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Maybe I can market them as St Louis Spare Rib flavored gum

GQuizGQuiz Posts: 685
Finally screwed up something on the Egg. Ribs were tough as hell. Felt like I could rip a phone book easier. Have to say the flavor was otherworldly. Just shy of five hours, raised indirect at 250. Only lifted the lid to put on the Blues Hog Honey Mustard. That stuff tastes amazing. Ribs were previously frozen on sale at HEB. Well Forrest Gump said it right, "it happens."

XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 715
    How'd they do on the bend test? You think they were over or under-cooked?
    Centennial, CO
    Unless I'm hunting, then Lord knows where.
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 685
    They bent but wouldn't break. There a chance they weren't done?

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,320
    Yep! My guess is they were undercooked.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,320
    edited June 2013
    Here is a quick test. Cut one rib off, toss it in the microwave for a minute.

    After which, tell me if the tenderness is better.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 685
    Temp was 165. Do you take ribs up to 180-190?

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,325
    250 just shy of 5 hours and the 2nd picture

    My vote us under done. Just under done.


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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,320
    GQuiz said:

    Temp was 165. Do you take ribs up to 180-190?

    Very much undercooked. Ribs are not a fine cut like a steak. You need to break down the inter-muscular fat so you'll likely be above 180-190 to get that done. I have never temped ribs, as I usually do the bend test (occasionally I'll do the toothpick test).
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 715
    edited June 2013
    I don't do ribs by temp, I do em by time. I did 3 racks today, 260 to 275 dome for 5 hours. When they pass the bend test I pull one rack and take a sample... If they aren't done they are gummy cuz not all the fat has rendered down. @cazzy - good call on the microwave test.
    Centennial, CO
    Unless I'm hunting, then Lord knows where.
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 685
    When you say bend test, what do you mean? Do they start to fall apart?

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,320
    GQuiz said:

    When you say bend test, what do you mean? Do they start to fall apart?

    Did they do this??

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    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 715
    Pick em up towards the end and they will bend to close to 90 degrees, not at a right angle of course, and not break.
    Centennial, CO
    Unless I'm hunting, then Lord knows where.
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,325
    pick up half the rack with thongs, the other half should fall and bend 90 degrees. Never done temp on ribs, but 160 is way to low.  What everyone else said is perfect. 


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  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 685
    Nope. I hate wasting good meat. Another hour and I would have been gold.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,320
    Both of you are slow! LOL
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,325
    @cazzy ... don't know what spaightlabs is doing but I'm writing a paper in my other window  :-B

    haha it kils me, I type, post and boom oh yea I got to give the advice and then 
    :-?? reload and cazzy smoked me haha


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  • SpaightlabsSpaightlabs Posts: 715
    I was always the slow kid...
    Centennial, CO
    Unless I'm hunting, then Lord knows where.
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 685
    Gonna have to do it again next weekend. That Blues Hog Honey Mustard with the Dizzy Dust tasted incredible

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,325
    another thing, in the second picture the meat looks like a pork chop














    haha I have no idea what that means but it's something cazzy wont say!


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  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,320
    So GQuiz, did you throw a rib in the microwave? Honestly, this go around, your left overs will be better than your initial cook. 
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 685
    Make you a deal MCN, you too Cazzy, I post something FUBAR, please don't be afraid to point it out. The second picture does look like a pork chop. I'll learn. If it means getting hammered so be it. Just as long as I'm not worried about losing a tooth tugging on a rib. Only six months in on this journey... Got a ways to go.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 685
    Cazzy, I left half a rack in foil on the snuffed grill for an hour for a friend. Chances are they're perfect. Ironic isn't it?

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,320
    GQuiz said:
    Cazzy, I left half a rack in foil on the snuffed grill for an hour for a friend. Chances are they're perfect. Ironic isn't it?
    Yeah, they likely will be much better than the ribs you ate.
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,325
    edited June 2013
    GQuiz said:
    Make you a deal MCN, you too Cazzy, I post something FUBAR, please don't be afraid to point it out. The second picture does look like a pork chop. I'll learn. If it means getting hammered so be it. Just as long as I'm not worried about losing a tooth tugging on a rib. Only six months in on this journey... Got a ways to go.
    @henapple

    It's not quiet tuesday, but my pimp hand's itching








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  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 685
    MCN, hope I'm not out of line. I want to learn. And I don't want to piss in your Wheaties. I mean it. Please don't be afraid to let loose if I tee it up for you. I spent 5 hours on a Saturday afternoon undercooking some St Louie's. One more hour and I would a happy man. But five other noobs or lurkers will learn while I get "pimp-slapped". My wings last night turned out great. So I'm 1 for 2 for the weekend. I'll try again next weekend. Thanks for your help.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,325
    Ill make you a deal. Next time you post a cook that is terrible, ill just coddle you and pat you on the back. You'll think your the rib king and have a ton of your friends over and serve chewy plastic ribs.

    Your first comment did not come across humerus, but sarcastic. You started asking for help and that is what you got.


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  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 685
    I never meant to be sarcastic. I'm too new to offer sarcasm. The post just came across wrong.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,320
    GQuiz said:

    I never meant to be sarcastic. I'm too new to offer sarcasm. The post just came across wrong.

    You're fine, MCN is just mad you didn't ask him about his KY Ribs. :P
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 685
    @cazzy... Trying the ribs again today. Will be patient this time. Trying a rack with Bad Byron's and the Raspberry Chipotle marinade from HEB. Will let you know. Using hickory chunks. Makes me salivate thinking about it.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 685
    Pay dirt!!! And let me throw in a plug for raspberry chipotle marinade from HEB. SWMBO does not like ribs. She did tonight. Used Bad Byron's for the rub. No coddling needed.
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    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
  • pick up half the rack with thongs, the other half should fall and bend 90 degrees. Never done temp on ribs, but 160 is way to low.  What everyone else said is perfect. 

    How do you pick em up with thongs? Wrap the middle string around one end?

    Little Rock, AR

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