or Connect
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Smoking Meat (and other things) › Pork › Spare Ribs Rubbed and Ready!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Spare Ribs Rubbed and Ready!

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 

I am attempting to smoke some spare ribs tomorrow.


I will be using mainly lump charcoal with a apple chunk every now and then.


This is only the second time I have tried to prepare spare ribs. I have trimmed them down to "St Louis style and applied the rub. They are now sitting in the frig awaiting tomorrows slow and low heat.


I used "Pig's Ass Rub" on one rack and the following rub on the other.


4 tbsp turbinado sugar

3 tbsp kosher salt

1 tsp sweet paprika

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 chili powder

1/4 cumin

dash of cinnimon


I plan on starting these are noon (PT) tomorrow.


The sauce is TBD, I might feel ambitious and make one from scratch (probably not though)




I have no clue why this picture is posted upside down.



post #2 of 33

Looking good so far. 

post #3 of 33

Standing on my head it looks like a great start!

post #4 of 33

popcorn.gif  waiting for the rest of the Qview

post #5 of 33

looking good so far i will look for this post .


post #6 of 33

Brent, they are looking great so far. Can't wait for the QVeiw.

As far as the picture, I'm not as talented as Al and standing on my head gives me a head ache.biggrin.gif When you go to post the picture is there a way to rotate it first? Or maybe one of the Mods can do it for you.

post #7 of 33
Thread Starter 



The spare ribs have been on the smoker now for 2 hours. I am keeping the heat going well, right about 230 or so.


I have only peeked once and it looks like things are going good. I did probe a small piece of pork from my trimmings and it is right about 140 degrees.


The plan is to stay on the 3-2-1 method.


I will posted a QView right before I wrap them in foil. Here is a picture of how I heat up my lump charcoal. I have small children so I need something safe, quick and easy.


I turn the propane grill on blast and place coals over the hottest part of my grill. 5-10 minutes later my coals are toasty.






post #8 of 33

well at least the charcoal chimney is upside right ... or all the charcoal would fall out... looks good in that rub!

post #9 of 33
Thread Starter 

Well, I am to the 1 stage of 3-2-1. It will probably end up being more of a half hour. The ribs looks done and smell great.


I applied sauce to 1 rack since the wife doesnt care for bbq sauce. I hope the taste as good as they look. I did take the rib tips off about an hour ago and tried one. I was really happy. Moist, tender and a good smoke flavor.


Here is a picture. I will post more when I slice into them.




post #10 of 33

Looking good!!



post #11 of 33

Looking good.  I like the cut you did of the rubs...

post #12 of 33

nice job!!

post #13 of 33

They are looking very good

post #14 of 33

Brent, nice looking ribs. drool.gif

post #15 of 33
Thread Starter 



Well my spare rib adventure has come to a close. Overall I am pretty please.


The ribs were tasty and real tendor. The meat did not "FALL" off the bone but pulled away from the bone very easily. I have been snacking all day (rib tips, trimmings, etc) so I was only able to put down 6 bones worth.


I give them an.......... 8.3..... Very good not great. I did not use much apple wood but I sure could taste the smoke. Right off the bat next time I would be a little more generous with the rub.


Here are some pictures. Plenty of leftovers so I will be eating a spare ribs and tips for the next 3 days which I have NO problem with.


thanks for all the suggestions. I feel like I am making some headway in my smoking department.




The slab on the left is the "Pigs Ass Rub" the rack on right is the rub I made which was much sweeter but not much "bite".








post #16 of 33

They look delicious! Nice job!

post #17 of 33


Your ribs look good.

post #18 of 33

Maybe that pig was from the South Pole?  Could be why that first pick was the way it was????   I mean, just sayin'.....  rolleyes.gif


On a serious note, those ribs look very nice!


Just my very humble opinion, but if you want more of a pink smoke ring, a little more smoke during the cook will give you that.  But if you're fine with the smoke taste... then you're good to go.


Nice job Brent!



post #19 of 33

Did you end up foiling?

post #20 of 33
Originally Posted by SmokinAl View Post

They look delicious! Nice job!
X2 on that icon14.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Pork
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Smoking Meat (and other things) › Pork › Spare Ribs Rubbed and Ready!