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Ribs on short notice


Joined Oct 31, 2013
Went shopping this morning and I always cruise the meat department to see what's marked down on clearance. Found a whole rack of ribs for $3 a pound. Been wanting some ribs and the temps outside were about 70 degrees today so came home and fired up the Brinkman. Did the "snake" thing I learned on this forum; really saves on charcoal. Layed out the snake with Kingsford (picked up three 16.5 lb bags on clearance at Kmart for .99 each a couple weeks ago!), added some hickory chunks and lit the fuse. Came in to work on the meat while the charcoal did it's thing. I can look out the kitchen window and see the charcoal tray so I know when the coals are ready.

Didn't have time to prep the meat overnight; wanted it TODAY! Slathered on some Sweet Baby Ray's, filled the water pan with boiling water and off I went. Pretty day so I sat on the deck and monitored the smoker while I watched the birds at the feeder and the leaves falling off the oak trees.

Five hours later I brought them in, wrapped them in foil and stuck them in the oven at 225 for another two hours. Took them out, put them on a rack and back in the oven to "dry off" for 45 minutes. Man, they are GOOD! Falling off the bone. Just what I was looking for. Here's a couple fo pics if I can load them.



RIP. Gone but never forgotten.
OTBS Member
Joined Apr 4, 2013
Looks good..... be careful though there is some guy sitting on your porch camping your smoker. Probably a neighbor that smelled that goodness waifing thru the air...... tell him if he's going to hang around he's resonsible for the liquid refreshments!

Grats man, looks mighty tastee!


Master of the Pit
Joined Dec 25, 2010
Excellent sounding! I dont doanything to my ribs until right before I throw them on the smoker, which is remove the membrane. .. slather a rub.. and straight to smoker grate for my 6 hours. ..

Glad they turned out good!


Smoke Blower
Joined Oct 16, 2013
What's this snake thing you refer to? Can learn something new here in almost every thread! Amazing.

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Master of the Pit
Joined Sep 24, 2011
It's where you make a "c" shape of charcoal around the cooker and light one end of the fuse.

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