Rib Pics

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bryce, Dec 12, 2015.

  1. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Decided to go with some ribs today after quite a few tri tip smokes in a row. Needed to mix it up and get some spares rocking. Using KBB and mixture of pecan and apple.

    This is my oldest son. He actually asked me if he could help without me having to ask him! Huh??? I gladly accepted his help and proceed to show him how to make a fire in the chimney. From there we prepared the ribs and got the temp on the smoker dialed in. Once I felt he had a grasp of the concept, and after a super quick training, his mom and I actually left for 3 hours. He did a great job maintaining a temp while we were gone but he did get a little excited and added way too many chunks of wood so I'm hoping I don't end up with a bitter taste since the smoke was not looking good when we got home. Regardless, I'm super proud of him. He kept the temp between 220 and 250 - not bad for a first time 12 year old. All we seem to do together lately is sports so this was fun change for us. Even if these ribs don't turn out as the best tasting I know they'll be one of the most remembered.

    Had to cut one rack in half since it was quite a bit too long for the 18.5 WSM. Good looking smoke though!

    We decided to foil. I'm a bit worried about possibly having a bitter smoke flavor and we want them to cook fast so we are going with foil (thinking the apple juice and confined foil wrap might reduce any possible bitterness.) Last 3 ribs I haven't wrapped, and like them that way, but wrapping is fine as well.

    Back on for 1.5 hours

    Unwrapped and back in the smoker for a 1/2 hour

    All done! These turned out so good thanks to family teamwork. Awesome flavor and perfect tenderness and zero sign of over-smoking. First word out of my kids mouth was "amazing" then proceeded to say "best ribs I've ever had." I'm figuring the effort he put into this as well made them just that much better.

    All cut up. Layers of awesomeness x 10...

    We will enjoy these tonight!

    Thanks for looking!

  2. Good looking ribs! Always good to get the next generation involved! 👍
  3. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you WestKyMP. I totally agree. Having the next gen involved is exciting to see.
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome Bryce, just way cool ! Nice to get the kids involved, especially when they want to be ! My kiddos have been smokin with me since they were real small & they enjoy it as much as I do.... If I say I'm starting the smoker, I just as well say "stampede". LOL. So great to have the next generation carry on the tradition of the TBS ! You've got a fine young man there & he will be a great pitmaster I'm sure ! Thumbs Up

    Oh yea, LOL... Almost forgot to say... Dang nice ribs man ! :drool


  5. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great lookin ribs....
  6. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Right on, thanks Justin. Sounds like you and your family are both really involved together which is just awesome. Perhaps this is a new thing for Brody and I? We shall see. One thing for sure, he appreciated the food much more after he put a little labor into it. :)

    Thanks for the points!!

    Thank you Foam. They were really good. I was worried about bitter smoke but not one hint of it.

  7. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great photos.  Good to see you getting the son involved too. b

  8. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Nice smoke!  Awesome job by the smoker!  Maintaining temperature is the key to a successful smoke.  Thanks for sharing that with us!

  9. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Skelly, definitely nice to have one becoming interested. Might not overtake football, basketball or soccer but it's on the list at least! :) Thank you for the point as well - much appreciated!

    I know huh? He took it too heart and was a true pit master for 3 hours. Both his mom and I were really happy for him.

  10. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    B, good stuff sir !!!!
  11. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Great looking ribs Bryce and a great story behind the smoke as well.  [​IMG]
  12. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Many thanks CrazyMoon! We're definitely ready for more but I'm debating between pulled pork or another go at brisket (which I still need practice with.)
    Thanks One eyed Jack. It's really gratifying having your kids involved in something doesn't involve a ball! hahaha
  13. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    I know what you mean.  [​IMG]
  14. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking ribs,looks like you guys had a good time!
  15. halfsmoked

    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]   Nice looking ribs man a good job since it seems the son did the cooking how do we give him the point? Oh well I guess dad helped so   [​IMG]
  16. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking run of ribs Bryce!

    Points for your helper holding down the fort!

  17. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    b-one. Great time. Looking forward to our next smoke as a team! We'll see, could have been a one-hit wonder but you never know!

    Great point HalfSmoked. Tell you what, I show him this thread and the points he earned within in it! More importantly, I think he'll like the recognition.

    Yeah Case, good stuff. I thought there was a chance for bitter smoke but no way, not this time. There were right up there.

    Hey, did you see his sweatshirt? That was for you!

  18. jetsknicks1

    jetsknicks1 Smoking Fanatic

    Those looked awesome. I just fired up the smoker and am getting ready to throw some baby backs on myself. :biggrin:
  19. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Jetsknicks. Be sure to post some pictures for those of us unable to smoke something today! Good luck!
  20. bucsrno1

    bucsrno1 Fire Starter

    Good looking ribs!

    It`s great that your son is interested in smoking! He will have a good head start on his buddies!

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