This afternoon/evening I commenced with smoking my second rack of BBs in the last two weekends. My first try was an unabashed failure. The rub last weekend was awful so I purchased Jeff's Original Rub in hopes of redeeming myself...
The made the rub and coated the rack with the rub and mustard as directed to on Saturday evening. Using the 2-2-1 method I primed the smoker at 225 at noon, filled the chip tray with half apply and half hickory chips, and put the meat in. At 2 pm I wrapped the ribs in foil with a mixture of apple cider and rub and returned it to the smoker. At 4 pm I removed the foil and back in the smoker it went for another hour. The MES smoked pretty heavy the first hour then a lighter and steadier smoke the rest of the way. I added the woodchip mixture at 2 and 3:30 or so. There was never a time when there wasn't some smoke billowing out. The chips were soaked at 11 and drained just before noon.
They came out about five and we ate about 5:15 or so. The results:
Although Jeff's rub was a significant improvement over last week we still felt it could have been a little sweeter, so we've decided to add a little bit more brown sugar with the next batch of rub I make. Does anyone else have suggestions on how to modify Jeff's recipe, or what can help to make them a tinier bit sweeter?
Also, though I don't like fall-off-the-bone ribs I felt these were just a bit chewy. Suggestions? I thought the wrapping would help, but it didn't help enough.
Would I have been better off getting spare ribs then BBs?
I'm sure I'll have other questions too in a bit, still going through the CQI in my head.