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Internal Temp for Baby Backs

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

I've been searching and can't find what the internal temperature should be for baby backs.

I'm using a MES 40 running at 225°.

I was doing a 3-2-1 method and then realized I should be doing a 2-2-1 method instead. I just pulled them after 3 hours and wrapped them and I have an IT of 152°



post #2 of 4

There is so much bone and so little meat on ribs that it is nearly impossible to get an accurate therm reading.


Many use the bend test.  Pick up the rack at one end with tongs.  If they readily bend to about 90 degrees, you are good to go. 


Good luck and good smoking.

post #3 of 4

Ribs are the only thing we smoke that we go by time instead of temp. It is very hard to get an accurate temp. reading between the bones.

Some of the BB's we have been getting lately have been very meaty, so we have been doing 3-1.5-.5. For the last 1/2 hour out of the foil I crank the smoker temp up to around 300. Or put them on a grill so they get a nice crust on them. Since you have already done the 3, give this a try & see what you think.

post #4 of 4
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Thanks for the quick responses guys. I'll give your responses a try!

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