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Sweet Swine O Mine St. Louis ribs

I haven't had St. Louis cut ribs in a while (it seems my Costco only carries spares from mutant pigs, even when labeled as St. Louis cut - ditto the "upscale" grocers). I saw a local place had them on sale for $4.99/lb and I was bored.  A short trip later I had my St. Louis ribs with the membrane somewhat removed, the tips left on and the flap left on.  Hrm.  I used a light (too light methinks) coating of Sweet Swine O Mine rub and let that sit on the ribs in the icebox for about an hour (probably too short a time) before putting them on the Egg.

The ribs before going back into the chiller.

 I put most of the dregs of my last bag of BGE coal into the Egg and tossed in some pecan chunks (I don't recall seeing that much bark on the wood before).  I let my BBQ Guru try to bring the Egg up to temp.  It overshot by a good bit so then I had the brilliant idea to make sure the platesetter was in place (it wasn't).  It took about 12 minutes for the Egg to go from overshot to about where I needed it to be.  The cook took a surprisingly short 4 hours.

The first dip is the platesetter being added and the ends are the saucing.

The results:

I thought the sauce was great.  Sweet, a little fruity with a bit of heat.  
Near San Francisco in California


  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,522
    Looks phenomenal! Sweet swine o mine is a nice rib rub. It’s not overpowering which is something many prefer. What was the sauce? Homemade or store?
  • baychillabaychilla Posts: 305
    Sorry, the sauce was also Sweet Swine O Mine.  Just the regular not the sweet and spicy vinegar.
    Near San Francisco in California
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 10,522
    Nice work. Enjoy!
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,494

    Ribs look good, I've got a couple racks of St. Louis on right now.

    4.99 - that's a lot of coin, compared to what we pay one state over.
  • baychillabaychilla Posts: 305
    I think they would've been $3.99/lb at CostCo.  I think once I saw some for $2.99 but the provenance was questionable.
    Near San Francisco in California
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,127
    They look wonderful!!!
  • dmouratidmourati Posts: 363
    Try to get your dry rub on all the edges too.
    Mountain View, CA
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