Spares On The Kettle !! (SmokinAl Style)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by waterinholebrew, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey all, decided to do some spares yesterday ! I wanted to try something different... I'm sure most of you have seen the thread SmokinAl posted on his method of doing ribs ! When I seen Al's thread, I wanted to give it a shot... So yesterday was the day ! If you've not seen Al's method, here's the link to his thread !

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/240916/perfect-ribs-every-time-this-really-works

    So, started with a full rack of untrimmed spares, I didn't trim much on these ! Coated with a bit of mustard & used some Trader Joe's coffee & garlic rub ! This is a tasty rub, we'd not used it before !


    Set up the kettle with the vortex for an indirect cook with KBB & a chunk of kiawe !


    So after bout 3 1/2 hrs, IT was 170*, so time to pull & wrap !


    Wrapped with some butter, some rub & a bit of apple juice ! Had a bit of apple juice that needed used up !


    So, after bout an hour in the foil, put em back on the kettle for a bit !


    Pulled when IT hit 195*


    Let em rest for a few & sliced em up !


    Plated up with some mustard potato salad & baked beans !


    This was a tasty meal for sure... The ribs, salad & beans really hit the spot ! Another shout out to SmokinAl, these ribs were different from how we've done em before & are very tasty ! Everyone really enjoyed em & we will for sure do em like this again !

    Thanks for lookin all !
     
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  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Those ribs look perfect to me, Justin.

    I'm glad they came out so good for you!

    They look very tender & juicy!

    Points for a great smoke!

    Al
     
  3. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking meal! How much charcoal did you use?
     
  4. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Justin, Good looking ribs sir and a congratz on your OTBS membership !
     
  5. That's a nice looking rack of ribs, and your plate looks awesome  Great Job  [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  6. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Justin That is terrible I want to throw my sausage and peppers away,and have ribs Meal looks great as always points for sure

    Richie 
     
  7. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Al ! These were very tasty ! Thumbs Up Appreciate the kind words & point !
     
  8. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks man, appreciate it ! Used bout a full vortex of charcoal, so not bad ! One thing I like bout the vortex is it seems to conserve fuel pretty well !
     
  9. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks CM, I appreciate the kind words & point ! They were quite tasty ! Thanks also for the congrats on the OTBS...
     
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those Ribs look Perfect, Justin!![​IMG]------------[​IMG]

    Mighty Tasty!![​IMG]

    I tried a Maverick probe years ago in some Spares, and it didn't work good, so I cooked almost everything else to temp, but my Ribs always went by time.

    Then after reading Al's Thread, I tried sticking my Thermapen in a set of St Louis Spares, and I got different readings all over the place due to the thin meat with bones.

    I gave up, and went back to the Time method. That way I don't have my door open so long trying to get the same Temp at more than one place.

    Yours Look Awesome though!!  Shame Idaho is such a long drive!! [​IMG]

    Bear
     
  11. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Fit for a king!  Point! B
     
  12. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looking good Justin! :drool Those turned out purty for sure! I'd say you and the fam ate awfully good!

    Point!

    Red
     
  13. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Gary for dropping a line & the point... Appreciate it !
     
  14. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Richie, but I'm betting that sausage & peppers were very tasty (sounds really good) ! These ribs were good, just warming up the leftovers as I type this ! I appreciate the kind words & point !
     
  15. c farmer

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

    Looks awesome Justin.

    The vortex is so user friendly.
     
  16. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]  Nice bones!
     
  17. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Those are great looking ribs, Justin.  They look amazingly juicy!!  

    [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  18. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wow, those ribs look fantastic!  I have a vortex coming in the mail today for my father's day gift from my wife.  If you don't mind me asking the details,   Was that a 22 kettle? and how many coals did you start with and what cooking temp did you go at?
     
  19. You know it never occurred to mt to ever check the temp on Ribs. But like I have said before I'm Old School,  First temp gauge (probe) i ever owned was 10 years ago. I learned to cook by time, looks and feel.  I guess what ever works the best for you Stay with it. About the only thing I use my temp gauge for is poultry and smoking sausage.

    Your smoke turned out really good I know they were tasty   GREAT JOB

    GARY
     
  20. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Justin, Those are some awesome looking ribs. Color, smoke ring, juicy, man...you hit all the marks with that cook. Joe. :points:
     

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