Baby Backs on the Brinkmann Vertical w Q-View

Discussion in 'Pork' started by whtplainssmoker, Jun 25, 2011.

  1. Giving Baby Backs a try on the cheapo vertical Brinkmann.  Ribs are from Costco, which I have to say the quality always seems great.  They just went in now.  I'll put up the results later.

    Just before the rub.


    All rubbed up and ready to go.


    Into the Brinkmann Vertical (bone side down as recommended by virtually everyone). By the way, that's a potato to hold the probe as recommended in the 5 day e-course.  Can't wait to taste the tater.   Using a mix of Cowboy lump, Kingsford blue, and for the smoke apple chunks with a few cherry chips thrown in for good measure.


    Keep you posted on the results later.  Off to cut the grass, and other yard work so I can reward myself with these for dinner.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2011
  2. Update from just before wrapping them up in foil. 


    And piled high before wrapping them up,

  3. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They are looking great... nice job....
  4. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good....think you'll be pleased, Costco has some very meaty ribs.
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  5. Here they are getting the mop.  I mopped two of them a homemade vinegar eastern north carolina style sauce (cider vinegar, brown sugar, salt, ground pepper, and cayenne pepper), the other two I mopped with a store bought Jack Daniels BBQ sauce.  The ones below are the ones mopped with the Eastern North Carolina sauce.  


    And the money shot.


    Absolutely delicious.  My wife enjoyed the Jack Daniels style a little better.  They were a little sweeter and "had more flavor" .  I actually liked the Eastern North Carolina ones.  I think you could taste the smoke and the rub a little more, and the sauce gave them a nice kick.  To each his own.

    Thanks again to all the advice on the site.  I use it every time!
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  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    That money shot says it all. [​IMG]
  7. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those are totally awesome...
  8. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great.
  9. All Of The Above...  X2[​IMG]  Fantastic Looking Ribs !!!
  10. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    O BOY O BOY it looks good and yummy ribs thanks for the Qview and the Bearview
  11. Thanks Willie.  We were very pleased with the results and the Costco ribs had plenty of meat on them.  So much so, that I felt I should go with the 3-2-1 method even though they were baby backs.  I think, next time I'll go somewhere around 2.5-2-1 to get them to hang on the bone just a little more.  Also, as I've mentioned before Costco's ribs come 3 full racks to the pack (i.e. the two racks I show in the picture are just one full rack) and are priced great (about 3.99 lb last time i bought them). 

    As for the Brinkmann, I had a little trouble with it running hot to start, had to take out about 10 or so pieces of charcoal and fully shut the vents.  This was probably due to the warm windy day (and the fact that the last time I used it it was about 40 degrees when I first fired it up). But then it ran fairly steady, with me adding around 10 or so pieces twice during the 5 hours it was on the smoker.  Added hot water to the pan twice. So while not completely worry free, I was able to go tackle some projects around the house.

    I can see that eventually I'm going to need something bigger.  For a party, its going to be hard to smoke more that 3 full racks of ribs, and maybe some chicken pieces on the top shelf.

    Oh. And the best part was when I showed the ribs to my neighbor.  He was impressed, but then added - "So that's why it smelled like bacon all day today."

    Also thanks Beer-B-Q, Meateater, Bmudd, and Gotarace for the encouraging comments. [​IMG]
  12. ugaboz

    ugaboz Smoking Fanatic

    looking good
  13. smokinal

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

    Those are some of the best looking ribs I've seen. Congrats!   [​IMG]
  14. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great ribs Mike,

    the color is amazing [​IMG]

  15. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ribs are probably my favorites & yours looks awesome
  16. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  17. socalbbq

    socalbbq Fire Starter

    Looks great!  I need to try some this 4th weekend.  Great job
  18. Great looking ribs. Nice color. Nice bark. They are nice and meaty.
  19. domapoi

    domapoi Smoke Blower

    You forgot the last, MOST IMPORTANT STEPS!!! You're suppose to cut off about 3 or 4 ribs, vac seal them and throw them in the freezer. When they are frozen completely, pack them in an insulated box with some dry ice. Then, ship them (pre-paid naturally) to me for OFFICIAL DOMAPOI TASTING & APPROVAL. This should be done by all who smoke baby back ribs!!!

    I can't be sure until I taste then but they sure look good.


    Oh yeah, send the potato too!
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
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  20. Your ribs look absolutely delicious. That money shot is incredible. Great job!

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