Country Style Ribs w/Smoker Mod

Discussion in 'Pork' started by flash, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well, wanted to celebrate my new Knighthood with a Country Style Rib smoke ala Meowey. I had done a smoke mod on my GOSM charcoal smoker and wanted to see how it preformed. Was I in for a surprise. Prep on ribs was some Jeff's rib rub and MDM rib rub.


    I had found a wok plate in Wal-Mart. Never seen them there before, but saw the way it was done and thought it might work in my GOSM to elevate the coals and allow the ash to fall to the coal pan below.


    All I had to do was bend the handles on the charcoal pan, this allowed the wok to just set down on top of the pan.


    I could not get as many coals in this pan and lost the use of one rack in my GOSM. I was concerned about the lost of coals but that fear was soon removed.
    Meowey stated his ribs were done at around 5 1/2 hours and 170 internal. I found after 1 1/2 hours, I had already reached 165* [​IMG]
    The temps were up around 275*, even with vents half closed. I also pulled the sand pan and replaced with water to see if that would lower it. Normally I would maintain 225 to 250 tops. Even with the cooler temps out, I was still getting higher temps. Obviously due to the wok setup and better air flow. I will use less coals next time too.


    I had traded some fresh Speckled trout to a hunting friend in Orlando and got this hot pork sausage link. [​IMG]
    Put it on when I wrapped the ribs in foil. Sausage got around 3 hours.


    Pulled the ribs and sausage at 5 hours. I was concerned that the ribs would be dry, but basically it turned out like pulled pork. Trying to lift one off the smoker saw it easily broke apart.


    Still a stellar dinner. Candy Corn and Salad along with Dewey's Dirt Road Bar-b-Que sauce that we whipped up for the first time. Excellent [​IMG]

    Wonderful dinner, the boss loved it.
  2. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very good looking vittles flash.
  3. chadpole

    chadpole Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Flash, that was a very good presentation. The food looks very tasty and here I am drooling again on the keyboard. Another fine job!!
  4. crownovercoke

    crownovercoke Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You appeared to be struggling with the smoke...But it looks good to me. Smoke is not always going to go by the book. You just have to feel it out and let the smoker do the work...While you and Mr. Beer supervise...

    Congrats and welcome to the brotherhood.
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice job, Flash... but it almost sounds from the above quote like you are using the vents backwards? Open= lower temps, closed= higher

    Oh..on edit...WHICH vents? Heh.
  6. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great lookin' vittles Flash, I'm getting hungry here! [​IMG][​IMG]
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Side vents. I was attempting to cut air flow, thus lowering temps.

    Yeah, always a struggle when attempting something new. I just didn't figure the temps would rise so high, so fast, even in this cold front of Florida weather at 83* outside [​IMG]
  8. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very Good looking food there flash! Now why didn't you come to the smoke out so we could have tried some of that goodness.
  9. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    Most (and everything that I have seen personally) of what is sold down here as "country style ribs" is just the top part of the butt. That is why it basically turned out like pulled pork.

    Sounds like this smoke make you work a bit. Good job getting through with a successful outcome. [​IMG]
  10. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wedding to Photograph.
  11. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OK you are forgiven... But I still want some of that food [​IMG]
  12. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great looking grub Flash!
  13. Nice mod and good lookin' foods there!
  14. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great lookin Q-view there Flash, What a great way to celebrate your knighthood.

  15. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Wow everything looks realy good Flash! Great way to celebrate! [​IMG]

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