Originally Posted by Hoyamannn
I have a question for all here, and a big thanks in advance for the great advice.
I have 3 racks of spareribs to put in my smoker tomorrow. I plan to coat them tonight with some mustard and then rub on some of the rub I have that I've used on some pork butts in the past. Now a few questions I have:
- Do you suggest putting them in bone down? Does it matter?
- I plan on doing them 3-2-1 and getting my internal temp as close to 225 as possible. Do you recommend spraying them with a mop at all during the 1st 3 hours?
- When I put them in the foil, how much spritz should I put in with the ribs?
Again, thanks everyone for your help. This site has made friends and family think I have some real talents when it comes to preparing meat!
Sounds like a good plan:
3-2-1---------225˚ to 230˚------------bone sides down.
If you're going to mop or spritz, I would not do it within the first 1 1/2 hours, or you wreck your chances for a good bark. I would not spritz or mop at all during those 1st 3 hours.
If you put water in your pan, you would be doing as much for moistness as spritzing, without having to open your door (losing heat).
When I foil ribs, I only put an ounce or two of "spritz" in the package.
Don't forget the Qview,
PS: These are only my suggestions. Some people who have been smoking longer than I have think I am telling people you have to do it my way, because I give step by step directions. My step by steps describe how I did something, and are meant to make it easier for others to follow. Just because someone may disagree with the way I do things, doesn't make my way "wrong".