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My First Attempt at 3-2-1 Spare Ribs w/ Q-view!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by stonebriar, Dec 17, 2010.


    Our eldest daughter & her fiance' gave me a couple of unprepared slabs of Prairie Fresh, by Seaboard, Spare Ribs for my Birthday yesterday. This was the perfect opportunity to try our new secret family recipe - "IRON WILL DRY RUB" created last week by our son, Will Adam and I. Although there were ball games to attend in between the smoke, I couldn't wait to try it! Knowing my family wanted "fall off the bone" style ribs tonight, I thought I would try the 3-2-1 method for the first time (3 hours in smoker; 2 hours in smoker wrapped in aluminum foil w/ Apple Juice; 1 hour unwrapped and back in smoker). I smoked the slabs @ a consistent 225 degrees using a combination of Pecan and Cherry woods. The end result were incredibly tender "fall of the bone" ribs that break apart when removed from the smoker! My petite little wife is not much of a rib person, yet has not been able to stay away from the serving plate tonight...

    Conclusion: Iron Will Dry Rub is a success!  

    Thanks, SMF, for all the great advise over the last year...


  2. TulsaJeff

    TulsaJeff Smoke Whisperer Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member

    Looking really good and congratulation on the rub that you and your son created together.. I think that is great.[​IMG]
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks great. Glad they turned out so good. 
  4. SmokinAl

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

    Man they look good. I wish you would have cut a couple off so we could get a look at the inside. Good job. Great compliment when the wife can't stay away from them. 
  5. Well Happy birthday. And those ribs look great + nice job of getting them just the way you like. I'm very fussy on how I like ribs so it works out best if I cook them. Bill   
  6. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Congratulations on the rub, a great smoke and Happy Birthday!  Glad to hear everything was a great success!  
  7. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sounds like you had a really GREAT BIRTHDAY, with the presents, your kids, the great rub, and the perfect ribs.

    It just doesn't get any better than that !


  8. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man those ribs look Great! Nice job  [​IMG]
  9. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

    Good job on the ribs & happy b-day!
  10. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those do look good.  I think it is great you and your son made a rub together
  11. Happy Birthday, The ribs look great, glad they were such a hit. I am sure there will be many more ribs & other fine smokes in the future with your new Iron Will Dry Rub.
  12. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    The ribs look great and Happy Birthday. Making up a new rub with your son is cool
  13. dirt guy

    dirt guy Smoking Fanatic

    Happy Birthday.  Maybe you should open up a little rib joint.  Did you spritz them with Yoshida's?

    You didn't deliver any samples for me to certify.
  14. Thanks Jeff and All -

    The SMF December 2010 Newsletter walked me through every step. Question: Although they were the most tender "fall off the bone" ribs we have ever tasted, yielding a full pink juicy smoke ring on the inside, they sure were black on the outside. Did I do anything wrong?


  15. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Good ones all get pretty dark.

    Maybe there's some sugar in your secret recipe to make it even darker? [​IMG]

  16. Very clever. I set myself up for that one, Bear! Yes sir, there is. Brown sugar.
  17. dirt guy

    dirt guy Smoking Fanatic

    Sugar-based products have a tendency to caramelize early and (perhaps) turn a very deep, dark (almost black some would say) brown before cooking is completed.  If nobody got sick, and you weren't cooking for a comp, don't worry about it. 

    BTW, Disney wants to speak to you about your "Iron Will" trademark.[​IMG]
  18. Good one, Dirt Guy! I wondered when that one would surface? "Iron Will Dry Rub" is named after our son, Will Adam. Great kid...
  19. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good from here