Can I do the 3 tonight, and do the 2-1 tomorrow?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by lspilot82, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Hey guys I am doing 3 racks of St. Louis's tomorrow for our family get together and due to some time constraints and laziness on my part, (I don't wanna get up at 6am to put the ribs on)I was wondering if i could go ahead and do the 3 hours now on the smoker, wrap them up tonight with the juice, and do the 2-1 in the morning to finish them. I don't see what it would hurt, might even make them better. Has anyone done anything like that before? Thanks guys
     
  2. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Im not an expert on meat bacteria growth but i would assume that since after the first 3 hours they are "done", then you'll probably be ok with reheating and finishing off in the morning. 

    the devil on my shoulder says to tell you that us smokers sometimes have to sacrifice to make people happy...so get up at 6am and just get 'em done! :)

    good luck and let us know how it goes either way you do it
     
  3. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    My Opinion would be... NO... reason being... after the 3 hrs you will put in fridge.. now the temp of the ribs are down in the 30's when you want to put em back on... It will take most of the 2 hrs just to get them back up to cooking temp... so therefor they will not get the full 2 hrs of steaming in the foil... I think your just gonna have to get up at 6 and do them from start to finish... JMO
     
  4. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead


    Agreed...from a health perspective your probably ok...but interrupting your cooking process this way will most likely result in less tasty ribs.
     
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I , as many, have done the 3-2 then reheat the next day for the last 1 hr with or without the sauce on a grill (if possible) and it works great.

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  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

       X2    This is Safe and the best way to go....JJ
     
  7. Well guys thanks for all the info. You guys talked me into getting up early and doing it the right way...thanks guys for all the help and advice.
     
  8. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It sucks getting up early but the reward will be great.

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  9. Well guys thanks for all the info. You guys talked me into getting up early and doing it the right way...thanks guys for all the help and advice.
     
  10. Well guys thanks for all the info. You guys talked me into getting up early and doing it the right way...thanks guys for all the help and advice.
     
  11. Well guys thanks for all the info. You guys talked me into getting up early and doing it the right way...thanks guys for all the help and advice.
     
  12. Well guys thanks for all the info. You guys talked me into getting up early and doing it the right way...thanks guys for all the help and advice.
     
  13. Can someone please delete all those extra post from me...I have no clue how that happened
     
  14. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     Brian................. [​IMG]
     
  15. tt ace

    tt ace Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I would definitely do them in the morning.  It is well worth the effort and getting up early (if you have to).  However, it depends on when you want to serve them, you can put them on, set the timer, if you are in the area when it goes off foil them, reset the timer, and then finish them off.  It only takes a few minutes between to go to the next stage and is well worth it.  If you are going to be away from your home or smoker for that entire period would you have a problem. I gather they are not turkey ribs!  [​IMG].  Have a great Thanksgiving!!!
     
  16. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Lspilot, you'll enjoy the taste of a freshly finished Rib, after sitting and the need to re-heat comes , the Rib starts to lose it's appeal.  Not that they are trash, just not AS good.[​IMG]
     
  17. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    When you know the right way to do it, then do it.  It is worth the compliments.
     
  18. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Don't forget the camera!
     
  19. Now my next dilemma is to whether or not to foil my ribs or just let them ride in the smoker. I like the both ways but lean towards no foil. I'm a little worried about what my family likes though. Most of them dont know what a true rib is and like the falling off the bone ribs from places like Chili's. So what should I do? Let em ride out, just spritzing, or do some sort of the 321 method?
     
  20. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    Again that's up to you.  When it's just the wife and I, no foil.  We like the pull.

    The masses seem to think "fall off the bone" means a perfect rib.

    If I were cooking for a lot of people, I would do most 321, and leave some unfoiled for me. [​IMG]
     

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