I bought a new smoker, the Smokin -It #3. I smoked some baby backs a couple of weeks ago. I used Hickory wood blocks, its what came with the smoker. The guy who owns Smokin-it recommended a temp of 220 for 4 hours. At 4 hours they were no where near done. Waited another hour, still not done. After 6.5 hours I said screw we need to eat and put them on the grill.
Ribs, where a little dry, the meat never started to pull off the bone. Once i put them on the grill the meat started to pull off the bone, I then slapped on the BBQ sauce and they were good. Not great.
The old smoker i used was the Brinkman electric smoker. The pan in the bottom was pretty big, i would fill that up with beer and water. It was the tube style smoker.
My new smoker, has a different set up. Its a box, and no pan at the bottom for water and beer.. I bought a metal box to put in the smoker to get some water and beer in there but its no where near the amount i used to be able to put in my old smoker.
I will be doing 8 or 9 slabs of Baby back Ribs this weekend.
WHAT TEMP should I set it at?????
Not going to use hickory again. Going to the store to see what they got. Either Pecan or Apple. I used to use chips, the last smoke i used the blocks. These were recommended.
I know its going to take some trial and error using a new smoker but What is the best temp to smoke baby back ribs at and how long.
My old smoker it was turn it on, 6 hours later my riibs were perfect!