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Beef Ribs and pulled pork last weekend

post #1 of 13
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Smoked some dino bones last weekend. Been a crazy week - finally getting a chance to post. It was my birthday dinner with the family so of course I had everyone over and cooked for them.

Sort of a funny story. We had the rich aunt and uncle over. We served buffet style so they each got some pulled pork and one rib each along with salad and the corn casserole for the side. They weren't quite sure what they were going to do with the ribs so they ate the sides and pulled pork first.

They finally got the ribs and I watched them as they proceeded to eat them with a fork and knife. You know, it's not prim and proper to eat with your fingers. Well, a few bites into the ribs and they couldn't stop commenting on how good it was. Next thing you know they both had picked up their rib and started going to town. Cleaned the bone off and then got up for seconds for another one. Then when I was giving out pork and ribs as people were leaving all they wanted was more ribs to take home.

After they left even my wife commented that she was amazed that they actually picked up the bones and ate off of them. Haha. Made me feel kind of good.

I do think these were my best ever. Only my 2nd time in the smoker but I've done then in the oven a lot. Pulled the membrane off this time. Didn't even know about the membrane until a couple of weeks ago when I read about it on this forum. Also trimmed some of the extra fat off which I hadn't done before. I think these two things helped quite a bit along with getting just the right amount of rub on.

Sorry, no qview of finished product. Was running around quite a bit getting everything ready and served.

The pulled pork was done in the crock pot. I've only had my smoker for 3 weeks so haven't had a chance to do one in the smoker yet so went the safe route in the crock pot which I've done before. PDT_Armataz_01_03.gif

On deck for this weekend is prime rib roast, pork ribs, and a ham. I've never done pork ribs before even in the oven so should be fun. I also have some bacon that I want to do some bacon candy with the brown sugar. Would the bacon also be good on top of the prime rib while it is smoking?

Ribs ready to be trimmed and to take the membrane off:



Ribs in new rib racks





Pork butt done and getting foil wrapped for an hour:



Me blowing out all 36 candles with a little help from the kids:

post #2 of 13
Looks great, hope all had a good time...
post #3 of 13
Crock Pot???
Well, I feel safe in saying this and I think most other members will agree with me that we will forgive (this time icon_wink.gif) as long as you swear you will do it proper smoky love justice the next time.

Glad the in laws got a taste of real BBQ, knife and fork? It made me feel better when you said they went the route of picking the ribs up with their hands and just going to town, that is how a rib should be consumed.

points.gifFor not only a successful smoke but for introducing some new folks to great sticky finger home smoked Q!
post #4 of 13
Nice conversion from the snobs. Ya gotta pick up those bones and chomp on them, no forks or knives.
post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 
Haha, yeah. I have a couple of pork butts in the freezer that I picked up on sale and will do in the smoker. Guess I just wanted a chance to practice before having company. :)

Also, would have been a bit difficult to fit the butt and all the ribs in my 30" MES. Happy with the MES but already wishing I had more room so I can smoke more at once. biggrin.gif
post #6 of 13
Hey TeeRoy,

Good job on only the second smoke. After you have a butt on the smoker, you will probably have that crock pot collecting dust somewhere. If you aren't picking the ribs up to eat them, there is just something wrong with you....Sounds like a great time was had by all. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #7 of 13
Glad the ribs were such a success. It's always a good feeling when people appreciate your food.
post #8 of 13
Glad you had a successful good and Happy belated B-day.
post #9 of 13
I'm with fire with this one too. You have to swear to and from now on swear to only use the crock pot for chili and soaking your socks in bleach.
The pulled pork was done in the crock pot. I've only had my smoker for 3 weeks so haven't had a chance to do one in the smoker yet so went the safe route in the crock pot which I've done before. PDT_Armataz_01_03.gif
We will then forgive you for not smoking the butt in the new smoker. Thats what it's for and what we do here. Ok now that you have been scorned. Please don't do that again. Once you have smoked a butt right you will know what we are talking about. So go our son and may the Thin blue be with you.
post #10 of 13
Very nice, except the PP!icon_redface.gif
Happy B-day and keep smoking.
post #11 of 13
Congratulations on a very successful smoke, and welcome to the club of addicts! I'm not going to give you a hard time about the crock pot since you've never properly barbecued a butt. Once you do it, you'll never crock pot again- and of that we are all certain. Good job all around.
post #12 of 13
happy belated b-day, and those were some nice lookin dino-bones.
post #13 of 13
Happy Birthday and congrats on a successful party. I won't harp on ya. You've learned your lesson.
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