First rib

Discussion in 'Pork' started by cromag, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    I've gotten good at butts and briskets so I went right after ribs. They were juicy and tasty but they were bite off the bone and not too much fall off the bone. I did the 3-2-1 method and I guess I need to ask how to get them to melt off the bone?


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  2. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    Man those look perfect!! Do you really want them to fall off the bone? If so maybe just cook another hour in the foil would be my guess, though im not a foiler so maybe someone else could answer that better.
  3. bignick

    bignick Meat Mopper

    I'm with him above, those look really good.  I can see just a bit of the bone in the last pic, and it looks clean.  If you want them to just fall apart when you pick them up, increase your foiling time and be sure and put plenty of liquid with it.

    I am interested to know if you added anything to the meat after the rub and brown sugar.  Did anything go on during the cook?  The outer appearance is great.
  4. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice work!  Longer cook time (in foil) with moisture (apple juice works well) = Fall of the bone.  [​IMG]
  5. they look tasty, are you sure they were your first ribs? my first ones didnt look that good. I foiled mine and sprayed them down good with a mixture of 1/3 water 1/3 cider vinegar 1/3 apple juice. they fell off the bone.
  6. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    After each hour on for the first three hours I mopped with a mixture of maple syrup, brown sugar, apple juice, apply vinegar, butter, honey and bbq sauce. When I foiled I added just apple juice and when I unfoiled them for the last hour I poured bbq sauce on them three time during that hour and sprayed them down with apple juice in a sprayer.

    Thank you celtic

  7. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    And those chickens 2 had rub and 2 didn't so people could choose which flavor they wanted thats why 2 looks a bit undercooked [​IMG]
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    It all looks awesome [​IMG]
  9. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    thank you pineywoods
  10. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    My wife like fall off the bone, so I do 3 -2.5-,5  works every time.  Yours look very good though
  11. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    would cooking 4 more hours after foil start to dry them out?
  12. the foil seems to act liek a steam pouch if it's sealed up good. i'm not sure it would dry them out but i dont' think you would need to foil them that long. after 2 mine wouldnt stay on the bone enough to put back on the smoker to firm back up. I tried to grab them and they just came apart.
  13. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    From where I'm sitting those ribs are Great.  I am also one of those that like some tug from ribs rather than fall off the bone.
  14. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    I just had some leftover ribs for breakfast and I foiled them back up added more apple juice and put them in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes and not only do they still taste great but they were now falling off the bone.. Thanks everyone for the advice and compliment  s
  15. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    As RdKnB suggested....extend your foil time.  The ribs do look great though!  I'm surprised you didn't have meat off the bone when you foiled for 2 hours.  My first try I only went 1 1/2 hours because I read many post here about them basically fallen off the bone at 2.  I've since dropped my foil time back to about 1 1/4 hour in the foil because I like a little tug when biting into a succulent smoked rib!  But like anything to do with smoking, it comes down to personal preference so just experiment a little to find that sweet spot you like.
  16. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    I think his times are 3 hours  smoke   2and1/2 hours foil  and 1/2 hour back on the grate unwrapped. Think the last number was suppossed to be .5 hrs. I was wondering about 5 hrs back on the smoker myself
  17. gregc

    gregc Fire Starter

    Man, I'm jealous. Those look tasty. My last two racks have been "edible" but don't look good.

    I would not change a thing.
  18. wngsprnt50

    wngsprnt50 Smoke Blower

    They look great!  [​IMG]
  19. Kudos on the awesome ribs!!! I find it a bit amusing that you managed to get your ribs to where i like them on your first try and my first swing at ribs were exactly what you're looking for... Life is funny like that, I guess... Keep on keepin' on, Cromag!!! Good show!!! 
  20. cromag

    cromag Smoking Fanatic

    I'm being trueful with everyone.. This was my 3rd time smoking ever. thank you all

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