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Baby backs yesterday, fatties today with Q View!

post #1 of 11
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Such a nice day here in Northern VA yesterday, temp in the 50's, went to my favorite butcher who had a deal on baby backs, butts and fattie ribs.


So I started the ribs using a base rub of Leggs old plantation rub and spiced it up while cutting the salt as I like a sweeter rub.


So here's the prep and theses baby backs looked SWEET!!!drool.gif




Yes - Libations were a must!!


Before back.JPG

Back side looking good...




The little piggies soaking up the smoke...yum



After 1.JPG


Just came off the smoker.  Nice bark and yes those are the evening libations in the background.icon_mrgreen.gif


My son said these 'are the bomb'.  What he didn't say was we 'invited' his date over for dinner today (these were yesterday's batch) and told her dad can make some great ribs...I appreciate the compliment and I was off to the back yard (colder temps) to smoke some MORE ribs for dinner tonight...NO pressure at all for this newbie...


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Back side and they tasted great.  Lesson learned about store bought rubs....Too much salt..Remedied that today though....tinkered with the rub and we'll see.


Only problem with yesterday's ribs was I couldn't snap a pix of the cut meat.  I went upstairs to shower and I was left with 4 ribs when I got back....Gee thanks,  oh well.....




post #2 of 11

Great looking ribs, OB1!icon14.gif

Edited by Johnnie Walker - 1/2/12 at 6:11pm
post #3 of 11

Looks great!      drool.gif

post #4 of 11

They look great. It is a nice compliment when you food is eaten like that.

post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks gang..


Well dinner was served and even though I had trouble keeping the temp's at 240f they turned out good.  My wife took the sample and was amazed.


I don't know if she was amazed at how good I could make these or if she was amazed at I could actually smoke some ribs,,,,;-).


The son's date was impressed as well but even if they were bad I would expect her to compliment them anyway...


Too much kitchen time between potato salad and baked beans I couldn't spare time to take some pix of the finished product....


Now I need to experiment on the rub...


Happy New Year!



post #6 of 11

Keep up the good work!



post #7 of 11

Your ribs look good...As far as Store Rubs go...Spices Cost / Salt Don't!...Make your own and you can tweak it according to what you like...Good Luck...


Try this... It is Mild and compliments different style sauces well...If you want spicier increase Blk Pepper to 1T and add 1T Wht Pepper and 1T Mustard powder. The Foiling Juice, at the bottom, makes a Rib Glaze at the end. You can add 1/4C Ketchup, 2T Cider Vinegar and 2T Mustard to make a more traditional KC Style BBQ Sauce....Anything else, just ask...JJ


Mild Bubba Q Rub


1/2C Sugar in the Raw (Turbinado)

2T Sweet Paprika (Hungarian)

1T Kosher Salt

1T Chili Powder (contains some Cumin and Oregano) Ancho Chile is same without cumin, oregano etc.

1T Granulated Garlic

1T Granulated Onion

1tsp Black Pepper, more if you like

1tsp Thyme

1tsp Oregano

1/2tsp Grnd Allspice


Cayenne or Chipotle Pwd to taste, start with 1/2tsp and go from there.


You may also like this for Ribs and is a tasty Sweet Finishing Sauce...


Edited by Chef JimmyJ - 6/4/13 at 7:14am
post #8 of 11

them ribs Looks-Great.gif. Nice job....Lesson learned dont go shower with good Q out. That happened to me on my first ABT's  went to shower after they came off and most were gone. now I wait to shower when the Q comes off, no one complains about the smoke smell. In my house you gota put an armed garde on duty if ya leave the Q, not really but its a thought.

post #9 of 11

Great looking ribs! Love the color!

post #10 of 11
got to love a nice bark on them ribs icon14.gif
post #11 of 11
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Thanks everyone.  And Thanks Chef Jimmy for the Mild Bubba Q Rub.  I have a shoulder in the fridge for next weekend and will try this for the Friday night rub down.

This morning the wife told me she sneaked a rib and said it was great.  I think I'm on to something;  I smoke, wife sits back and relaxes - we both have fun!! 

OK I can say That I'm hooked once again...yahoo.gif



Edited by OB 1 - 1/3/12 at 2:14pm
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