Sunday, August 1, 2010

Spirit of St. Louis Sunday

This weekend flew by. Another Monday is close at hand. Ugh. Oh well. I did cook something today so here comes another cooking post! Vegetarians should leave now.

Spirit of St. Louis Sunday
So the Big Steel Keg forum is having a BBQ ribs throwdown contest. We will all cook spare ribs, take a couple of pictures, and then votes will be cast on the final product. I can do this post because I am not going to show the final pictures I will submit and the way we have to show them will look nothing like these pics so no one should know which are mine. I do not think I will be even close to winning anyway; these ribs came out excellent but they did not look mall that pretty.

Anyways, I went with St. Louis style spare ribs. I cooked two racks so I could take the best looking set. I did two different spice rubs as well. Everything had to be done outside due to no kitchen of course. Here is the meat before:

All rubbed up with spices:

The last picture I will put up shows the ribs after about 4 hours at 250 degrees. This is before the saucing step but I will leave that picture out. Here they are:

Like I said, not pretty but they were tasty! I brought them up to a friends house and the couple and their kids ate them all up. Good stuff.

Have a good night.


watchtower said...

Hey GYSC, I just got back from moving my mother-in-law (who lives in St Louis!), can't say that I seen any ribs there that looked as good as your's does on the 'Keg' : )


If you have time could you answer this question?

My wife wants to fly to Boston this fall.

The plan is to rent a car and drive from Boston towards Maine while checking out the fall foilage and whatever else might be of interest along the way (corny I know, but this is one of her many childhood dreams).

She wants to go the second week of October, but I told her it might be past it's prime by then.

Any suggestions as to when the peak usually occurs in your neck of the woods?

getyourselfconnected said...

No problem at all! Maine will peak a little before Mass does; depending on the weather and such peak times can move around a bit. Fro memeory the last week os September and the first week of October is best but again it can move around. Loon Mountain (in NH) in about as nice a place to see foliage as you can get. My Mom does this stuff every fall, maybe she could put together a little write up for you two of the more local things? Let me know if you are interested. Here are a couple of sites that may help:

getyourselfconnected said...

Oh yeah,
Watchtower, unless you and the wife want to hang out in Boston to see the city, you could fly up into Manchester NH and already be that much closer to the north.

watchtower said...

Thanks for everything GYSC!

getyourselfconnected said...

No prob, let me know if you want a written up guide from the Mom, she would so love to do it I am sure!

GawainsGhost said...

Those look like some pretty mean ribs, GYC. I got myself a couple of racks of baby backs from the New Braunfels Smokehouse, but they're already cooked. They just need warming up. Delicious though.

My brother will be here Tuesday, which of course is repo day. I love my brother, and I've got an entire freezer full of steaks and smoked meats to welcome him home. But I need to buy a new grill, maybe tomorrow.

By the way, I noticed you left a comment over at my blog, Thanks! It's always good to hear from you.

Anonymous said...



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Lt. G

getyourselfconnected said...

Gawains, yeah I could not help it! Good stuff over there!

Lt G sir,
what was that cryptic message? Are you ok? Scary.

Dave in Denver said...

Dude, those ribs look pretty damn tasty! I'm hungry again and I just ate dinner!

As for $17 silver, you might be one more shot at slightly below $18silver, but I think the bigger risk right now if you want to buy more silver is waiting for a big price pullback that doesn't happen and having to pay over $20...

JPM is covering for a reason and the world will soon find out why...

CT-Hilltopper said...

There's nothing better than grill cooked ribs.


I'm practically drooling now. I hope you're happy. LOL

getyourselfconnected said...

yeah, most dont get the silver situation but I know you do.

if you are drooling I am happy!

au soleil levant said...

I think those ribs look pretty awesome. Sounds like they tasted pretty good too! Good luck with the competition.