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Horrible Commute and Good Ribs! (several pics)

KC TransplantKC Transplant Posts: 98
edited 3:34PM in EggHead Forum
As most of you are aware, we had a semi decent snow storm hit the east cost this past week. Well, it appeared as though DC and its suburbs were wholly unprepared. My commute from Union Station to my house in Sterling, VA normally is 1.45 hours door to door. However, on Wednesday, it took me 6 hours to get home and I walked into my garage at 10pm.

The first photo is of the line behind me waiting to get on their respective bus.


This photo is of the line across the bus lot. Luckily I did not take the 980 bus that day because I knew if there was going to be a mass of people leaving work at the same time, the 980 line would be 300 deep. And it was.


My wife was working from home and sent me this photo. She was excited that she did not have to endure rush hour with the morons who don't know how to drive in the snow.


When I get home, she says there is bad news on the deck. I freak out because my Egg is out there. At 10pm it is obviously dark outside and I'm tired so she pulls up her phone to show me the damage.


Whew.....not my beloved Egg!!


However, I was kind of happy because that meant I got to take a field trip to Lowe's to purchase a chain saw. I had a little Tim "the Toolman" Taylor grunt going. The wife just looked at me.

So, to treat ourselves, I decided to make some loin back ribs today to make sure the Egg still worked okay.

Each rack has a different rub. Jackstack Steak Rub, DP Dizzy Dust and DP Red Eye. The prepped ribs:


They were smoked 4.5 hours with a mix of hickory and mesquite chunks then an additional 30 minutes to set the sauce. Since the wife is a huge fan of the Blues Hog sauce, I sauced half of each rack with the Blues Hog and the other half with one of my favorite KC sauces, Zarda KC Classic Private Reserve.


I cut them up and seperated them according to rub and sauce. This is my plate:


We didn't even make it to the kitchen table. We stood at the corners of the island with a trash can between us for the bones. When we'd had enough ribs, we ate the salad we prepared as our side. Though, from the left overs, it appears neither of us really saved much room for the salad.


  • BBQThomBBQThom Posts: 33
    NICE lookin Ribs Brother
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,200
    Now THAT was an excellent post!! Entertaining story and good lookin' food to boot. As you have learned, DC has NO IDEA what to do with snow! :laugh: Two feet here and I'm out running errands. Two INCHES there and the world comes to an end.

    GREAT lookin' ribs!!

    If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.    Julia Child

    Central Connecticut 

  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    Nice post!

    See what happens when you move away from 'Tornado Alley!" :woohoo:
  • Thanks BBQThom, the wife said they were my best ribs yet.

    Carolina Q, thanks. It was just one of those weeks.

    Loco, I don't miss the tornados at all. Thankfully, all of the tornados seemed to hit and destroy things south of an imaginary line drawn between Greensburg and KC.
  • Those are nice looking ribs, and that is coming from a moron that doesn't know how to drive in the snow!
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,392
    Unbelievable smoke ring on those ribs! They look awesome. :)

    Glad to see the snow storm allowed you make lemonade out of lemons. Thanks for sharing your ordeal.
  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,200
    Hahaha. Faith, that doesn't make you a moron - hard to practice that skill in TAMPA!!! :laugh:

    If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.    Julia Child

    Central Connecticut 

  • Florida Grillin Girl wrote:
    Those are nice looking ribs, and that is coming from a moron that doesn't know how to drive in the snow!


    No offense intended for the folks who live in states where snow rarely falls!
  • eenie meenie wrote:
    Unbelievable smoke ring on those ribs! They look awesome. :)

    Glad to see the snow storm allowed you make lemonade out of lemons. Thanks for sharing your ordeal.


    I seem to get a decent smoke ring when I do loin back ribs though I really can't think of anything different than I normally when I smoke ribs. I'll have to pay attention next time.
  • TXTrikerTXTriker Posts: 1,177
    KC Transplant, that 3rd photo is Christmas card quality. Consider it!
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Great looking ribs!!
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  • LovenbrauLovenbrau Posts: 307
    Great looking ribs! Don't miss the DC weather or traffic, grew up there! Golf in short sleeves today in NC.
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Wonderful pics! I do not envy you with the snow - I got caught in the Woodbridge area last year in "the storm of the century". I would never make it in all that snow! Glad the beloved egg was spared - looks like you make the best of an awful situation! ;)
  • I loved your ribs because you can NEVER see enough pictures of perfectly cooked ribs. And I loved your story with pictures because it's so unimaginable to a Southern Californian!

    Although I did grow up in Chicago and spent four college years in Wisconsin, I have never experienced anything like you did. Only seen that kind of snow in ski areas.

    Now there's an idea...a ski resort that supplies BGEs and supplies with every room/condo/cabin you rent! THAT would be heaven on earth!

    Judy in San Diego
    Judy in San Diego
  • I'm currently studying for Level II of the CFA exam, so I don't have a ton of time to get very creative on the Egg. So, it is just the stand by pulled pork, ribs, burgers, chicken and steak.

    However, this summer after the exam, I fully plan on getting into the stuffed pork loin, pizza and other assorted goodies I've seen posted on here. I'll also get around to smoking my first brisket.
  • Glad your egg was spared.
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    We have some weather coming.
    Think I will just grab some ribs and stay home :)
    Yours look great

  • LobichoLobicho Posts: 557
    not even that weather can stop you!!!
    great job
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