Spare Ribs (Pork) - QView

Discussion in 'Pork' started by knifebld, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Hey all,

    So I saw some nice spare ribs at Costco a few weeks back and decided to bring them home with me. I thawed them on Friday for a beautiful Saturday smoke. :)

    Did not realize at the time, but they were packaged already trimmed St Louis nothing to do but to rub em' up and stick em' in the fridge overnight.

    Rubbed one rack with Jeff's rub and decided on a sweeter rub for the other, here's the recipe;

    - 3/4 Cup Dark Brown Sugar

    - 2 tbsp Dry Mustard

    - 2 tbsp Onion Powder

    - 2 tbsp Kosher Salt

    - 1 tbsp Ground Black Pepper

    Here they are;


    The next morning, tossed them on the smoker at 225 (used Pecan and Apple wood) and played with my baby girl on a wonderful sunny day;


    Foiled a few hours later with some Brown sugar and butter;

    After the foil, I put them back on, unfoiled, for another hour...brushed on Jeff's BBQ Sauce on one rack (the one that I used his rub on), and tried out a copycat recipe of a very good rib house in Montreal called Bar-B-Barns;

    - 1 Cup Apple Sauce

    - 2 Cup Brown Sugar

    - 1/2 Cup Lemon Juice

    - 1/2 tsp Salt

    - 1/2 tsp Pepper

    - 1/2 tsp Paprika

    - 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder

    - 1/2 tsp Cinnamon

    And here they are...ready to be eaten up! Oh, you may notice an intruder in the nervous we would not have enough (I do have 6 kids right!) so I tossed on a baby back (rubbed with Jeff's rub, and sauced with a new sauce my wife was working on);

    Finally, here are the sliced and close-up shots;



    Turned out awesome!

    My Sweet Bar-B-Barn ribs were the winners...turned out amazing with a nice bark and great flavour. Wife did a great job on her new sauce, but I was toying with temps and cook time on the Baby Back to get the slight tug rather then fall off the bone that I normally do (practicing for competitions) the family preferred the spare ribs.

    These were smoked using the 3-2-1 and 2-2-1 methods.

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  2. Man those look GREAT [​IMG]   Not usually a fan of spares (prefer baby back's) but may have to give these a try. 

  3. c farmer

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

    Great looking ribs.
  4. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    Those look awesome!!!  Now I want to cut out of work and go home and smoke some ribs!
  5. Tell the boss you are sick.  SICK of not being able to smoke some ribs haha.
  6. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    He knows I got a smokin monkey on my back.  Every Monday he asks me what I cooked.  He has a Weber Smokey Mountain and the thing is going to waste on him LOL
  7. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    LOL Thanks for the kind words guys.

    Did not think I would like spares as much as Baby Back either...but after that smoke, the consensus from the family was that spares are the preferred ribs!

    Not sure if this means that I rock at smoking Spares or really suck at smoking Baby Backs! [​IMG]
  8. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    We actually prefer spares in our house but do the occasional baby back at time
  9. texasrob

    texasrob Fire Starter

    They look amazing, great work! In my short experience/time smoking...I almost find myself enjoying spares over baby backs.

    I think Sat I will be doing a rack of each for some friends coming by..I will use the 3-2-1 for the spares and 2-2-1 for the baby back(actually thinking about 3-1.5-1.5 and 2-1.5-1.5) . I so can't wait for college ball and NFL season to start, I plan on really making use of the smoker and experimenting with ABTs, Sausage, and Beer can chicken.

  10. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    I can imagine people will naturally gravitate to your place for all the games! LOL Cheers
  11. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    Why wait?  A full smoker is a happy smoker!!
  12. WOW and YUM!  your ribs looks delish and your baby girl is adorable.  Nice good on those me some would ya!

    Stay Blessed my Smokin' Friend,

    Josie aka SmokinVegasBaby
  13. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice looking ribs Chad and congrats on making the carousel......[​IMG]

  14. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Awesome smoke & your helper there is a cutie ! I try to include my kiddos in all my smokes.... They hear smoker & I dang near have to yell "stampede". LOL.... :biggrin:
  15. bhelton

    bhelton Smoke Blower

    Nice looking ribs with a good smoke ring. Good Job
  16. allsmokedout

    allsmokedout Newbie

    You should be proud of these babies!!!
  17. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the kind words all, I am pretty happy with the way they turn out. It was a lot of fun to sauce them up with three different recipes and argue at dinner over which is the best....having lots of fun!
  18. those are the best kind of "dinner table" arguments........that means all three sauces were good! 

    Keep on Smoking,

  19. Man those are making ME hungry for ribs at 2am. [​IMG]  Ready for work and have a Bologna sandwich for lunch. [​IMG]  
  20. allsmokedout

    allsmokedout Newbie

    That's the best kinda family bonding time ever! Love the dinner conversations and discussing the flavors !

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