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Back to Baby Backs (longish)

Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
edited 3:48AM in EggHead Forum
Hi All

Baby backs tonight.

Removed membrane, cut in half to fit medium egg, applied mustard to bone side, applied dry rub. Turn over and repeat. Wrapped in plastic wrap and back into the frig till egg is ready.

Dry Rub (mild)

1/2 C paprika
1/8 C fine Sea salt
2 C Drk. Brown Sugar
2 T Dry Mustard
1/4 C Chilli powder
1/4 C Cumin
2 T Blk. Pepper
2 T Garlic powder
2 T Onion powder
1 t Cayenne pepper
2 T Nutmeg
1 T Cinnamon

In the egg, indirect, dome about 225º, apple, cherry and mesquite for smoke.

About two hours in . . .

After three hours pulled them and wrapped meat side down in foil with honey, butter and homemade Herbs de Provence.

Herbs de Provence
4 T Thyme
3 T Marjoram
1 T Oregano
1 T Basil
1 t Rosemary ground
1 t Sage ground
1.5 t Anise Seed ground

Back in the egg for one more hour . . .


I saved the sauce from the foil packages and spooned a little over the ribs.

With just a little BBQ sauce, 1/2 Blues Hog & 1/2 Sonny's Sweet (not pictured) and they were ready!

These are pretty good, the herbs are mild and I went easy with them. I was probably a little heavy handed with the honey but no problem there. I do all my work out on my patio table, when done I just grab the hose and wash it down, makes life a lot simpler. :lol:

Have a great weekend All,




  • Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,991

    Those look delicious! The juices left behind in the foil packets is the most unsung-super-secret-fabulous sauce ever.
    Judy in San Diego
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Great post Gator. Looks and sounds like you did a number on the BB. Hey ah you want my addy? :P ;)
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Nice slide shows :laugh:

    where's your smoke ring? :ermm:
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks Judy, I agree about the sauce but I think my ribs might get to sweet if I leave them sitting in it. Now I reserve it in a bowl and apply as needed. :)


  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks Tim . . . no thanks but maybe next time! :laugh:


  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks Adam, . . . I forgot to even look for a smoke ring! I think I just assumed it was there as I always get one. I'll have to look tomorrow when I have leftovers. :huh:


  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    Hey those look tasty! Sweet ribs sounds good to me, they are both dinner and dessert. I see nutmeg and cinnamon in the rub menu so honey is appropriate! :)
    Fun to watch the slide show, nice pic's. Thanks for making me hungry. ;)
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks Clay, as for making you hungry, my pleasure. :lol:


  • wkygrillerwkygriller Posts: 408
    Blair, Great looking ribs and great work on the pics. I have never tried the Blues Hog on ribs since it was a bit sweet. Will add Sonny's and give it a try!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Blair, they look juicy, tender & full of flavour really good, mmmmmmmmmm Moon 99.4% full now....... ;)
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks Richard, I love the Blues Hog but find it a bit strong. Sonny's is an old favorite that goes well with it and stretches my Blues Hog supply. :)


  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks Beli, 99.4% not good enough, we want 100%! :laugh:


  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    They look absolutely delicious! Looks like you have perfected baby backs.... ;) Thanks for posting the pics and sharing your recipe/techniques. :)
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks Elizabeth, I don't think I have perfected them yet but at least I enjoy them. I need to find the perfect rib to compare them to. ;)


  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,332
    Leftovers? How can you possibly have leftovers? They look very tasty!
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks WW, The package of ribs from Sam's was 10.45 pounds and there's only one of me. I'm going to feed the freezer in the morning. :)


  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Yummy!! I could munch on those right now.
    I am doing a rack of spares tomorrow. I've been looking forward to them all week.
    Happy day!! ;)
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
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    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks Molly, every time I look at spares they look huge compared to my poor little medium egg and I end up getting baby backs. These are very meaty and nice. :)


  • beesbees Posts: 335
    Those look outstanding. Did you use time adn temp or just time. Thanks, Randy
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Stunning ribs Blair! Love the slide show.
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Hey Randy, I was wondering if you would smell the honey cooking. I used both time and temp this run. I didn't check the temp until after the last hour and I was looking for 195º like I would for a Boston Butt. This was my first time to check the temp, my nieces husband goes by that temp and he cooks a great rib (on an egg).


  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks Teresa, the slide shows are fun and a bit of work. They take a little time to make but save the scrolling finger a work out! :laugh:


  • MemphisQueMemphisQue Posts: 610
    Nice job. Love to put a little honey and sugar on my ribs.
  • BBQRBBQR Posts: 68
    Awesome slide show and great looking ribs.
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks MemphisQue, I love honey, any way I can get it. I think it's a natural on ribs. :)


  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks BBQR, they are both fun . . . the ribs just taste better. :lol:


  • beesbees Posts: 335
    I sure did,it looked so juicy.Did you know the Honey Bee is the only instect that makes a food that we eat?
    Take care, Ranady
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Hi Randy, I think I had heard that about the honey bee. I love bees and honey and wish I lived where it was practical to keep some. Our bees are lucky, if we were in Thialand we would probably be eating the bees as well. I hope in the future that you will share some photos of your bees and garden with us. We would love to see them.

    Before this area was developed there was a bee keeper that put hives just down the street, probably gathering a mangrove honey. Now a days the bees I see are a smaller though very similar, I assume, wild bee. If I fill a hummingbird feeder they will shortly find it and drain it in short order. The are friendly little bees, never agressive.

    That is the tip of my left index finger you can see and is not overly large, these are small looking bees. The hummers have never come and I have quit feeding the bees, as much as I like them.

    You take care as well,


  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Those look GREAT Gator! Darn ribs are my nemiss.I cannot get em right,consistantly.Of course I don't care much for ribs so that may be part of the problem. :blush: :)
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Hi friend Hoss, Thanks, I love good ribs but can't get them consistently either. These were better the second night then the night I cooked them. They say practice makes perfect. I'm still working at it. :)


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