Today is my first attempt at ribs on my MES 30". I've done several butts and never had a problem with recovery time, but today I really loaded it down with 4 slabs of spares, attempting to do the 3-2-1 method, and it's struggling to get back up to correct temp.
I started with the smoker rolling at 275, but once I added the water and ribs, it dropped all the way down to 105 or so. Right now (an hour into the smoke), it's only gotten back to 170 (but have been getting plenty of TBS). The temp is rising steadily, but slowly.
My question is...should I extend the cooking time for the first "3" hour segment? If so, by how much? Say, start the timer once it reaches 200, etc?
Any advice is appreciated. I keep meaning to take before-after pictures for a q-view, but keep forgetting. I definitely skipped the "before" today, but will try to remember some "after" photos....