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First ribs since moving - w/q-view & vid

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jjwdiver, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. Finally got the time to get a couple racks of ribs and get them smoked up...first batch since moving to the islands.  The villa is equiped with a kick-butt Wolf gas grill, so I decided to toss in the A-Maze-N-Smoker and 3 racks of ribs.  Rubbed them up with Jeff's rub, added a mix of hickory and apple dust and fired that mother up!



    I'll follow up with a finished version when I get to that stage!
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2011
  2. Thought I'd throw a twist into the Q-view category with this quick little video ...

  3. bignick

    bignick Meat Mopper

    Where do you live and what do you do there?  I'm moving in!  I'll ship my smokers!
  4. bignick

    bignick Meat Mopper

    Nevermind, I just read your profile.  I'm still moving in!
  5. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    I'll come for a visit!! The place looks awesome! nice and relaxing for sure,,,couple of drinks by the pool,with the view and the smell of sweet smoke in the air!!!
  6. pit 4 brains

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

    Is anyone hiring aircraft mechanics down there?? Looks awesome!

    Are you running one burner for heat or is that ams that hot??
  7. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Love the video!!

    Nice place.

    Who is the pale chick by the pool???

  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Man oh Man I bet that is a sweet place to live and you do what again?? Now you did get a pretty sweet grill there to. Hey there Craig that white girl is his mom she came down for the weekend.
  9. um....

    first off...sorry, no pics of the finished product. 1-because it got a bit crispy on some of it (which worked out great as one guest LOVED ribs that way), and 2-we ate it all up!  The grill is a Wolf brand, and I was running the left side ceramic thing-of-a-ma-bob (technical term) on low, and the far right burner on low (which burned the one rack of ribs a bit), with the water pan (yes, it has it's own) full of water, and the AMS in the middle towards the back.  Held temps steady between 220 and 240.  Started at 2pm and foiled them and set in the warming drawer at 6:15.  Tasted great (except the few burnt pieces), good pull to the bite and the guests were happy.

    One of them was not a rib eater, but once she tried a few pieces of the spare part...she was hooked!  Unfortunately, had to go to St. Thomas to buy the ribs at a place called Cost-U-Less (which should be named Frustrate-U-More...$33 for a 3 pack (like Costco or Sam's Club would sell).  Nice smoke taste to it and went well with the margaritas. 

    The white chic are these statues (4 of them) that someone thinks is a great decoration for the pool deck...that someone is NOT me.  Those little witches keep butting in to the photos, but since they weight about 200 pounds - I'm not moving them!   My mom is taller, but just as white!

    When my friends came over, they said they could smell the smoke as they drove up. Gotta be a strange smell for the neighbors as I dont think anyone smokes on St. John - at least not wood with food!  Sure was nice to get some real ribs in me.  Learned that I don't need the 2nd burner on to keep the heat, but I do need to get a rib rack.  Ah, the things I should have brought with me!!!!

    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  10. SmokinAl

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

    With the winter we have been having, sounds like you made a great move!
  11. Went right back at it today and did a package of already cut spare ribs...just because I could. Much better!   Good Q and an ice cold VI Summer Ale - good combo indeed.
  12. bignick

    bignick Meat Mopper

    I have a honeymoon coming up in May and we are looking at the islands your way.  Any suggestions?
  13. dale5351

    dale5351 Smoking Fanatic

    Nice looking ribs, and liked the video -- even if you were just showing off what a great place you have :-}}
  14. BigNick - what are you looking to do while on vacation?  That kinda depends where i'd suggest going.  Also budget is a big factor here as St. John is spendy.  

    Dale - this aint my place, I'm just the hired help! (who is lucky enough to live here)
  15. I am not a jealous man, but im jealous LOL!!!!!!!!!!! Sick set up man... living the dream!