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Scotch Highland Spare Ribs Failed Smoke and Recovery (lots of Qviews inside)

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First the preparation.

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A beautiful rub for a beautiful piece of meat......

 

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The basting sauce.

 

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After three hours on the smoker.

 

 

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I decided to use a Mirepoix (carrots, onions, celery) in the braising pan with the rest of the basting sauce

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After braising for two hours.

 

Finally!!!! After 6 hours of anticipation....

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Let the carving begin!

 

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What the deuce? That's the biggest smoke ring ive ever seen.....

 

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So --- Looks like after 7 smokes, my WSM thermometer is officially broken. I kept the smoker between  215-225 degrees for 6 hours and the ribs came out med-rare.. Are you kidding me?? I felt so defeated...

 

I really wanted to finish these babies on the smoker, but with the way the thermometer was acting, I didn't want to risk it.

 

The recovery plan: Braise the suckers for  2 1/2 hours on 325 with the left over stock and mirepoix from the previous braise... I also put a little red wine and the rest of the BBQ sauce I had made the night before.

 

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I skimmed all the fat off the top and blended the remaining sauce in a blender.

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The end result: American/mexican/french braised short ribs with leek whipped mashed potatoes and coleslaw

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It was absolutely delicious... I could've served the sauce over shoe leather, and it would've been good. But I was still completely bummed out.

 

What have I learned  from all this? But a freaking thermometer. I already have my eye on the 70 dollar maverick from Amazon... I Learned my lesson.

 

I'm certain I will give the short ribs another try down the road. It's just a lot of money to spend on such a fatty cut -- especially when you can buy a rack of spareribs or baby backs for around  13 bucks.

 

Any thoughts or constructive criticism is always appreciated.

 

-Nick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 12

They sure look good from here, Nick!

post #3 of 12

Well done Nick good recovery they look juicy

post #4 of 12

Looks real good from here, Nick !!!!

 

Even snuck in a few nice BearViews!!!

 

Thanks,

Bear

post #5 of 12

Looks great. The recovery plan definitely didn't hurt it. I'm sure it was delish.

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Looks great. The recovery plan definitely didn't hurt it. I'm sure it was delish.



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post #7 of 12

Man those look awesome!

post #8 of 12

Nice recovery Nick

The only thing I would add is, A good thermo is imperative to making good Q.

 

But you already know that  LOL

They do look great though

Thanks for sharing the Qview  thumb1.gif

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Yep, short ribs are always a favorite with me and the gang.  Now, if I were to send you my address, how about........?

 

On another note, You mention you're eyeballing a Maverick?  How about giving TJohnson a holler (a PM on this site will get to him) or you could check out his web site WWW.amazenproducts.com.  He's not only a vendor on this site but he's one of us.  He's highly respected by all of us here and he'll give you a good deal.  I know he was running a free shipping on the Mavericks at one time, don't know if it's still going on though.  And no, I don't get a kickback, although, Todd, hint, hint...... just kidding.

 

~dave

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Originally Posted by NWDave View Post

Yep, short ribs are always a favorite with me and the gang.  Now, if I were to send you my address, how about........?

 

On another note, You mention you're eyeballing a Maverick?  How about giving TJohnson a holler (a PM on this site will get to him) or you could check out his web site WWW.amazenproducts.com.  He's not only a vendor on this site but he's one of us.  He's highly respected by all of us here and he'll give you a good deal.  I know he was running a free shipping on the Mavericks at one time, don't know if it's still going on though.  And no, I don't get a kickback, although, Todd, hint, hint...... just kidding.

 

~dave


Yup, Dave's right ---- FREE shipping on your entire order, when you buy an ET-732 from Todd.

 

Bear

 

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Thread Starter 

 

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On another note, You mention you're eyeballing a Maverick?  How about giving TJohnson a holler (a PM on this site will get to him) or you could check out his web site WWW.amazenproducts.com.  He's not only a vendor on this site but he's one of us.  He's highly respected by all of us here and he'll give you a good deal.  I know he was running a free shipping on the Mavericks at one time, don't know if it's still going on though.  And no, I don't get a kickback, although, Todd, hint, hint...... just kidding.

 

 

 

I will definitely look into it.

 

Thanks for all the compliments guys!

 

 

post #12 of 12

Those ribs look smokey and wonderful!

 

Suggestion: Bring your ribs to the point you did in the attached pics and then try finishing them on the charcoal grill just to crisp them slightly take them from rare to medium rare

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