Great job.  I just did spares also in my new Masterbuilt Dual Fuel.  I was able to fit the whole rack diagonal in the box but forgot to take pictures.  I have not swapped the water pan yet for a disposable one on the bottom shelf.  Does it last longer? 
  8. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Good looking ribs and a nice post! [​IMG]

  9. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    Much longer.  Easier clean up too.  The only thing left for me to do is put a silicone bead around the door edge.  I notice a little leak on the side and top of the door.
  10. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on the ribs, looks very tasty.Thumbs Up Makes me wanna go fire up the smoker. Nice touch with the trimmings in the baked beans. WHB
  11. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking ribs and beans! Nice report on your smokers performance too!
  12. janlab

    janlab Newbie

    Looks amazing!
    How did you sort out the temperature with such a huge discrepancy?
  13. Any chance that Mrs. Yotzee's bean recipe been posted???


  14. h2so4ca

    h2so4ca Meat Mopper

    Good looking ribs. 
  15. Those really look beautiful!!! What a great use of your Christmas gift!!!! Cheers! - Leah
  16. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    I used my digital thermometer to determine when the smoker was at 230.  Luckily it read just under 200 on the door thermometer so it was easy to keep an eye on.
  17. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    Well it started off me teaching her how my mom made them.  Sautee chopped bacon, add chopped onions, use Campbell's Pork and Beans, add brown sugar and mustard and cook down a little.  She took that and ran with it.  I know she has added molasses, ketchup, garlic powder and other stuff, but I haven't waterboarded her yet to get everything.  She doesn't ask me about my ribs and sauces, I don't ask her about the beans and cole slaw.
  18. I totally understand what you are saying...   :)
  19. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Dirt!
  20. Well done!  I've cooked a pile of ribs over the years and I must say your first ones look top notch.[​IMG]

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