Baby Backs, Loin and Kielbasa "Way too many Pics" (Loin Update)

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Baby Back Ribs

              
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Updated, fixed pics December 24, 2014

Baby Back Ribs

September 10, 2012

You know you love "Q" ing when someone asks if you have photos of the family and your reply is, "No, but here are a few pics of my last cook".

Or your son says, "Dad tell me a story" and you start off with, "Did I ever tell you the time I hit the dreaded stall".

This Saturday was filled with mixed emotions, I had to choose between a Half of Killian's or picking up some meat for the pit. I got the meat, I guess George will have to wait another week. Should I be worried?

Anyhow I picked up two ten pound pork loins, some Loin Back Ribs, Kielbasa (for some reason was really craving kielbasa and sauerkraut sammies ) and a summer sausage, the plan is to cook one loin and slice half up for lunches for the week and hot pork sammies. The other half we be sliced thicker for dinner.

Have the kielbasa for dinner tonight and munch on the summer sausage during the cook. The second loin I will be attempting Canadian bacon.

Picked some jalapenos from the garden to smoke for later dishes.

Running the pit at 250°.
 
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  • Started by removing silver skin, it actually came off much easier than when I do my spare ribs.
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  • Used a modified rub from my Fast and Hot ribs cook.
[h2]Rib Rub: [/h2]
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons onion powder
  • 2 tablespoons white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard, such as Coleman's 
  • 1 teaspoon course black pepper
  • 5 teaspoons seafood seasoning, such as Old Bay
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
 
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  • Added a bit of rub, I used tongs for handling the meat because it's much easier than washing your hands in between every picture.
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  • Flipped and repeated the process.
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  • Readied the pit, I had some stray lump and charcoal to use up so I started the pit with them.
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Now I have to pick this up!
  • The Pit is warmed up and the meat is ready to go, I decided not to use a rib rack on this cook. Threw on some Jalapenos from the garden for later cooks.
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  • Look what I found in the pond, this little guy better be careful or he will end up in the pit!
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  • Moving along. Mopped the Loin and Ribs several times with the 50/50 mop.



  • Something to snack on

 

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  • The Loin is now at an internal Temp of 140°, the loin is removed and wrapped in foil then towels (no cooler needed for a loin) and will rest half an hour before going into the refrigerator. 

  • Quick Peek at the loin.
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  • Threw on the kielbasa once the loin came off the pit. The kielbasa was cooked little over two hours in the pit, then were transferred to a crock pot with sauerkraut, some bay leaves and a bit of Mrs. Dash's seasoning. This was dinner.
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  • Started glazing the ribs with the modified BBQ sauce from the Fast and Hot Ribs. I glazed the ribs about five times on one side about every half hour, they were mopped the first 2 hours. I was attempting to build up the glaze and had great results. The Baby Backs were removed from the pit after about 4.5 hours at 250°
[h2]BBQ Sauce: [/h2]
  • 3 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup rice wine vinegar Substituted with Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup stone ground mustard We substituted with yellow mustard
  • 1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
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  • Kielbasa is done
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  • Ribs are done


 

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  • Well how were they?
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As you can see they are done, they came clean off the bone but weren't "fall off the bone done", I don't like it when you bite into a rib and the whole entire piece of meat comes off the bone. I like a little tug and a more controlled bite.

I like to chew the meat from the bone, the next Baby Backs I do will be at 4 hours max. These were perfect for my family but a little bit overdone for me, as far as the flavor profile goes they were really tasty. The baby backs are a bit leaner so I would rather keep the temps at 250° and cut back on time a bit rather than drop to 225° and cook longer.

I had to cut the BBQ sauce recipe posted above with 50% Sweet Baby Rays for the family (sissies).

My brother called up and invited us up so we headed up there with the ribs and had a few Abita's, my poor nephew who loves my ribs had his wisdom teeth out and couldn't eat any, oh well, maybe next time.

Ok now lets get back to the loin.
One half was rubbed with Montreal Steak Seasoning and the other half was salt and pepper. The 2nd loin will be Canadian bacon, I will start the cure Wednesday.


Loin is mopped several times throughout the cook with the 50/50 same as the ribs.

Cooked at 250° till an internal temp of 140° was reached.
90 minutes Internal temp is at 121°, 120 minutes internal temp is 140°, loin is removed, wrapped in foil and a towel and allowed to rest 30 minutes before slicing.

 
  • This loin was for dinner and lunches later in the week, so I sliced into it to check it out, sorry for the jagged cut.
  • Looking good, the pork is wrapped up tightly in foil and placed in the refrigerator.
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  • The next day it heads to the slicer.
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  • It is still very moist.
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  • Then the sliced loin is vacuum sealed in deli containers for the week, these will make great sandwiches for lunches and we will also make hot pork sandwiches for dinner.
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The whole family was Porked out, so I vacuum sealed and froze some of the loin and kept a piece to make a little bit of sweet and sour pork.

 
  • Sliced off a hunk for Sweet and Sour Pork
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  • Vacuum sealed and in the freezer, this will most likely be thawed and sliced for hot pork sandwiches.
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  • Pork was cubed and browned with a little Basil Olive Oil.
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  • Added some Sweet and Sour Sauce.
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  • Let it start to bubble then turned off heat.
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  • Served over Rice, real rice not that minute rice stuff!
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  • My better half made some quick little Ham and Cheese Croissants.
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SQWIB, morning..... You were really busy.....  Nice tutorial.... Great looking food.....

On a side note, I think this thread took longer to load that any other as of late.... That means, the q-views were right on !!!!!

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Oh man that all looks great! We love hot pork sammies! Are those slices of the SS on there? 

Awesome tutorial and thanks for the recipes!
Yeah those were my little snacks so I would leave the other stuff alone.
 

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Sqwib, Thanks for the informative Q-view.  I need a slicer!  That loin looks so good.  That is my next thing to do.  The ribs looked good too.  Again, thanks for sharing.  Steve
 

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Awesome looking smoke Sqwib...Everything looks like it came out excellent. I have a pork loin in the freezer ....
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think it better hit the smoker quick after seeing those results!!!
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You just ruined my Stouffer's chicken alfredo.......lol...............Awesome qveiw.....................
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Wow that all looked great.I really wish I put ribs on today after looking at those baby backs.Im starvingnow.
 

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SQWIB, morning..... You were really busy.....  Nice tutorial.... Great looking food.....

On a side note, I think this thread took longer to load that any other as of late.... That means, the q-views were right on !!!!!

Dave
Thank you

Yeah sometimes I go a bit Heavy on the posts.
Those are gonna be some good Sammie's. Looks like everything came out great.
The hot pork sandwiches are always a big hit.

Thanks\
Oh man that all looks great! We love hot pork sammies! Are those slices of the SS on there? 

Awesome tutorial and thanks for the recipes!
Yes they were my snacks to keep off the main course.
That looks so good, well done
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Awesome Job!
Thank you
Sqwib, Thanks for the informative Q-view.  I need a slicer!  That loin looks so good.  That is my next thing to do.  The ribs looked good too.  Again, thanks for sharing.  Steve
My slicer is older than dirt but slices beautifully.
Good looking stuff there Sqwib...
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 nice job!
Thank you
Awesome looking smoke Sqwib...Everything looks like it came out excellent. I have a pork loin in the freezer ....
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think it better hit the smoker quick after seeing those results!!!
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Do it man..and post some pics.
You just ruined my Stouffer's chicken alfredo.......lol...............Awesome qveiw.....................
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Sorry bout that lol

Thanks
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Man, it all looks great!!!! I really like the look of the ribs and think the pork loin would be fantastic for sandwiches....
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 Awesome Q views!! Everything looks Great! Pork sammies gonna be might tasty!!
Love those Q views. Can almost smell and taste them ribs. Loin looks great too. but I have to admit them ribs are calling my name.
Wow that all looked great.I really wish I put ribs on today after looking at those baby backs.Im starvingnow.
Thanks Guys.

I updated the thread with the leftover pork.

Man one of these loins go a long long way in my house.
 

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looks great  again sqwibb. Your posts can never have enough Q-veiw