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Spares 2nd attempt w/ Qview

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I'm not a spare rib smoker but I can change.. Here goes attempt number 2 after my charcoal disaster last time..

Simple mustard and rub on two untrimmed racks..



Got the TBS going....A little heavy but it will calm down in a bit




Temp is right down the middle.. Fairly accurate oem thermometer



Not my best thermometer but it's the one I use for grate level temps..
More to follow
post #2 of 16
Looks like a good start. Are you using the 3-2-1 method?
post #3 of 16
Keep us in the game...looking good.
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
By that you mean 3 out, 2 wrapped and 1 out? If so, I hadn't planned on it but may give it a try.. Does that help spares out? I normally smoke back ribs and never wrap them, just mop..
post #5 of 16
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I just moused over the method in your post and saw the caption.. not computer savy, I
post #6 of 16
Personally I like the 3-2-1 method. I usually leave it unwrapped until there is a decent amount of pull back. Usually 2.5 hours. Then I do 1-1.5 wrapped in foil with some of my spray. Then finish them back on the grate for .5-.75. The first time I did it the true 3-2-1 method. Some like it just like that but I decided to modify it a little bit to my liking.
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
I'll be wrapping around 1300 then..
post #8 of 16
Looking good!
post #9 of 16
Thread Starter 
First mop.. Bones are just starting to poke out.. looks right on track



I need a tutorial in how to trim these things St. Louis style.. These are store bought whole
post #10 of 16
Looks great so far.

Check this out for trimming the spares

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ad.php?t=65108

or you can go to youtube and search trimming spare ribs into St. Louis and there are a few good videos.
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
Great post.. I have a clear mental picture now. Are the rib tips used for "ribletts" at the bbq joints? There's a place near me that does some awesome ribletts. The ribletts they serve have alot of small, spoon-shaped bones in them. I guess if i find them in these ribs then I'll know for sure..
post #12 of 16
that's the same thermo I use to test my meat lol..lookin good so far
post #13 of 16
Looking Good to this point...PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #14 of 16
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Talk about perfect timing. I wrapped the ribs, went to the hospital and picked up my wife (smelling like smokePDT_Armataz_01_34.gif) and my new son who was born on the 30th, and made it back just in time to unwrap and continue...



I got a lot of fat rendered but I'm gonna smoke them until I get some more bone showing. At least another 1 1/2 hours.
I'm liking the spares so far and they are finger lickin good man!
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Off the smoker and smellin good


Delicious.. Can't wait to do them St. Louis style now..
post #16 of 16
Looks like they turned out great. And Congrats on the new baby. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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