Pork Loin Back Ribs - First Time Smoking Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by katemail13, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. katemail13

    katemail13 Fire Starter

    I bought some Pork Loin Back Ribs yesterday, and I want to smoke them.  I've never smoked ribs before (I'm still a newbie at this smoking thing).  I have questions.  :)

    1)  Do I put sauce on them during the smoke, or just smoke with the rub and put sauce on later?  Is this a matter of personal taste?

    2)  What temperature do I smoke them at, and for approximately how long?  What should the IT be?

    3)  I also want to smoke a bunch of boneless country-style ribs.  Will the smoking time be about the same, or will the bones make the smoke time different?  I am a sissy, and don't like scraping my teeth on bones, but my husband wants the real thing.

    Thanks for any help!

  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I cook my ribs at 275 and I don't foil. Takes about 4-5 hours.

    I use a toothpick to check for doneness.  Toothpick tender.

    I sauce the last 30 - 45 mins.

    If you loin ribs are like the ones I get they are really meaty.  Might take abit longer.
  4. katemail13

    katemail13 Fire Starter

    Thank you both so much for the info!  Any help is good help.  I may try putting the ribs in, and then putting the boneless ribs in a little later.  I will be smoking them tomorrow.

  5. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Good luck Katie,

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  6. katemail13

    katemail13 Fire Starter

    Thanks for that, Bill.  I think I may follow your instructions exactly.  [​IMG]


    P.S.  Forgive my newbie-ness, but what does the 'BDSE' stand for in your sauce? 
  7. katemail13

    katemail13 Fire Starter

    How many times should I put new chips in the smoker?  Just the first time, or after that too?


  8. Katie, I do boneless country style ribs all the time. Where I live they are actually cut from a Boston Butt. They can dry out so here is my method. Apply rub and smoke at 250 for 2 hours. Move to a covered pan with a rack in the bottom. Put apple juice in the bottom. At this time I baste using this basic recipe.

    1 stick butter

    1 tbls apple juice

    1 tbls apple cider vinegar

    Spices to taste

    I don't use salt in the baste as there is already enough in the rub I use

    I pull at 205 IT at which point the ribs are  fall apart tender.

    I'm not sure these were boneless but I use the same technique regardless.
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  9. katemail13

    katemail13 Fire Starter

    Thanks, BadMoonT2!  I'll have to try that next time.  This time I opted to try a boneless pork chop, which got WAY overdone. 

    However, my ribs (HUGE THANKS to PGSmoker64 - Bill) turned out amazing.  My husband and parents both proclaimed them the best ribs they've ever eaten.  I'm pretty proud, and I owe all that praise to y'all here on this forum for all your help and suggestions!

  10. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sorry, I don't get a chance to get on here very often....BDSE is Best Darn Sauce Ever.

    Here is a link to the recipe.  Bill's BDSE

    How did the ribs come out?


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