Grilling ribs?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by finsfree, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. finsfree

    finsfree Smoke Blower

    I'll be grilling ribs today (not smoking) in direct heat...well, the charcoal & meat will be in the same chamber. I have an offset smoker.

    I want to get the meat as tender as possible using direct heat. Is there a method like 3-2-1 I should use? Could you foil ribs when direct grilling? I call it "straight" grilling. If so, how long?
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2013
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pile your charcoal to one side and put the ribs as far as possible to the other side. Don't use a rub with much suger, or add sugar or honey to the foil - high temps will burn any sugars really fast. Foil with some beer, or a small amount of apple juice, also rotate which ribs are closest to the heat every 30 min. or so to avoid the chance of burning.

    After they are cooked give the ribs some extra time to rest and recover from the high heat cooking - like resting a grilled steak.

    Good luck!
  3. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Do you know what temp your chamber will be? I would think that would tell you if 3-2-1 would work....I think the usual temp for that is 225-250...
    If its a lot hotter you might still be able to foil for a while....just maybe change the interval.:grilling_smilie:
  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    My question is if you have an offset smoker why attempt to grill something that needs low and slow with indirect type of heat?
  5. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Do you believe it'll be easier to manage your fire better avoiding your fire box? If so look up the minion method to manage your fire better and use your smoker as it was designed.
  6. finsfree

    finsfree Smoke Blower

    The reason I'm just grilling in direct heat is because of time. I smoke ribs all the time. I just don't have the time today and also wanted to try something new.
  7. finsfree

    finsfree Smoke Blower

    10min into it. This is just the flaps that came off some spare ribs (junk meat). Good for experimenting ;-) wanting to try something different.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2013

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