First try for ribs 3-2-1 q-view

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bso8870, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. bso8870

    bso8870 Fire Starter

    This was my first smoke of ribs. I used Jeff's rub and used 3-2-1 method. I sprayed apple juice on ribs during foil step. The ribs came out very juicy and tasty. The only complaint is that I like them a little sweeter. Any suggestions on tweaking the rub to reflect a little sweeter taste. Let me know what you guys think!! I used a wally world $ 87.00 GOSM.
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A bit of honey added to the ribs, or the sauce- is a popular thing. I dunno why, but it is ;{) It's added either a few min. before they are pulled off, or right after to avoid burning.
  3. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks great. Diddo to what Rich said. Or, made a dipping sauce. Honey, butter, and some mustard.
  4. cheyman

    cheyman Fire Starter

    Nice ribs! I enjoy a nice sweet sauce on the side, just to dip a little. Good job!
  5. dennisdocb

    dennisdocb Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    My wife likes hers sweeter I do add some honey to the bbq sauce that i put on hers..i like mine without sauce, maybe some on the side somtimes..Hey if keeps wifey happy everybodies
  6. norrell6

    norrell6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I Use Alton Browns rib rub. It uses an 8:3:1:1 method with the 8 being brown sugar. this will give you a lot of sweetness. Also, putting pineapple juice in with the ribs when you foil them during the "2" part. I mix pineapple juice, Worcestershire, garlic, and a little rub together. Between the juice and the rub you get a sweet spicy rib.
  7. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Really nice job - the pictures were great! Looks like ya had a nice bark form on them. Hope ya find the next batch is more to your taste. [​IMG]
  8. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    BSO - i've also heard of brushing on a little honey just before they come off. i've never tried it, but i am guessing that it would make an excellent glaze ; sweet, crackling and fit for the gods.

    one reason i haven't tried the honey yet is that i have found a finishing glaze that i learned from danny gaulden on the BBQFAQ. i take 1/3 cup each of brown sugar, mustard and apple cider vinegar and simmer them on the stovetop a few minutes, then let the mixture cool down to room temprature. a few minutes (about 15) before they come off, i brish this on all surfaces, then again right at the moment i take them off. the finishing glaze proveds a great shine, a deep-rich cherry color and in my opinion adds another dimension to the look and the aroma of the ribs. as for the taste, i know that the three above ingredients sound a little harsh, but when combined, they form a whole new flavor that is out of this world and does not interfere with the rub, mop and other flavors; rather, it adds as much depth to the taste as it does to the look and aroma. i was skeptical at first but am now a true believer in this finishing sauce.

    for something a little sweeter, you might try substitution apple juice or cider for the apple cider vinegar.

    if you do try this glaze, either in its original form or modified, let me know either in a post or a PM how you like it.

    good luck -

  9. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Check out MDM rib rub, but I'm like the others, just get a sauce like Sweet Baby Ray or the likes for sweetening them up.

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