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post #1 of 10
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So I tried my hand at some 3-2-1 BB ribs today, but modified a bit.

Rubbed a single rack with my own mix. It's your standard rib rub with an extra punch of brown sugar and cayenne.

I loaded up about 3/4 of the ring on my WSM and dumped 20 lit coals on top. Kingsford.

Heres where I went astray. I read a post by Henry Soo ( I believe his name is Henry) and he stated he likes smoking his ribs at around 275. So that's what I did.

I also didn't follow the 3-2-1 time limits exactly either. But they were delicious!

Here we go. Threw them on around 2:30pm.

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Was getting some good smoke from 2 chunks of cherry wood I picked up at home depot. I basted with pineapple juice a few times, just cause I had an open bottle.

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At around 5, into the foil. Here they are right before I foiled them.

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After about an hour, I pulled them off the smoker and let them sit on the counter while I cooked up some korean short ribs, lamb chops and corn.

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It was a bit of a mixed plate, this evening, but we are set for the week.

Sorry for the bad pic, but the ribs were a hit. They were extremely tender and flavorful. Fall off the bone, but I could still cut them with a sharp knife - a duller knife would have pulled the meat off the bone.

My first time foiling. I'll never go back to no foil :)

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Here are the Korean kalbi... Just in case you were wondering!

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Not sure if you noticed all the thermometers. Anyone else notice that no two thermometers ever read the same temp. I have been relying on my ET-732... Can I rest easy that it is accurate?
post #2 of 10
Nice smoke there! Welcome to the SMF family! Keep up the great work, and Thais for the Q-view!
post #3 of 10

Great looking ribs!   thumb1.gif

post #4 of 10

Great Q-View!!!

 

  Thanks for the pictures of the delicious meal!!

 

  Craig

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks all. Suggestions or opinions on smoking temps, times are welcomed!
post #6 of 10

Looks great bet that was tasty.. Nice job

post #7 of 10

Next time modify it down to 2-2-1, which is more appropriate for Baby Backs. 3-2-1 is for spares.

Good job.

post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks Flash.

My concern with more than an hour in foil is that the ribs will get too tender. I like fall off the bone, but also want some bite.

Do you find that 2 hours in foil makes them too tender?
post #9 of 10

The only way to be sure is to smoke again!! As for the Maverick, try the boil test & you'll find out how well you can trust it.

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Originally Posted by whodatatdado View Post

Thanks Flash.

My concern with more than an hour in foil is that the ribs will get too tender. I like fall off the bone, but also want some bite.

Do you find that 2 hours in foil makes them too tender?

 

 It can be, depending on YOUR taste. As with 3-2-1 or 2-2-1, you have to adjust to the bite you like. I adjust my spares to maybe 3 1/2- 1 1/2- 1 to allow for more bite. For your BB's, give 2 1/2 - 1 1/2- 1 a try. Remember this is not Rocket Science and set in stone, but a guide to work by and adjust to your taste. If not enough bite, rework the numbers some more.
 

 

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