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Baby Back Rib success & pictures!

schmeetexschmeetex Posts: 69
edited 2:34AM in EggHead Forum
Cooked baby back ribs for the first time ever on my one week old large BGE. Followed Car Wash Mike's recipe and it was very easy (thanks Mike!). Two things I'd do different, 1) Put on more dry rub. Used 4 oz. of John Henry's Pecan Rub on three racks, will double this in the future as I'd like a little more spice and salty flavor. 2) Will put on more sauce in the finishing. Used Sweet Baby Rays Hickory & Brown Sugar (would recommend) on two racks and Famous Dave's Rich & Sassy on one rack (not sweet enough). I'd also like to get more char/burn on the outside of the ribs, will have to experiment.

Also, learned how to post here's my Easter meal!

I like the mustard for the prep, really makes the rub stick and coagulate.


Cut the racks in half for better fit.


Here they are six hours later. These were very meaty ribs and they didn't ever "bend over" but a sample taste several different times indicated that they were fully cooked.


30 minutes of finishing and they were ready to go, along with my Shiner Bock (the best beer brewed in Texas, which may not be saying a lot, but it is good).


Top view...not bad for a rookie!


Ribs, potatoes, and baked beans...doesn't get much better than this! Is the pink around the edge of the meat what the pros call the "smoke ring?"


I'll sleep well tonight. Thanks for all the helpful advice from this forum. Appreciate it! SchmeeTex.


  • roosterrooster Posts: 252
    looking good!!!
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Great Cook!CONGRATS!Yep,that's a smoke ring. :)
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Wonderful!! You nailed that cook today!! Pink ring is good! :)
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  • HotwingkingHotwingking Posts: 266
    Great looking first time ribs, and yes that is the smoke ring. Welcome to the "cult". :woohoo:
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    Sure wished my first ribs looked like that....those are amazing. Sweet smoke ring. Really liked the finished plate as well. :)
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Shaking my head!

  • rsmdalersmdale Posts: 2,472
    Schmee that is a tasty lookin rib cook!! ther are so many ways to spice and sauce that you can keep trying until you are happy.Hope you had a great Easter.


  • Judy's EggJudy's Egg Posts: 104
    Great looking ribs.
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    VERY GOOD JOB!! look out CWM the rookies are coming up through the ranks!! if you like sweet and spicy you might want to try Carnivore BBQ sauce. We just love it and it is great on the ribs. just enough tang and kick but a little sweet.
  • schmeetexschmeetex Posts: 69
    I hope that means you're shaking your head in approval Kemo Sabe! By saying "it was easy" I meant your directions were easy to follow.

    The toughest part (and resulted in an argument between my wife and I) was setting up a Photobucket account and learning how to download photos!

  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    I am shaking my head,that Rebbeca can't cook ribs. She is so wildly talented.
    Glad they turned out well.
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Those look great. I was shaking my head, Rebbeca has the rib hotline number.

  • :woohoo: Love the Aggie "testing" method
    a sample taste several different times

    Super job, schmeetex B)

    Desert "Born in Bryan, TX" Oasis Woman
  • Nice Wibbies - I also like JH Pecan and SBR.

    If you like sweet and spicy, add some heat to SBR and cut it 50/50 with honey.
  • Those look way awesome for your first try. Get your ticket to the Texas eggfest and go and meet some awesome fellow eggers from this forum - it's in a few weeks.

    I hope your camera date is wrong, cause I thought today was the 4th all day, at least thats what the puter tells me.

    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
    3 Large, 2 Smalls, 1 well-used Mini
  • schmeetexschmeetex Posts: 69
    Camera date was a day ahead. Didn't notice it until I started posting pictures. Will have to get that changed.

    Thanks for the advice on the Texas Eggfest...we'll try to make it.

  • op2kop2k Posts: 62
    Way to go! Egg-cellent looking ribs. And your right, Shiner Bock is not only the best beer brewed in Texas, its on my top five all time drinking favorites.
  • Nice cook

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