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Timing Dilemma

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

Ok, so I was just informed that I am cooking for two parties Saturday, not one.

One group will be here at 1:00 and the other at 6:00 and both want ribs. (That's what I get for facebooking my past endeavors)


So here's the question, is there a way I can do a partial smoke for the second group so I'm not tending the smoker through the first party?


I'm thinking do the 3 part of a 3-2-1 method and then foil and cooler them, it would be a few hours before I start them back up again.

I'm using a weber kettle so I will not have room to do them all at once.

Open to any and all suggestions.


These will be standard pork spares.

post #2 of 4

As long as the ribs are above 140 IT when you foil them, and as long as they stay above 140 while resting in the cooler it would be OK. Instead of the cooler you may want to put them in a 175 degree oven with some liquid in the foil. They will continue to cook but at a much slower rate. As long as there is liquid in there they will not dry out. Good luck & let us know how it turns out.

post #3 of 4

Since it is hard to read an internal temp on ribs (too easy to hit a bone) I would even go 3-2. At this point you have the ribs in foil and there will be little left to do when needed.

post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 

Ok, thanks for the input guys, I will Q-vue when all is said and done. :)

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