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2 Racks of Ribs with a Cooking Test. Plenty of Qview

Discussion in 'Pork' started by the dude abides, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's been a while since I've post any qview of my ribs.  My 10 year old son has been on my case about making him some.  So being the giving father that I am, here's some ribs my dear boy.

    I started with 2 racks of loin back ribs.  I got them for $3.39lb.  No mustard.  Just rub.  The one on top is rubbed with Gates Original, the other with Smokin' Guns Hot.  I rubbed them last night, the picture is from this morning so they look a little wet.


    The Smokin' Guns went down on the bottom and the Gates on top.


    Let the waiting begin.  Had a little snow the other day.


    I decided to try a little different cooking method.  Instead of 225 and a 3-2-1 or a variation of that method, I decided to cook around 250*.  I did these without foil or spritz.  In fact the lid only got opened one time through the entire cook.  They cooked for 5 hours and were really some of the best ribs I've ever made.

    Again, Gates is on top and the Smokin' Guns is below.


    Served these with some green beans and biscuts. 


    I also made a moink loaf since the wife and daughter aren't crazy about ribs.  I'll post that next.  Wife did eat a couple of ribs though and said she liked them this time.

    I have a friend that does some smoking too and we share recipes and sample each others food.  I took him over 3 of each type of rub.  I didn't even consider his wife and kids.  I dropped them off and he texted me a few minutes later.  He said "That was like dropping a cow leg into a den of staving lions.  We devoured those ribs."    So I guess he/they liked them. :)

    I loved the texture, they had a great bark on them, not much pull back.  I think I've found a new way to do my ribs from now on.

    Oh, and I liked the Smokin' Guns rubs better.  My son and my friend both liked the Gates better.  It was too sweet for me.

    Thanks for looking.
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Nice looking bones right there!

     I think that 3=2=1 method is the easiest way for someone w/ minimal smoking experiance to produce some top knotch ribs. but in the last 6 months i have started trying other methods and they do work .
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Great looking ribs Jay - Good to see you back here too 
  4. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Man them are some nice looking Ribs.. looks real tasty great job[​IMG]
  5. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice amount of veggie to meat ratio there too
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Ribs look Great Jay...
  7. Great looking ribs...Always make 2 styles of ribs when i smoke also...something for everyone.[​IMG]
  8. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks delicious!!

  9. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking ribs Jay, I've started doing my ribs differently also. Lower temp. 210-215 & longer without foil. 6-6 1/2 hours for bb's. Also letting brown sugar melt on top before putting them in the smoker. Got this idea from Johnny R. I'm going to try your way & see which I like best. The old stand-by 3-2-1 is hard to beat, but it's fun trying.
  10. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    DUDE !!!!!

    Those ribs look Great!

    And I agree with Eman about 3-2-1 being a starting point.

    That's what I consider my "step by steps" too---A place to start----Then they can go from there, or keep using them.

    I just present a safe & easy way for people to get their smokers dirty.

    Thanks for the views,

  11. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    great looking ribs! got me hankerin for some now!

    have to pull a few racks out of the freezer.

    I also like the no foil method
  12. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thank you all for the great comments.  Much appreciated.

    Hey it was just a few years ago that I was still making ribs in the OVEN (gasp!).  I feel pretty confident with my abilities these days so I'm less afraid of wasting the time and money in trying something new.  Glad I did.  This is going to be my new method...for now anyway. 

    LOL!  Glad you noticed that.  That's my attempt to have a balanced meal.  And it gives me the clout to tell the kids "If I eat the veggies, you have to too".

    We can't please everyone, but we always try.  :)

  13. jakerz66

    jakerz66 Smoke Blower

    Makes me hungry for some good ribs....
  14. Good looking ribs
  15. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking ribs Dude...After seeing those and the prior post of Als 6 hour no foil ribs I'm taking that route myself next time around.
  16. Great looking Ribs...
  17. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great Looking Ribs!!I think I'm sold on a 5 hour smoke on the next batch.Todd
  18. fourashleys

    fourashleys Smoking Fanatic

    Ribs look great! Next time you are on a delivery run I want on the list. LOL [​IMG]
  19. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks everyone.  I smoked a bunch of ribs this weekend, but can't seem to get a new thread up and running.  I'll post it when I can.

    Here's a teaser...

  20. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Aloha Dude!

    That tray of ribs has me drooling.  Good job !