Country Ribs With A Pipe Wrench? W/QVIEW AND A Surprise

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ronp, Aug 13, 2008.

  1. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I was going to do a roast pork and sauerkraut and dumplings smoke, but the wife don't like dumplings so I added potatoes instead. You can use a pork loin, spare ribs, but I had these, it will still work. The sauerkraut is the surprise. But things went wrong quickly. As I was getting things ready the damned jar of the sauerkraut wouldn't open. Ok, not a big deal I thought, got out a towel, no dice, one of those jar opener rubber things, no, bang on the lid with a knife, no, under hot water, no, wife holding while I twist, no, Vice grips, no, werent big enough, ah a pipe wrench, wasn't big enough, WAIT! What about that BIG SUCKER on the wall that I haven't used in 20 years, YES, maybe there is hope. Took two hands to get it off the wall brought in and Guess What? It worked.




    After. Needed a quick fix after 10 minutes of opening a jar, sheesh.


    Now, onto the smoke. 2 pounds sauerkraut, white onoins and white potatoes, caraway seeds, garlic powder and lemon pepper.


    The Ribs, about 3 pounds seasoned with garlic powder,and lemon pepper.


    In the smoker at 230' for a couple hours of smoke then covered to braise a while.

    Thanks for watching folks, we had quite a laugh in the chat about the wrench. They also had quiite a few other ideas that were hilarious. Hope ya get a laugh also.

  2. supervman

    supervman Smoking Fanatic

    Bagged kraut is my fave IF I don't have homemade!
  3. cbucher

    cbucher Meat Mopper

    Glad that lid didn't get the best of you. Good luck with the smoke.
  4. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A man can never have to many tools. Nice job.
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I looked but couldn't find it, and my fav brand the fresh was almost 4 dollars, Klauson.


    Thanks Lee, yea it worked for me. Opening a jar though?
  6. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I put the ribs on the sauerkraut and foiled, till the am at 175 with the damper closed.

    Thanks for watching!!

  7. smokin365

    smokin365 Smoking Fanatic

    If your wife is anything like mine, she probably naagged when you got the "biggest pipe wrench in the world" and didnt believe you when you said "Some day i might need it sweetie." Today is its time to be a star. Shine on pipe wrench, shine on[​IMG]
  8. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    the flavor combo of pork and kraut is awesome!!! they were meant for each other. great smoke ron!!!!!
    [​IMG] points man!
  9. meat-man

    meat-man Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    mmmm. ribs and kraut are so good . Good job and nice q-view also
  10. dangerdan

    dangerdan Meat Mopper OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dang!! Great idea for the pork... I sat on mine for three days waitin for an idea to come but nuttin. Well,,, I'll have to try that one some time...
    Looks like a tastey meal there.
  11. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks excellent Ron![​IMG]

    I like the pipe wrench, looks like something I'd use to open a jar. lol

    Have ya ever used a high heel for a hammer and a butter knife for a screwdriver? Two of my favorite tools. [​IMG]
  12. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Ron, Using the biggie wrench is hilarious. Nice combo there on the smoke.
  13. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I was thinking of you when I thought of this, since you make your own kraut.

    Thanks for the points!


    Thanks, it will be very tasty.

    Thanks Jeanie, lol on the high heels, but I don't own any.[​IMG]

    Thanks we had quite a few laughs in chat last night.

    I took it out and took a few pics and the battery died so I will post them tonight. It looks and smells yummy.

    Thanks everybody for watching the QVIEW!
  14. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here is the finale'.

    This AM, fork tender.


    This AM before cooling in fridge.


    Wifes dinner, just old fashioned grub, nothing fancy.
    She declared this a 5 star meal.

    At about $1.00 a pound the above meal cost less than a dollar. [​IMG]

    Corn was 3 for a buck, potatoes .99 a pound, ribs .99, sweet! And delicious to boot.

    Thanks for watching my QVIEW, I appreciate all the comments.

  15. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ron, it looks wonderful! Nice and tender, I'll have to give this a try.[​IMG]
  16. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    Man o man that looks good, smoked kraut hmmm who woulda thought, but now I have to try it thanks for the idea.
  17. okie joe

    okie joe Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Ron, ya mde sone Sweet looking Kraut and the meat looks great and fork tender the smoked kraut is something im going to have to try good job...points for combo neaver would have put the two together....alos the pipewrench a new must have for my bbq
  18. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Jeanie, It would make a nice camping dish I think.

    Thanks Kratz, didn't have to think hard, just old memories as someone mentioned.

    Thanks Joe, and thanks for the points, always are appreciated Make sure ya get a big wrench.[​IMG]

    Thanks for watching everyone.
  19. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Pipe wrench eh ron? Like I said, 50 pound sledge woulda opened er right up!
  20. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yea but I was able to eat it without pickin out the glass.[​IMG]

    Wife never eats the same dinner 2 nights in a row. Last night I asked her what she wanted since I do all the cooking. She said "Do we have any ribs left?. They were soooo good."

    So, thats what she had. All I had to do was steam them for 10 minutes and dinner was served.

    Nice and easy.[​IMG]

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