My first smoke

Discussion in 'Pork' started by chickenskinmusic, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Smoked my first rack of Baby Backs on my BRAND NEW SMOKER, GLOAT, GLOAT, and they were so very tender. I used the 2-2-1 method and my temp's ran 210-240 degrees. I have read numerous article about how the meat shrinks up as it cooks, exposing the end of the rib bones up to 1/2 inch. My didn't shrink no where near that, can someone provide me with some advice on what I may have done wrong? Dam, were they ever good, the most tender ones I have ever ate. [​IMG]
     
  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Turn your heat up 20º to 25º; I had the same experience my first 8 to 10 racks of ribs. All tasted great, bu tthe texture was not there until the rib meat started pullling. I turned up the heat and got what I was looking for.
     
  3. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Some don't pull back as much but they should pull some. I've had ribs that the bones fell out of that never did pull back much.
     
  4. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    if they were your best ones & ya were satisfied-don't fix what ain't broken...stick w/ what works for you.


    #! rule of bbq is- there ain't no rule....it's a matter of taste.and on that note post Qview next time if ya can.
     
  5. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    p.s.- pop over to roll call for a proper introduction & tell us more about yourself. i'm in kentucky too btw- glasgow area.
     
  6. redbrinkman1955

    redbrinkman1955 Smoking Fanatic

    Glad you found us this is a great forum just ask questions if you have them also post Pics
    Good Luck and Good smoking
    Rebrinkman1955[​IMG]
     
  7. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    I've had the same experience as Mossy, if you want more pull back go to 250 degrees.
     
  8. jaynik

    jaynik Smoking Fanatic

    I'm with gypsy. Sounds like you did good!
     
  9. ba_loko

    ba_loko Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Also, the majority of the pull back will occur during the foiling stage. Did you do that?
     
  10. Also, the majority of the pull back will occur during the foiling stage. Did you do that?

    Yes, I went thru the foiling process, will up the heat somewhat on the next rack. Do spare ribs smoke up as good as baby backs?
     
  11. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Spares are usually meatier and will take longer to do that BB ribs. They are the main rib I smoke, mainly due to the cost of BB's. You will probably notice more of a pull back on the spares too. Don't be afraid to try Beef ribs also [​IMG]
     
  12. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Congrats on getting that first smoke out of the way! Now you are hooked for live!
     
  13. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Better IMO.
     

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