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post #1 of 19
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Hi, this is AngieMac and I live in New Jersey. I a newbe to smoking and recently purchased a Cook Shack 025. I have only cooked BB ribs a few times. They seem to come out on the dry side. Today I tried the 2-1-1 method but I like them naked and I had to use sauce as they seem a little dry and I wish I could make fall off the bone ribs. Any suggestions.


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post #2 of 19

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I'm a 2-2-1 kinda guy. They never fail You can adjust the last hour to suit your bite. You need to tell us what you did and at what temp. Then we can move you in the right direction. Remember the search bar at the top is your friend. Spend some time reading the nakie ribs post.

Happy smoken.

David

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post #4 of 19

Lots of info here on this site.  Do your homework.  My first two guesses would be that you are using a small rack of BBs or that your temp is running high.  First thing to do with a new smoker is check the thermometer as they are often wrong.
 

post #5 of 19

Welcome to the forums!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

 

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post #6 of 19
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I didn't weigh the bb ribs but they were on medium side. I used Cookshack rib rub on them a few hours before I smoked them and also left them out. I cooked them for two hours at 225, then in foil 1 hour with some apple juice on them. The last hour they were just smoked plain, no sauce. They were served with sauce. I cooked them the entire time on 225. I used 1 piece of applewood and the ribs did have a nice smokey taste just a little on the dry side. I am use to eating them w/o sauce.
post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by AngieMack View Post

I didn't weigh the bb ribs but they were on medium side. I used Cookshack rib rub on them a few hours before I smoked them and also left them out. I cooked them for two hours at 225, then in foil 1 hour with some apple juice on them. The last hour they were just smoked plain, no sauce. They were served with sauce. I cooked them the entire time on 225. I used 1 piece of applewood and the ribs did have a nice smokey taste just a little on the dry side. I am use to eating them w/o sauce.

Ok I know you said you want naked. I'm going to say go back to 2-2-1

Happy smoken.

David

post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
Naked but not dry, any suggestions.
post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by AngieMack View Post

Naked but not dry, any suggestions.

If you will start a new thread in ribs. Everybody will find it easier.

happy smoken.

David

 

Send oldschoolbbq a PM He will be more than happy to help. He is a naked stick burner all the way.

post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by JaxRmrJmr View Post

Lots of info here on this site.  Do your homework.  My first two guesses would be that you are using a small rack of BBs or that your temp is running high.  First thing to do with a new smoker is check the thermometer as they are often wrong.

 
post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks, will take your advise. I would imagine that the temp would be accurate with the Cookshack but will check. I think the bbribs were average size in my part of the country, NJ
post #12 of 19

did you do 2 1 1 or was that a typo, I use 2 2 1, it is the 2 hours foiled that will make them fall off the bone and moist

post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
I must be getting old thought I did 2-1-1 not sure now, this was on Sunday. I have a rack in the freezer and will give it another shot. May have done 2-2-1. Do you use apple juice in the foil.
post #14 of 19
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I must be getting old thought I did 2-1-1 not sure now, this was on Sunday. I have a rack in the freezer and will give it another shot. May have done 2-2-1. Do you use apple juice in the foil.

Folks typically do apple juice but there's no written rule. I've done grape juice, cherry apple and apple....  I'v also done JJ's finishing sauce in the foil ...yes i said finishing sauce. Those were some of the best ribs i've had. 

 

Here's a good recipe for foil...  sprinkle brown sugar, spray parkay, drip some honey and  add some apple juice on the foil then again on the top of the ribs. 

post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
Sounds good, will try it this weekend. Will let you know how they turn out.
post #16 of 19
I have found that the last hour is to long for me... 2-2-.5 (30 minutes) for me... If I go the full hour they are to dry.. and i don't sauce ether... nekkid for me as well...
post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the tip, will try that next time.
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by JckDanls 07 View Post

I have found that the last hour is to long for me... 2-2-.5 (30 minutes) for me... If I go the full hour they are to dry.. and i don't sauce ether... nekkid for me as well...


I don't make the full 1 hour either.  They are dry when I have tried it - unless I am opening the smoker and basting them every ten minutes or so.  Also, I have cut my foil time back to 1.5 to 1.75  hrs as the bones kept falling out.

 

Hope this helps.  Just find what works for you and go with it.

post #19 of 19

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