First attempt at spare ribs

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by mrchuckierock, May 30, 2013.

  1. So after doing some reading, I decided to try my hand at some spare ribs. I got lucky and my local grocery store sells them pre trimmed with the tips in the package. Pretty neat if you ask me and I also got my little snack while cooking. Enough chat, here's some qview.

    Rubbed and ready for the smoker. Had to cut them in half so they would fit on the ECB. Smoked in the 250-275 range with applewood.

    Foiled with Chef JJ's foiling juice which was delicious!

    After they were done cooking. I added the ketchup, mustard and cider vinegar to the foiling juice for the glaze. I glazed every 15 minutes for the last hour because my family likes em saucy.

    Had to explain to my girlfriend what a smoke ring was and assure her they weren't underdone

    The plate! With home made apple slaw and polynesian Mac salad. The ribs were so tender they kind of fell apart while slicing. Still delicious

    Thanks for checking out my ribs, any questions feel free to ask.

    Last edited: May 30, 2013
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Outstanding Job! That all looks great. Glad you enjoyed the Foiling Juice...JJ
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those looked good. I'mm breaking my stash out of the freezer [​IMG]
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice smoke ring........
  5. Thanks guys! I've never had ribs that tender before so this was a real treat.

    JJ, that foiling juice mixed up KC Style tasted better than every bottle of store bought sauce I've ever tasted man. You got yourself quite a gem there.
  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member some great ribs!  You did great!

  7. Thanks Kat!
  8. My first honest smile of the day: "Had to explain to my girlfriend what a smoke ring was and assure her they weren't underdone"

    How did she like them?
  9. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    DUDE!! That's one heck of a first attempt. They look absolutely perfect. GOOD JOB!!!!
  10. She loved them. She generally loves everything I put in front of her, but those ribs recieved especially high praise. Glad we were able to make you smile!
  11. Thank you!!
  12. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Don't know how I missed this one. Those look great!

  13. Thanks Red!
  14. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I still have the assure my wife its done.
  15. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Kudos my friend
  16. Thanks Sqwib! I'm sure I'll have to continue reassuring her too haha
  17. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Show her this pic and ask her if she thinks the outside is raw.

  18. I think you need to send some up to New York for a taste test and we'll send down our official verdict
  19. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow. Way better than my first attempt. I bow to you!

  20. Thanks disco! No need to bow to me though, I owe my success to everyone here.

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