Final Test Resuts Dry Cured BBQ Baby Backs W/QVIEW

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ronp, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is a continuation of this post the other day.

    I did a full slab with one half dry cured with Mortons Tender Quick and the other side regular rub.

    Last night I put in oven at 200' foiled with some apple juice for 1/2 hour and then made a sauce with 1/2 Lone Steer and 1/2 KC Masterpiece along with some brown sugar and a few dashes of Tabasco. I pre heated the Weber Gas grill to about 450'. I basted the ribs and threw it on and turned twice and basted again both sides.

    The left side was just rubbed and the right dry cured. There are about four bones missing because I just couldn't resist the night of the smoke.[​IMG]


    Here they are cut up. The ones on the left were dry cured, ones on right were just rubbed, you can see a difference in color.

    Wife ate half, and I the other half, we split some of each side for comparison. Her vote was very close favoring the rubbed. My vote was close also, but favored the dry cured ones, I think the dry cured were a little moister and had a little twang. So, it was a tie.

    I think the only way to do a test like this is in a blindfold test, but who wants to eat in the dark.[​IMG]


    This is the left overs.[​IMG] Look at the juice.

    In all the years doing ribs in the restaurant I have to say these were the best. If I was smoking back then I wouldn't have had ANY competition for many, many, miles.

    As always, thanks for watching the QVIEW.[​IMG]
  2. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    very interesting lil expierment there ron, with end picture proving both ways successful eh!!!!! look great and bet tasted as well!!! thks for the qview!!!
  3. vince

    vince StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    they look good
  4. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Great results and tasty too [​IMG].
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well, Sir? How'd ya like the "hammies"? Obvious which they were! I'm due for another batch myself.
  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ron, thanks for sharing your experiment with us. They definately look good![​IMG]
  7. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You are welcome Erain. Tasted great!
    Thanks T- H and also for the points, greatly appreciated.

    Thank you!

    I loved them. The best I think I have ever had, thanks, SMF for all the info here. Thanks.

    Thanks Jeanie.
  8. smoking gun

    smoking gun Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I just love good ribs. Those looked great. Very nice work.[​IMG]
  9. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks, they were great!

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