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smoke project #1 - Baby Back Ribs

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#1 jme

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 04:03 PM

I haven't gotten myself a diary, and i figure if I'm gonna type it up, I might as well do it here.

step 1: the Rub... I started here: http://www.amazingri...mphis_dust.html

I had most of this stuff on hand, and made only SLIGHT changes:
3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup kosher salt
1/4 cup garlic powder
1/4 chili powder
1/4 cup smoked paprika
2 tablespoons ground black pepper
2 tablespoons ground ginger powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
2 teaspoons rosemary powder
1 teaspoon cumin

Picking up the ribs this afternoon and the only work left for tonight will be:

trim the ribs - membrane removal and any additional trimming
mustard coat - coat the ribs with a THIN coat of yellow mustard
rub 'em down - add the rub, and make sure we're completely covered.
wrap and wait - wrap the rubbed ribs in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

We're hoping to eat between 2 and 3. Ribs will be coming out of the FRIDGE around 8:30 and I am aiming to have the smoke ready by 10:00.

I'm still on the fence for the 2-2-1 method (foil wrapped w/ a bit of apple juice at one point to introduce moisture) or a naked method (with a cider vinegar / olive oil spray bottle).

more to come......


#2 jme

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 11:37 PM


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they all done up on both sides and sleeping in the fridge. smoke by 10:00AM.

#3 deadheadskier

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 05:19 AM


#4 jme

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 03:34 PM

one hour into the smoke.... I'm about to throw on another round of wood chips, apple.

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:beer: time.

#5 jme

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 11:13 PM

after another 45 minutes i wrapped them up individually in foil w/ one cup of apple juice (organic)

and went another 2 hours. I had to move them to the gas and refuel the coal / smoke side. there was no wood used after the first two hour period.

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then I finished it all off together:
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and here they are on the board:
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#6 Erinisme

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 11:18 PM

so how yummy were they?

#7 jme

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 11:35 PM

omg. the amount of sugar was perfect for the lack of sauce.

however I still took the left over apple juice liquid from the foils, boiled that off, added ketchup, mustard, apple juice and some other shit, boiled it off some more...

omg. omg. omg. i can't wait to do that again. :beer:

#8 deadheadskier

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 12:15 AM

Been waiting for those photos all day. :jamguy: WELL DONE CHEF!!!!

went to town myself today with my Orion Cooker.

I'll start a thread. :funny1:

#9 Feck

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 01:15 PM

the look great, i'm sure they even tasted better

#10 Grateful Dad

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:31 PM

I'm looking for a drooling icon to use!

#11 cj


    canadian, eh!

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 11:50 PM

: drool : = :drool:

those ribs look delish!!!