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St. Louis Pork Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bacon_crazy510, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. bacon_crazy510

    bacon_crazy510 Fire Starter

    I've been switching back and forth between straight smoke cooking and the 3-2-1 method cooking ribs. I like them both ways, but to me, cooking them without wrapping in foil give me the best results. Some people like the "falling off the bone" result of the 3-2-1; I like the "bite" from straight smoking. And to me? They are still falling off the bone, just not "sloppy" falling off the bone.

    Ribs smoked for 7 hours over hickory, rubbed with Meat Church "Honey Hog". (My "go-to" rub)
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    5GRILLZNTN Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looking nice!
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  3. WaterRat

    WaterRat Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good! :emoji_thumbsup: What temp are you running? I need to do some ribs, it's been a while and I have a couple racks in the freezer...
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  4. Those look good to me. I normally don't wrap mine either besides the occasional experiment or if I need to transport them.
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  5. texomakid

    texomakid Smoking Fanatic

    Very nice looking ribs. Did you mop them with anything or is that just the rub?
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  6. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My way also. Do you pull the membrane?
    Awesome looking ribs.

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  7. Great looking Rib's !!! Myself I love texture and the color from not wrapping also they do come out really moist, but the downfall most of my friends like them falling off the bone and dripping with BBQ sauce ewww. Here's a photo without wrapping and no BBQ sauce 100% smoke and rub only just the way I like them :)

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  8. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Nice color and pull back on those ribs. I bet they were tasty.

    Point for sure
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  9. Those ribs look tasty. Good job. I know what you mean on the cooking different ways. I feel like every time I cook them a little different. Sometimes I like them a certain way, and other times I’m just still searching for the perfect outcome from experimenting. They are all good though. Never disappointed. Yours look fantastic!
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  10. disco

    disco Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I agree with you that bite off the bone is better! Nice ribs!
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  11. SmokinAl

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

    Those are some mighty fine looking there, ribs my friend!
    Very nicely done & congrats on making the carousel!!!!
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  12. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Wooohoo! Congrats! You made the carousel by the rib whisperer himself! That says a lot! You've got to tell us more about your smoker setup and whatnot..
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  13. Lonzinomaker

    Lonzinomaker Smoke Blower

    Great looking. I like to have a bite also so I don't wrap.
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  14. ab canuck

    ab canuck Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I just saw those!!!! go figure I just ate and now I am hungry!!!! Wonderful looking ribs!!! Point...
    Congrats on making the carousel.
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  15. bacon_crazy510

    bacon_crazy510 Fire Starter

    Once again, thank you, I'm humbled by the positivity. And a second ride on the carousel .... I'm getting dizzy!!!

    I smoke with a Camp Chef pellet grill, a PG24DLX. I used hickory pellets from Treager. Yes, I pulled the membrane from the back of the ribs. I always do with pork ribs, but never with beef ribs. I smoked at the "high smoke" setting, which runs around 250F, with the usual wild temp swings one gets with a pellet grill. And yes, there was a thin coat of commercial BBQ sauce about the 6 hour mark. Other than that, it was all the Honey Hog.

    It might seem as though I'm a shil for Honey Hog; but I've got to tell you, I've met Mr. Matt Pittman, owner of Meat Church, and I've attended a class at hiss BBQ "church" in Waxahachie, Texas. You will not find a kinder, more sharing gentleman of the smoke than Mr. Pittman, and his products "set the bar", in my opinion. So, please forgive my constant use of Meat Church rubs ... I love them!!
  16. uncle eddie

    uncle eddie Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I also agree with you that bite off the bone is better! In fact it is the only way I make them now.

    Congrats on making the big screen! LIKE!
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  17. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bacon crazy thanks for the like it is greatly appreciated.

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  18. gnatboy911

    gnatboy911 Meat Mopper

    looks delicious! I haven't been able to find any St. Louis cuts around here in a long time. Only baby backs, and spare ribs. Baby backs are too lean, and spare ribs too fatty for my preference.
  19. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    St Louis ribs are just cut down full spares.
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  20. gmc2003

    gmc2003 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member

    ^^^^This^^^^ and the trimmings are the best part.