• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

St.Louis ribs

smokingunny

Smoking Fanatic
312
18
Joined Jul 26, 2013
I finally got around to starting the fire to get these on the smoker. Seasoned with my homemade rub and smoking over some hickory at about 240. I know that's a bit high but it will fall.

 

WaterinHoleBrew

Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
9,558
2,473
Joined Jun 18, 2013
Looks like ya got em seasoned up good, keep the posts, Q view coming !
 

foamheart

Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
10,972
2,808
Joined Apr 4, 2013
Nice start, Good looking ribs, I'll take a plate please Gunny.

We'll send WHB out for beer too. You got a preference Gunny? LOL

Just massive quantities, Ok no problem.
 
Last edited:

cliffcarter

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Group Lead
2,253
238
Joined Feb 28, 2010
240° is my preferred temp for spares, make sure we get the finished pics
 

smokingunny

Smoking Fanatic
312
18
Joined Jul 26, 2013
I figured I'd try the 3-2-1 method on these. I got sidetracked helping a buddy make a charcoal basket out of expanded metal and the temp dropped down to about 200. Got it stoked back up and it's been steady at 275 for about 45 minutes now. Been having trouble with my temp all day since it's been very windy. Oh, and the 3-2-1 is more like 4-2-1. Hope they turn out ok.
 
Last edited:

foamheart

Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
10,972
2,808
Joined Apr 4, 2013
The big thing Gunny, is the "2", if the cook to long they are fall off the bone tender, which ain't bad if you don't miss the bite too much. Besides you'd loss your lollipop stick holding device. The "1" is just a chance for you to again have some say in your ribs. They are drying and tightening up, You pick how much, also when ya break out the sauce if you are using any.

They'll be great ribs, I never had one I didn't think was fabulous! Some are just more 4.0 than the last ones. But I never met a bad one. Well back when I had teeth anyway....ROFLMAO!

You'll be ok.

PS:: And Pictures Gunny Pictures, the objective is not achieved until we receive visual confirmation
 
Last edited:

smokingunny

Smoking Fanatic
312
18
Joined Jul 26, 2013
I'll put up the pics, just waiting until I get everything in one place. I know this is the pork forum but I'll put up the beef ribs too.
 

WaterinHoleBrew

Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
9,558
2,473
Joined Jun 18, 2013
Nice start, Good looking ribs, I'll take a plate please Gunny.

We'll send WHB out for beer too. You got a preference Gunny? LOL

Just massive quantities, Ok no problem.
I will always bring the beer Foam.

Gunny, looks like those ribs turned out great. Bet your gonna have a killer smoke ring on em !
 

crazyq

Meat Mopper
264
19
Joined Feb 7, 2014
240 high? shooooooot, I smoke em at 300. haha

anyways, looking good on the ribs. I'm thinking I may go pick some up this week for a smoke this next weekend.
 

WaterinHoleBrew

Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
9,558
2,473
Joined Jun 18, 2013
Last edited:

smokingunny

Smoking Fanatic
312
18
Joined Jul 26, 2013
Everything was great. The spare ribs were almost fall off the bone, but had just a little bit of tug. The beef ribs were also better than expected. I should've taken the time to remove the membrane. That was my
only complaint with them.
 

foamheart

Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
10,972
2,808
Joined Apr 4, 2013
Everything was great. The spare ribs were almost fall off the bone, but had just a little bit of tug. The beef ribs were also better than expected. I should've taken the time to remove the membrane. That was my
only complaint with them.
 You know, I have started leaving the membranes on with my spare ribs, it helps me keep the meat on the bone but sounds like you cooked your to perfection. Beef ribs I have tried always end up dry and crunchie. I am not usually a foil smoker but I think I am going to have to try it on the next beef ribs.

Did you foil your beef ribs also Gunny?

I keep swearing but never do, I want to do some spares at 200, and use the IT as to when to pull. No foil no mope no nothing but time, smoke and a little heat. I have been doing too many of the cured ribs, need to get back to ground level.
 
Last edited:

smokingunny

Smoking Fanatic
312
18
Joined Jul 26, 2013
I didn't foil the beef ribs, nor did I use a sauce while on the smoker. I did make a blackberry whiskey reduction glaze. It seems that the beef membrane is a lot more resilient than the pork.
 

palladini

Smoking Fanatic
900
35
Joined May 23, 2013
I am now the double nickel, and have not been to a  serious party since I was in my 20s.  Work got in the way.  Where I worked, I would start Monday AM, about 4 AM, sometimes earlier than that even.  Then by the time Friday evening came along, sometimes I would start Friday early AM and finish Saturday afternoon.  When it was all said and one, I would put in over 80 most weeks, so partying was not anywhere on the schedule
 

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.