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Best. Ribs. Ever!

BasscatBasscat Posts: 762
edited 12:47PM in EggHead Forum
Had an unexpected afternoon off work, went to the Grocery. Spares were on "sale" for $2.89, but I haven't had spares in forever, and I have time to cook 'em, so here we go. Canola oil to help the Dizzy Dust stick, and off we go for a 6 hour cook on the Medium. Trimmed semi St.Louis, as the grocer does a weird cut through the tough bits on the big end, I left that attached. Grocer also had Blues Hog in the sauce section. Tried it a while back, but it seemed so sweet, so I used a very light glaze at the end of the cook, and OMG! I get the Blues Hog fans! A great hit of heat and sweet. Pic is of the big end after another hour on the Egg after I ate the small end. Soooo goood!

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(Sorry for the length of the post .... :blush: )

Comments

  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Well, they certainly look like the best ribs ever!! I like spares too - haven't had any in a long time now. This pic settles it - they have just been added to the grocery list. Hopefully I'll get lucky and will be enjoying ribs Sunday! :)
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,812
    With a post that looks that good we will ok long :laugh:
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 17,812
    Oops, first time posting :blush:
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 762
    Just have to cook them long enough to render the fat out, otherwise they are too greasy for me. These came out perfect, a little crunchy around the edges in places and juicy and tender in the middle, with a little pull off the bone. Started around 225 and gradually ramped the temp up to 275 for the last hour or so. I may not go back to loin backs soon.... ;-)
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Would about kill for a rack like thats right now! :woohoo: Been a couple months like you since I had time. Hope to gets a day off next Friday and do up a mess!!! ;)
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    Great looking cook there. Weekend ribs sounds about right out in this neck of the woods.

    Thanks for posting.

     
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Beautiful my friend Congratulations
  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,530
    no religious disrespect meant, but I had the same COME TO JESUS awakening a couple weeks ago! After 11 years of thinking that BGEs should only be egging baby backs I reverted to spares on a whim! I can not believe I have been so blind/stupid/whatever all this time! I just say bless all you baby back rib lovers because I know that you folks have left me with the delicious lower cuts being the spare ribs!
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • I am definitely a rookie at grilling ribs but I found spares to be unpleasently fatty compared to back ribs. Maybe I didn't cook right or something. Although my body doesn't like to eat fats too much.
  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 762
    That's the issue with me, but with these I got the fat rendered, and they were awesome. Started at a lower temp, and ramped up. Most of the fat was gone and some was crisped up on the edges to cracklin's. Came out great!
  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,530
    shhhhhh! We have a baby back guy on the hook who will be avoiding spares! We need those faithful baby back followers! :laugh:
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    I love the spare ribs and I get them whole and trim them myself St. Louis style. Then I take the boneless trimmings and grind it and mix some seasonings to make sausage. I recently trimmed up six slabs and it made about 6 pounds of ground pork. Believe it or not I slightly under cooked the ribs and after cooling them I food savored them and socked them in the freezer. After a week I thawed and warmed in the microwave and they were just like they came off the egg. :P
  • Now I want some RIB's! Nice!!
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 762
    Thanks! They were really good...
  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 762
    I've been doing loin backs for awhile, but have to rethink that, these spares were great!
  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 762
    Thanks! They came out great.
  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 762
    Thank you! They were a very nice way to end a week.
  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 762
    Sounds great!
  • BasscatBasscat Posts: 762
    Thanks! They came out great.
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,278
    I prefer St. Louis trimmed spares to loin back ribs. I probably make spares 5 times for every 1 time I do loin/baby backs.

    Nice looking cook, Basscat. Was the grocery store Food City? They carry Blues Hog (all three varieties) here and it's my family's favorite. I think it's too sweet but they love it. I like mixing it 50/50 with their Tennessee Red for ribs.
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
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