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is there a way to save these ribs

post #1 of 9
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I smoked ribs yesterday for the second time and it was a disaster. The first time they came out great. I guess it was beginners luck.  I put these (3 slabs of baby backs on at 5 and they weren't done by 11. So I took them off and called it a night. They seem like they may need another hour or so. Is there a way to save them? I was thinking of putting them in the oven with foil, but really want to finish them on the grill.

 

Thank you.

post #2 of 9
In the oven with foil is fine. Won't hurt them a bit. I'm assuming you took them off last night and put them in the fridge, right?
post #3 of 9
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yes. I did.

 

Thank you.

post #4 of 9
My pork ribs take 8 hours minimum for a tender rib.... at 235 ish....
post #5 of 9

Baby Back should have needed no more than 5 hours and you did 6. What exactly did you feel was wrong with them. Did you wrap or not wrap?

post #6 of 9
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Thank you for the replies. I was trying to think of what was different this time than the last time. Now I see why my friend who is a smoke nut, keeps a record and log of what he did. The diffences this time were...

 


  • smoked three racks of babies instead of 2
  • placed the water pan in the bottom part of the grill, not over the coals.
  • didn't let the ribs sit out at room temp before hand.
  • got different charcoal. the first time I had match light, this time I used kingsford competition brickettes.
  • I wrapped in foil for 45mins, last time was hour.

 

I noticed this charcoal lost temp faster than the other. It was probably my setup.

post #7 of 9

Loinblaze,,Hello. I'm so sorry your Ribs were not like you wanted :icon_cry:.

 

Just practice my "Matra"   ,   Patience . . . and Diligence  :

   Average Smoker Temp.= 225*F  , I left the lid shut for 5hr. ,looked for this     :

   They are Spares , and IMHO are better and surely cheaper than B.B's .  It all takes practice , often , and easier than you think...:yahoo:

 

Have fun and . . .

post #8 of 9

>>placed the water pan in the bottom part of the grill, not over the coals.<<

 

May be the issue. I know with verticals, the water pan is between the heat source and meat. I would suggest trying it this way next time and record your results.

post #9 of 9
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Old school, thank you. Those ribs look amazing! drool.gif

Flash, I think you might be right, I never had to refill the water pan, the first time I made ribs I had to refill the water pan a few times.
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