Cutting ribs?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bosox20, May 24, 2014.

  1. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

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    My electric smoker is kinda narrow and sometime the ribs are too long. Is it ok to cut them in half before cook or is it better to smash them in there??
     
  2. ak1

    ak1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cut 'em in half. Not an issue.
     
  3. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

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    Cool. Thanks!!
     
  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    My wife likes hers sauced.  I like mine dry. By the time I am done smoking ribs, I am the only one who should be sauced, but I sauce hers anyway!  [​IMG]

    I cut them in half and see little if any difference. Also makes them easier to vacupac and freeze when you find a sale.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  5. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

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    Ok guys. They are cut. Rub applied and waiting for MES to get to 225. Gonna have some ribs today with Q-view!!
     
  6. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

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    [​IMG]
     
  7. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    go redsox! Hope for the best. Nice looking ribs there. I have rolled them up and skewered

    them together in circles before. Just another idea.
     
  8. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

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    Wow !! I have never seen that before! Cool idea
     
  9. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

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    [​IMG]

    One hour in!
     
  10. ps0303

    ps0303 Meat Mopper

    Looks like you could have layed them in diagonally from corner to corner of the rack.  I do mine this way and they fit pretty nicely.
     
  11. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

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    I have done that! I have done it both ways but I don't see much difference in taste. Should be fine!
     
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You gunna have a nice mess of ribs there!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  13. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

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    Thanks. Currently in foil Should unfoil at 6.
     
  14. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    There will be absolutely no taste difference due to cutting them in half.  That said, I hate doing it and think it's a crime, but that's just because I love the look of full racks sitting in my smoker.   Its one of the reasons why I love my SH44, cause I don't have to commit that crime any longer.
     
  15. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

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    [​IMG]

    Starting to sauce. Pulling away from bone nicely. Should be nice and tender. Fries in oven! God I'm hungry!!
     
  16. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks good! Enjoy!
     
  17. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

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    They were fantastic!! Pull off the bone. My homemade BBQ sauce was a good finisher. Neighbors are drooling 😜
     
  18. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

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    [​IMG]
     
  19. hangin1

    hangin1 Fire Starter

    Great looking ribs, I am doing a couple slabs of ribs tomorrow for the holiday meal! Have a great holiday and thanks for sharing the Qview!
     
  20. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

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    Thanks hangin1. Appreciate it. Enjoy your ribs tomorrow!!
     

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