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First effort for St. Louis Ribs.

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  • SimpleTexan
    Club Member
    • Aug 2018
    • 28
    • Colorado Springs, CO
    • Just a simple Texan.

    First effort for St. Louis Ribs.

    It's been over a over a year when I posted about smoking a pork butt. Well today was St. Louis ribs for the first time. I must have read posts here about 10 times as well as other tips before I finally made the attempt. I think they turned out pretty good. They are juicy and tender and I'm very happy. I monitored the temperature every 30 minutes and adjusted as needed. I was able to keep it between 220 & 245 for the most part. Took 5 hours. I used Meathead's rub - love it.

    Attached are two pics.
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  • HawkerXP
    Club Member
    • Jul 2016
    • 5506
    • Virginia
    • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
      Thermopops
      Dot and Chef Alarm with probes
      Slo n Sear
      Cold beer

    #2
    Those look marvelous!

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    • SimpleTexan
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      Thanks!
  • RonB
    Club Member
    • Apr 2016
    • 12710
    • Near Richmond VA
    • Weber Performer Deluxe
      SNS
      Pizza insert
      Rotisserie
      Smokenator 1000
      Cookshack Smokette Elite
      2 Thermapens
      Chefalarm
      Dot
      lots of probes.
      CyberQ

    #3
    Great lookin' ribs.

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    • OneEyedJack
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      Those look great! You need to cook and post more.

    • SimpleTexan
      SimpleTexan commented
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      Thank you!
  • texastweeter
    Club Member
    • Jul 2017
    • 2895
    • Republic of Texas

    #4
    Look great. Short cook, mine take 7 hours give it take at 225°

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    • SimpleTexan
      SimpleTexan commented
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      Thanks. I was expecting them to take longer, but when I broke down and cut them in half at 5 hours, they looked great - and they do taste great!

    • texastweeter
      texastweeter commented
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      Did you bend test them?
  • Dewesq55
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    • Jul 2014
    • 1859
    • The Poconos, NEPA
    • Smoker:
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      Favorite Meat(s):
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      Chicken - Mainly the dark meat and wings
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    #5
    Those look excellent. Well done.

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    • SimpleTexan
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  • tenphases
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    • Nov 2016
    • 234
    • Jersey City NJ
    • Humphrey's Pint with Fireboard + Pit Viper
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      Weber Jumbo Joe
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      Blackstone Griddle 22 with stand and lid
      Blackstone Griddle 36
      Akorn Kamado jr

    #6
    Those look great!!

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    • SimpleTexan
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  • SmokingSteve
    Club Member
    • Jun 2018
    • 315
    • Mesa Arizona
    • SmokingSteve

    #7
    I would happily eat those ribs! Nice job! I lived in Colorado Springs for 30 years. Nice to "talk" to someone from there.
    Last edited by SmokingSteve; February 29, 2020, 10:07 PM.

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    • SimpleTexan
      SimpleTexan commented
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      Thanks. We really love living here. I do need to save up for a snow blower though - I'm getting too old to shovel!
  • MBMorgan
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    • Sep 2015
    • 6192
    • Colorado
    • > Weber Genesis EP-330
      > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
      > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
      > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
      > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
      to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
      > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
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      > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

      > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
      > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
      > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

    #8
    Good job ... says a guy a few miles north of you on the Palmer Divide.

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    • SimpleTexan
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      Thanks! At least it wasn't snowing today! Love driving through the area, as long as I'm NOT on I25!!
  • andy.wpg
    Club Member
    • Aug 2016
    • 234
    • Grid EN19MV

    • PBC - at the trailer
      Masterbuilt 30" digital electric - at home
      Bakerstone Pizza Oven
      Maverick 733 RF thermometer
      Kingsford Blue Bag
      Ribs, Chicken (smoked and rotisserie), Pork Shoulder,
      Brisket. Like to make sausages. I'll try cooking ANYTHING at least once!

    #9
    Nice job! I can see the juices when I zoom in on the pictures!

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    • snookduff
      Club Member
      • Mar 2020
      • 5
      • Hughesville PA
      • RecTec 680
        Sam’s 5 Burner Gas Grill

      #10
      Good looking ribs!

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      • TripleB
        Club Member
        • May 2017
        • 707
        • La Crescenta
        • Jambo Backyard Smoker
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          Weber Gas Grill, Silver A
          BBQ Guru ATC
          Favorite Beer: Peroni
          Favorite Sports Teams: Rams, Dodgers, Kings, UCLA Bruins

        #11
        Good looking ribs! I know mine did not look that good my first time. Congrats. What did you smoke them on?

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        • Rob Johnston
          Club Member
          • Apr 2018
          • 369
          • Pittsburgh, PA

          #12
          Those look great. I could go for some right now!

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