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Title: 1st Smoke
Post by: Infalable on January 06, 2007, 07:06:36 PM
Tomorrow after the Sunday morning meeting with the big guy I will be firing up my fist smoke.  Ribs will be the special of the day. This afternoon I applied my own rub on two slabs and swamp venom on a third. After pre heatin the BS I will smoke for 4 hours. I will alternate apple and a draft pick to be determined later. After 4 hours smoke an additional haour or so then FTC for an hour. On one I will apply a bit of bbq sauce and grill for a few mins. With any luck a big smile shortly after.  Does this seem about right? I'll try to take a few pics. Can anyone attach a link on how to post pics. Thx.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: West Coast Kansan on January 06, 2007, 07:14:19 PM
Here is a link for your photos tomorrow. http://s84.photobucket.com it is free, you just need to establish an account.

Your time is going to depend on the temperatures you are going to use. Iceman and others have posted pretty extensively on ribs - good resources here for temps etc.

Looking forward to the pics. good luck and enjoy.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Infalable on January 06, 2007, 07:28:17 PM
Good [oint. With briskets internal temp is used, but what about ribs. Is there any guidline, or just best guess. I was planning on more of sampling to determine. I think it s/b about 35-40 degrees here tomorrow.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Infalable on January 06, 2007, 07:28:49 PM
[oint = point.  I can spell.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: West Coast Kansan on January 06, 2007, 07:38:41 PM
My Bradley rib experience is not great results so I wont bore you with those stories but there are some postings here that i need to start following. Honestly, i am still looking at the bone to see when the meat just starts to pull back.  One real recommendation is Iceman sauce on your ribs.  Makes my ribs good and would make good ribs spectacular.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Infalable on January 06, 2007, 07:44:01 PM
Thanks WCK. I have seen that sauce somewhere. I will look for it. I appreciate all of your comments the past few weeks.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Gizmo on January 06, 2007, 09:53:11 PM
Instant read thermopen is a good rib temp tester.  1/4" of exposed bone is a good visual as WCK mentioned.  When picking up the ribs, if the far end bends down, that is a good indicator, 4 hour of smoking at 210 deg with 2 hours in foil should give you a completely cooked feast.  Won't be able to use the end bend test though, the bones will fall out and the meat will fall off. Some may say that is over cooked.  ;D
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Infalable on January 06, 2007, 11:17:14 PM
What temp am I aiming for?
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Gizmo on January 06, 2007, 11:24:49 PM
170 Deg
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Infalable on January 07, 2007, 10:01:29 AM
Ribs are cooking. I do not have a rib rack. I have them bone down. Is this correct?
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Gizmo on January 07, 2007, 10:03:40 AM
Yes. Bone down.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Infalable on January 28, 2007, 12:26:48 AM
Ok  I am trying to add pics of my first smoke. [http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w196/infalable/IMG_2657.jpg]

[http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w196/infalable/IMG_2660.jpg/url]
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Infalable on January 28, 2007, 12:27:27 AM
hmmmmm. That didnt work
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: LilSmoker on January 28, 2007, 01:56:24 AM
Hi Infalable, when posting pictures you can click the picture icon and this will appear [img ][ /img] but without spaces.

So you take the URL of your picture, copy it and paste it [img ] Here [ /img] again without spaces, provided the URL/path is correct your pics will show.

Hope this helps  ;)
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Infalable on January 28, 2007, 07:15:52 PM
Thanks Lilsmoker, lets try again.

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w196/infalable/IMG_2660.jpg)

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w196/infalable/IMG_2657.jpg)

The ribs were great, but not as fall off the bone as I had hoped. Guess I will have to keep on trying. Cant wait.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Arcs_n_Sparks on January 28, 2007, 07:21:48 PM
Guess I will have to keep on trying. Cant wait.

Infalable,

Nice pics. Yeah, I figure I have about 25 more years of trying before I get it right. At least that is what I am telling the wife........

Arcs_n_Sparks
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Wildcat on January 28, 2007, 07:23:59 PM
Real Nice! ;)
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Gizmo on January 28, 2007, 07:33:46 PM
If you want them to fall off the bone, I would suggest wrapping in foil with some applejuice, or some other liquid (Jack, Turkey, Kentucky) and then put them back in the heat (200 deg) for 60 to 90 minutes.  You will see the meat shrink up a bit more off the end of the bone.  The problem with this is picking them up.  It is difficult to do anything with the ribs but stuff it in the mouth. 
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Infalable on January 28, 2007, 07:40:23 PM
I FTCd for about an hour. I ran out of time. When I yanked them out of my BS they hadnt receded offf the bone as much as i had hoped and they didnt bend down when picked up at one end. But I ran out of time. An hour of FTC was all the time I had. Maybe cook for 6 hours and FTC for two. Thanks for the comments.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: West Coast Kansan on January 28, 2007, 09:02:32 PM
Infalable, Very nice start by the looks of those ribs. It does sound like you are on the road to stunning good ribs. Just a bit more time not more heat by reading above. Low and slow. You have one down and can adjust from your experience. Thanks for the follow up.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Gizmo on January 28, 2007, 09:14:50 PM
Just call them competition ribs as comp ribs don't fall of the bone. ;D
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Wildcat on January 29, 2007, 04:32:43 AM
I FTCd for about an hour. I ran out of time. When I yanked them out of my BS they hadnt receded offf the bone as much as i had hoped and they didnt bend down when picked up at one end. But I ran out of time. An hour of FTC was all the time I had. Maybe cook for 6 hours and FTC for two. Thanks for the comments.

I ran out of time on my first ribs also.  I have learned that you simply can not rush ribs and get them tender, regardless of how you cook them.  You have made a good start. ;D
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: LilSmoker on January 29, 2007, 05:09:00 AM
Hi again Infalable, well they certainly look nice in the pic, as Gizmo has said, if the ribs are not tender/done enough for your liking, dowse them with apple juice, cover with foil and put them in a regular oven at 190-200f for between 1-3 hours, you can check them every so often. This will act like steaming them, and should make them extremely tender.

Just a thought, but did you remove the membrane from the ribs?

Regards LilSmoker ;)
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: NePaSmoKer on January 29, 2007, 03:07:16 PM
Infalable those ribs look mighty good.

makin me ahungry

nepas
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Infalable on January 29, 2007, 06:11:19 PM
Yup, I did remove the membrane. I think starting a bit earlier will be best. I like the idea of the oven at the end if necessary. I am craving them now. Its gonna be close to zero this weekend. Maybe when it warms up a bit the brisket will be next.
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Gizmo on January 29, 2007, 09:01:17 PM
Close to zero?  Sounds like an opportunity for a cold smoke....
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: iceman on January 30, 2007, 10:45:54 AM
Infalable,
Nice pics. Yeah, I figure I have about 25 more years of trying before I get it right. At least that is what I am telling the wife........
Arcs_n_Sparks
Arcs I have given in to the fact that I will never get it perfect. I was told that every day a taste bud will die and another would grow back. To me that means you just have to "retrain" the new taste buds. Ah to teach the wonders of taste the rest of my life. It's a job, but I'll give it my best! :D ;D ;)
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Arcs_n_Sparks on January 30, 2007, 06:11:32 PM
iceman,

I'll have to remember that logic; sounds good to me.

p.s.
Thanks for the package
Title: Re: 1st Smoke
Post by: Infalable on January 30, 2007, 07:34:58 PM
I guess I'll just have to suffer through a bunch of training exercises.