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Finally made good ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by 2bears, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. 2bears

    2bears Smoke Blower

    We I have been getting  good flavor but seem to get tougher than I wanted ribs until now.

    I smoked 6 racks of ribs Sunday and they came out pretty dang good !

    I smoked for 1.75 hours then foiled them with a touch of apple juice for 1 hour opened then up flipped them end for end (had 6 ribs on their edge in the foil pan) then let them cook til a total of 4.75 hrs. and they temped out at 185 - 195 and I could feel that they were very tender with the probe going in so I pulled them at the 4.75 hr mark.

    They were in temps of about 200 - 225 the whole time. Started the smoker with charcoal and oak, used hickory for flavor and used oak to maintain temps never adding charcoal after the start.

    Pictures are not so good as I think the cell phone lense fogged up a little when I came in from outside as it was about 90 - 95 degrees outside and 75 inside.

    I am surprised that the smoke ring was almost all of the way through the ribs since they were only getting smoke for 1.75 hours.

    Let me know what you think. Thw wife does not like ribs and a friend doesnt either but they ate the crap out of them :)  they both said that they were fantastic though.
  2. bunk

    bunk Newbie

    I really need to stop looking here so early in the day, I'm starving. Those look great, sounds like your converting your wife and your  friend to rib lovers...Well done
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Man oh Man those are some mighty fine looking ribs. Nice smoke ring and they look more then juicy too. So I know the flavor is wrapped all around them too.
  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Some nice lookin rib bone right there! great smoke and pull back is perfect.
  5. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    They look fantastic, thanks for sharing.
  6. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice, sounds like these will be on the menu more often !!!
  7. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Beautiful Ribs!

    Thanks for showing,

  8. 2bears

    2bears Smoke Blower

    Thanks guy's Ive been working hard the last couple months smoking meats to get ready for a BBQ contest in Minnesota (I was elected to do this for my employer) but have never done this before. Its been fun to learn how to do it with your guys help and actually have good edible product.

    The contest starts this Friday, I will post pictures of our event and Q view Sunday
  9. wow!  good luck in the BBQ contest!  nice job on those ribs!  very enjoyable Q view  :)

    i agree, this is a great place to learn about all things BBQ!
  10. 2bears

    2bears Smoke Blower

    I just finished lunch... RIBS, just as good the second day.

    I am taking the rest in to work to feed everyone. They love this BBQ contest stuff since I have been cooking every weekend for 2 months I bring in all of the leftovers for their hungry bellys and to get their comments on how it tastes...Its been fun.
  11. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    HMMMM I didn't seem to get my sample?? I guess I'll settle for the qview?
  12. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    they look very good
  13. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great smokin' 2bears  [​IMG]    My guess is the oak made the smoke ring!  For being exposed less than 2 Hrs that's pretty good! I personally don't use oak anymore because it is very strong and you can't let your meat be exposed too long! But it looks like you did VERY WELL with it!! Good Job and Thanks for the Qveiw  [​IMG]
  14. rstr hunter

    rstr hunter Smoking Fanatic

    Looks Great, I'm sure you'll do well.  Where is the contest at? 
  15. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Great looking ribs!  Good luck with the contest!  Keep us posted.
  16. captsly

    captsly StickBurners

    Those are some nice looking ribs!!  Gook luck in the comp, and thanks for the qview!!
  17. 2bears

    2bears Smoke Blower

    Albert Lea MN is where its at
    BIB BBQ contest
  18. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Great looking ribs man. This is what this forum is all about [​IMG]
  19. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice pull back
  20. mama's smoke

    mama's smoke Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    These look great.  I am guessing they are St. Louis cut spares?????
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2010