Spares & Country Style Over Cherry Wood (Q-Vue Heavy)

Discussion in 'Pork' started by rivet, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Smoked some ribs over Cherry wood today~ got a great deal on spares and country style, so I bought both. Here's the story.....

    4 1/2 LB rack of spares-

    And 4 1/4 LB Country Style ribs-

    Here's the spares rubbed in Magic Dust-

    And here's the Country ribs rubbed in my spicy homemade rub including paprika, cumin, thyme, oregano, and Tres Chiles Seasoning-

    At the end, planning to sauce them both with local sauces. Maulls Kansas City sauce on the spares, and keeping with the spicy theme, Curley's Hot & Spicy on the country style ribs-

    Smoked at 250F over Cherry Wood using the 3-2-1 method. Turned out pretty daggone good! Here's the country styles all done-

    And here's the Spares on the dinner plate with smoked-in-the-husk corn (soaked in sugar water...thanks FIRE IT UP) and wild-rice a-roni-

    Close up of the spares-

    And here is the wreckage at the end of dinner. A perfect feast and nicely turned-out ribs. We all were happy!

    All in all, the ribs were great and I think that the cherry wood did a good thing for the pork. Thank you all for taking the time to enjoy our smoke!
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks like it turned out great Rivet. Cherry smoked ribs has got to be good. Need to try more cherry with things.
    Glad you liked the corn done that way, I forget where I read it originally but it sure ads a nice sweetness.
    That bottle of Curley's got my mouth watering, I just ran out 2 days ago.
  3. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    there aint nothing like cherry is there!!! fantastic looking meal there bud John!!! looks like them ribs were done just rite with a little pull on them and not just falling off the bone!!! great job bud!!![​IMG]
  4. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    dude - sorry i missed this! those do look great!

    i've tried cherry, apple, maple and hickory. i've also tried a 1:1:1 mixture of cherry apple and maple. this last was my favorite, but it was rather a convoluted process due to the fact that i was using chips and foil logs. great smoke smell and flavor, though.

    looking forward to your next rib smoke!
  5. bigbaldbbq

    bigbaldbbq Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, as always![​IMG]
  6. johnnyreb

    johnnyreb Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    did you do the CSRs 3-2-1?

    i have found that just plain ol grillin the CSRs works best for me

    smokin seems to dry them out to much for me
  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    thats some very fine looking ribs there rivet. We cook country style alot around here their some big and meaty ribs. thats plate looked great and I see they didn't last long.
  8. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice looking grub there Rivet. Way to go!
  9. danreeve

    danreeve Fire Starter

    I was wondering the same thing. Did you foil the country style ribs? Also, did they take the same amount of time as the rack?



    thinking about doing another smoke this weekend.
  10. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah, I did foil the CSR's too, since you're completely correct in that smoking them dries them out for my liking as well. Usually, I barbecue instead of smoking Country Style Ribs.

    They were ready about an hour before the spares, because the spares seemed to have hit a plateau (though I didn't temp them) and they didn't pull back enough. I did the spares 3-2-1, and the CSR's 3-1-1/2 (approximately)

    Good luck on yours!
  11. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    wow thanks for the qview rice corn ribs oh my[​IMG]
  12. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Darn it - now I am hungry!
  13. nate_46

    nate_46 Meat Mopper

    +1 !!!![​IMG]
  14. harrylips

    harrylips Smoke Blower

    Looks great! Thanks for sharing.

    Gotta love that cherry with ribs.
  15. rons

    rons Smoking Fanatic

    dude, those look awesome! I gotta get some time to get back into doing this, nice job!!!
  16. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Rivet, great looking ribs.[​IMG]

    I'm a big fan of cherry wood smoke with pork!!!!! Mmmmmmmmmm

    And I gotsta try some corn!!!!
  17. countrysmoked

    countrysmoked Smoke Blower

    I like the cherry wood smoked pork as well. Great job Rivet.
  18. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Mouthwatering Qview! Great job!!
  19. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dangit, I missed alot of great smokes over the 4th!

    That all looks really good, Rivet. The sauce choice looks like a winner, too.

    I like alittle punch with my Q.


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