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Baby Back Ribs Revisited (picture heavy)

Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
edited 8:01AM in EggHead Forum
I thought I would try baby back ribs for the second time. I was optimistic that I had learned enough from my first try. ;)

Yesterday I had cleaned the egg and loaded it with RO and a fist full of Jack Daniels oak chips mixed in. I set the egg up with plate setter, drip pan, grate and rib rack. I used foil to shield between the legs on the plate setter.

I guess I have a bad probe o my DigiQ so this was my first Low & Slow with out it. I didn't have any trouble getting the egg to stabilize.

I brushed the ribs with yellow mustard and used a homemade rub.

I misted them at 1 hour with equal parts frozen apple juice concentrate, apple cider vinegar and water. I used the frozen apple juice concentrate so I could refreeze what I had left over. It also boosted the sweet apple flavor I was spraying on.

Again at 2 hours . . .

. . . and again at 3 hours. My temperature had decided to go up . . .

. . . but all was fine.

After another 30 to 40 minutes I decided it was a good time to check them for doneness.

They were looking good so I pulled them so I could get ready to sauce them.

I reconfigured to a raised grid, direct and opened the vents till the egg was almost up to 400º, the afternoon rains were getting ready to rain on my parade in a big way so I was in a bit of a hurry. I used Sonny's Sweet sauce.

I had to sample, this was the first rib off the end of the longest rack and was probably just a little bit dry. It made up for it in flavor! These are almost like candy. They aren't fall off the bone tender but bite off the bone leaving a spotlessly clean white bone and may be the best ribs I have ever had! :cheer:




  • Eggerman1Eggerman1 Posts: 155
    Great looking crust!
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Blair, another great cook could eat those all the time
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Nice job Blair!! Great smoke ring!! You feeding an army or the neighborhood? :whistle: :laugh: ;)
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    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks Eggerman. My first try at Baby Backs didn't impress me. I'm making up for it this time! :laugh:


  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks Beli, I'm going to enjoy practicing these often. ;)


  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks Molly, I think our weather is going from frequently wet to even wetter so it looked like a good time to have left overs in the house. I was carrying these through the door just as the first drops were coming down. I was glad I got an early start.


  • Lookin good, Blair.
    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
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,675
    They look great Blair, sonny's sauce is my go to when I'm low on carnavore
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks you Faith, these are good. It's raining buckets down here, I think I got them finished just in time.


  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks Pat, Sonny's is a long time favorite of mine. I can't get Carnivore down here and 84 oz. jugs of Sonny's at Sam's is less then $5. I think I just opened my 3rd jug for this year and I cook for myself. :lol:


  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Boy Blair, sure wish I was closer to help take those babies down. They look great!
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,393
    You nailed those ribs Blair! :) I can almost taste them through my screen.

    There's only one down side. With ribs that good, I doubt you'll have any leftovers.
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Thanks Adam, I just had a rack for dinner and they need a bit more practice. I'm still a little heavy on the smoke but they are getting there.


  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    LOL, there was a day when you would have been right Rebecca. Thanks. :)


  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,217
    Morning Blair:

    Great looking ribs...CWM definitely would have approved...won't be long until you can challenge for "RIB KING".

    Have a GREAT day!


    Brandon, FL


  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Morning Jay

    Thanks, LOL, I don't think I will be challenging for Rib King any time soon. I'm more interested in making the best ribs I can for me, they are a lot of work and aren't cheep either. A great steak is so simple. :lol:


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