Spare ribs (I hope) with qview

Discussion in 'Pork' started by 3montes, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ok last week was the 15lbs of prime rib roast which turned out fantastic. I could only post qview of the preperation and when the roast hit the smoker. (see the thread prime rib what temp?) in the beef forum for a explanation of why no qview of the finish. [​IMG]

    Any way this week is spare ribs I picked up at $2.49lb. I have had varying results with spares. Some not so good [​IMG] Mostly due to I think different weather conditions and temperature control issues due to weather. Tomorrow is supposed to be in the mid 60's here. I like it to be a bit warmer but thats what it is.
    Here is a pic of what I am starting with.

    These are still thawing and I will be trimming them later.
    I will be using the 3-2-1 method. I think I read somewhere on this board that the ribs only need the rub applied a hour or so before being put on the smoker. I am using Jeffs rub. I think this was his recommendation.
    Or would I be better to rub them today and let them sit overnight with the rub?
    Good or bad I will be updating this post as I go.
    Wish me luck [​IMG]
  2. I always slather my ribs with yellow mustard and Jeff's rub the night before or at least early in the morning if I'm starting the ribs at noon or one pm. But dont know that a shorter time would not work.

  3. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    good looking ribs...I usually never plan far enough ahead, and just get them rubbed while the charcoal is starting and the smoker is stabilizing. I have rubbed and let sit over night, and I didn't really notice a difference.

    Keep the pics coming, I'm hungry for ribs this weekend, and living vicariously through your post.
  4. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking start so far! I am hoping to get some sort of ribs on tomorrow...
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great so far, keep the qview coming...
  6. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good.I always rub about an hour before they hit smoker.Rib meat/bones dont lend themselves much to penetration from my experiences...
  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What he said works for me too.
  8. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking slabs, bud! No worries on the rub, I always try to rub the night before no matter what the cut, just 'cause it's more fun and convenient than trying to do it the "day of..."
  9. tacman

    tacman Meat Mopper

    Good Looking Slab Of Ribs My Friend!.... If I waited for temps over 60 to smoke....I would probably only be able to smoke a few days out of the year...and then I would probably have to work those days....LOL... but I do here what you are saying. It has been in the low 60s all day and the wind has been blowing so my pork but has been smoking since 0630 and just recently reached the foiling temp of 160.....but the cole slaw and Dutch's Wicked Baked Beans are prepped and ready when my butt decides to be ready....(sure wish we had a emoticon of a hungry smiley with a bib on and a knife and a fork in hand....I would insert it here).....[​IMG]
  10. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Good looking ribs. I like to rub the night before if I have time but I have rubbed as the smoker is heating up its all good after all its smoked ribs [​IMG] Looking forward to more Qview later have a great smoke
  11. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ribs are my favorite!! I'm looking forward to your Q-views. As for when to put on the rub, why don't you do it one way this time and another the next time; then compare. Have fun with it. [​IMG]
  12. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those are some god looking ribs and it's nice to see someone not trim them. It's nice to rub them the night before but you don't have to. I have rubbed them the same dayI was smoking them and they come out alright. Good luck and take alot of Q
  13. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's 7:00 am I have just taken the ribs out of the fridge to get to room temp before the rub hits them and I start the snp. Will post pics when the ribs are rubbed. My wife is skeptical. I am renowned for my smoking with the exception of ribs I have never have had the best luck. She asked if I have a plan B. Meaning if the ribs don't turn out she has pizza in the freezer[​IMG]

    I am optomistic however. The membrane came off just like it says in the text book one pull and I got whole thing [​IMG] Thats never happened before. Usually it's one square inch at a time so I got some good karma working.
    Nice looking ribs too but I did pay $2.49 a pound. Spares are hard to find around here. Just like prime rib roast. If I wanted to do another prime rib this weekend I couldn't find one anywhere. Special order only unless its a holiday weekend.
    I did trim the ribs yesterday. I will most likey save the trimming for the next time I make Dutch's beans. I made beans last weekend with the rib roast so I am going to do something else this weekend. I think the wife is doing wilted lettuce salad. I like to foil potatoes with peppers, onions and seasoning and throw it on the smoker for the last couple of hours.
    More qview coming soon.
  14. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Damn! The cold weather just makes me quit smokin' here. I will grill but smoking is done. I just cant get the snp to stabilize in cool temps. Constant babysitting and fighting it.
    I'd be willing to bet we are colder here on the average than you are. Lake Superior is a nasty thing in the winter months and a big a/c in the summer.
    My weatherbug says it's 39 degrees as I type this and yes it's still August [​IMG]

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