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First time ribs

CrimsonEggCrimsonEgg Posts: 21
edited 2:13PM in EggHead Forum
Went to the butcher counter thinking I'd get baby backs, when I encountered these St. Louis ribs. They looked great so I thought I'd give them a whirl. Had to cut them into sections to fit on my meager Medium BGE. Used Dizzy Dust on one slab, left the other plain for the kids.


Did a little poking around on the forum once I got them home and learned that they take considerably longer then baby backs. Time I had not budgeted with a hungry family looming. So I upped the temp from the 225 that I was planning, to 280. Crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.


Applewood chips doing their thing.


A few beverages for the kids. (With a few for dad buried deep down in the bottom where it's coldest.)


Caught some baseball while I waited.


Two hours later (and a few spritzes from the Apple Juice/Apple Cider Vinegar) they were ready to come off. I was really thinking it would take at least another hour, so I was a little worried about having cooked them too fast.


Once I sliced them, I was pleasantly surprised. Not exactly perfect, but certainly acceptable to an understanding family for a first try.


And the world famous sauce from Dreamland BBQ in Tuscaloosa makes everything better!



  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    ribs look good. If your crunched for time you can do them at 350° and foil.
  • Uncle PhilUncle Phil Posts: 665
    Great Job!
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    They look might fine to me...and the Dreamland sauce is great! I can remember when they served ribs, sauce, and bread. The one in Mobile has expanded the menu and honestly they need to go back to the basics!!!! :laugh:
  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,494
    Looks great to me!!!
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • fire eggerfire egger Posts: 1,124
    Lookin' good Crimsonegg, Dreamland sauce is awesome!!I used to go to Tuscaloos a couple times a year, back when they only had the one store, that was a mandatory Meal!
  • CrimsonEggCrimsonEgg Posts: 21
    Thanks for the kind words! And thanks for looking.

    Dreamland sauce is the way to go, no doubt. I would highly recommend ordering it online, if necessary. We put it on chicken, pork chops, tasty!
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,295
    I haven't tried Dreamland sauce yet.

    The ribs look good. But when you do have more time to do them longer, you are going to be soooooooooo impressed with yourself!

    (The bad news is, you won't like BBQ restaurants as much anymore 'cause you can do better, ha ha.)

    Keep up the great work!
    Knoxville, TN
    Nibble Me This
  • Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
    This is too true. I've yet to find a restaurant that can make barbecue as well as any that I've had on an egg. You just can't duplicate the flavor in a commercial smoker or grill.
  • tnelstnels Posts: 75
    Echo that. 5 hours for baby backs and 6 hours for spares and there's nowhere I'd rather be than on my patio! Used to foil , but don't even bother anymore.
  • Dreamland BBQ sauce is great on just about everything. That also includes bread dipped into the sauce with nothing else.
    Large & MiniMax in Lexington, KY
  • LobichoLobicho Posts: 557
    great ribs...
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