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Country Style Pork Ribs with Q-view

Discussion in 'Pork' started by adiochiro3, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Decided to smoke some appetizers today, and stumbled across these country style ribs on clearance at the market today -- 50% off.  So a short 1-2 hour smoke turned into a nearly 5 hour afternoon event.  Nice way to spend a Saturday.  Salt, pepper, garlic, and smoke to start things off....


    Smoked these for about 3 hours with ash wood, foiled with some pineapple juice (off the hook goodness!!!!) for another 2 hours.  These puppies hit temp quickly -- around 3.5 to 4 hours, so I skipped the final "1" in the 3-2-1 method, as they were also fall-apart tender at that point.


    We'll be having these tomorrow evening when my daughter gets home form her snow trip.  Of course, the wife and I snitched a couple of bites "just to make sure it turned out alright." [​IMG]   I'll just quote her: "James, you keep out-doing yourself!"  About says it all...If Momma's happy, everyone's happy!

    Thanks for looking!
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    They Look AWESOME...
  3. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Great looking CSR's!! I have tried to prepare them many different ways and the only one I liked is smoked. Good job!
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Man those look really good
  5. They look great...I could go for a few of them right now. [​IMG]
  6. hmcm

    hmcm Smoke Blower

    That looks great!  I'm going to have to give those a try soon!  Thanks for sharing![​IMG]
  7. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Nice job on those CSRs!!
  8. Adiochiro3, WOW, now those look awesome!  I have smoked a lot of ribs but they have either been spare ribs or baby backs, never smoked any country style ribs but have eaten a bunch of them.  That will go up near the top of my list to smoke soon as my family absolutely loves country style ribs.  Does the pineapple juice do better than the apple juice I have been using?  It kind of makes sense as I know that pineapple juice is more acidic than apple juice! Any comments about pineapple juice vs. apple juice?  Would love to have your opinion as I have never used pineapple juice before?

    Your SMF Friend,

    Barry  [​IMG]
  9. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice job there James, the CSR's look delicious.
  10. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great!!

  11. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Those look absolutely Outstanding !!!

    I can't believe you can stand waiting 24 hours to devour them!

    I gotta do me some like that real soon!!!!

  12. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Man that Q looks great nice job[​IMG]
  13. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hey Doc,

    I copied and pasted this for a not too distant smoke (I hope).

    I have one question---You didn't mention it, but am I right in assuming you held your smoker temp around 230˚?


  14. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job, looks like you knocked that one out of the park!
  15. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think the acid and flavor of the pineapple juice made a good dish even better.  I love pineapple -- I even put chunks in my ABT's for a little sweet with the heat!  Give it a try next time with any pork smoke.  My family sure agreed tonight over dinner!  [​IMG]
  16. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    We could only wait because I smoked some stuffed Portobello's, ABT's and a clove of garlic.  The wife and I added some smoked cheddar and smoked sturgeon with Ritz crackers and cream cheese and had ourselves quite the appetizer feast (with a little white wine to wash it all down).  [​IMG]

    Yep -- 225* - 230* through the whole time.  Now I know I'm reaching new heights when Bearcarver is copying MY ideas.  [​IMG]

    Thanks for the kind words!!


    PS: A deep and heartfelt thank you for your service to our nation!
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2011
  17. Doc James, thanks for the info on pineapple juice. We all love pineapple and I can see where the acid in the pineapple juice could even help break down the fat and connective tissue in a piece of pork, I will try it soon.  I have always used apple juice but the acidity is not near as high as pineapple juice so it makes sense to me and since we already like the flavor its a win win situation. Thanks Doc, I really appreciate it.  Keep up the good work!  May all your smokes be as good as this one!!!!

    Your SMF Friend,

    Barry  [​IMG]
  18. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thank You James!

    And anybody who makes anything that looks & sounds as good as those beautiful CSRs, (as long as it doesn't look too elaborate & time consuming) will be copied by this Bear.

    I doubt this will be the first of yours I copied.

  19. fourashleys

    fourashleys Smoking Fanatic

    Mommas happy and I'm sure your daughter will be too! Great job!!
  20. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We grill CSR's, but never thought of smoking them.....

    On the list to do