Todays smoke

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jalee, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. jalee

    jalee Fire Starter

    This is my smokes for the the day. I have been smoking enough food to heat up during the week for dinner my wife loves it all she has to do is make sides. I bought the ribs at a meat market rubbed them and smoked them 250* 3-2-1 kinda like Jonny triggs but they were tuff and fatty not much meat but they look good and had a good smoke ring.
     
  2. Good Plan, Nice looking rack of food there.

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  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks awesome ! Thumbs Up
     
  4. jalee

    jalee Fire Starter

    Thanks I has higher hopes for the ribs they tasted freaking awesome butt were tuff as shoe leather
     
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Next go around, we'll help ya out if you'd like ? Want ya to be happy with them !
     
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  6. Wow, when you smoke, you don't mess around! Smiles. Looks like quite the feast! Great job! Cheers! - Leah
     
  7. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    The meat was tough after you foiled for 2 hours? Did you put any kind of liquid in the foil to help "steam" them?
     
  8. jalee

    jalee Fire Starter

    Yes about 1/4 of apple juice
     
  9. Sweeeeeeeet!
     
  10. Very nice looking rack of food!
     
  11. smoke on

    smoke on Newbie

    Sometimes you just get a tough piece of meat
     
  12. Looks great! Good work.
     
  13. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Agreed...sometimes you have to go past your goal timings to get it tender enough. Looks good still though
     
  14. jalee

    jalee Fire Starter

    Kool thanks for he info folks I will go longer next time. Let me ask this to easy my wife's mind what about boiling first then smoker.
     
  15. smoke on

    smoke on Newbie

    Boiling is like a bad four letter word when it comes to BBQ :) it will help but you will get a lot of flack from the BBQ world. People will say your cheating. But of coarse let her know she is right and try to perfect your skills without boiling.
     
  16. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    I wouldn't ever boil any meat...it cooks out all the flavor.  If your ribs were tough, they were simply undercooked.  As mentioned earlier, some racks of ribs are tougher than others, and may need to cook longer than the prescribed 3-2-1.  I use the bend test to know when my ribs are done to the tenderness of my liking.  Here's an article describing the bend test that might help:

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/the-bend-test-for-ribs

    Hope this helps...good luck!

    Red
     
  17. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So many of my non-smoker friends boil their ribs first then finish them on the grill.  Insert big shudder here.  I don't care for the consistency or greyish color of boiled ribs.    

    The only time I boil meat is when I'm making soup, or braising a pot roast on a low simmer.  Then all the flavor stays in the liquid.    
     
  18. jalee

    jalee Fire Starter

    I am against boiling to but my better half keeps screaming boil them that's what you have to do that's how my dad did them!!! I just smile agree and do it how ever the heck I want to lol
     
  19. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Once you get them dialed in perfectly the boil issue will go away.
     
  20. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    oooo boiling makes me shutter :)

    then again Guy Ferrea (sp?) went to a famous BBQ join in Texas i believe and he boiled before smoking....
     
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