Spare Ribs- Trimmed St Louis Style... I think... with QView

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mikewoods, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. mikewoods

    mikewoods Fire Starter

    The local market had spare ribs on sale for $1.79/ lb this week, so I thought I'd try my hand at trimming them St. Louis style.

    Before Friday the only thing I knew about ribs was that they were delicious.   With the help of a few threads here, I was able to come up with a plan and execute.

    I guess I didn't get a photo of the slab fresh out of the Cryovac, but here is a trimmed photo. I found the largest bone and made a square cut from there.  Then I trimmed the skirt and got as much of the silver skin as I could,

    All rubbed and wrapped for an over night rest.  I used the "Best Odds" pork rub.  I have to say, for as simple as this rub is, it hasn't let me down so far.

    I put the ribs on at about noon, as I figured I'd cook them 5 hours in the smoker at 225.  I have an analog MES30 so temps as read by my taylor thermometer range between 215 and 230 when I have it set correctly. I should add that this was also the first time I used my AMPS instead of the chip bowl in my MES30.  I loaded 2 rows of Pitmaster's Choice pellets and got it rolling. I was very impressed with the TBS it produced! No wonder you guys all use this product!  I got the smoker settled in around 230 and put the meat and beans in.

    3 hours in,

    Here's a close up of the ribs at 5 hours. I took the riblets and skirt out at 4 hours and diced them and mixed them in with the beans. 

    I am very very happy with the way these ribs turned out.  They were moist and juicy and had a nice bite to them.  

    Thanks for looking!

     Can't wait to smoke the second slab in the near future.
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  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Looks like a great st louis cut and the ribs are making me drool[​IMG]
  3. bworthy

    bworthy Smoke Blower

    Nice job! I'm gonna have to make beans like that next time I do ribs :drool
  4. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on them ribbies ! Thumbs Up
  5. Very nice looking Ribs  [​IMG]  [​IMG]  [​IMG]       [​IMG]

  6. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Man, those ribs look great! Good job.
    - Ryan
  7. Wish I had a few to chew on. !!!!

  8. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Delicious lookin ribs...nicely done! Thumbs Up

  9. mikewoods

    mikewoods Fire Starter

    Thanks Guys! and thanks for the points!

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