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Smoked Country Style Ribs (CSR's)


Fire Starter
Joined Oct 4, 2013
Smoked some CSR's yesterday and was not totally pleased with the outcome.  Bought these huge CSR's at Costco and they were really fatty.  Cut a lot of it off prior to smoking.  I was really pleased with the glaze that I used and the final product looked really nice.  I applied a rub using mustard as my glue.  Put them in the smoker and smoked them at about 220-230.  Started applying glaze about an hour into the smoke and re-applying every 45 min after that.  Pulled the meat from the smoker at 160 IT and let them set for about 10 min covered in foil.  Flavor was great, but really fatty which made some parts in-editable.  My question is, what could have I done different (if any) to make them better.  Here's a pic of the final just before I pulled them off.



Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined Feb 3, 2009
If the meat was tender and the flavor was good then the fat was your only problem.

I quit buying pre cut CSR's because of this problem. Buy  a butt and cut them yourself would be my advice. That way the really fatty pieces can be trimmed, cut up  and smoked for beans, sammies, etc.


Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Nov 3, 2011
Those look great sorry to hear about the fat problem,

dave from mesa

Meat Mopper
SMF Premier Member
Joined Dec 8, 2009
They do look great. I just cut around the fat when eating them. Most of them I have found have too much fat also. Glad you enjoyed the taste.


Fire Starter
Thread starter
Joined Oct 4, 2013
Thanks guys.  I thought is was me and something I did (or didn't do).  I have two more pieces of these in the freezer.  What else can I use this for other than trying to smoke them like I did yesterday?  They had a real "cooked ham" taste to them.  The glaze, like I stated earlier, was great.  I got the recipe from another forum (Smoke Ring).  I thought it was going to be to spicy (hot) for my wife, but it was perfect.  Here it is if you're interested.

Pork Wet Glaze

1 cup Honey

2 oz Kentucky Whiskey

2 oz Sriracha Garlic Chili Sauce

2 oz Ketchup

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