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Saturday, No foil BB's, ABT's, Fatties, BBQ sauce, Qview

Discussion in 'Pork' started by SmokinAl, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. SmokinAl

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

    Had a rack of BB's in the fridge overnite, with just a basic rub. Got some of Jeff's sauce simmering on the stove. Getting ready to put together some ABT's, stuffed with sharp white cheddar. Also a couple of fatties (pizza sauce, fresh spinach, provolone, pepperoni, red pepper flakes). It's windy and about 55 degrees outside. The WSM should be fine. Using a combination of hickory, oak, & cherry. Going to put the ribs on the bottom rack underneath the fatties. The juice from the fatties should baste the ribs and I'm not going to foil them. I'm going to keep the temps in the smoker in the 210-220 range and coat them with brown sugar letting it melt just before putting them in as per Johnny R's advice. Gotta get the fire going.


    Get the fattie & the ABT's together. Sorry forgot to take a photo of the ABT's.


    Here they are ready to go. You can just see the ribs on the bottom rack. I like to smoke the fatties & Abt's for 3 - 3 1/2 hours. I'll check the fatties with a probe when they get near to being done. The BBQ sauce will stay on until the last hour, I like it to take on as much smoke as possible, it really adds another layer of flavor to a already good sauce. When I take it off I will sauce the ribs for the last hour or so.


    Here's the fatties all done. The abt's were gone so fast I didn't get a chance to get a photo. Sorry bout that   [​IMG]


    Here's the ribs just out of the smoker.


    Ready to eat.


    They came out very juicy & tender. Everyone here likes fall off the bone ribs except me. So since I'm out voted I always foil them. It's kind of a pain to go thru the foil/unfoil thing & Johnny R suggested trying this method. A little lower temp & the brown sugar melting on the ribs just before they go in. It worked they were fall off the bone enough to satisfy everyone. They took a little longer to cook. About 6.5 hours, but they were very meaty for bb's.


    Sorry the photo is a little blurry, but you can see how much meat is on these. Thanks for looking, and thanks to Johnny Rodriguez for his help.

  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Dang Al if you were closer I would drop by for a visit, what time was dinner?

    Looks Great...
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks fabulous Al!!!

  4. SmokinAl

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

    Sorry Beer it's almost all gone. I'm having the last rib for breakfast, but your welcome anytime!   [​IMG]
  5. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    It all looks great Al, man, I wish it was 55 degrees here!
  6. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man that all look nice, well done
  7. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Man that looks like some great food. So whats the verdict for the future rib smokes? Are you foiling or not?
  8. SmokinAl

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

    No I'm not going to foil. It's much easier this way & is almost as tender as foiling. My wife, who would not be happy when I didn't foil the ribs in the past said these were the best ribs I have ever smoked. They had just the tiniest pull to them, they didn't fall off the bone, but they were as tender as fall off the bone.
  9. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great Smokes...[​IMG]     I liked the look of your fatties. 
  10. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    That ALL looks Awesome Al.

    That Johnny is something else!

    I may have to reconsider my method in the near future.


  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now thoses ribs and the fattie look awesome there Al. I wish it wa 55° here too.
  12. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    Everything looks outstanding!!! i got some bb's on myself right now,i hope they turn out as good as your's look!!!