I had a Bradley electric smoker for 4 years. Seemed like the 3-2-1 method was the way to go. Over a year ago I decided to trade up to the GOSM. Needed something with more room and better heating source. It seems when I do 3-2-1, I cant even get the ribs out of the foil without them just falling apart on me. So, I went with more of a 3.5-1.5-1 approach the last 2 times and they still fall apart after coming out of the foil. I might try 4-1-1 next time. Also, I do add a splash of apple juice in the foil. Maybe I should try eliminating that?
But, I wanted to know if anyone doesn't even foil their ribs at all and what their experiences have been. Do I then need to mop or spray to keep them moist if I'm not foiling?
Here's a pic of one of the racks that stayed together for me yesterday.
The taste is great, love my rub, my sauce and the amount of smoke. I just like my ribs to fight a little with me and not just submit so much. Of course the Mrs. likes them falling apart. So, I always tell her then you can cook them! I call chef's choice!