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Second Ribs

We decided to try St. Louis Ribs again and to also try some Beef Back Ribs since we’d never had them before.

First we removed the silver skin on the bottom of the ribs by using a case knife to pry it up and then grabbing it with paper towels and ripping it off.

We then wiped down the inside of the Big Easy Electric Smoker Roaster (BEESR) with olive oil.

We put salt and pepper on both sides of the ribs.  We put the rib hangers through the ribs and hung them in the basket with the bone towards the outside of the basket.

Put some pecan wood chips in the smoker box then turned on the BEESR and ran it on 15 for 15 mins or soe til it started smoking.

Put basket in BEESR.

Run on 15 for 30 mins.

Pull out, wrap in Heavy Duty tin foil, 2 layers. Put upright in basket on shelf 2 levels up from bottom.

Run at 15 for another 45 mins.

Remove them from foil, re-hang them, put some Famous Daves BBQ sauce on them, then put the basket back in the BEESR for 10 mins.

Pulled them out and cut them apart with a knife.  The beef ones were pretty decent and had more meat on them than we expected but we still liked the St. Louis ones much better.  Plus the St. Louis ones were cheaper.  Definitely going to stick to the St. Louis ones instead of the beef ones.


St. Louis Ribs in the BEESR

We decided to try some St. Louis Ribs in the Big Easy Electric Smoker and Roaster.   First thing was to buy some St. Louis Ribs from the local grocery store.

Once they thawed out in the fridge, we removed the packaging and the silver skin on the back of the ribs.  The silver skin is exactly that, the small layer of skin that looks silver on the back of the ribs.  To remove the silver skin, get a flat not sharp knife and work your way underneath it.  Then pull at it until you get it all removed.  You don’t want to eat it and it doesn’t help, it just gets in the way.

We decided to start simple.  We cut them in half so they would fit in the BEESR using a knife.  Then we put kosher salt (sold at the grocery store, tastes a bit better in our opinion), pepper, and olive oil (comes in a bottle in the grocery store and just says Olive Oil) on both sides of them.

We went outside and rubbed down the inside of the BEESR with vegetable oil using a washcloth, put in some pecan wood chips from the grocery store, and set it on 15 to get it smoking.

Next we used a knife to poke a hole in the middle of one side of the ribs, just below one of the ribs so the rib hanger that came with the accessory kit would fit through.  Then we hung  the ribs on the basket.

Hung Ribs

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