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Smoke #3: QView - Baby Backs

post #1 of 4
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Well, it's on to my third smoke. So far I started with chicken leg quarters, did a butt last week, and now smoke #3 is some baby backs.

 

Here they are as I put them back on for the "1" part of the 2-2-1 technique I read about.

 

 

Now I have one question. Is it possible they are done after only another 20 minutes or so on the smoker? You can see the meat is already pulling back, and one "broke" when I lifted it with the tongs. 

post #2 of 4

They were done after the first 2. the rest is for tenderness. They will firm up in the last hour.

Nice job!

Happy smoken.

David

post #3 of 4

I just did my first attempt at baby backs a couple of weeks ago, and I plan to do some more on the 4th. They cooked quicker than I thought they would...kind of like what you are seeing. I think I might cut the times a little shorter, so I can have a little more time with the sauce on them.

 

Last week, I cooked a couple of 4# pork butts, and they took much longer than I expected. Go figure!

 

What was your pit temp?

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Thread Starter 
That's goods to hear. My timing was off in getting them on, so I had to run. So they went 2-2-1/2, wrapped them in foil and left. Now I have to wait to try them till I get back home.
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