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My First Ribs!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by beef_chief, May 26, 2018.

  1. beef_chief

    beef_chief Fire Starter

    Smoked my first ribs this morning! Stuck to the classic 3-2-1 method since it was my first time, but honestly I’ll do it the exact same way next time because I love how they turned out. Cooked on my Weber performer kettle with charcoal/hickory chips and a water pan down below. Olive oil and lots of rub first, then spritzing with apple cider vinegar during the first 3 hours, then foiled with butter/brown sugar/honey/bbq sauce/rub for the next 2 hours, and then glazed them with more bbq sauce for the last hour.
    Not sure if this qualifies as a good smoke ring. Chime in with how you’d rate these as a judge so I know better next time!
    The bite test I’ve seen people do on here. Don’t know what this tells me other than I was hungry lol
    The calm before the storm.
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  2. QueBeard

    QueBeard Fire Starter

    They look awesome! Nothing so satisfying as a good rack of ribs.
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  3. beef_chief

    beef_chief Fire Starter

    After today I couldn’t agree more!
  4. Looks great, I have some thawing for tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.
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  5. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks like the perfect bite! Your rib looks great also, I don't know if judges judge smoke ring. Some smokers don't produce rings, but the flavor is still there.

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  6. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Those ribs look outstanding. Your bite through test looks spot on. nice clean bite. Judging by your foiling ingredients you really like sweet ribs. Congratulations on the 1st of many successful rib smokes I'm sure.

    Point for sure.

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  7. SmokinAl

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

    For your first try, you sure did a fantastic job!
    Those ribs look perfectly cooked!
    Very nicely done & congrats on making the carousel!
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  8. jbellard

    jbellard Smoking Fanatic

    Did you share with anyone else or was that whole plate for you???

    Good looking ribs.
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  9. Great feeling isn't it.......when your efforts produce something good!
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  10. beef_chief

    beef_chief Fire Starter

    I didn’t know that, good to know!
  11. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    There's something magical that happens between your ears when you make ribs as good as or better than anything you've eaten in a restaurant. You, Sir, NAILED IT! Point.
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  12. beef_chief

    beef_chief Fire Starter

    Actually I typically like spicier foods. The girl I was smoking these for however is a different story lol!
  13. beef_chief

    beef_chief Fire Starter

    Thanks Al! I read a lot of your threads in preparation!
  14. beef_chief

    beef_chief Fire Starter

    Believe me I ate an unhealthy amount of them haha, but shared the rest with 4 people!
  15. beef_chief

    beef_chief Fire Starter

    You ain’t kidding! Especially when OTHER people say they were better than what they’ve had in a restaurant. Can’t get better than that! Thanks!
  16. Smoke23

    Smoke23 Smoking Fanatic

    Those ribs look great!
    You said you shared them with four other people... there’s the judges that matter.
    Sounds like everyone loved them!
    Congratulations on making the carousel too!!
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  17. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Superb first rack! Welcome to the addiction.
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  18. hillbillyrkstr

    hillbillyrkstr Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I really wish my first rib smoke years ago went half as good as yours did! Those look fantastic for a seasoned pitmaster! Hell of a first rib smoke! Congrats!

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  19. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow that was your first! Great job and looks like you had a perfect bite
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  20. weedeater

    weedeater Smoking Fanatic ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking bunch of food!
    Looks like you hit this one out of the park
    Like! Congrats on making the Carousel!

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