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  • Mosca
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    • Oct 2014
    • 3779
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    • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

    Let's talk country style!

    I'm not talking shoulder steaks, I'm talking about those cut from the shoulder end of the loin roast; the ones with the little curved bone on the edge. These cook more like pork chops; they get grilled.

    So, I rubbed them with a generic rub; this is the rub that I made by mixing together all the partial bottles of pork and rib rubs. It's kind of garlicky, a little sweet, a little paprika-y, and a bit salty and peppery. Sounds pretty good, doesn't it? It is!

    I grilled them on the BGE, using the GrillGrates, which really rock on a kamado. GrillGrates is a tool that solves a lot of kamado issues. You can skip a lot of the other work-arounds for getting direct heat and just get GrillGrates.

    When they are done, I fill a sauce pot with barbecue sauce and simmer them for about an hour. I do this because it's how my mom did them. And, it tastes really good, they come out fork-tender, but still have all that grilled pork chop goodness! Following a theme, I had several half full bottles of sauce in the fridge, so I mixed together Dinosaur, SBR, and Roadhouse Texas Tango.

    The photos tell the story. Notice that Grill Grates are pretty useful for standing the chops on end and searing that nice ring of pork fat! ETA, I shoulda cleaned the lens on the iPad, I think.
    Last edited by Mosca; April 25, 2016, 07:38 AM.
  • Mosca
    Charter Member
    • Oct 2014
    • 3779
    • PA
    • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

    #2
    And the editing bug on iPad is back, when I edit all the line breaks vanish and I get the wall of text effect.

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    • bbqoaf
      bbqoaf commented
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      Hahaha, I know, this happens to me too. Chops look great!

    • Mosca
      Mosca commented
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      Fixed it today on the PC at work. It's an iOS specific bug.

    • Yelnoc
      Yelnoc commented
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      the little curved bones are part of the ribs which take on more curve as they get closer to the spine - often selling collar as boneless ribs too
  • RonB
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    • Apr 2016
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    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
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    #3
    They do look good enough to eat...

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    • LA Pork Butt
      Charter Member
      • Dec 2014
      • 5650
      • Grew up in New Orleans, lived in Texas for 20 years, lived in Mandeville, LA for 22 years. I now liv

      #4
      Too bad I've already eaten!

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      • Skip
        Founding Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 3702
        • Blue Earth, Minnesota
        • LSG Adjustable Grill/Smoker, MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

        #5
        Mosca the pork looks wonderful.

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        • Strat50
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          • Nov 2014
          • 511
          • Houston, Alaska

          #6
          Great cook Mosca! We LOVE country style ribs on our homestead. They are most versatile.

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          • Mosca
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            • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

            #7
            I don't think this cut of pork gets enough respect. It has the nice meatiness of a pork chop at about half the price, and it is delicious. I think the reason is that when most people see country style ribs they are looking at the shoulder steaks. But the loin chop is really nice.

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            • Dewesq55
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              • Jul 2014
              • 2153
              • The Poconos, NEPA
              • Smoker:
                Landmann Smoke Master Series Heavy Duty Barrel Smoker (COS) - With mods including 2 level rack system with pull-out grates
                Masterbuilt 40.2" 1200W Electric Smoker
                Masterbuilt ThermoTemp XL 40" Vertical Propane Smoker

                Gas Grill:
                BBQPro (cheap big box store model) Stainless steel 4 burnerswith aftermarket rotisserie.

                Charcoal Grill:
                Weber Smokey Joe Charcoal Grill 14"

                Thermometer:​​​​​​
                Fireboard 2 with Drive cable and 20 CFM fan and Competition Probe Package
                Fireboard 1st Generation
                ThermoWorks Mini Instant Read
                Lavaworks Thermowand Instant Read
                2 Maverick 733
                ThermoWorks IR-GUN-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
                ThermoWorks ThermaPen Mk4 x 2
                Govee Bluetooth Thermometer with 6 probes

                Miscellaneous:
                Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - 1st generation
                Anova Sous Vide Immersion Circulator - wifi/bluetooth connected

                Favorite Beer:
                Anything to the dark side and malty rather than hoppy. Currently liking Yuengling Porter and Newcastle Brown Ale. In a bar or pub I will often default to Guiness

                Favorite Spirit:
                Bourbon - Eagle Rare for "every day"; Angel's Envy for special occasions, Basil Hayden's, Larceny

                Favorite Wine:
                Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Super Tuscan Sangiovese (Including Chianti Classico Riserva) Brunello di Montalcino

                Favorite Meat(s):
                Pork - especially the darker meat. I love spare ribs and anything made from shoulder/butt meat
                Chicken - Mainly the dark meat and wings
                Beef Ribeye steak

                Favorite Cuisine to Cook:
                Can't list just one: Indian, Chinese, Thai, West Indian/Carribean, Hispanic/Latin American, Ethiopian, Italian, BBQ

                Favorite Cuisine to Eat:
                Indian, followed closely by BBQ.

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              #8
              I like the thick cut shoulder "country ribs" too. Plenty of moist "dark" meat. YUM!

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