Ribs for Presidents...

Discussion in 'Pork' started by nascott, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Its about to snow in Chicago, so why not fire up the smoker!

    My first smoking of ribs and my mouth is already watering.. Used my traditional rub I found in a grilling magazine years ago that includes brown sugar, garlic powder, paprika, coarse black pepper, salt and cumin and I am going to use apple wood. Here's how it's starting...

     
  2. Lookin good. Can't wait to see the finished product!
     
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice, those are lookin awesome so far :241: Keep the Q view coming !
     
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You're on the right road, looking good so far.
     
  5. I always forget how hard it is to maintain temp in a blowing snowstorm... At least I know it's warm enough to melt the snow!

    Am using GoodOne charcoal and although I was able to keep 245 for a while, once it starts losing heat, it seems to lose it pretty quick in this weather and I haven't built a wind shield yet so I am relying on the gas grill for that. I am still learning how to modulate the temp with the vents... Any tricks people might have would be appreciated as I don't have a guru yet.

     
  6. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I learn somethin new every smoke, not that it'll help ya now but a lot of folks use a welding blanket and if ya use search bar for windbreaks or insulation for WSM's, there's some real creative folks on here !! Hope this helps !
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014
  7. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    5 racks and not one invitation for any of us.....who all yall feedin babe
     
  8. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

      Me 2
     
  9. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  10. Just took 'Em out of the foil pan with some apple juice... 2.5 hrs smoking, about 1.5 in the juice and back to some smoke to finish for an hour. I will probably run it high for sauce the last 20 minutes from or so

     
  11. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You are doing way better than I did with my first ribs. Looking great!

    Disco
     
  12. Basted and ready to go... Maybe a bit long of a cook, but very tasty!

     
  13. The final Q-View... Really happy with the level of cooking. Just enough bite needed to take it off the bone, but they come off real clean. Wish I had let them sit with the rub for more than 3 hours, as I usually let them sit overnight when I used to do them on the grill.


    Thanks to everyone on all these boards for the tips.. This really is a great resource!
     
  14. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those ribs are fit for a president!!! Did a great Job and they look great!!. Finaly getting some temps in the 30's this week. Never seen so many day's below zero this winter.  The smoker will be working!! Reinhard
     
  15. Ribs look fantastic....here's my wind break around my kettle smoker
     
  16. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great job but now you are addicted.

    Disco
     
  17. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     nice very very nice
     
  18. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beautiful ribs! Looks like a homerun to me in some pretty adverse conditions. Imagine if the weather had been nice!

    Congrats Man!
     
  19. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There ya go, Thumbs Up. Great lookin smoke, y'all had some good eatin there, nice job ! Justin
     
  20. Very nice looking ribs. Good job
     

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