Recently, my daughter and her family paid us a visit. The first evening they were here, I just threw some burgers and dogs on the grill and they were plenty happy. The next day, I was prepared to show off a bit more. (I've learned a lot more about smoking stuff!).
The main course was to be pork spare ribs. I trimmed the full slabs to St. Louis cuts, shook a little rub on them and let them sit in the fridge overnight - same with the cutoffs. I had also been preparing homemade baked beans (greatnortherns, bbq sauce, ketchup, bacon, etc.), which were partially cooked and to be finished on the smoker. After I got the smoker warmed up, I placed the ribs in it as you see below.
Three hours into the cook, I wrapped the ribs in foil with apple juice, turbinado sugar and mustard. The rib cutoffs got placed where they would fit around the other stuff. I put some small rib cutoffs in the beans.
After a total of six hours, it was time to eat!
I think the overall color and smoke ring came out pretty good.
The ribs were very tender. All it took was a soft bite and you were in Heaven! Well, I was anyway!!!
Thanks for looking!