"I want my baby back, baby back, baby back.......ribs!!" Lots of View

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokefever, May 14, 2013.

  1. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    I finally am able to get back on the forums.  My laptop hard-drive was shot so I had to wait for it to get repaired.  I smoked a couple racks on saturday, got great results and great notes on the process.......without further adieu....
    • I picked these bad boys up from the store on thursday and immediately took the membrane off and rubbed them.

    • So into the fridge the ribs went for a total of 36 hours.  I wanted to see what the difference would be if left in longer than usual.  While I was waiting for them to finish napping, I made up some bbq sauce friday evening.  Letting the flavors meld and the sauce to thicken up over night.
    • .On to the BIG EVENT!!!  So the ribs have finished napping and I remembered that I needed to head out to the store to grab some original KF and some pecan chips.  Here is a look at the stars of the show after waking up......

    • My plan for the smoke is as follows:  I wanted to have my smoker preheated by no later than 930 am.  Company was coming over and we planned on eating around 4 pm.  So after getting back from the store, I placed some lump charcoal in a circle around the basket and then placed a chimney full of KF (lit) in the center of the circle (Minion Method).
    • At EXACTLY 930 am the smoker was right on the money.  My target temp was in between 230 and 250.  There was a steady rain falling and I knew that I would have to run slightly higher temps than normal to combat the cold rain.  The smoker temp at this time was 237.
    • Onto the cooker and used a combination of Pecan and Apple chips this time.  Here is a look at them 1 hr into the smoke.

    This is 3 hours into the smoke and right before going into the foil.  I used some butter, Tiger Sauce and Dr Pepper in the foil.  Also I should mention I used Dr Pepper in my bbq sauce.......

    The rain just wouldnt quit, but the CG didnt let me down.  I just added unlit lump every hour to keep it chugging along.  At this point the time was 230 pm and time for the ribs to come out of the foil.

    And here we have a couple shots of them being sauced up.

    The bones are starting to pull back and everyone is HUNGRY  :)  I made some burgers, macaroni salad, potato salad and deviled eggs to go with them.  So, once the burgers were almost done, I just threw the ribs on and sauced them a little more.  Here are the final shots of the ribs after being cut.

    Everyone just fell in love with the flavor.  They just pulled right away from the bone and were so incredibly tender and moist.  As you can see, they didnt last long once I put all the food out lol  Good to see everyone have such a good time and enjoy all the food that was prepared.

    All in all, this was one of my best rib cooks ever.  I think it meant so much to me because of the elements outside.  I was standing in a mud puddle by the time it was over with, but it was definitely worth all the effort.  Thank you everyone for stopping by and having a look!!!
  2. [​IMG]looks pretty darn good. nothin like a good get together with awesome food![​IMG]
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks awesome! Craving ribs now!
  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I think ribs are my fav too.....looks great!

  5. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good, well done
  6. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dang....my turkey sandwich lunch just got a little bland.....good job
  7. scootermagoo

    scootermagoo Smoking Fanatic

    Show us some pictures of your rig.  I use a CG pro as well.  I'm curious of your modifications.
  8. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Man, those ribs look deelicious!  Nice going...

  9. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    Believe it or not Scooter, my CG is completely stock.  The only thing I have done is turn the charcoal tray that came with it upside down to act as a baffle.  I have been wanting to do mods to it for some time now......just havent been able to  [​IMG]   Here is a pic of it though.........

    Thats it, just a standar CG.  I have several mods in mind that I want to do (tuning plates, charcoal basket, switch the stack to make it reverse flow)  One day I'll get there.....

    Thank you everyone for the kind words.  Ribs are my favorite to smoke, with butts running a close second  [​IMG]
  10. scootermagoo

    scootermagoo Smoking Fanatic

    Nice.  I think turning the charcoal grate upside down is the mod that makes the biggest difference.  I used mine the first time without any kind of mod and the temp difference from side to side was ridiculous.  I have done all the standard mods you can do (baffle plates, stack extension and charcoal basket).  The final mod I did was to make a PID forced draft system for it which controls the temp of the pit automatically.  With the completion of my latest smoker, Reefer Madness, I am thinking that the old CG pro just might end up sitting poised for backup duty.  Check out the photos of Reefer Madness in my signature line below.
  11. steve-o90

    steve-o90 Fire Starter

    Hey man looks delious cnt tell u how bad I want those instead of a cheeseburger fatty tonite lol looks great thanks for the step by step!!!!
  12. This qview is so inspiring for me to have à shin dig this weekend, baby backs are always à great choice. Can i hv your macaroni salad recipe
  13. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    Yes it has made a huge difference, first thing I did when I put it together,  I checked Reefer Madness out, and that is one awesome looking machine  [​IMG]   I am also looking into getting another smoker, but doubt I will ever be able to end up building one so Im looking at a trailer rig to start getting into competitions and maybe do a little catering on the side.  We'll see
  14. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

            LoL Steve-o90, a cheeseburger fattie sounds amazing right about now!  Thanks for stopping bye!
    Glad you got some motivation out of it Cwalk, always glad to hear  [​IMG]   Baby backs are my go to, I dont care for spares at all, but thats just personal preference. The macaroni salad is simple, my family is pretty picky when it comes to this stuff so I dont add too many things to it.  Here is the basic jist of it..............

    1 box elbow macaroni

    1 medium onion

    2 hardboiled eggs

    2 cups Hellman's Mayonnaise

    Celery Salt and cracked black pepper to taste

    1 tbsp of yellow mustard to cut the mayo

    Very simple recipe and yields good results.  We eat this all the time in the spring and summer.  I personally like to add some finely chopped celery. . .. .. but again, my family is picky and do not like the texture in the salad.  Hope you enjoy!  **As a side note, if the 2 cups of mayo is not enough for you, just add more.  Let it sit first for a good hour in the fridge because it will thicken up.
  15. scootermagoo

    scootermagoo Smoking Fanatic

    I thought about catering as well.  If you do, I wish you the best of luck.
  16. smoke slinger

    smoke slinger Smoking Fanatic

    That is some good looking Q, I will say that I have never met a rib I didnt like......
  17. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

           Looks like we're in the same boat slinger  [​IMG]
    Thanks Scooter!  I'm in the planning stages right now, figuring out costs, licensing etc. But it definitely will be done some day
  18. Thanks for recipe, i just picked up some ribs for the weekend, cant wait to try mac salad
  19. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome!!  Definitely let me know how it turned out  [​IMG]
  20. steve-o90

    steve-o90 Fire Starter

    Wnt lie it was rly good lmao but looks good man

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