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BobM 12-02-2012 07:52 PM

On A Whim And A Beer (pr0n)
 
OK, maybe more than "a" beer. :-P

My wife went out, no in-laws, it was just my son and I today. Good weather, the Jets were playing and I had an urge for something a bit different.

I had one full rack of spares in my freezer, and a lot of rib tips. I pack the tips, two rack trimmings to a freezer bag. One frozen rack and one bag of tips gives me one square cut rack and three racks of rib tips.

I love my ribs spicy, my wife doesn't. Oops, somehow, some cayenne powder wound up in my rub today.

I always foil my spares after about 2-3 hours. No Texas crutch today, bare bones all the way.

Today, I used red oak chunks for the first time. I have a fireplace and I always have plenty of red oak on hand. I fired up my 22 1/2" WSM to 275F.

I put the rack of spares on. After 2 1/4 hours, I put on the thick tips, after another 1/2 hour, the thinner pieces. When I put the thin rib tip pieces on, I started spritzing with a mixture of 3 parts apple cider to 1 part apple cider vinegar every 15 minutes.

After 4 1/2 hours, I cut up the tips, sauced them with Sweet Baby Rays Vidalia Onion BBQ sauce and panned/foiled them. After 5 1/4 hours, the ribs passed the toothpick test.

Let the feast begin!

The big thing about the spares was the bark, really good. The ribs were tender and really tasty, I just love the spice! The rib tips came out great, with a kick. I wish my wife liked cayenne, it was really farking good!

Rubbed up spare rib rack.
http://imageshack.us/a/img547/6048/r...1212021156.jpg

Rubbed up rib tips.
http://imageshack.us/a/img594/6048/r...1212021156.jpg

On the WSM.
http://imageshack.us/a/img547/5205/r...1212021535.jpg

Going good.
http://imageshack.us/a/img189/3476/r...1212021636.jpg

Ribs tips cut up and sauced.
http://imageshack.us/a/img407/4601/r...1212021710.jpg

Foiled and back on the WSM.
http://imageshack.us/a/img5/3582/rac...1212021711.jpg

Finished spares.
http://imageshack.us/a/img17/7523/ra...1212021754.jpg

Cut up spares.
http://imageshack.us/a/img138/89/rac...1212021758.jpg

Finished rib tips.
http://imageshack.us/a/img716/3063/r...1212021801.jpg

Salute!
http://imageshack.us/a/img716/9061/r...1212021713.jpg

Red oak for the first time.
No foiling of the spares for the first time.
Much cayenne powder in the rub for the first time.
McElroy played for the fist time and the Jets won.

It was a good day!

Bob

Bludawg 12-02-2012 08:00 PM

Pork -A-Licious Perfect Pig Pops & Heiny water..... livin large:thumb:

BobM 12-02-2012 08:05 PM

Heiny water :)

tyotrain 12-02-2012 08:07 PM

Great job


Have fun and happy smoking
BBQ UP

code3rrt 12-02-2012 11:08 PM

Looks like it was all good!

Phubar 12-03-2012 02:27 AM

Yummm...except the Freddy,I'd drink water instead.


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