First smoke - Spare ribs with Q view

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ps0303, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. ps0303

    ps0303 Meat Mopper

    Tried out my new Master Forge today.  Son picked up some spare ribs for the test.  I only smoked one slab of them today for a trial.  About 6.5 hours.  No 3-2-1 method, just smoke.  Encountered a few issues like I have seen others here talk about.  Heat fluxuations and smoke escaping from the doors.  So I know I have a few mods to make this week.

    As for the rib rub, a mixture of Tony Chachere's seasoning, raw sugar, and a small amount of paprika.  Well it was SPICY!  I certainly need to change it up a lot if I use that again.  Will definately search here for a decent rub mix.  I did cut the rack in half and just rub on one and the other was a mustard slather and then the rub.  I spritzed the ribs about every hour with apple juice/H2O mix.  Smoked with hickory chunks which caught fire numerous times.  Soaked a few which seemed better.  Need a better smoke box.

    As for the ribs, well here is how they looked.


    Bottom portion had the mustard rubbed on it.



    Pretty tasty all in all.  Just need to work on the rub. Just something simple.
  2. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice!! The smoke ring goes all the way to the center [​IMG][​IMG]

    Thanks for the Qview

  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I see no probs with those ribs!

    As to rubs, I find myself using them more sparingly on ribs.  (no pun intended)

    You are on your way.  Learning is half if not more of the fun!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  4. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     Me too, I've found that sometimes..................less is more
  5. smokinal

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

    The ribs sure look good!

    I'm with the others, less rub, more smoked pork flavor.
  6. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great smoke well done [​IMG]
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Good looking smoke to me.

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