Rib Question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bryce, May 17, 2015.

  1. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    I've always been a foil guy but if you can achieve the same tenderness without foiling - why foil? What would the benefit be?

    I'd sure like to eliminate the foil part if i knew i could achieve the desired tenderness without it.

    Bryce
     
  2. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think most people foil ribs to get or almost get fall of the bone tender.

    No foil will have more pull to it.

    I dont foil cause I like bark and more pull to my ribs.
     
  3. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    That makes sense. So you can't get fall of the bone tenderness without wrapping? Im not a fall of the bone guy so no worries there for me. I do like them on the more tender side than not.

    Thanks Farmer.
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have had them very close to fall off the bone without wrapping.

    Give it a shot.
     
  5. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    I have a slab of spare ribs that need to be defrosted. Pretty sure I'll be going no foil on this smoke. Looking forward to trying it.


    Smoke the whole time or just 3 hours of smoke, then stop?
     
  6. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I smoke the whole time at 275.
     
  7. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Great thanks.
     
  8. bigd3077

    bigd3077 Meat Mopper

    My first ribs i planned 3-2-1 but the wife dragged me to the mall, and didn't foil. To my surprise pleasure, the ribs were perfect. Juicy, tender, and pull off the bone clean. I enjoyed every bite....
     
  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    So many ways to do anything on a Smoker . Everyone has a 'great' way .

    Farmer was right about the Naked Ribs . So here is MY temp. , time and Q-view f my results

    On average , my Ribs take 5hrs. to finish at a temp. o 225*F . I keep my Smoker closed the entire time and maintain good light blue smoke . White

    smoke will darken the Bark and IMHO gives a burnt flavor ( or more Bark than I like) .

    Once you set up your environment in the Smoker , leave it be and let the magic happen , they will still be there when you look at the finished Ribs .(unless

    you live in a very ruff neighborhood . [​IMG]



    Have fun and . . .
     
  10. bryce

    bryce Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks OldSchool. Funny and informative post!

    I'm foiless next rib smoke. The picture you posted of the bent rib looks to be just about the exact tenderness I like in a rib.

    Bryce
     

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