Spares w/Q-view!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by davenh, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Decided to do some spares for tomorrow. I've been liking the marinade in place of the dry rub, so mixed up a batch and have the ribs soaking [​IMG].

    Kitchen Sink Marinade, tastes pretty good [​IMG].

    1C - red wine vinegar
    3/4C - balsamic vinegar
    2/3C - evoo
    10oz - apple juice
    1/2C - brown sugar
    1/3 - worcestershire sauce
    1/4 - spicy brown mustard
    5Tbsp - italian seasonings
    3Tbsp - emeril's essence
    3Tbsp - dried minced onion
    3Tbsp - minced garlic
    2-1/2Tbsp - ginger
    2Tbsp - chili powder
    1Tbsp - dill


    Removed the membrane, breastbone, trimmed off some of the fat and cut back the thinner edges.

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    Into the marinade to soak overnight.

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    More tomorrow [​IMG].
     
  2. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sweet Dave, looking forward to the finish, I'm sure they will be great as usual.[​IMG]
     
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice trim job, and the marinade looks great. Keep us posted.
     
  4. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks guys [​IMG]. Looking forward to a day of football and ribs [​IMG].
     
  5. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dave - thanks for providing the rib marinade you're soaking those babies in. I'm partial to marinades over rubs and will be giving this a try in the near future.

    Hope your day is full of fun, football, and great smokes!
     
  6. meat-man

    meat-man Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    looking good keep us posted
     
  7. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Here's a few in progress pics [​IMG].

    Out of the marinade and ready for the smoker. Dusted with some garlic and herb seasoning. Smoking with pecan and hickory, temp 240.

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    After 1.5 hrs, sprayed using a mix of 10oz apple juice and 1/2 cup brown sugar.

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    At 2.5 hrs, sprayed again with apple juice and brown sugar.

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    More as it goes [​IMG].
     
  8. ohm

    ohm StickBurners SMF Premier Member

    mmmm, Nice spares you got there and they look like they are coming along nicely. Look forward to the finished product.

    Are you fixing any sides for those ribs?
     
  9. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The first slab is the main course....the second slab is for the sides [​IMG].

    We will probably have some corn on the cob with them. Usually pressure cook the corn [​IMG].
     
  10. m1tanker78

    m1tanker78 Meat Mopper

    The spares look really good at 2.5 hrs. Just curious, are you using the foil at the bottom as a heat shield or just to catch the drippings (or both)? Also, what type of apple juice do you use for your mop? Thanks and keep the good pics coming!

    Tom
     
  11. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    those are looking great Dave!!! waitin on the finish!!!
     
  12. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I always liked people named Dave [​IMG]

    good job. [​IMG]
     
  13. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking great, waiting for the results.
     
  14. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks for the nice comments [​IMG].

    I did these 4.5-1-.5 instead of 3-2-1. I like to keep them in the smoke a little longer. I don't foil BBs anymore and they come out great. The spares do seem to need some foil time. This worked out pretty good. Nice smoky, tender, but not falling apart. Meat comes off the bone with a little tug. [​IMG]

    Finished Q-view [​IMG].

    I sauced them the last half hour with some Bullseye BBQ sauce.

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  15. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The foil pan is for the drippings and it also doubles as my water pan. I have sand in the original water pan.

    As for the apple juice...any brand will do [​IMG].
     
  16. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They look great! Super job! [​IMG]
     
  17. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like your way of thinking.[​IMG]

    I saw the finish pics and they look good enough to be the main dish AND the dessert!!

    Dave
     
  18. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As always Dave super job! [​IMG]
     
  19. jack2u2

    jack2u2 Smoke Blower

    A couple of days late, but, I had to respond and say, nice job! Those ribs did look good.
    Question - you spray with apple juice and brown sugar. How do you keep the nozzle from plugging up with sugar????
     
  20. davenh

    davenh Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I drop the sugar in the spray bottle (funnel helps), pour in the apple juice and shake it up [​IMG]. The sugar dissolves completely and sprays fine, no clogging. I use 1/2 C brown sugar to 10oz apple juice.
     

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