Yesterday's Q-View

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by hawgheaven, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Although it was raining and miserable yesterday, I needed a smoke fix! I was on a tight schedule, so I decided to do some ribs. I'll tell ya', I think these were the best ones yet...

    I did the usual prep with rub on Saturday for the next day's smoke. So yesterday, I ran the smoker up to 250, using RO lump and hickory chunks. Once the smoke and temp stablized, the ribs and skirt meat hit the grates. I adjusted the heat to 225 for the duration.

    One of the racks of ribs started to pull back at a 2 hours, so I foiled them, adding a mix of apple juice and Old Grand-Dad. The other rack started pulling back at about 2 1/2 hours, then it got the same treatment.

    I left them both in the foil for about 1 1/2 hours, then removed the foil, sauced with a little homemade Q sauce and let each of them go for 1/2 hour more on the grates.

    They were AWESOME!! The meat came off the bone with a little crunch... perfect! The scraps were pulled off the grates when the first rack came off. They got chunked up and now await their final destination in the freezer...

    Here's the beginning:


    My trusty rain protection:


    They're done!


    Ready to eat:

  2. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Those look GREAT, Hawg! Glad your "last minute" smoke in the rain worked out so well. [​IMG]
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice ribs! Text-book appearance! Now... if you'd kindly pass me one... :{)
  4. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks good Hawg, makes me want to run out and grab some, and smoke this week.
  5. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks all! Guess what I'm having for lunch today...? [​IMG]
  6. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking grub, Hawg. Well done.
  7. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    Those look great Hawg, how much of that old gran-dad did the cook get. Well with the rain and cold an all.[​IMG]
  8. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Tasty looking ribs Hawg!
    Now. When she figures out you smoked up that umbrella ...........................
  9. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The ribs look GREAT! Can you send some of them down here along with all of that rain. We need rain here. I would be happy to sit on the porch watching the rain on the lake eating some ribs.
  10. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    They are beautiful Hawg!! 10 minutes to 10 and I want ribs!!
  11. smokincowboy

    smokincowboy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    While your passing Ritchee one i'll have one too please. Looks great
  12. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    None. The cook was marinating in a martini...

    Mike, the umbrella has been designated as mine... all mine! [​IMG]

    Thanks all!
  13. wilson

    wilson Meat Mopper

    Hey Pop Pop Phil,
    I guess that's what I was smelling outside my house yesterday [​IMG]
    They look very good! I give you kudos for cooking out in that mess we had yesterday. Today ain't much better.
    Good Que to ya,
  14. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks! If it weren't for the sacraficial umbrella, I probably would have stayed indoors and drank... [​IMG]
  15. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That looks great HawgHeaven!! [​IMG]
  16. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanx cowgirl! They sure were tasty!
  17. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks like some nice grub there Hawg.Way to get that smoke fix.[​IMG]
  18. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree Phil, you did an out standing job. [​IMG] You must not have much wind at your place, I sure couldn't use that umbrella very much here, it would be in the next county before long. [​IMG]
  19. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great looking ribs hawg[​IMG][​IMG]
  20. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks bro... they were near perfect!

    Terry, thanks! The day was just rainy, no wind at all. That umbrella is only good on calm days for sure...

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