View Full Version : Happy 5th of July Everyone!!! (w/PRON)

07-05-2011, 07:22 PM
So....My wife works for the Mayo Clinic, and the 4th was her holiday to work. So dinner was planned for tonight instead of last night. Plus my son turned 17 today, and my bday is tomorrow.

Decided to do some spare ribs, because they were on sale last week and I picked up 4 racks. And the family loves ribs.

I must say, they turned out pretty good. Maybe a little bit to tender, but not too bad. Plus, the family likes it falling off the bone.

Started with a basic rub :

Brown Sugar
Garlic powder
Onion powder

I let the ribs get room temp and then removed the membrane off the back and trimmed them up a little. Covered them with a little mustard and rubbed them down. Got the CG Smokin Pro up to temp, threw in a few pieces of Apple wood and then threw on the ribs.

I let them go for 4 hours, spraying with apple cider every hour. Foiled them and put them back on for another hour......and then another 1/2 hour on the smoker out of the foil. Kept them dry(no sauce) because that's the way me and the wife like them, but a few of the kids put a little Demon Pig BBQ sauce on their servings.

I think I am getting the temps pretty stable on the CG offset. I can get it to sit right at 235-240 without much effort. Adding the aluminum foil "gasket" around the opening really helped keep temps stable.

As for the pics.....................

First pic I took was at 2 hours in.......................

2nd pic is at the 3 hour mark...................

3rd and final pic was at the 5 1/2 hour mark, right before I pulled them off...........

As you can see on the middle rack, I was able to pull it apart at the end with very little effort. (Me and my assistant...daughter......had to try it)

I didn't get any pics after they were cut up, as I had 6 kids hoarding around me as I cut them up and they disappeared of the tray quicker than I could get my camera out :)

07-05-2011, 08:22 PM
Beautiful ribs! :hungry:

07-05-2011, 09:01 PM
Very nice!:cool:

07-05-2011, 11:34 PM
Sweet lookin' ribs! It's been a while since I did spares. I wish they'd just go on sale already!

Midnight Smoke
07-05-2011, 11:49 PM
Looking good! :thumb:

07-06-2011, 07:36 AM
Ribs look real nice, i like the no sauce choice, thats Hardcore oldschool dude! :thumb:

07-06-2011, 07:42 AM
Good Job!

07-06-2011, 07:56 AM
very nice.

and happy birthdays!

07-06-2011, 08:01 AM
Nice work and Happy Birthday.

Big Bears BBQ
07-06-2011, 08:29 AM
Great looking ribs.......................... YUM