No foil ribs....

Discussion in 'Pork' started by inkjunkie, May 8, 2015.

  1. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Hoping to do some spares on the Egg tomorrow. Trimmed and hit them with my doctored version of Jeffs rub. Few racks we have done were 3-2-1 at 225*. Ends up being more like 3-2-.5....anyhow, wondering if not foiling cages the time much?
     
  2. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    It all depends...running at 225 I have had some take up to 7 hours with no foiling.  I am in quite the conundrum myself this weekend.  Thawed out three racks of st louis and every one of them is a different size.  hahah I think I might have one done at 5 hours, 6 hours, and 7 hours.
     
  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Since the egg can do it, why not try 275°? Should be around 4 hours. Try Disco's trick of taking them to 180° then resting them til they cool to 150°.
    Not foiling changes the timing a good bit and also makes for firmer meat. If you're a fan of "fall off the bone" ribs, you may wanna keep on foiling. I like my ribs to be the texture of perfectly cooked pork loin. Did a fair bit of experimentation and settled on 275°, smoke til I got the color I like, foil for 30-40 minutes until they pass the bend test, then back in unfoiled for 15-20 minutes just to dry the surface and set the glaze or sauce if I'm using it. It stil isn't as consistent as I'd like, which is why I like Disco's idea of target temps.
     
  4. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Gave the ribs a real healthy dose of rub and put them in the Egg on one of Todds Q-mats. Those mats are one of the best things I have ever purchased. Set the DigiGuru at 225*. Much to my surprise at the 5 hour mark they were probe tender and cracked when I lifted them from the end. Very juicy. Had just the slightest bit of pull to get the meat off the bone. No more foiling ribs for me.
     
  5. No foil will make some good ribs. Not much change in the time.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  6. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Woo HOO!  Another convert!

    I'm a no foil, 250F for 6 hours guy now.  We just had SLCs two weeks ago but my wife wanted them again for Mother's Day. 
     
  7. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

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  8. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    No pictures. For some reason site will not allow me to imbed pictures from my phone. To much like work to use my camera. Perhaps someone may have some advice on how to correct my phone troubles?
     
  9. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    You can try tapatalk. I used to use it when I had an android phone and it worked great. Not so much with my new windows phone. I just email them to myself from my phone and it's easy then upload from machine. Only takes a minute or two.
     
  10. zalbar

    zalbar Fire Starter

    When I was new I did the 3-2-1 religiously. One time I didn't have foil and just let it rip for 6 hours. Best ribs I've ever eaten and haven't foiled since.
     
  11. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Tapatalk....entered this site in the search, can't find it
     
  12. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    scuze me, google taptalk on your phone to get the app Doug.😊
     
  13. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    It works with most forums on Android and IOS phones. Kind of neat unless you happen to have a friggen windows phone 📞
     
  14. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I guess that would be the Google play store or whatever
     
  15. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    You may have misunderstood me....I had Tapatalk installed....entered the name of this site in the search box, didn't find this site....should have been more specific, sorry about that...
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2015
  16. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    You have to enter the exact name: smokingmeatforums.com
     
  17. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Tried that....still no luck....
     
  18. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Found it this time...
     
  19. Inkjunkie,

    Thanks for this thread.  I have always foiled my ribs, but I've wanted to get away from that.  I'm going to try it this weekend.
     

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