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Old 04-17-2010, 09:08 PM   #1
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My first smoke

Time to put my new toy to work.

Bought a slab of ribs tonight and have got the seasoning portion done.

I put a slight coating of Yellow mustard on the ribs and applied a (since mustard is on it as well, I'm not sure it qualifies as "dry") rub, after removing the membrane on the bone side. Now they are sitting in the fridge, wrapped in foil, waiting for tomorrow.

The plan right now is to try the "3-2-1" method, but honestly I'm mainly trying to focus on fire control this time. If I can get these ribs to be neither burnt to a crisp or bloody as hell, I'll be satisfied regardless of the seasoning.


I was going to take a couple pics of the ribs and the components of my rub, but discovered the batteries in my camera were dead.....I'll put up some pics tomorrow once I get started with the cooking.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:05 PM   #2
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:08 PM   #3
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That looks good so far.My first cook on my new WSM was ribs and they came out great.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:28 PM   #4
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Kroger brand sugar...Did you buy the ribs at Kroger also ?
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:33 PM   #5
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Kroger brand sugar...Did you buy the ribs at Kroger also ?
I have this feeling that I just stepped in it.....


Yes, the ribs were bought at Kroger's.
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:24 AM   #6
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Re: My first smoke

Hey Rack, what's your new toy? Don't remember an earlier post.

I cooked a couple of racks of ribs this morning on my WSM. The overall time at a rack temperature between 230 degrees and 240 degrees was four hours. I foiled at the end for 30 minutes and then put them back unwrapped for another 30 minutes at about 250 degrees to 260 degrees to firm up. I guess that came out to "3-1/2-1/2". Anyway, they came out great and I'm betting yours will to.

Look forward to your pictures tomorrow.
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Old 04-18-2010, 05:37 AM   #7
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Big Wheel loves the ribs from Kroger. That's not a bad thing but you need to know that they are enhanced with a salt solution. That, along with the salt from you rub sitting overnight is going to make them taste a bit like ham.

Try some that are all natural next time and see which you like more.
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Old 04-18-2010, 06:41 AM   #8
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Big Wheel loves the ribs from Kroger. That's not a bad thing but you need to know that they are enhanced with a salt solution. That, along with the salt from you rub sitting overnight is going to make them taste a bit like ham.

Try some that are all natural next time and see which you like more.

If you can't find "All Natural", just eliminate the salt or cut back on it in the rub.
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Hey Rack, looks good so far. I do think I have heard Greg say what Cliff said about getting hammie, Nick has the solution. I find it hard to find any meat that is not enhanced.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:49 AM   #10
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Thanks for the tip about the salt solution on the ribs.

The good news is that I went pretty light on the salt in the rub.....the main ingredient was the brown sugar.
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