Baby got back! (ribs that is)

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jirodriguez

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Well.... after spending two years smoking anything that would hold still long enough for me to slather it with mustard and coat it in rub, I decided to do some baby back ribs. I usually do spare ribs trimmed to a St. Louis style, I just like the amount of meat you get on them and they are usually about $1-2 per lb. less than the baby backs..... and I'm a cheap bastard... lol.

So on with the show!

Went for a spicy savory rub with a background sweetness. Rub was 1/4 C brown sugar, 1/2 C bad byrons butt rub, 1/8 C Old Bay, and then a very, very light dusting of my smoked cayanne powder over each rack. WSM was set up with two big chunks of hickory and a chunk of apple. Ran the WSM at 225° except for the last hour.

Everybody into the pool!

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Two hours in.... smelling good!

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5 hours.... putting on first shot of sauce/glaze.

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.... little bit of Bear view for our be kind to animals week.
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After the first glaze I opened up the bottom vents and brought the smoker temp up to 275, after half an hour I put on a second coat.

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Couple of shots of them cut up...

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Time to pass out the plates and let everybody load 'em up!

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You really did it this time, Johnny!!!!

Awesome looking BBs, and the BearViews are fantastic!!!!

I must be cheaper than you---Haven't bought BBs for over a year!!!

Around here---Spares $1.99 to $2.49,  Baby Backs---$5.29 to $5.69 !!!!!!   
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Thanks,

Bear
 
Look great...what's your verdict on the outcome??...worth the xtra splurge? I fondle the BB's in Costco for a bit before putting them back and picking up the usual slabs. This semi-retired stuff is cramping my style a little...lol.
 
great looking BBR's Jrod......................
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Joe
 
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 You hit this one out of the park my friend. Great job man
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if I could.
 
   Yep, great looking Ribs Rod. I'm like some others and stick with Spares,the cost is getting outrageous
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 I do them whole and unwrapped
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,more good stuff.

Oh, and Rod,Tomorrow morning when you get up,look to the East and say"Lord,Ihope this day is good" for me,it's crazy here in oihO. I miss Texas
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oh boy those look incredible! 
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Thanks Blue... I was pleased with the results.


You really did it this time, Johnny!!!!

Awesome looking BBs, and the BearViews are fantastic!!!!

I must be cheaper than you---Haven't bought BBs for over a year!!!

Around here---Spares $1.99 to $2.49,  Baby Backs---$5.29 to $5.69 !!!!!!   
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Thanks,

Bear
No... I'm still cheaper... lol, this is the first time I have bought BB ribs... EVER!
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 But these aren't near as expensive as yours, they were $3.99 lb. at Costco.
 


Look great...what's your verdict on the outcome??...worth the xtra splurge? I fondle the BB's in Costco for a bit before putting them back and picking up the usual slabs. This semi-retired stuff is cramping my style a little...lol.
Willie - they are good.... but keep in mind that due to their size you are going to eat 1.5-2 BB compared to 1 meaty spare, BUT you get 3 racks of BB in the Costco cryo bags vs. 2 racks of the spares. I would say give them a shot Willie, it's only $7-$10 more.
 
great looking BBR's Jrod......................
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Joe
Thanks Joe
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where the %^&*$%%^ do you live?

Mike
To quote Tucan Sam "Follow your nose!" LOL
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 You hit this one out of the park my friend. Great job man
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if I could.
Thanks Scar, the family certainly liked them... only had about 6 bones left after dinner... lol


   Yep, great looking Ribs Rod. I'm like some others and stick with Spares,the cost is getting outrageous
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 I do them whole and unwrapped
drool.gif
,more good stuff.

Oh, and Rod,Tomorrow morning when you get up,look to the East and say"Lord,Ihope this day is good" for me,it's crazy here in oihO. I miss Texas
th_crybaby2.gif


Meanwhile.....
LOL... I like the Pac. NW, yes it rains, but it beats the dusty dry heat of NM, or the smogey heat and pissed off drivers of the bay area... lol.
 
Looks GREAT!!!

BTW, Over Labor Day, Target had their St Louis and BB on sale,  that was before I was a menber here, lol.
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St Louis @ $1.99 a pound BB @ $2.99 a pound.

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This is all I have left, I've been breaking in my new smoker..

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That pic is before I broke her in.
 
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