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Beef ribs, an all-night smoke by moonlight

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    Beef ribs, an all-night smoke by moonlight

    Tonight I have a rare night off work right in the middle of my normal work nights. I'm staying up to keep my schedule of course, and what better thing to occupy my time than smokin some meat??

    I found a nice deal on a rather large rack of beef spare (back) ribs. Packaged in one long rack like pork instead of the more common smaller chunks. I can only assume it was trimmed off a rib roast. CAB Angus, $3.09/lb. I'm not complaining.

    Here it is in the package:

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    And on the plate:

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    Salted for approx 2hrs, then a light spritz of Pam and generous amount of Big Bad Beef Rub. Yes I had to clean the messy table.

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    Meanwhile, smoker preheated with a chimney of charcoal starting my ash wood fire.

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    Water pan under it as a buffer. Some pecan and red oak chunks to add to the ash, but I'm not sure it will make a big difference in flavor since the fire is 99% ash logs, but what the hey.

    Here it lies to do its thing.

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    #2
    One hour in, and the meat temp is at 147. Cooker temp avg 250, now settled at 234.

    I'll probably let them go 5 or 6 hours since they're pretty thick for beef backs. Then double wrap and either cambro or 170 oven.

    I'll update as things progress...

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      #3
      Nice!!

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        #4
        I'm heading to the airport and will be there for dinner!

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          #5
          Originally posted by Pit Boss View Post
          I'm heading to the airport and will be there for dinner!
          I thought you were done traveling? (joke)

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            #6
            2.5 hrs in, meat= 171, cooker= 230.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Huskee View Post
              I thought you were done traveling? (joke)
              For this I'll make an exception... Assuming there is also beer

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              • Huskee
                Huskee commented
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                2 varieties: Coors Batch 19, and MHL...and 2 varieties of red wine. And white. And Makers Mark.

                When can I expect you? I'll leave the porch light on.

              • David Parrish
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                Best case I'd be on a plane mid day and there by dinner.

              #8
              They look amazing.

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              • Huskee
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                Thank you sir! They looked better than any I've bought before, and prior ones have always turned out simply delectable. I am looking forward to these.

                By the way, great choice of wine in your signature!

              #9
              Which? All? Or one or 2 in particular?

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                #10
                I'll bring my own chair and blanket!

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                • Huskee
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                  Fly to Charlotte, get a connecting flight at CLT and you & Pit Boss head on up.

                • Spinaker
                  Spinaker commented
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                  hey, do you have any pictures up that show the Vertical smoker you made? I wanna see that bad boy in action man.

                #11
                Originally posted by Dewesq55 View Post
                Which? All? Or one or 2 in particular?
                Big fan of Cab Sauv (isn't every red fan?), and Sangiovese. Never had Super Tuscan per se, but from what I understand it's a Sangiovese (or Chianti) and Cab Sauv blend, correct? Don't see how that can be bad at all. I enjoy a lot of blends too. Even cheaper blends like Beringer's Smooth Red Blend is great. It's up there with their merlot. I typically favor dry heavy reds.

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                • David Parrish
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                  Yeah he's got very good taste in wine. In that he likes the same stuff we do!

                • Dewesq55
                  Dewesq55 commented
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                  You are correct about Super Tuscan being a blend of essentially sangiovese and cab sauv. I'm not a fan of merlot. I find it flat and lacking in good red wine complexity. That said, I'm all in favor of everyone drinking what they like with no apologies. It's all a matter personal taste.

                • Huskee
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                  I'm not much of a merlot guy either but I've had decent ones. Usually I end up thinking 'this should be a cab or a zin' every time I have merlot. I really like Cline Zinfandel too. Excellent for my palate.

                #12
                Man, that pic of them naked on the plate was mouth-watering in itself. Enjoy those

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                • Huskee
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                  Thanks! I thought that when I seen them on the shelf in the store.

                #13
                3.5 hrs in: meat = 183 pit = 253 (no crutch)

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                  Not the best pic since had to use flash, but here's about 3.5 hrs in.

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                  • Ray
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                    Looks like a great pic to me! Makes me want to try beef ribs soon.

                  #15
                  Yum!!!!

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