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Smoke em if you got em - Ribs that is.

post #1 of 13
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We had a new BJ's Wholesale club open locally and when we went to check it out, we found some really nice looking ribs. They were packaged two slabs per pack and were only about $25 for the pack. It sure didn't take long to get them into the cart in anticipation of warmer weather on the way.

 

When we heard the forecast that said it was going to be sunny and in the low 60's, it sure didn't take long to get the smoker out and the ribs thawing. This will be the first smoke since Christmas.

 

Here is the first slab getting ready to go.

This is the first slab almost ready for the rub.

 

 

Slab 2

The second slab almost ready for the rub.

 

 

Rub

The rub all ready to go. it's made from:

Brown Sugar

Powdered honey (man I love this stuff!!!)

Paprika

Garlic powder

Kosher salt

black pepper

 

Once it is all mixed together I like to run it through a electric coffee grinder that turns it into fine rub that is almost like powder.

 

waiting for the smoker

Here are the ribs waiting for the smoker to get up to temp. I had to split each slap in two to fit them into the smoker.

 

They have been in the smoker for about 2 hours now and they sure smell awesome. I did try something a little different this time for the smoke. I am using some hickory chips and some plain old lump charcoal in the chip tray. The other thing was that I added some cola to the water tray to see it that made any discernible difference in the flavor of the ribs.

 

Hope to have a few more pics in a couple of hours.

 

post #2 of 13

I'm in ....i'll be waiting for this one!!!!110.gif

post #3 of 13

Great start, looking good icon14.gif

post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 

Finally got to chow down on the ribs. I had to work quick to snap a couple of pics.

 

 

fresh of the smoker

Fresh out of the smoker. Man does it smell good!!!

 

 

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Cut up into smaller portions and ready to serve. They tasted as good as they smelled and looked. Even the 4 and 6 year olds chowed down on them like they were candy. It wasn't safe to reach in front of the 14 year old either. You would have lost an arm if you reached in front to get another rib.

 

The day turned out so nice that we ended up eating on the deck and we had the first picnic of the year.

 

Hopefully this is just the first of many smokes for the year.

 

 

post #5 of 13

Wow I just ate and I want one lol.  They look great, well done!!

post #6 of 13

Great job, they look really good! I have some beef ribs in now coming off in about 25 minutes.

post #7 of 13

Great looking ribs!!!! Looks like a home run right there!!!!icon14.gif

post #8 of 13

I just smoked some ribs over the weekend as well! Warm weather gets me craving smoked meat all the time! These ribs look awesome

post #9 of 13

Now I have to go to BJ's! I hope mine turn out as good as yours!

post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

I meant to add to the finished write-up that the Cola didn't seem to make any difference in the flavor. Maybe if I had used it as a mop it would have.

 

I did notice a slight charcoal flavoring in the meat. It had just the slightest hint of being cooked over a charcoal fire. I guess I will have to test another batch without the charcoal to make sure. At least that is as good an excuse for more ribs as anything else.  yahoo.gif

 

post #11 of 13
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Originally Posted by HarleySmoker View Post

Great job, they look really good! I have some beef ribs in now coming off in about 25 minutes.



So how did the beef ribs turn out? Inquiring minds want to know...

post #12 of 13

Those look great! I did some over the weekend too. How did the beef ones turn out?

post #13 of 13

Nice job, the ribs look fantastic!

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