A Pair Of Spares Beats A Full House!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bearcarver, May 29, 2011.

  1. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I had a buddy of mine come down from the mountains yesterday, and he likes "Fall Off The Bone", and so does Mrs Bear.

    I'm leaning that way myself lately, so what the hey!

    I usually cut them into St Louis cut, but I figured if I'm going to make them Fall Off The Bone, why bother.

    So it was rinse, dry, remove membrane, coat with yellow mustard, coat with rub, wrap in plastic wrap & fridge over night.

    Next day pre-heat to 250˚, put ribs in MES 40, one on top shelf, one on second shelf.

    Fill outside rows on an AMNS, and light both ends.

    Put AMNS on bars to the left of the chip drawer.

    Cut heat back to 230˚

    After 2 1/2 hours, pull both racks, foil each with 4 ounces of Apple Juice, and put back in (switched positions in smoker).

    Note: I decided on "2.5-2.5-1", because when I use 3-2-1, I never get Fall Off The Bone.

    After 2 1/2 hours in foil, pull, unwrap, coat lightly with sauce, and return to smoker (switching positions again).

    Remove from smoker after 6 hours, cut, take pictures, and serve.

    Everyone loved these----Even Me !!!!!

    Thanks for looking,


    A nice pair:


    Coat with yellow mustard:


    Ready for night-night:


    One sliced, one under:


    Bottom one also sliced:


    My second and third ribs:




    That's All Folks!
    Last edited: May 29, 2011
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look good Bear, but They would look a lot better sitting in front of me on the table...LOL
  3. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Those some good looking spares.  My wife loves those melt in your mouth type ribs.
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Those are some good looking spares there Bear. [​IMG]
  5. [​IMG]looks great!
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Real Tasty looking!!

     Nice pics!!

  7. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Then I wouldn't get any!

    Be better if you were here helping to consume!



    They did come out really good, considering I got lazy & didn't trim them to St Louis, and I didn't trim hardly any fat off.

    And now I wrote a very short post---Not a very good step by step.

    I had a lot of trouble holding my temp steady. I think the wind was effecting it.

  8. Wow those look good!! THanks for sharing Bear..
  9. smokingohiobutcher

    smokingohiobutcher Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks YUMMY YUM YUM!! Bear!  Love me some ribs I do!

  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks Meat !


    Thanks W-King!


    Thank You Craig!

  11. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    WOW, What great looking ribs!!  You got my favorites sides there, too.  Beautiful as usual, Bear! 
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I agree with you Bear.  Especially when doing 3-2-1, I leave the extra meat on.  Actually, I almost always leave the extra meat on even though I don't get quite all the membrane off that way.

    Great looking ribs, bye the way!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  13. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Shoot, all the good descriptive adjectives have been used........  All that's left for me to say is:[​IMG]
  14. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks good as usual!

    I would love to have some ribs, and I'm still envious of your taters, mine never turn out looking like that.

  15. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Paul, you and I need to do a road trip to PA and see if we can take him up on the free meal.

    Great looking ribs Bear
  16. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    Looks awesome Bear! Thanks for including the recipe :)
  17. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Awesome looking ribs Bear!   [​IMG]
  18. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Good looking ribs Mr. Bear. I could go for some of those...
  19. hardslicer

    hardslicer Smoking Fanatic

    great pics......those look delicious and I'm sure they were.....nicely done and thanks for the details on how you did it.....we rookies are always eager to learn  [​IMG]
  20. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Bear. Thanks for the tutorial. I am going to pay more attention to your cooking techniques 'cause your food looks sooo good. That's the way my bride likes them ribs. They will be goin' in the smoker in a few hours. 

Share This Page