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First attempt at Smoking BB Ribs

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Just got a small smoker and will be doing BB Ribs with Apple wood chips tomorrow, I have the rub on and in the fridge.

 

I will be cutting the slabs in half as it is two wide for the smoker.  I have read 225F for 3-3.5 hrs .  any suggestions for a Newbie.icon_rolleyes.gif

post #2 of 12

Aside from being prepared for them to take longer ?   :-)

 

Is your temp gauge accurate ?

Are you going to foil the ribs?

Wet chamber or dry ?

 

Details my friend, we need details.

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

I am not putting them in foil, from the test I did today it was accurate with nothing in it,  dry chamber

post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by tazman View Post

I am not putting them in foil, from the test I did today it was accurate with nothing in it,  dry chamber

 

 

Think it'll probably take more than the 3-3.5 hrs at that temp, so I'd be prepared for that.  Other than that, it gets into personal preference. Things like "shoud you spritz/mop", "should you pull the membrane" or "when you should sauce (if you are going to)."

 

Personally, I spritz with Apple Juice or Cider every hour or so, I pull the membrane and I rarely sauce.  On the rare occurrences where I do sauce, at least some of the ribs, I start about an hour before I think they'll be finished.

 

Something very important is knowing when your ribs are done, as they don't follow a clock the way most would like them to.  The Bend Test is a great guide.

 

Good luck on your smoke!!

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

thank you.

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post #7 of 12

If you are not foiling, I would plan on at least 5-6 hours and just keep them warm at 150*F if done early and waiting for someone to make the Beans and Slaw...JJ

post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by Chef JimmyJ View Post

If you are not foiling, I would plan on at least 5-6 hours and just keep them warm at 150*F if done early and waiting for someone to make the Beans and Slaw...JJ


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I dont foil my ribs either, I like the texture you get in the finished product.  But as Chef Jimmy states, plan on atleast 5.5 hours if you are running them at 225.  I dont look for the first 2 hours, then I spray them the following 2 hours, and sauce the last hr.  Whatever you do, make sure you post some  QView!

post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 

Well I cooked them for 4:45min and probably should have taken them out at about 3:45-4 hrs  they were a little over cooked but not bad.  Not bad for my first time smoking anything.

 

 

 

 

post #10 of 12

They went fast. They look great...JJ

post #11 of 12

Those looked great!  Nicely done...

 

Red

post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 

thanks

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