Question about keeping ribs warm.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ptjd, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. ptjd

    ptjd Smoke Blower

    Not sure this is the correct forum, I have just finished a rack of ribs with some chicken and a fattie. I use an electric smoker with digital temp adjustment, we are not planning to eat for another 2 hours or so, can I just lower the temp in the smoker to around 140 -150 to keep the food warm or will it dry out. If so how do you all keep the meats warm?
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Foil 'em, and wrap in a big towel, place in a cooler. You can preheat the cooler by pouring in some HOT water and let it sit a few.

    On edit... you can then place in a 250 oven IN THE FOIL if they ain't hot enuff 15 min before serving
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    RichTee has it going on. Foil is good for heat retention.
  4. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Last time I did up some racks I had quite a few hours to go until we ate. I also had to tranport them. I let them rest in a cooler exactly how was explained above, then cut them and placed them in the fridge when the temp came down. When we got to our destination, I placed them in a foil pan and threw them on the grill on a low-medium heat. We were having bbq sauce with the ribs, so I placed some sauce over the ribs and they came out just a juicy as eating them right away. Don't know if this is the correct way to do it or not, but it worked for me.
  5. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What Richtee said!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!



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