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Sunday Ribs 2 Ways w/QView


Smoke Blower
Joined Sep 18, 2013
Today I figured I would smoke a few racks of baby backs. There's a lot of turkey on the menu in the coming days, so some good BBQ ribs seemed like a good idea before the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us.

I'm using 2 very different rubs today. One is my go-to rib rub called Famous Daves. I use it on all my ribs. I've yet to beat the color and flavor that it provides. I smoked a boston butt for a guy at work a few weeks ago, and used a rub that he bought called Rub Some Butt. It's a Carolina mustard and vinegar style rub and it turned out extremely well on the pulled pork. Since tasting it I have had it on my brain to try it on ribs, and today is the day!

I'm putting them in a 250 degree smoker over apple chunks at 1pm. Starting off this morning by removing the membrane, washing them off well, and applying a thin layer of mustard. Then, a heavy coating of the rub and into the fridge for an hour or so. I'm not a rub the the night before guy. I think it gives the ribs a ham flavor.

Just before the smoker.

I'm using the 2-2-1 method of these ribs. After 2 hours of constant smoke, I wrapped them up tight. The one with the Carolina style rub was wrapped with a little apple juice added and that's all. The other is wrapped with some brown sugar, butter, and apple juice.

After the 2nd 2 hour stint, they're unwrapped and placed meat side up at the top of the smoker away from the heat. Just a little bit more wood added, and close the door for an hour. After the final hour in the heat, I sauce them and place under the broiler for about 5 minutes. I sauced the ones with the Famous Dave's rub with some sweet baby rays vidalia onion sauce. Put a thin layer of Carolina Treet on the others. For you guys and gals not from the southeast US, buy some Carolina Treet online if it's not in your area, it's a fantastic thin tangy sauce. Goes so well with pork.

Finish product.

Both kinds turned out very well. Had good pull back on the bones and a good bite thru texture.

Hope everyone has a happy Thanksgiving!


Master of the Pit
SMF Premier Member
Joined Feb 7, 2015
Nice ribs Kane!  
  I'm doing a pork loin today cuz it's fixing to be turkey, turkey, turkey!  Happy Thanksgiving!



SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
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OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
Joined Jun 22, 2009
Nice job Kane!

The ribs look fantastic!



Meat Mopper
Joined Oct 16, 2016
Great looking ribs. I may have to try that "Rub Some Butt"

I like a change in taste now and then, and some Carolina flavor sounds good.


Master of the Pit
Joined Aug 9, 2015
Oh nice looking ribs!! I too am a big fan of the Carolina mustard base sauce. 

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