Ever since my family devoured my pulled pork and fatty, they've been beggin for more (i'm the only smoker in the family). So, I decided to surprise my dad with some spare ribs. My first try went smoooooooth :) I tried a brisket along with it, though it went.....less than smooth...lol tasted good, but not picture worthy. On to the ribbies!
Did the basic 3-2-1 method without any modifications (3 hours unwrapped, 2 hours wrapped, 1 hour unwrapped); I wanted to set a baseline before I started tampering with technique. On at 2:30pm, wrapped with a quarter cup o' apple juice at 5:30, and unwrapped at 7:30. Delisciousness at 8:30 :)
Smoked with applewood at 210*-230* (WSM holds SO rock solid, ya'll)
Trimmed em myself, I was so proud! Cool experience, but I think I'll have the butcher do it for me next time.
Membrane removed, and ready to go
It was a tight fit on my 18.5 WSM, but I managed. Sure could use just a hair more space. but I'm not complaining.
Side by side, at the end. I wrapped em just to keep them warm til I got back to the house. I snuck the ones on my right into my dad's house in foil and towels and left it on his kitchen counter as a surprise when he got home.from church last night. He was thrilled!
Still pipin' hot, and falling apart.
That didn't take long at all :)
IF I could critique something, the ribs were a smidge too tender for me. I know, I know...is there such a thing??? Maybe I'll try the 2.5-1.5-1 method next time. Still the best damn ribs I've ever had, thanks for all the guidance and direction I've had via your qviews and chats!