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Title: rib smoke ideas asap
Post by: bigredsmoker on February 23, 2008, 08:03:53 AM
I want to try something other than apple on some ribs today, and want to know what everyone else is using. I have a full compliment of pucks to choose from. I was thinking of maybe going all hickory, but don't want it to be overpowering. Ideas please!
Thanks! 

Terry
Title: Re: rib smoke ideas asap
Post by: KyNola on February 23, 2008, 08:32:57 AM
I vote for going all hickory.  I love hickory on ribs.  Tomorrow I'm putting 3 hours of apple smoke on 8 pounds of pork belly that has been curing for 7 days in TQ, brown sugar and maple syrup.  First attempt at belly bacon.

Enjoy those ribs, the hickory will be a killer!

KyNola
Title: Re: rib smoke ideas asap
Post by: Mr Walleye on February 23, 2008, 08:35:15 AM
Hi Terry

I use Hickory on ribs a fair bit. Sometimes I alternate between Hickory and Apple as well. It's kinda a personal taste thing but I do like hickory on them. It is a little stronger so you might want to go lighter on them for your first test run. When I use Hickory on ribs I usually use 2 hours 40 minutes (8 Pucks) for my taste.

Mike
Title: Re: rib smoke ideas asap
Post by: Consiglieri on February 23, 2008, 08:47:44 AM
I've used pecan, maple, apple and hickory, or combinations of these.  If not apple, I like a combo of maple and pecan.  Good luck.
Title: Re: rib smoke ideas asap
Post by: Tiny Tim on February 23, 2008, 09:02:42 AM
About half an hour ago, I was going to suggest Pecan with maybe an Oak added in each hour that you're going to smoke, but I've changed my mind and suggest Cherry, just to be different. ;D
Title: Re: rib smoke ideas asap
Post by: bigredsmoker on February 23, 2008, 09:19:36 AM
Thanks everyone, I think I am going to go with..............hickory. I haven't done an all hickory smoke yet so it is time to do one. Got the DBS pre-heating and have 2:40 worth of hickory loaded. once the meat is in it should be close enough to Noon to have an adult beverage.
(let's see how long it takes for sparks to chime in now that I've typed the magic words) :D
Title: Re: rib smoke ideas asap
Post by: Mr Walleye on February 23, 2008, 09:29:03 AM
It's probably noon somewhere in the world right now!  ;)

At least that's my theory!  ::)

Mike
Title: Re: rib smoke ideas asap
Post by: Arcs_n_Sparks on February 23, 2008, 09:49:04 AM
Did someone say beverage?

And according to my watch, it's after 12:00 on the east coast.
Title: Re: rib smoke ideas asap
Post by: bigredsmoker on February 23, 2008, 09:56:51 AM
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(let's see how long it takes for sparks to chime in now that I've typed the magic words) 

30 minutes....is that some sort of a record??? :D
Title: Re: rib smoke ideas asap
Post by: West Coast Kansan on February 23, 2008, 11:17:28 AM
Sparky is can be trusted to the last drop. 

Have some ribs with Oak and Maple going now.  Should be tasty.
Title: Re: rib smoke ideas asap
Post by: KyNola on February 23, 2008, 03:19:01 PM
Bigred,
I'm thinking you may have set the record with the LATEST response time from Sparkey when the term adult beverage is in a post.  You will not go wrong with Hickory on those  ribs.  They will be great.  Smoke on!

What do you say, Spark?  Were you asleep? :D

KyNola
Title: Re: rib smoke ideas asap
Post by: Arcs_n_Sparks on February 23, 2008, 03:29:11 PM
I say it is almost happy hour.....
Title: Re: rib smoke ideas asap
Post by: KyNola on February 23, 2008, 03:32:05 PM
Spark,
It's always 5:00 somewhere!

KyNola