This was my third time trying to do up some ribs.
I just got my Maverick ET-73 a couple days ago and I was eager to put it to use. Clearly I needed this tool. It revealed that at various times during the smoke today the built in thermometer in the smoker lid was off by 50 to 110 degrees.
Thursday I drove over to the Mexican market and picked up two racks @ $1.59 a pound.
Then, I started last night by trimming the ribs St Loius style. This was the first time I tried this. I was certain I would screw it up. It wasn't as difficult as I expected.
I really liked the ribs better this way! Last time all I did was take the membrane off. I cooked them with the brisket and flap meat intact. This time I tried to trim them up as best I could and cook off that flap meat separately.
In the fridge overnight. Then out this morning and at room temperature before heading out to the smoker. I'm using lump charcoal and a big hunk of almond wood. That hunk of wood gave me a thin sweet smoke all day.
Here are the ribs shortly after going in. LOL, check out the shiny new ET-73 probe. It's a nice deep brown now.
I started at 9:30 am, so I waited 'til around 11 or so to add the flap meat. Here's a peak at the ribs then:
At 12:30 I foiled them and added my fattie:
An hour and a half later I added some ABTs. Now, I've made ABTs several times and I ALWAYS overcook them. I was determined not to screw them up today.
These babies are stuffed with creamcheese/3 blend cheese, chopped up thick country bacon, and a generous amount of chipolte powder. They're wrapped in good cheap super thin bacon.
Next thing you know, ol' jed's a millionaire!
Things started getting good when those ABTs came off. Then it just kept getting better. I took off them ribs and put em back in the foil.
Get ready, here comes the fattie!
Let's get an interior shot!
Gimme that thing!
OK, now let's get back to the ribs. I sliced them up and coated them with some Bone Sucking Sauce. First time I tried the stuff, and I really liked it!
Here's dinner at my favorite house:
Hope you enjoyed the Q view!
Thanks for looking in!
Edited by wntrlnd - 9/18/10 at 8:23pm