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3rd Smoke completed

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I smoked a slab of ribs today (8/4/11) SORRY NO Q-View icon_redface.gif  didn’t think about it until all was eaten.  If I didn’t know better I would say they were Dino bones, but the package said other wise. They turned out good but not as good as the first ones; they were moist, with good flavor and nice smoke although they were some what tuff. They took about 2 hrs 45 min for a 4.4LB slab at about 230 to 240 degrees. All in all a good smoking experience and a lesson learned (don’t get the BIGGEST package in the store). I do like SMOOOOKING!  yahoo.gif

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  Have a great day!!



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Your forgiven...........this time. icon14.gif

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5 or 6 hours with careful handling would seem more in the normal range.


Keep at it, you will get there.  Never give up, and never give up on reading threads from the great people on this forum.


You will get there!


Good luck and good smoking.

post #5 of 7

We'll let it slide this time, but we want to see what you do next time!

post #6 of 7

Seriously man, talking about ribs and not sharing pics is just WRONG! biggrin.gif

By the way, 2 hours 45 minutes at those temps seems kinda short even for baby backs. I think the reason they were tough was that they were cooked through, but just barely. The connective tissue needs time to break down into gelatin, which gives you that lip smackin', finger lickin' texture. Try the 3-2-1 next time by the book and see what happens. Then you can adjust that to your own personal tastes.

Good luck and POST PICS NEXT TIME!!!!!


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If you leave them on the smoker longer you will have more tender ribs. Have you given the 3-2-1 method a try at all and see how you like it?

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