Christmas brought me a new Masterbuilt Duel Fuel Pro smoker. After reading numerous reviews of the smoker I figured it was the best for the price range I was looking in. The reviews are spot on, needs a few mods and its a fine little smoker. The cast iron skillet for a wood tray is a must as you will get wood flare ups with the pan that's provided, and the door thermometer is off by 40 degrees as expected. So after a few smokes with spatchcocked yardbirds, a rack of baby backs and some wings to get the feel for it, I decided it was time for spare ribs.
I picked up a cryopack of untrimmed spare ribs. Decided I wanted to try cutting them St Louis style myself, and was surprised how quick and easy it was. Never again will I pay the extra price per pound for trimmed ribs. Covered them with my own rub and wrapped into the fridge for the night.
Took them out and let to sit in room temp as I got the smoker ready to go
The smoker loaded up with the ribs and the trimmings that Mrs. Yotzee was going to add to her soon to be famous baked beans. My one complaint with the smoker is that its smaller in width and depth then I expected.
After about 4 hours, pulled the trimmings and chopped for her beans (what didn't end up in my mouth anyway)
Wanted to try something a little different, so I made my Carolina style sauce I use on Pulled Pork, and added just a touch extra molasses to make it just thick enough to stick to the ribs:
About 6 hours at 225-250 with apple wood smoke for the first 4 hours, and a little coat of the Carolina sauce the last hour and we had some good looking ribs:
Yotzee's first plate with a big helpin of Mrs Yotzee's beans. The smoked pork trimmings in the beans took them to the next level of unbelievably good
Ribs turned out perfect in my mind. Just the right tug off the bone, but came away clean. Nice smoke ring and the Carolina Sauce may be our new favorite, had the bowl on the side for adding more. Mrs Yotzee likes her ribs to fall off the bone more, so next time I will be crutching hers, but I'll takes these ones all day long,
Thanks for the look!