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2-2-1 Baby Back Brine PICS!

post #1 of 31
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Ok here we go. Here are the 5 slabs trimmed with membrane removed and ready to go, washed clean and patted dry.

Here are the slabs with Jeff's Rub all nice and red getting ready for an over night in the fridge. I took em out for about 2 hours the next morning to warm to room temperature before putting them in the smoke.

Here they are on the other side, Rubbed with a liberal amount of
Jeff's rub with a nice tall adult libation!

First look at them after 2 hours in my Char Griller DUO smoker with the Side Fire Box. I sprayed Apple juice on them every 45 minutes or so. I also used a drip pan filled with water to keep em moist. I had a pretty even temperature of around 200-225. I smoked these in the rain, and the rain actually helped keep the smoker at an even temperature. When I smoke in the summer, sometimes I cant keep the temp at a low 225 due to the outside heat, so if you have an umbrella, the rain aint no pain!

Looking good after the first 2 hours, ready to wrap in foil.

Slab in the foil, ready splash with Apple Juice.. humm

Here they are wrapped and stacked and ready to go back into the grill for another 2 hours
........ I cant wait!!

Here they are after the 2nd 2 hours out of the foil. I had to be careful as they started to tear
apart easily if I grabbed them wrong with the tongs. Nice blue smoke

Here they are after about 45 minutes or so back in the smoke at 225. Nice bark layer, looking good.

I have to end it here. I can only up load 10 pics... So the rest is continued in the next post

Thanks to all for your suggestions, these really were the BEST Ribs I ever made and EVEREYONE raved about em. icon_smile.gif

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post #2 of 31
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Part 2

Here are the rest of the shots!

After waiting about 15 minutes ( I had to hide them in my cool oven so no one would eat em) to let the juices settle, I cut em up...

Here is a close up.. nice red smoke ring....

Its finally meal time! Sides of Slaw, Baked beans, and potato salad! I also used Jeff's BBQ Sauce for an on the side dip and offered as well the tradional Sweet Baby Ray's! Hog heaven.

Thanks again to all!

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The Best Smoker Griller you can buy for under 300 bucks!
post #3 of 31
Wow!! Good looking BBs
post #4 of 31
Qman uuuuummm uuuuuuummmm good PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif... Mine seem to be more burnt than what you did. did you use jeffs rub as bye the recipee or did you alter it some? I have read where richey suggested to not put as much sugar in to help keep from burning. Do you have any tips, I am planning on doing some this weekend if all goes as planned. Thanks...
post #5 of 31
Looks great!!
post #6 of 31
Awesome looking ribs Qman! Those pics really made my stomach growl. I have got a big hankering for some ribs now..Nice looking batch of food you got there! I see you had some baked beans on the table. Did you try Dutch's wicked baked bean recipe?? If not you should give them a try...they are delicious!!
post #7 of 31
Man, those look fantastic!

I hadn't planned on smoking this weekend 'till now.

Good job.
post #8 of 31
Those were awesome looking ribs, Queen!! Bet those didn't last too long! Jeff's rub is the way to go.

Did you buy those ribs trimmed like that, or did you do the trimming yourself?
post #9 of 31
Awsome looking ribs!
post #10 of 31
Doesn't get much better than that!

The pics and tutorial were top knotch, now I gotta go eat sumtin.rolleyes.gif
post #11 of 31
Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us. Those do indeed look like some fine eats. I'm sure you all enjoyed them. I also have Jeff's recipe for rub and sauce. It's not the only one I use but I have to say that it's mighty good. Hope the rest of you give it a try.
post #12 of 31
Qman, awesome looking ribs, and the qveiw had me licking my moniter!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #13 of 31
Looks great. I just smoked some tenderloin yesterday and now I am thinking about doing it all over again today.
post #14 of 31
Great looking grub............Good job...................
post #15 of 31
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Trimmed Ribs

These were Carolina Pride baby backs I got at a local Lowes Food store, on sale for $2.99 a lb! Each were about 2 to 2.5 lbs each, so we had about 11-12 lbs of ribs! Yee Haw! Can't beat $2.99 a lb! (They normally sell for 4.99 a lb round here in the local food stores. They are about 5 to 7.99 a lb in local butcher shops. Not too sure about the quality difference as I never bought em from a local butcher.

Maybe this is a good idea for another thread. Does any one know if baby backs bought in butcher shops are a better grade then what is available in the super market?

First I took them out of the sealed plastic bag they were in and washed em and patted em dry. When I trim, I normally remove any large hunks of fat (I try to pick the leanest before I buy em anyway) on the top of the rib, and any "flap" fat meat on the back. Then I remove the membrane and I'm good to go.

I made it a point to add the rub and let it sit over night wrapped in plastic wrap in the fridge to settle into the meat.

This was the first time I made Jeff's BBQ sauce as well! Everyone liked it better then the tradional Sweet Baby Rays! I was thinking about adding Honey to Jeff's sauce next time. Has anyone ever done that before?

Well, gotta run!
Smoke em if ya got em!icon_lol.gif
post #16 of 31
MAN your killing me..... I want to Smoke Ribs now... I'm hungry...

Nice Smoke...
post #17 of 31
Those ribs looked great. Great smoke ring on 'em.
post #18 of 31
Sweet Mother of, those are some fine looking ribs and I know they were good. I have to smoke ribs soon. Points for fine food
post #19 of 31
Don't know how I missed this thread......
Bet it's too late to beg for leftovers.icon_mrgreen.gif

Awesome ribs Qman!
post #20 of 31
Very Very nice job!!!PDT_Armataz_01_42.gif
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